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The Chilli Pickle

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17 Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE, England
+44 1273 900383
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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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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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful food, fresh and tantalising flavours, this was a great meal. The restaurant is also fun and lively and the service is pretty good.

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East Cowes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly go if you enjoy Indian spicing and fusion it s great- do not go if your Indian adventure ends with korma and balti From they way they handled my reservation( my cock up) to the design ( neither the classical dingy curry house look- but not the blue Cool Britannia budget bond movie either) to the mostly efficient and... More 

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Gibraltar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to eat here as it was our first night in Brighton and was adjacent to our hotel. We opted for the pre theatre menu special which proved to be an excellent choice. The meal consisted of a wonderful mix of nan bread, curry, rice and various nibbles. It was great value for money. The service was good and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a fantastic place. In particular we love the Monday lunch deal. (at time of writing Nov 16) you get a tasting platter for £10. Outstanding value indeed and oh so tasty. You get to chose the main dish.

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east sussex uk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have wanted to pay a visit here for some time ,in the guide books ,well regarded . But we merely found it rather shambolic in the setting and although the service was friendly enough l and the cavernous room was busy at lunchtime the food just lacked a lot of flavour And the presentation left a lot to be... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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174 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Monday thalis are a true delight - for vegetarians and carnivores alike. Service is both friendly and helpful, price is right and the restaurant is light and airy, a lovely spot for watching Brighton go by. Best of all, it really is wonderful food - we've never been disappointed in three years of visits. You wwnt be either!

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Thank Lily W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having received recommendations for years finally got to the Chilli Pickle on Saturday night. Although fully booked and without a reservation a combination of good luck, timing and service landed us with a table. Great food and drinks, great atmosphere and some more interesting and authentic menu choices all contributed to a fab experience. Service was second to none. Thanks!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We where here a year ago! And we are still convinced it's the best indian in Brighton...not cheap but worth every penny!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first time I ate at this restaurant was a number of years ago, and it became my go-to place in Brighton when I visit my son. Was here in May, and felt then, that it was not what it used to be, but thought I would give it another go. Well nothing had improved since May and I was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent a few days in My Brighton. This restaurant is the closest and I tried it. I dont really like spicy food but it was the best what I have already eaten.

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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$36
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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