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Brasserie & Minerva Restaurants at Chichester Festival Theatre

Oaklands Park, Chichester, PO19 6AP +44 1243273834

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Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:30 - 15:00 & 17:30 - 23:00

Main seemed a little overpriced for what it was. Light meal was good, desserts outstanding. Not sure the honeycomb was necessary, and hard to eat. Would be better broken up and sprinkled over the desert.

Fiona 20 May 2017
from Thornbury

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Housed in the Chichester Festival Theatre, Minerva Bar & Grill serves modern British cuisine using seasonal, local produce. The Minerva Lounge and Brasserie offer drinks and light bites for pre and post-performance refreshment.

Start with Brighton blue cheese, fig, radicchio, and chicory salad with hazelnut dressing, or smoked mackerel mousse with horseradish crème fraiche and focaccia thins. Mains on the Minerva menu include slow-cooked shoulder of pork with mustard sauce, and Sussex beetroot tatin with goats’ cheese. Lighter options include a Mediterranean meze sharing platter, quiche of the day and a British cheese board.

Desserts at The Minerva Bar & Grill also feature local produce and include Sussex summer berry mess and steamed vanilla sponge with sticky bourbon sauce. Local beers and an extensive drinks list including English sparkling wine are also available.

Open to theatregoers and the general public alike, The Minerva at Chichester Festival Theatre is a short walk from the city centre and a 7-minute drive from Chichester Train Station.

Brasserie & Minerva Restaurants at Chichester Festival Theatre

Oaklands Park, Chichester, PO19 6AP

Contact +44 1243782219
Reservations +44 1243273834

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Customer reviews for Brasserie & Minerva Restaurants at Chichester Festival Theatre

4.0 ((((* (based on 1358 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((* 23 May 2017 by Brian Roffey from Reading

    Excellent food, excellent friendly service.

  • ((((( 23 May 2017 by Peter Youngs from Portsmouth

    Very goodk

  • ((((( 23 May 2017 by Michael Young from Petersfield

    Excellent pre theatre experience

  • (((** 22 May 2017 by Joan Rigden from Chichester

    Friendly staff - quick service leaving plenty of time to get to performance. Very convenientl for pre-theatre meal, main meal - seabream was just OK, our party had x 3 seabream and one lamb which apparently lacked flavour. Deserts were much better. I can appreciate the limitations of feeding a lot of people under pressure of getting everyone out before the performance and therefore did not expect much from the meal. However I think the price should reflect the quality of the food. Would use again for another theatre visit but not for any other reason. I would recommend prior to theatre visit but otherwise not (just to clarify my response underneath).

  • ((*** 22 May 2017 by Max Lightwood from London

    We didn't think a lot of it, frankly. Staff friendly but seemed to have forgotten our order. Long wait & Hurried meal as a result. One of our choices was pretty ordinary. Wine uninspiring

  • ((*** 22 May 2017 by anonymous from Woking

    The menu was rather limited and was full of dishes with ginger. We were not inspired by the choices available. The service was efficient but abrupt and impersonal. It was our worst experience of dining here.

  • (**** 22 May 2017 by Robert Beard from Chichester

    Bream was overlooked and very dry
    Lemon posset was spoiled by jam, sorbet and bought meringue

  • ((*** 22 May 2017 by Susan Chapman from Chichester

    Too expensive

  • ((((( 22 May 2017 by Barbara Stuart from Penarth

    Welcoming restaurant, good menu and well-cooked food.

  • ((((( 22 May 2017 by Teresa Chalwin from Salisbury


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