RestaurantsHampshireWinchesterS023

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Summary

£74
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3
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4
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “quietly excellent” destination inhabits a 600-year-old building five minutes’ from the city centre, and has operated as a restaurant for over 75 years (the current owners took over in 2008). It is second only to Rick Stein locally in terms of the amount of feedback it generates thanks to offering a “very high standard in everything”: “the setting is classical yet relaxed; service is discreet and effective; and the cuisine elegant and well-prepared”. “I am delighted that such restaurants still exist – there are so few like this”. Top Menu Tip – “the lunch and early evening menu is exceptional value”.

Summary

£69
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3
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3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fabulous food in a wonderful setting” sums up the appeal of this “historic fifteenth-century building”, five minutes’ walk from the city centre. “There’s an air of restrained cosy elegance about it”, while “the food, too, is the epitome of good taste”. The restaurant itself is pretty historic, having been open for more than 75 years; the current owners took over in 2008.

Summary

£68
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3
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3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “delightful fifteenth-century dining room” in “one of Winchester’s oldest buildings, with cosy ambience to match” is “worth a visit” for “excellent food, and friendly and professional service”. A restaurant for 75 years, it has been under the current management since 2008 and serves a pleasingly contemporary menu.

Summary

£65
  £££
3
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3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Flavoursome twenty first century food pleasantly served in an attractive fifteenth century room is a combination hard to beat” at this “exceptional” medieval building, with its “very amusing” sloped floor and surprisingly successful “bold décor”…but “mind your head!”

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1 Chesil St, Winchester, S023 0HU

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
10
No dress code
72
12+ at D

The Chesil Rectory Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Chesil Rectory Restaurant in S023, Winchester by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Chesil Rectory restaurant.
Dave C
Excellent fix price lunch menu...
Reviewed 3 months, 20 days ago

"Excellent fix price lunch menu"

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Deborah M
We enjoyed a relaxing lunch here with frien...
Reviewed 3 months, 20 days ago

"We enjoyed a relaxing lunch here with friends. A good selection of dishes was available for each course. Flavours were delightful. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £21.95 £26.95

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.00 £22.50 £6.00 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
1 Chesil St, Winchester, S023 0HU
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm

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