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1 Chesil Street, Winchester
01962 851 555
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

Reopening 20th May 2021

Monday 
Closed

Tuesday
Closed

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

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

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

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

Sunday:
Lunch 12noon – 15:00 | Dinner 18:00 – 20:30

Restaurant

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Info
  • 5 min walk from the city centre
  • Multi-story car park a 3 min walk away
  • Vegetarian / Vegan / Gluten Free Options
  • Private Dining – Please get in touch if you’d like to make a booking
  • Special du jour menu available Wednesday – Saturday, lunchtimes only
  • 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.

Our Chefs use 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.

 We politely remind customers that children’s high chairs are not available during dinner service.

The Chesil Rectory’s best local suppliers include:

Meat:

Bere Mill Lamb
Laverstoke Park – black pudding, Buffalo Mozzarella

Blackmore Game (now Medstead meats Hampshire)

Mushrooms:
Fundamentally Foods- Cultivated Mushrooms – Stockbridge

Cheese – Lyburn, Tunworth, Godminster, Rosary Goats Cheese, Laverstoke

Veg
Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes- Northumberland
Isle of Wight Tomatoes – The Tomato Stall

Clayton’s Eggs- Romsey

Watercress – Alresford

New Forest Strawberries

Fish
Chalk Stream Trout, Romsey
Flying Fish – Cornwall -: Live Lobsters, Crab, Live Scottish Cockles , Porthilly Oysters
And Portland Shellfish- Portland Island, Dorset- Live Crab, Live Lobsters, Live Molluscs

Coffee
Moon roast Coffee
CHAR tea

(Meditterea – High Quality Spanish Import Products)

Sample
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**Please note our Special lunchtime menu is not available during December**

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Chef’s Cheese Selection, Apple, Crackers, Chesil Chutney

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Sticky Toffee Pudding, Caramel Sauce, Rhubarb & Ginger Ice Cream

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Selection of Hoxton Bakehouse Bread, Dukkah, Flavoured Butter, Local Rapeseed Oil

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Peppered Mackerel Croquettes, Pickled Cucumber Relish, Caper & Shallot Dressing, Crème Fraîche

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**Two Courses £19.95 **Three Courses £24.95

Lunchtimes only - Wednesday- Saturday
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Tunworth & Godminster Cheese, Chutney & Crackers

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Lemon & White Chocolate Bakewell Tart Lemon Curd, Vanilla Ice Cream

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Hazelnut Panna Cotta, Lime Sorbet Honeycomb, Candied Zest

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Stockbridge Mushroom Risotto, Charred Leek Old Winchester, Crispy Hen’s Egg

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Baked Cod, Bombay Potatoes, Spiced Slaw Cumin Velouté, Coriander

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Slow Cooked Feather Blade of Beef, Potato Purée Whole Roasted Carrot, Beer & Onion Purée

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The Christmas Party Menu for group bookings **Three Course £34.95 pp

View our Christmas T & C s
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The Christmas Party Menu for group bookings

Christmas is coming & we look forward to welcoming you!

Our Christmas Party Menu is available 1st – 24th December from Monday to Friday lunchtimes & evenings & must be ordered by the whole table. The party menu is for groups of 8 or more, & we require menu choices to be placed prior to the reservation.

Please note we are closed on Mondays & Tuesdays until the 13th December, however we are open 7 days a week after the 13th until 24th December.

The Chesil’s Festive A la Carte is available on Saturdays & Sundays, with Sunday lunch running as usual throughout December.

On Christmas Eve we will be offering our Festive A La Carte, please book early to avoid disappointment.

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 & on New Year’s Eve we require a 50% deposit. For groups or parties over 8 guests, please contact a member of the management team on 01962851555 or manager@chesilrectory.co.uk. We will be delighted to discuss menus, drinks receptions & seating options. Deposits are non-refundable for cancellations made within 72 hours of the reservation date.

**Please note our Special lunchtime & early supper menu is not available during 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 highchairs are not provided in the evenings.

Allergens & dietary requirements

Please don’t hesitate to inform us at the earliest opportunity if a member of your party has any dietary requirements. 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!

