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Winchester Independents: Eating & drinking

Address: Winchester Independents City centre SO23 9GH
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Winchester really does whip up a treat when it comes to food and its not surprising with so many independent eateries within the city centre. So support our local independents and grab a quick bite or gourmet meal from one of the places below. We’ve listed them by location – so take a look at our map and let your stomach lead the way…

Andover Road

On one of the main routes out of Winchester, Andover Road offers quick bites to Asian cuisine.

Light of Bengal
New City
Oriental Star

Bridge Street

Light bites, wines and warming pub food await just over the bridge crossing the River Itchen.

The Black Bottle
The Bridge Patisserie
Bridge Street House

The Brooks Shopping Centre

Take a break from shopping and enjoy a speciality coffee from the geniuses at Winchester Coffee Roasters at 4th Street Kitchen.

Chesil Street

Step inside Winchester’s most historic restaurant for a taste of Great British Dining at The Chesil Rectory

City Road

Nepalese and Indian Food await at Gurkha’s Inn and Rimjhim

Eastgate Street

Running parallel to the River Itchen you’ll find unique Indian food with a modern twist at Diya Indian Restaurant

Great Minster Street

With perfect Cathedral views, roaring log fires and gnarled oak beams await at The Old Vine

High Street

Take a stroll up the High Street and you’ll find something for chocolate-lovers and ale drinkers alike:

The Bakers Arms
Crown & Anchor
Gandhi Indian Cuisine
Palm Pan Asia

Hyde Street

The Mucky Duck is a Sporting Bar for Discerning Gentlemen and their Good Ladies.

Jewry Street

You’ll find a great choice of eateries, cafes and restaurants right in the heart of Winchester’s cultural quarter – once the city’s medieval Jewish Quarter – you can learn more about Jews in Winchester with our Medieval Jewish Trail. Why not grab a bite to eat before a show at Theatre Royal Winchester or after visiting an exhibition at the Discovery Centre?

Cabinet Rooms
City Fish Bar & Kebab
Dim T
Hoxton Bakehouse
Mr. So

Kings Walk

Great at any time of the day – breakfast, lunch, dinner and ice cream galore along Kings Walk where you will stumble upon The Gallery Cafe and Sweet Ice Cream Lounge.

Little Minster Street

Chocolate aficionados will be interested to learn that the Bendicks factory was formerly here, now home to Coffee Lab + Academy.

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North Walls

888 Chinese Takeaway

Parchment Street

Known as a Fleshmonger Street in the medieval period, probably because of a high concentration of butchers trading in the area, today Parchment Street hosts a mix of eateries. Walk under the bronze ‘Kite Flyer’ by Marzia Colonna and choose from the following:

Earthian Zero Waste Shop
Flat Whites
Forte Kitchen
Frieda’s Tearoom
Kyoto Kitchen

Romsey Road

A friendly welcome awaits you at the St James’ Tavern.

Southgate Street

Two fine watering holes The Exchange and The Green Man located close to the Screen Cinema and Winchester Cathedral.

The Square

Some of the finest bars and restaurants are located around The Square. The area really comes alive on warmer days as diners spill out onto the outside seating areas to enjoy a taste of continental cafe culture.

Cafe Monde
The Dispensary Kitchen
The Eclipse Inn
The Square by Coffee Lab
Three Joes

Stockbridge Road

As you journey out of the city along one of the main roads you’ll find The Albion and Winchester Kebab House.

St George’s Street

Food lovers on the go can choose from a range of options – there’s something for all tastes along St George’s Street – including a vegetarian cafe:

Shanghai Papa
Tom’s Deli

St Thomas Street

Part of the ‘Constabulary’ – an area of the city that was populated by high royal officials serving the Royal Palace that once stood in the cathedral grounds, St Thomas Street is one of the little side streets with Ashby’s Winchester, Bento Factory and Proudfoot & Co.


Upper Brook Street

For night owls Vodka Nightclub plays an abundance of genres from the very latest RnB, Hip Hop, club classic and chart hits.

Upper High Street

Heading towards the medieval Westgate – now a museum and one of two surviving city gates which stand today, you will pass Eat Drink and Be and Tanoshii Fusion.

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