January 2017 – Blog

by | Jan 20, 2017 | News

January 2017 BLOG

Head chef Sam Vickery, sous chef Dave Poll and their kitchen brigade welcome you to their first Pallant Restaurant blog highlighting the kitchen’s offerings and forthcoming events. Their dishes, from the set menus both lunchtimes and evenings as well as the à la carte menu and a Courtyard one, are expertly served by front of house staff headed by Marco Ruggieri in the classy yet casual restaurant and in the smart Courtyard, both sporting remarkable art, part and parcel of the award-winning Pallant House Gallery.

The cooking, classic, modern British, made in-house, is their style, Italian dishes also making their mark. Gnocchi Puttanesca, Orzo and Vegetable Ragū, Affogato with honey, ice cream and whiskey, anyone? New January menus feature locally sourced ingredients in dishes such as Wild Mushrooms en Croûte; Seafood and Chip; gloriously moreish Calves’ Liver with a Diane sauce and sweet potato croquette; Pork Belly with crispy crackling; oven roasted Hake with a Clam sauce. Finish with a tangy Custard Cream Cheesecake with caramelised clementine and shiny Earl Grey coulis; Chocolate Orange Sticky Pudding and more.

Local boy Sam is inspired by the likes of Angela Hartnett, Gordon Ramsay, and – naturally – by local suppliers who come up with the stunning daily goods. Events include Burns Night on Wednesday 25th January from 7 pm for readings by a Scots actor, Scottish dishes and a Whisky Tasting. The menu? Resolutely, deliciously, classic Scots: Scotch egg Haggis; Smoked Haddock Cullen Skink and Cranachan, that uncontested king of Scottish desserts with, naturally, whiskey.  If you missed Locals’ Night to celebrate Chichester’s Community spirit (Wednesday 18 January from 5:30pm – £10 per person for 2 course set menu with a splendid Chicken, Ham Hock and Leek Pie and Jam Sponge and Custard incorporating Prosecco) there are other ones in the pipeline. The February Blog will highlight the next Events. Just a reminder: the restaurant and café are open to all, gallery ticket or no ticket. Open too Thursdays to Saturdays late post gallery closure. You’re welcome! Pictures of some dishes are below.

Sam and his brigade and Marco and his team

Seafood and Chip 

lemon & parmesan crumbed portion of plaice & scampi, hand cut chip, pea puree, soft boiled egg, lemon & chive vinaigrette.

On January’s Set Menu.


oven roasted, pea salsa, roasted baby plum tomatoes, clam sauce.

On January’s Set Menu.

Calves Liver 

pan seared, sweet potato croquette, collard greens, Diane sauce.

On January Set Menu.

Custard Cream Cheesecake 

caramelised clementine, orange and earl grey coulis.

On January Set Menu.

Opening Times: we are also open after Gallery closure from Thursdays to Saturdays until late

Tuesday & Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Thursday – Saturday: 9am – Late
Sundays/Bank Holidays: 11am – 5pm
Mondays: Closed


Call us on 01243 770827
East Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1TJ