Winchester Magazine Christmas Issue 2017 Winchester Magazine Christmas Issue 2017 - Page 31

FOOD & DRINK FESTIVE FEASTING Christmas dining with panache SENSATIONAL STEAK Porterhouse on Jewry Street offers a contemporary steakhouse menu serving the finest beef that’s 100 per cent grass-fed and matured for 35 days for full flavour. Traditional cuts include fillet, rib-eye, sirloin and rump, chargrilled and served with classic Béarnaise and peppercorn sauces. The party menu costs from £26.95 for three courses. 01962 810532 | CHRISTMAS FARE FOR LUNCH OR DINNER Hotel du Vin’s Christmas set menu is available for both lunch and dinner and offers turkey ballotinet for traditionalists but also roasted almond sea trout, boeuf bourguinon and cauliflower and parmesan crumble as alternatives. Don’t fancy Christmas pudding? Then tuck into some really naughty desserts, including chocolate and chestnut pavlova and egg-nog panna cotta with boozy griottines cherries. The set menu is priced at £31.95 a head for lunch and £34.95 for dinner. 01962 841414 | THAI TAPAS Ideal for groups of sharers, Koh Noi on Jewry Street offers Thai tapas for lunch and dinner. Its set-price Christmas menu is £27.95 for two courses and a glass of bubbly. As an alternative, the tasting menu for groups of diners (from £22.50 a head) is based on how hot and spicy you like your food and includes a range of tapas, served with panache. 01962 843660 | MISTLETOE AND SPICE Add some heat to your Christmas get-together at Gurkha’s Inn on City Road, which specialises in Nepalese and Indian cuisine. Service is friendly, and a good-value Christmas menu features the most popular dishes. 01962 842843 | SOMETHING FISHY Head to Loch Fyne on Jewry Street for a great selection of fresh fish cooked with inspiration from around the world. Its three-course party menu costs £27.95, with starters including crispy squid and Scottish mussels, and chargrilled sea bass, pan-fried Scottish salmon and sirloin steak for mains. 01962 872930 | 31