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East Chevin Road,, Otley LS21 3DD, England
01943-466 567
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Cheerful Chilli Restaurant and Tea Rooms brings you freshly cooked...
The Cheerful Chilli Restaurant and Tea Rooms brings you freshly cooked, wholesome and flavoursome food from around the world. From our popular Mezze Platters to share to favourites such as Aubergine Involtini, Kerala Curry and enchiladas. We have private dining for parties up to 30 and our 4 course Sharing Menu is particularly popular on these occasions. All our deserts and ice creams are home made.Our Tea Rooms offer a selection of lunches, savouries, deserts and cakes.
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  • 54
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Super tea and cake

After a walk on the Chevin we stopped here for tea and cake. It was early so we were served quite quickly and we found a table upstairs for the six of us. All the cakes were rated excellent, fresh and tasty, and large pieces. We had Earl Grey and regular tea and they were both very good. It was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
GeoffGuiseley
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a really lovely place, great atmosphere and great location. The food is overall really nice, I wouldn't say it was particularly anything special but then again the prices are pretty reasonable too. The problem is the service, the staff are lovely it's just that something isn't quite clicking into place with the coordination of everything. The seats in... More 

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Saltaire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Didn't this restaurant used to have a good reputation? I'm sorry but after today's experience I think its heading downhill fast! We arrived at 2pm Sunday lunchtime only to find 3/4 of the main meals were sold out and there were only we choices! Our kids were hungry so we chose to stay but had to get them pan inis... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

I have been here once before however I took some of my family there tonight. There were 6 of us on total. We opted for the shared meal, at just over £18 pp. we are all meaters bar one who is a veggie. The food is excellent, as we got the shared meal we had a bit of everything from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Suggest you fast for a week before visiting the Cheerful Chillie which is probably the best venue the Dead Goat is desperate to break into. Loads of leaves and veggies and no other dead animals in sight. Bring your own fermented goats' milk or other falling down stuff, walk up for exercise and roll back down my old stomping ground... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I've been here a number of times over the years and it just gets better. Visited the first time for lunch today and very impressed with the food and service. The pistachio and rose water cake was amazing and freshly baked. Fantastic place would definitely recommend, good on value for money as well.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

After a walk on the Chevin we stopped here for tea and cake. It was early so we were served quite quickly and we found a table upstairs for the six of us. All the cakes were rated excellent, fresh and tasty, and large pieces. We had Earl Grey and regular tea and they were both very good. It was... More 

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Leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My sister and I stopped off at the Cheerful Chilli half-way through a cycle ride on Bank Holiday weekend (Sunday afternoon). We both had coffee and cake - and the portions of cake were HUGE, plus the variety of home-made cakes was amazing. The coffee was excellent, too. My sister is a regular here; it's a veggie cafe and does... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Dave and Helen from the cheerful chilli provided the catering for my sons 7th birthday last weekend. Amazing food, amazing service, homemade vanilla icecream out of this world. Could not recommended highly enough!!

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We chose the cheerful chilli as were visitng the area, and 3 out of 4 of our party are vegetarian. We booked a table in advance for the tea rooms as we were traveling from York, but when we turned up (4 people) they just said 'ok' without taking our name, and then the waitress had to find us a... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

After hearing and reading excellent reviews we were looking forward to our meal her However, it took them ages to serve us and the staff were not very knowledgeable. Everybody happy with their starters when they eventually arrived but drinks took ages. The chargrilled veg with the fajitas were beyond chargrilled but some parts ok. We ordered 2 lemon tarts... More 

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Additional Information about Cheerful Chilli

Address: East Chevin Road,, Otley LS21 3DD, England
Phone Number: 01943-466 567
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Otley
Average Prices: USD $15 to $46
Cuisine: Mexican, European, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: East Chevin Road,, Otley LS21 3DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Otley
  • Phone Number: 01943-466 567

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $15 to $46
  • Cuisine: Mexican, European, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

The Cheerful Chilli Restaurant and Tea Rooms brings you freshly cooked, wholesome and flavoursome food from around the world. From our popular Mezze Platters to share to favourites such as Aubergine Involtini, Kerala Curry and enchiladas. We have private dining for parties up to 30 and our 4 course Sharing Menu is particularly popular on these occasions. All our deserts and ice creams are home made.Our Tea Rooms offer a selection of lunches, savouries, deserts and cakes.

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