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The Ivy Winchester Brasserie, Winchester, ENG

The Ivy Winchester Brasserie

4.5
4.5
9212 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
The Ivy Winchester Brasserie offers a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere, holding back a number of tables for everyone wishing to drop in at their leisure

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 08:30–00:00 Sat, Sun 09:00–00:30

  • Phone number

    01962 790700

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Private party facilities

    Located a stone’s throw from the city’s most iconic sights, including Winchester Cathedral, our restaurant offers a luxurious haven for tourists and locals alike. We also have elegant private dining room for special celebrations and big-occasion dining.

  • Private party contact

    The Events Team: 020 3727 6548

  • Area

    Winchester

  • Parking Details

    Tower Street Car Park, Tower St, Winchester SO23 8TA (6 min walk from the car park) Worthly Lane Car Park, 3 Worthy Ln, Winchester SO23 7AB (11 min walk from the car park)

  • Public Transit

    Winchester train station, 12 City Forum, 250 City Road, London, EC1V 8AF (10 min walk from the station)

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 9,212 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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    Brunch

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  1. RB

    RoyB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food was okay not great probably a little overpriced. Service was efficient but sometimes a little discourteous. I have to have gluten free, told Could cater but very limited choice, especially if you didn’t like fish . Ordered the shepherds pie quite small and didn’t get any veg!
  2. RH

    RichardH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    The service was so awful we gave up on trying to order a dessert and coffee and left halfway through the meal. The Sommelier was lovely though.
  3. EP

    EllieP

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Incredibly noisy, busy restaurant with inconsistent service from waiters. Food is luke warm. Overrated and not worth the money at all.
  4. NT

    NikkiT

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely evening. Food was great, service was good. We will be back!
  5. S

    Salv

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Unseasoned vegetables, the mashed potatoes were inedible and the lemon sole was overcooked and not fresh. Overall disappointing.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the rib-eye steak which was amazing, cannot wait to get back.
  7. EB

    ElaineB

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Do like the Ivy for food and decor but it can get very noisy.
  8. E

    Ellieeeeeee

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    As always, a lovely treat for my oldest friend and me. However, the service wasn’t up to its usual standard this time. It lacked any friendliness. We waited ages and asked twice for our hot drinks to be brought to us. They were meant to come with dessert but we’d eaten them by the time they came! Then, a waiter came and said we only had 10 minutes before our table was needed. We would have been finished had we not had to wait 20 minutes for two coffees!
  9. LM

    LisaM

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and wonderful service. Food was lovely.
  10. SP

    SteveP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We love the ivy and go there a lot, one of the main reasons we love it so much is the service however this time it was very poor which was disappointing.
  11. SB

    SharonB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous lunch and great atmosphere.
  12. JY

    JosieY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most fantastic time. The food was excellent and the staff were amazing. Will definitely be going back.
  13. SA

    SAfferGirl

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent as always. Disappointed by the service: servers were good when they attended but were very scarce and spent a lot of time huddled in groups, chatting. Empty plates were left on our table for at least 5 mins. We had to call for coffee, the bill and ultimately to pay. Waited at the table for ages to pay, moved to the till in the Hope we’d be acknowledged but still had to seek someone out so that we could pay. Not really what we’ve come to expect of The Ivy
  14. CM

    CMME

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Would of given 5 stars - unfortunately the initial greet was no good - we checked in , the girl in a floral jacket was almost to the point of being rude - no greeting , good morning, how are you today- just this table free the slapped the menus down and walked off ! As we use the Ivy Winchester regularly we are able to judge , generally it and it's staff are first class ! If we had previously experienced this we would have been put off returning. Trust this post helps the Ivy manager
  15. AL

    AlisonL

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Warm welcome, good brunch choices and food attractively presented. A very pleasant experience all round. Just wish the tea came with 2 teabags. It takes ages to brew and never really achieves a decent strength
  16. WH

    WayneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food was well presented and extremely well cooked,m the portions were a good size, the service was a little abrupt and settings almost dropped onto the table in front of us, it was noticed this was also the case for other tables.
  17. NS

    NickS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Brought something different to what I ordered. They were apologetic and replaced in about 10 minutes. I was disappointed that they charged us for service. Food ,once I got the dish I ordered, and ambiance were very good. Nice touch in giving us a free desert for our anniversary. Enjoyed the evening but it was spoilt a bit by the error and charging us for service.
  18. YV

    YpeV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable meal it was our exceptional meal service was excellent and the restaurant itself was amazing
  19. CH

    CarlH

    Hampshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Arancini, zucchini fritte, chicken milanese, Korean glazed chicken and akmind and Blueberry Panna cotta. All amazing !
  20. SK

    SusanK

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere in restaurant, was very busy. Waiter very helpful and apologised for long wait for food. Food was average. Definitely had better food in previous visits to The Ivy.
  21. CM

    CatherineM

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Didn’t think when I booked afternoon tea for 2 people that we would be sat next to a business lunch for 8 men which had clearly consumed a few bottles of wine and beers. This was now 3pm and when we left after 4pm they were still loud. Too noisy and not the right ambience at all. Couldn’t have a conversation with my Son who bought me the treat for Mother’s Day and couldn’t really hear what we were saying to each other. Not recommended as a place for afternoon tea as always too noisy in the Restaurant even though we were in a smaller back room.
  22. MW

