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Winchester Restaurants & Venues Christmas & New Year Opening Times, Menus & Events 2016

Rimjhim Indian restaurant logo.

Rimjhim Contemporary Indian Cusine is located at 1–3 City Road, Winchester, Hampshire. This superb Indian restaurant offers a warm, friendly welcome and has become highly respected for its world–class, contemporary Indian cuisine. Rimjhim's stylish, spacious restaurant provides a range of beautiful surroundings in which to enjoy a romantic meal or group celebration. Alternatively, you can order–in from Rimjhim's extensive takeaway menu (pdf 638kb).

Christmas Menus & Party Offers TBC

Opening Times: Open as usual throughout the holiday period.  Closed Christmas Day   Open Boxing Day

Rimjhim Winchester. Tel: (01962) 868352 |  Click to view the Rimjhim Review | Visit the Rimjhim Website

No5 Bridge St logo.

No.5 Bridge Street is ideally situated in Winchester City centre (close to Chesil Street car park) and offers a spacious restaurant with Chef's open–plan kitchen/dining–room, a private dining/meeting room for 16, and 6 boutique en–suite guest rooms. The menu reflects seasonal changes with a strong British influence which comprises a superb selection of small plates, market plates and charcuterie items. The venue has been designed to suit all occasions so, whether its cocktails with friends, a family meal, company function or Christmas party; No.5 is the ideal destination!

You don't need to spend hours at home waiting for the turkey to cook to have a fabulous and traditional Christmas Lunch or Dinner. Let the team at No.5 remove the stress (and the washing up) of Christmas this year. We have a fantastic menu, including some firm favourites, waiting to be enjoyed in the run up to Christmas Day.

Click to view/download a No.5 Sample Christmas Menu (2015) (pdf 325kb)

Christmas/New Year Opening Times
Breakfast:  8.00am 11.00am
Monday to Thursday:  12 noon to 3.00pm   Evenings: 6.00pm to 10.00pm
Friday: 12 noon to 3.00pm   Evening: 6.00pm to 10.00pm
Saturday: 12 noon to 10.00pm   Sunday:  12 noon to 9.00pm

Tel: (01962) 863838 | Click to view the No.5 Bridge Street Feature  | No.5 Bridge Street Website

Mr So Chinese Restaurant logo and pics.

Mr So Chinese Restaurant, Winchester, Hampshire, UK. This popular and well established venue serves a wide range of authentic Cantonese Dishes, such as Dim Sum, Crispy Duck, Spare Rib in Black Bean Sauce, Sweet & Sour Pork or Chicken, Crispy Chilli Beef, and Malaysian Dishes, such as Sambal Prawn or Chicken, Chicken & Potato Curry, Char Kuey Teo and Satay. Visit and enjoy an enchanting setting perfect for a romantic meal or group celebration any time of the day.

MENUS: Click for Mr So Restaurant Menu (pdf 432kb) Lunch Menu (pdf 577kb) Takeaway Menu (pdf 827kb)

Opening Times
Monday – Thursday  Lunch: 12.00pm – 2.30pm   Dinner: 5.30pm – 11.00pm
Friday & Saturday
  Lunch: 12.00pm – 2.30pm   Dinner: 5.30pm – 11.30pm
Sunday  Lunch: 12.00pm – 3.00pm   Dinner: 5.30pm – 10.30pm

Mr So Chinese Restaurant, Jewry Street, Winchester.   Tel: (01962) 861234


El Sabio Tapas Bar & Riverside Restaurant is located on Eastgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire. Viki and Attila offer a wide range of authentic Spanish Tapas for all tastes and an extensive drinks range to enjoy in lovely surroundings or the beautiful riverside garden. El Sabio also offers a Takeaway service click for Takeaway details on their website.

Christmas Parties: Party menus contain starters and the most popular tapas dishes from our menu – we aim to meet all requirements and budgets. Click for Christmas Menu & Booking Form 2016 (pdf 1.3MB)

Opening Times: Open as usual to December 24th. Closed 25th & 26th December.

