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Chesil Street, Winchester SO23 0HU, England
(01962) 851555
Website
Today
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Closed 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: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 397
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 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
Splendid meal, well served in a remarkable venue.

The meal and service were excellent. The toilets are up a pecipitous staircase....I am glad that I wasn't drinking.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
AndrewBBKenrick
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Retford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Retford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The meal and service were excellent. The toilets are up a pecipitous staircase....I am glad that I wasn't drinking.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The surroundings are old world, very intimate and conducive to a quiet relaxing lunch. We ate off the set lunch menu and the food was excellent. The wine offering was also great. Can't fault it and all for a good price

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A lovely restaurant that is beautiful inside and out. It's very 'Oldie Worldy' inside. The dishes are very different and staff are very sweet and courteous.

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Pescara, Italy
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We went there for lunch with another couple following their friend advice. The place is really nice, wooden built and care is taken of every details (including a lavender hand lotion in the toilet very good smelling). Lunch menu was available in two (16.00£) or three courses (20.00£). It was difficult to recognise all the ingredients present in the dishes... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Booked The Chesil Rectory for the first time.... we have asked ourselves why it has taken so long to come here. Very warm welcome by the owner who showed us to the bar for a lovely glass of Hambledon sparkling win, great to see the very extensive use of local producers. The crab starter was to die for so fresh!!... More 

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Winchester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Absolutely Fantastic Food. if you haven't been here already, I would 100% recommend it to everyone! Service is prompt but not intrusive. The all round experience is the best I have ever received. The manager Doug, is an absolute credit to their team. Very friendly atmosphere and extremely knowledgable!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The head of house lady was very helpful and accommodating when we turned up for our meal 30 mins late and asked to all be seated at the same table. The food is generally good and the wine list has some interesting choices.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We found this restaurant last year and said we would return some day. We did and our first thoughts were confirmed. We enjoyed a fantastic anniversary meal in this romantic, fine dining restaurant in the oldest building in Winchester. Brilliant

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Stalham, England
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We visited today to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary. Delightful old building recently refurbished this restaurant was immediately welcoming and with a good atmosphere. Young staff very able and friendly. On offer was a fixed price lunch menu, but we went for the a la carte; choosing the vegetarian option and the halibut with a shellfish sauce. Both absolutely stunning!... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We booked an evening meal here in May after the 6pm early menu and whilst a little expensive on the wallet; the food and setting were simply breathtaking. The restaurant is set in a stunning 1425 property and it has nooks and crannies where people can sit with ease. Its not cramped and a nice way to relax whether you... More 

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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, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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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