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…
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 Gurkha’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:
Earthian Zero Waste Shop
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 George’s 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 Ashby’s Winchester, Bento Factory and Proudfoot & Co.
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.
Authentic Thai recipes made with quality ingredients and with exemplary customer service.
Situated in the beautiful Grade II listed Theatre Royal Winchester on Jewry Street. The Cafe Bar serves specialist coffee, a selection of fine teas, toasties and cakes to either eat in or takeaway.
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.
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
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