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About The Black Rat
The Black Rat Restaurant was converted from a pub into a quaint and quirky restaurant that is situated on Chesil Street.
A year after opening, the team acquired one of the most prestigious accolades in catering, a Michelin Star.
Our ingredients are sourced from some of the best local suppliers that can be found and we have our own forager who brings the most seasonal and fresh products available.
Located nearby is our kitchen garden where we grow some of our own herbs and vegetables, all of which helps to inspire the kitchen team to create their take on a “Modern British” menu.
The wine list boasts some 80 wines with a balance between Old and New world from our supplier Ellis Of Richmond. The list contains some iconic wines that are great with delicious food but also it has balanced and well rounded wine that can be enjoyed without food.
The atmosphere is relaxed but homely with lots to look at in all the rooms, and the service is informal but attentive.
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 0HX
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7pm - 9:15pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12pm - 2pm and 7pm - 9:15pm
£41 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
There is a flat level Pay and Display car park opposite the restaurant and a Multi -Storey further down the road on the Chesil St roundabout which we recommend for day time parking
Private Party Facilities:
There is a private dining room upstairs for all occasions, plus a comfy lounge and well-stocked bar full of well known and specialty spirits where guests can have pre-dinner drinks whilst perusing the menu, or enjoy a digestif or coffee after their meal. The Dining room seats 9-16 and can only be booked by phone and with a pre order in advance.
Private Party Contact:
Gareth: 01962 844465
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wine
The Black Rat Ratings and Reviews
I was greeted and shown to our table whic h was in a drafts location. W hen my husband arrived we were told there was a table in a better location and moved. I have food allergies and these were discussed with me before we started.
The homemade bread was delicious and unusual. I t was p robably the highlight of the meal. We had cod brandade for our starter mine was served without aubergine as reque#ted by myself. This was very nice and was enhanced by the mouse line served with the bread. We chose grouse for the main course as the restaurant had run our of pheasant. It was delicious but a v rly small portion.
We shared a spiced apple desert w high again was very tasty. One of the other sweets contained peanut and I was unwell later on. So I will have to avaoid the sweets in the future.
Overall. It was a very enjoyable experience.
One of our favourite places over the years! We have not been in a while for various reasons but we went for Sunday lunch with our six year old who thoroughly enjoyed her pheasant and pudding. Everything was better than we remembered albeit we had been very restrained with the wine on this occasion. Looking forward to another visit soon.
Excellent venue. Warm and inviting and looks as though it would be ideal for cold winter's evening if looking for somewhere quiet and candlelit. Food, particularly the flavours, was excellent. Service discreet and efficient. Price was what you would expect for a Michelin starred restaurant.
Fantastic food and an exciting menu.
We had a lovely evening, our only comment would be that the staff were perhaps a little over attentive, we were asked at least 6 or 7 times throughout the evening how things were. Of course it's lovely for them to check things are good, but perhaps not repeatedly and have each of the three waiting staff asking the same question time and time again.
We enjoyed a lovely anniversary dinner here.
The atmosphere is cosy - almost like dining in someone's house. Service was excellent and they were very helpful explaining which dishes were gluten free or could be easily adapted.
The food was beautiful - opportunity to try unusual things with some lovely combinations, together with Michelin-style presentation.
Good wine (and gin!) list.
Such a nice change from all the pubs you get in the country. I came across the restaurant whilst searching for somewhere with a Michelin star to celebrate a birthday.
It has a lot of character and the food is great. I've been twice for the Sunday lunch set menu, and plan to try the evening À La Carte Menu soon.
The staff are always very pleasant and helpful.
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