Seafood restaurant in the heart of Hampshire

Back in 2014 our restaurant on the high street in Winchester was our first to open outside of Cornwall. It brings touches of our heritage from of the far southwest to Hampshire with Cornish catch delivered daily that Head Chef Chris and our team cook simply to tried and tested recipes. Firm favourites include shellfish ragout, the attention-grabbing fruits de mer platter and a classic from The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, turbot hollandaise.

Being on the high street we’re open for morning coffee until late, so you can stop by whenever you please for something light, a full three course seafood experience or simply a cocktail in the bar if that’s what your day requires.


Rick’s latest series takes you on a culinary adventure across Great Britain. From Cumbria to Bristol and Suffolk to Belfast, he explores the diverse food and drink that people love today. The series showcases 30 dishes, two of which you’ll find on our menu…

Hake with Beer, Bacon and Cabbage
This is a tried and tested classic that Rick was inspired to bring back to the fore after a visit to a Wild Card Brewery in East London. Not known for his love of craft beer, Rick quite surprised himself during this visit and on his return to Padstow used the beer as the base of a sauce to pair with hake.

Salt Cod Fish Cakes
The delightful combination of salt cod fish cakes and a good spoonful of aioli might transport you to the Spanish coast somewhere. But no, the recipe for this fab dish was discovered near Bristol at a café called Houria during his Food Stories travels. We rather like a plate or two to share for the table as an appetiser.

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Hear from our customers

Absolutely did not disappoint – delicious oysters, main, and dessert. Lovely menu and we had the friendliest waiter! Great experience and would definitely recommend for a nice dinner.

- Lisa

Relaxing atmosphere, pleasant staff, and the food and service is excellent!!

- Nils

We first opened The Seafood Restaurant doors in 1975 and soon followed the concept of charity lunches. While the format might have grown over the years, the sentiment is the same, great value lunch menus that let us support local charities. We’re very proud to offer today’s charity lunches at our restaurants across the South...

When it comes to cooking steak, there are so many different methods, tips and techniques to follow. Watch below to discover how Jack likes to cook a ribeye, his favourite cut, from Phillip Warren’s in Launceston. What you need to cook the perfect steak – A decent pan – Your go-to steak – Plenty of...

Quick, comforting and full of Italian flavours. This is gnocchi with tomatoes, prawns and basil – as featured in Rick’s new book, Rick Stein’s Simple Suppers. About this particular recipe, he says: Using a pack of ready-made gnocchi makes this a really quick supper. Peeling the prawns and boiling up the shells takes a few...