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The Odyssey Restaurant - Odyssey, Winchester, Hampshire

Odyssey

3.8
3.8
97 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Welcome to The Odyssey Restaurant, Winchester.

An elegant, vibrant dining location on the edge of the stunning South Downs. The outdoor terrace offers a breath of fresh air, whilst the open kitchen allows you to see the chefs expertly prepare mouth-watering food.

Produced by our Head Chef, the menu offers a unique blend of dishes made using local produce sourced from local award-winning farms plus a range of delicious hand stretched pizzas cooked in the restaurant’s very own pizza oven.

The adjoining bar serves a refreshing selection of beverages including premium spirits and indulgent cocktails making it the perfect space to unwind after a busy day or to celebrate a special occasion.


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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

Experiences

  • Bottomless Brunch

    £30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us with friends & family on Fridays to Sunday for a bottomless brunch in Winchester. From 12pm-6pm you can enjoy two hours of unlimited Prosecco and selected main courses from our all-day menu. Whether it's a Hen Party, birthday celebrations or just and excuse to get together with friends family or work colleagues enjoy great food and good company at the Holiday Inn Winchester.
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What 97 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

97 Reviews
  1. Colin

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was very impressed with the hotel restaurant. Restaurant is very light and spacious, service very friendly and food was well prepared and presented. Plenty of parking. Very convenient for Winchester Space and Science centre. Will definitely go back again.

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  2. IanS

    Hampshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Really not the place to go for afternoon tea... sandwiches were dry,cake not appetising,no pot of tea or coffee offered just mugs ....sat looking out on scaffolding....not impressed at all and definitely not worth the money....

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  3. SteveC

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. From previous reviews we didn't expect too much for the food, but the food was very tasty, served nice and hot, and in a short time. We had either the pork belly or lamb shank and both were well presented. The service was also first class, with a cheery smile. Would definitely eat here again.

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  4. HeatherA

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was an early dinner as going into Winchester afterwards. The restaurant was lovely, not busy and the food was great

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  5. RichardK

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a very nice lunch after a business meeting, with 6 eating. Their was no seasonal menu which was disappointing in December, and the restaurant was not overly decorated apart from a tree. The standard menu was good, and had lots of variety and all the attendees noted now good the standard of the actual food was after eating it. The restaurant cafe is what it is, an eatery just off the reception lounge so the ambience was never going to be great, some quiet Christmas music or any music would have been a benefit. The staff are always super friendly and helpful and were again very attentive. We will be back and personally i will not hesitate to visit on my journeys should I need a stop for coffee or food.

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  6. MichaelP

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was good and the food was nicely cooked and well presented.

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  7. IanB

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Pub grub in a smart but noisy hotel restaurant - the waiter was better than average

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Burgers were lovely. Kids menu good too. Lovely restaurant and staff attentive and helpful. We did think that kids were supposed to eat free with the hotel and Paultons Park package but we were charged for their meals.

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  9. SamanthaR

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and choice on the menu. Fantastic for children too!

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  10. MichaelB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booking was easy online and making a changing to the booking was easy too (adding 2 guests). There was a good selection of food and drinks and the food was very tasty. I particularly liked the 2 course and a drink for £25. Highly recommended.

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  11. JorgeG

    Hampshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    There were only 2 waitresses for more than 20 customers, we got the hotel late because there was a prom party that the hotel didn’t notify us before and there was a too much traffic. We were waiting for the food more than 40 minutes and another 20 minutes for the bill. I would say that the waitresses do their best but it was completely imposible for them . The restaurant need more workers for providing a good service . The food was not too bad but our mod was not the best one as we had to wait a lot, it was late and our daughter was too tired

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  12. Gaffa

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was quick and the staff were friendly. The portion sizes were big, the food was hot when served and was reasonably priced. We would eat here again.
    OdysseyResponded on 25 May 2023
    Dear Gaffa, Thank you for scoring us 5/5, it's great to hear you had such an enjoyable stay with us. I will share you kind feedback with the teams. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, Radek Golebiewski Operation Manager

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  13. JillD

    Hampshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We booked a table for 6:45pm but didn’t receive our first course until 7:45pm, dessert finally arrived at 9:20pm! The food was actually OK, but definitely not worth the wait! There was a man with a child at the table next to us and the little boy was quite distressed - tired and hungry - to the point his dad was ordering a pizza online just as their food arrived. There was a good selection at breakfast but the hot buffet was disappointingly cold. The staff generally were friendly and helpful and the ambience nice, but the poor food service let the whole visit down.

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  14. HayleyW

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Good choice of food. Liked the 2 courses and a drink for £25, good value. Service very good, obviously short of staff but the chaps worked hard, polite and were friendly. Would use again.

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  15. MartinG

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to eat. Good food and nice staff serving

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  16. BigG

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, but its the great staff that makes the restaurant shine

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  17. Foodie213

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was delicious, hot and fresh. Quality of service was not consistent. We were not directed to a table but were told to sit at a 'clean table'. When I went to sit at a table that looked clean I was abruptly told not that one, it's not clean. Would be better if taken to a designated table. Restaurant was quite cold inside. Did not realise 12.5% service charge would be added to bill.

