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Chesil Street, Winchester SO23 0HU, England
(01962) 851555
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Today
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 129
    Very good
  • 50
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  • 25
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always superb food and attentive service

I have been to the Chesil Rectory several times with my wife and with friends. It is always excellent with superb food and service. It compares very favourably on both quality and price with the other "celebrity" restaurants which have sprung up in Winchester.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Roy L
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have been to the Chesil Rectory several times with my wife and with friends. It is always excellent with superb food and service. It compares very favourably on both quality and price with the other "celebrity" restaurants which have sprung up in Winchester.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited for lunch and went for the A la carte menu as it was our wedding anniversary. Service was very good, even a little too attentive, and the food was pretty good, especially the lamb I had which had an excellent flavour and was very tender. We were too full for a dessert and so ended with double espresso.... More 

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Newbury
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were invited by friends to a 50th birthday last Saturday and we were totally stunned at the wonderful food, excellent service and beautiful (and romantic0 rooms of The Chesil Rectory. Old beams, low ceilings and candles everywhere- this place has had the lot ....built about 1450 apparently- how come we have only just found it?? Our... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Been here several times. Best restaurant around South central by a long, long way. Go quickly and have the crab starter, before the menu changes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Fell upon this restaurant by accident - just looking for a relaxing Saturday lunch. Had the fixed priced menu and both fish courses were wonderful. This was enhanced by a first class services and lovely historic surroundings. Would thoroughly recommend it.

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Thursley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I had the asparagus followed by the beef. Both were excellent but the beef was memorable and perfectly cooked medium rare. They must work very hard to produce food of this quality. It was a business dinner and all four of us were delighted with every course. Christian is skilled at his service in managing to deliver the food without... More 

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WINCHESTER
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have been coming to this restaurant for many years and it never fails to impress. The team always strive to deliver excellent service, and the food is out of this world. The selections of wines is phenomenal and the staff have a wealth of knowledge of their selection too. I could not recommend this restaurant highly enough.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very quiet and old world. Fantastic food, well cooked and full of flavour. Nothing pretentious, just good food and wine in a really lovely place.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

What a lovely quaint restaurant, very friendly staff, we chose from the set menu and the food was very nice, bread starter was the best, they didn't cater for children but when we asked if they could do them some chips or something they came up with fish and chips that were to die for I had food envy, glad... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Enjoyed sunday lunch here on 21st June 2015. Very tasty, good service. Would love to dine here again.

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Additional Information about Chesil Rectory

Address: Chesil Street, Winchester SO23 0HU, England
Phone Number: (01962) 851555
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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