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The Ivy Chichester Brasserie, Chichester, West Sussex

The Ivy Chichester Brasserie

4.3
4.3
1204 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Ideally located between the stunning Sussex Coastline and the beautiful South Downs, the Ivy Chichester Brasserie is the perfect spot for anyone taking a break between shopping on the city's bustling high street, or the visitors who flock to see its famous cathedral and art gallery.

The ground floor includes a round bar area while the restaurant's stained-glass windows take their design cues from the history that surrounds this beautiful cathedral city. Lavish furnishings and other eclectic design touches will appeal to theatre-goers here for the acclaimed Chichester Festival. The brasserie's outdoor terrace features comfortable seating, plants and lanterns, so when it's cold outside, you can still dine alfresco.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 201 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 08:30–22:00 Fri 08:30–22:30 Sat 09:00–22:30 Sun 09:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    01243 971500

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Private party facilities

    The Ivy Chichester Brasserie offers a stunning private dining room available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The room accommodates 18 on one long table, as well as standing drinks & canape receptions for up to 30.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: 0000000000

  • Area

    Chichester

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,204 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

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  • West Sussex

    Best Ambience

  • West Sussex

    Brunch

  • West Sussex

    Romance

  • West Sussex

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  • West Sussex

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    We booked this for my birthday, but received no mention of special occasion so why did you ask on the booking form? Service very poor, never been asked if the meal was good or if we wanted anything else, had to send green beans back as undercooked, never asked for extra drinks to go with main course, service was below what you expect in any high street pub, interior design is great but that’s not all if the staff are not attentive unfortunately. We have been to Ivy Brighton and it’s nowhere near the same.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service, lovely restaurant. Nothing more to say
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh my goodness what a beautiful place! The food was outstanding, beautifully presented and delicious! All of the staff were very attentive! Gorgeous ladies loo too! Just the perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon chatting with your friends and enjoying great food! Great value for money! Definitely my new go to place ❤️
  4. IY

    IsobelY

    West Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    We were very much looking forward to our meal at the Ivy. We couldn’t fault the food, it was delicious. Service however was very poor. Unfortunately this made the whole experience a little less enjoyable which is a shame.
  5. RK

    RitK

    West Sussex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really lovely restaurant and the service and food first class .. The ambience real nice and being extremely busy a little noisy but very acceptable ..will definitely be going back again to such a quality place to eat in Chuchester
  6. J

    Jess

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Chic decor and good food made better by the service and ambiance
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wedding Anniverary
  8. CP

    ColinP

    Hampshire

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    As always the food was good. The waitress we had was overloaded as she had 4 tables arrive after us and they were all time consuming. The waitress said 4 seperate times to us "sorry for the wait". We do not understand why one or more of the other staff not assigned to a specific table cannot help out in this situation. We sat for 20 minutes after we had obviously finished our main course and several of the "other" staff including the manager wandered past but made no attempt to remove the plates or offer desert menus. Service continues to be a problem.
  9. A

    Annie

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely food and delightful service but oh, the noise. You have to do something about that.
  10. JF

    JuliaF

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My first experience in The Ivy and my Granddaughter and I had a very lovely afternoon tea. Highly recommended
  11. JH

    JudithH

    West Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Long wait for our table which was booked for 13.45h which was a poor start. We were relieved that our table was in the high ceiling area of restaurant so that we could comfortably talk to companions. On a previous visit table was near bar in low ceiling area and had to eat with minimum conversation as restaurant too noisy. This will put us off coming in future unless able to specify preferred area of restaurant when booking. Food excellent but service could have been better.
  12. PQ

    PearlQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lunch celebration for my birthday. There were 4 of us. Food and service brilliant. Simon was absolutely wonderful, he really looked after us. We all really enjoyed ourselves. The decor was amazing.
  13. HS

    HelenS

    Brighton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Staff seemed under pressure: after a long wait (around 40 minutes) we had to send two of our three meals back as they were cold and there was some confusion over a side order of bread which didn’t arrive until we had asked several times. It was clear that there were other disgruntled customers around us who waited a long time for food to arrive. The staff were lovely and were quick to take responsibility which was reflected in the bill. Overall impression? That there were possibly staffing issues in the kitchen or that the new systems were not fully in place for staff to manage all elements of service. Disappointing but would certainly try again!
  14. C

    Chilocal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great first visit overall. However, there were problems getting service due to our waitress disappearing for end of shift/break. There were lots of staff who were busy but there was a lack of oversight by managers. One waitress left the restaurant in tears which concerned me.
  15. KB

    KarenB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All staff very attentive without being overbearing. Polite and friendly. Relaxed atmosphere. The decor is light and the glass roof gives the place the feel of a conservatory. Food great although expensive when you have to add side dishes to complete the meal, but lovely for a treat. Good for family and friend to come together. Will defiantly come again.
  16. A

    Albie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    I had soup to start from the lunch menu but no roll also unable to get waiting staff attention to ask for one. My salmon was beautiful, and my friends ceased salad she says was lovely too. Apart from trying to attract the waiting staff to get coffee and Bill we had a lovely couple of hours. A bit more staff training needed.
  17. JM

    JaniceM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful decor and terrific atmosphere, food and service
  18. MP

    MitaP

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish everything was perfect. Very warm welcome from lovely ladies, amazing tasty breakfast with really good portions, very attentive waitress. Will definitely go back again ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  19. HC

