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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
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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 515
    Excellent
  • 163
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 26
    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
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Not been to Winchester before and what a find this place is. Knew the reviews were good but it smashed all our expectations. Food, service and ambiance were 10 of 10 and what a wonderful old building. Highly recommended. Bob

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
e17law
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not been to Winchester before and what a find this place is. Knew the reviews were good but it smashed all our expectations. Food, service and ambiance were 10 of 10 and what a wonderful old building. Highly recommended. Bob

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Thank e17law
United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having lived in Winchester for all of my fifty years I thought a visit was a little overdue! The building is stunning and creates a very pleasant atmosphere in which to dine. We were warmly welcomed and seated with menus. However, it was surprising that the waitress didn't inform us of what was on offer as either the soup or... More 

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Thank GoodFood31
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great dinner with friends. Food excellent. Service excellent. Fantastic setting. Couldn't fault it

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Thank ladycullen123
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Chesil Rectory for my partner's birthday - and I can honestly say it is the best restaurant I've been to in this area. How it's not number 1 for Winchester I don't know!!! The service was exceptional, and the food was amazing. The pork was to die for. Would highly recommend. Even booked a Mother's Day lunch... More 

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Thank Abbie T
Newbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Haven't been here for years, the food was always good but it lacked any atmosphere. What a difference this time round just excellent thoughly recommended

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Thank NK181
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the restaurant two months ago. I made a reservation for my husband's birthday. We could not arrive on time due to the awful traffic because it was the opening day of the Christmas market. Staff made no negative comments about it and greeted me kindly. My husband dropped me off at the place and went to look for... More 

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Thank Sonicspoty
Hampshire
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met with our daughter for a delayed Christmas get together. As usual a lovely meal, good service and great ambience. Would not hesitate to recommend!

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1 Thank BrandyHampshire
Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Paid a visit at the weekend after hearing good reviews. Made a hassle free online booking the night before. The staff were very welcoming guiding us to a window seat in a very relaxed atmosphere. The set menu was great value for £19.95. Each course was full of flavour. Especially the venison casserole with it's rich gravy. The wine was... More 

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Thank Mark_Winch
Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing location for dinner and very comfortable, but didn't quite live up to expectations. It was a pleasant enough meal but service was very slow - we arrived for dinner just after 7pm and it took until almost 10pm to finish. Starters were excellent in taste and presentation, for main I had the beef ( a little on the... More 

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Thank beermill
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with my father in law for Sunday lunch Starters were very good , my wife's fish main course was great but roast beef for myself and father in law was a mess !! Badly presented , flooded with very " plastic " gravy so almost impossible to taste anything else Disappointing

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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, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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