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Chilli Cool

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) #7,274 of 17,887 Restaurants in London ££ - £££ Chinese, Asian
15 Leigh Street, London WC1H 9EW, England
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
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“chilli” (39 reviews)
“offal” (5 reviews)
“beef hot pot” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
££ - £££
15 Leigh Street, London WC1H 9EW, England
Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I must say that I had reservations about choosing to eat here because of some very strong negative reviews here on Trip Advisor. That said, our experience was basically good. I'm not an expert on "hot pot." I'm not even sure what we ordered, as...More

Thank Laura V
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

the food was lovely, very good combination of flavours. Staff efficient and friendly. Will be near the top of our list when next in London.

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Was surprised to read some of the reviews about Chilli Cool - I thought it was awesome! Ok, it's a bit chaotic but let's face it, this place is all about the food - the rest need only be functional. We were sat, had our...More

Thank edbroo
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I am a huge huge fan of hotpot, so I visit any supposedly good restaurants that were claimed to offer authentic ones. Went there with my Chinese best friend with high expectations, then left with a terrible impression of this place. The soups were nothing...More

Thank Ngan N
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Although this restaurant has many Chinese customers which gives you the wrong impression of "being authentic", the food is absolutely not. My husband and I ordered the Szechuan Savory hot spicy chicken (口水鸡), horrible, the chicken pieces are so bony and tough to chew- it...More

Thank justjuliet
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Ran out of good hot pot ingredients pretty quickly. Understaffed waiting staff, who struggled with workload (not staff fault, management fault). Friends wanted a vegetarian hot pot, and were given literally a bowl of water - no vegetable stock or vegetables in it. Place was...More

Thank Alibobo
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This was the worst meal I've ever had in London. The food was bland and tasteless and the wine was poor quality. The restaurant was freezing cold with a door that wouldn't shut properly (and was constantly being opened in order to take food and...More

Thank Victoria P
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This restaurant is highly recommended! It was recommended to us by a Chinese friend who said it was one of the few where the food tastes like in China, not the version transformed to suit a more European taste. We have eaten there twice and...More

Thank ZvPaula
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Good quality Szechuan food restaurant in London. If you love a hot spicy Chinese food, this is the restaurant to go. I love their Mapo doufu. Spicy noodles are also recommended. The only thing bothers us is that they only take cash. Credit cards are...More

Thank jumpei2015
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Good quality - and great quantity - Szechuan food. Very wide range of menu items; we had sea spice pork and a prawn dish, 2 rice. Neither was too hot, but had very nice seasoning - we finished both plates! Not particularly cheap, but not...More

Thank Salilah
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Leigh Street, London WC1H 9EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: 020-7383-3135
  • E-mail