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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, Breakfast, 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
authentic family lunch

Very authentic yummy food in really quirky Indian surroundings. The dosa is the best ive ever had and everything is so moreish! The toilets are also lovely. Staff could've been a little friendlier but I guess it was because we arrived very close to closing time. Must visit if in Brighton!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Surrey, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very authentic yummy food in really quirky Indian surroundings. The dosa is the best ive ever had and everything is so moreish! The toilets are also lovely. Staff could've been a little friendlier but I guess it was because we arrived very close to closing time. Must visit if in Brighton!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Would thoroughly recommend this restaurant. A streamlined menu offers Indian food with a difference - fresh and fragrant. Desserts shouldn't be missed! Just take care - portions are huge!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had been told of this street food curry house in the ground floor of My Hotel near the north Lanes and thought this would satisfy our Bank Holiday weekend after chips on the sea front and pebbles in our toes. Wow what a curry...modern British curry based on the modern Indian restaurants found in Mumbai and elsewhere. Drinks were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Food was very good, not you're typical english Indian restaurant! The restaurants looks good and the service is good.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We've visited the Chilli Pickle on and off since its earliest days in the old site in the Lanes. On arrival this time we were greeted by a supercilious Mistress of Ceremonies who informed us that we were half an hour late for our booking (we weren't, we checked our booking confirmation afterwards), that she had given our table away... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Have heard much about this restaurant so thought it was about time we gave it a go. Can't say it got off to a great start as the waitress virtually threw the menus at us, however she was soon replaced by a much more pleasant chap. Once the food was ordered it arrived quickly and it really was fantastic, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We haven't eaten here for a couple of years. It was lovely to go there for lunch today, I had the set menu it was totally delicious, even my 18month old grand-daughter joined in the tasting everything was perfect Plus great location in Brighton centre

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I have a real longing for a CP Masala Dosa! These are just the best I've experienced. I love the contemporary vibe of this place and the service is brilliant - cannot fault this restaurant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Modern Indian Restaurant in the City Center of Brighton. It has busy athmosphere which makes it at vibrant place. The China and cutlery is simple but the food is great. We tried several dishes and everybody of our Party liked it a lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Love the lunchtime menu, such a fabulous place for a casual lunch. Concept is brilliant. All my London friends rave on about it.

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Restaurant Details

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 - 43
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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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