Chesil Rectory

Modern European·

SquareMeal Review of Chesil Rectory

In a city rammed with historic buildings, the centuries-old, timber-framed Chesil Rectory still turns heads. It dates from 1450, lays claim to being Winchester’s oldest dwelling and has character by the bucket load. Set across two floors, a gentle makeover has carefully woven a modern country look through the old beams, timbers and inglenook fireplace, with the whole operation taking an unstuffy approach to hospitality. There’s nothing dated about the kitchen’s output either, with well-executed brasserie-style dishes fashioned from local and seasonal produce. The kitchen keeps things intelligently simple – witness Blackmoor Estate venison, perhaps teamed with wild mushrooms, cavolo nero and chocolate sauce or roasted and spiced Brixham monkfish accompanied by caponata and a potato crisp. Desserts deliver comfort in the form of treacle tart with lime ice cream or cherry sponge with mint syrup and vanilla cream.

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Modern European
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Location for Chesil Rectory

1 Chesil Street Winchester, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0HU

01962 851555


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm (Sun -3pm) Mon-Sat 6-9.30pm

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2 Reviews 


30 April 2019  
Great food, really lovely service.

Julie R

09 April 2019  
Beautiful listed building recently renovated and with an amazing cocktail bar upstairs. The food is modern, using local sourced ingredients and is the best i've had outside of London.
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