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The Avenue Restaurant

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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.
PRICE RANGE
US$26 - US$85
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
British, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Valet Parking
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All reviews tasting menu amuse bouche chocolate mousse lamb halibut three course meal lainston house pre dessert palate cleanser memorable meal for special occasions sunday lunch front of house wonderful food by the glass lovely lunch sommelier
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I cannot find the words to give this the review it deserves. A culinary masterpiece from start to finish. The Tasting Menu and Wine Parings were superb. A Huge Thank you to all The Lainston House Ladies and Gentlemen you are all masters in your...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner here. The quality of food is worthy of the price tag; it is not cheap so definitely recommend for a special occasion/weekend away. In addition to our three courses, we were given three different complimentary amuse bouche, as much warm...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

Thank you for your outstanding review of our award winning Avenue Restaurant. I am pleased to read how much you enjoyed both the food and the hospitality provided by the team and I shall share your kind comments with them. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 3 January 2019

Whatever the meal the chef is outstanding. The 8 course tasting menu on New Year's eve was innovative, varied, beautifully balanced in texture and flavour and exquisitely presented. Each plate of food a work of art. We ate here on both nights of our stay...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SueChit
GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

Thank you for your superb review of our award winning Avenue Restaurant. Andre and his team will be thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your dining experience and I will share your lovely comments with the kitchen brigade. We very much look forward to...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

The Avenue Restaurant at the Lainston House Hotel outside of Winchester has been consistently very good. On our most recent visit we experienced an uplift in both the cuisine and the service. The menu is more limited than before but definitely more in the fine...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Thank you for your 5* review of our award winning Avenue Restaurant. I shall share your kind comments with the rest of the team and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you for your kind recommendation. Kind regards, James Webb Operations Manager.

Reviewed 23 September 2018

A beautiful setting, a Jane Austen style country retreat, surrounded by gardens, fields and trees and is a lovely place to head to for dinner. The food was - and most importantly - the best part of the experience. Restaurant offers three options, an a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you for your detailed and constructive review of our award winning Avenue Restaurant. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the experience and shall share your feedback with the rest of the team. I do hope that we will have the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018

We had dinner here on our wedding anniversary. We only live 15 minutes drive away, but this was our first visit. We both had the tasting menu and my wife had the accompanying wines recommended by the restaurant. The sommelier, incidentally, was very interesting to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your excellent review of our tasting menu here at Lainston House. Our Head Chef Andrew Birch will be thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed his teams creations and Alberto our Sommelier will be delighted to hear...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Great service and lovely people serving delicious food in a lovely location. It’s real fine dining and if you deserve a treat you should go.

Date of visit: September 2018
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GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you for your kind review of our award winning Avenue Restaurant. I shall share your glowing comments with the rest of the team and thank you for your kind recommendation. Kind regards, James Webb Operations Manager.

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Went for an early lunch one Sunday. Much the best food I have found in the Winchester area. Good service.

Date of visit: May 2018
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GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your Sunday Lunch here at Lainston House. I shall share your kind comments with the rest of the team and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, James Webb Operations Manager.

Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Brilliant food from Andrew Birch. A comprehensive tasting menu that covers all the bases and is executed beautifully. Meat, fish, game, chocolate and cheese paired with some lovely wines. What’s not to love?

Date of visit: August 2018
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GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Thank you for your kind review of our award winning Avenue Restaurant. I shall share your kind comments with Andrew and his team and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, James Webb Operations Manager.

Reviewed 3 September 2018

We went for the a la carte, service was good and the food was good. Waiter attentive and service was good as well as the food quality. Wide range of wines to also choose from and a relaxing environment where you can sit back and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Claire B
GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your review of Lainston House. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your dining experience. I shall share your review with the rest of the team and look forward to welcoming you back again in the...More

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