Fresh Delicious Local Independent.

1 Chesil Street, Winchester
01962 851 555
Open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner, Sunday roasts & private dining.
The Chesil Rectory

The Chesil Rectory is a unique and historic restaurant located in Winchester which occupies a 600 year old grade II listed Medieval house of exceptional character and charm. Independently owned since 2008 by a small group of friends who share a passion for food and wine, the Chesil Rectory offers a modern British menu featuring simple, classic, seasonal dishes and an abundance of fresh local produce.

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The Chesil Rectory

The Chesil Rectory is a unique and historic restaurant located in Winchester which occupies a 600 year old grade II listed Medieval house of exceptional character and charm. Independently owned since 2008 by a small group of friends who share a passion for food and wine, the Chesil Rectory offers a modern British menu featuring simple, classic, seasonal dishes and an abundance of fresh local produce.

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Opening Times

Monday – Thursday:
Lunch 12noon – 14:30 | Dinner 18:00 – 21:30

Friday – Saturday:
Lunch 12noon – 14:30 | Dinner 18:00 – 22:00

Sunday:
Lunch 12noon – 15:00 | Dinner 18:00 – 21:00


Info
  • 5 min walk from the city centre
  • Multi-story car park a 3 min walk away
  • Vegetarian /  Gluten Free Options
  • Private Dining
  • Pre-Theatre Dinner Menu
  • Open 7 days / evenings a week
  • Special du jour menu available Mon – Sat 12pm-2.20pm & 6pm-7pm; Sunday 6-9pm
  • Tel. 01962 851 555

Location
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DINING

Decorated with vintage chandeliers and beautiful botanical prints, our intimate dining rooms are relaxed, peaceful and brimming with authentic charm. Perfect for lunch with friends, a romantic dinner,  light weekday suppers, business lunches or a mighty Sunday roast.

Head Chef Damian Brown uses an abundance of  seasonal, local produce from our Hampshire doorstep to create our delicious menus. All the menus feature simple, classic dishes brought up to date with a twist.

For parties of 8 and over we kindly request a food pre-order, please send to manager@chesilrectory.co.uk.  We politely remind customers that children’s high chairs are not available during dinner service.

The Chesil Rectory’s best local suppliers include:

Blackmoor Game, Tunworth Cheese, Fundamentally Fungus Mushrooms, Lyburn Cheese, IOW Tomato Company, Rosary Goats Cheese, Hill Farm Apple Juice, Chalk Stream Farm, Happy Toast Bakery, Laverstoke Farm, Claytons Eggs, Cold Press Oil Co.

Isle of Wight Mermaid, Lymington Dancing Cow, Twisted Nose Gin, Dorset Conker, Hallgarten Wines, Nectar imports, Hattingley Valley, Andwell Brewing Company, Luscombe Ginger & Lemonade, Char Tea, Turner & Hardy’s Juice, Moonroast Coffee.

DINING

Decorated with vintage chandeliers and beautiful botanical prints, our intimate dining rooms are relaxed, peaceful and brimming with authentic charm. Perfect for lunch with friends, a romantic dinner,  light weekday suppers, business lunches or a mighty Sunday roast.

Head Chef Damian Brown uses an abundance of  seasonal, local produce from our Hampshire doorstep to create our delicious menus. All the menus feature simple, classic dishes brought up to date with a twist.

For parties of 8 and over we kindly request a food pre-order, please send to manager@chesilrectory.co.uk.  We politely remind customers that children’s high chairs are not available during dinner service.

The Chesil Rectory’s best local suppliers include:

Blackmoor Game, Tunworth Cheese, Fundamentally Fungus Mushrooms, Lyburn Cheese, IOW Tomato Company, Rosary Goats Cheese, Hill Farm Apple Juice, Chalk Stream Farm, Happy Toast Bakery, Laverstoke Farm, Claytons Eggs, Cold Press Oil Co.

Isle of Wight Mermaid, Lymington Dancing Cow, Twisted Nose Gin, Dorset Conker, Hallgarten Wines, Nectar imports, Hattingley Valley, Andwell Brewing Company, Luscombe Ginger & Lemonade, Char Tea, Turner & Hardy’s Juice, Moonroast Coffee.

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Courtyard Garden

Our recently opened beautiful, romantic, courtyard garden is now open for lunch, afternoon nibbles & early supper from 12 –7pm every day weather permitting.

With an abundance of shrubs & flowers including clematis, bay, olive & jasmine , the Chesil Courtyard Garden can accommodate up to 40 covers & is the perfect spot for lunch or pre dinner drinks. Sit under the shady branches of the elder tree during the day or enjoy the comfy botanical print fabrics & heated parasols which will keep you cosy into the evening.

