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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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
  • Special du jour menu available Mon – Sat 12pm-2.20pm & 6pm-7pm; Sunday 6-7pm
  • Unfortunately we are not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 & early supper every day & all day Fri/ Sat/Sun 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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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.
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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.
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Available 3–6pm Fri-Sun

(Weather permitting)
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Nocellera Olives & Spicy Nut

2.95
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Selection of Hoxton Bakery Breads

2.95
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Rosary Goat’s Cheese Stuffed Crispy Olives

3.95
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Chesil Crudities for Two, Squash Purée, Wild Rocket Pesto

7.50
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Isle of Wight Tomato Salad, Hampshire Feta, Shallot & Basil, Onion Crisp

7.95
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English Burrata, Pepperade, Secrett’s Leaves, Pine Nuts, Toasted Sourdough Crumb

8.50
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British Cheese Plate, Radish, Celery, Biscuits, Chutney

8.95
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Cured Chalk Stream Trout, Hampshire Wasabi Mayonnaise, Cucumber Bavarois, Puffed Rice

8.95
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Pressed Terrine of Confit Pork, Laverstoke Black Pudding, Textures of Apple

9.50
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Selection of Hoxton Bakery Breads

2.95
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Belazu Olives and Roasted Nuts

4.95
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Selection of Hoxton Bakery Breads

2.95
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Chesil Crudités with Butternut Squash Purée & Wild Rocket Pesto

7.50
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Isle of Wight Tomato Salad, Hampshire Feta, Shallot & Basil Onion Crisp

7.95/15
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Rosemary Skewered King Prawns, Shredded Baby Gem Lettuce, Coronation Dressing, Almonds, Plumped Raisins

8.95
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Cured Chalk Stream Trout, Hampshire Wasabi Mayonnaise, Cucumber Bavarois, Puffed Rice

8.95
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Burrata, Rocket Pesto, Roasted Spring Onion Dressing, Toasted Sourdough Crumbs

8.50/16
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Huntsham Farm Lamb Croquettes, Chilled Pea Purée, Minted Yoghurt, Harissa Dressing

9.50
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Marinated Courgette Ribbons, Labneh, Broad Beans, Radish Top Dressing

6.95/13.95
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Chesil Linguini, Lobster, Prawns, Cherry Tomato, Basil

21.50
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Dry Aged Rump of Beef, Alresford Watercress, Red Wine & Port Shallots, Triple Cooked Chips, Bordelaise Sauce

24.95
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Sides

Chesil Garden Salad, Old Winchester, Aged Balsamic / French Beans, Olive Tapenade, Shallot Confit
3.95
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Chesil Garden Salad, Old Winchester, Aged Balsamic / French Beans, Olive Tapenade, Shallot Confit / Roasted New Season’s Potatoes, Bone Marrow Butter / Avocado & Mixed Bean Salad, Chipotle & Lime Dressing

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

Our tasting menu is available Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings from 7pm.
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Hoxton Bakehouse Bread Selection

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Chilli, Sour Cream

(Bordeaux Blanc 2016, Château Lestrille Capmartin, Bordeaux - France)
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Shaved Fennel Salad, Orange, Almond Brittle, Baby Coriander

(Cortese del Piemonte 2018, Adelasia, San Silvestro, Piedmont - Italy)
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Stockbridge Mushroom Tartlet, Poached Egg, Tomato Concasse, Chive Butter Sauce

(Ars in Vitro 2016, Tandem, Navarra - Spain)
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Rosary Goats Cheese Rotolo, Spinach, Pine Nut, Roasted Golden Beetroot, Pickled Candy, Beetroot

(Bourgogne Rouge ‘Cuvee Gravel’ 2016, Catherine et Claude Marechal, Burgundy - France)
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Dark Chocolate Mousse, Honeycomb, Toffee Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream

(Andrew Quady “Orange Muscat” - USA)
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Tea, Coffee & Petit Fours

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Available Monday – Friday **£32.95 Lunch **£34.95 Dinner

View our Christmas T & C s
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The Menu

**Please note our Special lunchtime & early supper menu is not available during December**

Our Christmas Menu is available 2nd – 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!

