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The Old Vine

8 Great Minster Street, Winchester SO23 9HA, England
01962 854 616
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Ranked #17 of 149 restaurants in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $27
Cuisines: British, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Raleigh, NC
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

i recently had the pleasure of eating at The Old Vine in Winchester. The staff was great finding us a table without a reservations, and they were very friendly. The food is very English and had a good taste. They have a good selection of beers including some local ones. I was with a group of 5 and we had... More

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theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Thank you! It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit - on both occasions! We hope to welcome you back some time. More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I ate here on a Saturday night with eight other guests and we all found the food absolutely delicious. It had a very nice atmosphere and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Overall we had a lovely evening. We thought the price was about average (we are from London), and not overpriced for the quality of the food and... More

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theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Thanks very much! We're pleased to see you enjoyed your visit, we hope to welcome you back in the future. Thanks for taking the time to post a review. More

New Milton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My son and I from New Milton met up with daughter from London to remember my late wife's birthday and light a candle in the nearby cathedral when after we found this relaxed adult eatery with good food(credit to kitchen)at well worth the reasonable price for an independent, Katy C was a great asset to the Old Vine in her... More

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theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Thank you! I'm so pleased you had an enjoyable visit. I'll let Katy know that you appreciated her efforts, she'll be delighted (and the rest of us won't hear the end of it!). But in all seriousness it's always great to be able to pass on thanks to our hard-working team, it makes a great difference to staff morale. Thanks... More

2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

For two of us to eat here with just one glass of wine each we left 70 pounds poorer and not very satisfied. We have since eaten out for less money and had a much better experience food-wise. The menu seemed poorly thought through - my lamb cutlets served with roast potatoes came with feta salad and hummus?! Granted the... More

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theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Dear guest, thanks for your comments, I'm sorry you were unhappy with your visit to the Old Vine. Our objective is to offer freshly prepared food at a fair price, with friendly, attentive service in attractive, well-maintained surroundings. Yes, we are a little more expensive than the average pub, but we believe the whole package - with linen napkins, fresh... More

Winchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My mother and I called in to The Old Vine as part of our 'girlie' day browsing, shopping and being, "Ladies that lunch"! Whilst the restaurant had a good 'bistro' atmosphere, we thought the prices were on the expensive side, the menu was rather different from the norm. However, we both felt the vegetarian selection within a reasonable price bracket,... More

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theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to post your comments, much appreciated. On the current menu there are two vegetarian main courses listed (asparagus risotto, and peppers stuffed with sweet potato tagine), But did you also see that there are several veggie "light bite" options which are also available in a main course size? (Dorset Blue Vinny cheese and... More

Ely, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

For a really friendly welcome and excellent freshly made coffee give The Old Vinery a visit.The menu was better than the one in the so called four star hotel we stayed at.

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theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Thank you! We've just had the UK Latte Art Championship winner training our staff (he works in a coffee shop around the corner) so I'm pleased to see a few things have rubbed off! More

souhampton
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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

After a Afternoon at the Hat Fair on a Sunday evening we went to The Vine for a bit of dinner and we were greeted by a most amazing bar man who was so welcoming and they had had Molly Stoggs on draft so I was happy straight away and were given some Menus to look at as the dining... More

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theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Thank you! Glad you had as much fun at the Hat Fair as we did (for readers who might not be familiar with the Hat Fair - it's a weekend festival of street performance art, always a good atmosphere and plenty for the family to see and do). Betty Stogs is a popular choice on the bar, but it's available... More

Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very good choice of food in this smallish but stylish restaurant . Adjacent to the cathedral grounds and a few minutes from the high street. Recommended.

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Thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to post a review More

Whitstable
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The menu was imaginative and the food was excellent. The service was very friendly and it was good value for money.

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Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your visit More

York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went for a light lunch on Monday 30th June. The staff seemed to be working to different protocols I.e. It was hit and miss whether you were given cutlery before your food arrived. The portly man was on the ball but the girls just took orders and let customers fend for themselves. I had a 'double' cheese ploughman's -... More

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theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this review

I'm very sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. I'll pass on your comments concerning the cutlery to the restaurant manager, in a bid to ensure that everyone is given cutlery at the point of service in the bar. Sorry you didn't enjoy the bread, it's delivered fresh every day from a local bakery, so I'm disappointed you didn't enjoy this... More

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