The Black Rat
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.
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Mon - Wed 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Amazing food and great service with very knowledgeable staff. A lovely evening. Thanks
Michelen starred restaurant and as good as they say. I'll definitely be going back.
One of our party had an issue with the fish course, it was all very nice but the fish itself was rather cold. On mentioning this to the staff he found he wasn’t the only diner to have made this observation. He was informed that they would speak to the chef to see if this could be rectified. Otherwise it was brilliant and we would have given five stars except for the aforementioned little niggle. We would certainly go back.
Food very interesting. Portions small but it was more than enough.
Were well looked after
Tasting menu was amazing, would definitely recommend it.
Abso-bloomin-lutely fab! Faultless service and truly delicious food in a gorgeous and cosy environment.
Really interesting menu, the food was sublime, the wines were lovely and the whole experience memorable
The Black Rat offers a very relaxed atmosphere in which you can enjoy the superb cuisine. Menu options are original and innovative with an emphasis on quality produce. The members of staff are welcoming and very attentive to diners. An excellent restaurant to which we will return.
We love the black rat. Best food experience ever !!
We booked a table of 4 to celebrate a 40th birthday. From start to finish it was excellent in all departments! Highly recommended!!
Gorgeous cozy interior with exposed brick and wood beams. Food delicious and well presented. Service outstanding but relaxed.
Great cosy atmosphere and friendly, efficient service. Food was delicious - strong, complimentary flavours. Would recommend the fish and duck. Only criticisms would be that portions were a little bit small and it is quite pricey. Worth it for a special occasion, would go again.
It was very good - but not quite as good as previous visits.
Fantastic food and service, as always. Highly recommended.
Exceptional as always! Cant wait to return. I actually think the lunch set is better as then you dont feel so sleepy afterwards.
Good service, however we did have to wait a long time for last course to come. Ambience was nice with open fire and dim lighting, however people with poor eyesight may struggle reading the menu. Had the taster menu which over all was good, cod and quail was excellent and one of the puddings stood out over the other. In our opinion the food we tasted didnt have the wow factor for us, but at the same time, it could not really be faulted.
Amazing food from the stater to the dessert. Friendly staffs. Would like to come back our next stay in Winchester!
Lovely birthday meal for my boyfriend, we were well looked after and the food was delicious. Perhaps the lights could have been a little brighter so we could see all the colours on the plate, but we did feel very cosy nonetheless. Thank you!
My girlfriend and I went to the black rat on Saturday night. The restaurant had a good atmosphere and all the tables were full. We went for the a la carte menu , the duck and venison were both fantastic. Service was second to none especially as our original cab drove off with out us so the restaurant managed to ensure another taxi swiftly came and took us home to portsmouth free of charge! Unbelievable service after a mistake that was not the Black Rats fault in any way!
What a fantastic restaurant - went there for lunch and loved it. Staff were really friendly and helpful; ambience was quirky and relaxed but still very efficient. Food was delicious - the perfect combination. Already planning our next visit.
We visited the Black Rat for a Birthday, and we were not disappointed, from arrival to our departure the who visit was first class, attentive staff, first class food and a setting to match, we will be visiting again.
Amazing food and excellent service. The ambiance of the restaurant was warm and would definitely recommend.
The dining experience is really wonderful. I can’t find fault to it at all. Even when the courses are served a bit longer apart, the ambience and the food that definitely did not disappoint make up for it.
Amazing all round experience. Food, drink, ambiance and service were perfect. The only small improvement could of been the welcome which was a little unsmooth/underwhelming and made me a tiny bit worried about what was to come but luckily there was no need to be!
Service was a bit cold on arrival.
Very attentive during the meal.
Nice surroundings except lighting made it difficult to read the menu.
Men’s toilet left something to be desired.
Incredible food and a lovely setting. The prices are quite high but are in line with the quality of the service and food. I have already recommended and would like to visit again.
Food was first class. Everything about this place is excellent. Selfishly, I hope it stays the hidden gem that it is!
Exception food, fantastic service - discreet yet friendly and efficient - great ambiance. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.
An amazing meal with my husband and our teenagers for a special occasion lunch. Not something we could justify normally but the food and service was phenomenal. Definitely worth a visit.
Birthday celebration - very friendly and polite staff even though we were 30 mins late. Presentation and food was fantastic, also didn’t make my Dad feel awkward who likes his food well done!
Absolutely superb night out. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and couldn’t have done more to make the night a success!
My mother would prefer to pour her own wine but other than that amazing, everything delicious and lovely staff
Exceptional food and friendly professional service. The waiter answered all our questions about menu to our full satisfaction. We had plenty of time to enjoy our experience. We were not overeaten, just satisfied - a very nice feeling indeed.
Excellent meal. Excellent service.
A thoroughly great experience.
Loved the menu!!
We enjoyed a truly wonderful romantic meal for two. The service was exceptional and the attention to detail and ambience made for a lovely dining experience. The wine and food choices were excellent and we enjoyed every course. Given the standard of food and service we considered the bill very reasonable and the restaurant really does deserve its Michelin rating. A wonderful experience and we would happily recommend and return.
Great little spot to find in Winchester, the food was incredible, staff more than welcoming and highly professional. We very much enjoyed our visit and will be back.
This continues to be our favourite restaurant. Delicious food, amazing staff and service...
Birthday meal, delicious food. Fairly busy for a Thursday night
excellent restaurant with good atmosphere and service and very well cooked food.
Great food and very professional unobtrusive service