Alfresco Dining

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Our recently opened beautiful, romantic, courtyard garden is now open for lunch, afternoon nibbles & early supper from 12 –7pm every day weather permitting.

With an abundance of shrubs & flowers including clematis, bay, olive & jasmine, the Chesil Courtyard Garden can accommodate up to 40 covers & is the perfect spot for lunch or pre dinner drinks. Sit under the shady branches of the elder tree during the day or enjoy the comfy botanical print fabrics & heated parasols which will keep you cosy into the evening.

Alfresco Dining

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Selection of Hoxton Bakery Breads

2.95
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Chesil Crudités for two with Butternut Squash Purée & Wild Rocket Pesto

7.50
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Choose between the five course menu (£45) or add carefully selected wines with each course (£40).

Our tasting menu is available Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings from 7pm.
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Please specify if you would like this Menu when you make a reservation.

We politely remind you that the tasting menu is designed for the entire table.

Hoxton Bakehouse Bread Selection

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Pea & Mint Soup

(Cora Loxarel 2017, Penèdes – Spain)
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Butternut Squash Risotto, Majoram Butter

(Cortese del Piemonte 2017, San Silvestro – Italy)
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Charred Hispy, Lime Mayonnaise, Shallot Crisp, Chipotle

(Baccus, Chapeldown Winery – Kent, England)
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Tempura Tenderstem Broccoli, Homemade Salad Cream, Textures of Broccoli, Pine Nuts

(Pinot Grigio, Marjan Simcic 2016 – Italy)
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Iced Lemon Parfait, Strawberry, Meringue, Balsamic Caramel

(Prunelle Rouge, Remejeanne –France)
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Tea, Coffee & Petit Fours

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**£32.95 Lunch **£34.95 Dinner

View our Christmas T & C s
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The Menu

Our Christmas Menu is available 1st – 24th December from Monday to Friday lunchtimes and evenings & must be ordered by the whole table. For parties of more than 6, we require menu choices to be placed prior to the reservation. We are closed on Christmas Day. Our ever popular Du Jour set menu will return from the 27th of December.

Children

We understand Christmas is a time for families & friends of all ages to get –together & well- behaved children are absolutely welcome. However please be aware of the limitations of a Medieval building ie : no baby -changing facilities & a very steep staircase. Please also note there isn’t a separate children’s menu as such, but we can offer half portions of our menus dishes for children under 12 if requested. Unfortunately high chairs are not provided in the evenings.

Allergens & dietary requirements

If a member of your party has any dietary requirements, please don’t hesitate to inform us at the earliest opportunity. All our dishes are prepared individually to order & Chef is able to cater for any allergens or special requests as long as he knows in advance!

Deposits & party bookings

We kindly request a deposit of £10 per person to secure reservations which is then deducted from the final bill on the day & Boxing Day & New Year’s Eve we require a 50% deposit. For groups or parties over 6 guests, please contact a member of the management team who will be delighted to discuss menus, drinks receptions, seating options & party packages. Deposits are non-refundable for cancellations made within 72 hours of the reservation date. We look forward to welcoming you!

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Roasted Heritage Carrot Soup, Horseradish Cream, Welsh Rarebit Crouton, Cracked Pepper

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Winter Salad of Gem, Baby Spinach, Barkham Blue, Candied Pecans

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Confit Duck Ballotine, Green Peppercorn, Boozy Cherries, Sour Dough Toast

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Haddock & Prawn Fishcakes, Petit Salad, Lime Mayonnaise

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Gravadlax of Chalk Stream Trout, Cream Cheese, Spiced Crumb

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Goosnargh Turkey, all the Trimmings

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12 Hour Braised Featherblade of Beef, Anise Carrots, Fine Beans, Fine Beans, Crispy Bacon & Onions

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Pan Fried Hake, Textures of Cauliflower, Cavolo Nero, Truffled Mushroom Velouté

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Local Blackmoor Venison, Juniper Berry Marinade, Maple Glazed Roots, Beetroot Fondant, Dark Chocolate Sauce

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Sweet Potato & Chestnut Wellington, Potato Purée, Winter Greens, Jus

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Iced Lemon Parfait, Cranberry Sorbet, Clementine

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Dark Chocolate Mousse, Popcorn Ice Cream, Popcorn Praline

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Christmas Pudding, Candied Nuts, Brandy Macerated Raisons, Mascarpone

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Quince Tart Tatin, Cinnamon Syrup, Frangipane, Pomegranate Ice Cream

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Selection of British Cheeses, Biscuits, Chutney

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We offer a 4 course menu with Hampshire cheese board at £8 pp

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**£32.95 Lunch **£34.95 Dinner

View our Christmas T & C s
More info

The Menu

Our Christmas Menu is available 1st – 24th December from Monday to Friday lunchtimes and evenings & must be ordered by the whole table. For parties of more than 6, we require menu choices to be placed prior to the reservation. We are closed on Christmas Day. Our ever popular Du Jour set menu will return from the 27th of December.

