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“Very pleasent evening”

The Vineyard Restaurant
Ranked #506 of 859 Restaurants in Southampton
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Fareham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very pleasent evening”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

A Friday night dinner with friends for a small celebration turned out to be a very pleasant and enjoyable evening, thanks to the good service and the extremely good food.

We had visited the “location” before when it was called “Vatica” and its predecessor, before its demise!
As the premises and location were so appealing we thought that we would give it a try.

The menu had a pleasant and varied selection of 4 different items from each 3 course.
Two courses at £27.95
Three at £34.94.
These prices included bread and an enjoyable appetiser!
The wine list was good, with a reasonable selection of “non own wines” at quite good prices.

As one would expect, from a Chef of this calibre, the food was very good and nicely presented.
Of particular note were the starters;
“Nanny Williams Cheese Soufflé “and the “Pan seared scallops with confit pork belly and cauliflower puree”.
The Lamb and Duck for mains were to be recommended.

The service pleasant and efficient with no fuss.

As this is a lovely location with pleasant decoration and good food, one hope that this business will continue, unlike previous attempts at this location.
We wish them the best of luck , we shall return!

To avoid confusion;
“The Vineyard Restaurant” is at the Wickham Vineyard, a little confusing as when searching on line to book we found a number of “Vineyard restaurants” some in the local area!
The website is WWW. Wickhamvineyard.co.uk not the “Vineyard Restaurant”

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Southampton
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“What a surprising good restaurant!”
Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

We went to eat with 5 of my colleagues for diner. The setting in the Middle of the vineyard is truly magical. As for the food, I couldn't get better in a Michelin star restaurant! This was really a surprise as we found this restaurant by chance and we will definitely go back for lunch too. The menu is also reasonably priced for the quality of food and cooking served. Well done... At last a star restaurant in Hampshire!

Visited November 2012
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Delicious vineyard wines compliment beautiful food”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

We visited The Vineyard Restaurant for a special occasion and started with a glass of the Vineyards champagne, then chose to have 3 courses, all complimented by a different wine recommended by the Maitre D.
The food was of exceptional standard not only visually but with wonderful flavours - the chefs are very accomplished. The ambience was good and there is a good view of the vines which are floodlit at night. I am looking forward to going for sunday lunch.

  • Visited September 2012
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SOUTHAMPTON
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“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

Can't recommend highly enough. Lunch menu is £22 for three courses. I have eaten food below this standard in restaurants with a Michelin star.

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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
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“Incredible!”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Being my first visit to this restaurant, I was excited about visiting as I had heard very good things and I was certainly not disappointed! We felt incredibly accommodated and made welcome by the Maitre D and the waiting staff, and we felt that they attended to our every need.
The food certainly exceeded its reputation! We had the 7 course taster menu, which was fantastic value for money. The amuse-bouche of tomato essence and basil oil was fresh and mouthwatering. The summer vegetable salad with Earl Grey Buttermilk and truffles had an incredible variety of flavours, all of which complemented each other perfectly. My starter of Crab Ravioli with a Lobster bisque and lemongrass was light and cooked perfectly. My highlight of the meal was the lamb main course, with an intense mix of slow cooked shoulder croquette and best end of lamb was surprisingly light but an outstanding world of flavours.
The pre dessert was a gorgeous cocoa nib creme brule, and the lemon tart was deliciously zingy and the sweet blackcurrant sorbet a perfect combination. Our wines perfectly complimented the meal, we had a wonderful experience, and we rolled out of the restaurant satiated and raring to come back! Don't miss this restaurant...!

  • Visited September 2012
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