I used to do breakfast at Lakes Traditional English Cafe.
But they have sold and the shop is being refurbished. Stuck for choice, I eventually ended up in the other end of town, at Charlie Harpers.
I didn’t feel like a traditional breakfast and decided on the Black Pudding Hash. Something I will do again as it was that good. They also offer Rooibos.
The Thai Festival in Chichester will take place on the weekend 25th and 26th June.
It will be held at Oaklands Park next to the University and Festival Theatre.
With some of the best Thai food you will find in the UK.
Traditional Thai massage
Entertainment including Thai dancing, live music and a jumping castle for the kids.
No, it is not homemade. Nor was it cooked the way Mum would have done it.
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.
I ordered the sirloin steak and a side salad chop with dressed tarragon and white Sussex crab as a starter.
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
Despite the quaint and quirky streets Chichester, has it’s fair share of coffee chains, big name department stores and the pre-packaged culture. Like everywhere one has to look for home-cooked, good service and good value.
Apple crumble drowned in fresh cream at the Coal Exchange in Emsworth.
Lunch time special two courses for ten ponds.
Ham, egg & chips at the Dolphin in Little Hampton for six pound ninety five.
You will find Buskers in most cities, on most days. Chichester is no different. There are some incredibly talented musicians playing to the crowds that drift slowly by.
Occasionally stopping to listen. A timeless story. One with many endings. But always a common thread.
And sometimes even despite the rain.
Both the bus depot and railway station are conveniently situated at the bottom of South Road. From where it is a short uphill walk to Chichesters Market Cross and the city centre.
Offering one the opportunity to sit and relax whilst deciding whether to explore the shops, cafes and restaurants on North, East or West Roads.
It couldn’t be simpler.