Set against the picturesque backdrop of Goodwood and the South Downs, the Earl of March is a country pub restaurant in the village of Lavant near Chichester, West Sussex. It was taken over in July 2007 by Giles Thompson the former Executive Head Chef of the Ritz Hotel London. His passion for quality food means The Earl of March serves freshly prepared seasonal food from local produce, a selection of local real ales and a cellar of quality wines. All to be enjoyed in the comfort of the refurbished interior with its sumptuous leather sofas and its open wood fire.
by Pete on 18 Jul 2018
Our local, had a great visit on a Goodwood Fedstival of Speed day which meant it was quiet. Excellent welcome and good in the garden.
by MR and Mrs Colin Patrick on 09 Jul 2018
We, with various friends visit The Earl of March for lunch 3 or 4 times a year on the way to Chichester Theatre. We visited on 7th July and there was the usual interesting and imaginative menu for starters and Main courses from which our party ordered. All the dishes were attractively presented and were , as we have always found, really delicious. I am sorry that I cannot say the same for the very limited and unimaginative dessert menu with no daily specials. I think there were just 4 run-of- the- mill items, plus ice creams. Could I please make a plea for more imaginative desserts. We were sitting under an umbrella on the outside terrace as it was a very hot day. We found the wooden chairs very uncomfortable after a couple of hours; would it be possible to have some seat cushions available for guests who are perhaps not as well upholstered as others! Apart from these two points, It was a very nice lunch occasion. Only 4 stars for food because of dessert problem, otherwise it would have been 5.
by Janet on 03 Jul 2018
We are delighted to say that our visitors were very impressed with the quality of the food and the way it was presented.
by Sandra R on 02 Jul 2018
As usual the food was excellent, we have eaten here many times. However, we have a slight concern that the service whilst friendly is not always professional. For example, out waitress did not know how to serve the wine and brought the bottle to the table already open. We also had to ask for the wine list several times.
by AliJ on 02 Jul 2018
So sad that our dining experience was, in my opinion, far from being good. The place was not that busy but we were not attended to by the staff at all well. You have quite a small choice of wines and I would expect your staff to know about them or, at the very least, find someone who does know, so that you can ask a question and receive a knowledgeable response. When I asked what White Wine they would recommend to give us a dry, light, not too fruity, wine - The response was "They are all dry".............nothing else. The Octopus that I had was good but the dressed Crab had numerous pieces of shell in it and very little meat indeed. Apparently you receive bread on the table and also bread with the olives etc we bought but the 2nd bowl of bread was whisked away. It started to rain..........we were nearly finished....but did anyone see if we wanted to go in to finish off our drinks....NO. I went and paid instead. I had asked for a pleasant table as we had someone quite famous coming with us - we were giving him dinner. He eats all over the world in very good restaurants and I had wanted this to be a a pleasant catch up with good food and wine. We were plonked by the door with all the traffic coming and going past us and a casual and a casual and rather inept service. The whole attitude was order, serve, eat, get out.