Children

We understand Christmas is a time for families & friends of all ages to get –together & well- behaved children are absolutely welcome. However please be aware of the limitations of a Medieval building ie : no baby -changing facilities & a very steep staircase. Please also note there isn’t a separate children’s menu as such, but we can offer half portions of our menus dishes for children under 12 if requested. Unfortunately high chairs are not provided in the evenings.

Allergens & dietary requirements

If a member of your party has any dietary requirements, please don’t hesitate to inform us at the earliest opportunity. All our dishes are prepared individually to order & Chef is able to cater for any allergens or special requests as long as he knows in advance!

Deposits & party bookings

We kindly request a deposit of £10 per person to secure reservations which is then deducted from the final bill on the day & Boxing Day & New Year’s Eve we require a 50% deposit. For groups or parties over 6 guests, please contact a member of the management team who will be delighted to discuss menus, drinks receptions, seating options & party packages. Deposits are non-refundable for cancellations made within 72 hours of the reservation date. We look forward to welcoming you!

Spinach & Courgette Soup, Tunworth Welsh Rarebit Crouton

6.95
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Terrine of Corn-fed Chicken, Pickled Shitake Mushroom, Celeriac Slaw, Grain Mustard, Toasted Sourdough

8.95
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Brixham Seabass Ceviche, Avocado Purée, Compressed Cucumber, Shallot Crisp

8.95
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Laverstoke Farm Black Pudding, Chalk Stream Trout, English Mustard, Toast

8.95
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Rosemary Skewered King Prawns, Butter Beans, Aioli

10.95
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Tempura Tenderstem Broccoli, Homemade Salad Cream, Textures of Broccoli, Pine Nuts

13.95
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Brixham Lobster Linguini, Heritage Tomatoes, Basil

18.50
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Butter Poached Goosnargh Chicken, Old Winchester Duchess Potato, Bacon Crumb, Pea Purée, Scorched Baby Gem

18.50
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South Coast Plaice, New Potatoes, Buttered Hispy Cabbage, Nutty Butter

19.50
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Cobley Wood Farm Lamb, Aubergine, Cherry Tomatoes, Olives, Fondant Potato, Fine Beans, Jus Gras

19.95
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Vitello Tonnato, Crisp Capers, New Season’s Potatoes in Bone Marrow Butter

22.95
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Sides

Chesil Garden Salad, Old Winchester, Aged Balsamic / French Beans, Olive Tapenade, Shallot Confit / Roasted New Seasons Potatoes, Bone Marrow Butter / Avocado & Mixed Bean Salad, Chipotle & Lime Dressing
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Rosé Wine Jelly, Cherry Gel, Sugar Tuile

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Chocolate & Orange ‘Jaffa’ Delice, Candied Zest, Bitter Orange Sorbet

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Puff Pastry Mille Feuille, Clotted Cream, Blackberries

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Baked Mascarpone Cheesecake, Rum & Raisin Purée, Vanilla Ice Cream

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Raspberry Mousse, Meringue, Raspberry Sorbet, Mint Gel

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Selection of British Cheeses

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**£45 per head for three courses with coffee.

Please pre-order from this menu and return to manager@chesilrectory.co.uk at least 4 days prior to the event.
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Spinach & Courgette Soup, Tunworth Welsh Rarebit Crouton

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Brixham Seabass Ceviche, Avocado Purée, Compressed Cucumber, Shallot Crisp

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Terrine of Corn-fed Chicken, Pickled Shitake Mushrooms, Celeriac Slaw, Grain Mustard, Toasted Sourdough

More info

Rosemary Skewered King Prawns, Butter Beans, Aioli

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Tempura Tender stem Broccoli, Homemade Salad Cream Textures of Broccoli, Pine Nuts

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Cobley Farm Lamb, Aubergine, Cherry Tomatoes, Olives, Fondant, Fine Beans, Jus Gras

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Brixham Lobster Linguini, Heritage Tomatoes, Basil

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Butter Poached Goosnargh Chicken, Old Winchester Duchess Potato, Bacon Crumb, Pea Purée, Scorched Baby Gem

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Selection of Vegetables

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Rosé Wine Jelly, Cherry Gel, Sugar Tuile

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Orange ‘Jaffa’ Delice, Candied Zest, Bitter Orange Sorbet

