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East Chevin Road,, Otley LS21 3DD, England
01943-466 567
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 22
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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
Ideal stop off when walking the Chevin!

An ideal place to stop for refreshments after walking in the Chevin Forest. Its quite rustic and unpretentious which is nice, especially if you have walking gear on. The coffee was good and the cakes were excellent. Didn't try any hot food, although the menu looks good and reasonably priced. Gets... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Ate here for the second time with my husband and two small children over the weekend. The last time my husband and I ate here was many years ago and was in the evening when it is a restaurant rather than a tea room. It's really quirky with lots of little rooms tucked away. This time I had aubergine parmigiana... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It's been some years since we last visited but I have to say the new changes have improved the ambience significantly!! We went for the 18.00 per person deal, which included tasters, starters, main and to our surprise dessert!! Only go for this if you are very very !hungry! Or like us, you will end up taking half the meal... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

An ideal place to stop for refreshments after walking in the Chevin Forest. Its quite rustic and unpretentious which is nice, especially if you have walking gear on. The coffee was good and the cakes were excellent. Didn't try any hot food, although the menu looks good and reasonably priced. Gets busy at lunch time and can be difficult getting... More 

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had lunch here recently: goats' cheese and red onion tart with some salad. Pastry base was hard and and it took some doing to cut through with knife. Tasted nice though. Sat inside as garden seating was full. Inside was shabby. Sat by radiator that looked rusty and badly needed repainting. Staff friendly but my impresssion was it was all... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I have seen a few negative reviews about this restaurant recently. After only visiting during the afternoon for tea and cake and not having a meal here for a long time I was a bit concerned when myself and 7 friends visited recently. But its still as good as ever. Yes its not up to the comfort levels of what... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Things must be going great at the cheerful chilli because we turned up at 2 minutes past four to be told by the staff that they close at 4:00. I did ask if they could serve us but apparently not. My daughter was really thirsty after our long walk but no - rules is rules. The staff seemed to be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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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, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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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