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“5 star dining”
Review of The Richmond Arms

The Richmond Arms
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Country Pub, Restaurant, B& B in an idyllic Sussex rural village at the foot of the South Downs,5 Min's from Chichester. Locals bar and country kitchen serving locally sourced meats, seafood, game and vegetables in an innovative manner.Roasts on our "Rotisserie" and meats/seafood grilled over Charcoal. Classic bar snacks re-invented, regularly changing local microbreweries beers,home made hedgerow "eaux de vie" and large list of wines by the glass.... expressive of their origins and "terroir". ...
Arundel, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“5 star dining”
Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

Have been meaning to leave a glowing review of this fantastic restaurant for some time. I went with my fiancé for a weekend lunch to check out the quirky bar snacks before booking for an evening meal. The bar snacks were amazing, great presentation and some very original ideas. The full dining experience we had a month or so later was even more phenomenal. Without a doubt the best dessert I have ever eaten. Great ambience and decor to match a superb menu. Parking can be a problem but when a place is as excellent as this it is only to be expected that everyone wants to go! Can be on the higher end of a budget but you pay for superb quality. Am looking forward to going again.

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Hampton, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Always interesting food.”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

This is my favourite local restaurant. Very friendly pub with first class innovative food. The chef is always coming up with great ideas. We have been regulars for over 2 years. You can dine in the bar area or in the designated dining area. Menu changes with seasonal food, but there are always
favourites that remain on the menu.

  • Visited February 2014
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hidden treasure in the Sussex countryside”
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Was tempted to keep this little gem a secret. What a find!

Pub has sympathetically been made over without looking contrived like some gastro pubs tend to. Not a whiff of pretension to this place! Still got bags of charm with a choice of dining area - the more formal restaurant and the laid back old skittle alley - the latter being a great place to grab a pizza from the fantastic retro pizza van in the forecourt with it's own wood-burning oven which I believe operates Fri and Sat. We'll be back with the kids for sure for some pizza action.

Pleased to see locals having a drink at the bar in the main restaurant area. Hate when local pubs go so 'upmarket' they force out the locals. If I lived in West Ashling I'd certainly drop in.

We ate in the main dining room and the food was exquisite. Really well thought out, creative dishes. The ox cheek my husband had was one of the best dishes I've ever tasted. Tonnes of flavour. The only criticism would be that my creme brulee was perhaps trying a little too hard on the presentation although all the flavours were there. That said the overal the meal was one of the best I've had since moving to the county and certainly in my top ten ever.

The wine list was comprehensive. We decided to stick to the cheaper end of the list and weren't disappointed

Service was attentive and friendly but not intrusive. And the unexpected floor show of Darth Vadar and his Stormtroopers turning up an added delight.....they were actually a rather well behaved stag do stopping for a swift pint!

We'll definitely be back.

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank StrawberryHillMummy
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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“West Ashlings Treasure”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

If you want a culinary delight then this is the place for you. A small but beautiful restaurant nestling in the delightful village of West Ashling. It is tastfully decorated & the food is amazing. A small but always changing menu you will not fail to find a dish to suit. This is a top class restaurant which we are lucky to have found. Prices are not to bad either. Well worth a visit.

Visited March 2013
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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“Booked at last minute the Saturday evening before Christmas, excellent food on lovely surroundings”
Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

Somehow have not managed to eat here before now but would definitely return. Delicious food, really good service in lovely surroundings and excellent staff. Highly recommended

  • Visited December 2013
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