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The Avenue Restaurant

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Sparsholt near Winchester Hampshire | Sparsholt, Winchester SO21 2LT, England
+44 1962 776088
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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as a special Birthday treat and what an amazing experience. We were a little fortunate in that we appeared to be only ones dining that evening so we had the whole dining room to ourselves. Service was attentive but not intrusive which was exactly what we wanted; Lee took our order and served us throughout with an excellent... More 

Thank Mattchandy
Arundel, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really nice evening meal just before Christmas. All three courses were very good and came with an amuse-bouche and a pre desert. Service was good and the food and wine all came in good time and neither too quick or too slow. Only slight downside was the plates for the starter and mains which were really bowls and... More 

Thank Rodkoi
Boston, Massachusetts
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584 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Our dinner at the Avenue Restaurant in the Lainston House Hotel was skillfully prepared and artfully presented. If they don't have a Michelin star, they should have one.

Thank CarpeNox
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

As my mum and I stayed in the hotel we had both dinner and breakfast here. Poached eggs at breakfast were cooked to perfection and the buffet choices were also very good. At dinner my mum had the ordinary tasting menu and I had the vegetarian one. We paid £20 extra for this which wasn't bad considering the quality of... More 

Thank chez29_11
Winchester, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Our latest visit to Lainston for afternoon tea was spot on, in all respects. Staff were very welcoming and attentive, explaining the new items on the menu. The food was well presented and included a delicious selection of treats.

Thank Ruby067
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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423 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

"The Avenue is an intimate, elegant restaurant for lunch or dinner. Awarded 3 AA rosettes the menu is tempting to all palates and tastes, and our talented brigade of chefs carefully combine the finest local ingredients with produce from our very own kitchen garden." Catching a night away for my wife's birthday the food started off meeting those expectations. The... More 

Thank Teacake_Taster
Kildare, Ireland
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104 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We ate here twice this week, and on both visits it was very good. Venison/ partridge/grouse/guinea fowl. Thoroughly different!

Thank Anthony John L
Dorking, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had the taster menu and the taster wines. What a gastronomic pleasure it was with every dish described in detail by the waiting staff. The Sommelier was so helpful in explaining the wines and where they came from. Looking forward to my next treat.

Thank mwsurrey001
London, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I visited The Avenue Restaurant with family and friends for dinner with high hopes of a fantastic evening but we were disappointed with the reality of this restaurant. The service and attitude of the staff needs a lot of improvement. We had to wait a long time for menus and when we eventually received them, one has completely different from... More 

Thank Britney_17
Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We have been going to Lainston House restaurant for many years and have had some excellent lunches in the past. We took some American friends there for Sunday lunch and were very disappointed with the meal. The pea soup was excellent but the other starters were boring. Four of us had the roast meat, 3 beef and a pork and... More 

Thank Sue S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$80
British, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sparsholt near Winchester Hampshire | Sparsholt, Winchester SO21 2LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 776088
Named after the elegant mile-long parade of lime trees which it overlooks, the Avenue Restaurant exudes old-school charm and elegance. Set in the 17th-century Lainston House Hotel, minutes from historic Winchester, this is quintessentially British cuisine which has earned three prestigious AA rosettes for its culinary efforts. Ingredients are supplied from the hotel's four-acre kitchen gardens, where guests can choose to dine al fresco. Outdoor terrace.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?