Please note: Chichester Festival Theatre will be closed from 26 December due to Sussex being placed in Tier 4; sadly, we are  unable to welcome visitors and audiences while these restrictions are in place. We look forward to opening our doors again as soon as we can.

The Brasserie & Bar

The Brasserie on the ground floor of the Minerva Theatre offers a relaxed pre- and post-show dining experience with a contemporary British menu using local and seasonal ingredients. The Bar hosts an excellent choice of wines, and a wide range of local ales, lagers, wines and spirits.

During Pinocchio, children receive a free pudding and drink with every child's main course purchased.

Opening times

Matinee days from 12pm
Evening shows from 5pm

Closed Christmas Day until 5pm on 27 Dec and also New Year's Day. Also when there are no shows in the Festival Theatre.


Due to a reduced capacity, please book a table using the app on this page* or email

*Remember to select 'Dinner' or 'Lunch' sitting before selecting dates. 

Download the App before your visit

This was the first time the restaurant had opened after lockdown. The tables were very well arranged, the staff obviously delighted to be back, and the food excellent

Richard B, via Bookatable

Many of our dishes are suitable for vegetarians, and we indicate vegan, dairy free, gluten free options on our menus. Some dishes can also be modified to be gluten free. Please ask your server if you have any allergies, intolerances or other dietary requirements.

Please note: we cannot guarantee the absence of nuts.