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Jali - Hastings

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Carlisle Parade | Chatsworth Hotel, Hastings TN34 1JG, England
+44 1424 457300
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Description: Small but perfectly formed Jali is a refined Indian restaurant set within...
Small but perfectly formed Jali is a refined Indian restaurant set within the landmark Chatsworth Hotel on the seafront at Hastings. The smart menu, which has won an AA Rosette, fuses traditional dishes with modern techniques to produce elegant dishes such as marinated prawns in tomato gravy and a rich, spicy dum biryani.
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  • 170
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 14
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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
Great Ambiance and Delicious Food

My friend and I were looking for Indian Restaurants and came across Jali during our walk. The first thing we noticed were the nice decorations and ambiance of the restaurant. The food was delicious and along with the wine that complemented our meal. The customer service was high class and could not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
ChiaMx
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I were looking for Indian Restaurants and came across Jali during our walk. The first thing we noticed were the nice decorations and ambiance of the restaurant. The food was delicious and along with the wine that complemented our meal. The customer service was high class and could not fault it. We would come back again. Thank... More 

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Thank ChiaMx
Battle, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on recommendations & was not disappointed! On arrival there was a warm welcome, to a contemporary restaurant not crowded with plastic plants, colourful lights and glass. The menu is great not too much, different choices with clear explanations, not your usual curry house fayre. A good selection of drinks, not over priced. Starters & mains were fantastic... More 

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Thank Kevin L
Hastings, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Great recewption from obliging staff. The food is authentic, well described by the Waiter and good wine list. Quiet subtle decor. A real pleasure to eat here

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2 Thank valerie w
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Warm, delicious and tasty. Simply fantastic :) We booked a table for 6pm. Restaurant opening hours are 6pm till 10pm, so we were not sure they would be ready for us at 5.55pm. The restaurant was open and ready for us. Service was great and food was delicious.

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2 Thank MaryniaB
Culpeper, Virginia
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This is a very classy restaurant with very reasonable prices. The staff is impeccable and professional. They even put the food from the main dishes onto your plate! Personally, I found this a bit strange, but I'm from the country and maybe this is normal for a fancy restaurant. Anyway the food was excellent and my son and I had... More 

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1 Thank Jennifer B
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Unique and very different menu choices. Beautiful presentation of food! Excellent service and staff who care about the food being served and your enjoyment. Hastings cannot be visited without the Jali experience. We were blown away. For pudding- try the Sizzlng Chocolate Brownie.

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1 Thank Paula T
Rye East Sussex
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We were looking for a special Indian meal to celebrate a birthday and having read the reviews, decided on Jali. We chose the tasting menu which was very good. Much more substantial than the usual tiny portions on tasting menus, with a lovely variety of dishes. The staff were excellent so friendly and helpful. They described the dishes and offered... More 

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1 Thank Stream-House
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended this Indian by family and it did not let us down. If you want your typical drunk Indian food avoid this place. If, like us you're prepared to try different menus this is the place. From the staff to the service to the food was exceptional

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1 Thank Rob-em-mad
jali-restaurant, Manager at Jali - Hastings, responded to this review

Dear Rob-em-mad Allow me to thank you for your kind notes and time to review your meal at JALI- FINE INDIAN DINING @HASTINGS. I have shared this to my team and they are absolutely over the moon. Our aim is to offer THE BEST service and THE BEST quality food. Your recommendation about JALI- FINE INDIAN DINING @HASTINGS to your... More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I have been here twice with family so far and each time we have had the greatest experience. We were given a complimentary soup before our orders were taken and it was a lovely way to wake our taste buds. The starters and street food were amazing, so much flavour and our main courses were equally wonderful. The service was... More 

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2 Thank Hazel O
jali-restaurant, Manager at Jali - Hastings, responded to this review

Dear Hazel O We would like to thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and we are happy to hear that you are a regular guest at JALI RESTAURANT HASTINGS. . Our aim is to offer THE BEST service and THE BEST quality food. We are also delighted that you feel OUR RESTAURANT is the best Indian... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

We were on a break in Hastings and looking for a nice indian restaurants to have dinner. After reading all the good reviews. We decided to try the jali indian restaurant but that was big mistake. The starters were all deep fried and seemed refried as they were burnt. The main course was better test. After we had finished we... More 

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Thank Louise J
Kevin H, Guest Relations Manager at Jali - Hastings, responded to this review

We are so sorry that you did not enjoy our award winning Jali Restaurant. I guess its uniqueness is not to everyone's liking but you will see from the feedback that the majority do give it a five star rating. It is not your average Indian Restaurant with madras, vindaloo, phall, korma and such like dishes. Our menu items are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carlisle Parade | Chatsworth Hotel, Hastings TN34 1JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +44 1424 457300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings

Description

Small but perfectly formed Jali is a refined Indian restaurant set within the landmark Chatsworth Hotel on the seafront at Hastings. The smart menu, which has won an AA Rosette, fuses traditional dishes with modern techniques to produce elegant dishes such as marinated prawns in tomato gravy and a rich, spicy dum biryani.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am

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