Flamed Christmas Pudding, Calvados Espuma

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Selection Of British Cheeses, Chutney, Biscuits, Grapes

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White & Dark Chocolate Sponge, Hazelnut Crumble, Baileys Ice Cream

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Ruby Port Poached Pear, Amaretti Biscuit Ice Cream, Star Anise Syrup

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Butternut Squash and Chestnut Pithivier, Fondant Potato, Seasonal Vegetables, Rich Gravy

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Pan Fried Sea Bass Grand Mère, Potato Purée, Bourguignon Garnish, Fine Beans, Fried Crouton

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Braised Ox Cheek, Roasted Salsify & Horseradish Gratin, Cabbage and Bacon, Truffle Sauce

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Seasonal Turkey, Fondant Potato, Sprouts & Bacon, Carrots, Parsnips, Stuffing, Sage Jus

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Warm Salad of Heritage Beetroot & Carrot, Rosary Goats Cheese, Candied Nuts, Cabernet Sauvignon Dressing

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Guinea Fowl Terrine, Agen Prunes, Toasted Sourdough, Toasted Hazelnut Dressing, Baby Gherkins

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Tartare of Chalk Stream Trout, Kohlrabi Slaw, Local Wasabi Mayonnaise, Pink Grapefruit Dressing

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

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Cream of Stockbridge Mushroom Soup, Truffle Mushroom Brioche

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**Three Course £34.95 pp

View our Christmas T & C s
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The Christmas Party Menu for group bookings

Christmas is coming & we look forward to welcoming you!

Our Christmas Party Menu is available 1st – 24th December from Monday to Friday lunchtimes & evenings & must be ordered by the whole table. The party menu is for groups of 8 or more, & we require menu choices to be placed prior to the reservation.

Please note we are closed on Mondays & Tuesdays until the 13th December, however we are open 7 days a week after the 13th until 24th December.

The Chesil’s Festive A la Carte is available on Saturdays & Sundays, with Sunday lunch running as usual throughout December.

On Christmas Eve we will be offering our Festive A La Carte, please book early to avoid disappointment.

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 & on New Year’s Eve we require a 50% deposit. For groups or parties over 8 guests, please contact a member of the management team on 01962851555 or manager@chesilrectory.co.uk. We will be delighted to discuss menus, drinks receptions & seating options. Deposits are non-refundable for cancellations made within 72 hours of the reservation date.

**Please note our Special lunchtime & early supper menu is not available during 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 highchairs are not provided in the evenings.

Allergens & dietary requirements

Please don’t hesitate to inform us at the earliest opportunity if a member of your party has any dietary requirements. 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!

Cream of Roasted Garlic Soup, Poached Egg, Chive Oil, Sourdough Croutons

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Salad of New Season Beetroot, Miso Glazed Carrots, Roasted Hazelnuts, Rosary Goats Cheese, Cabernet Sauvignon Dressing

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Ballotine Of Chicken, Stockbridge Mushrooms, Beer & Onion Purée, Bitter Leaves

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Local Pigeon, Laverstoke Black Pudding, Crisp Quails Egg, Spiced Jus

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Pavé of Smoked Chalk Stream Trout, Chopped Oyster, Tempura Scallop, Herbed Cream Cheese, Dill Oil

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Tartlet of Portland Crab, Brown Crab Mayonnaise, Gooseberry Gel, Micro Coriander

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Peppered Seasonal Squash, Pickled Grapes, Goats Curd, Runner Beans Black Garlic Butter Sauce, Candied Pumpkin Seeds

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Confit and Crisp Pork Belly, Wild Mushroom & Sweetcorn Risotto, Truffle Ham Hock and Grain mustard Croquette, Charred Spring Onion, Crackling

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Pan Fried Hake, Grain Mustard Glazed Potatoes, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Brown Butter Hollandaise, Lemon Segments

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Local Venison, Pickled Blackberries, Wilted Greens, Gnocchi Glazed Faggot, Thyme Scented Sauce

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Goosnargh Duck, Crispy Leg, Fricassée Of Seasonal Vegetables Crisp Potatoes, Peppercorn Sauce

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Whole Baked Plaice, Plumped Golden Raisins, Samphire, Baby PotatoesShellfish Velouté

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Sides

Seasonal Greens, Shallot Butter | Hispi Cabbage, Seaweed Emulsion, Pickled Shallots | Buttered New Potatoes
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Iced Blackberry Parfait, HoneyComb, Vanilla Apple Purée Yoghurt Mousse

