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Summary

“The garden’s a joy in summer” at the original HdV, founded 25 years ago in a gorgeous Georgian house – but there’s a persistent feeling that it fails to live up to its attractive setting or extensive cellar, with diners too often “disappointed” by their bistro fare. The chain, which now numbers 19 boutique hotels, has been sold twice in the last 10 years.

£54
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Whilst the elegant dining room continues to impress”, and the cellar remains a strong point, both “food and service can be hit and miss” at this attractive Georgian red-brick – the first link in the HdV chain; perennially up and down, when it comes to a decent meal it’s one “for risk-takers only”.

£47
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

The original HdV maintains its consistency… for inconsistency; while fans this year praised its “wonderful” rooms, “exemplary” wines and food “SO much better than expected”, cynics felt the victuals “just didn’t come up to standard”, and service was also very “hit and miss”.

£55
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

HdV’s original outpost continues to put in an up-and-down performance – even fans concede that service is still a “bit hit and miss”, and reports on the food are likewise mixed; one constant as you might hope – some good finds on the wine list.

£55
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
Yes
56, 18
60

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.95 £18.00 £3.95 £6.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Southgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9EF
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Tuesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Thursday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Friday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm-4 pm, 6 pm-9:30 pm

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