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  18. ChrisC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Whilst the food was excellent the wait for food was too long. We had been sat for 1 hour with our order taken 15 minutes after we arrived. The restaurant was by no means busy, with less than half the tables being used and there was no information given about the waiting time. The restaurant was chilly, making the wait feel very long.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked afternoon tea for belated Mothers Day, the initial booking and confirming of the booking was so easy. We arrived early and sat in the lounge area awaiting the rest of our party. Our booking was for 2:30, but our daughter was delayed by 45 minutes as there was an incident on the M3, she was only a mile away but was unable to divert, our hostess was great, she delayed the tea until our daughter arrived. The food was amazing, it was all placed on small picnic tables but arranged in a way that it was obvious what selection was for each person, there was no need to reach across. Coffee/tea & water was plentiful. The whole experience was a delight and we will return. Thank you all

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  20. Jana101

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Didn’t have the vegetarian meal I wanted as they hadn’t made it so that was disappointing. The service was fine and food ok but nothing special. The Australian Shiraz was like vinegar. Wouldn’t go again

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    It was mother day and you would not have known that in the hotel restaurant, the service was poor had to wait 20 minutes to get drinks. The tea was stewed, some cake was missing then we had to wait to get someone over to pay

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  22. Gwyneth

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were fantastic. But, It was a Sunday and there was no vegetarian option on the Sunday roast. Had to choose a very underwhelming pasta option.

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  23. PJ62G

    Hampshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    A real disappointment. The food was good and staff, whilst seemingly new to their roles did try their best. Biggest issue is booking a family meal in a restaurant only to be seated in the open lobby opposite the entrance and between the bar and TV area. It was cold and was not the intimate family meal we had planned. A real shame as it could have all the ingredients to be really nice, but it certainly took the shine away from the rare multi-generation family get together we had. Currently awaiting feedback as I would consider going back, but would be very nervous of having to hold a business meeting in front of a TV and or bar! - I would also pick a warmer day as the lobby was cold!

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  24. LaraL

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great hotel, good restaurants with nice decor and tasty homely meals that were delicious.

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  25. LindaF

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A nice afternoon tea in a very pleasant atmosphere.

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  26. paDsy

    Hampshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    There's a reason why this restaurant is so quiet... The staff, albeit friendly, do not know the menu or the availability of bar drinks. Several times we had to ask for table water and watched as our jug(s) were delivered to the only other table that had a customers at it that evening... who already had a jug of water! Funny to watch but compounding the frustrations. The food was expensive and mediocre. The availability of drinks limited. It took more than an hour for our food to arrive (did I mention the restaurant was 98% empty). And at the end they still asked for a 10% service charge! Won't be going here again any time soon.

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  27. IvarsR

    Hampshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    It took a very long time to receive the order. Served by unprofessional waiters. I do not recommend a special visit to this restaurant

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  28. SimonC

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely meal and the service was very good, lovely.

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  29. CatherineP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    No-nonsense grub done well, with good service. So convenient if you are staying at holiday inn.

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  30. MartinN

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff really happy to help and food was lovely definitely go again next time we are visiting

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  31. Marjoy

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, great service, very good value. 5 stars

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  32. Andyb

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice meal - good service and very accommodating. Would go again

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  33. BridgetK

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Very easy to reserve on line however there was no record of my reservation when we got there. It was a very quiet time so no problem being seated. Food was delicious and very good value for money, will be visiting again.

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  34. EssexEater

    Essex

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Mixed food quality. Fish and chips good, tagliatelle with added prawns dull- sauce completely bland and pasta over cooked. Tear and share needed a saw as it was severely over cooked. Service was with a smile but excruciatingly slow. The place was 3/4 empty. Could have been great but was poor.

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  35. Sarah

    Hampshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The staff were lovely, however the service was very slow. We were in the restaurant for over 2 hours for a three course meal, 2 of those were from a set childrens menu. We were waiting a long time just for desserts of which point my husband needed to leave for our youngest as she was so tired, and I then needed to leave before our desserts had arrived with my eldest. The staff did bring the desserts to our room but still it did not need to take so long.

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  36. JemmaK

    Hampshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food not great considering wait. Was told no beer on pumps, to then watch others being served it minutes later. Told we couldn't sit at our table a little early as too short staffed, then watched People at the bar served food. Wait for food once seated was way too long with our children getting fed up, then they tried to over charge us by over £20. Awful service, also asked for water for the table which was obviously forgotten. Breakfast the next day was awful too, really disappointed.

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  37. SueP

    Hampshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Having been here several times, was incredibly disappointed to be stuck in the darkest place in the place. Didn't even get the pot of tea. They had a wedding and couldn't cope. Why take our booking? .

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  38. NeenaB

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Pizza was doughy bland mushrooms in a jar cheap dry

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  39. Isobel

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely staff and great food. Great for business meals.

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  40. LouiseB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the service was good, the food came quickly and was very tasty. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

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FAQs

Odyssey is rated 3.8 stars by 97 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Odyssey

Holiday Inn Winchester, Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HZ

Additional information

  • Area
    Winchester
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00–21:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Pizzeria, Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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