Review on The Kings Arms Restaurant

The Kings Arms is a stunning Grade II listed Georgian building in the heart of Christchurch overlooking its Victorian bowling green and historical castle ruins. Dating back to 1801 it was originally built by George Rose of Christchurch, the towns Member of Parliament between 1796 and 1818. The venue has now been sympathetically restored to its former glory with 20 stylish bedrooms and a very popular restaurant overseen by acclaimed chef Alex Aiken, Chef/Patron of The Jetty.

The restaurant is a light and airy affair with Chesterfield banquette seating together with old style classic chairs and windows that open out to take in the views. The kitchen's menu makes the most of impeccably sourced local ingredients, with a special menu where ingredients are obtained from within a 15 mile radius. Friday nights they serve their Fizz 'n' Chips menu, where you can sip Champagne as you enjoy fresh fish landed at Mudeford Quay. From the a la carte menu choose a starter of Kings seafood salad consisting of squid, scallop and fish from the quay, lemon chilli oil, before a main course of rack of sticky pork ribs from the Josper Grill. To finish look for tasty desserts such as iced white chocolate and banana parfait or the Kings chocolate brownie served with vanilla ice cream.

The food is supported by an excellent wine list, well crafted cocktails and between 5 and 7pm each day its Gin O' Clock, when you can enjoy great gin and tasty bar bites while listening to jazz music.

The Kings Arms Restaurant is also featured in: Michelin Guide

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Alex Aitken

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm (10.00pm Fri & Sat, 9.00pm Sun)

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Facilities at The Kings Arms Restaurant

  • Alfresco dining


Accomodation is available, (20 rooms)


The Kings Arms Restaurant
18 Castle Street
BH23 1DT

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