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Keats Restaurant

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

Location and contact

Surrounded by Hampshire Countryside, Keats restaurant is located in Ampfield, half way between Winchester and Romsey. Easily Accessed from Chandlers Ford and Southampton. The restaurant provides the perfect environment for an intimate dining experience while also offering ample accommodation to cater for parties and functions. We have 40 years of catering experience behind us and are always moving forward with our traditional experience and contemporary outlook. Our talented and creative team will give you confidence in all aspects of your dining experience.
US$23 - US$59
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
British, Italian
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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All reviews steak creme brulee duck roast potatoes soup pasta for special occasions this wonderful restaurant cooked to perfection main course italian food set menu mother's day fabulous food great evening sunday lunch front of house
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The appalling service was only rivalled by the poor quality of the food. One of my party described their fish as tasting of being 'cooked in a dishwasher` and others thought their food `tasteless and dry`. But I agree with another reviewer that there seems...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been done time since I visited this restaurant and I regret that I have waited so long. The food was exquisite and the staff made us feel extremely welcome as they were very warm and friendly. To top it all the boss made...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Iguana2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Daverio and Helen are back and so is the quality, Head Chef Lewis is doing a great job in the kitchen turning out great paltes of food. Front of house is efficiently run too.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DrumAndBassBoss
Reviewed 1 week ago

We’ve been coming here once or twice a year since our first date over 34 years ago, and it never fails to delight. The menu offers a wide choice of food which is fresh and superbly cooked. Daverio has the gift of making each diner...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank PinkLilly1954
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly welcoming staff, always a joy to enter this restaurant. Clean, nicely decorated and good atmosphere too. The dishes are expensive, but the steaks are definitely worth it, cooked to perfection and you can cut them with a spoon! Excellent vegetables, cooked perfectly too,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JessicaTodd
Reviewed 4 January 2019

New Years Eve. Excellent menu, super presentation, best quality food.( All 8 courses!) To match the food - the Staff were superb. Any requests were listened to and taken care of. Well done to Daverio and everyone

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 15 December 2018

The chicken liver pate was very poor, very little seasoning and served with toasted sliced white bread and undressed limp salad leaves. A little brandy and some herbs in the pate would have improved it greatly especially if served with fresh sourdough bread. Presentation would...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank giclee_10
Reviewed 15 December 2018

My wife and I always look forward to eating at Keats, not least at Christmas time. The food was as always superb and combined with the hospitality provided another memorable occasion. We were with a group of a large number of friends. The choice of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank avoca70
Reviewed 13 December 2018

A very memorable birthday dinner for all the right reasons, fabulous food, a warm, warm welcome from Daverio and his lovely staff and even an impromptu rendition of Happy Birthday complete with a cake and candles! Having a birthday meal so close to Christmas can...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank baileygeee
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is a little gem. Starter was their speciality pancake but oh so much better, mains was a game casserole, With the best roast potatoes and vegetables I have had in ages. And the pudding, oh my, wasn’t one but a little quartet made...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Catherine B
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Janice M
27 June 2017|
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Response from CazM328 | Reviewed this property |
No they still have all those dishes they are just not on the online menu.
Graham C
20 January 2016|
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Response from Rod B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Bob A - should have said "not totally correct" because they are available also as an extra if not included in your choice outside steaks! Apology!.
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