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“As always. Great atmosphere, great service and great food”
Review of Smith & Western

Smith & Western
Ranked #58 of 242 Restaurants in Chichester
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Newport, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“As always. Great atmosphere, great service and great food”
Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

I have been going here for about 8 years and never been disappointed. No, it's not the Ritz, it's a well run themed restaurant where if you don't like loud country and western music and country and western themed food, I'd try somewhere else.
For me, it's great, loud music (I'm pretty deaf, so that's ok with me), Nachos, burgers, steaks, wing's and the like and a fantastic atmosphere, all washed down with bottled beer. At a fair price, (about £20 - £30 a head inc. drinks)
Give it a try, you might just enjoy yourself.

Visited November 2013
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Saturday Lunch”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

We were visiting Chichester for the day and fancied trying somewhere different, Smith and Western certainly offer this. I thought the effort put into building the western theme was very well done and gave the place good character.
The let-down was the food, we had a mix of fajitas and burgers. The quality was ok, but not top notch given that they were in my opinion priced on the high side. I would have expected to pay nearer to £10 for this standard. The delivery of the food was also a bit slow from ordering to delivery, although this might have been because we were in early around 12.15.
On the positive, the waitress was friendly and provided a high standard of service. We were all having refillable soft drinks kept being offered refills.
I would probably recommend Smith and Western as a place to take a group for an evening out.

  • Visited November 2013
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Chichester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Poorly cooked steak”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

On arrival to the Halloween themed restaurant tonight we were very excited by the portion size and food we were expecting. Our hostess (Annie) was extremely pleasant and always had a smile on her face throughout the evening. The starter of wings and ribs was amazing and we didn't have a problem. Bring on the main course ...... The steak which was ordered in the 3 way combo firstly came out well done after being asked for a medium rare. We gave the chef another chance and then the steak came out blue if not rare. The burger which was also ordered was unseasoned and flavourless. On the plus side the chicken ceaser salad was nice.

We asked for the combo to be refunded because of the system it was unable to do it. However, getting the order wrong twice and a poor burger is not acceptable. The manager did not budge on his offer by giving us a free beer.

Poor experience and will not return to the restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
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Chichester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great steak”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

The Smith & Western is set up as an old saloon so has a very relaxed feel.
The Bar area is great to wait for others to arrive as there are free snacks and has a good atmosphere.
If you are looking for big Cowboy portions of food, then this is the place to go and the steaks are the best around.

  • Visited September 2013
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horsham
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“Very atmospheric great western”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Stopped at chichester to break up a long journey and my wife and I decided to try the great western. Partly because we fancied a steak and secondly because it is a well thought out atmospheric theme restaurant. The restaurant is a converted railway shed, which is perfect for a western theme pub. Inside is a very warm, but load, atmosphere, perfect for children. Food is very western, huge portions. Not cheap, but you are paying for good food, great service and good atmosphere. Recommended for children parties and lively atmosphere.

  • Visited September 2013
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