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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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Today
7:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wine and Beer
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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  • 142
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Top notch

This is the best Indian restaurant in Hastings. I have tried many Indian takeaways/restaurants in Hastings but no one can beat Jali. Food is amazing, staff is very polite and helpful. I would highly recommend Jali to anyone who wants to have a good Indian food in Hastings.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
jammy d
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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210 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is the best Indian restaurant in Hastings. I have tried many Indian takeaways/restaurants in Hastings but no one can beat Jali. Food is amazing, staff is very polite and helpful. I would highly recommend Jali to anyone who wants to have a good Indian food in Hastings.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

There isn't a huge menu but I think this is a good thing, as what the do have is fabulous. The biryani was delicious and the lamb in a coconut flavoured sauce was so tender and flavourful. The service was very good and they were knowledgeable of all the dishes to give advice. Highly recommend.

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Kyiv, Ukraine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I had breakfast and dinner in Jali. I didn't really expect the food would be so great here. The dinner was especially delicious as it was hot and freshly prepared. It's a pity I don't remember the main course name but I'm sure other ones would be great too.

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Godalming, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We dropped in here while staying at the attached hotel, and were expecting a standard middle of the road curry, but where very pleasantly surprised by the quality of this restaurant. The menu is small, but every dish was prepared with care showed great attention to detail. The complimentary spiced broth and the unusual chutney tray were nice touches, and... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Our usual Indian restaurant wasnt available so took a chance and popped into Jali they sat us straight away and couldnt have been nicer. Husband ordered a fish curry and I had the fish with green spinach both were delicious and had depth and flavour with fresh curry leaves and spices. The poppadams came with 3 dips in varying hotness... More 

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Essex, England
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

I went to this restaurant with my husband, son and his girlfriend - it was the closest to our hotel being the main reason! But what a find! We were lucky to get a table without booking. It was very busy and I can see why. The staff are lovely and very attentive. We were given a free sample soup... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We have eaten in this restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed it but have twice now tried to order a takeaway and have been very disappointed. After a long day working and running here there and everywhere, sometimes it's nice to be able to order your favourite takeaway and relax. However, Jali seems not to be very helpful with this. We have... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great little Indian restaurant on the beach front, staff were amazing and service was quick, food was really good no complaints at all. Cant wait to go back.

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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

After years of trying we finally got round to going and we were not at all disappointed. Quality food and good service. Best curry we've ever eaten - just wished we gone years ago!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Myself, my partner and his father had a meal here last night (10th April 2015). We can honestly say this is the best Indian meal we have ever had, and we eat a lot! My father in law lives in London and regularly eats out and was amazed at the quality of the meat and the flavours in the dish.... 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: English, Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions

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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