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12 Church Street, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
+44 1202 483454
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good14%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
10:30 - 14:30 Hours
European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
12 Church Street, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
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11 - 20 of 327 reviews

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Several years ago we had a holiday home in the area & this used to be our ‘go to’ favourite restaurant for all special occasions, including celebrating my 40th birthday here with a group of friends. Having recently come back to the area we decided...More

Thank Helen G
Reviewed 7 February 2018

We loved this quirky restaurant which is designed like railway carriages. The food was delicious too.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 24 January 2018

My husband and I visited splinters on a Wednesday evening to celebrate our anniversary in December. The staff was nice enough and the food was cooked fresh, although lacked in taste. The staff however were (mostly) friendly and very accommodating, Agnes was lovely and chatty!...More

3  Thank JessicaTatle88
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Thank you to all staff at Splinters for making my family Christmas so special! You all work so hard to make it work so well. The food was outstanding and the service was fabulous. I had the seafood trio as a starter and it was...More

1  Thank Summer1754
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Had a brilliant time here with friends. Service was great and the staff were all so helpful and friendly. The food was amazing as well and we couldn't fault it. One nice point of the evening was that the chef/owner came out and had a...More

1  Thank Nai55
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We held a celebration meal for 27 friends and family at Splinters last night. The food was amazing. The venue upstairs was perfect - there is a comfortable lounge with sofas next to the dining room which was great to welcome our guests before the...More

1  Thank butebuild
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

We decided to book this restaurant at the last minute....so glad we went! Our welcome was warm,food really excellent & glass of fizzy went down well too! I ordered Seabass,my fiancé ordered Fillet Steak. Both our main courses were beautifully presented & very good. We...More

1  Thank cilla10
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Lovely people great service and excellent food. We turned up at 1.55pm for lunch when they close at 2.00pm. We were warmly greeted and shown to a table where we could have a highchair and space for the pushchair. We were not rushed and nothing...More

1  Thank Hardtoplease78
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at the restaurant and the food was excellent. Everything was tasty. The vegetables were cooked well, still having bite. The portions were the right size for us so we left full but not uncomfortably so. The pace of the evening was good....More

1  Thank NewburyTravelfan
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Very strange decor, it was like sitting in your granny's front room, chairs creaky & uncomfortable ,no atmosphere, staff kept disappearing through a door only to be seen when serving, no butter with bread rolls, food was nice, but expensive, felt a bit ignored, seems...More

Thank Tracey R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$57
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Church Street, Christchurch BH23 1BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 483454
  • E-mail
Splinters is the ideal place for you to enjoy a first class dining experience in our private dining restaurant situated on the cobbled street leading to Christchurch's Priory.Specialising in modern international cuisine, our chefs and professional staff will certainly make your visit to us a memorable one.We will first welcome you to the bar where you can quietly peruse the excellent food and wine menus. When you are ready, you will be shown through to one of our intimate dining rooms, each with their own distinctive style, to enjoy your meal in a relaxed and unrushed atmosphere.We have worked hard to earn our reputation with our patrons who enjoy dining out on fine food. Our proximity to the Priory makes Splinters an extremely popular choice for wedding receptions. The same private rooms also make an excellent business meeting and seminar facility.Whatever the occasion, you can be assured you will receive our full and professional attention to making sure you enjoy your time with us.The owners, Paul and Agnes Putt, look forward to welcoming you to Splinters.
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