This is not my first review of this restaurant, however we went again with friends on Saturday night and truly deserves another mention. It was a very busy night but did not detract from the service, friendly & welcoming staff and most importantly the quality of the food. This is the sister restaurant to The Jetty (another must go to place) , the restaurant ambience is wonderful, even though it was busy the tables are not close to each other so doesn't feel crowded. The menu has locally sourced products, cooked and presented to perfection. I had the mushroom risotto which I usually only have at Le Manoir but this certainly was as good as Raymond Blanc (sorry RB) the others had the twice baked cheeses soufflé which is to die for ( and one of the signature dishes). Mains we had the pork belly (yum) and the plaice( very nice) the deserts are wonderful ( although I didn't have as too full) we ordered a portion of side veg but wasn't really needed as there was enough on our plates. The bill for 4 which included mid range priced 2 bottles of wine, glasses of champagne, bottled water and coffees came to £205, which I think is very reasonably priced. We had our table for the whole evening and did not feel rushed or pressured to leave. I believe Bournemouth town needs to get its act together as there is not one decent restaurant there (unless you want fast food/restaurant chain/or just plain and simple expensive poor quality food)so for anyone visiting from out of the area then look at Christchurch for excellent restaurants - you will not be disappointed with The Kings Arms. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need any further information
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Kings Arms in Christchurch, is a stunning Georgian building in the heart of Dorset - combining a traditional yet stylish Restaurant with luxurious bedrooms carefully restored in true Georgian style, whilst Alex Aitken remains chef patron at The Jetty he is also spending time with the chefs and team at The Kings Arms, Alex has headed up the team re-styling the restaurant menus and cooking philosophy. The Kings Restaurant has a delicious menu using the best local ingredients and is proud to have been awarded Michelin Bib Gourmand status for three consecutive years. The Kings Arms has everything you need for a Dorset short break, situated in the historic town of Christchurch, Dorset, a popular yachting town, overlooking the Avon River, Christchurch Castle and The Kings Arms Bowling Green, The Kings is marvelously picturesque. A short distance from the Dorset Jurassic Coast, The Kings Arms combines coastal beauty, historical town discoveries and stunning scenery, all with a comfortable place to relax after a day's adventures. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kings Hotel Christchurch
- The Kings Arms Christchurch, Dorset