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

Summary

The original branch of the '90s boutique hotel chain is “still a bit special”; the “great wine list with some notable good-value vintages” remains the star, but the food is “very good” too, with Sunday brunch “a steal (if tee-total!)”

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

Summary

On a good day, the potentially “romantic” original branch of the Hotel du Vin chain dishes up “good, reasonably-priced French brasserie-style food”; standards are not consistent, though, and those who complain of “dull” food in a “noisy” environment may just feel that it has “lost the plot”.

£53
Average
Average
Average
* 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
Mon - Thur 10 pm, Fri & Sat 10.30 pm, Sun 9.30 am
60
Southgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9EF
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Opening hours

Mon - Thur noon - 2.30 pm, 5.30 pm - 10 pm; Fri & Sat noon - 2.30 pm, 5.30 pm - 10.30 pm; Sun noon - 4 pm, 6 pm - 9.30 pm
Last orders: Mon - Thur 10 pm, Fri & Sat 10.30 pm, Sun 9.30 am

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