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Winchester Independents: Eating & drinking

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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…

Abbey Gardens

Inn The Park

Andover Road

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

Delibox Delights
Light of Bengal

Oriental Star

Bridge Street

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

Kyoto Kitchen
The Black Bottle

The Bridge Patisserie
The Rising Sun

The Brooks Shopping Centre


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

Taste of Gurkhas

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:

Anita’s Kitchen
Baba Moon
The Bakers Arms

Winchester Bakery

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 Arc?

Bangkok Bistro
Cabinet Rooms
Cafe Bar at the Theatre Royal

City Fish Bar & Kebab
Greens Bar & Kitchen
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 Bella Crafts and The Handmade Cyclist & South Downs Social.

Little Minster Street

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

Middle Brook Street

4th Street Kitchen
Bespoke Biking
Open House Deli

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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:

Audrey’s Tea Room
Forte Kitchen & The Hatch


Romsey Road

A friendly welcome awaits you at the Joe’s Cafe and St James’ Tavern.

Southgate Street

Lucky Lychee at The Green Man is located close to the Screen Cinema and Winchester Cathedral.

The Broadway

Crown & Anchor
Gandhi Indian Cuisine

Palm Pan Asia

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.

Autumn House
Cafe Monde
Honey and Harvey
The Dispensary Kitchen
The Eclipse Inn
The General Store
The Winchester Orangery
Three Joes

Stockbridge Road

As you journey out of the city along one of the main roads you’ll find Burpin Rons, Eighty Eights, Café Rost and The Albion. 

St George’s Street

Shanghai Papa
Yiayias Kitchen

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 Bento Factory and Proudfoot & Co.

Upper High Street

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

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