Winchester Magazine Christmas Issue 2017 Winchester Magazine Christmas Issue 2017 - Page 35

FOOD & DRINK HAPPY NEW YEAR! Great ideas for seeing in the new year in style FINE DINING AT THE CHESIL RECTORY Book in for the whole evening or just for dinner at the historic Chesil Rectory, which is as perfect for couples as it is for groups of friends. Begin with a glass of Hampshire Hattingley Valley Cuvée Reserve and canapés followed by a sumptuous dinner with a focus on seasonal local produce, from chef Damian Brown. Expect a relaxed evening of fine dining, with the restaurant staying open until the last guest leaves. The New Year’s Eve dinner menu costs £75 per person. 01962 851555 | FAMILY-FRIENDLY CELEBRATIONS Celebrate the new year with children at Holiday Inn Winchester, where kids will be entertained for the evening, allowing grown-ups to enjoy buffet-style dining before everyone comes together to see in the new year with a family disco. Tickets cost £55 for adults and £30 for children. 01962 670700 | EIGHT-COURSE EXTRAVAGANZA AT LAINSTON HOUSE Enjoy eight courses of elegant dining in The Avenue Restaurant at five-star Lainston House, where New Year’s Eve dinner starts with a glass of champagne and includes a flight of matching wines. End the night with dancing in the Drawing Room as the resident DJ counts down to 2018. The New Year’s Eve dinner costs £170 per person. 01962 776088 | LIVE AT NO.5 Enjoy live music as well as plenty of party tunes from No.5 Bridge Street’s DJ as the bar and kitchen open for diners and non-diners for New Year’s Eve. Tuck in to an imaginative three-course dinner, including Hampshire-sourced beef, pheasant and cheese, priced at £65 per person. If you’re eating elsewhere, entry to the bar is £10. 01962 863838 | 35