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The Chilli Pickle

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As featured in Best Food in Brighton
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17 Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE, England
+44 1273 900383
Today
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to this restaurant a few times but the last few visits have been disappointing, and last night was no exception. Out of all the dishes we ordered I can honestly say none of them were particularly nice, the flavours just weren't up to par. The service was also poor, my main dish came out incorrect, then after finishing... More 

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Thank UrszulaFunnell
Hassocks, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice restaurant and some of the best Indian food I've eaten. Eat here twice now and both meals have been second to none. Would highly recommend if you're looking for some authentic Asian food in Brighton.

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Thank Mark S
Newhaven, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here a second time in May last year as the first time was lovely. I can't fault the the flavours and tastes of foods as they are great, the staff are happy to accommodate and the overall ambience of the place is fantastic. However, on visiting with a different group of friends I didn't feel the menu was... More 

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Thank sbick82
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the Thali deal on a Monday, just £10. Fantastic flavours, quality, and choice. Really tasty food. Only negative is price of wine. A little costly for nothing exceptional.

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Thank Sally W
Berlin, Germany
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great selection of innovative Indian food. Spice levels may vary, so ask your server for recommendations! Food gets served quickly and is plated beautifully. The colourful decor makes this Restaurant a great place for a group or meal amongst family!

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Thank Charlotte G
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went to the Chilli Pickle for lunch today with my wife, son and in-laws. Food was as good as it always is - we've been 4 times before and is by far the best Indian in Brighton. King Thali was delicious as was the giant pork knuckle that has become something of a staple when we go. Service was pleasant... More 

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Shoreham-by-Sea
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never been to the Chilli Pickle, so I was looking forward to it. However, after last night's experience I will not be going back and neither will any of our group that went. I thought the food was average but overpriced, and a bit limited in choice. The location is perfect in the centre of the City. We... More 

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Thank Derek F
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the table well in advance and because were such a large group we were asked beforehand to order our meals which we did. The table was booked for 6pm and we were advised that we would need to leave for 9pm. It was a busy Saturday night, and the staff was so unorganised...they did not know if they... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, this is a real treat and so worth going to. The King Tali (sp?) is insanely delicious and worth arriving hungry for!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No day out in Brighton is complete without lunch at the chilli pickle. Not only is it incredibly tasty food but it's great value for money. a more exciting twist on Indian cuisine.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$34
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 900383
Description
8 Years ago when Dawn and I were working in Dubai and she was expecting Stanley, we decided it was time to settle down and shed the expat lifestyle. After working as a chef for over a period of 20 years overseas, gaining experience and knowledge in a range of eclectic cuisines in world class hotels and restaurants with the latter years spent leading kitchen brigades, I felt it was time to "go it alone". Having both traveled to India on numerous occasions with a shared passion for it's food and culture as well as an inspirational stint at 'The Cinnamon Club' and there being a big Indian influence in the kitchens in Dubai which I also embraced, the decision for our future restaurant to be Indian felt very natural to us both and so The Chilli Pickle was born. The last time I worked in Brighton 28 years ago was as a silver service banquet waiter at the Metropole Hotel whilst studying catering at Brighton Tech (now City College). Dawn has always loved Brighton from regular visits whilst living in London and I've always had a soft spot for Brighton and the fact we were doing something quite different we knew it was the perfect place to start. After searching for the right property for nearly a year we found a spot in the cobbled lanes amongst the jewellery and antique shops in Meeting House Lane. The space was perfect. 50 Covers with a real bistro feel to it and a functional but small kitchen space. With an initial slow start The Chilli Pickle gradually grew through word of mouth and the support of our now regular clientele. As we got busier and gained feedback from diners we knew we were on the right track and so our confidence grew and our style became more clearly defined. After two and a half years at Meeting House Lane an opportunity came our way that we felt we could not refuse... A move to the restaurant space at myhotel Brighton. We knew this was a big step for us, but believed we had something special in The Chilli Pickle and had the passion and drive to continue to make this work along with the constant support of our original core team as well as some new additions. After 4 years in our new venue we have gone from strength to strength. The restaurant has grown in reputation nationally as well as locally with numerous awards and most importantly we continue to welcome our regulars back and enjoy meeting new customers. We also provide The Chilli Pickle Canteen - a delivery service offering a unique experience of in-home Indian dining. Bespoke boxed Grand Thalis, Railways Trays & Biryani Sets all inspired by our travels to India. We are very proud of what we have achieved and are excited about the future. We will retain our standards all the way with attention to detail, consistency and a love for what we do. Alun Sperring Chef/Director

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