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The King Rufus

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135 Winchester Road, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh SO53 2DU, England
+44 23 8025 5165
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had Sunday roast two days ago, very disappointed. The Yorkshire pudding wasn't cooked, just a load of stodge, cauliflower and broccoli consisted of two tiny pieces of each, roast potatoes were soggy and the mash was hard. Very worried as I've booked for a family meal over the Xmas period. Fingers crossed that things perk up as almost too late... More 

Thank Chris S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit the King Rufus on a Saturday evening, we had booked a table for 8pm. We waited to be seated for at least 10 minutes, before a young girl (member of staff) said she would get someone to attend to us. We were shown to a table, that already had a couple sitting at it. They offered to leave... More 

Thank martin H
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been a few times over the last few years, kept waiting at the bar and restaurant, rude unhelptul staff, food either doesn't turn up or is cold, once we ordered the sharing platter but the hummous was missing, when I asked why I was told they had run out but no one told me this when I ordered and... More 

Thank raynard
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely evening nice atmosphere, managers very cheeky and fun. Food was great. Will come again Breakfast Is excellent thanks to bill the new chef.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Southampton, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hunters chicken - probably one of the best I've had whilst eating out! Service was outstanding - our waitresses Georgina and Rhia (her first day) were charming. We didn't feel rushed or under pressure to eat quickly - this really made our evening out. Look out for their two courses for £9.99 menu in the evening - very good... More 

Thank Philmex1
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and a couple of friend came here for a drink then had food, it was great value and very tasty this place has pulled its socks up!!

1 Thank Bella8685
Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Am very local to this place but sadly am ashamed to call it my local. Slow service at busy periods, food choices limited at busy periods, and staff not trained or motivated as well as they should be. Size and location means this place always had great potential, sadly yet if ever to be achieved. On the plus side you... More 

2 Thank thischarmingprince
Southampton, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Went in for a quick lunch. Barman was chatty and helpful. Menu was ok. Fish and chips, fish pie and chicken salad all pretty good. Service was a bit chaotic. Knives and forks a little hard to come by ( they are on the bar if you need to get more!). Pretty reasonable price. Ok for a quick bite but... More 

Thank ToucheTurtles
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend went for a late breakfast, greeted by rude staff member (justine), no salt and pepper, no napkins, no cutlery, had to request all above, no check back, dining area was a state, had not been looked after, ordered my friend to move their bag "um move your bag so I don't fall head first into your... More 

5 Thank Emily H
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic night, children had a great time & the staff went above & beyond! The burgers were lovely too! 😀

Thank LyndseyV123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Winchester Road, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh SO53 2DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Eastleigh  >  Chandler’s Ford
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8025 5165
The King Rufus offers a mouth-watering value-for-money menu of favourite dishes, expertly cooked and served in a fun, friendly atmosphere. There is full table service in the restaurant, or pop in to the pub area for a pint and something to eat. Wherever you are, you can look forward to a comfy setting in which to enjoy the great food, cask ales and fine wines we have on offer. All tastes and occasions catered for. With a great outdoor children'splay area and a fantastic childrens menu with meals and dessert from just £3.99, we welcome families.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?