Kingsgate Kitchen at Chapel Gate

Kingsgate Kitchen operate the catering, bars and events at Chapel Gate sports club, Parley, Christchurch.

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Our Story

Kingsgate Kitchen is a family-run business. Ricky King, (self-proclaimed ‘Head Honco’) directs the business with four decades of experience in corporate hospitality and events, with his focus being food and business development. Ricky is supported by his son-in-law, Craig who grows and executes the bar operation, and, of course, Jackie (Mrs King) and daughter Laura, all contributing to Kingsgate’s smooth running, success and operation.

Chapel Gate

Chapel Gate, based next to Bournemouth Airport, is a sports facility and home to a variety of sports including football, rugby, hockey, cricket, squash, table tennis, archery and rifle shooting.

The overal site/campus, is managed by BU Community Business, Chapel Gate. It is also the main playing venue for the University’s sports’ teams, and many premier Bournemouth based sports teams.

Whilst Chapel Gate is well known for sports, including hosting the world’s largest sport and music festival, Bournemouth 7s, it is also an ideal setting for any occasion, including both private and corporate events.

The clubhouse is open to all guests, no membership is required. Events can be hosted in our main bar, lounge or garden room with the choice of high-standard catering options.

Kingsgate Kitchen cater for major events such as parties, weddings, family occasions, wakes and other organised activities.

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Chapel Gate is a great venue for that special day. Out of town, open space, amazing value and a blank canvas to dress our environment to reflect your personalities and tastes. Our Wedding breakfast, options include classic three course lunches. BBQ’s, Hog roasts, Paellas, and Buffets. Enhance that special experience with our established suppliers for floristry, photography and entertainment.

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Enjoy, eat, drink and be merry in celebration at Chapel Gate.

  • Birthdays,
  • Anniversaries,
  • Christenings,
  • Retirements and reunions,
  • End-of-school year BBQs, discos and inflatables,
  • Parties.

From 50 to 200 guests in a safe and rural location, the home of the party with great food and drink and entertainment options.

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Our team are on hand to offer you support as well as organise the after funeral activities, in The Garden Room, which is a quiet setting for wakes, memorials and celebrations of life. We are located within a short drive of Bournemouth Crematorium and North Cemetery.

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Corporate Events

Our internal rooms and external space are available for training sessions, away days, team building exercises with, room-only, hire by the hour, half day or full day with various catering packages. Projectors and screens included.

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Off-Site Catering

Kingsgate Kitchen specialises in delivering catering outside of Chapel Gate for your event. We provide the same amazing dishes transported in our refrigerated vehicles to a venue of your choice

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Free Room Hire with catering Booked

When catering is booked via Kingsgate Kitchen at Chapel Gate (T’s & C’s apply), we are pleased to offer free room hire. As a professional caterer we pride ourselves on our Five Star EHO rating, management of special diets, allergens and Natasha’s law compliancy and this is why we are the exclusive caterer at this venue and take away these tasks from you to enjoy your special event.

The Retreat

Cafe style with bottle bar

  • Min – Max Number: 10 – 30
  • Outdoor Space: Patio & Seating for 12
  • Hot Beverages & Snacks
  • Small round tables with 5 covers
  • Private meetings, lunches, and dinners

Garden Room

Events focus
  • Min – Max Number: 50 – 70
  • Garden & seating for 24+
  • Hot Beverages & Snacks
  • Round banqueting tables accommodating 8 covers
  • Direct, separate serving counter from main bar
  • Disco and dance floor space
  • Weddings, banquets, formal dinners, BBQ’s

Main Bar

Light, bright large bar with rustic, chic, tables
  • Min – Max Number: 70 – 110
  • Outdoor Space: terrace & Seating 36+
  • Hot Beverages & Snacks
  • tables of 6 covers, great for the big party feel
  • Disco and dance floor space
  • Street Food Pop-Up, Buffets, Parties

Food & Drink

The main bar at Chapel Gate is a sports centric destination and venue, that is open to all customers, public and members. We are open when teams and individuals are training and playing on site, so our opening hours echo these days and timings, alongside pre-booked events and the sporting calendar. Please feel free to give us call on 01202 440355 and we will be pleased to update you on present opening hours.

