The Rushmere is certainly a restaurant and bar with a difference. Originally a tea rooms, this typical early 1930's building was taken over by John Smyth in 1994 and completely refurbished. The result is a charming country home style setting with a sumptuous, spacious interior. The property is surrounded by its own private, well maintained gardens, with a large lawn edged by attractive borders and a pretty patio. These make the perfect backdrop for a pre-dinner drink on a warm summer's evening, and are overlooked by the delightful conservatory dining area.
The Rushmere Team include John, his partner Carole, Sheila and Jonathan. Together they run an efficient team, extending a warm and friendly welcome to all customers, old and new, and providing excellent personal service.
The Rushmere offers a relaxed ambience where customers can indulge themselves in its intimate surroundings. In addition to the garden, there is a large, comfortable bar area, ideal for a drink before moving through to one of the two restaurant rooms. The bar is fully stocked with an excellent selection of beers, wines and spirits.
The dining areas have been carefully decorated and furnished to provide elegant surroundings, and diners can enjoy the splendid menu that is put together from the very best seasonal produce by The Rushmere's two Chefs. Seafood is a house speciality with the locally-caught Selsey crab and lobster featuring when available. There is also a superb A La Carte Menu with Vegetarian dishes, all prepared with equal care and attention to detail. The wide ranging menu is supplemented by daily blackboard specials, and you are sure to be spoilt for choice. A fine wine list complements any meal, and the wine waiter is on hand to suggest a suitable accompaniment to your meal selection.
The Rushmere also has a function room leading from the main restaurants and overall is able to cater for weddings and parties for up to 100 guests. There are feature ...