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Aug 8, 2011 01:47 AM


Have had a look on the board and I can't seem to find much on Winchester. Can someone recommend a good place to eat on a saturday night? Thanks

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  1. The Good Food Guide has The Chesil Rectory as the place with the highest rating. I'll leave the research to you. The few times I've been in Winchester, the dining options seemed pretty limited.

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    1. re: zuriga1

      Ate there a few months ago:

      Wykeham Arms is a lovely pub with good solid food.

      1. re: limster

        Thanks, I was thinking th Rectory, so I guess thats it then!

        1. re: limster

          I must have missed that one! Winchester is a lovely city to visit - maybe we'll do a return for a meal with that tart!

          1. re: zuriga1

            I would personally opt for the Black Rat ahead of the Chesil, got its Star (if important to you) this year and is much more interesting than the Chesil. Rectory is nice but personally prefer the Rat, also next door is their pub, Black Boy, with some good local ales on.


      2. Just wanted to thank others for recommending Chesil Rectory. Our dinner, start to finish, was excellent. We also ate at the Lainston House and found the quality to be less consistent.

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        1. re: vicarious

          I live in Winchester, I'm glad you had a nice time. Both the Chesil Rectory and The Black Rat are very good. Lainston House is much more expensive than either of them and is very much the grand country house experience. I've had some great meals at Lainston House but have to be in the right frame of mind as some of their food can be a mite fussy. I hear what you are saying about the consistency though.

        2. Is the "Haunch of Venison" in Winchester?

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          1. re: trail 6

            Google doesnt find one listed. The name sounds like it's a pub?

            1. re: Harters

              It is a pub, but it's in Salisbury.

              1. re: Lockhouse

                Thanks. I knew it was near a cathedral. Has a wine keg in the wall by the fireplace, so the claret is warm and frothy. That's in the top floor dining room.