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Chilli Banana Unique Sandwich Bar

32 Bucklersbury, Hitchin SG5 1BG, England
+44 1462 455398
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Ranked #1 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

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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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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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
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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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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

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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

Stevenage, England
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

That's a good thing by the way.. We had lunch here a couple of weeks ago and apart from the odd (to me) idea of payment prior to eating, we really enjoyed the place. I had a chicken piri-piri ciabatta and my wife a jacket potato with cheese. Nothing amazing but all quickly prepared and very tasty - the sauce... More

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

Hi Thanks for visiting our little independent business and the comments you have made. We are really pleased you enjoyed your food and love the comment regarding the quirkiness being part of what makes Hitchin so special. We decided to take the stance of payment at the counter, when ordering for a number of reasons. The Lounge at Chilli B... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I don t understand why this place has so many good reviews. I have been today with my friend for breakfast. A very unfriendly welcoming. We were ready to order and when I asked the waitress to take my order she told me they don t take orders at the table. I will never came back as I was very... More

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

Sorry you felt the need to write this review and not take the opportunity to speak to the owners who are always on the premises. If you felt you were made to feel unwelcome, that certainly is not the way we expect our customers be made to feel. Our staff member has been given a warning and we hope that... More

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