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Restaurants in Christchurch

 Christchurch restaurants will delight foodie fans. Christchurch is a charming town on the south coast, located between Bournemouth and the New Forest. It has award-winning beaches, heritage buildings, culture, nature reserves and a popular waterside quay. Visitors can enjoy the picturesque natural harbour, excellent beaches, beautiful rivers and the Splashpark. The castle ruins and Priory Church provide historic charm and the busy town centre has a mix of high street stores, independent boutiques and regular food markets. There are also some excellent restaurants in Christchurch to enjoy, whether you're visiting for the day or for a longer holiday.

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Côte Bournemouth

Côte Bournemouth

Town Centre
French££££
5.4/6499
Côte Bournemouth
Plates and Co.

Plates and Co.

Branksome
European££££
5.3/6160
Plates and Co.
1812 Bournemouth

1812 Bournemouth

Town Centre
Bar££££
5.4/6105
1812 Bournemouth
The Mandarin Fusion

The Mandarin Fusion

Town Centre
Chinese££££
5.3/691
The Mandarin Fusion
Pinocchio - Bournemouth

Pinocchio - Bournemouth

Town Centre
Italian££££
5.7/681
Pinocchio - Bournemouth
Tiien Thai - Westbourne

Tiien Thai - Westbourne

Westbourne
Thai££££
5.6/667
Tiien Thai - Westbourne
Nippon Inn

Nippon Inn

Charminster
Japanese££££
5.4/632
Nippon Inn
Indian Ocean - Bournemouth

Indian Ocean - Bournemouth

West Cliff
Indian££££
5.1/639
Indian Ocean - Bournemouth
Zorbas

Zorbas

Town Centre
Greek££££
4.8/638
Zorbas
Bates Restaurant

Bates Restaurant

Boscombe
European££££
5.9/634
Bates Restaurant
Al Gatto Nero

Al Gatto Nero

Branksome
Italian££££
5.7/626
Al Gatto Nero
Taj Mahal Westbourne

Taj Mahal Westbourne

Westbourne
Indian££££
5.5/621
Taj Mahal Westbourne
La Stalla

La Stalla

Wallisdown
Italian££££
5.2/619
La Stalla
Agora Restaurant

Agora Restaurant

Town Centre
Turkish££££
5.7/67
Agora Restaurant
Spice of Lahore

Spice of Lahore

Town Centre
Indian££££
5.3/612
Spice of Lahore
Da Vito Ristorante Italiano

Da Vito Ristorante Italiano

Ensbury Park
Italian££££
5.5/613
Da Vito Ristorante Italiano
Da Maria

Da Maria

Southbourne
Italian££££
5.8/69
Da Maria
Dosa World

Dosa World

Town Centre
Indian££££
5.2/611
Dosa World
The Luxor

The Luxor

Town Centre
Middle Eastern££££
5.6/69
The Luxor
Beirut Lounge

Beirut Lounge

Town Centre
Middle Eastern££££
6.0/63
Beirut Lounge
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    Dorset's food heritage is celebrated in Christchurch's restaurants

    When you visit the restaurants in Christchurch, look out for local ingredients and traditional foods. Dorset is famous for its cream teas, seafood and agricultural produce, thanks to its fertile soil and mild climate. The restaurants in Christchurch celebrate this food heritage with local, seasonal and often organic produce, cooking delicious menus from the finest ingredients and displaying a real passion for local food. Look out for traditional local dishes on offer in Christchurch's restaurants including Dorset apple cake served with clotted cream, Dorset Blue Vinney crumbly cheese, which has protected geographical status, slow cooked jugged steak and Portland Lamb; a rare breed of lamb with a long history within the county.
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    Which restaurants in Christchurch will you try?

    Despite the compact size of the town, you'll enjoy plenty of choice when you look for restaurants in Christchurch to try. Being a popular visitor destination, it has lots of dining venues in the town itself and surroundings. Gastropubs are popular restaurants in Christchurch and boast mouth-watering menus with dishes from around the world. There are some great Indian restaurants in Christchurch too serving South-Asian classics and regional specialities, and Thai restaurants offering exotic flavours and perfect service. Look out for French bistros and cosy Italians serving authentic dishes. Seafood is also a local speciality and well worth trying as you'll get to enjoy local, fresh catches cooked to perfection. Whatever restaurant you choose, you can relax knowing that Dorset has over 8,000 of fishing and farming heritage under its belt, making it a real foodie destination.
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    Treat yourself to a classic afternoon tea

    Be sure to treat yourself to a Dorset cream tea at one of the restaurants in Christchurch for a really indulgent treat. These range from a freshly-baked scone served with jam and local cream, to a tiered tray of tiny sandwiches, miniature cakes and puddings, with scones included. These cream teas are wonderful with a pot of fresh leaf tea, a coffee or even a glass of prosecco if you are feeling decadent. You'll find that many of the hotel restaurants in Christchurch offer variations of these teas in the afternoon.
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    Refuel at Christchurch's restaurants after a long walk

    Visitors to this part of the world often come to enjoy walking along the four miles of stunning coastline. Along the way, you can see views of the Isle of Wight and enjoy six very different beaches. There are also two Quays to explore and plenty of parks for children. For nature lovers, the New Forest National Park and various wildlife havens are must-see destinations. All that walking will make you hungry, so treat yourself to a slap-up meal to refuel! Quandoo diners have highly rated 1812 in the town centre, a fine dining restaurant with a superb cocktail menu, Mela Indian Cuisine on Fountain Way and The Mandarin Fusion on Old Christchurch Way. This Chinese restaurant is widely-held to be the best in Bournemouth and features dishes from all over China. Just remember to book your table up to 2 hours in advance with Quandoo and be sure to leave your own review afterwards!