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  • Rocking up for our festive season, we've got Christmas pizza and panini, mini mince pies and more sweet treats from the Café on the Park. Silly Moo mulled cider, new mocktails and cocktails from the Bar. A bistro menu serving one, two or three course, and even hot churros from our spangly Streetfood van. Yum!
  • Try one of our Winter cocktails to warm you up or our new children's menu in The Brasserie.
  • Take a crunchy walk in the park before a visit to our family friendly spaces (extended for even more fun during the festive season) with a barista coffee (cake also available). Yummy syrups now in the Cafe!

More coming soon...

A Winter's night cocktail. A short glass filled with ice and dark colour liquid. Fairy lights sit behind and a bottle of Jim Beam behind.

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Dining in The Brasserie - sample menu

Christmas dining at CFT

The holidays are coming and we can't wait. Choose from one, two or three courses featuring local, seasonal ingredients (plus à la carte options and top notch service) and an excellent wine selection, The Brasserie is a great spot to dine with your theatre pals. And it's the closest eatery to the Theatre so you'll never have to rush to catch the overture.

To whet your appetite, take a look at the new festive Bistro menu in The Brasserie and Afternoon Tea in the Minerva Bar. below before you book your table. Food allergens and more info can be found here.

Any questions drop us an email or call 01243 782219.

Opening times From 12 midday for matinee performances, from 5pm for evening shows.

Afternoon tea - close up of mini cakes on a grey plate

Shiny silver metal street food van decorated with Christmas lights.
Christmas Street food

Street Food al fresco

Satisfy your on the go cravings with our shiny street food truck serving Christmas Churros served with chocolate and plenty of warm drinks.

Opening from 16 December on selected dates and times.

Café on the Park

Are you looking for a café in Chichester that has:

A) Barista coffee, home-made cakes and pizza, a quiet corner to plug in and work?

B) Beanbags, a book nook, fancy dress and colouring in for families?

C) Free treats for well-behaved dogs?

D) Spacious 1960s architecture, funky locally sourced furniture and views over the park?

Well, we've got all these options covered (plus we're accessible, breastfeeding and dog-friendly)! And if you bring your own cup you'll get 50p off hot drinks. What more could you want?

Opening times From 10am Monday to Friday and from 9am on Saturdays (perfect for Parkrunners!); we're closing at 5pm on 11 December and will be open 9am - 6.30pm from 12 to 18 December (including Sunday 17 December!) and from 9am until 23 December too.

Read sample menu

Our other Foyer Café opens from 90 minutes before busy Festival Theatre performances until the interval, so there's plenty of space for all our audience members to pick up their pre-show snack or grab a caffeine hit before curtain up.

Meet for drinks

You'll be delighted by our extensive gin and spirits menu in the Minerva Bar (upstairs in the Minerva Theatre). And we also have a range of local ales, lagers, wines and other spirits in both the Minerva and Festival Bar if gin's not your thing.

We've got two bespoke Christmas cocktails in the Festival Theatre Bar for you to choose from (alongside mulled apple juice and festive cheer of your choice also available!). Take your pick between A Winter’s Night (a warming spiced concoction) or Cherry Bakewell (think Amaretto, cherry brandy with a cherry on top!). Both £10 each on the night.

Opening times From 60 minutes before performances

Meet our good friends Caper & Berry

If you've ever treated yourself to a pre-show cocktail at one of our bars or sat down to enjoy a meal in our restaurant, you'll have been served by the Caper & Berry team. With swift service to ensure you make it to your theatre seat on time, they also welcome all to enjoy their cracking cakes and brilliant barista coffee in our park-side café outside of shows.

Time for the small print: All of our food and drink outlets are cashless, so have your card or contactless payment ready please.

We ask that only food and drink purchased on site be consumed on the premises, with the exception of baby food or specific dietary needs. And please do ask your server if you have any allergies, intolerances or other dietary requirements (please note: we cannot guarantee the absence of nuts).