The Chesil Rectory

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The Chesil Rectory is the second most photographed building in Winchester & here’s why…

'Great British Dining at Winchester’s oldest house’

Dating back to 1450, this beautifully preserved city landmark, located in central Winchester, serves modern British classics. Head Chef is Damian Brown, formerly at Fortnum and Mason, whose emphasis on fresh local produce and simple quality cooking compliments the relaxed and stylish interior of the restaurant which has many original features including oak beams and fireplaces. Dishes are very reasonably priced, lunch, a la carte and Sunday roast available plus the sumptious private dining room upstairs.

  • Bars
  • British food
  • Local produce
  • Restaurant
  • Disabled access 
  • Entrance flat with steps down 
  • Family friendly
  • Group friendly

Open daily from 12 pm. 

The ‘Special Lunchtime & Early Evening Supper Menu’ is available: 

Lunch: Monday – Saturday 12  noon – 2.20pm

Evenings: Monday – Sunday 6-7pm - two courses £17.95 & three courses £21.95.

Road directions

Head for Winchester City Centre.  2 minutes walk from the tourist information centre and King Alfred's statue. M3/Junction 9

  • AA Awards - 2 AA Rosettes 2009
  • AA Awards - 2 AA Rosettes 2010
  • AA Awards - 2 AA Rosettes 2011
  • AA Awards - 2 AA Rosettes 2012
  • AA Awards - 2 AA Rosettes 2013
  • 2 AA Rosettes 2016
  • Grade 4 in the Good Food Guide 2016/2017
  • ‘Hampshire Restaurant of the Year 2015’  at Hampshire Life  Awards 2015
  • Voted ‘3rd most romantic restaurant in Britain’ in a readers poll by The Times newspaper

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