Eating out

If you prefer to eat out throughout your time in Winchester, don’t fret, below I have listed all my favourite places to go.

Tummy Fillers & Thirst Quenchers

Black Boy, My favourite place for a glass of cider after a stroll around the water meadows

Black Bottle, a must have visit

Black Rat, the michelin star restaurant is a perfect accompaniment to a celebration

Cabinet Rooms – Very small, very intimate, perfect place for a sneaky cocktail before or after dinner

Chesil Rectory – 600 year old building with delicious food. Good for a special occasion and Sunday lunch

Coffee Lab, best coffee in town, make sure you have room to try a brownie too

Dispensary Kitchen – If you still have room after breakfast this is the perfect place for a light lunch

Forte Kitchen, my favourite place for lunch, relaxed and casual with brilliant food

Green Man, quirky decor and a brilliant atmosphere for drinks, nibbles and dinner

Hoxton Bakehouse – FAB coffee & Cinnamon buns for a mid morning pick me up

Kyoto Kitchen – On Parchment Street. The best Sushi in the south.

No5 Bridge Street – One of my favourite places for a cocktail and a relaxed evening meal

Open House DeliFor fresh, seasonal on the go food whatever your nutritional requirements; and all with an avoidance of plastic.

Palm Pan Asia, I am a sucker for a Thai meal and this is the best in town

Pi Pizza – At the top of town with it’s own glitter ball pizza oven, 20 inch sourdough pizzas and much more.

Rawberry, At the end of my road, my favourite place for a super juice or a light, healthy snack

Rick Stein, perfect for lunch or dinner any time of the year. Make sure you book.

River Cottage Canteen, one of my favourite places for a hearty, locally sourced, scrumptious meal.

Sakura, Great if there’s more than 2 of you…  you can book in on the Teppanyaki table. So much fun to be had!

St James Tavern, often hosting live music and bbq nights perfect place for a sunday afternoon

Wykeham Arms, serving a scrumptious Sunday lunch… make sure you book

Loose Change & Shopping Bags

Sass & Edge
An independent boutique with a gorgeous selection of women’s clothing

Two Little Birds
Filled to the brim with perfect additions to you home and gift supply

Mollys Den
A 5 minute drive away, but perfect for up cycled items and a little bit of ‘bric-a-brac’

More for the ladies‚ (and don’t miss out on there ribbon selection)

More for the gentlemen…

Great books, smellies, clothes and fun bits and bobs

Little place to pick up some great things for the home and gifts for loved ones

Eclectic Hound
Best vintage clothes and accessories in town

Best Italian deli and wine shop in town. There’s also a little place to sit and have a glass if you fancy it.

Bell Fine Art
My go to place for an unusual greeting card

Walking Boots & Dancing Shoes

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