**Please note our Special lunchtime & early supper menu is not available during December**

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

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Spiced Cauliflower Croquettes, Coriander Yoghurt, Pomegranate

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Chicken Liver Parfait, Brioche, Marmalade

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Haddock & Prawn Champ Fishcakes, Petit Salad, Tartare Mayonnaise

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Treacle Cured Chalk Stream Trout, Seared Scallop, Pickled Ginger, Herb Salad

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Goosnargh Turkey, all the Trimmings

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12 Hour Braised Featherblade of Beef, Honey Glazed Parsnips, Bone Marrow Bon-Bon, Bacon Crumb, Thyme jus

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Oven Baked Hake, Dauphinoise Potato, Broccoli Tempura, Charred Spring Onion, Chive Velouté

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Hampshire Venison, Beetroot, Black Pudding Crumb, Pickled Red Cabbage, Fondant Potato, Juniper Jus

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Butternut Squash and Wild Mushroom Wellington, All the Trimmings, Chestnut Gravy

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Iced Lemon Parfait, Cranberry Sorbet, Clementine

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Malted Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake, Salted Caramel, Candied Pecans, Milk Sorbet

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Local Rosary Goat’s Cheesecake, Port Poached Pear, Honeycomb

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Classic Christmas Pudding, Somerset Brandy, Mascarpone, Festive Granola

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Selection of Cheeses, Biscuits & Chef’s Chutney

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**£32.95 Lunch **£34.95 Dinner

View our Christmas T & C s
More info

The Menu

**Please note our Special lunchtime & early supper menu is not available during December**

Our Christmas Menu is available 2nd – 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!

**Please note our Special lunchtime & early supper menu is not available during December**

Additional cheese course can be offered to the table for a supplementary cost of £7 per person

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Chilli, Sour Cream

5.95
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Stockbridge Mushroom Tartlet, Poached Egg, Tomato Concasse, Chive Butter Sauce

8.50
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Cured Chalk Stream Trout Tartare, Cucumber Pickle, Oyster Emulsion, Tempura Scallop

9.50
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Crispy Ham Hock, Apple Purée, Celeriac Slaw, Sauce Gribiche

8.95
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Grilled Prawns, Asian Salad, Pineapple & Sesame Oil Dressing

9.50
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Textures of Goosnargh Chicken Ballotine, Baby Leeks, Home Made Brown Sauce, Bitter Leaves, Crispy Chicken

8.50
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Local Partridge, Whole Roasted Anise Carrot, Spiced Crumb, Potato Purée, Cumin Yoghurt, Chestnut Jus

18.95
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Whole Roast Boneless Plaice, Jerusalem Artichoke, Gnocchi, Truffle, Hazlenut, Madeira Cream

19.95
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Huntcham Farm Lamb, Hot Pot Potatoes, Savoy Cabbage & Bacon, Baby Carrots, Rosemary Jus

22.95
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South Coast Fish Stew, Heritage Potatoes, Garlic Toast, Aioli

21.50
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Rosary Goats Cheese Rotolo, Spinach, Pine Nut, Roasted Golden Beetroot, Pickled Candy Beetroot

14.50
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Braised Pig’s Cheeks, Baked Swede, Whole Roasted Shallots, Fine Beans & Black Pudding Fricassé, Marjoram Jus

21.95
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Sides

Honey and Thyme Roasted Autumn Vegetables / French Beans, Olive Tapenade, Shallot Confit
3.95
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Chocolate Fondant, Coffee Mousse, Chocolate Crumb, Macadamias

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Honeyed Set Cream, Sour Blueberries, Brandy Snap

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Warm Hazelnut Cake, Poached Pear, Frangelico Cream

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Coconut Yoghurt Panna Cotta, Compressed Pineapple and Watermelon

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Lemon Mousse and Curd, Bay Leaf Custard, Raspberry Gel, White Chocolate Aero

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Selection of British Cheeses

8.95
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**£45 per person inclusive of bread baskets, a selection of sides for the table, tea/coffee & petit fours

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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Stockbridge Mushroom Tartlet, Poached Egg, Tomato Concasse Chive Butter Sauce

