Think high end, impressive food at even more impressive prices
CANNOT speak highly enough about the meal me and my partner were lucky enough to enjoy at this stylish restaurant this week. I think I must be the only Chichester resident to have never stepped in the door to the eatery before now – and trust me, when I say it will not be the last time I go here. No.1 Northgate is simply a class above other establishments – it exudes class, sophistication and really top notch food but it manages to pull it off in a beautifully decorated setting, whilst putting the customer at complete ease straight from the word go. There is none of the pretention that comes with food and service of such a high quality in some restaurants, just friendly and attentive service with stunning dishes that the head chef really takes care over. We were welcomed by our waiter Stephen, who let us pick our own table and throughout the entire dinner struck the perfect balance between being attentive whilst giving us our space. The service was quick and efficient but never rushed – and Stephen’s knowledge of the menu really showed through. We were given the A la Carte menu as well as the specials to pick from and the food selection was so great, it was hard to make a decision on what sounded the nicest. I opted to stick with the specials, ordering the tempura battered king prawns with chilli mayonnaise to start while my partner ordered from the other menu, choosing the pan fried king scallops with grilled chorizo, celeriac puree and poached Quails eggs. It was superb. I barely heard a peep from my other half as he dived in, and afterwards he said it was the best starter he had tasted in years. My prawns were juicy and succulent and cooked to perfection with just the right amount of batter – perfectly matched with the slightly spicy chilli mayonnaise.