Forte Kitchen Menus

Just a stone’s throw from Winchester’s high street you will find our multiple award winning restaurant, Forte Kitchen. Serving breakfast & lunch, and we also cater for private events – our hidden gem awaits your ascent.

Cooking up rustic British food, using quality local ingredients.

Our kitchen is at the heart of everything we do. Simple, yet flavoursome food is cooked and prepared fresh to order; with love, by our highly skilled chefs, and served by our passionate team in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We hope that you enjoy our food as much as we enjoy cooking it.

Below are some sample dishes and prices. Please note to keep things fresh and interesting these are liable to change.

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Breakfast Menu

Monday – Sunday
09:00 – 12:00


Full English £12.00
Pork Sausage, Smoked Streaky Bacon, Egg, Slow Roast Plum Tomato, Field Mushroom, Baked Beans and Toast
(Add Black Pudding £2.00)

Vegan Breakfast (ve) £11.00
Potato Rosti, Avocado, Slow Roast Tomatoes, Baked Beans, Spinach, Field Mushrooms and Toast

Sweetcorn Fritters (v) £9.50
Poached Eggs, Red Pepper Ketchup, Rocket
(Add Crispy Bacon £2.00)


Smoked Streaky Bacon and Maple Syrup

Blueberries, Yogurt, Jam and Maple Syrup

Toasted Pecan Nuts, Salted Caramel Ice Cream and Maple Syrup



Crispy Streaky Bacon and Maple Syrup


Oak Smoked Salmon £12.50
Slow Roast Plum Tomato, Spinach, Poached Eggs, Watercress and Sourdough Toast

Crushed Avocado (v) £9.50
Poached Eggs, Sourdough Toast, Watercress
(Add Streaky Bacon or Smoked Salmon £2.00)

Wheat Free Coconut Porridge (v) £8.00
Fruit Compote, Walnuts, Honey


Vale Farm Eggs on Toast £6.25

Vale Farm Eggs £10.50
Eggs Benedict  |  Eggs Florentine  |  Eggs Royale
Home Baked Watercress Muffin and Hollandaise Sauce


Sauce  –  Bacon  –  Eggs  –  Mushroom

1 Filling £7.00
2 Filling £7.50
3 Fillings £8.00

Freshly Blended Smoothie £4.00

Ask Your Server For Today’s Flavour


Freshly Blended Milkshakes £4.00

Chocolate  |  Banana  |  Strawberry  |  Vanilla

All Breakfast Add Ons £2.00

A discretionary 10% service charge will be added to all bills. 100% of all cash tips and service charges go directly to staff. Please let your server know of any allergies or intolerances.

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Lunch Menu

Monday – Sunday 12:00 – 15:30


Hand Cut Chips (ve) £3.75

Watercress Salad and Pickled Shallots (ve) £2.50

French Fries (ve) £3.50

Flatbreads & Dukkah (ve) £3.00

Coleslaw (v) £2.50

Hand Cut Chips, Oregano, Feta and Garlic £4.75


Soup £8.00
Hobbs House Sourdough

Confit Duck Scotch Egg £9.50
Savoy Cabbage, Red Cabbage Ketchup

IVB Hampshire Rose Beer Battered Cod £14.00
Hand Cut Chips, Pea Puree and Tartare Sauce

Fried Mushrooms on Sourdough Toast (v) £11.50
Creamed Spinach, Pine Nuts, Mizuna
(Add Poached Egg £2.00)

8oz Hand Pressed Hampshire Beef Burger £13.50
Brioche Bun, Pickles, Baby Gem, Slaw, Fries and Burger Sauce
(Add Cheeseor Streaky Bacon £1.50)

Slow Cooked Hampshire Beef Short Rib £17.50
Mash, Cavolo Nero, Gremolata, Beef Sauce, Watercress

Spiced Butternut Squash and Chickpea Stew (ve) £12.50
Aubergine, Coconut Milk, Coriander, Flatbread

