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The Avenue Restaurant

Sparsholt near Winchester Hampshire | Sparsholt, Winchester SO21 2LT, England
+44 1962 776088
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (20 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (13 reviews)
“petit fours” (8 reviews)
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British, European, Gluten Free Options
Sparsholt near Winchester Hampshire | Sparsholt, Winchester SO21 2LT, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All produce comes from the hotels kitchen garden. it is truly wonderful food. A little on the small side but hey, what do you expect. The wine is something extraordinary...

Thank Jessie R
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The Avenue has a great location at Lainston House. The ala carte dinner menu is simple and straightforward and the range a little limited but the quality of food and wine superb. The dining room is a little stark with bare wood tables-tablecloths and gentle...More

2  Thank MikeChichester1
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The elegantly-styled restaurant overlooks the pristine gardens. The menu breathes new life into English classics using an eclectic range of local ingredients and if you've got a sweet tooth the desserts will be the answer to your prayers. After dinner, check out the Cedar Bar...More

Thank Ghentleman
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Couldn't fault the food or the service. If I had to make one criticism, perhaps a little music in the background. We shared a dining room with 3-4 other couples and it was very easy to be overheard/overhear conversations due to the silence in the...More

Thank TW-LDN
Reviewed 11 March 2017

My wife and I dined at The Avenue last month. From beginning to end, we were thoroughly impressed. Taking a drink in the Cedar Bar before dinner was warm and grande with comfortable arm chairs to sit back and relax into - this is where...More

Thank JP4625
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We stopped of en-route to Portsmouth for an excellent sunday lunch. Beautiful wood panelled dining room. Fabulous menu and wine list. Our 5 year old daughter was made most welcome. The Staff are attentive without being pretentious.

Thank AlbyCam
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We stayed at Lainston House hotel for four nights at the end of January and ate in the Avenue Restaurant on two nights, one night was actually in one of the private dining rooms so we had the advantage of experiencing private dining and A...More

3  Thank slj60
Reviewed 13 January 2017 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...More

2  Thank Mattchandy
Reviewed 24 December 2016 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...More

Thank Rodkoi
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.

1  Thank CarpeNox
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 26 - USD 85
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
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
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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.