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Chilli Banana Unique Sandwich Bar

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32 Bucklersbury, Hitchin SG5 1BG, England
+44 1462 455398
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Description: Chilli B offers a unique menu with imaginative food, freshly prepared just...
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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  • 231
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Food!

I visited with some others from work and we had great service and great sandwiches. A massive choice of sandwiches and other foods. Something different for lunch!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Stephen G
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with some others from work and we had great service and great sandwiches. A massive choice of sandwiches and other foods. Something different for lunch!

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Thank Stephen G
Luton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in to pick up a salad...service was quick and fuss-free. The salad was very good value for money. Would recommend the cajun chicken.

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Thank tony_1981823
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I chose this restaurant to meet up with an friend from work. The food, customer service, value for money were all average, but in this case have less an impact on our decision not to return than the owners response to other reviews. I have a general motto that I try food and restaurants at least twice,... More 

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2 Thank Steven J
tallulah632015, Owner at Chilli Banana Unique Sandwich Bar, responded to this review

Hello Steven J Thank you for taking the time to write this review after visiting our family business. We are sorry to learn that you felt that all we offer is of an average rating, obviously this is not something we aim to achieve. Your comments regarding our response to reviews saddens us. We do not set out to undermine... More 

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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, good quality of all ingredients used, quick served, good price to be in Hitchin and really lovely 'pasteis de Belem'! I will come back although its a small place that sometimes gets too busy...

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Thank Claragl
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend asked me to meet in Chili B' , I had no idea where it was. When I found it, wow what a place to meet and eat, service was great, food excellent , the place soon filled up with customers, it was a bit tight inside but at 6'2 I can't grumble, a very nice place indeed. A... More 

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1 Thank mrfixit784
Hitchin, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone at our company love getting their lunch here. It's really wonderful, the sandwiches are divine and the team that serve you are always up for a natter. It's a great place to eat in too with their nice new cafe. I'm counting the days for them to open up after their (well deserved!) Xmas break!!!

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Thank Matthew R
Randers, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been there every time I've managed to get to Hitchin and they've surprised every time in friendliness and with their delicious sandwiches I just can't give enough praise for. Never tried anything like it and I just want more.

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Thank Rune N
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Caters for Gluten Free. Had so many good reviews but was unable to go due being Gluten free then got a recommendation that chilli banana offers bread. Had a lovely toasted sandwich would recommend and will return.

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Thank Nico7a
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a bit over priced the soup was not good and the sandwiches were a let down for the price. probably won't return! Staff were friendly and the lounge was clean and cosy.

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1 Thank Michele F
tallulah632015, Owner at Chilli Banana Unique Sandwich Bar, responded to this review

Hello Michelle F When commenting on whether a pricing is high, please bear in mind that independent retailers do not benefit from huge discounts that multiple companies receive. Energy prices have rocketed and licences such as playing music have to be paid as well as public liability insurance. There are many overheads to include in order to keep a business... More 

Ely, Cambs, UK
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am an occasional regular (if that makes sense!) It's a place I always suggest as a meeting place with friends - there's not a huge amount of space, but that adds to its appeal. I tend to visit around breakfast time - mainly due to their stack of American pancakes with crispy bacon, maple syrup and blueberries ... Wow,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 Bucklersbury, Hitchin SG5 1BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hitchin
  • Phone Number: +44 1462 455398

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 11
  • Cuisine: British, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?