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RestaurantsHampshireWinchesterSO23

survey result

Summary

£61
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

After over a decade in action, this “atmospheric” gastropub just on the fringes of the town centre “continues to produce some of the most innovative food” in these parts: “interesting ingredients are used to create balanced and intriguing flavours in dishes clearly made with love and care”. Expansion may be afoot, as owner David Nicholson recently submitted plans for a new kitchen and two new dining areas.

Summary

£60
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The most innovative restaurant for miles around”, say fans of this acclaimed pub conversion on the edge of town, which has built a formidable reputation since it opened more than 10 years ago. But while most reports are of “beautifully presented and well-executed” cuisine, ratings are sapped slightly by reports of dishes that “try too hard”, or “read well on the menu, but don’t meet expectations”. Top Tip: “the excellent and very reasonably priced lunch menu”.

Summary

£63
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Acclaimed chef Ollie Moore left for adventures new in July 2016, to be replaced by John Marsden-Jones; by most accounts the “change of chef has made little difference” to the “genuinely surprising and innovative” food on offer at this “very welcoming” edge-of-town pub.

Summary

£57
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Always interesting food, without being over-fussy or pretentious” achieves consistently above-average ratings for this acclaimed pub conversion, on the outskirts of the city-centre.

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Restaurant details

Yes
14
60
18+ except weekend L

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £29.00 £34.00
Dinner   £50.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £18.50
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
88 Chesil St, Winchester, SO23 0HX
Opening hours
Monday7 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday7 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday7 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday7 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday7 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm

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