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Passionately run restaurant with exposed brick, wooden beams and a rustic feel. Boldly flavoured dishes are generously proportioned. Cooking is classic...
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Close to Goodwood and ideal for all events - Festival of Speed, Revival, Qatar Goodwood Festive (Glorious Goodwood) The finest food set in charming relaxed surroundings, cooked by award winning Chef Viv. Out of City with plenty of parking.The owners strive to give each guest an unforgettable experience.
PRICE RANGE
£30 - £49
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
European, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Saturday evening with friends who had not previously experienced the delights of Cassons and we enjoyed a fantastic evening. The menu was varied without being “too busy” and with just the right amount of options to keep everyone happy. All of the...dishes were delicious, well presented and served by the very pleasant team who were attentive without being intrusive. All in all it as another fantastic experienceMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fantastic Scottish night meal All the courses had many great tastes and mouthwatering experiences This was the first time visiting the restaurant and will definitely return

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 December 2023

Really impressed with service and excellent food. Chef came out to talk with patrons once service was finished. Booked for the new year's eve offering already!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

Just returned from our first visit to Cassons for Sunday lunch. We experienced a very warm welcome, and the excellent service continued throughout our visit. All three courses were wonderful, lovely presentation and delicious. We found it very difficult to find fault with our visit...and will definitely return. Many thanks Phil and JaneMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

Can not recommend enough. The service was welcoming and helpful, the surroundings were cosy and relaxed, and the food was amazing! Looked lovely on the plate, as good as any Michelin starred restaurant and tasted fantastic, but was also so interesting to eat as wonderful...mixtures and flavours. It's much more of a food experience than just dinner. To top that, it was very reasonably priced and great wine. Can not wait to go again. Lovely chef and front of house team. Thank youMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 December 2023 via mobile

Fabulous food especially the peach mousse which was in a chocolate shell resembling a peach. Lovely friendly staff. Had a nice chat with Cass. Prettily decorated for Christmas. Great to go to an all ndependent restaurant with fine dining cuisine. We will be bac.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2023

The finest ingredient s cooked to perfection Better than a 2 Michelin star restaurant I have been to recently

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 December 2023

Amazing little restuarant, food was so good, the staff and owners were lovely, couldn’t do enough for you. A real treat, Michelin star food, great value for money. I had some wonderful gluten free rolls during dinner so I asked where they got them from...and the chef (Owner) kindly gifted me some as an early Christmas gift. I was so surprised, very grateful and thought how kind that was. Honestly a must try, you won’t regret it. Thanks again Cassons, can’t wait to return!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2023 via mobile

I was really looking forward to my trip to Cassons with my husband but was very disappointed. The restaurant was very cold and no fires were lit. The scollops were well cooked but were overwhelmed by the ginger slices. The duck was well cooked too...but there was a lot of celeriac, very strong pickles and the whole dish was cold. The person next to us sent it back because of the low temperature. The pudding I had was sticky toffee pudding which was delicious but did not need the very strong flavoured ice cream. The bill arrived and I was very embarrassed when the owner pointed out very loudly the tip was not enough. I would not return in a hurry.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

Delicious food, great service, an interesting choice of dishes and a wine list that complements them. This is a place that is serious about food and wine and creates a relaxed and comfortable place to enjoy them. Very reasonable set menu prices for food and...wine of this quality. Thank you for a great eveningMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2023

Our second time here - a wonderful experience, with truly excellent food and hospitality. We very much look forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023

The restaurant is run by a family. The wife the chef and husband front of house. Extremely nice people and also their staff. We had halibut which was superb and the deserts to follow were delicious. Would highly recommend this place. Kay Buer

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023

This was right up there with the best meals I've eaten anywhere. It was a 60th birthday treat from my partner, and every aspect of food and service was impeccable, from the welcome from the owner (a fount of fascinating stories about the history of...the building and the locality) to the efficient, friendly service from the two staff who took care of us throughout our meal. We enjoyed the way in which the menus were left with us , rather than being whipped away in the usual fashion, to allow us to really experience every flavour and ingredient of each of the courses to the full. It's the mark of superlative cooking when you find yourself savouring each mouthful, recognising as one ingredient after the next comes through, and marvelling at the sheer technical perfection of everything.We both had a starter of Selsey crab, beautifully proportioned and balanced with lime, followed by the most wonderful pork cheek for me and halibut with a salmon veloute for my partner. It would have been nice to have been able to choose properly from the extensive wine list, but as I was being chauffered, I stuck to a glass of excellent house Rioja. We finished with a shared quartet of various small puddings - all excellent, again.For the quality of the food, this is an outstanding location at a very reasonable price. Thank you again. Unreservedly, loudly, emphatically recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous. The food, service and hospitality reminds us of how great restaurants can be when they have proprietary owners. We will return, and soon.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 September 2023

For my birthday, my partner sent me a list of well reviewed restaurants in and around Hampshire to choose from. After perusing through all the menus, we decided on Cassons for its elegant and well thought out offering (and it's HUGE wine list). To be...able to enjoy the night to it's fullest we decided to make our way to the restaurant from Southsea via train and bus, which was quick and easy enough and made it a fun day out. After wandering around some of our favourite pubs in Chichister we arrived at the nearest bus stop (about 5 mins walk from the restaurant), where you then walk along a bit of the A27 feeling a little concerned about the potential noise from the busy road. However, the second we walked in to the restaurant we were greeted by the lovely front of house and all my thoughts of the outside world melted away. The place was warmly lit, welcoming, unassuming and packed full of chatter and the clinking of forks of people enjoying their delicious looking meals. They took us to our table, sat down and were very quickly offered a delicious sounding amuse-bouche, followed by some beautiful, freshly baked bread buns with 2 types of butter. We ordered a bottle of wine. The atmosphere by this point was infectiously merry with large and small groups, couples, laughing, chatting, drinking, making delicious noises at their empty plates. Delightful. My partner ordered the scallops followed by the Hallibut. I ordered the Quail and the Iberian Pork. Now, I could write an entire review about how fantastic all the food was, but instead I'm just going to tell you to go and order the damn pork. I hope the staff got to see our faces as we each took a bite. We both melted like an Irish butter on warm bread and we have not stopped talking about it 5 days later. We'll be coming back for the pork and to try the rest of the menu.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Yes we have space for about 20 cars in our own car park.
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Hi If your question is regarding Christmas Day we are not open. Due to Covid we decided not to offer a Christmas Party menu - no parties! What we did decide was to give a seasonal twist to our a la carte menu. The December... More
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We are more than happy to prepare, I am assuming a totally vegan option individually for you if you inform us in advance.
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