Confucius Chinese Restaurant

4
63 reviews
£26 to £40
Chinese
Confucius Chinese started as Chichester's most famous Chinese, renowned for its local touch and personal service. Since then, nothing much has changed, the same people still work here and we still use our secret recipes to create classic dishes.Gordon and Yvonne Lee are the owners and you'll probably get to meet them at the restaurant. We're a family run restaurant with a twist in modern British Chinese cuisine. We live in Chichester and know the area very well.

Experiences

  • Mid Autumn Festival

    £5.00 per personPrepaid

    Sep 21, 2021 only

    Tuesday 21st September 2021 is Mid Autumn Festival also known as Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, is a traditional festival celebrated by many East and Southeast Asian. The second most important holiday after Chinese new year. This a reservation fee only, full price payment will be required and the booking fee deducted upon billing.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 63 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.0based on recent ratings
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4.0
service
3.6
ambience
3.9
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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mvf906
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, excellent food and very friendly family staff

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TanyaG
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time here. Wonderful, helpful staff... food was simply divine.. and good, safe COVID safety.
Can't wait to go back x

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PeterW
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very good service and excellent food. Good value and carefully managed restaurant.

MJ
MeganJ
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and lovely staff. We felt very welcomed and looked after. Without a doubt the best Chinese I’ve had in a very long time and my partner agreed. The sweet and sour chicken was a personal highlight!

Shame we live so far away!

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JessicaC
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food with good service, also felt very safe with Covid measures in place. Very reasonably priced.

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Shhh
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The food was excellent but the restaurant was a bit grubby and could do with a good clean and makeover and the tables were still very packed in which was a bit uncomfortable Covid protection wise

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mvf906
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

not eaten here for many years but due to our local chinese restaurant turning into a takeout only, we thought we'd go a bit further to Confucius.
Decor, I think, is the same as it was when it opened in the 80's, so a little tired but in a good way as it took me back in time.
The food/service was great and we will return !

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RachelJ
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice food and friendly staff. Would definitely like to go again.

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Deliciousdiner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a warm welcome from Gordon and his wife. Well spaced tables and quick service with many smiles. Delicious King Prawns, Chicken Satay, Duck with Plum sauce and Yeung Chow fried rice. Looking forward to our next visit!

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vinylvixen
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Confucius say - I wouldn't recommend. The food was - not good. It was either the chef's day off or the reviews we read were for another restaurant. I don't normally have to leave negative feedback but some of the dishes were awful + I sent them back. There was an attempt to improve one of the dishes by recooking it but the result was the same. Like I say, maybe we went on an off day.

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Slurpysi
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good value and nice atmosphere. Food good and the service is very attentive

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Deliciousdiner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with a smile, food delicious and quickly served piping hot. So sad this is our first meal since before Christmas but looking forward to going again with a friend next month.

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Slimmer
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our second visit to this nice restaurant tucked away in a quiet corner in the centre of the city. We will definitely pay another visit on our next trip.

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience2

Table of 6 for 50th birthday soup tasteless had to leave was removed from bill, all other dishes very gloopy not the quality of other restaurants

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SusanK
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good meal as always and extra good value due to Rishi Sunak’s offer.
Sadly table of loud Eastern European’s made it difficult for us to hold our own conversation. Waitress very nervous with gloves and two face masks. Still very good evening.

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NicolaB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food here is very good and elevated from other Chinese restaurants with scallops, cod and fillet steak all available on the menu. The restaurant was a little busy and seemed understaffed as we had to wait 5-10 minutes for our bill after requesting it. Whilst the food was very good, we ate here as part of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme which made it considerably better value than it would have otherwise been (£47 full price for two people to have 1 starter, two main dishes and one beer).

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ArchieC
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great and the service pretty good. There were 3 of us and we wanted Menu CC which required 4 people or more. They said we could have it if we paid for 3.5 people. We declined and took menu ‘BB instead which was for a minimum of 3 people. Overall it was good and quick.

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DavidE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

First time visit prompted by the government dine out to help out scheme. Food was good but the restaurant was dirty. Dust everywhere, plates were dirty and had to be sent back - pretty shocking to be honest.

Being in the middle of a pandemic where hygiene is top of the list opening up after lockdown without bothering to clean the restaurant is sloppy at best and negligent at worst.

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TonyP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We had to return one main dish as was cold. We were given hot plates when we ordered the food so when the food came they were cold. We were given flannels for after the duck which were cold.
Drying up cutlery and putting away in the middle of the restaurant is not really what are you expect to see or hear on a night out. A few tweaks need to be made to improve the customer service of this restaurant and a smarter dress would impress.

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SusanK
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sadly there were no other diners until later on. More fool them!
Everything was of the normal expected high standard.
Very enjoyable indeed.

LB
LynneB
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food delicious. Strick COVID19 safety.
Would certainly go again.

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AndrewT
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent restaurant with great quality food - the best for many miles!

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Karengarry
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here a lot both lunch time and evening meals always a lovely place to eat food always very nice

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BeverleyF
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to be able to eat at Confucius again. Food as good as ever.
Good COVID precautions done.

LS
LindaS
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal here very good service & a lovely restaurant would recommend it

MW
MicheleW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food every time. Mr and Mrs Lee are always very welcoming.
We have been eating at this restaurant for more than 10 years.

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SteveH
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food, at a very reasonable price. Good service and a friendly environment.

MC
MarkC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, and very friendly service and reasonably well priced

SB
SueB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Need to book as very busy - was a Friday evening
Lovely food
Lots of takeaways coming from kitchen which is always a good sign
Service friendly
Not expensive

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Grasshopper
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Confucius for many years and would not go to another Chinese restaurant in the area. The quality of the food is consistently excellent and we are always made welcome by the friendly hosts. Very highly recommended

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TimG
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Old fashioned Chinese in a good way. Family run. A couple of big parties meant it was noisy and service not great, but friendly when it came. Could definitely do with a re dec, I’d guess last done 20 years ago.
We will re visit and hopefully it will be a little more ambient. Nice staff though and the food was average, I’ll try different dishes next time. Worth a try but not exceptional by any stretch of the imagination.

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PaulaS
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love this place. The food is gorgeous and it's amazing value for money. My only comment to the restaurant would be that my food is always cold by the time I get 2/3 of the way through because they don't serve the food on hot plates. I'm a regular though and that won't change even if the plates aren't pre heated!!

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ChrisP
London
31 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

You goes there for the food, which is always very good and well cooked; you don’t go there for the ambience or decor. In truth it is very noisy and that’s more often than not the staff shouting to/at each other but, based on the dishes we’ve had, you can’t fault the food.

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MatthewK
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening and the food was amazing.
I would highly recommend Confucius

RS
RaymondS
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food very tasty, unfortunately long delay in getting food , over 1 hr for main course, takeaways seem to take priority. Drinks a tad on the expensive side.

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HelenT
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and very good service, we'd recommend. It was noisy the last time we went but that was due to a large party, nothing to do with the restaurant. Excellent.

DP
DanielP
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant, great food and very friendly staff.

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DENISEC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really delicious food. They made us a dish off the menu. Hot chocolate was fantastic, according to my daughter.

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GaryR
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food was excellent and would happily eat there again, however the decor is tired. we haven't been to this restuarant for some years and it appeared that nothing has changed. could do with a smarten up!

DB
DanB
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Chinese I’ve ever had! Superb.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Confucius Chinese Restaurant using the Order Online button. Confucius Chinese Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Just Eat. Confucius Chinese Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01243 783158.

Confucius Chinese Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.