10 of the best restaurants in Winchester

PUBLISHED: 13:09 20 June 2019 | UPDATED: 13:09 20 June 2019

The Chesil Rectory by Mike Cattell (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

The Chesil Rectory by Mike Cattell (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr


Hampshire’s historical city is packed with places to enjoy a meal out and has recently developed into a destination for foodies. We round up some of Winchester’s best restaurants

Chesil Rectory

Located within a 600 year old grade II listed house, The Chesil Rectory has been independently owned since 2008 and offers a British menu full of local produce. The à la carte menu includes marinated courgette ribbons, pigeon, king prawns and lamb.

1 Chesil Street SO23 0HU


We're always on the look out for something different and Piecaramba! (who also have a restaurant in Southampton) certainly ticks that box. A great range of chicken, lamb, pork, game, vegetarian and vegan pies are available but why not try The Piefull Tower? Priced at £14.95, enjoy a two pie stack, choice of mash, minted mushy peas, cheese, shallots and gravy!

11A Parchment Street SO23 8AT

The Black Rat

With a Michelin Star, it'd be pretty difficult to not include The Black Rat in our round up. The changing menu could include rabbit loin, stonebass and lamb with a good range of desserts to enjoy as well as a selection of cheeses.

88 Chesil Street SO23 0HX

Kyoto Kitchen

Contemporary Japanese is the theme here at Kyoto Kitchen, with highlights including the tempura, sushi and sashimi. Also on the menu are a selection of delightful small plates such as sakura salmon and beef tataki.

70 Parchment Street SO23 8AT


Born in 2014, Pi's artisan dough comes from a secret recipe and 72-hour fermentation process resulting in light and airy crusts. One of the flavour offerings is Old Winchester cauliflower cheese, spinach and chorizo.

132 Stockbridge Road SO22 6RN

Forte Kitchen

Multi-award-winning Forte Kitchen serve up local produce in a wonderfully friendly atmosphere. Open 7 days a week, the lunch menu includes oak smoked salmon, Hampshire beef burger, chicken Caesar salad and crushed avocado with poached eggs and toast.

78 Parchment Street SO23 8AT


Indian dishes created with British produce and sub-continental flavours is the idea at Diya, and their reviews are hugely positive. Find traditional Indian curries on the menu as well as water buffalo bhoona, Southdown lamb and chicken limka.

3 Eastgate Street SO23 8EB

Tanoshii Fusion

Can't decide between Chinese, Thai, Korean, Japanese or Indonesian for dinner? Then head to Tanoshii Fusion! This pan-Asian spot's delicacies include Japanese sushi, Korean barbecue and bibimbap and a variety of curries.

12 Upper High Street SO23 8UT

Tom's Deli

Pizza and more home-cooked Italian cuisine in a chilled out café atmosphere is the order of the day at Tom's Deli in St George's Street. Its city centre location make it a perfect place to stop and watch the world go by.

56 St. Georges Street SO23 8AH

Palm Pan Asia

If you fancy some authentic Thai and pan-Asian cuisine, then the family-run Palm Pan should be right at the top of your list of places to visit. Starters include crispy chicken spring rolls and beef salad with mains ranging from grilled dishes to curry and stir fry.

166-167 High Street SO23 9BA


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