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Hotel du Vin - Winchester

Southgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9EF +44 1962278928

((((* French
Main course: £18
Food spend: £35
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 07:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 14:45 & 19:00 - 21:45. Friday: 07:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 13:45 & 19:00 - 22:30. Saturday: 08:00 - 11:00, 12:30 - 14:15 & 19:00 - 22:30. Sunday: 08:00 - 11:00, 12:30 - 14:15 & 19:00 - 21:45.

An excellent menu; great staff and a lovely atmosphere.

Mary Hart 13 August 2016
from Winchester

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Inside a stunning 1715 Georgian building, Hotel du Vin Winchester serves up a slice of classically elegant French bistro dining. Regional ingredients are used, with private dining rooms and an intimate walled garden.

The Hotel du Vin menu celebrates elegant French bistro-style dining, using fresh premium ingredients. Delicate starters such as lobster ravioli give way to bold mains, which include roast breast of pheasant, and vegetarian options like wild mushroom risotto with white truffle oil. A range of superb desserts also feature.

The Hotel du Vin restaurant wine list is a highlight, featuring a huge variety of carefully selected bottles. Dark leather chairs and stained-wood tables sit alongside the colourful, bustling bar area, ensuring an elegant yet informal ambience.

Premium menu options fit perfectly into the traditional elegance and ambience of Winchester Hotel du Vin. Winchester Rail Station is a 10-minute walk away.

Hotel du Vin - Winchester

Southgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9EF

Contact +44 1962841414
Reservations +44 1962278928

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Customer reviews for Hotel du Vin - Winchester

4.1 ((((* (based on 93 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (61)
  • lunch (46)
  • romantic (35)
  • value (23)
  • al fresco (22)
  • luxury (22)
  • business (20)
  • private dining (20)
  • afternoon tea (16)
  • large parties (8)
  • trendy (7)
  • breakfast (6)
  • views (3)
  • child friendly (1)
  • ((((* by from Winchester

    The meal was good but not excellent. The service was very good. There was only one cocktail on offer and quite frankly I would have preferred a glass of white wine as it contained my sugar intake for a week! The starters were good and different. The sharper steak knives requested for the main course improved the experience immeasurably especially as the flavour was so good. The chocolate tart dessert, in my view, was too solid and heavy although the the flavour was good and the almond pastry was excellent. However, there is one thing that really winds me up in restaurants and that is the addition of VAT! VAT should be included in the price. I detest this practice. Even though the lunch was a reasonable price, I expect all prices to include VAT.

  • ((*** by from Winchester

    We have had many excellent meals at Hotel du Vin but yesterday was not good: part of our order was forgotten; the steak was dry and tasted as though it had been coated in vinegar; the bread was stale and it took over 25 minutes for 3 sorbets to arrive . On the basis that this was a bad night we will try again but it was unfortunate that this was my son's 18th birthday.

  • (((** by from Southampton

    Service was appalling to begin with - had to wait 45 mins for any wine at all. They couldn't find either of the two bottles we had requested as the sommelier had called in sick. Food was good but main course delayed given the problems with the wine. However the cheese was exceptional and the service given by Liam during the latter part of our meal was fantastic and they didn't charge for any of our drinks. So overall the situation was rescued but if it had not been for Liam would seriously consider not returning. Given the hotel's name and focus the staff really need to do better when the sommelier isn't available.

  • ((((( by from Winchester

    Interesting menu and excellent value. The smoked mackerel starter was a good choice and a generous serving. The sea bass was also cooked to perfection and well presented. The accompanying cocktail was good but a little sweet. The staff were friendly and attentive. The ambience at Hotel du Vin is always enjoyable.

  • ((((( by from Winchester

    An excellent menu; great staff and a lovely atmosphere.

  • ((((* by from London

    We haven't been here for a few years but really enjoyed our lunch. £24.95 for 4 courses was great value. Lovely fresh fish and meats buffet with dressed crab, prawns, oysters and salmon was great although the location of the table was awkward and meant you had to queue. Lovely outside area for nice weather plus parking which is a real bonus in the heart of the city. Staff busy but helpful and provided great service. Would recommend

  • ((((( by from Winchester

    Always a winner with our family

  • (((** by from Southampton

    Excellent afternoon tea and service. A bit disappointed that the price on the final bill was not that offered to me on the "book a table " email I had received. But the error was quickly rectified.

  • ((((( by from winchester

    It was a great experience as we had never been for an all day Sunday lunch before, the food and choice were excellent and the service was very good considering the place was heaving. We did find the bar a bit daunting as we are getting a bit doddery! and are not too good with stairs (next time we will sit outside).
    In all great fun and thank you.

  • ((((( by from Chandler's Ford

    The bar area which we used pre dinner needs some love and attention but the bar service was very good.

    The meal itself was excellent with wonderful service. The quality of the food exceeded our dining companions expectations by some way.

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