Harden's survey result
With its “medieval exposed beams and stripped, creaky flooring”, this “cosy restaurant” in a 600-year-old merchant’s house is “one of the most romantic places, with lots of small, quirkily decorated rooms”. Staff are “chilled but attentive” and the food – although it may struggle to match the unique surroundings – is, on practically all accounts, “more than accomplished”.
“For unique character it’s hard to beat” this “attractive, exceptional and historic old building” which is “hands down the loveliest space to dine in, and perfect for special occasions” (especially of a romantic nature). The “delicious” food is hailed by fans as arguably Winchester’s best (“though if visiting regularly the menu can become somewhat predictable”).
In terms of elegance, this “beautiful” and “romantic” destination is arguably the town’s best, and “friendly” service and highly rated food complete a positive picture. Top Tip – “the pre-theatre fixed price menu is very good indeed”.
The “beautiful” ancient building is the star of the show, if you visit this “romantic” central feature. “It’s been through many reincarnations over the years, and this is one of the better ones”, providing “an all-round, very good experience”.
1 Chesil St, Winchester, S023 0HU
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lunch noon - 2.30 pm, dinner 6 pm - 9.30 pm, Fri & Sat 10 pm, Sun 9 pm
Last orders: 9 pm, Fri & Sat 9.30 pm, Sun 8.30 pm