    HelenC

    West Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We had an enjoyable breakfast, although it could’ve been a bit hotter. I think the plates were cold which cooled the food very quickly. Food was pretty good, except sausages needed more colour and mushrooms were undercooked. My only disappointment was the cost of the coffee, £4.25 for a pretty ordinary flat white, and I couldn’t even get coconut milk. That is an exorbitant cup of coffee!
  20. SH

    SarahH

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    It’s a beautiful place, the food was very nice but no way worth the money. The drinks mark up is astronomical. Service was ok but we had nearly finished our meal before they remembered to serve the wine. Probably won’t be going back
  21. AF

    AprilF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love The Ivy restaurants, having experienced different ones up and down the country. Always a delicious meal, delightful, helpful staff and a very nice ambience. Fabulous to see one in Chichester, I really hope it does well.
  22. S

    Sazzle00123

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Restaurant is very aesthetically pleasing with attention to detail as always is wonderful. Our table was at he back of the restaurant and our table was booked for 7:45. Table was great location and lots of room around us not like some of the tables around the edge. As it got later and the sun went down it got very dark and we were unable to read the dessert menu when it came. Lighting needs improving in that part of the restaurant. Food was lovely great flavours and very well presented. Service was a bit slow that’s why no 5 but I would visit again.
  23. Z

    Zoo1991

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely decor and vibe although a little loud when having conversation. Felt tables could be spaced out more. Food was delish. Service was spot on, friendly but professional- Ethan Baby Gem says hello and thank you for such good service. The boys were jealous of the girls toilets 🤣 Will definitely be back
  24. ST

    SandraT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Really enjoyed the experience, however there seemed to be a lot of uncertainty about whether or not the set menu was available, the noise level made it very difficult to hold a conversation
  25. AF

    AngelaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 stars for all, good understanding of my sisters allergy which was very pleasing.
  26. D

    Deborah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Decor and furnishings good with a relaxed ambience. Service good but food is average and expensive. Second time I have ordered fish and on both occasions it has been overcooked.
  27. HT

    HowardT

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fortunately we were give. A good table. I am concerned that there are too many 2person tables lined up far too close. It was my first visit to this Ivy and if I go against I would need to be able to book a decent table, not one so close to others. The waitresses we had were excellent. One was Morgan. The other’s name I didn’t note.
  28. CT

    ColinT

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and cocktails were amazing, the staff were very efficient and pleasant. Venue has a great atmosphere and decor. It’s well worth the cost.
  29. AC

    AngelaC

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service friendly, informative and excellent.
  30. AP

    AmandaP

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding from start to finish. Would definitely be returning.
  31. h

    hayleyb

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Beautiful location and ambience, however service poor and disappointed with quality of food.
  32. LG

    LorraineG

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second lunch I've had here and I'll be coming back, the service is very good and the food wonderful.
  33. SS

    SusanS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Ambiance lovely, thought the ladies rooms were a bit scruffy considering only just opened. Our side dishes came when we had nearly finished our first course Tap water overlooked. Worst of all a gentleman in a suit I image was a senior plonked our glasses of wine down without looking at us or acknowledging us at all. And were were expected to pay 12 % service charge, not a first time good experience unfortunately i would like to enjoy it again to see if any improvements, but wouldn’t want to recommend im afraid
  34. CH

    CHOOSEY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food3service3ambience4
    Loved the decorative inside, and the atmosphere! Good food. Good service. Went at lunchtime with family, and enjoyed everything. Could be a bit expensive if ordering from the main menu, but we had the set menu. Cost still sizeable with small amount of drinks, but worth it for the experience! Would definitely go again.
  35. J

    Julie

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food. Helpful waiting staff. We enjoyed our meal.
  36. TA

    TAGB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    A fabulously decorated restaurant. Comfy seats and great food. Just spoilt by rather pushy service which I have not experienced at other Ivy restaurants. Even though there were plenty of empty tables we felt rushed throughout lunch. . Waitress tried to take my plate away while I was still eating and when I said i was still eating she just stood at the table until I had finished. Mineral water and bread extortionate and no tap water offered to us. But the food was absolutely delicious so I will try again in the evening when hopefully the service is more relaxed.
  37. VB

    VivB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Overall the dining experience was marred by the level of noise - quite difficult to hold a conversation with a waiter/waitress. The food was delicious, although the wait to order it would have been better if we had been able to order aperitifs sooner. The waiting staff are friendly and helpful, if you can hear them.
  38. SC

    SusanC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Good was yummy , slight problem with service , but will be back. Xx
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    It took. a long time between drinks and food, necessitating more drinks to be ordered. The food was tasty but not very hot. Disappointingly small coffee pot for the money. Our waitress was polite and professional. Love the ladies toilets!
  40. MS

    MSfromChi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The Full English Breakfast was nice, but the toast was small, cold and hard. The Virgin Bellini was comical, not in a good way. For £6.25 the small flute glass was just half full, I have no idea how the cost justifies the drink served. I didn't want to make a fuss as I was with a friend as a birthday treat, but it left me disappointed and unlikely to return.

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The Ivy Chichester Brasserie is rated 4.3 stars by 1204 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 201 times today
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89 East St, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1HD

Additional information

  • Area

    Chichester

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 08:30–22:00 Fri 08:30–22:30 Sat 09:00–22:30 Sun 09:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01243 971500

  • Private party facilities

    The Ivy Chichester Brasserie offers a stunning private dining room available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The room accommodates 18 on one long table, as well as standing drinks & canape receptions for up to 30.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: 0000000000

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