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About The Chesil Rectory
The Chesil Rectory is a unique, historic, grade II listed restaurant located in central Winchester. Decorated with vintage chandeliers and beautiful botanical prints, our intimate dining rooms are relaxed, peaceful and brimming with authentic charm. Perfect for lunch with friends and a romantic dinner, a light weekday supper, business lunches or Sunday roast.
Head Chef, Damian Brown, uses an abundance of seasonal, local produce from our Hampshire doorstep to create delicious menus featuring classic dishes brought up to date with a twist. Fresh, local, delicious.
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 0HU
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 2:20pm, 6pm - 9.30pm
Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:20pm, 6pm - 10pm
Sunday: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 9pm
£26 to £40
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Car parking available in long stay multi-story car park, a one minute walk away.
Private Party Facilities:
We have a lovely private dining room upstairs. This beautiful intimate room accommodates up to 12 guests comfortably or even a friendly 14. The perfect place for family get-togethers, business events, dinner parties and Sunday lunch.
Private Party Contact:
Katie Brown: 01962 851555
Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
The Chesil Rectory Ratings and Reviews
We went to the Chesil Rectory for an anniversary dinner as we fancied going somewhere different. The building itself is beautiful with beams,tiny doors and whitewash walls - it's incredibly striking. The staff were friendly and attentive and the atmosphere was good, if a little stilted. The food was great, although a little less artistry and a touch more substance would have been great. The different breads were excellent. The menu is small but varied. For starters we had the pigeon breast, which was cooked to perfection and delicious, and the broth which was very tasty if a little under-seasoned. For main courses we had the pork belly, which was incredible but quite a small plate. The potatoes with this were superb, cooked to have a thin layer of crisp top like the crackling on the pork. A great touch and very tasty. The other dish was the lamb, which was wonderful. Tender and tasty. The desserts, however, were the stand out. The orange mousse was, and I quote my other half, 'probably the best dessert I've ever had' and the poached pear with hot chocolate sauce was my ideal sweet. Rich and warming. They were so good that we had a third between us, the apple, which was very tart and cut through the mouth like a razor, but very refreshing. These were all paired with great dessert wines. We had a bottle of red wine, an Australian wine called the 'Dark Prince' which was excellent. Rich, full and complex but light enough that it didn't overpower the food. Altogether the meal was great, but coming in at £145 without service, it was pretty pricey. Still, an excellent restaurant that I would highly recommend should you have some money burning a hole in your pocket.
A wonderful meal, in great surroundings with impressive service and very pleasant waiting staff. We loved the cocktails and felt the sound track being played was wonderful...some great tunes from our past! If we lived nearer, we'd be back here all the time as we would have loved a chance to sample more cocktails in the upstairs bar.
We went there one Tuesday evening for dinner as it was my wife's birthday. We were greeted with a very warm welcome and seated comfortably in a small oak beamed dinning area which was sympathetically decorated and reflected the age and history of the building.
The service was immediate and attentive during the whole of our meal without being intrusive or intimidating. The food was well presented and very tasty, in fact the Ocean Terrine that I had as a starter was superb.
For a restaurant of this standard the food is not expensive and there if 2/3 course menu available which looked to be a very good deal. Wines are very good and of course can be more expensive but again if cost is a factor there is the opportunity for several less expensive wines by the glass. My only minor disappointment was that the Artisan Bread Basket was a little disappointing but that really was secondary.
All in all an exceptionally pleasant evening. I would definitely return.
We visited to celebrate my birthday on our first visit to Winchester. The building is beautiful and the decor is very cool. I have to say service was slow at first and we waited a while before our drinks order was taken. However the food was delicious and overall we had a lovely evening. This is a great place to celebrate a special occasion.
Just love this restaurant - staff are so friendly and helpful and the food is just perfect / menu has plenty of variety without being overwhelming - obviously great care is taken over the presentation. Great place to visit.
We went for my husband Gordon’s birthday on 14/10/17. As always it was a 5 star experience from stepping through the front door to us leaving. We love this restaurant it never ever disappoints. Great staff great food fabulous venue. Love love love it . Thank you Sarah and the Chesil Rectory team :)))
My husband and I booked a table for our anniversary treat after a recommendation from a friend and we were not disappointed. The three course set menu was excellent value and the food delicious. The staff were very attentive ( although it was quiet when we were there due to having an early booking). It's a beautiful old building, full of character with an interesting history, a lovely place to spend a special evening. We will be back!
we had an outstanding dinner here our first night in Winchester while on vacation. Awesome atmosphere in this building built in the 1400's(!) & the service was charming & the meal was nicely presented & very tasty! Would definitely go again if/when we get over that way!
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