Brasserie & Minerva Restaurants at Chichester Festival Theatre

(3331 Reviews)
Oaklands Park, Chichester, W Sussex, PO19 6AP
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Main course: £15
Food spend: £26

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 17:30 - 19:30
Saturday: 12:30 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 19:30.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Brasserie & Minerva Restaurants at Chichester Festival Theatre
(based on 3331 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (197)
  • al fresco (46)
  • breakfast (27)
  • business (74)
  • child friendly (79)
  • dinner (2203)
  • entertainment (167)
  • large parties (154)
  • lunch (1099)
  • luxury (81)
  • private dining (293)
  • romantic (61)
  • trendy (92)
  • value (530)
  • views (374)
  • By Mrs W W from Petersfield
    15 January 2020

    Very open and airy feel. Friendly, helpful staff. Three courses, I enjoyed the beef, it was so tender. Only disappointment was the service charge is included and we prefer to add our own. Look at menu before if considering taking children, limited choice.

  • By Janet H from Petworth
    15 January 2020

    Excellent food and lovely young people serving us. We really enjoyed the whole experience.

  • By Sheena C from Worthing
    15 January 2020

    Lovely place to have a meal pre theatre. Varied menu and good service

  • By Anne M from Chichester
    11 January 2020

    Convenient and good choice of food. Quite a noisy restaurant though, bit like a canteen.

  • By Christopher C from Bognor Regis
    10 January 2020

    Very good service, lovely food with distinct flavours. An excellent selection of Gins.

  • By David P from Chichester
    8 January 2020

    Good food and service, very convenient for the theatre

  • By Linda S from Portsmouth
    8 January 2020

    We had a lovely meal. The staff were very attentive, welcoming and efficient. The food arrived quickly and was delicious. the meal was steady;y paced to get us to the theatre on time but it never felt rushed.

  • By Marie N from Sandown, Isle of Wight
    8 January 2020

    Food fine, service excellent, but noise level very high so will avoid this restaurant in future.

  • By Barrie P from Worthing
    4 January 2020

    We enjoyed lunch in the Brasserie very much on Saturday. It was a very pleasant occasion prior to seeing the show in the Theatre.

  • By Laurence H from storringtom
    4 January 2020

    a good meal with friendly good service. Slightly spoil by loud background music

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Brasserie & Minerva Restaurants at Chichester Festival Theatre
Oaklands Park, Chichester, W Sussex, PO19 6AP

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