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Chesil Rectory

Chesil Street, Winchester SO23 0HU, England
(01962) 851555
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Ranked #7 of 151 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
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Very quirky ambience. Good food, good location and a well earned reputation that is filling the tables. But to keep its ranking it certainly needs to keep an eye on the staff, ours was surly and disinterested. And the wine and drinks? Overpriced and sadly under stocked when it came to choice of bottled beer, yep bottled; how can you... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We have just celebrated my best friends 40th Birthday last Saturday at this wonderful quirky restaurant. From the moment you arrive you feel like you have stepped back in time and greeted very warmley. The food was more than delicious and better than some Michelin restaurants I have been too. I can say that my pigeon starter followed by lamb... More

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Southampton
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

My partner and i came here for a romantic dinner. We enjoyed our food but i do have some comments to add. Firstly, the cheapest medium glasses of wine were over £7 and this seems excessive as they were nothing special. Also, they poured the wine in the kitchen and then brought the glasses filled to the table, meaning we... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant when we were shopping in Winchester today, so we thought we would pop in there for lunch. We walked in without a booking and they found us a table for 2 even though they were fully booked. The staff were very attentive and friendly. We both ate from the set menu which was very reasonably... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very quirky and homely Restaurant. Food is to a very high standard and the staff go out of their way to make you welcome. They make you feel very special and l would recommend this restaurant if you want to celebrate and have a perfect night out. They pride themselves on using local foods wherever possible. Overall taste and service... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant in the evening, after an afternoon spent in lovely Winchester. We didn't know anything about any places to eat there. The bigger was our shock when this amazing medieval building emerged unexpectedly from the dusk. The inside of the building sprang us surprise too: it was well preserved and kept interior with a spirit of... More

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Milford, Ontario
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

You have to love a 1450s brick-and-beam building, with exposed brick and beams indoors too. The set meal (we got there at around 6pm) was fine, well-presented, and if not quite so grand in scope as the Chilwell Manor Hotel's restaurant menu it was less expensive and had slightly larger portions. Service was good and attentive.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We were two couples that went to this restaurant. We had reserved table in advanced, so the table was ready for us when we arrived. We were handed menus and ordered some drinks. The staff was friendly and helpful. They served good ale, which was nice, since a lot of the restaurants in Winchester only have Peroni. The food was... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Booked based on tripadvisor comments so thanks to all. Really interesting food professional and friendly staff and comfortable feel to this restaurant. The history is interesting and the staff are keen to discus this and the food. Not cheap but one leaves feeling prices reflect the quality of the food and the experience.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This place is still excellent food & wine & reasonably priced for the high quality The Chesil Rectory is probably the best restaurant in Winchester. Certainly for the “Bang for the Buck”, they do amazing food for a very good price & have a sensational wine list available from very reasonably priced to ones that you’d need to re-mortgage your... More

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