CAPTIVATING CHICHESTER: TOWN FEATURE EDIT
If you are looking for something a bit special, then look no further than Chichester. Being the only official city in West Sussex it can easily overwhelm the senses with its charm and character. It is both entertaining and enlightening as there is simply so much to do, from the stunning harbour in the South to the Goodwood Estate in North, not to mention the water sports, great shopping and the amazing restaurants. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, with both the cathedral and college taking centre stage and encouraging an already thriving local arts scene. There is a real buzz of energy about the city.
The city itself houses both modern and period architecture, with exclusive restaurants, beauty salons and boutiques residing on its cobbled streets. Every July the horse racing crowds descend in their thousands to have a flutter at Glorious Goodwood and later In the year September hosts the world renowned Goodwood Revival, perfect for a weekend of vintage attire and motor racing.
Chichester is really making its mark with the foodie scene starting with the infamous Earl of March Gastro Pub, run by the former Executive Head Chef from the Ritz Hotel, Giles Thompson, along with Raymond Blanc Brasserie, Copper Fudge Company, Chichester Marshmallow and BB Vegan Ltd the city is a haven for those who enjoy great food. For those that enjoy a little tipple some of the local spirits are also paving the way such a Brilliant Gin, Chilgrove Gin and Jarrolds Gin (all of which are fantastic).
Interior design plays another major part of the city centre with fabulous design hubs such as Through the looking glass or Siematic Chichester, both of which offer something a little more exclusive.
Here at The Sussex Splendour we have rounded up some of Chichester’s most exciting and innovative boutiques that are not to be missed.
A Blissful Haven of Serenity and Indulgence
A holistic and beauty Retreat catering to all your pampering and well-being needs, Beauteek is a blissful haven of serenity and indulgence, housed in a chic converted cottage. Boasting quaint original features, which are fused with über stylish interior design, including delicate chandeliers and elegant furniture, the overall effect is one of relaxed but sumptuous luxury. Comprising two highly individual treatment rooms, a lavish manicure and pedicure gallery and a peaceful hide-away spot, the latter is perfect for a refreshing post-treatment herbal tea or an organic aromatic coffee, or simply as somewhere to daydream or to unwind with a glossy magazine. Offering an extensive range of professional treatments, luxury brands and the latest techniques, our experienced and friendly therapists will ensure that your visit to Beauteek is an unforgettable experience.
126 The Hornet, Chichester, PO19 7JR
Brilliant Gin Bar - Itchenor
Brilliant Spirits is soon to launch its brand-new vintage ‘Brilliant Bar’. As with all Brilliant Gin's unique ideas, this is a real corker! The story of their Brilliant Bar started last summer when they became the Gin sponsors for Cowdray Park Polo. After renting an airstream for the summer to run the bar from, Gail and Graham decided that it was time to commit to a new project and design their own unique bar.
Far from being 'just another gin bar', Brilliant Gin knew that they wanted a seriously- smooth looking masterpiece and opted for a vintage caravan style in their brands’ unique hue of blue. The bar will be available for product launches, weddings and in fact all kinds of events. The result is just bursting with Brilliantness!
The Chilgrove Clinic is the culmination of over 30 years' experience within the beauty and aesthetics sector. We have a passion for skin and body improvement at all levels, whether that's helping younger clients with concerns such as acne, through to advanced non surgical procedures for tightening and lifting skin, or correcting conditions like pigmentation and red veins, using the latest, most advanced treatments currently available. We pride ourselves on experience and professionalism; it's important to us that clients are treated with the utmost care in a safe and comfortable environment, by fully qualified and insured practitioners.
The Chilgrove Clinic, Chilgrove Park Road, Chilgrove Business Centre, Chilgrove, West Sussex PO18 9HU
Tel: 01243 214776
Together, the directors, Ellen and Theresa provide a specialist Kitchen consultancy, design and installation service for kitchen-living spaces, together with the highest quality premium brand domestic appliances, serving private clients and contract development customers in the UK and in the Caribbean. Clients can engage in full or in part with any of the three key services; Kitchen consultancy, design and installation.
With nearly 40 combined years of qualified experience, SieMatic Chichester are used to the diversity and complexity of creating a new kitchen that will not only look fabulous but also offer the very best use for the space and users. The process of consultation, design and discussion would be used to present ideas and solutions that express the clients unique style to run inline with the clients budget. They offer quality product ranges to serve most styles, aesthetics and price points.
Discretionary contract support is also offered for developers, Architects and Interior Designers for 5 or more kitchens.
Prices start from £25,000
5 Northgate, Chichester, PO19 1BA
Tel: 01243 532353
At Jarrold’s we have a passion for producing premium quality gin and having a lot of fun on the way. We are the only company to produce our gin in Chichester, and our London Dry gin won a silver outstanding award at last year’s International Wine and Spirits competition.
To achieve our flavour profile we use a premium distilled alcohol made from British grain. There’s nothing added during the distillation other than our seven botanicals, which we then cut back to a smooth, balanced 48% ABV.
Next time you’re out in Chichester, ask for a Jarrold’s for a wonderful G&T, or buy from us online at
The Earl of March - Lavant
Giles Thompson, former Executive Head Chef at the Ritz Hotel in London, took over The Earl of March in 2007, and it is still leading the way in fine dining. Set against the stunning backdrop of Goodwood The Earl of March is original and exciting, the menus are robust with bold combinations of flavours and a hint of sophistication.
The 18th century Gastro pub is a work of art, combining great views, stupendously succulent food, great service, local wines and spirits, and above all a welcoming stylish interiors. Creativity and sustainability pave the way for an outstanding dining experience. This restaurant is not to be overlooked.
To view the menu Click here
Lavant Road, Chichester
Through The Looking Glass
Thru The Looking Glass is the epitome of chic, the showroom specialises in interior design, whilst the home interiors store is situated at the end of North Street and specialises high-end furniture and accessories. Interior designer Greg has a reputation for outstanding finishes and concepts and is renowned for creating luxurious redefined interiors.
Their versatile interior design portfolio includes both incredible residential and commercial properties, whilst featuring sophisticated templates that transform modern living.
Unit C Dorvic Warehouse, Quarry Lane, Chichester, PO19 8RR
Tel: 01243 780886