The Kings Arms, Christchurch, is delighted to have been awarded a prestigious Bib Gourmand in the 2014 edition of the Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland. The only restaurant to have been awarded in Dorset, The Kings is amongst this year’s 27 newcomers.
With just 143 awarded across the UK and Ireland, the Bib Gourmand award denotes a restaurant offering high quality cuisine, with good service and value for money. Inclusion in the Guide is synonymous with quality and is internationally recognised as the benchmark for quality and integrity in the cuisine and value to the guest.
The Michelin ‘Inspector’s favourites for good value’, the ‘Bibs’ recognise those establishments offering good food at affordable prices, the limit being £28 for three courses.
Described as “gutsy, no frills cooking, which is packed full of flavour”, the Michelin inspectors were impressed with the unique offerings at The Kings: “The Josper Grill plays a big role, as does the good value £15 weekly changing menu which is made up of produce sourced from within 15 miles. Friday is ‘Fizz ‘n’ Chips’ night and they also offer Afternoon Tea.”
Alex Aitken, who heads up The Kings Arms restaurant as Chef Patron, is thrilled for the team:
“I have had a secret ambition for a Bib Gourmand – and we knew Michelin had inspected us – for the team at The Kings it is amazing.”
Lukasz Dwornik, General Manager of The Kings Arms, says: “This is a fantastic achievement for The Kings Arms, the perfect award to showcase what we are all about – great food and great value. I am very proud of my team.”
Having introduced ‘Fun, not Fine’ Dining, The Kings prides itself on offering the very best local and seasonal food, at a reasonable price. Great value, locals’ favourites include the 15 mile menu, with three courses for £15 and the four course Tasting Menu, at £27.50.
To celebrate this amazing achievement, The Kings Arms will be featuring ‘Bib Dinners’ throughout October, encouraging diners to have fun and get messy with a hands-on “gutsy, no frills” menu and a bib to keep your clothes clean!
Visit www.thekings-christchurch.co.uk/restaurant or call 01202 588933.
Written by The Kings