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Chesil Rectory

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1 Chesil Street, Winchester SO23 0HU, England
+44 1962 851555
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:15
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are plenty of good places to eat in Winchester but, for us, this place wins hands down. Absolutely charming historic venue. Decent service. Amazing food, cooked and presented to a very high standard. A gentle trout starter, and a full-flavoured chicken parfait starter set us up well. Rich and tender braised ox cheeks were as good as you get,... More 

Thank fatherdoo2016
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Business lunch for two hungry chaps. Great food, extensive wine list, laid back service, decor slightly faded bordering on jaded, extremely reasonable price. Both of us had a great lunch, good portion size and enjoyed ourselves immensely Highly recommend

Thank jayyjayym
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I went with a couple of friends and very much looked forward to eating in this restaurant after reading some of the reviews. Three ordered the Lamb on mash potatoes and spinach, vegetables are extra! I don’t have a big appetite and ordered Hake, the portion was extremely small and swimming in a parsley dressing with mushrooms... More 

Thank bellyhampshire0
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a table for a Saturday evening as a valentines date. The building seems to be quite old, it had a lovely fire and the decor was very rustic. The place has a lot of character. The food itself was wonderful. It's very reasonably priced for the quality and we really enjoyed every course. Beautiful restaurant with excellent food.... More 

Thank LondonTownGent
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Occasion, 40th Birthday party celebration. excellent food, service and ambience. Three course meal was up to expectation, freshly cooked hot and tasty. Prices were reasonable for this quality venue. Friendly helpful service and comfortable surroundings. will visit again.

Thank peterjp57
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is in a lovely old building full of character. The menu was really varied and catered for most people's requirements. The service was excellent and great care was taken by the staff to make the tables look nice. The food was delicious, well worth a visit.

Thank Ann S
Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely old building, knowledgeable staff and great locally sourced food. One of those places that never disappoints

Thank slinkypusscat
London, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Valentines weekend getaway we'd booked on the back of trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. (On a freezy day) we had a great table by the fire which was regularly tended throughout our stay; although an over-dependence on fire lighters (seriously, every time a fresh log was tonged on!?) suggests someone's fire tending isn't up to the same standard... More 

Thank timpaws
Southampton, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had a fantastic evening at the Chesil Rectory. Having visited unsuccessfully previously, after walking in on a whim only to find the restaurant fully booked, we took the managers advice and made a dinner reservation for a Saturday night three weeks in advance. The food and ambience definitely did not disappoint. The building is one of... More 

Thank Drink_Eat_Do
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just returned home from a wonderful evening at The Chesil Rectory! Wonderful atmosphere in such a historical building, Fabulous Food and lovely staff! We highly recommend and will return next time we are in Winchester!lovely romantic evening!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:00
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
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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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
over a year ago
London, United Kingdom

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?