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The Garden Restaurant at the Winchester Royal Hotel

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

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

Everything was very good

Donna Eaton 21 July 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 71 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (55)
  • value (22)
  • lunch (20)
  • dinner (13)
  • romantic (11)
  • views (11)
  • al fresco (10)
  • private dining (9)
  • large parties (8)
  • business (5)
  • child friendly (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • (((** 23 July 2017 by Mary Ayres from Winchester

    The food and surroundings were great. The service was not quite up to standard once seated we were left for lond periods of time with nobody coming to check on us, even after going to find somebody there was no-one in the bar or by the reception area all staff had vanished!!!!

  • ((((( 21 July 2017 by Donna Eaton from Winchester

    Everything was very good

  • ((((* 18 July 2017 by Marian from Haslemere

    Enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea for a birthday celebration. Excellent sandwiches, scones and cakes and friendly, helpful staff.

  • ((*** 13 July 2017 by Ann from Winchester

    The tea (on July ,1st) was a birthday present from my son. Unfortunately, you said his payment hadn't registered. So we felt we should pay you at the end. I'm afraid that it spoilt the atmosphere when you asked for my son's telephone number and I felt that you could have dealt with it in a more tactful way.

  • ((((* 11 July 2017 by Scott Hamilton from London

    Really lovely setting being out in the garden for afternoon tea. Staff were very good and attentive. Sandwiches and cakes were excellent. Would have been better to have the option for loose tea rather than teabags and also good to have a little menu to see what you're getting. Otherwise everything else was perfect. Many thanks

  • ((((( 21 June 2017 by Jean Rowe from Winchester

    On possibly the hottest day of the year the dining room was lovely and cool with descrete fans going. Our waitress was very friendly and obliging. We had the £10.95 2 course lunch which was most enjoyable. I had wine and my friend had orange juice and we had a jug of iced water which was most welcome after walking there in the heat. A very pleasant way to spend an hour.

  • ((((( 11 June 2017 by Susanna from Winchester

    Food was great, staff friendly and helpful. We went for my 11 yr olds birthday and they made him feel very special.

  • ((((* 24 April 2017 by Elizabeth Rose from Winchester

    Really nice afternoon tea ??

  • ((((* 20 April 2017 by Ronnie Leung from Fareham

    We had the Royal Afternoon Tea. The waitress was very friendly and we enjoy the afternoon tea very much. The view of the garden from the restaurant was also very pleasing.

  • ((((* 18 April 2017 by Chris Mcwilliam from Ash Vale

    Lovely tea and setting. Sandwiches were particularly good. Would recommend it.

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