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“amazing food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chesil Rectory

Chesil Rectory
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Ranked #5 of 197 Restaurants in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: 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.
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“amazing food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

This place has an amazing atmosphere and amazing food.Its prices are OK compared to what you get! I've been there many times and looking forward to my next visit. (Their seasonal asparaus menu is dreamlike)

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice, Romantic but a little Pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Had a lovely meal here with my partner, food bordered on fine cuisine with a pub like rustic feel.

Quite dark inside with quirky decor, the food was nice, although a bit pricey - we spent sharing 1 starter and 1 dessert with one main each and a bottle of red about £120 plus tip.

Would go again but not for a while....

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dorset, UK
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Nice lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Lovely decor and atmosphere inside though it was a bit of a shame to sit in the dark when it was a beautiful sunny day outside. But it would of been a perfect cosy place for dinner or in winter. We would of been happy to have most of the choices in the menu, but at the end I went for the set menu whilst my friend ordered from the al la carte menu. The waitress was very patient and gave us plenty of time to make our choice despite the lateness of the hour. My food was so beautifully presented and the portion very generous that I couldn't finish my meal. All in all, lovely restaurant.

Visited June 2014
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Gastronomic Tour of Hampshire – Chesil Rectory”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

This is one of a series of reviews of meals taken on a gastronomic tour of Hampshire in Summer 2014.
Starter was wood pigeon and had good flavour and plenty of "add-ons" to make it interesting. Sea trout main was also good, although lacked a wow factor. Chocolate parfait dessert was even better with a PX dessert wine, as recommended on the menu. Overall, good straightforward cooking at a reasonable price.

Visited June 2014
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England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Slight disappointment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

We recently had Sunday lunch at this charming looking restaurant. On entering we were met by a friendly waitress, but there it stopped, no taking to our table, just told "you are over there". As we were the only people there the room seemed pleasant, but as more customers arrived it became uncomfortable with lack of space between the tables, and when food was taken to the tables people seated had to move to allow staff through. Unfortunately we thought the menu, for some customers, could be limited, but the food itself was very good, and delivered with a smile, except on one occasion by a member of staff who appeared to think herself above the situation. Please dine here if you are lost for an alternative as the bill was pricey and the room cramped.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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