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Breakfast Meetings

Hot Bacon and Sausage baps, with Vegetarian and Vegan options available
– £3.75 per guest
Minimum x 10 guests/ or minimum room booking number

Traditional Breakfast. Bacon, sausage, hash brown, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, toast & butter
– £9.95 per guest
Minimum x 10 guests/ or minimum room booking number

Continental Breakfast. Croissant, jam and butter, fruit salad, yoghurt and granola, meat & cheese platter with a freshly baked crusty roll
– £7.95 per guest
Minimum x 10 guests/ or minimum room booking number

Freshly Baked Danish Pastry Platter. Selection of freshly baked Danish pastries, two per guest with fruit garnish
– £2.50 per guest
Minimum x 10 guests/ or minimum room booking number

Mini Muffin and Baked Danish Pastry Platter. Selection of freshly baked Danish pastries and muffins, one per guest with fruit garnish
– £2.50 per guest
Minimum x 10 guests/ or minimum room booking number

Soulful Bowful

Soulful Bowlful Street Food

We serve fun, tasty and attractive bowl dishes with a ‘Street Food’ style in sustainable composable bowls with wooden cutlery, great ‘al fresco’, and for the more casual event…..

Delhi Chicken Tikka Masala or Mangalore Malabar Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Curry, Turmeric Rice, Kachumber Salad, Yoghurt & Mint Dip, and Garlic & Coriander Naan

Fresh Chilli Con Carne or Plant Based Chilli with Red Kidney Beans, Coriander Rice, Sour Cream & Chive, Nachos, Guacamole

Rich Braised Beef Bolognaise with Red Wine and Flat Parsley or Meat Free Mushroom, Broccoli & Spinach in a White Wine Sauce, served with Penne Quills with Parmesan & Mozzarella, Roasted Vegetables & Roquette Salad with Ciabatta Garlic Slice.

From £9.95

Seared Chicken White Wine Sauce

Wedding Breakfast

The quintessential, classic three course menu to mark the first meal of married life…

Wedding Breakfast – Sample Menu

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Seared Chicken stuffed with Ricotta & Spinach in a White Wine Sauce, Roasted Vine Cherry Tomato, Pea shoots, Dauphinoise Potatoes, Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
White Chocolate Crème Brûlée with Berries

Please contact us for a bespoke wedding quote….

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Freshly Prepared Sandwich Platters

We prepare all our sandwiches, wraps and rolls on site especially for each client’s event. We use only the finest ingredients and prepare all our sandwich fillings in our kitchens. Meat and meat-free filled breads are served on separate platters, and we serve individual platters for dietary and allergen options where appropriate.

Simply Sandwiches
– £3.50 per guest
One round of white and brown sliced sandwiches per guest.

Simply Sandwich & Wraps +
– £4.95 per guest
One round and a half of white and brown sliced sandwiches, wraps per guest.

Simply Sandwich, Wraps & Dessert +
– £5.95 per guest
One round and a half of white and brown sliced sandwiches, wraps per guest. Tray bakes or Fruit Skewers, and Burt’s Premium Crisps

*Minimum x 10 guests/ or minimum room booking number

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Chilled Fork Buffet

Fantastic Fork Grazing

  • Home Cooked Honey Glazed Ham
  • Roast Striploin (blush) with Watercress and Horseradish
  • Seared and Chilled Chicken Breast
  • Individual Smoked Salmon and Dill Frittata
  • Cheese Platter, Pickles, and Chutneys
  • Individual Mediterranean Vegetable and Basil Frittata
  • Roasted Rosemary and Garlic New Potatoes
  • A selection from four made in house salads
  • Fresh Bread n’ Butter Basket
  • Dessert

£ Quote on Request

Vega Paella

Paella Heaven

Theatre cooking at its best! Chef braised Arborio Rice, Saffron, Wine, Herbs n’ Spices, in a Rich Broth to include bespoke options of:-

  • Chicken
  • Chorizo
  • Prawn
  • Salmon
  • Mussels
  • Calamari

Adding with, or on its own as a Gluten Free Vegan dish

  • Peppers
  • Tomato
  • Green Beans
  • Artichoke
  • Chickpeas
  • Red Onion & Garlic of course….

Served with Panzanella Salad

Why not add pitchers of Sangria?

Quoted on request.

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Finger Foods

Starting with Freshly Filled Breads

We prepare all our sandwiches, wraps, and rolls on site, especially for each client’s event. We use only the finest ingredients and prepare all our sandwich fillings in our kitchens. Meat and meat-free-filled breads are served on separate platters, and we serve individual platters for dietary and allergen options where appropriate.

