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The Avenue Restaurant

Sparsholt near Winchester Hampshire | Sparsholt, Winchester SO21 2LT, England
+44 1962 776088
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (20 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (13 reviews)
“petit fours” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Sparsholt near Winchester Hampshire | Sparsholt, Winchester SO21 2LT, England
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1 - 10 of 201 reviews

Reviewed 2 May 2017

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...

1  Thank Jessie R
GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review of our award winning Avenue Restaurant. I will share your kind review with the kitchen te3am and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, James Webb Operations Manager.

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
GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and constructive feedback. I shall share and discuss your review with the team here at Lainston House and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, James Webb Operations Manager.

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
GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your review of your perfect evening here at Lainston House. I am pleased to read how much you enjoyed both the food and our selection of Whiskies. Next time try one of our many Gins, we have an amazing selection from...More

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
GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your complimentary review of our award winning Avenue Restaurant. I am pleased to read how much you enjoyed both the food and the service and I will share your review with all of the team here at Lainston House. My apologies for...More

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
GW_Lainston, Manager at The Avenue Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review of Lainston House. It's a real pleasure to read how our bar team created a memorable WOW moment by picking fresh ingredients for our chefs garden. I will share your glowing review with all of the team here at...More

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

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 82
Meals
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, 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
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Description
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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