Eating out

Wine glasses and ball ballsWhether 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.

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This is a superb space within Guildhall Winchester which overlooks the Broadway, Abbey Gardens and the Nunnaminster. It's light, cool and relaxing interior offers guests a choice of contemporary lounge style seating or comfortable dining tables and chairs.

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. To view the menu please click here

Bangkok Brasserie
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. To view the menu please click here


The Bengal Sage
The food on The Bengal Sage's menu is different from a traditional Indian restaurant - the dishes are subtle and complex and the sauces are light, why not pop in for a visit while doing your Christmas shopping!

The Old Vine
This Grade II listed 18th-century inn is the perfect place to meet for lunch, supper or just a drink in relaxed, convivial surroundings after a days Christmas shopping. To view the menu please click here

No 5 Bridge Street
No.5 Bridge Street is a city centre bar and restaurant offering a friendly service and freshly prepared food. Recently crowned the best wine pub in the South East & London by The Publican. To view the menu please click here

Rimjhim Contemporary Indian Cuisine
Diners will delight in this new, innovative way of sampling the best in contemporary Indian cuisine. The restaurant boasts stunning, spacious and calm surroundings.

The Wykeham Arms
A perfect place for lunch or an evening meal, the menu is a seasonal mix of high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients.

Kyoto Kitchen
If you fancy something something different to your traditional Christmas fayre why not try Kyoto Kitchen, Winchester's first authentic Japenese restaurant.

The Golden Lion
This cosy pub is located just on the outskirts of the city centre, offering fine wines, Wadworth real ales and tasty food. To view the menu please click here 

Morn Hill Brasserie
With an AA rosette for dining, the Holiday Inn Winchester features a wide and varied restaurant menu created by the 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. To view the menu please click here

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. To view the menu please click here

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 the 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. To view the menu please click here

Outside the city

Lainston House Hotel
Phil Yeomans and his talented brigade have been awarded a stunning three rosettes for their creative, thoughtful and tasty dining featuring locally sourced produce with a traceable provence.  Be sure to visit for a delicouse meal over the festive season.

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.

The Bell Inn, Alresford
The Bell offers fine food freshly cooked from local produce, be sure to pop in while browsing the shops in the lovely Georgian town of Alresford. Download the Christmas menu here.

The White Horse, Otterbourne
You don't need to spend hours at home waiting for the turkey to cook to have a fabulous and traditional Christmas Lunch or Dinner. Let the team at The White Horse in Otterbourne, remove the stress (and the washing up) of Christmas this year.


Please mention Christmas in Winchester at the time of booking.

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