Embark on a gourmet adventure in Christchurch, where the coastal town’s diverse culinary landscape awaits.  Whether you’re a seafood enthusiast or craving international fusion, let your taste buds guide you through a delightful journey, discovering new flavours in the heart of Christchurch.

Local Delights 

Start your culinary exploration by delving into Christchurch’s local cuisine.  Christchurch’s restaurant scene goes beyond global influences and embraces the area’s rich heritage. 

Embrace the laid-back atmosphere at the Captain’s Club Hotel Restaurant and indulge in award-winning dining with beautiful views over the River Stour. 

 Image of a burger and fries at Loch and Quay

Loch and Quay is the kind of bar and restaurant that you will want to return to again and again. Perfect for coffee and cake after shopping, a quick cocktail before the cinema, or a traditional Sunday Roast, there are fabulous, innovative shared platters everyone will enjoy! 


Explore the maritime delights of Christchurch by diving into a classic seafood dish or an innovative creation.  Indulge in the fresh catches served by local eateries, where the town’s coastal charm enhances the dining experience. 

The Jetty

This multi-award-winning Christchurch restaurant, perched right on the water’s edge and with spectacular views of the harbour, specialises in locally caught seafood paired with seasonal ingredients from the surrounding New Forest.

Interior Image of the dining area at the Upper Deck

Upper Deck

A vibrant, atmospheric restaurant and alfresco terrace, with stunning views across Christchurch Harbour. The Upper Deck serves up traditional British and world favourites, all expertly cooked using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.

The Noisy Lobster is a family-run business based on the stunning Dorset Coast with idyllic views of Avon Beach and the Isle of Wight. The Noisy Lobster consists of a seafood restaurant, takeaway Coffee Cabin and Lobster Hatch, as well as a deli, shop, and bakery. 

International Fusion

The culinary cuisine here in Christchurch has a vibrant mix of influences. Explore the town’s international offerings with authentic flavours from around the world. Expand your palate with unique fusion dishes that showcase the tapestry of global tastes. 

 Family-owned and run since 1994, the multi-award-winning Rising Sun has been a constant hit. They pride themselves on their dedication to creating a comfortable welcoming atmosphere paired with culinary excellence.   

 Satisfy your weekend cravings by diving into a contemporary Turkish feast that’s unmatched and unforgettable. 

Cafe Culture

Discover the charm of Christchurch’s cosy cafes, where you can relax and enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee or tea. Pair your drink with a delectable pastry or explore healthier options with artisanal salads and sandwiches. 

 With a laid-back, welcoming vibe and a shabby chic interior, they have a good variety of coffee, and the breakfast and cakes are utterly delicious.

  • The Ducking Stool

 Come and enjoy a selection of quality teas and coffees or indulge with one of their famous milkshakes or hot chocolates with over 40 different flavours to choose from. Their Instagrammable drinks are to die for!   


Savour delectable meals in Christchurch without breaking the bank. With affordable yet tasty dining options ensure there’s something for every budget! 

 Brown’s Fish and Chips is renowned for its fantastic fish and chips.  With gluten free options available every day of the week, you can enjoy your meal in the comfort of the restaurant or with a takeaway. 

Established in 1974, La Mamma promises amazing meals and great hospitality with a relaxed atmosphere for the whole family. Typical Italian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh produce, pizza, pasta, meat, fish, and vegetarian dishes as well as daily specials. 

Sweet Endings 

Leave a little space for dessert!  Explore the sweet offerings of Christchurch’s local dessert scene, where each bite is an indulgence. 

The Lemon Garden prides themselves on the quality of their food and on offering a friendly, welcoming environment. The Lemon Garden offers a huge array of cakes and desserts in the coffee shop which you can eat in or takeaway. Special occasion cakes can be baked to your own requirements.

An independent family-run bakery in Dorset specialising in artisan products. For the most part, their products are handcrafted in-house by their talented bakers and chefs. They use locally sourced ingredients and pride themselves on evolving their menus to reflect seasonal flavours. Spoil yourself with one of their handmade doughnuts!  




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