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The Chilli Pickle

17 Jubilee Street, Brighton BN11GE, England
+44 1273 900383
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Ranked #78 of 883 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $68
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
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 3 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. Last January we started 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. Managing the logistics of delivery proved more difficult than anticipated, controlling the demand from customers all wanting similar times and having enough cars both have both been problematic and we were concerned the standards that we have worked so hard to achieve and maintain were being compromised. We have worked hard to come up with solutions to this. We have purchased another smart car as well as updated the website and created a time slot reservation system which has helped us to prevent uncontrollable blocks of demand and give our customers the piece of mind their delivery will be with them when expected. We are very proud of what we have achieved and are excited about the future. But be sure 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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English first
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

I was very excited to eat here however it didn't fully meet expectations. The service was good and the server was able to explain/describe the dishes to us and recommended we try the King Thalis. This was nice, sort of like an Indian tapas. Gave us the opportunity to try a number of different dishes and even had a little... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The decor of this restaurant is really amazing.. they have gone thru lots of trouble to make it look authentic. The service and the food was very good although over priced. We were there for lunch and the place only had a few people in it. The food was made fresh and was served very quickly. Would definitely try it... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Seriously good Indian food. Not cheap but you get what you pay for. A serious treat in a nicely designed restaurant. Highly recommended.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

If you like the spice of life this is the place...And make sure you have ' Berry ' talk you through your dishes... He is the most entertaining person who will make any dish exciting with his discriptions of what dish you have ordered...

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I absolutely love this place. The staff are extremely friendly and kind. The food is just wonderful and having been going for a couple of years now (regularly) I have never had a bad meal. They will always make a change if you wish to a dish! Brilliant place.

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I do not say the best Indian ever lightly. My partner and I are big Indian food fans and we eat out a lot. There are a few Indian resturants we've tried and liked but they pale in comparison to this experience. We were in Brighton for my birthday treat over the weekend and initially popped in here for lunch.... More 

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Linlithgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Nice restaurant decor and staff friendly and helpful. Restrictive menu and perhaps will not appeal to some people.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This was our third or fourth meal here. Obviously extremely popular and booking for a Saturday night well worth the phone call. Unlike any Indian restaurant I've ever eaten in. Interesting,exotic and beautifully presented. A wonderful mix of flavours and texture. Busy, buzzing ,fun and affordable. What's not to like?

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The thali lunch is really good value. There's lots of different tastes on the plate most of which are delicious. I've been there in the evening when I had a dosa. I liked it but it's quite large and I found it a bit samey after a while. Also in the evening it's easy to run up a large bill... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Good Indian food, different from the usual curries etc. prices are high but so is the quality. Very popular so booking a table is a must but it is hard to get through on the phone. Worth a visit as a treat.

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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 9 - 68
Cuisine: Indian

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