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RestaurantsHampshireWinchesterSO23

survey result

Summary

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

“Sitting on the verandah”, enjoying “a good-value lunch on a summer’s day overlooking the park” is particularly enjoyable at HFW’s Winchester outpost, which benefits from its leafy setting, in Abbey Mill Gardens. Its “unmessed-about” cuisine is most praised for a family day out, and even if “some dishes can be less-than-spectacular”, most reports this year judge results as good overall.

Summary

£50
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2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

An “impressive and interesting mill conversion” (“a bit noisy, though”) – Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s well-known operation puts in a mixed performance. It’s praised for its use of “good ingredients”, but “the food combinations can be a bit strange”, preparation “can lack attention to detail” and “service is poor at times”.

Summary

£49
   ££
2
Average
2
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3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

HFW’s attractive but “noisy” mill conversion continues to be a “variable” spot; “the ingredients are normally excellent”, but are ill-served by “sometimes strange” combinations, and “service needs improving” too.

Summary

£46
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3
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2
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3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall personified!”“noisy”, “casual”, but all about “interesting (local) food” – say fans of his venture, in a striking mill near the cathedral. Some reviews are more reserved: “I found it variable: strange, imaginative combinations in dishes, but made with no finesse”.

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £12.95  

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.50 £16.95 £4.00 £6.90
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £18.95
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Opening hours

MON TO FRI 11AM - 10.30PM, SAT 10AM - 10.30PM, SUN 10AM - 4PM
Last orders: Tue - Sat 9.15 pm, Sun 4 pm

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