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

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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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Jerusalem Artichoke Soup, Truffle Oil

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Chesil Fish Cake, Tartare Butter Sauce

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Laverstoke Black Pudding, Poached Egg, Devilled Sauce

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Blackmoor Venison Casserole, Dumplings, Anise Carrots

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Royal Fish Pie, Seasonal Greens

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Lancashire Hot Pot, Braised Red Cabbage

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Risotto of Butternut Squash, Marjoram, Old Winchester

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Hot Chocolate Pudding, Praline Ice Cream

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Caramelised Rice Pudding, Somerset Brandy ‘Boozy’ Prunes

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Chesil Sherry Trifle

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Selection of British Cheese

(£4 Supplement)
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£30 Per Person

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Cheese Course

8.95
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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
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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!

**£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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Celeriac Soup, Quails’ Egg, Celery Salt

6.95
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Roasted Baby Beetroot, Rosary Goats Cheese, Black Garlic Dressing

7.95
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Autumnal Salad, Aubergine Caviar, Crisp Kale, Sauce Gribiche

7.95
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Blackmoor Pigeon, Onion Confit, English Feta, Red Wine Jus

8.95
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Guinea Fowl Terrine, Prunes, Radish, Sourdough Toast

9.50
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Soused Silver Mullet, Vegetables à la Grecque, Smoked Trout Croquette

9.50
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Roasted Squash, Pickled Grapes, Stockbridge Mushrooms, Watercress, Sunflower Seeds

13.95
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Goosnargh Corn-Fed Chicken, Celeriac Purée, Honey Parsnips, Baby Leeks, Lentil Fricassée

18.50
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Fillet of Cod, Crispy Skin, Cauliflower Purée, Torched Florets, Scallop Sauce

18.50
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Oven Roasted Pheasant, Parsnip Purée, Spiced Red Cabbage, Game Chips

19.50
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Pan Fried Brill, Bombay Potatoes, Onion Bhaji, Spiced Velouté, Flaked Almonds

21.00
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Cobley Wood Farm Lamb, Heritage Beetroot, Potato Fondant, Black Garlic Glaze

21.50
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Sides

Creamed Sprouts & Bacon / Carrot & Squash / Mash with seedsDauphinoise Potatoes
3.95
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Orange Mousse, Homemade Macaroons, Bitter Orange Jel

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Freshly Baked Madeleines, Poached Pear, Poire William Cream

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Vanilla Iced Parfait, Scorched Fig, Fig Sorbet

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Caramelised Rice Pudding, Somerset Brandy, ‘Boozy’ Prunes

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Whipped White Chocolate Cheesecake, Dark Chocolate Sorbet, Pistachios

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British Cheese Plate, Chef’s Chutney, Biscuits

8.50
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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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Celeriac Soup, Quails’ Egg, Celery Salt

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

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Blackmoor Pigeon, Onion Confit, English Feta, Red Wine Jus

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Soused Silver Mullet, Vegetables a la Grecque, Smoked Trout Croquette

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Roasted Squash, Pickled Grapes, Stockbridge Mushrooms, Watercress, Sunflower Seeds

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Goosnargh Corn-Fed Chicken, Celeriac Purée, Honey Parsnips, Baby Leeks, Lentil Fricassée

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Pan Fried Brill, Bombay Potatoes, Onion Bhaji, Spiced Velouté, Flaked Almonds

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Cobley Wood Farm Lamb, Heritage Beetroot, Potato Fondant, Black Garlic Glaze

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Selection of Vegetables

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Orange Mousse, Homemade Macaroons, Bitter Orange Gel

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Caramelised Rice Pudding, Somerset Brandy, ‘Boozy’ Prunes

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Whipped White Chocolate Cheesecake, Dark Chocolate Sorbet, Pistachios

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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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**£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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Smoked Salmon, Pickled Cucumber, Toasted Hazelnuts, Micro Coriander

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Confit Duck Rillette, Bacon Crumb, Devilled Dressing

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Isle of Wight Cherry Tomatoes, Rosary Goats Cheese, Sour Dough, Basil

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Cobley Wood Farm Roast Lamb with all the Trimmings

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Goosnargh Roast Chicken with all the Trimmings

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Fish of the Day

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Roasted Squash, Cherries, Stockbridge Mushrooms, Watercress

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Sticky Toffee Pudding, Salted Caramel Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream

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Dark Chocolate Mousse, Honeycomb, Coffee Sauce

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Apple & Blackberry Jelly, Calvados Cream, Honeycomb

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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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Celeriac Velouté, Quail Egg, Celery Salt

(Picpoul De Pinet, Gerard Bertrand 2016 – France)
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Ocean Fish Terrine, Chervil & Tarragon Butter

(Vina Edmara, Viognier 2015 - Chile)
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Crisp Chicken Wing, Scallop, Cauliflower, Herb Oil

(Ad Hoc Hen and Chicken Chardonnay, Larry Cherubino, 2015 – Australia)
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Rump of Beef, Creamed Potato, Bourguignon Sauce

(Chateau Ksara, Reserve Du Couvet 2013 – Lebanon)
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Vanilla Iced Parfait, Scorched Fig, Fig Sorbet

(Monsoon Valley, Chenin Blanc 2015, Thailand)
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Local cheese plate & glass of port

(£10 supplement)
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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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Carrot & Cumin Soup, Rapeseed Oil

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Goosnargh Chicken Terrine, Plumped Raisin Dressing, Toasted Sourdough

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Torched Brixham Mackerel, Gooseberry Gel, Horseradish Cream

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Cobley Farm Lamb Shoulder, Chickpea & Chorizo, Charred Tenderstem Broccoli

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Oven Roast Hake, Bombay Potatoes, Onion Bhaji, Spiced Velouté

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Sweet Potato & Lentil Casserole, Crème Fraiche

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Sticky Toffee Pudding, Salted Caramel Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream

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Apple & Blackberry Jelly, Calvados Cream, Honeycomb

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Lyburn Gold, Chutney, 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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