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Summary

£95
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A classical set-up with comfy armchairs and a roaring fire, tea served with sandwiches, scones, jam, cream and cakes – this picturesque country house hotel takes us plebs all back to a bygone age” and is very highly recommended for afternoon tea. Feedback on more ambitious fare in its plush dining room was a little more up-and-down this year and relatively limited, coinciding with the departure of highly rated exec chef Andrew Birch after only two years. His replacement, Phil Yeomans, returns after leaving as head chef in 2014.

Summary

£94
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The dining room of this plush country-house hotel – “a classic five-star” in an 18th-century mansion – serves an “imaginative menu of innovative food, much of it local produce”. Exec chef Andrew Birch, who took over the kitchen in June 2017, is “definitely one to watch”.

Summary

£80
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A great summer afternoon cream tea, sitting outside on the patio, overlooking the rolling Hampshire countryside” is “probably the most affordable entry point” for sampling the cuisine of this plush country house hotel. When it comes to a full meal in the restaurant, Olly Rouse’s cooking receives lots of nominations for top gastronomy, but there is also a lot of griping about how “extremely expensive” the experience can become.

Summary

£83
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Chef Olly Rouse (late of Coworth Park) turns out “excellent” tasting menus and “the heartiest, tastiest breakfast bar none” at this “very comfortable” country house hotel and adjoining cookery school; prices do, however, remain a sticking point.

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Reviews of The Avenue, Lainston House Hotel Restaurant in SO21, Winchester by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Avenue, Lainston House Hotel restaurant.
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Good quality food in classy restaurant with...
Reviewed 11 months, 4 days ago

"Good quality food in classy restaurant with good service."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Dinner £55.00 £65.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 80.00 D only 6
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £5.25
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Woodman Ln, Winchester, SO21 2LT
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑9:30 pm

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