Bentley’s top picks …….
Clos de Marquis, west of Stockbridge, A30 (15 mins) Award winning French restaurant,
Le Frog @ Les Mirabelle, Nomansland (20 mins) French bar/bistro. Claude and his team provide a unique dining experience with relaxed rather than formal atmosphere without compromising the quality and excellence of the food.
Lainston House, Winchester (30 mins) 5 star Country House Hotel with enviable reputation. Award winning Avenue Restaurant, taking its name from the mile long avenue of lime trees. Intimate, elegant in the most beautiful of settings, inspired by seasonality the superb and varied a la carte menu is tempting to all palates and tastes
Charter 1227, Salisbury (20 mins). Family run traditional business in the heart of Salisbury over-looking the market place. Award winning chef. Passionate about his craft creating seasonally inspired menus based on modern English and European cuisine.
Best of the rest ……..
Rick Stein’s, Winchester (30 mins)
Chesil Rectory, Winchester (30 mins)
The Black Rat, Winchester (30 mins)
River Cottage Canteen (Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall) Winchester (30 mins)
The Pig, Brokenhust (45 mins)