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.
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
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.
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.
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.