The Ivy Winchester Brasserie (Hampshire)

The Ivy Winchester Brasserie is a beautiful restaurant that offers an exquisite dining experience in a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere.

The food is absolutely delicious, and the service is top-notch. They offer a wide range of options on their menu, from classic British dishes to unique international flavours. The wine selection is also impressive and pairs perfectly.

The Ivy Winchester Brasserie restaurant from the outside with a lady reading the menu and her spaniel dog looking at the camera.

They cater all day long, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also offer afternoon tea and a weekend brunch. Whether it’s your companies staff work do, or a night out with loved ones, all occasions are covered.

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If you’re looking for places to eat in Winchester, the Ivy Winchester Brasserie is definitely a must-visit, you won’t be disappointed.


The Ivy Winchester Brasserie has been a popular destination for fine dining in Hampshire for a few years. It first opened its doors in May 2018, and it is now one of the most loved and respected places to eat in the area. The Ivy originated in Covent Garden, London, and they now have many sites across the UK.

We have also visited and written a review for The Ivy Bath Brasserie.


The Ivy Winchester is one of the most beautifully designed restaurants. The Brasserie’s elegant style is truly stunning. Every detail has been carefully considered, from the grand onyx bar with glass and gold detailing to the beautiful wood parquet flooring.

Inside the Sophisticated Ivy Winchester brasserie main seating areas with the staff serving people at a table for afternoon lunch in a relaxed atmosphere

Main Restaurant Seating

Or take a seat in the main restaurant area to soak up the elegant atmosphere and enjoy every moment.

The historic images of Winchester scattered around the walls add a sense of comfort and ingenuity, while the soft lighting and high ceilings create an airy and inviting atmosphere. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a wonderful meal.

Outdoor Seating

They also have an outdoor seating area amongst the hustle and bustle of Winchester High street, making for a delightful al fresco dining experience while watching the world go by.

The restaurant front of the Ivy Winchester with a alfresco seating area in Winchester high street


There is also a bar seating area where you can sit at for pre or post-dining drink. The bar is only open to diners.

Private Dining

The Ivy Winchester Brasserie offers the perfect private dining space for any occasion in The Buttercross Room. Whether you’re hosting a corporate team event, private party or family celebration, the room can accommodate up to 40 guests.

The walls are adorned with colourful vintage prints and locally referenced artwork, while the ceiling features metallic gold tile treatment in a nod to the famous Winchester Cathedral floor.

The wooden flooring, vintage dining chairs and antique mirror panels add a touch of glamour to the room. The Buttercross Room is the ideal setting for entertaining friends, family and clients in style.


The ivy Winchester female toilets with beautiful decoration of pink and white flowers on the ceiling, flower wallpaper and a statue of a lady on a table with lights at the bottom to glow the statue up

Even the ladies’ toilet impressed me enough to get a photo! The gold leaf wallpaper with detailed pictures of flowers and birds is stunning. The ceiling of flowers was gorgeous, and the lighting was amazing.

The men’s toilets were not as exciting as the ladies’, but they were still well-designed. Make sure you pay a visit to The Ivy Winchester loos! You won’t be disappointed.

A toilet cubicle from the Ivy Winchester which is decorated with flowers and parrots

The food is equally as impressive, with a wide variety of delicious options.

Whether you’re looking for a light snack, a full three-course meal, or a private function, the Ivy Winchester is sure to exceed your expectations.


The menu at The Ivy Winchester Brasserie offers a great range of options for breakfast, lunch and evening meal, weekend brunch and afternoon tea.

Dishes include classics such as burger and chips or salmon fillet, to more adventurous options like lobster linguine or a perfectly cooked fillet of beef.

If you’re looking for a special place to eat in Winchester, The Ivy is the place to go.

The average cost for a three-course meal with one drink is around £45 per person, but it is well worth the visit.

The Ivy Winchester Brasserie offers a set menu with a limited choice of two or three courses which work out cheaper.

Whether you’re looking for a light snack or a full-course meal, The Ivy Winchester is sure to exceed your expectations. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a truly amazing dining experience.

Main restaurant area of the Ivy Winchester with drinks on the table

Dress Code

The dress code at The Ivy Winchester Brasserie is smart casual. No sportswear or ripped jeans, however, smart trainers and jeans are allowed.

Feel free to dress to impress and enjoy a beautiful meal in elegant surroundings.

Our Review

We visited on a weekday at lunchtime and managed to get in without a booking, so booking is not essential. However, if you are going at the weekend or in the evening, it would be best to make a reservation.

Offered a choice of outdoor or indoor seating, we chose indoors. Our coats were taken from us and stored whilst we were quickly shown to our seats.

Our waiter was very pleasant and seemed genuinely interested in hearing about our visit to the Royal Green Jackets Museum. He got our drinks and then took our food order.


We started our meal with the Coriander and Lime Calamari Fritti, which came with spiced mayonnaise.

Coriander and lime calamari fritti with a spiced mayonnaise starters from the ivy Winchester


For our mains, Kay had The Ivy Shepard’s Pie, made from slow-braised lamb and beef mince topped with rich cheese mash and served with red wine sauce. It was mouthwateringly good. Perfect with a glass of Italian Pinot Grigio.

Meanwhile, Luke had a Duck Curry, a coconut-based Keralan sauce with chilli, choy sum, sweet potato and jasmine rice. It was so delicious that Luke didn’t even want to share


For dessert, Kay had the chocolate bombe served on top of vanilla ice cream, a very impressive dessert where hot salted caramel sauce is poured over the dome-shaped chocolate to reveal a honeycomb centre. I only got the shot after the sauce was poured!

Luke had mixed frozen berries with yoghurt sorbet, which is served with a warm white chocolate sauce. Which defrosts the berries.

Both of our desserts were also fantastic; we loved the way the hot sauce mixed with the cold desserts.

Overall, we had a wonderful experience at The Ivy Winchester. The food was absolutely delicious, and the service was excellent.

The Ivy Winchester Brasserie is the place to eat in Winchester when you want to treat your loved ones or for a dinner date.

Beautiful entrance of the Ivy Restaurant in Winchester High Street eat in the al fresco seating area surrounded by foliage.


If you are going at the weekend, bank holiday or in the evening, it would be best to make a reservation.

Especially for larger parties, if you want to guarantee a table, you can make a reservation online or by phone.


There is a public car park located at The Brooks Shopping Centre, or Upper Brook Street carpark. Both just a 5-minute walk to The Ivy Winchester Brasserie.

The restaurant front of the Ivy Winchester with a alfresco seating area in Winchester high street and the Inside the Sophisticated Ivy Winchester brasserie main seating areas with the staff serving people at a table for afternoon lunch in a relaxed atmosphere


What is The Ivy Winchester Brasserie?

The Ivy Winchester is a brasserie located in the centre of Winchester High Street. It offers various food options for breakfast, lunch, and main meal. The restaurant also has a bar area that is open exclusively to diners.

What are the prices like at The Ivy Winchester?

The average cost for a three-course meal at The Ivy Winchester is around £45 per person. However, there are also set menus available with a reduced price.

What type of food does The Ivy Winchester serve?

The menu at The Ivy Winchester includes both classic and more adventurous dishes. There is something to please everyone’s taste buds.

Can children go to The Ivy?

The Ivy Winchester Brasserie does allow babies and children and will provide a menu for them upon request. There are also highchairs available.

More Things To Do in Winchester

We spent a whole week in winchester and manged to see a lot in that time. Check out our things to do in Winchester post for other places to see whilst in the city.

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