Winchester has an array of eateries, cafes and restaurants to satisfy all of your taste buds. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch, a place for pre drinks, or a celebration meal, Winchester has got you covered. To make your life a bit easier, I have split the options into Cafes / Restaurants, depending on when you are going. The cafes are aimed at during the day for brunch and restaurants for the evening, for either dinner or drinks.
Situated just behind the Hambledon, Coffee Lab as you can guess, specialises in coffee and latte art. If you’re not a fan of coffee, they also have an array of delicious herbal teas. They offer freshly made cakes (I recommend the peanut butter brownie!) and sandwiches, ideal for a quick lunch stop. Coffee Lab is a nice alternative to places like Starbucks or Costas, and is a great place to grab a drink and study.
Josie’s is one of the favourite café bars in Winchester, renowned for its ‘instagramable’ brunches and lattes. It’s just a short walk away from WSA and is the perfect place to grab breakfast, lunch or just a drink. They also have a take-away service, which may be handy if you don’t want to wait for a table (it’s usually very popular so you may have to wait 10 minutes or so for a table). I would recommend the pancakes, in which the toppings can vary depending on the specials, but the top two are the bacon pancakes or the berry pancakes. And if you’re not feeling something sweet, you can’t go wrong with the savoury option of eggs benedict.
Rawberry is a family run juice bar and café situated on George’s Street in Winchester. It’s a great place to get breakfast or lunch and does delicious wraps. If you looking for a health kick or detox, then Rawberry is the place to go to for a delicious and nutritious smoothie or juice! Rawberry is also a nice environment to get some work done as it is usually quieter than the high-street cafes.
Café Winchester is one of my favourites to go to for lunch. They offer a wide selection of sandwiches, paninis, jack potatoes and soup. They also have freshly made cakes available. Café Winchester is also reasonably priced, so you won’t need to worry about breaking the bank.
Turtle Bay, which has recently opened up in Winchester, is a great place to go for dinner and drinks. It specialises in great tasting Caribbean cuisine and has a great atmosphere. If you’re looking for a place to go for pre drinks, then turtle bay has an array of amazing cocktails. I understand you might be on a student budget, so make sure you get there for happy hour (up until 7pm everyday and then between 9:30pm-close!)
Dim T is restaurant that serves an array of authentic Asian food, so if you’re in the mood for noodles then this is your place! I recommend the sweet coconut stir fry! Dim T is at the top end of Winchester and is a great place to go for dinner.
Piquaunt is at the bottom of the highstreet and offers a selection of modern tapas and cocktails. It often hosts live music events and is a great place to chill out for the evening, It’s a little more pricey, but it makes a great change from your typical highstreet restaurants.
Koh is a Thai restaurant which specialises in tapas. Its great if you want to try lots of things as you can just order lots of tapas to share. I would recommend the Penang Curry and Chicken Satay sticks, they are unreal. Its slightly pricey, but if you’re looking to try it out they do a two-course lunch for only £12!
Pi is an artisan pizza eatery near Winchester train station. Pi offers a range of delicious stone baked pizzas that are freshly made using local produce. They also do take away pizzas if you want to eat at home. Pi prides itself on the quality of the food and that’s why it offers some of the best pizza in Winchester.