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Pubs or Bars

Pub Food with Reviews, Maps and Links to their websites

The Wykeham Arms

75 Kingsgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9PE – 01962 853834

The ideal pub - friendly, efficient service and care taken over drinks and food. It works for a drop in pint or a special meal with good friends. foreign visitors cant believe how lovely it is and always want to return next visit. Landlord and crew run a great inn.

The Wykeham Arms is reliably excellent - great range of beers and wines, food is varied and plentiful and the staff are very friendly and helpful. We watched a number of the Six nations games there last year so no need to travel to Twickenham again!

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Winchester

Southgate St, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9EF – 0844 748 9267

I stayed at this hotel a couple of months back and I would definitely recommend it. The staff are very helpful and polite, the rooms are very clean and luxurious and the food is very very tasty!! All in all, a great experience. :)

Favorite place to stay in Winchester.

The Old Vine

8 Great Minster Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9HA – 01962 854616

It is a fantastic place opposite to the magnificent Cathedral and its gardens. From the outside you will distinguish two parts. On the left, it is a hotel and the right side it is a restaurant. I was in the Old Vine having an English tea with my parents last May 2014. I wanted my family experienced one of the most rooted English Traditions and therefore, I ordered the English tea served with the famous scones, clotted cream and jam. Even it originally comes from the region of Cornwall the English tea was adopted to all England. It was an excellent idea to go there to relax after driving from London.

Lovely place, right by the Cathedral, very nice, warm & comfortable inside. Good choice of hand-pumped beers (I went for the Ringwood). Nice menu, not too long. I thought it of very good quality, but this is not a cheap place for a quick lunch. You would probably be looking at £30 a head and plan to stay a couple of hours to enjoy the location& atmosphere.


Restaurants with the Norton Park Hotel area

All Restaurants

Ask Italian Restaurant

God Begot House, 101 High Street, Winchester SO23 9AH – 01962 849464

Generally Ask chain of restaurants are good-very good service wise, but this time it was unbelievably unprofessional! Aside from the supervisory manager seating us and being lovely, the 'delivery' staff were rude, impatient and sarcastic! There were 7 of us booked at a table with an over sized sieve of pumpkins which were impractical when the large pizza boards came out. The 'server' was impatient with us moving everything around, and finding space for the sieve of pumpkins without an offer to help. None of us ordered wine, yet the wine glasses were left on the table to clutter it up, and we were expected to move them to make room. Note: the restaurant was hardly busy. Each time a place or drink was delivered it was with a 'sorry!' impatient/rude tone, and by a grumpy looking waitress/waiter. Dessert time, delivered WITHOUT cutlery.....so when a member of our party asked politely the bar staff for some the simple was retorted with a 'yeah in a minute' sarcastic tone. Quite unbelievable that I even wasted my time booking there when two other Italian restaurants were probably better. The supervisory manager did apologize profusely, and was the only professional. It will be a very long time I decide to dine at Ask in Winchester, or recommend it

Good chow, good service, never let down. Bravo.

The Black Rat Restaurant

88 Chesil Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 0HX – 01962 844465

We have been dining at the Black Rat since it opened but our recent visit was disappointing, the dishes where over complicated to the detriment of the ingredients. Servings were consistently chopped into small pieces with dressings that submerged the quality of the individual components. The bill was more expensive and we went home hungry as well. Felt like a restaurant trying too hard to get 2 stars. Will probably eat in the New Forest next time (The Pig, Lime Wood or Montagu Arms).

Just had a wonderful evening. The food not only looked like art but had so many innovative combinations of flavours and depth. Even the bread was an experience. Drank a fantastic bottle of Rioja and mentioned that I was a fan of gin and brought a complimentary gin and Padrino tonic. The Black Rat is the only place outside of london serving alcoholic tonic water! Barry, who looked after us is an absolute legend and was as much a part of the pleasure of the evening as the food and ambience. We ate inside which is cosy and classic but had dessert outside in a little tiki style hut that was luxurious, heated and smoker friendly. Everyone there seems to take real pride in what they do and if I could I'd be there every day guzzling samples from their wide range of gins. It isn't cheap, nor should it be. An absolute pleasure. Thank you.

