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The Avenue Restaurant

Sparsholt near Winchester Hampshire | Sparsholt, Winchester SO21 2LT, England
+44 1962 776088
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (21 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (15 reviews)
“sandwiches” (17 reviews)
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European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Sparsholt near Winchester Hampshire | Sparsholt, Winchester SO21 2LT, England
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Traditional British manor house with French influenced restaurant? It works. Small place in sizable hotel. Formal service. Small menu and small portions for dinner, but food is delicious. Breakfast here also very nice.More

Thank CTManny
GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your review of our Avenue Restaurant. I am please to read that you enjoyed your experience and will share your kind and constructive feedback with our Head Chef. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon....More

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights for our birthdays. We ate in the restaurant both nights. The first night we had the tasting menu and the second the A La Carte. Both meals were extremely good and not far off Michelin star quality....More

Thank CaleyS
GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thank you for your kind review of our award winning Avenue Restaurant. I will share your kind comments regarding the food with our Head Chef Andrew Birch and very much look forward to welcoming you back for many more celebratory weekends. Kind regards, James Webb...More

Reviewed 21 September 2017

Do not book in for dinner here if you are in a hurry !! Service is painfully slow but when the food does come it is of good qualityMore

Thank Christopher G
GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the food but would also like to take this opportunity to apologise for the slow service which was caused by the implementation of the new menu. Please...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

We stayed at this hotel earlier this week. We enjoyed both the 8 course tasting menu one evening and a three course meal the other. Very professional staff, excellent food and wine choice. Great location with super views over the garden.More

Thank Michael H
GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our award winning Avenue Restaurant here at Lainston House. Both the restaurant and kitchen team will be thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

1st class service, excellent lunch, beautiful surroundings and very good V F M An all around lovely lunch experience.

Thank Emma A
GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review of our award winning Avenue Restaurant. I will share you kind comments with both the restaurant and kitchen team and very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, James Webb Operations Manager.

Reviewed 1 August 2017

We needed somewhere to stay near Southampton (prior to a cruise) and picked Lainston House because its restaurant is Good Food Guide listed. It was to be an enjoyable meal but not without some minor issues. The first of these issues was early in the...More

1  Thank harters
GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Having read your review on our Lainston House account I pleased that overall you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry to read that there were elements of our menu which were not to...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Fresh off our second visit to Lainston House/The Avenue, I must say that it is one of the best dining experiences I have ever had, and since the experience has been repeated on our most recent visit, it can't just be luck. The first time...More

Thank RyanOfPoole
GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thank you for your very kind review of our award winning Avenue Restaurant. It's a real pleasure to read such compliments and even more of a pleasure to be able to share your review with the teams involved in making Lainston House such a special...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing anniversary dinner at the avenue. Every part of the meal and service was faultless will definitely be back 😀

Thank Adrian_Gillitt
GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Thank you for your lovely review of Lainston House. I will share your glowing feedback with all of the team and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Happy Anniversary Kind regards, James Webb Operations Manager.

Reviewed 2 May 2017

All produce comes from the hotels kitchen garden. it is truly wonderful food. A little on the small side but hey, what do you expect. The wine is something extraordinary...

1  Thank Jessie R
GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Thank you for your kind review of our award winning Avenue Restaurant. I will share your kind review with the kitchen te3am and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, James Webb Operations Manager.

Reviewed 3 April 2017

The Avenue has a great location at Lainston House. The ala carte dinner menu is simple and straightforward and the range a little limited but the quality of food and wine superb. The dining room is a little stark with bare wood tables-tablecloths and gentle...More

2  Thank MikeChichester1
GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Thank you for your kind review and constructive feedback. I shall share and discuss your review with the team here at Lainston House and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, James Webb Operations Manager.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$27 - US$87
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sparsholt near Winchester Hampshire | Sparsholt, Winchester SO21 2LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 776088
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Description
Named after the elegant mile-long parade of lime trees which it overlooks, the Avenue Restaurant exudes old-school charm and elegance. Set in the 17th-century Lainston House Hotel, minutes from historic Winchester, this is quintessentially British cuisine which has earned three prestigious AA rosettes for its culinary efforts. Ingredients are supplied from the hotel's four-acre kitchen gardens, where guests can choose to dine al fresco. Outdoor terrace.
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