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Crème Brûlée, Rum and Raisin Ice Cream, Pistachio Tuile

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Pecan Financier, Caramelised Banana, Chantilly Cream

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Dark Chocolate Tart, Orange Jelly, Coco Nibs, Cointreau Mascarpone

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Vanilla Rice Pudding, Poached Autumn Fruits, Shortbread Crumble

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Chef’s Cheese Selection, Pickled Walnuts, Apple, Chutney and Crackers

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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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Cream of Roasted Garlic Soup, Poached Egg, Chive Oil, Sourdough Croutons

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Salad of New Season Beetroot, Miso Glazed Carrots, Roasted Hazelnuts, Rosary Goats Cheese, Cabernet Sauvignon Dressing

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Ocean Fish Terrine, Chalk Stream Smoked Trout, Seaweed & Isle of Wight Tomato Butter Sauce, Coastal Herbs

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Carpaccio & Tartar of Local Venison, Quail’s Egg Yolk, Truffle & Dijon Mustard Mayonnaise, Lavosh Crackers

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Ricotta & Old Winchester Agnolotti, Fresh Peas, Girolle Mushrooms, Peas Shoots, Onion Crisps

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Poached & Roasted Goosnargh Chicken, Chicken Fat Potatoes, Crisp Wing, Asparagus, Broad Bean & Pea Fricassée, Chicken Butter

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Bere Mill Lamb Loin, Glazed Rib, Courgette & Pepper Caponata, House Dried Tomatoes, Crisp Pancetta, Madeira Jus

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Loch Duart Salmon, Shaved Fennel & Apple Salad, Fricassée of New Season Potatoes, Isle of Wight Cherry Tomato Butter Sauce

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On the side

Charred Seasonal Green Vegetables, Lemon & Shallot Butter | Charred Hispi Cabbage, Seaweed Butter, Fresh Radish
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Lemon Tart, Toasted Italian Meringue, Strawberry Crisps & Gel, Basil Syrup

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Dark Chocolate & Salted Caramel Chilled Fondant, Yoghurt Sorbet White Chocolate & Hazelnut Mousse

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Rhubarb & Ginger Set Cheesecake, Honeycomb, Stem Ginger, Rhubarb Ripple Ice Cream, Crack Tuile

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Chef’s Cheese Selection, Apple, Chutney & Crackers

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

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Soup of the Day

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Charred New Forest Asparagus, Cured & Confit Egg Yolk, Hazelnut & Wild Garlic Pesto

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Pressed Terrine of Chicken, Ham Hock, Black Pudding, Apricot, Sherry Dressing, Onion Salad

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Dry Aged Rump of Hampshire Beef, Horseradish Cream & Yorkshire Pudding

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Roasted Cornfed Chicken, Stuffing & Yorkshire Pudding

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The Chesil Nut Roast with Sunday Roast Trimmings, Rich Veggie Gravy

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All of our roasts are accompanied by:

Roasted Potatoes, Tunworth & Godminster Cauliflower Cheese, Seasonal Greens, Roast Carrots and of course, plenty of our homemade Gravy
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Baked Cod, Chorizo Brioche Crust, Baby Potatoes, Asparagus, Wild Garlic Velouté

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Passion Fruit & White Chocolate Panna Cotta, Salted Caramel Crumb

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Dark Chocolate & Caramel Chilled Fondant, Yogurt Sorbet, White Chocolate & Hazelnut Mousse

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**Two Courses £19.95 **Three Courses £24.95

Lunchtimes only - Wednesday- Saturday
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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Candied Pumpkin Seeds, Old Winchester Cream

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Laverstoke Black Pudding, Poached Egg Devilled Jus

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Molten Fish Cake, Tartare Butter Sauce, Local Watercress

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BOOK A TABLE

Booking availability is limited whilst we re-open our restaurant. Please book tables online where possible, and please call the restaurant with any queries on 01962 851 555 or email manager@chesilrectory.co.uk.

Please Note:

– Booking availability is released 30 days in advance to stay ahead of any changes in government guidelines.

– Max booking 6 pax online, larger groups please contact us.

– Please call the restaurant to make your reservation if you would like to redeem a gift voucher.

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, 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.

Fresh, Delicious & Local!

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

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