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Purchases Bar & Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless payment
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
About
Independently owned Fine Dining restaurant serving Modern European dishes, with the best cocktails, wine bar with seating and an wonderful outdoor garden area, very popular with the theatre crowd perfect for a light snack or a that special meal. Soon to offer luxury bedrooms. It is with great sadness that we let you know we are now closed until further notice. Taking the advice from the government and the wellbeing of our guests and our teams into consideration, we feel it is our only option at this moment in time.We have a strong business and we have strategies in place to get us through this crisis and out the other side, so we look forward to being back, firing on all cylinders, as and when
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
European, British
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Me and my girlfriend came for dinner at purchases and wanted to leave a positive review due to how amazing our experience was! The staff are all polite and efficient. The bar staff were all happy and welcoming. The food was to die for. I...highly recommended visiting purchases to anyone who is in the Chichester area! Incredible.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had an amazing Christmas Day lunch at Purchases. Food was absolutely first class and we paired it with a fantastic wine selection. The team tended to our every need. Nothing was too much trouble. Nice touch from the management team to introduce themselves and spend...time with us as well. It is clear that everyone takes great pride in ensuring the customer has a memorable experience at Purchases and without doubt we will be back. A big thank you to all the team. We had a great day with you all.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited Purchases for a birthday celebration with friends and it really was an enjoyable experience. Covid safe as we were outside in their wonderful NEW outside seating area and the food was as lovely and delicious as always, sampling the Christmas menu. A real...treat to be spoilt in lovely surroundings and enjoy a fancy cocktail, all for a very reasonable price! Get yourselves down there when we are released!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our last dinner out before the latest lockdown ! We spent Christmas Day with family at Purchases for the first time. It was fantastic !! Even with COVID going on the staff made our day safe and splendid ! we can’t wait to come back...once this lockdown is all over for a lovely relaxing dinner ! Thankyou to all the staff for making mine and my family’s Christmas Day perfect !More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A quiet Christmas Day due to Covid my husband and I booked Purchases for our Christmas lunch. What a treat... we arrived to be shown directly to our table in the garden room..... masks in place we were led through the festive twinkling garden to...our table nicely placed apart from other guests and waited on in a relaxed and comfortable manner by staff and the owners. Delicious cocktails and a superb lobster ravioli followed by the loveliest roast turkey lunch... we relaxed between courses overlooking the garden, festive lights and splashes of red carpet and throws, so cosy. Yummy Christmas pud and cheese and biscuits followed with coffee and wine. Quite a change from the usual Christmas chaos at home .... hum will think about booking for the whole family next year.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited Purchases and had such an amazing experience I felt I had to share!! A stunning restaurant with a calm and professional atmosphere. The food was faultless and would definitely recommend the Sautéed Duck breast! The manager Danny had an excellent knowledge of the...wines and recommended the perfect wine for our meal. The waitresses were all very friendly and attentive. Felt extremely safe and will be returning!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely meal just before Christmas, the food is always great and it was no different on this occasion. The Covid measures were good, very tasteful dividers between tables. Despite nearly being blinded by the brightness of the maitre'd waistcoat it was a great...evening, really nice to go back and looking forward to returning againMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food itself was nice but I will never return. A group was seated next to me, less than two feet away. We could nearly bump elbows. I politely mentioned it felt a little too close (plenty of other tables available) and the staff were...a mixture of annoyed and confused. I had to ask to be moved to another table. The owner/manager muttered under his breath that the seating was perfectly fine. I won't support this business and their shoddy attitude towards their customers.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked to go as it was our third wedding anniversary and we could not fault it. We were made to feel welcome and it wasn’t snooty at all. Staff were very attentive but not too fussy with us. Thoroughly enjoyable meal and although a...bit pricey was well worth it and will be returning.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were heartily impressed with our delicious lunch at Purchases! We ate in an outside seating area which was elegant and cosy, decorated to perfection with twinkling lights and a beautiful Christmas tree. I had the risotto which was a triumph of stunning green flavours,...and my family had salads from the light menu which they described as "fresh and filling", certainly not skimping on the salmon! We followed this with an exquisite Christmas pudding, just right for warming up the end of a difficult year. The staff were friendly and professional, special shout out to Marco and Jess who took every precaution within the current restrictions to keep us safe whilst ensuring we had a wonderful time. Thank you Purchases! I think you may have to be our new Christmas tradition!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Grant5552015
October 18, 2020|
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Response from 843murrayl | Reviewed this property |
Not far about a 200 yard walk
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Suehawthorn
March 20, 2018|
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Response from PurchasesRestaurant | Property representative |
Dear Sue, The dress code is smart casual, not overly fancy. We look forward to welcoming you to Purchases soon. Kind regards, Kate
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malcolm h
February 25, 2018|
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Response from Nick S | Property representative |
There are several public car parks nearby, most within a couple of minutes walk
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