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Chalk Stream Trout Tartare, Cucumber Pickle, Oyster Emulsion Tempura Scallop

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Crispy Ham Hock, Apple Purée, Celeriac Slaw, Sauce Gribiche

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Textures of Goosnargh Chicken Ballotine, Baby Leeks Home Made Brown Sauce, Bitter Leaves, Crispy Chicken

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Local Partridge, Whole Roasted Anise Carrot, Spiced Crumb Potato Purée, Cumin Yoghurt, Chestnut Jus

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Huntcham Farm Lamb, Hot Pot Potatoes, Savoy Cabbage & Bacon Baby Carrots, Rosemary Jus

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South Coast Fish Stew, Heritage Potatoes, Garlic Toast, Aioli

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Rosary Goats Cheese Rotolo, Spinach, Pine Nut Roasted Golden Beetroot, Pickled Candy Beetroot

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Selection of Vegetables

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Chocolate Fondant, Coffee Mousse, Chocolate Crumb, Macadamias

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Coconut Yoghurt Panna Cotta, Compressed Pineapple and Watermelon

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Lemon Mousse and Curd, Bay Leaf Custard, Raspberry Gel White Chocolate Aero

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Selection of British Cheeses, Chef’s Chutney, Biscuits

More info

**£45 per person inclusive of bread baskets, a selection of sides for the table, tea/coffee & petit fours

Please pre-order from this menu and return to manager@chesilrectory.co.uk at least 4 days prior to the event.
More info

**Two Course Lunch £24.95 **Three Course Lunch £29.95

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Soup of the Day

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Chalk Stream Trout Tartare, Chive & Shallot Dressing

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Laverstoke Black Pudding, Fried Egg, Devilled Sauce

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Isle of Wight Tomato Salad, Hampshire Feta, Shallot & Basil, Onion 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, Crushed Potatoes, Seasonal Greens, Beurre Blanc

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Chesil Vegetarian Nut Roast with all the Trimmings

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Chocolate Torte, Honeycomb, Toffee Sauce, Vanilla Ice-cream

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Banana Parfait, Meringue, Granola, Rum & Raisin Ice Cream

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New Forest Strawberry Mousse, Meringue, Strawberry Coulis

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Choose between the five course menu (£55) or add carefully selected wines with each course (£45).

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

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Chilli, Sour Cream

(Bordeaux Blanc 2016, Château Lestrille Capmartin, Bordeaux - France)
More info

Huntsham Farm Lamb Croquettes, Chilled Pea Purée, Minted Yogurt, Harissa Dressing

(Gewürztraminer 2016, Huia, Marlborough - New Zealand)
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Cured Chalk Stream Trout Tartare, Cucumber Pickle, Oyster Emulsion, Tempura Scallop Puffed Rice

(Grüner Veltliner ‘Loss’ 2018, Schloss Gobelsburg – Austria)
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Local Partridge, Whole Roasted Anise Carrot, Spiced Crumb, Potato Puree Cumin Yoghurt, Chestnut Jus

(Bourgogne Rouge ‘Cuvee Gravel’ 2016, Catherine et Claude Marechal, Burgundy - France)
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Dark Chocolate Mousse, Honeycomb, Toffee Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream

(“Orange Muscat” 2016, Andrew Quady, California - USA)
More info

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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Jerusalem Artichoke & Celeriac Soup Hazelnuts, Crème Fraîche

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Pressed Local Pheasant, Partridge & Ham Hock Pickled Carrots, Beets, Tarragon Emulsion

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Torched Mackerel, Grilled Baby Gem Smoked Aubergine Purée, Black Olives

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Chesil Fishcake, Poached Egg, Tartare Butter Sauce

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Confit Chicken, Creamed Sweetcorn, Rissole Potatoes Madeira Jus

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Truffled Gnocchi with Pumpkin Purée, Stockbridge Mushrooms, Brown Butter, Sage, Chestnuts

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Classic English Custard Tart, Naked Blackberry Jam

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Milk Chocolate Mousse, Caramelised White Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Crumb

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Barbers Cheddar, Chef’s 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. 

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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