  • Three savoury finger foods per guest
  • Tray bakes or Fruit Skewers
  • Burt’s Premium Crisps

£8.25 per guest

*Minimum x 10 guests/ or minimum room booking number

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BBQ Griller

Prime ¼ Beef Burger from locally sourced Jurassic Meats


Cajun Chicken Fillet
Mature Cheddar Cheese
Brioche Sesame Bap
Chorizo-style Prime Pork Sausage


Vegan Plant-based Burger and Chorizo Sausage in a Vegan style Brioche Bap
Served with a Trio of Dressings and Homemade Salads

Price from £10.25

Why not add one of our Jam Jar Desserts to your experience, Chapel Mess, Duo of Purbeck Ice Creams, or Profiteroles

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Hog Roast

Traditional – of course, we offer our local, Dorset Hog Roast with the classic floured Wimborne Bap, Cracking, Homemade Apple Sauce and Salads but why not mix it up with……..

  • Havana Hog Roast
  • Prime Dorset Pig with a touch of Smoked Paprika through the Crackling
  • Slow roasted for 10 hours and served on a warm Kobez flatbread.
  • Cuban Yellow Rice
  • Guacamole and Sour Cream
  • Mojo Salad

Price from £9.95

What’s on…

December 16th 2022 – Join us with live music with Rat Pack rocking the Gate.

December 2022 – Christmas Staff Parties, come along and book your staff festive soiree (with the organiser receiving a free dinner and bottle of prosecco on us!)

April 15th & 16th 2023 – Bournemouth Rugby Youth and Mini Tournament

April 29th & 30th 2023 – R&T Football Tournament

May 26th, 27th & 28th – Bournemouth 7’s Festival

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Our Partners

There is an old adage that ‘ you are only as good as the people around you, be it… our immediate team, to the great people that supply and support our products and business needs. On this page, we are proud to inform you of these folks that help us deliver a great experience to you…

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Purbeck Cider
Premium cider crafted in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset. Our family of delicious ciders are all blended using 100% single-pressed British apples and champagne yeast. We don’t use concentrates or artificial additives to make your gluten-free and vegan-friendly ciders

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Purbeck Ice Cream
Naturally made ice cream from local fresh milk, thick double cream and an abundance of delicious natural flavours.

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Jurassic Coast Meats
Traditional British farming and using agricultural methods that sustain the environment for the future.

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Dorset Piddle Brewery
Their success comes from the perfect combination of local water, our unique brewing recipe and great yeast. We also provide enticing food-matching recommendations to complement the depth of our flavours.

Find Kingsgate

BU Sports Campus, Chapel Gate, East Parley, Christchurch, BH23 6BL

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70 x Fork Buffet

“We had a 40th birthday party at Chapel Gate last night. Ricky and crew were amazing. Very helpful, went out their way to make sure we were happy and food was fabulous. All day today I have been getting messages from guests telling me how much they enjoyed the food, particularly the quiche. Thank you, Ricky! We had a great time.”

Janine Rose

Oct 2021

100 x 3 Course Dinner

“Many thanks for making the Awards Dinner so successful, you and all your staff were excellent and the food was the best I can remember.”

Ian Barber

Bournemouth Hocky Club, May 2022

Bournemouth 7’s

“It was a pleasure to work alongside The Kingsgate Kitchen team this year as they expertly catered for all of our staff food provisions over all three days of the 2022 Bournemouth 7s Festival. The team provided both hot and cold lunches for all, as well as delicious hot dinner options. Not only was the food faultless, the friendly staff and relaxed canteen offered a bit of escapism for our staff to switch off for a short period of time during the long event days”

Paul Ashurst

Event Director Bournemouth 7's, May 2022

30 x BBQ

“We hired the Garden Room for a company social event. Ricky and the team were very accommodating to us and were very helpful providing different options and menus. We settled with a BBQ and luckily the weather held out! The food was delicious and then even catered for the few vegetarians in the party! We even managed to get some time on the adjacent field to play some quick cricket. The entire team had a great evening so thank you all! 10/10 very happy customer!
If we plan another company social event in the near future we will be in touch with the team at Chapel Gate!”

Rhys Williams

Unicard Ltd, July 2022

270 x Street Food Pop-up

“Hi Ricky, The food was fantastic and that includes the sides too. You are very talented Ricky and also have a brilliant team!!”

Lynda Cartledge

4com Technologies, June 2022

Get Started

tel: 01202 440355
email: [email protected]

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