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Cheerful Chilli

East Chevin Road,, Otley LS21 3DD, England
01943-466 567
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Ranked #14 of 51 Restaurants in Otley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $46
Cuisines: European, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Horsforth, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I've been here twice now - the first time I had a veg curry and the second time I had a Moroccan bake. Both times, the food was amazing! It was great value too at £10 for two meals. The only downside for me is that as a vegan, I would expect a vegetarian restaurant to have plenty of choices... More

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

When we arrived (which was 5 minutes before our booking) our table had been given to some else. They squeezed us in! Chair very uncomfortable and asked 3 different waiters and waitresses for some water. It took 50 minutes just to say we wanted the banquet. It's great if you're in no rush but wouldn't recommend it when you are... More

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Otley, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Cheerful Chilli is a lovely place set in super surroundings, I was so tempted when I saw the cakes but I tried the Coffee cake and I was not disappointed , it was delicious , the prices are reasonable and the staff are very friendly .

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great looking building from the outside, nice wine but that's where it ends. The chairs are one of the most uncomfortable things I have had the displeasure of sitting on while eating, cheap, small and hard. Out off two starters one was incomplete and both were very small. The mains were unexciting and on a whole lacking in flavour. I... More

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2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I went with a friend after a recommendation from a friend. We had arrived early and the sign outside said that it was open from 6.30pm on Saturdays so we went for a walk and came back at 6.30 only to be told that they opened at 7 on Saturdays! When we said that their sign said 6.30 the answer... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Visited The Cheerful Chilli a week ago with friends 5 work colleagues. We all agreed that we would have the banquet and it was amazing :) Pre starters... Bread, hummus, olives, parsnip chips. Starters.... a lovely selection of tasty treats. Mains included pizza, enchilada and vegetable curry. We had 3 puddings to choose from - I had a bit of... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If, like me you are very wary of vegetarian food being a bland, tokenistic afterthought on many menus, with the usual, 'nut loaf and veggie tart' offerings, then try the Cheerful Chilli. We celebrated with our family, a wedding anniversary and birthday, last night and enjoyed the 'banquet' for six (and a half with our 4 year old granddaughter). We... More

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Baildon, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This was our third visit to the Cheerful Chilli and the food was as good as ever. Hearty portions and a relaxed atmosphere made for a good evening. I tried some of the ales on the menu this time and they too were very good. Well worth a visit!

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Thame, England, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We went with friends here for lunch and the setting is really lovely. We sat outside and it felt very relaxed. I was disappointed there was no option of gluten free food, so I initially planned to do without lunch whilst everyone else ordered. However, we then asked if they could make me up a salad so I could eat... More

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Baildon, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We dined here for the special one off Indian buffet evening in the new chilli barn. The barn conversion is lovely, no expense spared, lovely bright and airey atmosphere. Our complimentary drinks were served and we sat and waited for our starters, they took some time so we ordered more drinks that were forgotten. When prompted they did arrive but... More

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CheerfulChilli, Owner at Cheerful Chilli, responded to this review

Hi there. Thanks for trying out our special evening and glad you liked the food apart from your deserts. It was our first Indian Banquet so the timing will be refined and it's kind of you to say that. We just want to reassure you that the staff were super enthused about the evening, really buzzing about the good feedback... More

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