Fresh Delicious Local Independent.

1 Chesil Street, Winchester
01962 851 555
Open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner, Sunday roasts & private dining.
Voted '3rd most romantic restaurant in Britain' by The Times Newspaper.
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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Our Restaurant

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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
  • 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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**£45 Per Person

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White Onion Velouté, Soft Herb Cream

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Scallop & Chicken Wings, Cauliflower Purée, Herb Oil

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Ham Hock Terrine, Quail’s Egg, Pineapple Chutney

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Roasted Beetroot, Rosary Goats Fritters, Black Garlic Dressing

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Parsnip Gnocchi, Plump Golden Raisins, Pinenuts, Beurre Blanc

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Pan Seared Sea Bass, Glazed Turnips, Roasted Shallots, Crisp Potato

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Roast Sirloin, Café de Paris Butter, Fondant Potato, Fine Beans

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Pork Fillet, Black Pudding, Fine Onion Ring, Savoy Cabbage, Grain Mustard Cream

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Pear & Almond Frangipane Tart, Crème Fraiche Ice Cream

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Hot Chocolate Pudding, Praline Parfait, Toasted Almonds

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Clementine, Cranberry & Pistachio Meringue

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Homemade Seasonal Sorbets

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Selection of British Cheese (£4 Supplement)

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Additional Cheese Course Available £8.95

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**£45 Per Person

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**£32.95 Lunch **£34.95 Dinner

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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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Spiced Parsnip Soup, Smoked Pancetta Crumb, Herb Oil

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Winter Salad of Gem Hearts, Baby Spinach, Cashel Blue, Candied Pecans

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Pressed Ham Hock & Confit Chicken Terrine, Apple Purée, Endive Salad

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Beetroot & Red Onion Fine Tart, English ‘Feta’, Black Garlic Syrup

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Haddock Champ Cakes, Petit Salad, Lime Mayonnaise

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Roast Goosnargh Turkey with all the Trimmings

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Butternut Squash & Lentil Wellington, Anise Carrot, Crunchy Mustard & Tarragon Potato Purée

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12 Hour Braised Feather Blade of Beef, Horseradish Mash, Fine Beans, Pancetta & Baby Onions

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Oven Roasted Hake, Cauliflower Purée, Cavolo Nero, Mushroom Velouté

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Local Blackmoor Venison, Honey Parsnips, Braised Red Cabbage, Dauphinoise Potato, Dark Chocolate Sauce

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Christmas Pudding, Bombe Alaska, Mulled Syrup

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Iced Dark Chocolate Mousse, Praline Ice Cream

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Clementine, Cranberry & Pistachio Meringue

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Chesil Sherry Trifle

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Selection of British Cheeses, Biscuits, Chutney (£4 supplement)

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Please note: Additional Cheese Course is also available £8

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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!

**£75 Per Person

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Glass of Hattingley Valley Cuvée Reserve & Canapés

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Basket of Artisan Breads

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White Onion Velouté, Soft Herb Cream

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Scallop & Chicken Wings, Cauliflower Purée, Herb Oil

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Ham Hock Terrine, Quail’s Egg, Pineapple Chutney

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Roasted Beetroot, Rosary Goats Fritters, Black Garlic Dressing

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Parsnip Gnocchi, Plump Golden Raisins, Pinenuts, Beurre Blanc

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Pan Seared Sea Bass, Glazed Turnips, Roasted Shallots, Crisp Potato

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Roast Sirloin, Café de Paris Butter, Fondant Potato, Fine Beans,

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Pork Fillet, Black Pudding, Fine Onion Ring, Savoy Cabbage, Grain Mustard Cream

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Pear & Almond Frangipane Tart, Crème Fraiche Ice Cream

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Hot Chocolate Pudding, Praline Parfait, Toasted Almonds

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Clementine, Cranberry & Pistachio Meringue

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Homemade Seasonal Sorbets

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Selection of British Cheese (£4 Supplement)

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Tea, Coffee & Petit Fours

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Additional Cheese Course Available £8.95

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**£75 Per Person

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**Three Courses £39.95

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Spiced Parsnip Soup, Herb Oil

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Home Cured Salmon, Scallop, Soft Herb Salad

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Pressed Ham Hock & Confit Chicken Terrine, Apple Purée, Endive Salad

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

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Butternut Squash & Lentil Wellington, Anise Carrot, Crunchy Mustard & Tarragon Potato Purée

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Oven Roasted Hake, Cauliflower Purée, Cavolo Nero, Mushroom Velouté

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12 Hour Braised Beef, Horseradish Mash, Baby Onion & Pancetta, Fine Beans

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Local Blackmoor Venison Haunch, Honey Parsnips, Braised Red Cabbage, Dauphinoise, Dark Chocolate Sauce

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Clementine, Cranberry & Pistachio Meringue

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Iced Chocolate Mousse, Praline Ice Cream

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Chesil Sherry Trifle

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Homemade Seasonal Sorbets

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Selection of British Cheese (£4 Supplement)

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Additional Cheese Course Available £8.95

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**Three Courses £39.95

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Spring Onion, Mushroom & Parma Ham Consommé, Herb Oil

6.95
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Blackmoor Pigeon, English Feta, Broad Bean & Mint, Bruschetta

8.95
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Roasted Baby Beetroot, Aged Rosary Goats Cheese, Black Garlic Dressing

