The Ivy Winchester Brasserie

4.6
5603 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Located within the heart of Winchester at 103-104 High Street, The Ivy Winchester Brasserie offers sophisticated and friendly all-day dining to both residents and visitors alike.

With approximately 150 seats, guests will be able to enjoy the main restaurant and bar, as well as a Parisian-style terrace during the warmer months. The brasserie’s all-encompassing menus offers a wide selection of British classics and internationally-inspired dishes, from the iconic shepherd’s pie to the spoiling Champagne afternoon tea and Ivy Royale cocktail.

The Ivy Winchester Brasserie offers a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere, holding back a number of tables each day for locals, visitors and passers-by wishing to drop in at their leisure
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EmmaH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We booked the table for 8:15pm, yet didn’t have our starters brought out until 9:30pm!
My husbands steak was cold, and the chips were soggy.
The waiters were friendly and they removed our starter charges as a goodwill gesture because of the delay.

When we finished our mains it was gone 10pm so we skipped desserts etc as we needed to be back home. So the ridiculous delay at the start of the evening made it so we couldn’t enjoy the full evening because of commitments at home.

We’ve eaten there a few times over the last year when numbers were lower and had no problems. Given that it is an expensive place to eat, we won’t be rushing back again following last nights visit.

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AnnJ
Hampshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, I had forgotten how much I enjoy quinoa, served with asparagus that had just the right amount of crunch. The cheese soufflé was tasty and light. My companions equally enjoyed their choices. The portions were certainly not mean in quantity and the ambiance was just right for a celebration meal. The service was good without being obsequious.

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Abi12345
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding, we loved every second of our visit. You made my partners birthday truly special.

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vipStuartW
London
21 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were in the room at the rear of the restaurant and for us this is the best space. Good was great as always and despite being really busy our server coped in a lively friendly way. We’ll be back.

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NiGi
Hampshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, clean and quick.
Friendly and helpful staff.
Food has always been amazing and worth the extra expense for a guaranteed lovely meal experience.

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MelP
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always, food delicious and a really lovely atmosphere

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GarethN
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food and drinks. Yes it's expensive but it's a treat and worth it.
Only disappointment was them not having any of the ivy craft lager as really wanted to try it.

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gourmetsteve
London
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

20 minute wait for drinks to arrive. Not what you expect from the Ivy chain. Presumably suffering from the lack of staff due to Brexit.

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LizC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely - customer service is what makes this place extra special.

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HayleyK
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good value for money !
Food amazing!
Good service !

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RobertW
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyable lunch in a very nice atmosphere with very good service

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AdeleN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and quality of food. A lovely dining experience. Would highly recommend.

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SusanK
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time we have visited The Ivy. Staff were very attentive and service was good. Food was good quality. It’s a large venue so sometimes it was quite noisy. Overall a nice way to celebrate a special occasion.

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VanessaM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was a really lovely birthday celebration (5 months overdue because of covid) for myself and an old friend. The food was really excellent and there was a lively, vibrant atmosphere.

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EmilyF
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and vibes. Sometimes you resent paying service charge but not here

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JaneH
Lancashire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our visit. Excellent food & service! Very busy but this did affect the service. Was quite noisy though!

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great evening at The Ivy. Managed to get a booking during graduation and we had an amazing team looking after us. Food was all rather good and enjoyable. Would happily return

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PeterS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Perfect reception, excellent service, good food. Thanks all!

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PeterT
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistantly wonderful. Our 'go to' restauarnt for something special. Definitely the best one in Winchester, the rest will take your money but wont offer the same level of service!
Well done to the Ivy Winchester, and keep up the good work!

PT
PhillipaT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and service was good but for me it's not a regular choice, too expensive

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vipIsabellasMummy
London
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal for my Mum's birthday. Food was delicious and service was generally great, although we had to ask a couple of times for a wine top-up (the bottle was too far away from our table for us to simply do it ourselves). We will definitely return.

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SharonW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

For prices charged I was expecting a five star experience for example - lack of beer choices, sold out of some. Sat in back room which did not feel like a VIP experience. But on a positive note, they did acknowledge our son’s graduation with a complimentary desert. Set menu good value and tasty.

JR
JemR
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and delicious food. The staff couldn’t have been more accommodating and friendly. We really enjoyed our visit.

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Henry
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Visit spoilt by extremely rude and obnoxious doorman.
I had booked this visit three months prior, to celebrate my daughter’s graduation that had been cancelled due to Covid. I had invited my elderly parents.
Unfortunately on the day, due to torrential rain my mother who has mobility difficulties was running 15 minutes late. We were driving her.
The restaurant refused to hold our table longer than 10 minutes and very begrudgingly gave us 5 extra minutes.
The customer service was cold and compassionless considering the extenuating circumstances.
Arriving horrendously stresses as a result and once past the grim doorman we couldn’t fault the ambiance, service and food. Just an absolute shame about management.

JM
JosM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for lunch, the service was good, the menu interesting and food lovely. All delivered with a minimum of fuss, even though it was quite busy in the restaurant. It was noisy as there were so many people there, so not suitable for hearing aid wearers! The loos were very nicely decorated and clean, even the disabled loo was decorated tastefully. A really nice touch was the umbrella ‘concierge’ on the door!

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RosieD
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal at the lively Winchester Ivy. Nice atmosphere and very good food.

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OliviaL
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely for my graduation and a nice dessert surprise!

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Josh
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch! Service was top notch. Food was superb. The restaurant was full by 1:30pm, but everything arrived in a timely fashion.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, amazing service. Really made our lunch a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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IanM
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menus lot’s of very good dishes. Service was excellent and the restaurant is spacious and the ambiance good

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AlishaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such lovely welcoming staff and amazing food! Will definitely be heading there again.

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NaomiW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding-incredible food, amazing tuna and chocolate pudding (not together)! Can’t wait to come back

MJ
MikeJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful from the moment we arrived to the moment we left.

Thank you all

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TeresaC
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service by Brandon our waiter would highly recommend a visit

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DGPL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service and interior design all faultless. Food was very nice, though my wife’s main was not very hot when it arrived at the table. She said it was lovely but would have preferred it to be hotter. I tasted it and it was lukewarm at best. You then have that dilemma as to whether it’s worth asking for it to be heated up meaning that I would then have had to have mine taken away also when it was fine.

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DannyN
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Reasonably priced.

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EricaT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent would defiantly go back

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TheresaW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal with a very dear friend excellent!

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Lucy
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went before my Graduation ceremony and they helped me feel really special. Lovely service!

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The Ivy Winchester Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 5603 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.