The Ivy Winchester Brasserie

4.6
5523 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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stewartw
1 review
Dined a day 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 a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service & food amazing, great value, would recommend.

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SueA
London
5 reviews
Dined a day 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 a day 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 a day 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 a day 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 a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day 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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JaneB
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined a day 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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Samo
1 review
Dined a day 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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KATHERINEB
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fresh food, lovely atmosphere and very attentive team

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TrevorC
1 review
Dined a day 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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Buns03
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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HESP
London
1 review
Dined 2 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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful server Dan, excellent food and lovely ambiance.

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Chris
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, excellent company and great celebration.

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Simon
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 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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DerykS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PaulT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, delightful staff, amazing food and gorgeous cocktails (if not a tad on the expensive side).

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PhilipW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Great food, great atmosphere and service.

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NickS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful evening at The Ivy in Winchester in July 21. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the staff are extremely pleasant and welcoming.
We had an inside booth which was very comfy. The menu is extensive and there is something to suit everyone. The main menu does not have many vegetarian options but a separate veg/vegan menu is available.
We had a bottle of Chilean Sav Blanc and I really recommend The Ivy Special G'n'T. The prices are reasonable and in keeping with the surroundings and being in Winchester. There are dishes at different price levels and I'd say its good value for money. The portions are ample and very, very tasty. We had Zucchini Fries followed by Peruvian Chicken and Grilled Salmon. An Apple Tart flambe for dessert was amazing!

I would definitely recommend The Ivy, particularly for a special occasion. We most certainly will be going again the next time we are in Winchester.

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FergusR
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent, the weather was hot so we sat outside and were able to shade mostly from the sun. Food is very good, service from our waiter was also very attentive, but some of the drinks were a little over-priced but very nice.

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CatR
Bath
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, amazing staff and fantastic food!

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MaryB
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service outstanding. Chilled water regularly replenished without asking due to the heat on the day and eating outside. Staff were attentive and engaging. Great atmosphere and food!

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RichardG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

4 guests for lunch. Prawn curry very good but steaks very poor - cold & tasteless. Service was satisfactory

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GlynisA
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable, but please remember you always have competition

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic celebratory evening at the Ivy. It was a late night post graduation dinner for a large and complicated party and the staff handled it superlatively. Everyone was lovely and worked really hard to ensure we had a brilliant time. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We loved the drama of the chocolate bombes with hot caramel sauce especially! We will definitely be back for future celebrations.

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Charlotte
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were so friendly and very accommodating of our dietary requirements

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HeatherL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Roasted scallops were over cooked.
Ivy Shepherds pie very good
Cote De Boeuf - nothing spectacular- asked for med rare served cold & overcooked. Steak thinly sliced. Nothing stunning considering that it was 21 day dry aged, Himalayan salted, grass fed all singing & dancing.
Creamed spinach served cooled & lack of Parmesan & flavour.
Truffle & Parmesan chips lacked flavour & sparkle.
Could have been simple plain fries.

FAQs

The Ivy Winchester Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 5523 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.