If ‘staying in’ is the new normal, that still doesn’t mean you have to do all the cooking! Our chefs across the Winchester District are still busy preparing a taste of Winchester for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own homes. So sit back and let someone else do the cooking for you – here’s just a flavour of some of the tastiest winter warmers for you to enjoy…
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We may not be able to jet off on a plane right now but Côte at home can bring you the best of French Bistro cuisine to your home in four easy steps. Browse and shop online, select a delivery date and you’ll receive a 2-hour slot during which chilled meals will be delivered direct to your door. If there is simply too much choice pick a meal for another night too and just pop it in the freezer.
Enjoy some restaurant classics from Rick Stein Winchester at home choosing from moules frites, Thai fish cakes, fish & chips and a selection of homemade desserts to finish. Plus, some great bottles of wine chosen by Charlie Stein to complete your Rick Stein takeaway experience. Order for collection via their app or get a takeaway right to your door on DelIveroo.
Wednesday night is takeaway night at The Swan Hotel in Alresford. Collect your fish and chips or burgers from 5pm till 8pm (pre order from 11am Tuesday). No need to peel the spuds on Sunday either – for a traditional Sunday Roast make sure you order from 11am on Saturday and choose your collection time on Sunday between 12pm and 5pm. Hurry because the hotline will close once they’ve sold out!
Greens Restaurant & Bar in the beautiful market town of Wickham is offering takeaways Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
We all love to sit by a roaring log fire in a cosy country pub at this time of year enjoying some seasonal delights. If you’re lucky enough to have the fire then great – but we can certainly help you out with the warming pub cuisine.
Sample flavours of the best quality local and seasonal produce from the The Fox in Crawley. They will be offering takeaways from Wednesday to Sunday – look out for their menus on social media and also via their online ordering. You can also order groceries and fresh fish will be available to order for collection on Fridays after 2pm.
For a taste of the South Downs, home-cooked meals from The Ship Inn at Owslebury including pizzas, burgers, pies, pasta dishes and fish and chips are available to collect or can be delivered to you (within a 5-mile radius). This boutique country pub in the heart of the South Downs National Park has a well-established reputation for creative modern British food, following the seasons. Ingredients that are not grown on site in the kitchen garden are sourced from local farms.
The Cricketers in Alresford is serving up takeaways from Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm – 8pm. For a real taste of Winchester pick the local watercress, pork and ale sausages. There’s also a great kids menu too. Check out their Sunday takeaway menu too.
Get creative in your own kitchen with The Chesil Rectory at home – each course is brimming with top quality seasonal ingredients from the Chesil’s favourite foraging heroes and suppliers. All dishes are freshly prepared by their fantastic Chefs so that all you need to do is finish and assemble at home.
Kutis of Wicham has made it super easy to order takeaway authentic Indian and Bangladeshi dishes online.
Another option for traditional Indian with a modern twist is Shapla in Alresford – also offering takeaways seven days a week.
Are you serious about dough? Lucky for you Three Joes is offering order and collect from Winchester
Piccola Roma was born out of a desire for authentic, reasonably priced Italian food in Bishop’s Waltham. If you are looking to evoke memories of holidays, sunshine and, above all, good food then their click and collect takeaway service is just what you need. Available from Tuesday to Saturday 5-8.45pm with 20% off all orders over £30, Tuesday to Thursday. Also NHS and emergency workers will receive a 10% discount with their ID.
It’s now possible to pre-order craft cocktails and speciality coffees for collection at certain times from the Cabinet Rooms in Winchester – check their website for details and to order: Take a look at their online shop too as you might find some great gift ideas for Christmas – we just love their ISO wine glasses which are great for tasting wines and spirits at home. Recognised internationally as the standard design for tasting – the shape allows you to swirl your wines and spirits, while the rim allows you to get your nose right in to appreciate the aromas.
The Tosc-mobile is out and about doing local deliveries of vinous delights most days at the moment. Get your orders in via the Toscanaccio website or via email/phone to experience high quality wines and deli produce from Italy brought to you by Winchester’s Italian Independent Wine specialist based in Parchment Street.
If you are celebrating a lockdown birthday or anniversary why not treat yourself to some English Sparkling Wine from Hambledon Vineyard or Hattingley Valley Wines – both locally made from grapes grown on our chalk soils and available to buy online.
This is just a taste of some of our local businesses offering takeaways and click and collect services. Choose from more here.
Please remember to wear your mask when you come to collect from our businesses. Make sure you check each website in advance and pre book to avoid disappointed tummies.
Last updated: 12 November 2020