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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1 Chesil Street, Winchester SO23 0HU, England
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Reviewed yesterday

we were 2 couples visiting Winchester and booked this for a Saturday night. the food was absolutely delicious, beautifully presented and very good portion sizes. we were undecided on wine as we weren't familiar with some of them. we asked for advice and the bar...More

Thank hbbb999
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon Chesil Rectory when looking for a place to have lunch. The location and interesting architecture drew our interest. The history and character of the place is very charming. The food was very good and we enjoyed our visit very much. Would recommend...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose the Chesil Rectory to celebrate my wife’s birthday with a couple of other family members. The restaurant is close to the centre of Winchester and there is a multi-storey car park nearby. The building has a long history and is in excellent condition...More

Thank ge0rge26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Chesil for a sunday lunch to celebrate my mother in laws birthday, and an early fathers day treat. We had 3 course lunch, with wine and coffee. Everything was perfect. Amazing building and inside is beautiful. The food was faultless, especially...More

Thank Katie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't beat this stunning gem for cultural color. Built between 1425-1450, it is beautifully kept, fully timbered, and cozy as can be. The service was exemplary, and though you're right on a (noisy) main road, it's worth it! Food was slightly less impressive. Soup...More

Thank Ruhu61
Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot beat this place for atmosphere - built around 1450 and looks every bit of it, but beautifully kept. Don't miss the upstairs if only for architecture. The food itself: The asparagus soup needed salt and pepper. The pork, though moist, was bland. The...More

Thank rschwartz2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely time in this restaurant. Warm welcoming, kind staff and good food! I recommend this place 😊

Thank Emilie1000V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last Saturday we had my best friends hen night at the Chesil in their beautiful private room and it was fabulous despite the heat! Food was amazing, service was informal but excellent and wines served at the right temperature. All seven of us really enjoyed...More

Thank cathynorris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the most expert and inventive cooking we have had anywhere. A hot braised lamb dish (neck, rump, shoulder) served with its broth, pearl barley and peas was the stand-out this time. Friendly and helpful service, and a flexible approach so that you can...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the seccond time that my partner and I have visited Chesil. On both occassions we visited on special ocassions for us. Yet again, our full experience was outstanding from the moment we walked through the door. Both times we enjoyed pre-meal drinks at...More

Thank Dave B
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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
Romantic, Groups, 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
  • 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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