Zizzi's

57 High Street, Winchester SO23 9BX – 01962 841814

Extremely good value for the huge 'rustica' pizzas which, if you don't order a boring one, are slathered with delicious toppings. The Piccanté is particularly good. Since that is what they are known for it would be unwise to order anything else and expect it to be as good as them. Well, some of the starters are really top bunny as well. The calamari rings are always perfectly cooked with a wonderful texture and they taste fabby-mongous. They also do some risotto rice balls filled with cheese that are lovely. Easily the best pizzas in Winchester - my view of this chain has improved in leaps and bounds since going to this branch regularly. Order your starters carefully, get a rustica pizza, and you would have to be a pretty dreary type if you didn't have a great time here.

Great food & service, a little pricey for pizza but worth it.

Chinese Restaurants

Dim T Restaurant

8-9 Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8RZ – 01962 843000

Great place to go for Dim Sum and other oriental dishes. Food quality is excellent, service and ambiance is great. Will be visiting again!

Friendly up beat restaurant offering pan Asia food......dim sum was excellent and served quickly and piping hot...loved the shared platter for starters. ....good value tasty food ..recommend you try this on way to station after a hard day shopping in Winchester

Mr So

3 Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8RZ – 01962 861234

Salt and pepper ribs are fantastic but all the rest are great. Have had some great meals there and will keep going.

Our Chinese friends like to eat in here

Terracotta Ltd

3 Eastgate Street, Winchester SO23 8EB – 01962 854919

Indian Restaurants and takeaways

Gandhi Indian Restaurant

163 - 164 High Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9BA – 01962 863940

Loved the food especially the lamb and prawn dishes. Tasty hot and looked very attractive. Rice portion and spinach portion a little small but tasty and loved the white crockery. Busy restaurant but quickly served. Well worth a try

I used to go to the Gandhi all the time when I was younger, and it hasn't seemed to change a bit. The atmosphere and decor is nice and intimate, I love getting a booth along the sides. The staff are polite and helpful, and the food is good. I love getting takeaways from here. The prices are good too.

The Bengal Sage

72-74 Saint George's Street, Winchester SO23 8AH – 01962 862173

The food here was delicious and not typical of Indian restaurants you normally come across. A lot of the dishes I hadn't really heard of before and they also had goat, water buffalo and some interesting sounding fish on the menu. The price of the food isn't particularly cheap though with it costing about £15 for a main course with rice. I thought the portions were slightly on the small side for me and the naan was conveniently cut up into quarters, but it was quite a small portion compared to what I'm used to. I ordered the Water Buffalo Bhoona, which was deliciously flavoursome and the buffalo was perfectly soft and melt in the mouth. I would definitely recommend it if you don't have a huge appetite and are willing to spend a bit more than average. They also have takeaway available.

Tried the goat. Very nice. Not your normal run of the mill curry house. Some unique and Interesting dishes on offer.

Rimjhim Indian Restaurant

1-3 City Road, Winchester SO23 8SD – 01962 868352

this is jony from winchester, today 12 January i went to Rimjhim for eating some food, i ordered some starter , main course, starter was good , main course was really rubbish, i ordered butter chicken , T dall, k naan , rice for the main course, i got lots of sugar in Butter chicken, lots of salt in T Dall, by the way , that's not the fact , what i got from there waiter behavior,i m astonished and hurt, one of their waiter asked me, where are u from? i didn't want to tell him, but he asked me again, i just said india ,dellhi ,which is not real, he asked me which part are u from? , i just said its personal , i don't wanna say, he asked me again why u are not telling , i was very angry for his questioning.........that's why i complained to the owner of Rimjhim , don't engage this type of waiter ...... ,

My parents have been to the other Rim Jhim nearby for years and visit the one in Winchester quite often. The food is great and not greasy like some curries. I love the naan. The chef has been there for 5 years so we've always been happy with the quality of the dishes. All the food had great reviews from around our table, but my issue was that this time the main course took forever to come and it wasn't that busy. However, I've never had this problem before. That won't stop us visiting again, we love this place.

Italian Pasta and Pizza Restaurants

Ask Italian Restaurant

God Begot House, 101 High Street, Winchester SO23 9AH – 01962 849464

Generally Ask chain of restaurants are good-very good service wise, but this time it was unbelievably unprofessional! Aside from the supervisory manager seating us and being lovely, the 'delivery' staff were rude, impatient and sarcastic! There were 7 of us booked at a table with an over sized sieve of pumpkins which were impractical when the large pizza boards came out. The 'server' was impatient with us moving everything around, and finding space for the sieve of pumpkins without an offer to help. None of us ordered wine, yet the wine glasses were left on the table to clutter it up, and we were expected to move them to make room. Note: the restaurant was hardly busy. Each time a place or drink was delivered it was with a 'sorry!' impatient/rude tone, and by a grumpy looking waitress/waiter. Dessert time, delivered WITHOUT cutlery.....so when a member of our party asked politely the bar staff for some the simple was retorted with a 'yeah in a minute' sarcastic tone. Quite unbelievable that I even wasted my time booking there when two other Italian restaurants were probably better. The supervisory manager did apologize profusely, and was the only professional. It will be a very long time I decide to dine at Ask in Winchester, or recommend it

Good chow, good service, never let down. Bravo.

