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Brasserie & Minerva Restaurants at Chichester Festival Theatre

Oaklands Park, Chichester, PO19 6AP

((((* British
  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
Main course: £15
Food spend: £26
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 17:30 - 19:30
Saturday: 12:30 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 19:30.

Attractive and varied menu. Attentive and happy staff, and enough of them. Many were students which made conversation interesting. Timing for show attendees was well managed.

Tim 03 December 2018
from Middleton-on-Sea

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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

4.0 ((((* (based on 2681 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • (**** 12 December 2018 by Alan from Chichester Festival Theatre

    Absolutely intolerable deafening noise. The mains came (pasta) and reeked of garlic, so unfortunately sent it back and had the soup instead as a main. The soup was nearly cold. All in all, not a very good 'experience' and most definitely will not be going back. Wouldn't recommend it either. On the plus side, the waiters were very nice. Re the section on 'Restaurant Features' below - 'what do you recommend this restaurant for'. The answer is nothing at all.

  • (**** 12 December 2018 by Susan from Steyning

    The food was disappointing. Cauliflower dish- cauliflower was hard and dish was lukewarm, Fish sharing board was reduced in some ways, Beetroot was slow to appear and difficult to eat, even as a starter the pulled ham was very mini. Other dishes did not appeal to us. We think that the food and service has deteriorated throughout the season, sadly. We hope 2019 will be better.

  • ((*** 12 December 2018 by Diana from Midhurst

    Not a pleasant experience as the service was so slow.

  • ((((( 12 December 2018 by Kim from Chichester

    We had an evening meal before going to the Christmas Concert - Service was very good and we were not rushed.

  • ((((( 11 December 2018 by Geoffrey from Gosport, Hampshire

    Lovely evening and super meal

  • ((((( 11 December 2018 by Barbara from winchester

    As always a pleasant way to start an evening

  • ((((( 11 December 2018 by Elizabeth from Winchester

    Excellent menu with unusual dishes. Well balanced and tasty

  • ((*** 10 December 2018 by Isabel from Lymington

    Chichester is not strong on good restaurants and the Brasserie & Minerva Restaurants at Chichester Festival Theatre do nothing to improve the situation. For a venue with so much potential this is disappointing. The food is very average and the whole ambiance is stuck somewhere in the the late nineties.

  • (**** 10 December 2018 by Alan from Fareham

    This was a very poor experience. The time taken to serve the meal was unacceptable. I reported my feelings to the duty manager. His reply was we have a new menu and there was a large group of 32 to be served. The actual meal for my husband was very poor it had too much garlic and the mushroom was tough.

  • ((((( 10 December 2018 by Derek from Rustington

    Although having only lived here for nearly a year we have already been to the Chichester Festival Theatre many times and on each occasion we have dinner first. We have never had a bad meal with many excellent ones. The seafood sharing board as a starter is one of our particular favourites as are the steak and fish main courses. Service is rapid and very good too. Although it is not cheap it is also not expensive if that makes sense. The whole experience makes for a great evening out at the theatre.

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