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Enjoy a lazy morning with friends or family in the heart of Winchester by booking a brunch. We’ve put together our favourite brunch spots in Winchester, including some cosy cafés and restaurants. 

Combine your brunch trip to a visit to Winchester Cathedral, or with some of Winchester’s amazing museums.  

Take a look at the top places for brunch in Winchester: 

Forte Kitchen 

Open seven days a week, Forte Kitchen sits in the heart of Winchester city centre. A multi-award-winning café, Forte Kitchen offers your brunch classics such as the Forte Full English or healthy alternatives including North African Eggs (poached eggs with harissa and herb tomatoes, garlic yoghurt and spiced flatbread) and hot smoked chalk stream trout. Vegetarian and vegan options are also on the menu. 

Find out more about Forte Kitchen 


This family-run small group of coffee shops has several branches here in Hampshire, including the Winchester branch.  

Serving up breakfast and brunch all day, there’s no need to pre-book Josie’s – just pop along and wait for a table to be free.  

Find out more about Josie’s 

The Winchester Orangery 

With a gorgeous Mediterranean-inspired interior, The Winchester Orangery has an extensive brunch menu with tempting dishes including ‘the full Turkish’, halloumi hash and bacon maple waffles.  

Dog-friendly too, pop along to grab your perfect brunch spot.  

Find out more about The Winchester Orangery

The Ivy Winchester Brasserie

The Ivy Winchester Brasserie

With its high ceilings, striking onyx bar and polished parquet floors, The Ivy offers a taste of class on Winchester’s High Street. Within a stone’s throw of Winchester Cathedral and the shops, The Ivy is a perfect place to enjoy a brunch.  

Take your pick from dishes including buttermilk pancakes, eggs royale with The Ivy 1917 smoked salmon or avocado benedict to name just a few and wash it down with a pot of The Ivy 1917 breakfast blend tea or other speciality hot drinks.  

Find out more about The Ivy Winchester Brasserie 

The Cathedral Cafe

Brunch at The Cathedral Cafe, Winchester

Newly refurbished, The Cathedral Cafe sits opposite Winchester Cathedral and offers beautiful Cathedral views. With indoor and outdoor seating, this is a great spot to pitch up for a brunch, particularly on a fine day.  Choose from toasted panini, sourdough toast, a selection of egg dishes such as eggs benedict and buttermilk pancakes. 

Find out more about The Cathedral Cafe 

Discover other things to see and do in Winchester

 Make a day of it after your brunch and explore some of the amazing attractions in Winchester. You’ll find pleasant riverside walks, some fine examples of architecture as well as great high street stores and boutiques. 

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The Forte Kitchen
Tea Room/Coffee Shop
The Forte Kitchen

Forte Kitchen, on Parchment Street in Winchester City Centre serves rustic British food, from locally sourced produce, in a relaxed friendly environment. A secret haven away from the busy high street, any day of the week for breakfast, lunch, tea, coffee and cakes.

The Ivy Winchester Brasserie
The Ivy Winchester

Located within the heart of Winchester at 103-104 High Street, The Ivy Winchester Brasserie offers sophisticated and friendly all-day dining to both residents and visitors alike. With capacity for approximately 150 seats, guests are able to enjoy the main restaurant and bar, as well as an outdoor terrace during the warmer months. The brasserie’s all-encompassing menus offer a wide selection of British classics and internationally-inspired dishes, from the iconic shepherd’s pie to the spoiling chicken Milanese and Champagne afternoon tea.