Loch Fyne Winchester
Loch Fyne in Winchester is housed in a building that dates back to 1509 and oozes olde-worlde charm. It boasts a Tudor-style exterior and period features inside, including wooden beams and a huge open fireplace. The Loch Fyne team have given the historic building a touch of their own style, though, so the interior is bright and airy. There’s an excellent patio for al fresco dining or a pre-dinner drink, as well as a separate bar area. Over the years, Loch Fyne have garnered a well-deserved reputation for excellence. They carefully source produce, making sure to use seafood and shellfish that has been responsibly fished or farmed. There are menus to suit every occasion, whether you’re having a family brunch, a business lunch or an intimate dinner à deux. From the main menu, you can expect starters like lobster bisque and chilli and garlic king prawns. While main course options range from Scottish rope-grown mussels to fish and chips. The set menu offers fantastic value for money, costing £9.95 for a main course and a glass of wine (or any other drink). Seafood lovers will adore Loch Fyne’s selection, but there’s also plenty to choose from for those who prefer offerings from the land – try starting with the duck and chicken liver parfait before moving on to a main course of minted pea risotto with basil and a soft poached egg.