    MadeleineW

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Always a special treat to dine at the Ivy. Wonderful atmosphere. Service was rather slow but restaurant was full and busy even outside.
  23. AH

    AlexH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and delicious food. Always a great meal at the Ivy.
  24. BW

    BrettW

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent venue, excellent service and excellent food.
  25. G

    Gary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    We eat in the Ivy very often, I have never had a bad meal. However this was the worst experience I have ever had. We ordered fillet steak off the specials board. £34 each but we looked forward to an amazing treat. Sadly, the meat tasted dreadful, very strong smell and was not cooked as requested. When we complained, the staff said was down to the butter sauce, so asked if we would like another but plain. We said yes. But again the fillets came out the same, very strong and bad smell and taste was dreadful. Again they were not cooked as requested. We decided to just eat around the edges as did not want to make a fuss. We then decided we would have the choc bomb for pud to finish with a treat. The pudding came and the waiter poured the sauce over the bomb. I was surprised when the bomb did not melt (we had eaten this many times and know the sauce should melt the pudding) and the sauce was lumpy. Anyway, not wanting to make more full we both had a mouthful of the pudding and again this tasted disgusting. The waiter came running over with a shocked look on his face to explain he had poured gravy all over our pudding. I could not believe it. Both my wife and I had a terrible taste in our mouth and felt pretty sick by this point. The bill finally arrived and we were shocked to see a bill of £250 which included £25 service charge. The staff had not even considered removing any of the cost as a result of poor service and experience. We asked to speak to the manager who ended up removing the service charge and gave us 2 glasses of red wine on the house. We thought that was acceptable. However, the overall experience was shocking and we will not be rushing back to our fav restaurant in Winchester anytime soon.
  26. RN

    RobertN

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my wife's birthday and they put us up in the raised section at the back, where we haven't been placed before. Quieter up there, so we were able to talk to each other without interruption. Food was very good, we ate far too much. I chose duck terrine, T-bone steak and creme brulee. The waiter brought us a celebratory profiterole with a candle in the top for my wife, which she couldn't eat, so I was *forced* to finish it off myself.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely birthday dinner, fantastic service from our waitress Daisy
  28. C

    Cassandra

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    An enjoyable evening is pleasant surroundings. Good food and wine delivered by delightful, competent staff. We will look forward to another visit Well done The Ivy, Winchester!
  29. MM

    MartinM

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Had a table near to the window so smoke drifted in from those sat outside.. Chips were well cooked and crispy.. Certainly not as good as our previous visit.. The rest of the food was good and our 6 year old loves the sausage and mash..
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice service
  31. KE

    KirstineE

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect time everyone was very attentive and food was excellent
  32. MM

    MarkM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and attention to detail, beautiful decor, great atmosphere and excellent food.
  33. PH

    PaulH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A memorable birthday celebration made very special.
  34. PB

    PeterB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the service was fantastic, food was top quality, ambience was spot on.
  35. SW

    SallyW

    Gloucestershire

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Set the scene once again for a fun evening with friends. Great food and service. Thank you 😁
  36. Y

    Yoganut

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always enjoy an evening here as staff are so friendly and make it such a fun evening. Such a good atmosphere
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Refreshing to find well executed classical service with well prepared and presented food in a fabulous setting at a sensible price. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was great. Our first visit and won’t be our last. Please keep doing what you are doing, it puts others to shame. Thank you!
  38. TM

    TeresaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dining experience as always. Every member of staff we spoke to was polite, attentive but unobtrusive. I had put on my booking it was pur anniversary and the staff wished us happy anniversary on arrival and brought us a mini celebration dessert to share which was a lovely touch and greatly appreciated. As a vegetarian I am used to just accepting whatever vegetarian option is on them menu but at The Ivy I feel like I have a real choice of tasty food. Can't wait for our next visit.
  39. DP

    DavidP

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We visit here a few times each year and yesterday was our least favourite food. My wife had minute steak which was rather chewy and I just made the wrong decision in choosing Korean Style chicken which was cooked fine but not to my taste as it tasted a little fatty. The service was excellent as usual and we were given a discount on our bill due to the poor steak so that was good. We will continue to visit as it's always a good atmosphere supported by the great service. This was just an unfortunate one-off experience.
  40. MD

    MeganD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent fast service & very polite. Food was lovely & good prices for what you’re receiving. Definitely worth a visit & will be returning.

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The Ivy Winchester Brasserie is rated 4.5 stars by 9212 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 19 times today
Google Map for The Ivy Winchester Brasserie

103-104 High Street, Winchester, ENG SO23 9AH

Additional information

  • Area

    Winchester

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 08:30–00:00 Sat, Sun 09:00–00:30

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Tower Street Car Park, Tower St, Winchester SO23 8TA (6 min walk from the car park) Worthly Lane Car Park, 3 Worthy Ln, Winchester SO23 7AB (11 min walk from the car park)

  • Public Transit

    Winchester train station, 12 City Forum, 250 City Road, London, EC1V 8AF (10 min walk from the station)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01962 790700

  • Private party facilities

    Located a stone’s throw from the city’s most iconic sights, including Winchester Cathedral, our restaurant offers a luxurious haven for tourists and locals alike. We also have elegant private dining room for special celebrations and big-occasion dining.

  • Private party contact

    The Events Team: 020 3727 6548

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