Honey and Orange Roast Ham £12.50
Fried Free Range Eggs, Hand Cut Chips

Hot Smoked Mackerel £13.00
Poached Eggs, Wilted Spinach, Slow Roast Tomatoes, Toasted Sourdough, Watercress

Croque Monsieur £10.00
Honey Roast Ham, Cheddar, Bechamel, Dijon, Rocket Salad, Pickled Shallots
(Add Fried Egg £2.00 | French Fries £2.75)


Miso Glazed Chicken Salad £13.00
Pak Choi, Rice Noodles, Soy, Ginger, Lime

Roasted Cauliflower Salad (ve) £12.50
Quinoa, Hazelnuts, Granny Smith, Watercress

Hot Smoked Chalk Stream Trout Salad £13.00
New Potatoes, Baby Gem, Green Beans, Peas, Boiled Egg, Dill and Mustard Dressing


4oz Cheeseburger £5.00
Brioche Bun, French Fries

Sausage, Chips and Beans £5.00

Kids Mezze  £5.00
Veggie Sticks, Flatbread, Hummus

Kids Flatbread Pizza, Rocket Salad £5.00
Mozzarella, Tomato, Pesto

A discretionary 10% service charge will be added to all sit in tables. 100% of all cash tips and service charges go directly to staff. Please let your server know of any allergies or intolerances.

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Afternoon Tea


Scone, Clotted Cream and Jam £3.50

Cream Tea £9.50

Brownie £3.50

Choc Chip Cookie £2.75

Oat Fruit and Nut Cookie (gf) £2.75

Frangipan (ve) (gf) £3.50

Chocolate and Orange Cake (gf) £3.50

Lemon Drizzle £3.50

Apple Slice £3.50

Iced Cinnamon Bun £3.00

Cake Of The Day £3.50

Cake and Ice Cream £4.50

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Drinks Menu


Our Selection Of Char Loose Leaf
Small Pot £3.00 | Large Pot £5.50

Winchester Breakfast

Earl Grey

Green Tea

Red Bush

Winchester Fruit Basket


Apple and Ginger




Builders Brew
Dorset Tea Bag


Traditionally Roasted From Dorset Coffee Company

Americano £2.85

Cappuccino £3.15

Latte £3.15

Flat White £2.95

Espresso £2.25 / £2.50

Macchiato £2.45/£2.65

Babyccino £2.25

Mocha £3.50

Iced Latte £3.50

Iced Mocha £3.50


Hot Chocolate £3.25

Luxury Hot Chocolate £3.65

Kids Juices £1.50

Fruit Juices £2.50

Fresh Milkshakes £4.00

Fresh Orange £3.15

Freshly Blended Smoothie £4.00

Homemade Lemonade £3.75

Sparkling Elderflower £3.15

Cornish Orchard Ginger Beer £2.50

Fever Tree Tonics £1.75

Coke/Diet Coke £3.15

Hill Farm Juices £2.50

Hildon Still/Sparkling Water £3.95 / £2.50


All Bottled Or Canned In Various Sizes

Pistonhead Larger (330ml) £3.75

Brooklyn Lager (330ml) £4.50

Aspall Cider (330ml) £4.75

Peroni (330ml) £3.75 

Itchen Valley Beers(500ml) £5.00 


Bloody Mary £8.00

Bucks Fizz £8.00

Peach Belini £8.00

Virgin Mary £4.50

Twisted Nose G&T £5.45 / £8.50

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Wine Selection


175ml | Bottle

Soñadora Organic Airén / Verdejo £20
Spain S / V | A Crisp, Fresh Blend Of Verdejo & Airén With Aromas Of Apples & Pears, Along Side Freshly Cut Grass & Exotic Fruits On The Palate

Terre Del Noce Pinot Grigio £6.30 / 22.50
Italy S / V | Elegant, Dry Pinot Grigio With Apple & Banana Fruit Aromas, Floral Lift In The Mouth & A Clean, Crisp Finish