Zizzi's

57 High Street, Winchester SO23 9BX – 01962 841814

Extremely good value for the huge 'rustica' pizzas which, if you don't order a boring one, are slathered with delicious toppings. The Piccanté is particularly good. Since that is what they are known for it would be unwise to order anything else and expect it to be as good as them. Well, some of the starters are really top bunny as well. The calamari rings are always perfectly cooked with a wonderful texture and they taste fabby-mongous. They also do some risotto rice balls filled with cheese that are lovely. Easily the best pizzas in Winchester - my view of this chain has improved in leaps and bounds since going to this branch regularly. Order your starters carefully, get a rustica pizza, and you would have to be a pretty dreary type if you didn't have a great time here.

Great food & service, a little pricey for pizza but worth it.

Prezzo

16 Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8RZ – 01962 864256

This review is not for Winchester.. I've not yet had chance to enjoy.. My review is in general. Yeovil.. Never to return after our meal was so rudely hurried due to table needed for next diners. Blandford.. Chicken was kept so long under heat lamps that the edges were too dry to eat & the profiterols also were not the usual standard. Nottingham ...Fabulous Ringwood " Port Solent " Wimborne "

Pizza tastes okay, but incredibly skimpy on the toppings. I ordered the vegetarian pizza and paid for extra toppings, yet it was still more empty space then anything else.

Vegetarian or Vegan Restaurants

Mr So

3 Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8RZ – 01962 861234

Salt and pepper ribs are fantastic but all the rest are great. Have had some great meals there and will keep going.

Our Chinese friends like to eat in here

Dim T Restaurant

8-9 Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8RZ – 01962 843000

Great place to go for Dim Sum and other oriental dishes. Food quality is excellent, service and ambiance is great. Will be visiting again!

Friendly up beat restaurant offering pan Asia food......dim sum was excellent and served quickly and piping hot...loved the shared platter for starters. ....good value tasty food ..recommend you try this on way to station after a hard day shopping in Winchester

Porterhouse Steakhouse

24 Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB – 01962 810532

Loved it! Grilled Calamari to start, followed by a delicious Charr-Grilled Rump Steak!

We are fortunate that my paraplegic Russian wife caught the Porterhouse facade several months earlier. We were looking for something special following our decision for my wife to have her ceremony in the Pentagon Room of the Winchester Registry Office.From the understated facade a wonderful wide welcoming entrance ramp into the avenue of accessibility to the tables... The Lunchtime Specials with a lovely coriander and carrot soup and mouth-watering salad starter for my wife - 5* the Sir-loin was my choice - 5* and my lady tried the Rib -eye .......4*. The Baileys Cheesecake brilliant 5* compared to my wife's - Truly Five Star performance by the Chef and staff. We''ll be back. Cheers

Wine Bars and Cocktail Bars

Pitcher & Piano

57 Colebrook Street, Winchester SO23 9LH – 01962 856301

Tried it out to see what it was like - mmm

No. 5 Bridge Street

5 Bridge Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 0HN – 01962 863838

Food was ok but not the biggest portions. £170 for a table for four which included starter, main course and dessert, we didnt have coffees as no one came to serve us. Three times we had to their visit the bar, twice for drinks and once to request the bill.

Good food, good drinks, lovely venue.

The Old Vine

8 Great Minster Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9HA – 01962 854616

It is a fantastic place opposite to the magnificent Cathedral and its gardens. From the outside you will distinguish two parts. On the left, it is a hotel and the right side it is a restaurant. I was in the Old Vine having an English tea with my parents last May 2014. I wanted my family experienced one of the most rooted English Traditions and therefore, I ordered the English tea served with the famous scones, clotted cream and jam. Even it originally comes from the region of Cornwall the English tea was adopted to all England. It was an excellent idea to go there to relax after driving from London.

Lovely place, right by the Cathedral, very nice, warm & comfortable inside. Good choice of hand-pumped beers (I went for the Ringwood). Nice menu, not too long. I thought it of very good quality, but this is not a cheap place for a quick lunch. You would probably be looking at £30 a head and plan to stay a couple of hours to enjoy the location& atmosphere.