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The Chilli Pickle

17 Jubilee Square, Brighton BN11GE, England
012 7390 03 83
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Ranked #88 of 856 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $46 - $49
Cuisines: International
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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: Having worked abroad for several years, husband and wife team Alan and Dawn Sperring returned to Brighton to find it in the grip of an enthusiasm for Indian food. They found the perfect spot in the cobbled lanes amongst the jewellery and antique shops of Meeting House Lane.The Chilli Pickle gradually but inexorably gained its reputation through word of mouth. As guests returned again and again, they knew that Brighton was ready for an authentic but distinctive experience of Indian cuisine. Gathering together an expert team of chefs with specialisms in a variety of Indian regional cuisines, the Chilli Pickle's own style became increasingly defined.After two and a half years at Meeting House Lane an unmissable opportunity came along: a move to the myhotel premises on the bustling Jubilee Square. The Chilli Pickle is now an established presence on the Brighton culinary trail, but with a constantly evolving and seasonal menu, will surprise seasoned aficionados of Indian cuisine and delight those having their first experience.
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Nice place to eat in Brighton if you want something different. Staff were great and a credit to the restaurant, even on a busy Friday evening. Food came promptly and was very tasty. Drinks were a bit pricey so that is why I am giving it a 4/5.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We ate here last year. Last Saturday night was an equally memorable meal. Booking is clearly advisable and we prefer to eat early evening. Nevertheless the place was full which in itself speaks volumes. Forget the oily greasy curries served up by your local take away. This is fresh and delicious cuisine. A wonderful mixture of flavours. Visually a delight.... More

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Hindhead, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed another fabulous meal here on Saturday evening. The restaurant was full and buzzing. Service was impeccable. Food so tasty and spicy but not too hot. A truly wonderful experience. Why can't all curries taste as good as they do at The Chilli Pickle?

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St Maarten-St Martin
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

yesterday evening, 9pm, restaurant is half empty, I ask for a table for 2, and the waitress announce 1 hour waiting! Really, unacceptable, or may be a way for discrimination?

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

there are many other better indians to try... really disappointed after listening to all that hype about good food except golgappa and tomato papri chat nothing would recommend i recently tried couple of restaurant as we are new to brighton Blue mango, Taste of india, bombay mix so far I'm quite happy and impressed with blue mango

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This wasn't my first visit to The Chilli Pickle, nor will it be my last. The menu set out by this restaurant is Indian culinary excellence. The dishes have been thought through to such exacting standards that the final product is a taste sensation. With each dish the house provides the relative sauces, pickles, and accompaniments. Special dishes at the... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Busy and humming, this modern place was packed with Brighton hipsters getting their curry fix. Interesting menu - I had the Pork Momos to start - soft dumplings that were flavoursome but hardly worth the 3 chilli rating. The Bengal fish curry had a decent amount of fish, but only one large prawn and overall a rather modest portion for... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Was recommended this Indian by the owner of the hotel. It was a wet Sunday night but the restaurant had quite a lot of customers. This is not your normal looking Indian, resembling more a trendy Mexican bar..the food was not your usual tikkas or masalas but something abit different. We choose a set menu costing £23ish which included two... More

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Mostly friendly staff. Good atmosphere. Relaxed yet sophisticated decor - wooden tables, lovely metal serving plates and water cups. Great for a date as fairly informal but still candles on tables, fairy lights, quite romantic without being over the top. Went for Tuesday night dinner and it was nicely busy. Poppadums came out promptly with a selection of chutneys and... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Had a meal here on Sunday evening, although not full we were put immediately beside one of a few tables that had people sitting and within seconds another couple were put beside us - which is one of my pet hates especially when the restaurant isn't that busy. The food is completely different to a normal Indian and is absolutely... More

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Additional Information about The Chilli Pickle

Address: 17 Jubilee Square, Brighton BN11GE, England
Phone Number: 012 7390 03 83
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
Average Prices: USD 46 - 49
Cuisine: International

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