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Food and restaurants in Winchester

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Historic building and brilliant restaurant for a special meal. the tasting menu is worth a try.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pub
“History of The Wykeham Arms. Since 1755, when it was a coaching inn, there has been a pub on this site, quenching the thirst of travellers moving to and from the coast. Lord Nelson himself was said to have stayed here in his way to Portsmouth!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Winchester's Michelin Starred Restaurant - just at the bottom of our hill. Reservations essential.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“A famous, rambling pub with excellent beer, close to the River Itchen and Weirs”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Christopher Richard "Rick" Stein OBE is an English celebrity chef, restaurateur and television presenter. Excellent seafood, quite expensive, but a good experience...”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Casual dining on seasonal British menus in a former mill with exposed beams and painted brick walls.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is our current favourite restaurant in town! The Ivy Signature Shepherds Pie is fantastic and the ambience in the restaurant is top notch.”
  • 10 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Upscale chain brasserie serving a classically French menu devised by celebrity chef Raymond Blanc.”
  • 6 locals recommend

Cafes

Restaurant
“The Hospital of St Cross and Almshouse of Noble Poverty is a medieval almshouse in Winchester, Hampshire, England. It has been described as "England's oldest and most perfect almshouse". Most of the buildings and grounds are open to the public at certain times. It is a Grade I listed building. The Hospital still provides accommodation for a total of 25 elderly men, known as "The Brothers", under the care of "The Master". Adults £5.00 Students and Senior Citizens £4.50 Children under 13 £3.00”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Breakfast, coffee and cake, lunch, dinner. Freshly cooked, locally sourced, quirky decor, great service.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“An environment to truly relax in, friendly team, the smell of freshly baked breads, and daily newspapers available to read – it’s a real haven. A secret oasis for you to escape to and enjoy wonderful homemade food, freshly prepared from the Forte Kitchen.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“It's a very friendly, warming atmosphere. A very popular place to go for a coffee and a croissant or a delicious cake and toasted sandwiches.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“Off the main high street, Tom's serves traditional Italian food with eccentric service and an extensive special board. Check it is open before going (01962 840595).”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Lovely pancakes and coffee, great for brunch but be prepared to wait for 10 mins to get a seat!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Drinks at Incognito in Winchester are served with a theatrical flourish that guarantees the wow factor. It is on the ground floor of St John’s House, a Grade I-listed building dating back to the 10th century, when it was a hospital. It is believed Florence Nightingale, known as the heroine of the Crimean War worked at St John's House. Aside from bar snacks, food is available at weekends from midday to 4pm at the popular Bottomless Brunch where, for £29.99 per person, guests can enjoy cheeses, pates, breads and other dishes alongside prosecco. Incognito is also a destination for live jazz at weekends and some week nights.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Cosy coffee shop close to the station which is also a fantastic place to grab a cocktail!”
  • 5 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Located in the town centre opposite the Guildhall and within a few minute’s walk of the cathedral and bus station. Bustling café serves a seasonal menu, with wine if you wish in addition to a wide range of speciality breads, pastries, handmade pâtisserie and afternoon tea.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend