The best comes last

No, it is not homemade. Nor was it cooked the way Mum would have done it.

Best rice pudding in Chichester

But it is definitely a rice pudding one wants to go back to, for more of.  It can be found it at the Minerva Bar & Grill served chilled, with fresh raspberries as well as a coulis and polenta tuile.

The restaurant is on the first floor above the Brasserie at the Minerva Theatre which opens for pre-show dining. So it calls for an early start and a reservation is advisable.

Good steak Chichester

I ordered the sirloin steak and a side salad chop with dressed tarragon and white Sussex crab as a starter.

Pre-show dinner Chichester Festival Theatre

The food was unpretentious, the restaurant relaxed and informal and I thoroughly enjoyed one of the best prepared and tastiest meals I have had in the UK

Pre theatre dining Chichester

 

Hand-pressed burgers

When I stopped to see if there was a web site or opening times on The Pass food truck, a vehicle drew up, to advise me that there are no better burgers in Chichester.

Best burgers in Chichester

I suspect he was hoping I was there to open up. But no luck so far, I suspect that they only open for lunch.

Gourmet burgers in Chichester

Breakfast

If you appreciate fresh eggs, with your full English, Crispins in East St serve a good breakfast.

Best English breakfast in Chichester Harbour

There are two if not three different rooms giving one the choice of finding a table in a quiet corner.

Comfortably informal, it is an independent family run cafe serving fresh home-cooked meals and one of the best traditional English breakfasts in the Chichester Harbour area.

Best full English breakfast in Chichester

Well cooked, well presented and if you choose the big breakfast you won’t be disappointed. Unpretentious, down to earth, often a very busy cafe serving good food and the sort of service which keeps one going back for more.

Karate

The Chichester tsuyoi karate club is based at Swanfield Community Centre offering  both a junior and senior class.  They teach traditional japanese karate  which is based on kyokushinkai…full contact karate.  
Students are taught in a disciplined and friendly atmosphere. 

Chichester Farmers Market

Looking for an artisan feta some years ago, I splashed out on a some goats cheese at a local market. But quickly lost interest as it had a distinctly unpleasant taste and have avoided the stuff ever since.

Up until I stopped at the Nut Knowle Farm stall at the Chichesters Farmers Market where I was very pleasantly surprised after sampling the different cheeses on offer. I also discovered that rather than being a goats cheese, feta was originally made from sheeps milk.

They range from a soft and mild roll, through to mature, mould encrusted varieties that pack a punch. As well as a full range of herbed and different flavoured cheeses in between.

The Farmers market operates the first and third Friday of the month and is well worth browsing around.

 

Bumbles

Found a new  cafe and coffee shop at the bottom of South St. They actually opened early in March but then, things got complicated.

Good coffee in Chichester, West Sussex, the South Coas

It’s a family run cafe serving good coffee,

Good cappuccinos in Chichester, West Sussex

an all day breakfast and a light lunch menu.

Homemade food in Chichester, West Sussex

All homemade with that little bit extra. The fish pie was great and I would have liked to try the ginger sponge. But having started with the soup of the day I will wait for the next time.

The best homemade soup in Chichester, the south coast

If I remember it was courgette and something else I will have to ask about when I go back for the pudding.

Fly fishing

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Fly fishing is something the whole family can get involved with. Get started with a free store-based course at Chichesters Orvis retail store in South St.

Fly fishing courses Chichester

Learn fly-fishing basics. Perfect for beginners of all ages, includes free lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. They also provide advice on local fishing, who to speak to and where to find.

Fly fishing rods and tackle Chichester