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“Unusual, romantic and a proper treat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Fish House - CLOSED

The Fish House
High Street | Chilgrove, Chichester, England
01243 519 444
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Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Unusual, romantic and a proper treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights on a special romantic luxury break for my husband's birthday. It was a success from start to finish - quirky chalet style rooms decked out in unusual but comfortable rustic splendour; a bottle of champagne and handmade chocolates ready in our room on arrival; our own outdoor hot tub to use whenever we wanted; and the most sublime menu, both fish and meat. The starters were innovative and tasty; the fish fresh and tasty; good wine list and selection of beers; and tempting desserts. The staff were fantastic and completed the experience. If we had one criticism, it would be the high temperature of the heating in the room and the hot tub, which didn't cool down very quickly!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Worthing, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We dined at The Fish House on Christmas Eve. The food, in terms of presentation and taste was fabulous. Staff were friendly and attentive.

Chef Austin Gosling and his team present innovative menu items in a way that I can only dream of. Each course was a 'wow'.

It was really great to be able to read a paragraph about each cheese on offer before making a selection. More restaurants should follow this example.

The restaurant is several miles North of Chichester 'in the middle of nowhere'. But it is certainly worth the drive and, of course, you can stay the night and sample wine from an excellent list. Most wines are sensibly priced but there are some that are way out of the normal pocket!.

Congratulations to the whole team for an excellent dining experience.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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hampshire
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“One of the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I have to say that I was always pleased with a meal under the previous incarnation of this establishment but The Fish House far surpasses for quality of food and wine. Imaginative menu and presentation and an ideal place for a celebration

Visited May 2012
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
1 review
“Good Food Plesent atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Been to the Fish House a couple of times with my Fiance' and we loved it food is good as was the welcome will be going back.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sussex
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“BEWARE !! PHONY AND UNWELCOMING!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

This place has the skids under it. It is in administration, so it is said. The floor of the bar is disgusting - black and filthy. The portions are tiny and expensive, the drinks ferociously overpriced. The turnover of staff is at record levels, and no surprise. The head honcho takes himself off to buy the pub booze God knows where, leaving a small arrogant individual in charge who has a take-it-or leave-it attitude. This used to be a pleasant country pub but is now a pretentious pseudo-French 'restaurant' with French ponciness but no French flair or quality. It will probably be sold and converted into flats, and a good thing too! Save your money- there's a good chippy in Chichester where they do a mean haddock-and-chips.

Visited August 2012
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