Award Winning Restaurant in Winchester
Christmas 2016: for group bookings the Little Minster Room will be available during the forthcoming Christmas period. This is a conservatory-style private dining area, fully heated and with lots of natural light.
For groups of between 11 and 15 guests we will be offering a three-course set menu, with five choices per course, at £27.50 per head including coffee. A 10% service charge will be added to all groups taking this menu. A copy of this set menu can be viewed using the link on the right.
Please note we will not accept reservations for this arrangement by telephone.
If you would like to request a booking please email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your contact name, contact telephone number, date of your reservation, preferred time and number of guests in your reservation.
We will then confirm by email if we can accommodate your request.
For groups of 10 or fewer guests we will be taking reservations in the restaurant, where the a la carte menu will apply. Pre-orders are not taken for this menu. Please email us for a copy of the a la carte menu.
Our hard-working, creative kitchen team are at the heart of the Old Vine – and we’re proud to have worked with the same core team of dedicated chefs since our opening back in 2005. We’re enthusiastic supporters of local food, and are members of Hampshire Fare, an umbrella organization dedicated to promoting quality local food in Winchester and further afield.
A list of Hampshire Food Heroes supplying the Old Vine can be viewed on the right.
Our menu, which changes with the seasons, ranges from hearty pub food to tasty bistro classics and uses the best produce from the south of England and elsewhere in the UK. Vegetarian options are always available.
Lunch includes light bites, soup and sandwiches made from freshly cut, locally baked bread – the best bread in Hampshire, in our opinion. Try our famous fish finger sandwich – the ultimate in comfort food – or perhaps an Old Vine steak and ale pie made with King Alfred Brewery’s Saxon Bronze ale.
Our restaurant can comfortably accommodate tables of up to ten guests as one party; for larger groups, the Little Minster room is available for private use, and can seat up to 15 persons.
Breakfast is available only for hotel guests.
Policy on allergens: management, kitchen and front-of-house teams are allergy aware. Whilst every effort is made, when requested, to serve dishes as allergen-free cross-contamination risks cannot be eliminated entirely and therefore our food may be unsuitable for those with severe allergies or intolerances. Please ask to see our allergen-management documentation at the time of your visit. It is also advisable to warn us of any special dietary requirements ahead of your visit; that way we can serve you better.
Policy on children: kids over six are welcome in the restaurant at any time, and in the bar at lunchtimes and during the day. Children under six have use of the Little Minster Room, and outside spaces. Please note that, due to space restrictions, pushchairs cannot be accommodated indoors. A high chair is available for use in the Little Minster Room.
Policy on pets: pets are welcome in the bar and on the outside areas, but are not permitted in the restaurant or hotel rooms.
Wheelchair access: a ramp is available to enable wheelchair access through the restaurant door. Please ask a member of staff for assistance. Please note that only the main restaurant and bar are accessible to wheelchairs, and that the hotel, the courtyard room and toilets can only be reached through a set of steps where a ramp is not feasible.
If you would like to reserve a table for a future date then please email email@example.com and we'll get back to you (email is preferred, as we can't always answer the phone, particularly during a busy service); or call +44 (0)1962 854616, leaving a voicemail if necessary. However if you are looking to book a table on the day of your enquiry then it's best to phone.