7.95
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Scorched Brassica’s, Confit Egg Yolk, Toasted Bread Crumbs

7.95
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Ocean Fish Terrine, Chervil & Tarragon Butter

9.50
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Portland Crab Tian, Avocado, Pink Grapefruit Salsa

10.50
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Roasted Squash, Cherries, Stockbridge Mushrooms, Watercress

13.95
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Pan Fried Hake, Brown Shrimp, Crushed Potato, Cavolo Nero

19.50
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Goosnargh Corn-Fed Chicken, Gnocchi, Baby Leeks, Truffle Cream

18.50
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Sea Bream, House Dried Tomatoes, Courgettes, Saffron Emulsion, Cannellini Beans

18.50
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Greenfields Crisp Pork Belly, New Season Heritage Carrots, Bakers Potatoes, Marjoram Jus

18.50
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Cobley Farm Lamb, Sweetbreads, Salt Baked Beetroot, Black Garlic Glaze

21.50
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Sides

Buttered New Potatoes / Roasted Carrots / Rocket Pesto / Fine Beans / Confit Shallot
3.95
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All 7.95
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Blackberry Tart, Clotted Cream Crème Patisserie, Honeycomb, Thyme

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Banoffee Eton Mess

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Plum Jelly Terrine, Blueberry Puree, Pistachios

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Caramelised Puff Pastry, Pickled Pink Lady Apples, Granny Smith Sorbet, Apple Crisps

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53% Dark Chocolate Mousse, Coffee Sauce, Milk Chocolate Tuile, Popping Candy

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British Cheese Plate, Chef’s Chutney, Biscuits

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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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Spring Onion, Mushroom & Parma Ham Consommé, Herb Oil

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Blackmoor Pigeon, English Feta, Broad Bean & Mint, Bruschetta

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Roasted Baby Beetroot, Aged Rosary Goats Cheese, Black Garlic Dressing

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Ocean Fish Terrine, Chervil & Tarragon Butter

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Roasted Squash, Cherries, Stockbridge Mushrooms, Watercress

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Pan Fried Hake, Brown Shrimp, Crushed Potato, Cavolo Nero

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Goosnargh Corn-Fed Chicken, Gnocchi, Baby Leeks, Truffle Cream

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Cobley Farm Lamb, Sweetbreads, Salt Baked Beetroot, Black Garlic Glaze

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Selection of Vegetables

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Banoffee Eton Mess, Milk Chocolate Mousse

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Caramelised Puff Pastry, Pickled Pink Lady Apples, Granny Smith Sorbet, Apple Crisps

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70% Dark Chocolate Mousse, Coffee Sauce, Milk Chocolate Tuille, Popping Candy

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Selection of British Cheeses, Chutney, Biscuits, Apple

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Followed by a selection of homemade petits fours & coffee

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

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Latte

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English Breakfast Tea &
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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Ballotine of Duck Leg, Black Pudding Crumb, Devilled Dressing

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Smoked Salmon, Coronation Dressing, Plumped Golden Raisins, Toasted Almonds

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Salad of Local Alresford Watercress, Croutons, Marinated Isle of Wight Tomatoes, Mustard Dressing

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Roast Topside of Beef & All the Trimmings

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Roast Chicken & All the Trimmings

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Fish of the Day

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Stockbridge Mushroom Risotto, Old Winchester, Truffle Oil

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Dark Chocolate Mousse, Salted Caramel, Honeycomb

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Strawberry Fool, Crumble

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Banana Parfait, Rum & Raisin 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 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.

Basket of Artisan Bread for Two

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White Bean Velouté, Truffle oil

(Roussanne Blanc, La Brise Marine 2016 – France)
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Parfait of Chicken Livers, Toasted Brioche, Spiced Pear Chutney

(Ad Hoc Hen and Chicken Chardonnay, Larry Cherubino, 2015 – Australia)
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Tian of Portland Crab, Pink Grapefruit Salsa

(Vina Edmara, Viognier 2015 – Chile)
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Greenfields Pork Belly, New Seasons Carrots, Boulangerie, Marjoram Jus

(Chateau Ksara, Reserve Du Couvet 2013 – Lebano)
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Caramelised Puff Pastry, Pickled Apple, Granny Smith Sorbet, Apple Crisp

(Entice, Hattingley Valley – Hampshire, England)
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Local cheese plate & glass of port

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Coffee & Petits Fours

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

(Not available between Dec 1 st – 24th due to Xmas bookings - 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 Soup, Crumbled English Feta, Basil Herb Oil

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Confit Guinea Fowl Terrine, Pickled New Season Beetroot, Croutons

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Chalk Stream Trout Rillette, Pickled Cucumber, Micro Coriander

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Cobley Farm Lamb, Potato Purée, Peas, Broad Beans & Baby Onions, Roasting Juices

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Selection of Market Fish, Shaved Fennel & Lime Salad, Sauce Vierge

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Tart Fine of Isle of Wight Tomatoes, Charred Courgette, Broad Bean Dressing

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Gooseberry & Elderflower Fool, Brown Butter Short Bread Crumb

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Toffee & Honey Crisp, Crème Fraiche Ice Cream, Fresh Raspberries

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Cashel Blue, Stem Ginger Biscuits

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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. 

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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

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