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The Black Rat

88 Chesil Street, WINCHESTER, SO23 0HX

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A white-fronted former pub on the edge of town, The Black Rat sets its sights firmly on culinary modernism. It's now most definitely a restaurant. At the moment, the kitchen's ambitious cooking is rather hit-and-miss, with oddball combinations of ingredients and techniques. When they hit, there's much to admire, as in a vibrantly colourful fish stew of bream, ling and gurnard with aïoli and saffron noodles, or grilled monkfish tail with cauliflower purée and grape couscous in verjus. Meat could be fine Elwy lamb with goats' curd and hay-baked turnips, and white chocolate cheesecake is an impressive finale, let down slightly by the accompanying chicory mousse and beetroot granola.

Further information

Tel: 01962 844465
& 841531
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Dates closed: 2 wks Etr, 2 wks Oct/Nov, 2 wks Xmas & New Year
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: Mon-Fri

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Ollie Moore
Number of seats: 40
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 3
No children under 12 yrs D.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £19.75
Sunday lunch: £25.95-£28.95
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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M3 junct 9/A31 towards Winchester & Bar End until T-junct. Turn right at lights, restaurant 600yds on left
Nearest station: Winchester

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