7 of the best restaurants in Chichester

Purchases Restaurant in Chichester in 2018

Purchases Restaurant in Chichester in 2018 - Credit: Herry Lawford/Flickr

The picturesque cathedral city of Chichester is home to a number of fantastic places to eat

From lovely pubs and British grub to Italian and Indian, Chichester is home to a range of great restaurants. Here we round up just some of the best…

The Crate & Apple

14 Westgate, Chichester PO19 3EU

Reopening on 10th May

Tastefully decorated with lots of wood, leather and creamy neutrals, The Crate & Apple is one of the finest pubs in the city. The evening dinner menu features cod loin wrapped in parma ham, beef burger and ham, egg and chips.

The Pass Street Food

Cafe: The Pass, 26 Deanery Farm Lane, Southgate PO19 1ES

Truck: Rutland Way, Chichester Bypass, Chichester PO19 4RT

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Not a restaurant as such, but it'd be wrong to not include this Cafe, set in two locations delivering double the taste to Chicester. The Pass Street Food Cafe serves hand-pressed burgers and monthly gourmet delights, such as chicken quesadillas. Moroccan spiced lamb, escalope of veal and seared yellowfin tuna.

Reina Kitchen

11-12 Market Rd, Chichester PO19 1JW

Consistently rated one of the best places to eat in Chichester, Reina Kitchen Meze & Bar specialises in Turkish cuisine, using fresh local produce alongside traditional Turkish herbs and spices. The menu is extensive and features seafood, kebabs and a number of house specials.

Thyme & Chillies

Birdham Road, Chichester, PO20 7EH or 149 St. Pancras, Chichester, PO19 7SH

If you fancy some Indian food, then Thyme & Chillies really is a must-visit. Offering lunch and dinner, the à la carte menu includes a number of lamb delicacies, chicken options and vegetable sides.


North St, Chichester PO19 1LX

Offering a pre-theatre menu, this delightful restaurant in North Street is a perfect stop before heading to see a show. The main menu includes scallops and crab ravioli to start with mains ranging from Beef Wellington to chalk-stream trout.

Cider House Kitchen

Crouchers Orchards, Birdham Rd, Chichester PO20 7EH

This restaurant at Crouchers Orchards offers up a casual menu with pizza, pasta and more in a relaxed environment. A selection of Italian wine and beer is also on offer.

Lemongrass Thai Restaurant

5-6 St Pancras, Chichester PO19 7SJ

The clue is in the name here, so if you're in the market for some Thai food, then drop into Lemongrass. With branches in Rustington, Petersfield and Horsham as well, they clearly do what they do very well. The only negative is trying to make a choice from the extensive, mouth-watering menu.


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