Top Five Places in Winchester for a Drink in the Evening

We here at What’s Up Winchester like a drink. We like beer that is cold, we like ale that is room temperature, we like cocktails – classic and fancy, we like wine. We like all the wine. So we’ve invested some time in deciding our favourite places to have a drink. Caveat here is that…

The Westgate – Sunday lunch

Spring has sprung in Winchester which means weekend walks in the sunshine.  While it’s not quite warm enough for me for outside dining, I now do like to have a Sunday lunch rather than dinner in front of the fire. My sister in law was visiting for the weekend and I’d gone all out for…

The Winchester Orangery

The Winchester Orangery recently popped up in The Square.  One minute there was a boarded up shop, the next moment a garden themed, tree centred, plant filled cafe slash bar. From some local people in the industry, I’d heard good things about the quality of staff they’d employed so have been keen to try it…

The Green Man – cocktails

We are fortunate to have at either end of our road two excellent pubs.  Each way we walk, we walk past one, and so it was Saturday evening, before heading on to dinner elsewhere, that we stopped off for a couple of cocktails at The Green Man on Southgate Street.  Having previously used the pub…

Forte Kitchen – breakfast – French toast please

When I woke up this morning, I had French toast on my mind.  Not eggy bread but proper French toast, with crispy bacon and a little pot of maple syrup on the side.  And with that we set out in search of a weekend breakfast. We debated a little about where we should find this….

Greens Bar and Kitchen – Sunday brunch

Today we were with friends and we wanted somewhere were we could sit outside in the sunshine for brunch. Service was speedy and efficient and we were quickly brough coffees and then bloody marys. It was a pretty good bloody mary – nicely spiced, though perhaps a bit too much ice. I like my tomato…