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East Chevin Road,, Otley LS21 3DD, England
01943-466 567
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Dining options: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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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london
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Have to agree with some of the other comments on here - mabe CC is starting to get a little complacent? The food we ordered this lunchtime was bordering on the average (at best) - a limp salad with a dull and tasteless panini (the bread wasn't fresh), whilst my girlfriend ordered the tagine that had obviously been heated up... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I love this place that is is friendly informal and you can bring your own booze..but i just don't find the food very interesting and think an upgrade of the menu is called for. You get a good comfortable feed but the prices are now such that I would love a little more originality.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I've been to the Cheerful Chilli several times over the years. However, it had been some time since my last visit. It made me realise that the menu has hardly changed since my first visit 8 or 9 years ago. Sad to say also that the food was not well presented. I had tacos and because they were very busy... More 

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CheerfulChilli, Owner at Cheerful Chilli, responded to this review

Hello. Thanks for your comments. Were really pleased that you've enjoyed eating at the Cheerful Chilli over the years and sorry this time was a disappointment. We do keep many of our most popular dishes at the heart of our menu as we always get so many requests to do so. But new dishes are also introduced regularly - often... More 

Ilkley, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Went with large group to sample one of their Tursday Indian food theme nights. Mountains of fabulous food, at least a third of which went home and did for two more meals ! The starters were a delight - a large platter with lots of choice. Each one cooked and flavoured to perfection. Then, main after main arrived in separate... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Visited the Cheerful Chilli this afternoon for lunch at the tearooms. I went with my parents, and we all tried each others dishes, which meant I tried the moroccan bake, hommity pie and red onion and goats cheese tart. All were delicious! We took home some chocolate & guinness and pistachio & rosewater cake which were both gorgeous. I would... More 

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Restaurant Details

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 - 46
  • Cuisine: Mexican, European, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, 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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