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Brasserie & Minerva Restaurants at Chichester Festival Theatre

Oaklands Park, Chichester, PO19 6AP +44 1243273834

((((* British
  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:30 - 15:00 & 17:30 - 23:00

Excellent food. Well presented and service very good.
However, the distance between each table was too small. When the waiter was serving at the next table, he/she was almost sitting on ours, making us feel very very easyuncomfortable.

David 14 June 2018
from Coventry

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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
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Customer reviews for Brasserie & Minerva Restaurants at Chichester Festival Theatre

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86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (747)
  • value (387)
  • views (271)
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  • afternoon tea (150)
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  • large parties (107)
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  • child friendly (55)
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  • al fresco (40)
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  • breakfast (21)
  • ((((( 20 June 2018 by Caroline from Haywards Heath

    Excellent service. Fairly reasonable process too.

  • ((((* 20 June 2018 by Jill from Southampton

    Good food and good service

  • ((((( 20 June 2018 by Christopher from Loxwood

    We booked the bar and grill for a pre show meal, the Matradee was friendly and chatted easily with us and the other guests making us feel welcome. The staff were attentive, smiley and made sure our meal ran smoothly without us feeling rushed and relaxed before the show. The decor whilst a bit dated fits the building and was comfortable. The food was excellent, especially the vegetarian sharing board, the duck salad and the sticky toffee pudding was one of the best i have tasted. Whilst average priced it was good value. I have eaten in sever theatre restaurants before but none better.

  • ((((( 19 June 2018 by Jane from Horsham

    We were very impressed with the menu and the amazing dishes promply brought to our table. As vegetarians we often have limited choice - but this experience was great in every way. We will definitely be back. Great service on every level and great chef.

  • ((((( 19 June 2018 by Michael from STEYNING

    We arrived on time and were shown to our table which, despite the number of people who were dining, was spaced far enough away from other tables to give privacy. The young staff immediately ask if we would like a drink and gave us both a menu. This was served quickly and our food ordered. We could not fault the food or the service. This is the perfect restaurant for a pre-theater meal.

  • ((((* 19 June 2018 by Stuart from Guildford

    The food improves with each visit. Three excellent main courses
    Attentive but not intrusive service. The maitre d' has excellent control and good rapport with the clientele

  • ((((( 19 June 2018 by Ronald from PulboroughVery good

    Very good

  • ((((* 19 June 2018 by Penny from Chichester

    Staff were very helpful when 2 members of our group of 6 seemed to be late but did not arrive by not chasing us to put in our food order.

  • (((** 18 June 2018 by Helen from Hampshire

    I always enjoy going to the Brasserie for a pre-theatre dinner. The service is always extremely slick, though last Thursday it lacked a bit of continuity!
    My beef dish was very small indeed, though pleasant.
    I thought the Pimms sorbet was great, though with all the ingredients just shoved in a glass, it didn't feel very special. After a derisory first course and a sorbet, I still felt really hungry after the meal (and I'm not a big eater!

  • ((((( 18 June 2018 by Bridget from Denmead, Hampshire

    Our table was perfect and the lunch dishes we chose were delightful. Duck breast was perfect. The choice was great, particularly as the friend I was entertaining had never been to the theatre venue before.

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