Picpoul De Pinet St Clair, Beauvignac £25
France V  | 
Elegant Aromas Of Citrus, Pear & White Flowers & A Crisp, Mineral Palate Ideally Suited To Seafood

Pulenta Estate VIII £7.50 / £28
Argentina S | 
Ripe Tropical Fruits Are Complemented By A Fresher, Citrussy Element, Whilst The Oak Gives Toasted Almond & Coconut & A Beautiful Rounded Texture. The Perfect Combination Of Elegance & Richness

Coopers Creek Sauvignon Blanc £30
Marlborough, New Zealand S | Vibrant Gooseberry, Passionfruit & Nectarine Backed With Hints Of Herbaceousness. Impressive Weight Of Flavour On The Palate With Richness & Texture & A Long Finish


175ml | Bottle

Les Lauriers Grenache / Carignan £20
France S / V | A Soft & Silky-Textured Red, With Vibrant Flavours Of Plum, Cherry & Cassis. Succulent & Smooth, With A Hint Of Mediterranean Herbs To Enliven The Finish

Morandé Pionero Merlot Reserva £6.30 / £22.50
Chile S | 
Smooth Ripe Plum & Raspberry Fruit With Some Savoury Cinnamon Spice & A Neat Medium-Bodied Texture, Finishing On Notes Of Dark Chocolate

Podere Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Umani Ronchi £25
Italy S / V |
Youthful & Juicy, With Flavours Of Plums & Morello Cherries. The Palate Is Full-Bodied With Robust Tannins & A Fruit-Filled, Yet Dry Finish

Finca La Colonia Colección Malbec Norton £7.50 / £28
Argentina S / V | 
Deep Red Colour With Violet Hues. Aromas Of Ripe Red Fruit, Cassis & Black Pepper, With More Fruit & A Touch Of Spice On The Palate. Elegant & Smooth With A Long Finish

Promesa Rioja Crianza £30
Spain S / V |
A Classic Style of Rioja, With Strawberry, Blackberry & Rhubarb Fruit Flavours Taking On A Vanilla & Cocoa Smoothness During Twelves Months In Oak Barrels


175ml | Bottle

Casa Canevel Prosecco Extra Dry £6.96 / £27.50
Italy S / V | Supremely Drinking Prosecco: Soft, Aromatic & Fresh With The Perfect Balance Between Crisp Apple & Floral Blossom Notes, Carried By The Gentle, Seductive Mousse

Cottonworth Classic Cuvée £42
V | 
Refined, Creamy Sparkling Wine Offering A Brilliant Balance Between Chalky, Fruity / Floral & Yeasty, Bready Notes. The Mousse Is Extremely Fine & The Palate Dry Without Being Austere. With Impressive Richness On The Finish

Champagne Drappier Cart D’Or Brut £50
France S / V / CN |
Delicate Aromas Of White Peach, Quince & A Touch Of Spice. The Dry, Elegant Palate Shows An Impressive Degree Of Concentration, Along With Fine Bubbles & A Long, Crisp Finish


175ml | Bottle

Terre Del Noce Pinot Grigio Rosé £6.30 / £22.50
Italy S / V | Jam-Packed With Ripe Strawberry & Raspberry, With Far More Structure & Intensity. The Finish Is Long, Lingering & Clean With A Fine Acidity

Saint-Roch Les Vignes Rosé, Les Maîtres Vignerons De St Tropez £30
France | A Pale Salon Hue With Notes Of White Peaches & Lychees On The Nose. Fresh & Lively On The Palate, Fairly Light In Body, With A Refreshing Dry Finish

S | V | CN
Sustainable | Vegan | Carbon Neutral

The reality of climate change has brought our planet’s health to the forefront of our minds and we feel it is important to try to understand how the production of what we consume can affect our surroundings. At Forte Kitchen we are as passionate about the wines we serve as we are about the food, and so each of our wines have been carefully selected with a focus on sustainability, not just with the vineyard but throughout the entire process from grape to glass. For more information on this and our other sustainability efforts please ask a member of our team.