The Kings 

The Kings

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Opening times: lunch

Opening times: dinner

Opening times: bar


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The only restaurant in Dorset to be awarded the Bib Gourmand three years on the trot, The Kings champions exemplary regional flavour plucked straight from the rich locale of Christchurch, the New Forest and the south coast’s waters.


The restaurant’s creations fall under the culinary supervision of Chef Patron Alex Aitken, one of the south’s most renowned chefs. A beautifully eclectic and chic vibe with sleek lighting, makes breakfast, lunch and dinner a tantalising affair.



Take a seat atop our plush bar stools beneath our dazzling chandelier. As a favourite with the locals, our lively haunt buzzes even more on Friday and Saturday nights, with live music and crowd-pleasing DJs.


Roasts fit for a king

Each Sunday, our ever-so popular Sunday Market menu has its turn in the spotlight. Aged rump beef, Dorset seafood cassoulet and seasonal vegetables are cooked to perfection by Chef Alex and his team.


Uncompromising flavour decorates the ever-changing menus at The Kings. Firm and simple favourites remain, like Alex’s Twice-Baked Cheese Soufflé. Other additions depend on the local availability and seasonality, making each and every dish deliciously fresh.


Capture the Moment


You'll find us on Castle Street in Christchurch, Dorset.

Unfortunately as our on-site car parking is limited, we are unable to offer parking to guests of The Kings. There is public parking nearby.

There is no formal dress code, but guests should be presentable - think smart-casual! No flip flops, vests or ripped jeans, please.

Dogs, with the exception of service dogs, are not permitted in our restaurant but can join their owners in our bar or private dining room if it is available.

Absolutely. We have a children's menu. Please let us know if you require a high chair. 

Yes, certainly. We have a large bar, completely separate from the restaurant.

We'll always try our hardest to accommodate all guests' dietary requirements. Please let us know of any allergies at the time of booking, and we will check again when you arrive. Even if you have chosen the item previously, please make sure that you check the allergen information each time you visit and always inform your waiter of your allergy, intolerance or dietary requirements when ordering.