When in Chichester, No.1 Northgate is quite simply an essential visit. Inside a converted bank, otherwise known as Northgate House, you’ll find international and seasonally inspired menus that cater for breakfast and brunch, lunch, dinner and even pre-theatre. The food is stylish, thoughtful and always fresh, and it’s fair to say that most of the influence comes from the Great British kitchen as well as Italy. Aside from the food, No.1 Northgate Chichester is perfect for drinks, owing to an elegant terrace that makes relaxing a piece of cake. Spoil yourself at this gem in the heart of Chichester.
We’ll waste no time in getting stuck into a summary of the glorious international food you can expect from each of the menus at No.1 Northgate. Step inside Chichester’s Northgate House for breakfast or brunch and you’ll find classic British options as well as some Mediterranean influences. Will it be a classic full English, a simple bacon sandwich or a delightful assortment of antipasti for one? Either way, the coffee available to wash it down with at No.1 Northgate is some of the finest we know of in Chichester. All of this, plus style and tranquility that’s ideal for any occasion? Yes please.
The seasonal produce used by No.1 Northgate Chichester is really allowed to shine through on the a la carte menu. Start, perhaps, with baked camembert studded with rosemary and garlic, or a guinea fowl and smoked bacon terrine – both are terrific. For your main, Chichester locals go wild for the poached salmon fillet with a lobster and chive butter sauce, crushed new potatoes and sautéed spinach, just as they do for the medallions of pork with apricot and sage stuffing, dauphinoise potatoes and fine beans with a red wine jus. As you can see, No.1 Northgate Chichester is absolutely worth a reservation in advance.
Very good service, lovely food, and not rushed. The pre-theatre menu good value for money and and even better when accompanied with their half price cocktails.
A great restaurant, very pleasant staff, food was of good quality and reasonably priced. Well looked after all night, food arrived quickly and left just the right time between courses. Will definitely use again.
Food was amazing and staff were really friendly and welcoming, and have a great service. A great place to go for a special night out.
Excellent service and a lovely lunch, competitively priced. We love coming here prior to matinées at Chichester Festival Theatre. Quite busy today, so I imagine more theatregoers have discovered how convenient No.1 Northgate is!
We visited No.1 Northgate after a matinee at Chichester Festival Theatre. The restaurant looks beautiful and the staff and their service impeccable. The menu's were varied and all the food terrific except perhaps a chocolate tart which one of our party had. The rest of us were too full after Starters and Main courses. The other big plus was that, as we arrived before 7pm, cocktails were half price - a great start to a great meal.
A friend and I enjoyed an excellent lunch at No.1 Northgate today before going on to the theatre. We were a bit earlier than our reservation because of the wet weather, but received a warm welcome and were able to choose our own seating. The menu was very attractive and we had no trouble making our choices. The food was hot and well presented. We thought it was all very good value!
A great spot for Sunday lunch in a smart and comfortable dining room with crisp white tablecloths. An excellent roast can be had for £15. We had the beef with generous thick pink slices and a cracking Yorkshire pud. The veg was fresh and varied. Followed by the cheesecake for me and the brownie for my wife at £6 each; both excellent. The food was delivered quickly and without any fuss by the good front of house staff. This restaurant is well known for its pre-dinner menus for the Chichester Theatre but has lots more to offer as well. Worth a try and only a few yards from the Theatre car park. Just a £1 on Sunday for 3 hours!
We arrived early, but with a tight timetable, as we had to be back at the theatre for the next play in the Ayckbourn Trilogy. We were welcomed warmly, shown to our table quickly, the food was delicious, the service friendly and speedy, despite the fact that they were so busy with other guests who needed to get back to the theatre too. After an excellent two course dinner and nice bottle of wine we were back at the theatre in plenty of time. Thoroughly recommend. MGJ
Unattentive staff, food quality very good, however portion sizes inconsistent. Some too large, some too small. Good choice of wine, and good quality wines. Nice ambience. Prices to quantity of food, out of balance. For example, the Salmon starter should be bigger to justify the £6 price tag. Also the Sausage and Mash could have the gravy served in a jug, as mine was drowning in the bowl. I also recommend no veg with it. The veg should be served as a side, not part of the main, which would avoid the veg being submerged under the gravy. All in all, the visit was ok, however it could have been so much better. I suggest you use a “mystery shopper” to gain a more refined dining experience for customers.
Perfect location for pre theatre dinner, in elegant but relaxed surroundings. Service was attentive and the set menu offered a selection of interesting options which did not disappoint. With the option of half price cocktails between 4 &7 adding to our evenings enjoyment. This was our first visit to No. 1, but not our last and we are already looking forward to a return visit.