Winchester Restaurant at Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa
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What diners said about this restaurant:
Sarah N. • 1 review
October 28, 20236.5/10
Restaurant is a little tired and soulless. Everything was a bit slow and disjointed, drinks took 30 mins to arrive and then after prompting. Food was good which redeemed the service somewhat. They forgot my son’s food - he was hungry and so started on my steak which was delicious and so he turned his nose up at the burger once it arrived. It did its job and fed us … eventually !
Liza P. • 1 review
June 15, 20234.5/10
This restaurant, despite knowing how many people to cater for (because you have to book a time slot) simply can’t cope with delivering enough food for all its customers at breakfast time.. Very very long waits for buffet items and one staff member was very rude to a number of customers who simply asked if the hot items were being replaced. Not enough planning going into serving breakfasts for the numbers of guests and not enough staff who care about the customer experience. This was a very poor experience so we won’t be visiting again!
Susan D. • 1 review
May 27, 20238.5/10
Had an afternoon tea at Botley park hotel in the Winchester restaurant.. This was our first visit here the staff were welcoming and very attentive, very polite. restaurant was relaxing clean and well set out .Food was presented well on a stand tea /coffee was plenty we had 8 finger sandwiches two warm scones with cream /jam and six bite size fancy cakes special thank you to Oliver our waiter who was well presented and very polite a credit to the hotel.
Stephen A. • 1 review
May 19, 20234/10
As we were staying at the Botley park hotel we decided to eat at the Winchester. We both had the fish, which was ok but very greasy and the hand cut chips, which were actually just standard cheap frozen chips. All in all, the food and service was very average and definitely not worth the cost. We like the hotel but will not be dining at the Winchester again.
Darren F. • 1 review
April 18, 20237.5/10
The restaurant was okay but I would totally mention the staff - the service was very good indeed - they definitely made every attempt to look after us. We were having a breakfast meeting.
John B. • 1 review
March 31, 20238.5/10
Really good afternoon tea, plenty of sandwiches, scones and cakes! Quiet on the day, only us and one other couple there. But lovely premises and staff. Would certainly go again.
Clodagh M. • 1 review
March 25, 202310/10
Absolutely brilliant meal and service. The restaurant manager and his staff were fantastic, looked after us wonderfully from the moment we arrived. The manager was really helpful in suggesting some vegan options for myself, the masaman curry was so tasty! My husband ordered the beef, which he said was really good too. They really did make my birthday a special one. We will be coming back for sure!
Ian C. • 1 review
March 24, 20235.5/10
We were seated in an empty restaurant when i requested a seat in the lounge. Selection of varieties of tea was poor, the tea had sandwiches, two small scones and a poorselection of cakes. Mo one really seemed interested that we were there.
Nicholaus E. • 1 review
March 19, 202310/10
We had a mother's day lunch. The food was great and service was too. Couldn't fault it for the money. Staff friendly and nothing to much trouble. Would recommend highly..
Julie M. • 1 review
March 17, 20236.5/10
Wasn't too keen on the food choices , was a bit boring for main meals like food if cook at home. Restaurant was too bright and could have done with some more Ambient lighting and maybe plants to make it nicer
Gregory D. • 1 review
March 11, 20234.5/10
Food was awful, dinner last night, carbonara was hard, plate dirty, panna cotta was like pink rock hard angel delight. Artisan bread was glorified multi seed toast and cold butter. Burger bun was not brioche. Our waitress was amazing and couldn’t fault her. Our breakfast in the morning was awful. Sausages were thick and awful tasting, bacon not flavour at all, beans watery, potato cakes were dry and over cooked, for it being 8am they had been sat there a while. Very disappointing all round
Stephen S. • 1 review
February 13, 20236.5/10
Starters lacked flavour, chicken main over cooked, beef daub very good puddings disappointing. Breakfast staff on both day very friendly and helpful. The food on the first day was well cooked but cold (the chaffing dish were not turned on) breakfast on Tuesdays very good , well cook and hot
Scott C. • 1 review
February 12, 20232/10
Have never seen such a shambles. Nowhere near enough staff. Half of our meal didn't arrive, and even though reported to staff, they were then seen tending to other tables and never returned with our missing items.
Michael C. • 1 review
January 12, 202310/10
The Winchester Restaurant always delivers quality. Congratulations to our server and the chef who made adjustments to the meal to cater to my Slimming World guidelines. Brilliant, Well done.
Melanie F. • 1 review
December 12, 20227.5/10
On arrival there was no staff member in the restaurant and we waited a good five minutes before anyone came. We were shown to a table that had been decorated nicely for festive afternoon tea. Food and tea was delivered promptly. There were very few diners however I had to remind the waitress that the afternoon tea package included a glass of prosecco. We had to request more tea as no one came to the table to check. The food was delicious but the service was lacking unfortunately.
Andrew L. • 1 review
November 23, 20227.5/10
The main portion was not very generous
Daniel M. • 1 review
November 13, 20229.5/10
Breakfast at the Fork was excellent! Stayed here 12 months ago, and to be honest it was so-so at best. But this weekend was one of the best experiences we have had at any restaurant, the food and staff were top notch, and the chef even advised me on the secret of perfect poached eggs (it's all in the swirl apparently!) Full marks all round!!
Jean C. • 1 review
November 9, 202210/10
I treated my sister with afternoon tea and a visit to the spa for her birthday. Afternoon tea was very good and took home the cakes we couldn't eat.
Gemma B. • 1 review
October 23, 20224.5/10
The food was nice but massively overpriced, especially the kids meals (£4 for a small slice of garlic bread is daylight robbery in my opinion). The service was awful! Desperately short staffed, we waited 10 minutes to even be acknowledged for getting seated. The starters came out before our drinks arrived and were thrown at us in such a hurry that half of mine went flying across the table. I felt sorry for the staff who were tying their best but couldn't cope. Would not return I'm afraid.
Barry H. • 2 reviews
October 15, 20227/10
the restaurant décor was tired, the menu was limited and very expensive for what was on offer, the quality of the food was average, the price of the wine was absolutely outrageous the cheapest wine was £33 per bottle, i bought for the same price earlier the same day 7.5 bottles of wine at Aldi supermarket, i still can't reconcile that hotels can charge(overcharge) for wine if that wine cost £8.00p per bottle to the hotel they are charging over 4 times what they are paying how does any one justify that mark up ??????
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