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The Minerva Brasserie

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Wellington Rd | Oaklands Park, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester PO19 6AP, England
+44 1243 782219
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09:00 - 18:00
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146 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sadly a big disappointment for all our party of 5. An attempt at 'gastro' food fails on portions and quality. The menu is advertised for 2/3 course meals with limited choice. On asking, separate courses can be ordered, although the cheese has a £2.50 supplement (why?). In fact the pre selected cheeses had obviously just come out of the fridge....a... More 

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1 Thank Tony M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our first visit to this restaurant. The menu was a set 2 or 3 course, no a la carte menu on show, so we picked 4 main courses and 4 deserts. Given the limited choices we picked 2 salmon, 1 beef and 1 chicken. All came very quickly, we were surprised to be asked if we wanted to order our... More 

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2 Thank fluffyduck51
Chichester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Actually far better than just grub. Very decent offering at a reasonable price. Great advantage of not having to rush your meal to get to the performance on time. Also if you don't polish of the wine whilst eating you can hold some back for the interval

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Thank LondonJmc
Ryan G, General Manager at The Minerva Brasserie, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the offering. We pride ourselves in the little touches to make our customers visit as seamless as possible. Thanks for the feedback. Hope to see you back soon. Ryan More 

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145 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Booked for a pre-show meal. The staff were pleasant and efficient. The food was fine but no outstanding, but it wasn't overpriced, so you get what you pay for.

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Thank Dawn J
Ryan G, General Manager at The Minerva Brasserie, responded to this review

Hi Dawn Thanks for the 4**** Review. Glad you like it. See you soon. All the best. Ryan More 

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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The first time we have visited. Firstly the good things - staff pleasant and friendly, nice fresh and welcoming decor and nice little table. The menu is limited but the food came very quickly and tasted good. I would have preferred it a little hotter but it was better than it having been microwaved and then have to spend 10... More 

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Thank Derrell L
Ryan G, General Manager at The Minerva Brasserie, responded to this review

Dear Derrell L Thanks for you review glad you enjoyed the wine and food. I will be using your review in the next briefing of the staff to show the importance of following up. We have had a few new staff and it seems on this occasion some of the training has slipped through the net. Thanks for bringing this... More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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407 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

For pre Theatre dining this is great as yards from the Theatre foyer. It is a well oiled machine. Staff efficient and dishes served promptly. Nicely decorated and furnished, it has a quirky upmarket feel but the prices and clientele pitch it in the middle of the market. Value for money and smart casual. Expect to pay about £21 for... More 

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Thank Christine B
Ryan G, General Manager at The Minerva Brasserie, responded to this review

Hi I love your review Thank you. "well oiled machine" "efficient" "quirky upmarket fee" "Value for money" It nice for the team to be appreciated as they work really hard. Ryan More 

Camberley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Have eaten several times here prior to a matinee for a light lunch. The Grazing Board sharing dish for starters is our favourite. All mains good - have tried them all between my wife and I. Reasonably priced and some interesting bottles of beer. Sometimes staff

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Thank WHIZZO666
Ryan G, General Manager at The Minerva Brasserie, responded to this review

Dear WHIZZO666 Glad you enjoyed the Bar and Grill Upstairs. We are proud to serve Hepworth beer from West Sussex. If its Local and great we try to incorporate it. Perhaps try the Beal's Farm Sharing board next from another local farmer. All the Best Ryan More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

On our latest visit to the Theatre, we made our first visit to the Minerva Brasserie, and were very impressed. The menu was fairly small, but difficult to choose from, the food (when a choice was eventually decided upon) was delicious and very promptly served by friendly and efficient staff. There seemed to be a lot of staff, but they... More 

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Thank RanneyP
Ryan G, General Manager at The Minerva Brasserie, responded to this review

Dear RanneyP Thank you for taking the time to pop a review on Trip Advisor. Please to be described as 'friendly and efficient' The reason we are so efficient is due to having to serve up to 200 guests in approx 90 minutes. one person will serve your section. We have a team of drinks runner, Food Runner, Table Clearer,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The Brasserie is obviously convenient for that theatre goers so food is simple and service is fast, sometimes a little too fast! On my most recent visit, the winter salad was simple beyond belief (undressed salad leaves with some ham and cheese - really!) and the pork belly was an under cooked fatty mess. Interestingly when I complained about the... More 

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1 Thank vtt1961
Ryan G, General Manager at The Minerva Brasserie, responded to this review

Dear vtt1961 I am am so pleased you companions enjoyed the meal. The plaice and salmon terrine were equally popular. Yes there are lots of other restaurant in Chichester and we enjoy having such diversity in the marketplace. Best Wishes Ryan More 

East Preston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We went to Chichester on Friday to see Stepping Out and had a pre-theatre meal in the Minerva Bar and Grill. When I booked online I specified that I am on a low salt diet, and was impressed when the server mentioned this on our arrival at the table. My steak and chips were nicely cooked and my wife's fish... More 

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Thank WestSussex25
Ryan G, General Manager at The Minerva Brasserie, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed the Bar & Grill. It has been really popular this year since the referb and with the new menu. Hope to see you back with us soon. Best Wishes Ryan More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$30
Cuisine
British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wellington Rd | Oaklands Park, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester PO19 6AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 782219

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?