The Chilworth Arms, Southampton – 17/25

The Chilworth Arms 17/25

The Chilworth Arms a.k.a. The Clump
Chilworth Road
SO16 7JZ

Tel:023 0766247

Gluten Free: Yes

Parking: Adjacent

Wheelchairs: Easy

Loos: Average

bronze LWL Bronze Award – Awarded March 2014 Cost £££


December 2014 This is becoming one of our favourite venues as it is consistent with it’s food, the presentation, the taste and the service!

The Lunchtime Menu is still 2 courses for £12.50 and 3 for £15.50, such good value. From the new Menu we chose soup of the day, potato and leek served with crusty bread. Mains choices were marinated sticky chicken in a honey and chilli sauce, served with salad or chips. Salmon, cod and spinach fish cakes with salad and fries and last a Margherita pizza, thin base and the size of a dinner plate! Our puds were creme brulee and damson and apple crumble served with custard. Again good portion sizes and flavours, particularly the chicken dish and damson/apple crumble! Scrummy!

A good house red at £14.95 and coffee served with little biscuits, we were not disappointed. It gets to keep its Bronze Award.

Reported by SM ££££


March 2014 We recently re-visited the Chilworth Arms, but this time to try out their lunchtime fixed price menu- 2 courses £12.50 and 3 courses £15.50.   The Starter choices were – Lamb Koftas, Soup of the Day, Salt and Pepper Squid, and Roasted Mushrooms with crusty bread.  Three chose the lamb koftas and two the salt & pepper squid.  Yummy!There are 5 choices for Main course  – Smoked Haddock, Spinach & Horseradish fish cakes, a large Mushroom, Feta & Onion Tart, Chicken Scallopini (stuffed chicken breast), Gammon steak and lastly Gnocchi. We chose the fish cake, the chicken and the tart.  Good portion sizes and flavours, only complaint…. the chicken was a bit dry.For Puddings – yes we did go for the three courses – Earl Grey crème brûlée, French lemon curd & almond sponge.  Apple & blackcurrant shortbread crumble and last choice a frozen Yoghurt & Fresh berries. We chose them all except for the crème brûlée.  They were well presented and mostly enjoyable.

We enjoyed a house red Shiraz and coffees and on the whole we all agreed it was excellent value.  The staff were good and its busy, booking is essential.

Delighted to up the scoring so The Chilworth Arms now has its Bronze Award back again! SM

August 2011 I recently re-visited this establishment with two girlfriends and for a Tuesday evening the place was very busy so table bookings are necessary.We started with a Mediterranean Meze Sharing Plate at £10.95, more than enough for the 3 of us!  It included: hummus, roasted vegetables, fregola, tzatziki, feta, spinach & ricotta pâté and flatbreads. Followed by good old fish and chips, Battered haddock, frites, tartare sauce and minted mushy peas, £10.95, Linguini, tiger prawns, crab, chorizo, chilli, tomato and white wine £11.95 and a Salad of crispy duck, mooli, carrots, hoisin, watercress, spring onion and plum sauce £11.45. The prawn linguine was slightly disappointing, not particularly good flavour and a sticky sauce!  The other dishes were fine.No puds, just coffee and together with wine Cost £££.Sadly we had to mark the service down a point so Chilworth Arms no longer has a Bronze award. Update SM

May 2009 Visited on a Monday and they were doing good business!  To start the 3 of us shared a rustic bread platter at £3.95, it would be an enormous portion for one.  We then had a minted lamb risotto £5.95, a salmon Nicoise salad £6.45 and a salmon linguini £5.45.  These were all small lite bite size portions but we all felt they were adequate and so therefore reasonably priced.

As it was supposed to be a summers evening we thought we’d drink a dry Hampton Rose at £14.   All good and well served, apart from when the wine was poured the waiter forgot to let one of try it first, fortunately we liked it !

Ladies Who Lunch Scoring:

Quality of food 3/5
Variety of menu 3/5
Staff and service 3/5
Ambience &décor 4/5
Value for Money 4/5


Total Yummy Factor


Report: SM

5/5 = Cannot be improved upon, 4/5 = Very good, 3/5 = Good,
2/5 = Satisfactory, 1/5 = Poor, 0/5 = Terrible

The higher the “Yummy” factor, the better the food & service. The higher the number of £ signs the more expensive. (Roughly one £ sign = £5 per head)

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