Whether you’re planning the annual office celebration, lunch with a friend or a seasonal family gathering, there’s bound to be a festive menu somewhere in Winchester that’s ideal for your requirements.
Don’t be fooled by the stunning gothic exterior of this landmark building, the interior boasts stunning Victorian features with a contemporary twist. If you’re looking for a large private event, small intimate family celebration, or to join one of our superb open party nights Guildhall Winchester has an event or space to suit your needs.
eighteen71 is a superb space within Guildhall Winchester which overlooks the Broadway, Abbey Gardens and the Nunnaminster. Its light, cool and relaxing interior offers guests a choice of contemporary lounge style seating or comfortable dining tables and chairs, while the outside seating area gives customers the chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Broadway.
Winchester Cathedral Refectory
This light and airy space lends itself well to group eating – and an enticing menu to boot.
The Chesil Rectory
The popular restaurant housed in one of the oldest buildings in Winchester has a new management team that’s continuing a long tradition of excellent cuisine and service.
If you are looking for an alternative to the Christmas Turkey check out Bangkok Brasserie.
El Sabio Tapas Bar and Restuarant
Feliz Navidad! The convivial atmosphere and mouth-watering dishes in Winchester’s Spanish tapas bar will ensure your party goes with a swing.
Morn Hill Brasserie
With an AA rosette for dining, the Holiday Inn Winchester features a wide and varied restaurant menu created by our Executive Head Chef. Enjoy some of the finest fayre that Hampshire has to offer created using only the freshest seasonal ingredients sourced from local suppliers. The restaurant can cater for all occasions, from a romantic Christmas meal for two to a work party or the large family Turkey roast. Visit the Holiday Inn Winchester's Christmas web page.
Hotel du Vin
Classic food complemented with a relaxed style of hospitality. The original Hotel du Vin is a unique luxury boutique hotel, housed in the fine architecture of one of central Winchester's most important Georgian buildings, which dates back to 1715.
Mercure Wessex Hotel
Situated in the heart of historic Winchester with unrivalled views over the 900 year old Cathedral.
The Winchester Hotel and Spa
The Winchester Hotel offers a range of relaxed and stylish dining options for your Christmas celebrations. Whether for lunch or dinner in the Rosette award winning Hutton`s Brasserie, a festive party in our stunning Malory Suite, or a well earned retreat from the Christmas a shopping with a warming winter drink and snack in our Gershwin`s Café Bar. Visit the hotel's 2012 Christmas webpage.
The Winchester Royal
Fabulous, traditional fayre with great service and very reasonable prices – choose between festive meals, disco nights and party nights.
Outside the city
Get in the Christmas spirit and join the party at Marwell Hotel! Book now to join one of their fantastic party nights taking place throughout November, December and beyond. For more information see our Special Offers.
Lainston House Hotel
A charming 17th Century country house standing elegantly in 63 acres of beautiful Hampshire parkland.
The Swan Hotel
Guests are welcome to dine in either our newly refurbished Burgundy Room where our exciting menu offers a formal dining experience or the less formal Green Room offers guests the chance to relax and enjoy more traditional food and bar snacks.
The Running Horse in Littleton
The Running Horse takes food very seriously. We have invested in the very latest equipment enabling the production of innovative dishes cooked to the most exacting standards. Download their Christmas menu.
The Chestnut Horse in Easton
The Chestnut Horse's warm, welcoming and relaxing atmosphere compliments high quality, fresh, locally sourced meals that are served with pride by conscientious staff, who care.
Greens Restaurant and Wine Bar
The menus are constantly changing according to the seasons, availability of local produce and, most importantly, customer requests.
East Horton Golf Club
East Horton is ideal for large, exclusive parties. Equally, if you're a small group and you want to be part of a bigger bash, you'll find an awesome atmosphere here and great entertainment.
Norton Park Hotel
Relax in a state-of-the-art dining room and bar in this ultra-modern hotel set in acres of greenery – if you’re tempted to stay you can make the most of their overnight offers and enjoy the leisure facilities the next morning.
The Thomas Lord in West Meon
Expert chefs, under the guidance of head chef Fran Joyce, prepare exciting menus seven days a week, using as much fresh, locally sourced ingredients as possible and theming special dishes around the very best produce available each new season.
Meon Valley, A Marriott Hotel and Country Club
Savor the best of British rustic cuisine in the contemporary setting of the AA Rosette award-winning restaurant in Southampton, UK. Our talented chefs use only the freshest seasonal ingredients to produce a menu of inspired dishes that changes daily. Why not try Meon Valley's Santa's Sunday Lunch and Festive Afternoon Tea?
This is just a selection of the best of the diverse eateries in our district, to see a broader selection, including our Hampshire Hospitality Award-winning eateries, visit our food and drink pages on our Visit Winchester website.
Please mention Christmas in Winchester at the time of booking.