Wonderful fresh seafood in a lovely dining room!
After a testing couple of days as a trainee teacher I decided to treat myself to dinner out. I am a mature student at The University of Chichester and after some research found The Beachcroft Hotel's ... more
After a testing couple of days as a trainee teacher I decided to treat myself to dinner out. I am a mature student at The University of Chichester and after some research found The Beachcroft Hotel's restaurant which seemed (and proved!) to be the best restaurant in the area.
Rang up, prompt response and with no fuss booked a table for 7pm on a Thursday evening.
Greeted warmly by a gentleman who turned out to be the Hotel's deputy manager, Lucas. Happy to be seated at a table quietly situated at one end of the lovely dining room. Glass of decent Pinot Grigio and had time to relax, digest the trials of my day and, eventually, look at the menu. I was a bit testy but was given space and time as a solo diner to take my time.
My waiter, Chris, lifted my spirits further with a winning smile and an endearing chuckling nature! It takes a lot to lift me out of the sometimes impenetrable introspective mood I fall into after a hard day's teaching, but Chris did this with casual ease.
I am a savoury man (!) and ordered the smoked halibut starter, the sea bass main but declined the offer of dessert. Both were spot on. The halibut was light and fresh - I will say that you do need a little bread with this - but perfect on an Indian summer evening. The sea bass was great; perfectly cooked and great with the accompanying greens.
Spent an enjoyable hour or so, serene room, attentive but not intrusive service. Left refreshed.
I can heartily recommend this restaurant. If I didn't live so close by, I'd look into staying in the hotel as well!
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Phillip1985, Manager at Best Western Beachcroft Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you so much for the glowing review of the Beachcroft. I was pleased you enjoyed a great experience with us and that the team looked after you well. I hope when in the area you would be able to join us again.