Tel: (01962) 820233  |  Click to view the El Sabio Feature  |  El Sabio Review  |  El Sabio Website

Tanoshii logo and photos

Tanoshii Fusion Restaurant, 12 Upper High Street, Winchester, Hampshire – is an exquisite, intimate restaurant offering a warm and friendly welcome. Tanoshii serves a wonderful range of authentic Japanese Fusion cuisine to suit a wide range of tastes. Our recently refurbished restaurant offers a choice of settings in which to enjoy a romantic meal or group celebration, alternatively order in (delivery free) from our extensive Takeaway Menu (pdf 140kb).

Christmas Party Group Bookings
Menus tailored to suit party preferences from our A la Carte Menu (pdf 933kb), please call for further details/bookings.

Chinese New Year Celebration Dates: February 2017 TBC
Enjoy a multi–course feast with live entertainment comprising Chinese Lion Dance & Table Magician
Ticket Price TBC. Booking Essential!

Tel: (01962) 820288 | Click to view the Tanoshii Fusion Review  | Tanoshii Fusion Website

Froggies logo.

La Place Bistro & Froggies Bar Great Minster Street, Winchester, Hampshire – an exquisite bistro and bar overlooking the Cathedral and its grounds. Seb and Gael offer a friendly welcome and wide range of authentic French cuisine that will satisfy many tastes together with an extensive drinks range for you to enjoy in good company within a relaxed, very chic setting.

Christmas Parties – We aim to meet a range of requirements and budgets.

Click link to view La Place Christmas Menu 2016 (pdf 164kb)

Tel: (01962) 864004  |  La Place & Froggies Bar Feature  |  La Place & Froggies Bar Website

Fish Tale restaurant logo.

Fish Tale Bar & Grill, Eastgate Street, Winchester is a modern bar and restaurant overlooking King Alfred's statue. The staff offer a friendly welcome, and the menu; a wide range of ocean cuisine, steaks and vegetarian dishes catering to many tastes. This wonderful new restaurant offers a sophisticated setting in which to enjoy a romantic meal or group celebration over Christmas and the New Year.

Christmas Menu
Click for Fish Tale Sample Christmas Menu (2015) (pdf 280kb)
3 Course Menu £TBC – available from 12 noon to 10.00pm daily

Christmas/New Year Parties & Opening Times – Please call for details
Closed 25th December

Tel:(01962) 840830 | Fish Tale Website  |  Fish Tale on  Twitter  |  Fish Tale on  Facebook

Sakura logo and pics.

Sakura Japanese Restaurant and Teppanyaki Bars, is located on Jewry Street, Winchester – close to Theatre Royal. This stylish, spacious and very beautiful restaurant is an ideal venue for Christmas/New Year Parties. The Christmas Menus offer a superb selection of authentic Japanese cuisine, such as Sushi and Sashimi delicacies as well as Teppanyaki dishes.

Click to view/download the Sakura Sample Christmas Menu (2015) (pdf 752kb)

Christmas/New Year Opening Times
Afternoons: 12noon – 2.30pm  Evenings: 5pm – 10.30pm   Closed Christmas Day

Tel: (01962) 864178 | Sakura Website

Loch Fyne logo and pics.

Loch Fyne Seafood Restaurant, 18, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire – is located in the Elizabethan built William Waller House, a 500 year old building full of character, oaken beams and a welcoming open log fire in the bar. This beautifully rustic restaurant is on two levels and offers a secluded external courtyard for dining el fresco.

Christmas Parties: We aim to meet a range of requirements and budgets, please call for details.

Christmas/New Year Opening Times: Open as usual throughout the holiday season.
Party Nights – enjoy dining, music and dancing.
Open Christmas Day & New Year's Eve

Tel: (01962) 872930 | Loch Fyne Website

Class1 Dry Cleaners logo and pics.

Class 1 Dry Cleaners, Stoney Lane, Weeke, Winchester. Established 1994. Specialist dry cleaner for Ballgowns, Party Outfits, Dinner Jackets, Fine Silk, Three–Piece Suits, Fancy Dress and much more. 24/48 Hour and Alteration/Repair Services Available.

Open: Monday – Friday  8.00am – 5.30pm   Saturday   8.00am – 5.00pm

Class 1 Dry Cleaners, 67 Stoney Lane, Weeke, Winchester. Hampshire. UK
Tel: (01962) 861998 | Click to visit the Class 1 Website

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