The Ivy Winchester Brasserie

4.6
5534 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SamG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service , amazing food will definitely return.

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Tracy
Hampshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Staff were great, food was ok, chips a little crispy!

Rum Baba was really good

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DamonK
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, fantastic meal. The service and attention of all the staff is second to none.

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SimonS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A lovely afternoon tea with my wife for our anniversary. The team where incredibly attentive and looked after us during our whole visit, including a lovely extra touch with a special anniversary cake.....although extra sugar wasn't the first thing on my mind at the time :-).

Thank you The Ivy

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LorraineD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely first visit to the ivy staff were amazing couldn’t have done any more to make our visit special .

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SarahB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Very busy and loud so may not really for those looking for a quiet meal

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JacquelineC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good service, helpful staff, great range of drinks and food .It was my birthday and they brought a complimentary cake with a candle which was a lovely surprise.

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Pops
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good ambiance, service were just right and good to see additional coffee's were free of charge.
Overall a good experience, we'll be back

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stewartw
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service in a stunning surroundings, food 2nd to none. Value for money was very good. I recommend the Creme brulle, if it came in a bucket, i would still want more.

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SueK
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service & food amazing, great value, would recommend.

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SueA
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I love the food at the Ivy, Winchester but I always feel irritated by certain things that are so easy to fix. Firstly we kept being served beer in warm glasses. When we asked for a cold glass we were told that they had just come out of the dishwasher - not an acceptable excuse I don't think. We ordered bread but by the time the main course arrived, and the bread hadn't, we cancelled it! We asked for a little jug of additional sauce with the fish dish and that never arrived. Apparently our waiter isn't allowed in the kitchen so could not go and chase it - not acceptable.

All those gripes are so easy to rectify and for a restaurant of this calibre and resources, they should be attended to

Additionally when we arrived we were asked if we were celebrating anything that evening. 'Yes', we said, 'our son's 30th Birthday'. Now, when you are asked that, you might expect that someone would write 'Happy Birthday' on a plate and stick a small chocolate on it, or present a small cake, or even say 'Happy Birthday', but no. It was never mentioned again.

WHY DO IT! Is the guy at the front desk just nosy?

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GillD
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was relaxed with a hint of exciting formality. The food was delicious and our lovely waitress, Natasha, was truly excellent. She was friendly and extremely professional. Well done The Ivy, Winchester!

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PhilipM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The usual standards expertly and efficiently delivered - a good place for our 40th wedding anniversary dinner.

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JackieB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely interior, attentive staff and great food. Vegetarian menu is alright but not extensive. We had a memorable meal and will return.

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PhilippaD
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great night - enjoyed the atmosphere and food. Lovely waiters and waitresses!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Found our new favourite place to eat, We really enjoyed meal the service was excellent beautiful in in all aspects The Ivy will definitely see us again.

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AngieA
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The quality of the food let the occasion down. We ordered burgers but weren’t asked how we’d like them done. Regardless they were overcooked and the bun charred.

Also, the customer service could have been improved whereby we were asked if everything was okay / our food was okay. There was a lack of personal service.

JB
JaneB
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the most exquisite food, beautifully presented, service exceptional. Such an enjoyable experience. You get what you pay for, and this was top drawer. Value for money. I don't remember having such a lovely meal.

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KATHERINEB
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fresh food, lovely atmosphere and very attentive team

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Samo
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Good service, helpful and professional staff, the zucchini frites were lovely although some we’re missing zucchini! It was just too loud unfortunately, I wouldn’t come back during peek times.

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TrevorC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service & food. Nice decor. Tables for two a little too close together for comfort. Lunchtime dining at the weekend a bit noisy for us, but this was just families enjoying themselves!

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GrahamK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was great apart from the chips which were awful .On both fish and chip lunches

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Buns03
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful company, delicious food, lovely ambiance equals fabulous evening!

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HESP
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Nice ambience and good table this time. Service staff were very friendly but service was slow. Disappointingly the food was not great - the chips were chewy, the steak was more well done than medium and the Chicken Milanese was soggy and tasteless.
I have to say that having been to this restaurant twice in 2 weeks (hoping that the first experience was just an off night) - I think the standards have dropped and I won’t be returning for a while.

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marilyn1
Hampshire
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful server Dan, excellent food and lovely ambiance.

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Chris
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We appreciate the hospitality sector needs to recoup their losses over the last 18 months but felt the service and food were not on par with previous visits before lockdown.

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Eater432
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service, however placed in a dark corner of the restaurant. Steak was a little tough when I had it.

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PhilA
Surrey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is fabulous so too is the service and ambiance. Only gripe was the noise level was loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First day back on full service and although it was a little slow we were looked after by the friendly staff.

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VickyA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in the back room which was lovely and quiet which is what we wanted. The front rooms were buzzing. Best G&T ever

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PaulH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great evening at the Winchester Ivy. From the greeting to Dan, our waiter. He had great knowledge of the menu and wine list and was very friendly and attentive. Would highly recommend.

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Horns
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat out regularly and this place was exceptional, Service, food, atmosphere. Choice of food, I could have chosen several items from the menu not just finding one that I’m safe with. All my guests were also as happy. It was classy but yet chilled.

We were celebrating our son’s graduation and it was exceptional. Can’t wait to back next year for his next graduation.

Have to also comment, we were caught up in extreme trafficker to overturned lorry. I called explained and the team were amazing and supportive moving my table reservation around even though they were fully booked. A huge thank you and an amazing day.

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Julesw
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, excellent company and great celebration.

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Simon
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was extremely good, nothing to criticise at all. The only reason I did not give five stars overall was because initially we were seated at a table for two in between two other similar table which were ridiculously close to each other. We asked to be moved and was straight away to a more suitable booth. The tables were too close even for pre COVID standards.

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JagK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

A lunchtime table for two was booked for my wife’s birthday. Despite notifying the restaurant of the special occasion and reception acknowledging the special occasion (by asking whose birthday it was) this information was not passed on to the waiter. The waiter gave a reasonable service but I left coming out of this restaurant feeling that no effort was made to make this meal experience extra special for my wife. For example no one said happy birthday and we didn’t get any surprises. This was in contrast to fine dining restaurants that we went to in Southampton for our anniversary earlier in the week (such as Blue Jasmine and The Jetty). These restaurants made our experience extra special and we received a complimentary dessert with happy anniversary written on the plate in chocolate- which was very touching.

On top of this I was a-bit horrified to find how noisy the Ivy was. We were placed on a very small table flanked by two other tables (one consisting of a large female party who were extremely noisy). It just didn’t feel intimate for us.

I have had meals here in the past on several occasions (albeit in the private room) and the service has been second to none. However my wife’s order of duck salad was no where near to the standard that she had during the private function. It was very tangy and burnt.

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DerykS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We had a really nice time at the Ivy, the service and ambience were very good. We chose from the lunchtime set menu, but unfortunately the main courses were all a bit disappointing.

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JULIE
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. From service to food to the fabulous waitress. Enjoyable lunch. Will definitely return.

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RussellG
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service l, could not have been more satisfied
Well done

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ClareO
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely late lunch! Great atmosphere and food was really good. I also had a really delicious non-alcoholic cocktail.

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Manders
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, thoroughly enjoyed he experience of having lunch at The Ivy. Thank you

FAQs

The Ivy Winchester Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 5534 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.