Brasserie & Minerva Restaurants at Chichester Festival Theatre

(3383 Reviews)
Oaklands Park, Chichester, South East England, 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 3383 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (198)
  • al fresco (46)
  • breakfast (27)
  • business (74)
  • child friendly (79)
  • dinner (2241)
  • entertainment (169)
  • large parties (156)
  • lunch (1107)
  • luxury (82)
  • private dining (302)
  • romantic (61)
  • trendy (94)
  • value (539)
  • views (377)
  • By Stephen S from Nr. Rugby
    15 February 2020

    Feathered blade beef was excellent. Sea bass was good but the whole meal a little too small for a healthy appetite.

  • By Sarah S from Littlehampton
    15 February 2020

    Great food & service as always

  • By David M from Chichester
    14 February 2020

    Early evening snack, all very quiet. Excellent meal economic.

  • By Duncan N from Faygate
    11 February 2020

    Most things pleased. Excellent speedy service,good main courses and pud and my wife relished her Goats Cheese starter. I found my duck pate disappointing: a ?recently unfrozen block with little flavour and tough texture - though the chicory was excellent. A softer texture and more flavour would haveimpzoved matters,

  • By Clare S from Ropley, Alresford, Hampshire
    7 February 2020

    Excellent food, service and ambience - perfect pre-theatre dining.

  • By Martin H from Worthing
    7 February 2020

    Friendly staff. Accomodating for gluten free meal. Good ambience.

  • By Angela P from Hindhead
    1 February 2020

    We enjoyed our meal, although it was rather noisy. Fortunately we had a table at the side of the restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our main course (sea bass), but were disappointed in the choice of desserts. There was nothing 'fruity' in the choice .. and we had already got vouchers for ice creams in the interval.

  • By Helen S from Andover
    1 February 2020

    Thank you once again for a lovely pre-theatre meal with excellent service, although it's very busy we did not feel rushed to finish quickly so able to enjoy our meal at a relaxed pace before the show.

  • By Kay L from Romsey
    31 January 2020

    Excellent food, excellent & efficient service, friendly yet professional atmosphere.

  • By Rowena S from Fareham
    31 January 2020


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Brasserie & Minerva Restaurants at Chichester Festival Theatre
Oaklands Park, Chichester, South East England, PO19 6AP

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