The Kings Arms RestaurantChristchurch, Dorset

The Kings Arms restaurant offers award-winning dining in the heart of Christchurch, Dorset. Chef Patron, Alex Aitken, heads up the food with menus that showcase the very best local and seasonal produce; including the popular ‘Market Menu’, with locally sourced ingredients, the extensive a la carte menu and Friday ‘Fizz n Chips’.

The Kings Arms is delighted to retain a prestigious Bib Gourmand in the 2015 edition of the Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland. The only restaurant in Dorset to have been awarded for three consecutive years, the Bib Gourmand denotes a restaurant offering exceptional food, with good service and value for money. Inclusion in the Guide is synonymous with quality and is internationally recognised as the benchmark for integrity in the cuisine and value to the guest.

With a relaxed ambience and delicious food, the chefs make use of the very best local ingredients, caught, grown or prepared close to Christchurch, from the New Forest and the waters of the south coast. The wine list offers an eclectic and interesting selection, many by the glass, and the cocktail menus are extensive.

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We actively support the charity Action Against Hunger here at The Kings restaurant.

Opening Times

Lunch is served daily from 12 noon
Dinner Sunday to Thursday 6pm – 9.30pm
Friday & Saturday 6pm – 10pm

Sunday Roasts 12 noon – 3pm, 6pm – 9pm

Our Menus

The menus use seasonal, local produce. Below you’ll find a selection of sample menus, with some dishes subject to the availability of local ingredients.

Sunday-Thursday 12pm-9.30pm
Friday-Saturday 12pm -6pm

Click here to view the menu.

The menu changes daily according to the availability of local ingredients.

2 courses £15.00
3 courses £19.50

.Available Lunch Monday – Saturday and early dinner(6-7pm) Sunday -Thursday until the end of August 2018


Click here to view our tasty sample menu.

View our delicious new summer menu here.

2 Courses £15.00
Additional course £5.50

Please note this is a sample menu and changes with the seasonality and availability of local ingredients. Supplements may apply on some dishes.

Click here to view our menu.

A menu for groups of 10 or more, available with a pre-order
of choices. Large groups will also require a table plan for
the pre-order with place names.

3 Courses for £25



Mudeford Crab Croquettes

With capers, beans and butter sauce

Smoked Haddock Mac ‘N’ Cheese

Poached smoked haddock, pasta baked into a macaroni cheese

Coarse Country Pate

Minced pork, liver and game baked in a terrine
Served with toasted sour dough, and chutney

Baked Goats Cheese

Served with pickled beets and a mixed leaf salad



Breast Of Chicken

Stuffed with mozzarella and basil, wrapped in prosciutto
roast with sun blushed tomato, cannellini beans

Slow Cooked Sticky Rib of Beef

Jacobs ladder rib, basted with a sweet and spicy sauce
Served with horseradish mash

Kings Fish Pie

Salmon, prawns, smoked fish, eggs in a white sauce
Topped with creamy mashed potatoes

Duck with Duck Shepherds Pie

Duck breast roast pink
With a rich slow cooked duck shepherds pie

The above accompanied by seasonal vegetables
and new potatoes



Apricot and Ginger

Poached apricots, whipped cream,
ginger ice cream toasted almonds

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Warm pudding drenched in caramel
With a salted caramel ice cream

Fresh Fruit Pavlova

Soft meringue, cream and berries

Three Local Cheeses

Biscuits and chutney

Make a Reservation

To enquire about making a reservation at The Kings Arms, please call us on the number below, or enquire online and we’ll get back to you.

Call us on: 01202 588 933

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Host an event at The Kings Arms

Celebrations, anniversaries, special events… the perfect venue.

If you’re looking for somewhere special to hold your birthday celebration, engagement party, christening party or other special event, look no further – The Kings Arms can cater for functions of all sizes.

With an award-winning restaurant, The Kings Arms provides a variety of menu options to choose from. Whether it’s a simple supper or a special dinner, dining in either the restaurant or one of the private dining rooms, the team will create a truly bespoke menu and experience.

We can help with decorations, menus and table plans. Whether you’re planning an elegant dinner and dance, a surprise birthday party, or an office party with a disco, each event can be tailored  to suit your exact requirements.

We offer private functions and parties from just £15.00 per person.

At The Kings Arms, we feature a range of exclusive spaces for you to host private dining events. The Private Dining area can seat up to 36 people, and is popular for smaller, intimate gatherings, while The Kings Pavilion and Kings Priory can seat up to 96 people.

We also have a fantastic outdoor space opposite the hotel, with our very own bowling green; perfect for BBQs of all sizes, allowing for up to 120 guests.

View our Private Dining Menus.

How to book

To enquire about hosting an event at The Kings Arms, please call us on the number below, or enquire online and we’ll get back to you.

Call us on: 01202 588 933

Thank you. Your enquiry has been sent.

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