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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can’t comment on the food, booked a table for 9pm but when we arrived it was closed. Wandered down to the Masala Bay, excellent food and very welcoming.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 September 2023

While on holiday on IoW, we rather fancied a curry one night so looked up local Indian restaurants for takeaway. We found the Red Chilli and had a delicious meal. Great flavours for the various curry dishes we had and very good naan bread also....Even my young daughter who enjoys spicy food, but is not (yet) a fan of Indian food really loved the vegetable curry accompanying our byriani and tucked into the other dishes we had also.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023

The four of us had an enjoyable curry in July 2023 - our friends had visited Red Chilli before and rated it highly. It's a smallish restaurant and the tables are close together. Food was good as well as the service.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 30 May 2023 via mobile

Dined here last night (Sunday) and our meal was fantastic! So glad that it’s reopened again. Husband is vegetarian and the paneer jalfrezi is the absolute best.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 5 December 2022

Hubbie got food poisoning from here. Delivery was executed by Masala Bay as well, which was only found out upon turning up to Red Chilli and finding it deserted with a sign on the door.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 November 2022

We visited for dinner. The space was quite functional but not very atmospheric Most dishes ordered were well-enjoyed. The poppadoms were lovely. Naan was rather greasy. Unfortunately they don't offer coffee. Service was friendly but quite slow, but they were busy. They were very helpful...in modifying dishes to suit us.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 24 October 2022 via mobile

Take away ordered and rest on time. Chicken korma was nice, coconut flavour. Vegetable biryani was average. Chicken korai very oily but good spicy flavour. Naan breads ok but greasy. Popadoms too as well. Overall not bad but less oil would have made it better.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 23 October 2022 via mobile

I can’t believe we went all the way to ruined our eve, ordered prawns dish, they served paneer dish with uncooked Naan blaming the order taker for chef mistake, both management and chef refused to replace or fix the problem. Still paid the full price...for this horrible service don’t know why this restaurant are still running.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 31 July 2022 via mobile

We have had many takeaways from Here this was the first time we’ve eaten in the restaurant. The food is good service friendly , lakes a little atmosphere . We will be back .

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 23 June 2022 via mobile

Excellent food & friendly service. The special fish bhuna and Bombay aloo stood out. The wine was reasonably priced. Overall a must visit if in Ventnor.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2022

We were attending the IOW Festival on 18/6/22 but arrived the day before and, after a quick visit to Ventnor, decided to go for an Indian. A quick look on Tripadvisor showed us that the Red Chilli was ranked No.1 so that was good enough...for us. We got there shortly after 6pm and were the only ones there. Not entirely unusual as it was quite early. The decor is a bit naff, and the tables were sticky but we’ve been in worse and the food has been great. We went straight to the main course, not ordering a starter.....but were neither served, nor offered, poppadoms and dips. Wtaf is that all about?? I have never....NEVER...been to an Indian restaurant where poppadoms haven’t been served, or even offered. For my main I ordered a Lamb Tikka Balti and Keema Naan. We’re com the Midlands, home of the balti. ‘Balti’ actually means cooked and served in a balti bowl. This wasn’t. It arrived in a square bowl. That’s not a balti...it may as well been any old curry. Plus the lamb didn’t taste anything like tikka. On top of that there was hardly ANY keema in my naan. Also it cost £40 for 2 mains, 2 naans and 2 drinks. For an Indian that’s quite expensive. Finally my wife went to the loo there. Apparently there was paper towels all over floor (bear in mind it hadn’t long opened) and having now been to the IOW Festival, the toilets there were better AT THE END IF THE NIGHT (when they’re at their most unpleasant)!! How this has got to be ranked No1 is beyond me. We actually then did walk past the 2nd ranked Indian Restaurant (Masala) which looked absolutely lovely inside and had many customers inside (the Red Chilli still had only us when we left). Not only that, looking at some of the tables when we walked past) they HAD POPPADOMS AND DIPS! I think we’d cocked up big time and should have checked that place out first. Would I recommend the Red Chilli? No. As far as Indian restaurants go...and we’ve been to many...it’s poorMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 9 April 2022 via mobile

We moved to Ventnor in Jan and have been trying the various restaurants- all have been great so far until……. Had heard it was same owners as Masala Bay which we have been to a couple of times and was fab so decided to give...Red Chilli a try as we noticed it had opened. Wish we hadn’t - we were only ones in there - food was worst Indian we have ever had anywhere. Heater or fan screeched constantly - husband said biryani was ‘worse than anything I have ever cooked at home’ (and his home made curry’s never get eaten). bread burnt as was salmon. Asked if we wanted to take left overs home husband said yes but only as he was embarrassed at the amount we left- straight to the dustbin.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 17 February 2022

Ordered a takeaway as food from here is normally excellent, ordered online and asked for food to be delivered between 6.15-6.30. At 5.15 gets a call from driver can he deliver now, wife says no because we ordered for an hour later and not ready....So what time was food cooked as they don’t open till 5 Why give people a choice of time if your meal is being driven around for over an hour Needless to say food Luke warm bland and not nice, but expensive for the service you get. Now find out different restaurant doing the mealsMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 16 October 2021 via mobile

Excellent food, hot and flavoursome, when part of the order was wrong, called up and the correct curry was delivered quickly.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 13 October 2021

Ordered a takeaway it arrived on time, straight away noticed the bag of chips were split and all everywhere in the bag, they were cold and really hard and crunchy like they were reheated and before looked at the rest decided couldn't eat them! The...curries were half full of oil floating on the top half which made the curries really runny so we had no choice but to call and get a refund! Will not be ordering from their again!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Red Chilli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4