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…
Inn The Park
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
The Rising Sun
Step inside Winchester’s most historic restaurant for a taste of Great British Dining at The Chesil Rectory
Nepalese and Indian Food await at Gurkha’s Inn and Rimjhim
Taste of Gurkhas
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
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 Arc?
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.
Chocolate aficionados will be interested to learn that the Bendicks factory was formerly here, now home to Academy Coffee Lab.
4th Street Kitchen
Open House Deli
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
A friendly welcome awaits you at the Joe’s Cafe and St James’ Tavern.
Lucky Lychee at The Green Man is located close to the Screen Cinema and Winchester Cathedral.
Crown & Anchor
Gandhi Indian Cuisine
Palm Pan Asia
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.
Honey and Harvey
The Dispensary Kitchen
The Eclipse Inn
The General Store
The Winchester Orangery
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.
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.
Heading towards the medieval Westgate – now a museum and one of two surviving city gates which stand today, you will pass Tanoshii Fusion.
Sandwiched between the Cathedral and the 14th century college, this luxurious country pub with rooms is surrounded by heritage.
A mobile café based in the Southampton area, serving hot and cold refreshments, fresh orange juice and sandwiches.
Award-winning market, held on the 2nd, and last Sunday of the month. 30 to 40 stalls attending each market. Fresh local produce from small businesses based in rural areas.
Growling Gibbon Brew Co. brings hoppy beers to Winchester. Explore fruity flavours with diverse hop varieties. We brew sustainably, feeding spent grain to local cattle and donating 5% of earnings to World Land Trust.
Welcome to the brand new NAAFI Cafe on St. George’s Street. With breakfast baps, cakes, hot drinks and more, pop by to see the new refurbishment!
An independent kitchen and eco store, making everything from scratch; truly celebrating seasonal produce.
A small Nepalese Food eatery serving the goodness of ancient grains of amaranth, buckwheat, millet, spelt, rye, red rice, nigella seed and other diverse ingredients.
Authentic Italian fast food takeaway/eat-in seating 10, plus a small shopping area for Italian foods and drinks.
Organic food, liquid refills, personal and home care products all without the wasteful plastic packaging.
Authentic Thai recipes made with quality ingredients and with exemplary customer service.
Winchester's premier steakhouse open every day for lunch and dinner.
The very first Hotel du Vin is housed in the fine architecture of one of central Winchester's most important Georgian buildings dating back to 1715.
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.
True home cooking with traditional service in a friendly atmosphere.
Classic seafood dishes
Indulging yourself in a little bit of what you fancy
A wide variety of goods on sale at Winchester's weekly markets - fresh flowers, fruit, vegetables to fashion, bric-a-brac, jewellery.
The perfect place to meet for lunch, supper or just a drink in relaxed, convivial surroundings
A wide selection of Japanese cuisine that both tempts and delights