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Chesil Rectory

Chesil Street, Winchester SO23 0HU, England
(01962) 851555
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Ranked #5 of 152 Restaurants in Winchester
Cuisines: British
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
winchester
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Ate here last night for dinner. Food was sensational. Unfortunately, service so slow that I was forced to complain but that was dealt with professionally and smoothly by the management. All in all, a good experience. If you are looking for a beautiful setting with (not inexpensive) but good food with friends or a celebratory evening - would definitely recommend... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Came with my husband a few nights ago. Could not fault my meal or the ambience; both superb. The staff were incredibly attentive and I will be coming back for many more visits.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Went on a Sunday evening for our anniversary meal. Since we've been meaning to go for a long while it was great to actually get there! Overall it lived up to our expectations. Welcoming staff, good table, excellent food made for an extremely pleasant evening. Only criticism was I felt it could have had a more cosy ambience, although I... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was the first time that I had visited after many recommendations from friends. The food was excellent! Very nicely presented but above all it tasted wonderful. The staff were all very friendly & helpful as well as being very knowledgeable. The prices weren't even too expensive if you were just looking for a cheaper meal as you could get... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The food is very expensive and although very tasty I actually left the restaurant still hungry. (lack of quantity and carbohydrates, poor value)There was also an issue with trade description or misleading representation, The wine menu on the first page had a glass picture, then a larger glass picture, then a bottle picture. We ordered 2 bottles thinking the price... More

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Portsmouth, England
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80 reviews 80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I first visited the Chesil Rectory back in 2006 (previous management) and it was great to rediscover it again! Visiting for Sunday Lunch with friends, we'd reserved a table and were given a warm welcome. A helpful sommelier gave us some tips with the wine and made some recommendations throughout the meal to accompany each course. We all managed three... More

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Winchester, Hants
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Delicious two course meal earlier this week. Divine black pudding with perfectly poached egg (I get very grumpy when the yolk isn't soft and bright yellow!) and superb venison casserole with a rich dark gravy. Lovely breads too. Friendly, enthusiastic but not intrusive waitress. Just one little suggestion - if taking a booking for 18.00 then I think the door... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My daughter had her sit down wedding meal for 12 + 4 children. The staff could not have been more accommodating, service was attentive and the food was absolutely delightful. We are trying to persuade them to have anniversary meals in perpetuity. Yum yum.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Looks like a Jane Austen kind of place, welcoming staff who were knowledgable about the menu, specific ingredients, wine and drinks list. Menu is not too long but packed with interesting dishes and garnishes. Chervil flavoured gnocchi was a revelation to me and I have been growing this herb for years. Puddings delilghtful. We spent 3 blissful hours here, never... More

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

The chesil rectory has long been established as one of Winchester's premier restaurants. I've eaten many times over the past ten years and it is always consistently excellent. There are other places to eat in and around Winchester but they are a bit pubby for me and I like the crisp service and linen of the chesil.

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Address: Chesil Street, Winchester SO23 0HU, England
Phone Number: (01962) 851555
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
Cuisine: British

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