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Woodies Wine Bar & Brasserie

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10-13 St. Pancras, Chichester PO19 7SJ, England
+44 1243 779895
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very disappointed with our Christmas meal last night. Booked a table for 8 friends @ 8 o'clock. Table wasn't ready, only 6 chairs no crackers. Sit down and wait, drinks came, but starters didn't,.... Table beside us who sat down after us got theirs first! When we brought this to the waiters attention we got a free round of drinks... More 

Thank Carley M
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Positives Used to be our favourite treat Parking at rear Negatives Lost its soul Expensive used to offer free wine with 2 course Not woodies Web is out of date Nothing vegan and only 1 veg dish Unprofessional staff heard 7 F words in 10 mins All the class and soul has gone Nothing unique or sexy within menu

1 Thank Graham S
Chichester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location at the south end of Chichester. Fabulous and very filling food, expertly cooked with a fine choice of starters, mains and puddings. If you go for lunch ... you don't need to start with breakfast at home!

Thank JackChrisF
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129 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We ate in a Friday evening. The place wasn't busy but the menu read well. Firstly the wine list was limited and certainly over priced with a Chilean Savignon Blanc at£20 per bottle. The menu would be fairly priced if the quality matched the description. We had the seabass with risotto with the risotto having a strange sandy texture. The... More 

Thank Kevin F
Chichester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

To be honest Woodies looks fairly uninteresting from the outside nestling where it does right on a busy road. But once inside things start to change, it is a bit of a Tardis space wise and plenty of choice re seating. The menu looks pretty good and it delivers on that when you start to eat. Excellent food, reasonable price... More 

Thank Howard O
Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food today was really well cooked and well presented. Initial ordering was a bit slow but may have been because we were a large group.

Thank Susan T
Chichester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Returned to Woodies following the change of hands, having heard the chef was still there. Definitely no longer like the Woodies of old, which was our favourite restaurant. Lacking in atmosphere, generally indifferent waiters, average food & limited menu (probably due to insufficient kitchen staff), waiters kept going in & out of the door, creating a cold draught where we... More 

1 Thank Shelley S
West Sussex
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277 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had an excellent lunch with friends in this restaurant. The price for lunch before 2pm was good value with two courses plus sides and a drink for £14. The portion sizes were large and the food healthy and flavoursome. The waiter was very attentive and helped to make the experience enjoyable. Unfortunately the restaurant was empty, possibly because it... More 

Thank CarolWestSussex
Chichester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I went to Woodies with a friend having not been for nearly a year. Sadly since it has changed hands it just wasn't as good. It was very quiet, we were sat by the door to the rear car park which seemed to have staff going good in and out constantly. The food was ok but my partners steak was... More 

Thank Bev D
Felpham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I had a table booked at woodies, for 4 people at 8pm. I'd been looking forward to this all day as I had not been to woodies for YEARS and back then.... I was never been disappointed, so it was a sure thing - so I thought. Upon arrival, I noticed only 2 waiters working on a Saturday night ...... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
European, British, Wine Bar, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10-13 St. Pancras, Chichester PO19 7SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 779895
Welcome to Woodies
Bar & Brasserie

Woodies Bar and Brasserie is independently owned by Matt & Shane Beaton and has now been successfully running for 43 years.
Woodies is a sophisticated and inviting bar and brasserie, and has been a favourite in Chichester for many years. The brasserie is renowned for its fresh, locally sourced ingredients, great wines and tasty cocktails as well as it’s warm and friendly service and relaxed atmosphere. The food style is a mixture of traditional English with a modern European twist and its clean and exciting flavours are a real indulgence.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?