River Cottage Canteen, Winchester

I was born and raised in Hampshire and I can safely say there a very few truly decent restaurants in the area. Winchester is a town that has attracted some cheffy names with the likes of Brasserie Blanc, Rick Stein’s and now Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall with River Cottage Canteen. It’s a charming space; we sat on the ground floor dining room which had a converted barn … Continue reading River Cottage Canteen, Winchester

Rick Stein’s, Winchester

Apart from my Dad’s bathroom shop, Winchester hasn’t got an awful lot going for it and it certainly isn’t known for its food (bar Michelin starred The Black Rat which is pretty decent). To hear that both Hugh Fearnley-Twittingstall and Rick Stein were both opening restaurants there, it sounded like only a positive thing. We thought we’d start by trying Rick Stein’s, which as you … Continue reading Rick Stein’s, Winchester

The Black Rat

The Black Rat isn’t the sort of name you’d normally associate with a Michelin starred restaurant but I didn’t let that deter me from booking in for a Sunday lunch. It’s based in Winchester in Hampshire and as it’s only a short drive from my parents house I thought it was only appropriate to force my Dad to take me for some “father/son bonding”. Having … Continue reading The Black Rat