Farmer, Butcher, Chef Restaurant, Goodwood Park Hotel

Lovely setting next to the hotel but I was left disappointed…for a fine dining restaurant outside of Chichester City.

“I had high expectations for a lovely evening with my two friends.
It started well by being given the table by the open fire – although the fire was a rather sad affair! There was plenty of space between the tables.

Menu We told them about the need for gluten-free options and dairy-free when we booked and were told about what they could do before ordering – but there weren’t many options (2 basically) and non of the desserts on the menu were suitable; even though we had booked a table 3 weeks in advance. The desserts were also not to the rest of the ladies tastes either! Upon asking they could only offer 2 gluten / dairy-free dessert options – basil or pear sorbets only. I thought these should have been on the menu as all the other desserts were quite “heavy” which after a mainly meaty meal was asking for a heart attack.

Definately an option for a vegetarian or vegan! This is a meat-heavy option – partly given away by its ethos but the Estate also produces a wide range of other produce so its not impossible to source, or from within a 10mile radius.

Farmer, Butcher, Chef Restaurant, Goodwood Park Hotel

The main meals were lovely – beautifully tender meat and nicely presented but to pay £4 per portion choice of extra vegetables seemed rather cheeky.

Service: This was good initially (prompt and polite) but once they realised we were not going to be ordering anything else it was very slow plus we were charged over £9 service charge – on the bill, and the whole thing plus VAT! The service was sometimes a bit intrusive. It didn’t warrant the cost we felt.

Decor / ambience – “interesting”! Shabby industrial chic was how we described it – nothing quite matched or worked together, especially on the table itself. Teatowel serviettes were different and large sprigs of rosemary in the bottles!
We appreciated that this used to be a coach house and has been sympathetically “modernised” but waiters in smart dress code and waitresses in jeans didn’t really work. Sorry!”

Farmer Butcher Chef Restaurant.

Overall we felt it was over priced – despite having only one bottle of spring water (£4.50) and a soft drink (£2.20) the dinner (3 main meals and 3 veg portions) still came to over £80!

Not sure I would rush back except the meat dishes were very nice and unusual and tasty. Small portions, but well cooked.

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