We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chesil Rectory

1 Chesil Street, Winchester SO23 0HU, England
+44 1962 851555
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (58 reviews)
“guinea fowl” (13 reviews)
“terrine” (14 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Chesil Street, Winchester SO23 0HU, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,260)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

421 - 430 of 1,242 reviews

Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Came here for my partners birthday Lovely atmosphere, great food and service. Would highly recommend if you are staying in the area

Thank Hayley R
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The restaurant is stylishly decorated with many original features including oak beams, and a loverly open fireplace. There are nooks and crannies throughout the restaurant. I had the pigeon which was cooked to perfection. If you want to take someone for a romantic dinner..... This...More

Thank Trevor C
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Lovely food in a cosy setting with pleasant attentive staff. I had a broccoli and goats cheese starter which was a little on the small side with only one sprig of broccoli, the pate starter seemed rather better value. My main of wood pigeon was...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Really charming place and cozy atmosphere. The food was delicious and really friendly staff! Very affordable too

Thank Boyko T
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We splashed out on this restaurant on our last night in the UK. It's set in a beautiful building in a lovely city. Although we had made a mistake in the date for our table reservation, the staff was wonderfully accommodating and we got to...More

Thank Bufoid
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Been here many times and the staff are always lovely - food quality is always very good but sometimes the dishes don't always work, which is obviously very subjective and down to personal taste. Rosemary gnocchi with pancetta was excellent, the broccoli salad overly flavoured...More

Thank Glock T
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

I stayed 1 week in Winchester and went there twice. Once for dinner and another time for lunch. I loved. Had the Cod for dinner and the 3 course for lunch, where Risoto was the main dish.. Loved both plates. On lunch I went with...More

Thank Reginaldo B
Reviewed 9 April 2016

If you want to have a romantic meal then you couldnt possibly want to go anywhere else. Beautiful old building, wonderful food, superb wines, magnificent service. This place ticks every box. We went for lunch, great value at £19.95 for 3 courses. In the evening...More

Thank LondonFet
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

We had the lunch menu and it was fantastic, really good value too. Service was excellent, attentive without being intrusive. We took our two kids - 9 and 6 - and they demolished the 3-courses. Without asking, they offered something 'off-piste' if the kids didn't...More

Thank Davidnford71
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

What more can I say.. romantic, beautiful, food was delicious, service was 10/10. Not as expensive as you'd imagine either. 100% recommend!

Thank Leanne B
Nearby Restaurants
Palm Pan Asia
547 reviews
.13 miles away
160 reviews
.08 miles away
Rick Stein
1,371 reviews
.19 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Winchester Cathedral
3,201 reviews
.31 miles away
Winchester City Mill
535 reviews
.04 miles away
Statue of Alfred the Great
248 reviews
.10 miles away
Winchester City Museum
159 reviews
.34 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Heather W
13 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
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
Elizabeth B
6 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from elzeleanor | Property representative |
Hello , Yes we always advise booking in advance -especially at weekends . Best wishes Eleanor
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing