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The Chilli Pickle

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17 Jubilee Street, Brighton BN11GE, England
+44 1273 900383
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 8 Years ago when Dawn and I were working in Dubai and she was expecting...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Good food and i like the way the food is brought out on trays. Quite unique in that sense. The food was very good and just what i had been craving

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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London, England, United Kingdom
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Good food and i like the way the food is brought out on trays. Quite unique in that sense. The food was very good and just what i had been craving

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Newark, New Jersey
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

When staying in Brighton our family took us to this place for an excellent lunch. So much so that we returned two days later for dinner. Great , friendly service, amazing thali for lunch. Highly rec.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One of the best Indian meals I've had in a long time. Great menu of the tastiest, aromatic dishes… loved it!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Not what expected, quite expensive and small portions...just not for me...location really good and also the restaurant is really nice, just food didn't do for me...I prefer other places in town for my indian fix...

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have eaten at Chilli Pickle more times than I can remember. I always love it. I find it really hard to move away from ordering tandoori dishes, particularly the lamb chops, which are amazing. Chicken momos for starters are always spot on, my partner cannot go without ordering them. Service is always really nice, ambience is good, abd i... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I just loved the indian food at this restaurant. We were just walking at the road and Indian music which was played at the restaurant brought our attention and this is how we noticed this one. The food is just brilliant and best part was that it was served by britishers.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Had a great meal here as part of group of 20.The service was friendly and efficient. Food was amazing and no sign of struggling to get the food out to us all at the same time. Would definitely go again.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Chilli Pickle is one of the best Indian restaurants in Brighton. I have tried a variety of food here including the pre-theatre set menu, Persian Biryani, Kofta and Paneer curry as well as it's desserts. So far, I have not been disappointed by any. Though, arguably, the Kofta curry is more of a Besan Kadhi rather than the Malai... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

From its bright and eclectic decor to the varied menu, this is far from the traditional view of an Indian restaurant. The menu is even written up in Bengali (I think!) as well as English. It's popular with the local Asin population, which is always a recommendation for me. I've been several times and always had a good experience, so... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We really enjoyed this restaurant after being recommended it by a taxi driver. Great food (can recommend the Nagaland pork belly curry) and drink kingfisher and cobra available and atmosphere (packed on a Sunday night). The staff are very friendly and polite and happy to direct you to the right choice. Very clean and nice toilets as well. Throughly recommended.

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Address: 17 Jubilee Street, Brighton BN11GE, England
Phone Number: +44 1273 900383
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 - 44
Cuisine: Indian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Jubilee Street, Brighton BN11GE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 900383

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 44
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions

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
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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