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Chilli Banana Unique Sandwich Bar

32 Bucklersbury, Hitchin SG5 1BG, England
+44 1462 455398
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Ranked #2 of 117 restaurants in Hitchin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $11
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
Description: Chilli B offers a unique menu with imaginative food, freshly prepared just for you. No pre-packaging allowed here.The new Lounge is chilled out in a beautiful restored shop, just off the market square in Hitchin. Please note that we do NOT proclaim we are a restaurant but we care about service and good food.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
Description: Chilli B offers a unique menu with imaginative food, freshly prepared just for you. No pre-packaging allowed here.The new Lounge is chilled out in a beautiful restored shop, just off the market square in Hitchin. Please note that we do NOT proclaim we are a restaurant but we care about service and good food.
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English first
Cephalonia, Greece
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Yes its got coolnames for wraps and sandwiches but nothing out of this world. I sensed moody staff members from comments heard from kitchen and a lot of flies. Toilet small. No baby change and no great for mummies

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chillibanana, Owner at Chilli Banana Unique Sandwich Bar, responded to this review

We are saddened to see that you felt the need to write another review regarding flies on TP despite the fact your last one was rejected as it was false. We have 5 Stars for Food Hygiene and Safety and have held this for the past ten years. There is no problem with flies, I would like to invite you... More

Letchworth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have been here a handful of times and it is just lovely, leaves me wanting more even though I probably couldn't eat another thing! The only downfall would be that twice that I have been the girl behind the bar was just staring at me, waiting for me to order and tapping her fingers like I was taking too... More

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chillibanana, Owner at Chilli Banana Unique Sandwich Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and we are so sorry that you were made to feel hurried along. We serve approx 150 people a day in On the Run and most of these are on their lunch breaks so rushing to get back to work. Our customers know to rely on excellent food and quick... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Enough has already been said about Chilli B's but the Feastful Of Dollars is always excellent and one of my favourites. In a nutshell, extremely competent staff that know exactly what they are doing, prompt service with a smile, very professional and excellent food. What more do you need to know? Rightfully deserves its number one place. A credit to... More

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chillibanana, Owner at Chilli Banana Unique Sandwich Bar, responded to this review

Brilliant review we are chuffed to bits that you get what we do. Thank you More

Hitchin, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We have been using the takeaway service here for a few years now and have never had a bad meal. More recently we have eaten in the cafe part next door and the service here was excellent. It's such a pleasant change to have a decent full English served for a reasonable price. Keep up the great work chilli b.

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chillibanana, Owner at Chilli Banana Unique Sandwich Bar, responded to this review

So pleased you have been enjoying what we have been doing for years. Some people don't realise that Bill and I have owned our little independant business for 10 Years now and have worked so hard to bring you what we have today. Please continue to enjoy what we do for many years to come. And don't forget to Share... More

Hitchin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Chilli B's is hands down my favourite place to get lunch. Every time I've visited we've been welcomed by the staff and the owners, who are always around having a very hands on roll which is lovely to see! The whole place has a very inviting and friendly atmosphere that's always full of people every time I go. I've been... More

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chillibanana, Owner at Chilli Banana Unique Sandwich Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your love of Chilli B with friends and family. We rely so much on word of mouth. You will always find either both Bill or I working at Chilli B and in the school holidays and Saturdays Chilli Banana himself is also working!! The shop was named after our son Luke, who was given... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Over the past month i have fallen in love with chilli b's and often pop in for a coffee and a read in the morning; I have also met friends for both breakfast and lunch so can highly recommend the menu especially a fish called Wanda. Even the wine is top class

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chillibanana, Owner at Chilli Banana Unique Sandwich Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such fantastic comments on here. They are genuinely appreciated and we are so please that you have fallen in love with us. More

Hitchin, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I regularly visit Chilli Bs for morning coffee, brunch, lunch, afternoon cake and more!! It feels like home in here, such a bright and vibrant place to eat in or a quick and efficient place to get take-out from. Sharon and Bill have become great friends, all over a hot sarnie counter, there aren't many eateries where you could forge... More

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chillibanana, Owner at Chilli Banana Unique Sandwich Bar, responded to this review

Your review is exactly what we strive for. Forging friendships whilst serving great food and drinks to great people. Unbelievably blown away that you feel we have got it right. Thank you. More

Hitchin
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Eaten in here a few times and I love The Lord of the Bling on Ciabatta. The place is spotlessly clean & the staff are always friendly and polite.

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chillibanana, Owner at Chilli Banana Unique Sandwich Bar, responded to this review

Hello Thanks for the great review. The Lord is by far our best seller because we are not afraid of the burn! We have held five stars for scores on the doors (the previous grading before that too) for the past 10 years. Hygiene and your health is something we will never compromise on. And service should be without doubt.... More

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I could actually eat one of their sandwiches right now. In fact I would eat one everyday if I could. I've taken-away and eaten in here and I like it a lot. I always get a bit panicked as I never know which sandwich to get but I'm doing my best to try them all....I had the "fist full of... More

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chillibanana, Owner at Chilli Banana Unique Sandwich Bar, responded to this review

Hi Great review, sorry you felt that we were only four stars, guess we will have to keep working to make sure you can give us five next time! Some of our customers work down the menu to try every one of our sandwiches to try and work out which one they like best. Bill and I thought of doing... More

Hitchin, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

We visit the Chillie B's cafe quite often on Saturday mornings, and I have to say that every time we've been in there the staff have been great! The service is great and Chillie B's breakfast is even better :) Be it pancakes with blueberries and bacon or ciabatta stack with egg. They also do some mean cakes!! Love the... More

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chillibanana, Owner at Chilli Banana Unique Sandwich Bar, responded to this review

Wow Thank you for such a glowing review. So pleased you love the overall experience we give, that's exactly what we strive for. Thanks for taking the time to write it. See you soon <3 More

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