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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy origianal indian food

We went here for our anniversary and I loved it. The food was so good and not like traditional curries, there was definitely a modern twist to the food which was great. We had a pork curry, with the cracklings still on the pork... Delicious! We set until it hurt! They also do really nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Rebecca C
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We always stay in the my hotel this restaurant is on the ground floor next door to the reception area , great decor very bright

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We went here for our anniversary and I loved it. The food was so good and not like traditional curries, there was definitely a modern twist to the food which was great. We had a pork curry, with the cracklings still on the pork... Delicious! We set until it hurt! They also do really nice cocktails. Great date night!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We where a bit put off from the name and location of the Chilli Pickle. But let me tell you, once you are inside and smell the flavours and spiced, candeks on the table... you are just amazed. The Birynai dish was the best I ever had. The chicken Medley was just delisious. Very friendly staff. Excellt!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

First time eating from here tonight. Not a huge selection of curries on the takeaway menu but the boxes with different selections was a really nice touch The food itself was very good, really good quality indian food. Would definately use again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I love this place. Food & service are excellent. I recommend a Thali to taste all flavours. Beautifully presented. Try the chai tea.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is not your typical Indian restaurant. For starters it looks like any other restaurant with no real Indian theme. Staff are efficient and effective. Menu is sparse but enough to make choosing fun but don't expect to find Tikka masala or Vindaloo. The main thing about this restaurant is the quality of the food. I had pork belly curry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Often eat here, it's not like most Indian restaurants. Food is created using all fresh ingredients, lots of vegetarian options, lovely Southern Indian cuisine with gentle spices and full flavours. the food is exquisite. The surroundings interesting,great well trained staff who are always very friendly and helpful. Complimented by a great selection of drinks including some unusual house cocktails. Highly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Lovely meal; bit pricey but super food and cocktails. Wobbly metal plates and bowls though - look great but annoying! Would go back any day for the food though. Busy restaurant; booking recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Went to the Chilli Pickle last night , had to book otherwise you cant get in . The food is out of this world!! I had prawns and monkfish .It came on a platter with rice in one bowl and the curry in another , naan bread in the middle with corn bajee and onion bajee plus little bowls of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Went here for lunch the other day after hearing it mentioned on a TV show, it more than lived up to expectation. On arrival a little bit of confusion on how to get in as the restaurant is in built to a hotel however they seem to be completely different enterprises (for reference the door is on the outside) not... More 

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Additional Information about The Chilli Pickle

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: Doing business, Romantic, 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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