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Baked Marscapone Cheesecake, Rum & Raisin Purée, Vanilla Ice Cream

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Selection of British Cheese, Chef’s Homemade Chutney, Biscuits

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Tea & Coffee with Home-made Petits Fours

Freshly ground coffee Americano Espresso Double Espresso Cappuccino Latte or English Breakfast Tea & Speciality Teas by CHAR of Winchester
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Speciality Teas by CHAR of Winchester

**£45 per head for three courses with coffee.

Please pre-order from this menu and return to manager@chesilrectory.co.uk at least 4 days prior to the event.
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**Two Course Lunch £23.95 **Three Course Lunch £27.95

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Soup of the Day

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Chalk Stream Trout, Pickled Cucumber, Croutons

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Ballantine of Chicken, Black Pudding, Devilled Dressing, Secrets Leaves, Toast

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Heritage Tomato Salad, English, Balsamic Dressing, Shallot Crisp

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Roast Beef with all the Trimmings

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Roast Chicken with all the Trimmings

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Fish of the Day

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Risotto of Butternut Squash, Old Winchester, Marjoram Butter

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Iced Lemon Parfait, Strawberry, Meringue, Balsamic Caramel

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Frozen Chocolate Mousse, Honey Ice Cream, Passionfruit Gel

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Locally Foraged Elderflower Jelly, Meringue Shards, Vanilla Ice Cream

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Choose between the five course menu (£55) or add carefully selected wines with each course (£40).

Our tasting menu is available Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings from 7pm.
More info

Please specify if you would like this Menu when you make a reservation.

We politely remind you that the tasting menu is designed for the entire table.

Hoxton Bakehouse Bread Selection

More info

Chesil Gazpacho, Pink Grapefruit

(Cora Loxarel 2017, Penèdes – Spain)
More info

Chalk Stream Trout, Pickled Cucumber, Croutons

(Baccus, Chapeldown Winery – Kent, England)
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Blackmoor Pigeon, Black Pudding Crumb, Devilled Jus

(De Stefani ‘Chesil Red’ 2015 - Italy)
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Vitello Tinato, Crisp Capers, New Season’s Potatoes in Bone Marrow Butter

(Bourgogne Cuvee Pressonier, Domaine Joseph Roty 2014 - France)
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Raspberry Mousse, Meringue, Raspberry Sorbet, Mint Gel

(Prunelle Rouge, Remejeanne 2015 – France)
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Tea, Coffee & Petit Fours

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**Two Courses £17.95 **Three Courses £21.95

Lunch: Monday – Saturday 12 noon – 2.20pm & Evenings: Monday – Sunday 6-7pm)
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British Cheese Board, Selection of Biscuits, Chef’s Chutney

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Pea & Mint Soup

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Local Chalk Stream Trout, Pickled Cucumber Croutons

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Goosnargh Devilled Chicken Livers On Toast

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Confit Duck Leg, Warm New Potato Salad, Sweet Mustard Dressing

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Chesil Fishcake, Poached Egg, Beurre Blanc, Secretts Farm Leaves

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Charred Summer Vegetable Salad, Orzo Pasta, Rocket Pesto, Shallot Crisp

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Banoffee Sundae

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Locally Foraged Elderflower Jelly, Lemon Cream

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Tunworth, Crackers, Chutney

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**Two Courses £17.95 **Three Courses £21.95

(Lunch: Monday – Saturday 12 noon – 2.20pm & Evenings: Monday – Sunday 6-7pm)
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Fresh, Delicious & Local!

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Whenever possible we use the finest local suppliers who are dedicated to creating delicious ingredients . Head Chef Damian Brown’s exquisite menus celebrate the best produce that Great Britain has to offer & many of our suppliers are based here in Hampshire.

Book a table

Call us on 01962 851 555 to book a table or use the online booking form below. 

Gift Vouchers

The perfect gift for the foodie in your family, Chesil Rectory vouchers are available from £10 upwards. Simply call us and pay over the phone or come in to collect. If you supply us with your name and address, we’ll happily send them out with menus and post card. Job done!

Please call one of our Managers for details on 01962 851 555 or email: manager@chesilrectory.co.uk

Latest News & Events

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Courtyard
Garden

Our recently opened beautiful, romantic, courtyard garden is now open for lunch, afternoon nibbles & early supper from 12 –7pm every day weather permitting.

With an abundance of shrubs & flowers including clematis, bay, olive & jasmine , the Chesil Courtyard Garden can accommodate up to 40 covers & is the perfect spot for lunch or pre dinner drinks. Sit under the shady branches of the elder tree during the day or enjoy the comfy botanical print fabrics & heated parasols which will keep you cosy into the evening.

The Chesil Garden