Find this popular French restaurant near Chichester theatre.
The main dining room has exposed beams and is decorated with garlands of hops - to the rear is a conservatory area, overlooking a sunken garden - used during summer months.
Many of the dishes offered are given elaborate names. Starters, for example might include 'L'Assiette de Poissons Ella et Sa garniture' (Scottish Smoked Salmon, home-cured Tuna with Fine Herbs and Smoked Halibut with Celeriac Rémoulade); 'La Charcuterie Landaise Façon Maison' (Smoked Duck and Chicken Confit Gizzards, Cured Foie Gras, Parma Ham and Caper and Red Onion Marmalade) plus the more simple-sounding 'Soupe de Poisson'.
Main course offerings are equally flamboyant - perhaps 'Le Supreme de Pintade Sauce Armelle' (Supreme of Guinea Fowl with Port Jus and Salsify'; 'La Grillade de Saumon Ecossais à L'Oseille' (Grilled Fillet of Scottish Salmon with a Noilly Prat and Sorrel Sauce) and 'Le Confit de Lapin au Figues de Provence' (Confit of wild Sussex Rabbit with Figs and a Ginger Wine and Honey Jus)
Desserts are more of an afterthought based around a selection of ice creams, and perhaps a couple of extras - such as Summer Pudding. French cheeses seem a better bet.
- Food Style: French
- Lunch: Weds-Sun; mains about £17 to £22; set L from £19.95 (2 courses), £22.95 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Tues-Sat; mains about £17 to £22; set D from £21.95 (2 courses), £24.95 (3 courses)
- Seats: 100
- Wine: a wine list concentrating on France kicks off at around the £19 mark
- Children's portions: Yes
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Chichester
- Directions: on the A286 near the Festival Theatre
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: Sun D; all Mon; a week at Christmas; Bank Holidays
- Outside eating