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Chesil Rectory

Chesil Street, Winchester SO23 0HU, England
(01962) 851555
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Ranked #7 of 148 restaurants in Winchester
Cuisines: British
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
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
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Love this restaurant. The building is steeped in history but dining style is ver relaxed. Good food and great atmosphere.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Lovely building , great expectations, but overpriced, and don't go feeling hungry! The tables were too close together.

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Had my 30th birthday evening here with my wife and this place ticked every box, wowed by the food and service and a lovely bottle of red. Homemade black pudding to start, confidence in produce to serve pork pink and a great atmosphere sat next to the open fire. Best meal I've had out, a must try.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My wife and I had been wanting to eat at The Chesil for some time so we decided to celebrate our 40th and 50th birthdays by going for an early supper. The food was exquisite, tasty yet simple top notch grub. I had Smoked Haddock Chowder, Leek & Potatoes to start (could have licked my bowl clean!) followed by Lamb... More

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Winchester
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

This was a wedding anniversary treat which we were looking forward to. We waited half an hour for starters which were very disappointing. I had the vegetable broth which was full of barely cooked vegetables and chick peas and smothered in parsley. My husband had the cured salmon which he could have eaten in one bite. Our main course was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We went here for a Saturday lunch with our son and daughter-in-law who had recommended it having had a dinner there. We had the fixed menu which was good if somewhat limited, we all ended up ordering the same meal. The food was good although the amount of soup served could have been more generous, the atmosphere and service was... More

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England
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My wife and I were looking forward to a pleasant evening meal at the Chesil after a gap of some years. The service was welcoming, the food was attractively presented and there was an extensive choice of wines. Nevertheless we left somewhat disappointed; the table water was stale and returned, the guinea fowl was bland, the crab tortellini with the... More

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Winchester, Hants
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Our son and daughter-in-law treated us for our birthday on 21st March and we had a lovely evening. The food was at its best, we thought. The lamb and the chocolate desserts were especially delicious and beautifully presented. The service was the right balance of efficient and informal. It is a wonderfully atmospheric dining environment. I notice that the lighting... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Having read the reviews I was very disappointed when we went there for our anniversary last night. It was so dark that one could barely see the menus and I could not see the gnocchi which would have been useful as it was a very strange deconstructed version with large lumps of a brie like blue cheese a few bits... More

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T.Wells
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Visited midweek. Good choice on menu - difficult to choose. We thought all the food was excellent. The usual 'masterchef' type words apply - flavour, texture, presentation all amazing. Would definitely revisit if returning to Winchester.

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