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East Chevin Road,, Otley LS21 3DD, England
01943-466 567
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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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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Little gem in Otley

We stumbled upon this tea room / restaurant quite by chance after walking on Otley Chevin - didn't know it was veggie but stayed because the menu sounded so good. We had Veg Lasagne/Auberne Parmigiano and Moroccan bake and all were excellent - Auberbine dish just a bit chewy round the edges ! We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
JenniferJane05
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West Yorkshire
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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English first
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is such a charming little place and has plenty of seating areas. Two of us visiited and had vegetarian lasagne and the feta and red onion chutney paninni, it was gorgeous. We had a hot drink each and it came to just over £12 in total which is a good price. The girl who was serving was very attentative... More 

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West Yorkshire
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this tea room / restaurant quite by chance after walking on Otley Chevin - didn't know it was veggie but stayed because the menu sounded so good. We had Veg Lasagne/Auberne Parmigiano and Moroccan bake and all were excellent - Auberbine dish just a bit chewy round the edges ! We followed this with Mascarpone Lemon cake... More 

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Bradford
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My daughter took me here for lunch for my birthday as we are vegetarian and it had been recommended to us. We arrived at 2.30 to find a lovely garden but no free tables, unperturbed we thought it would be just as nice inside. How wrong could we be, it was scruffy, in need of decorating, the tables were dirty... More 

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CheerfulChilli, Manager at Cheerful Chilli, responded to this review

Hi there, we're really sorry you had such a disappointing welcome. It was a lovely sunny day last Saturday and we were simply rushed off our feet with lunchtime visitors. So much so that most of our food ran out and we are sorry you had little choice and that tables were still to clear. We are extending our capacity... More 

Leeds
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I visited here today with my partner after a walk on the Chevin. We had coffee and cake and it was lovely. The cake selection was great including some gluten free ones and they are all freshly home made. I have eaten here on a evening before too and the food menu is updated and it was a great evening,... More 

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Otley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great veggie restaurant in a great location. Walk off the huge portions with a walk back down the Chevin. Often visited with non veggie friends who enjoy it as much as we do. Best eating out option in Otley.

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Heckmondwike-West Yorkshire
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Loved our first visit. We pass this little gem whilst driving through Otley to our static caravan & called in as a surprise for my hubby. We had the Mezze for two as a starter which was fab. So many fresh,nice flavours. Then our mains were a Chimmichanga and Enchalada. Again so fresh, nice and hot and very flavoursome. The... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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
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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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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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124 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 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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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 to 46
  • Cuisine: Mexican, European, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?