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The Garden Restaurant at the Winchester Royal Hotel

21-22 St. Peter Street, Winchester, SO23 8BS

(((() British
Main course: £12
Food spend: £22
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:30 - 22:00

Food really enjoyable.

Julie Henty 27 February 2017
from Winchester

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A tranquil conservatory-style eatery looking out over beautiful grounds, The Garden Restaurant at The Winchester Royal Hotel is a charming escape at this 16th-century hotel. Imaginative British fare is complemented by an extensive wine list and local beers, while the classic afternoon teas can be enjoyed in the gardens, weather permitting.

Modern takes on wholesome British recipes are beautifully presented on The Garden Restaurant menu. The freshest seasonal ingredients are used throughout, as seen in starters like confit rabbit terrine with plum and rhubarb purée, and hearty mains including oven-roasted lamb rump with chunky vegetable and butterbean ragoût, spring onion mash and redcurrant jus. Delicacies for vegetarians include exotic mushrooms with garlic and parsley cream in a puff pastry case, while from the grill there are succulent cuts of steak, and a signature burger. There is also a dedicated children's menu.

Afternoon teas at The Garden Restaurant at The Winchester Royal Hotel hold true to celebrated British traditions, offering soft finger sandwiches with a range of fillings, as well as scones with jam and clotted cream, exotic loose leaf teas, and glasses of prosecco for an indulgent treat.

A stunning example of British tradition mixed with innovative luxury, The Garden Restaurant is just round the corner from the stunning Winchester Cathedral, and only 8 minutes' walk from Winchester Rail Station.

The Garden Restaurant at the Winchester Royal Hotel

21-22 St. Peter Street, Winchester, SO23 8BS

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Customer reviews for The Garden Restaurant at the Winchester Royal Hotel

4.3 (((() (based on 59 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (46)
  • value (19)
  • lunch (16)
  • dinner (13)
  • romantic (9)
  • views (9)
  • private dining (7)
  • al fresco (6)
  • large parties (5)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 27 February 2017 by Julie Henty from Winchester

    Food really enjoyable.

  • ((((* 13 February 2017 by Sarah Willcocks from Southampton

    The location was easy to find and had a lovely garden view. They were accommodating to changing the sandwiches for me as I'm pregnant and couldn't have what they provided

  • ((((* 11 February 2017 by Angeline Leagus from Epping

    Food and restaurant was excellent. The sevice was very good until we asked for the dessert menu. The menu was given to us, but it took about 15 mins for someone to come and take the order by which time I did not want a dessert. (the moment had passed). We then had to ask twice for the bill, when the bill did arrive we ended up getting up to leave and left the signed bill with a passing member of staff. due to not wanting to wait any longer.

  • ((((( 21 January 2017 by MS from Winchester

    Afternoon tea offered delightful choice of sandwiches and pastries, freshly baked scones were good. Staff very welcoming. Excellent value.

  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Julie Henty from Winchester

    Booking service was fine
    The lunch was very nice and the service was excellent
    The garden room is a nice room to dine in.

  • ((((( 19 December 2016 by Peter Willcocks from Andover

    We had afternoon tea for eight family & friends, we were greeted on arival by the hotel staff & shown to our table, & orders were taken for drinks by very helpful & friendly staff, Our cake stands then soon arrived & we all tucked in & enjoyed the freshly made sandwiches along with scones & jam & pots of fresh cream, We also had plenty of tea & coffee, & hot water, And as it was a birthday suprise we arranged with the hotel staff to being out the flowers we left at reception along with another suprise gift, very nice touch, We all had a lovely afternoon & will be returning in the near future & will recommend to all friends & family, Thank you all for a very special afternoon.

  • ((((( 20 November 2016 by Megan Walsh from Manchester

    The food and drinks were fantastic, the staff were attentive and knowledgeable. With jazz playing in the background and views of the hotel's garden it was a great place for a meal.

  • ((((* 8 November 2016 by Hana Laurie from Alton

    I casually mentioned when booking that it was my Mum's birthday treat and the staff in the hotel gave her a beautiful birthday card! It was so sweet!
    We would have preferred more sandwiches, rather than as many cakes. That might well be our personal preference, though!

  • ((((( 30 October 2016 by Matthew Blandford from Southampton

    Very beautiful hotel and restaurant, got a lot for what you paid for, the scones were nice and hot and service was good considering the staff also had a wedding to deal with they kept on top of our service as well

  • (((** 27 October 2016 by Belinda Simons from Chandler's Ford

    I took my daughter for her birthday.... when we arrived we had to wait for about 15 mins whilst they got ready for us but that wasnt a problem as the staff kept us up to date and offered us a drink whilst we wait.... when seated at our table which we had a lovely view of the gardens, we were immediately approached by a waitress who asked us what we wanted to drink. The afternoon tea was lovely.... maybe a few more sandwiches would have been nice but i cannot fault what we had..... they even wrapped up the cakes we didnt eat to tak home..

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