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Chesil Rectory

1 Chesil Street, Winchester SO23 0HU, England
+44 1962 851555
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Chesil Street, Winchester SO23 0HU, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I came here on a Friday evening with 5 friends and we all had a great time. The building is full of charm and very quirky! Lovely old building and full of history. Staff were very friendly and attentive without being over the top. Food...More

Thank Emma J
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's not my first time here - we ate from the more limited early evening menu and it didn't let us down. The food is wonderful. I step into this place and just relax, melt into my seat and simply enjoy the whole experience. Staff...More

Thank Deskrat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us went for a get together meal and were all extremely impressed by the standard of the food here. We all chose different things from the varied menu and every plate was licked clean. The service was attentive and friendly and staff were...More

Thank Lesley H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful winter restaurant. All old beams, ancient fireplaces and oodles of character. I had black pudding with a poached egg as a starter. My friend had parsnip soup. I was diverted from the mackerel with beetroot and sweetcorn which my companion ordered,...More

Thank Sandyeater
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gem of a place, don’t be put of by the proximity to the road, once you are inside you step back in time. The food was incredibly good, the atmosphere relaxing and restful even on a Saturday afternoon. I would definitely recommend this...More

Thank Charlotte S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lovely Sunday Lunch. Food and service were excellent. At no time were we rushed and I would recommend the Chesil Rectory as a great place to dine.

Thank andrewlesley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a long weekend booked this restaurant on line based on TripAdvisor review's. Food was high restaurant quality and a excellent old pub with lots of history. Service was very friendly, attentive and informative. Higly recommend shame were not local ! Thanks to all at...More

Thank shaung906
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Better options in Winchester. Don’t believe the hype. The wine is good, that’s the only reason I’m giving it average

Thank marklongdad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here 3 times and for my wife's 70th Birthday we hired the room upstairs which I thought was great value, well organised and great service and quaint bar upstairs for drinks before. Very old building with loads of atmosphere and the food...More

Thank mikestewart575
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out in Winchester looking for somewhere to eat but not wanting to wonder too far from the hotel chanced across this place, which looked inviting with a nice menu. Pleasant and comfortable old building space and warm and welcoming. I started with celeriac soup to...More

Thank Richard G
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14 January 2018|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Yes really nice vegetarian options
Heather W
13 September 2017|
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Response from elzeleanor | Property representative |
Yes ! Delicious 5 course. Menu , canapés & fizz . TheNYE Menu will be up on our new website (launching this Mon ,) £ 75 pp
18 June 2017|
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Response from winchesterdiner2014 | Reviewed this property |
Frankly I think the restaurant manager should be horrified if their restaurant had a reputation for not being child-friendly. Yes, the evenings have a romantic slant, but there's no reason why children shouldn't feel... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Chesil Street, Winchester SO23 0HU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 851555
  • E-mail
The Chesil Rectory is a unique and historic restaurant located in Winchester which occupies a 600 year old grade II listed Medieval house of exceptional character and charm. Independently owned since 2008 by a small group of friends who share a passion for food and wine, the Chesil Rectory offers a modern British menu featuring simple, classic, seasonal dishes and an abundance of fresh local produce.
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