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…
Home to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Kitchen, Abbey Gardens offers diners a peaceful view across the site of a Nunnaminster founded by King Alfred’s wife.
On one of the main routes out of Winchester, Andover Road offers quick bites to Asian cuisine.
Light of Bengal
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
Take a break from shopping and enjoy a speciality coffee from the geniuses at Winchester Coffee Roasters at 4th Street Kitchen.
Step inside Winchester’s most historic restaurant for a taste of Great British Dining at The Chesil Rectory
Nepalese and Indian Food await at Ghurka’s Inn and Rimjhim
Running parallel to the River Itchen you’ll find unique Indian food with a modern twist at Diya Indian Restaurant
With perfect Cathedral views, roaring log fires and gnarled oak beams await at The Old Vine
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
The Mucky Duck is a Sporting Bar for Discerning Gentlemen and their Good Ladies.
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?
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.
Chocolate aficionados will be interested to learn that the Bendicks factory was formerly here, now home to Coffee Lab + Academy.
888 Chinese Takeaway
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:
A friendly welcome awaits you at the St James’ Tavern.
Two fine watering holes The Exchange and The Green Man located close to the Screen Cinema and Winchester Cathedral.
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.
The Dispensary Kitchen
The Eclipse Inn
The Square by Coffee Lab
As you journey out of the city along one of the main roads you’ll find The Albion and Winchester Kebab House.
Food lovers on the go can choose from a range of options – there’s something for all tastes along St Georges Street – including a vegetarian cafe:
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 Café Winchester and Wine Utopia.
For night owls Vodka Nightclub plays an abundance of genres from the very latest RnB, Hip Hop, club classic and chart hits.
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.
The Ship Inn is a restoration-era, wood-beamed country pub. Enjoy an ale in front of the fire in the homely, dog-friend Old Bar, and high-calibre dining in the restaurant.
The Handlebar Cafe is a community cafe and small bike workshop on the Viaduct Cycle path at the foot of St Catherine's Hill, south of Winchester.
At the Fox, Crawley, we are passionate about great locally sourced food and drink and believe we have created a great place to eat, drink and relax.
A traditional pub in the heart of Winchester with its own secluded garden, showing live sport and offering food and drink til late.
Contemporary British dining in a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. Offering brunch, cocktails, private dining, Champagne afternoon teas and live music every Wednesday.
Dine on the finest the season has to offer, in the peaceful and verdant setting of Abbey Mill Gardens; located close to the city centre and Winchester’s main tourist attractions.
Winchester's Pizza Express Italian restaurant serves delicious, freshly made pizza in an 18th Century building.
Located on the corner of the Broadway and Abbey Passage, eighteen71 is a superb space which overlooks the Broadway, Abbey Gardens and the Nunnaminster.
Premium spirits and alcoholic concoctions inspired by the Hampshire countryside.
Winchester's premier steakhouse open every day for lunch and dinner.
A cosy dog friendly pub in Winchester offering lots of warmth and Irish charm.
Greens is the ideal venue to enjoy a superb dining experience.
A beautiful former coach house offering home-cooked food and excellent ale.
A delightfully quirky traditional village pub.
Independently owned Italian restaurant.
True home cooking with traditional service in a friendly atmosphere.
A Mediterranean Bar and Restaurant.
Producers of beautiful English Sparkling Wine from their 60 acres of vineyards.
A traditional village pub offering a fantastic range of pub classics and specials
Classic seafood dishes
Classic and traditional dining pub in central WInchester
Indulging yourself in a little bit of what you fancy
Great British Dining at Winchester’s oldest house
The perfect place to meet for lunch, supper or just a drink in relaxed, convivial surroundings
Drop by & visit the iconic pub flying the flag for the legend that is William Walker
With a menu full of flavours and Japanese favourites, Wagamama is sure to inspire any palate
A wide selection of Japanese cuisine that both tempts and delights