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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 121 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Great as a lunch place. Small area to dine in, so can be tricky to get a table but the fillings in the sandwiches are worth a trip! Very nice and very tasty :-)

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Fabulous menu, fresh good quality ingredients, excellent value for money. This little place is perfect service was good and atmosphere relaxed. We had soup which was home made and hearty served with gluten free options.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I wanted to write this review because i am a local business owner and i like to give credit whenever it is due. Chilli B's are THE ONLY PLACE IN HITCHIN with wholemeal bread!! I found this astonishing, surely I'm not the only wholemeal bread eater, that knows that there is a difference between brown bread, granary and wholemeal.. Hooray... More

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Dunstable
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I returned to this delightful,sandwich bar early this morning,visiting my old haunts in dear old Hitchin.I once again had the bacon ciabatta,stuffed full with best back bacon,iceberg lettuce and a half boiled egg on the side.Once again,absolutely mouthwatering.In this industry the need for consistency and quality is paramount.The Chillie Banana achieves this superbly.I wish the hard working owners every success... More

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Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Amazing food, like amazing, the Owner and his wife have a passion for what they do really and you can get this in every sandwich, salad or coffee they make for you. Highly recommend to anyone visiting hitchin. Great value and the salads which you can make yourself are out of this world ( you select from the super fresh... More

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

Thank you so much for the amazing review you have written. We are over the moon that you felt the passion for the food we serve and delivery of service. We have owned this little family business for ten and a half years and have worked tirelessly to achieve just this type of recognition. So, from Bill and myself., thank... More

Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We decided to go to Chilli Banana on a Saturday lunch time because of the intriguingly high number of excellent ratings on Trip Advisor. I ordered the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and my girlfriend ordered the Fistful Of Dollars. I found it odd that the Smoked Salmon and Scrambed egg came with bread rather than toast. None the less... More

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

Hello Pedro303 We are disappointed that you didn't get the feel for what we try to achieve at Chilli B. You mentioned that you visited on a Saturday one of our busier days especially for breakfast which is served until 12pm. We are pleased to note that you acknowledge the staff were not rude, although you may have felt them... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This little gem was a great find for fresh soft bread delicious fillings and fantastic service. This is a brilliant sandwich restaurant and take away with a lovely little garden out back . Will be back for sure.

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

Hello Sorry it's taken so long to thank you for posting such a lovely review, we have been so busy serving great people our food. We are delighted that you "get" what we do and feel honoured that you took the time out to tell us. See you soon and please share the love. More

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I've had a fair few sandwiches in my time. Probably too many. But, I can honestly say, without too much deliberation, that Chilli Banana offer some of the finest. Consistently incredible. Cannot recommend enough.

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

WoW Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Share the love More

Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Love it here. Whenever I am in Hitchin over the week, I often stop in here to get a bite to eat as a treat. You get what you pay for. Please never change!

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

We don't intend to!! Thank you for such an enthusiastic and infectious review. Far from changing Chilli B has some exciting plans cooking at the moment.... To be disclosed next year More

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Not a regular visitor but every time we go in we enjoy the food and the service. Friendly and courteous

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

Simply thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. :) More

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