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Cheerful Chilli

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East Chevin Road,, Otley LS21 3DD, England
01943-466 567
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 19
    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
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We visited late on a cold, windy but thankfully dry Sunday afternoon with family. It looked like half the county had the same idea as the car park was full but we managed to get a table upstairs. The menu was somewhat limited simply because everything else had sold out! There were many things we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
sueevie
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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168 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Visited this fabulous restaurant for a family night out. The choice of food was amazing. The quality of the food was sublime. It was all so tasty, piping hot and very reasonably priced. The only tiny issue I had was the seats. They have light weight collapsible wooden chairs. Really could have done with a cushion, especially if your making... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I have been to the Cheerful Chilli many times on a evening and have always had a good time and a good meal (even if it has often been so cold we have had to keep our coats on!), we take a bottle of wine and love the blue cheese burger and roasted vegetables followed by delicious home made ice... More 

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CheerfulChilli, Owner at Cheerful Chilli, responded to this review

hello Were very sorry that you were disappointed with your trip to the Tea Rooms at the weekend lunch time. The Tea Rooms are very different from the evening restaurant and offer light lunches, snacks and cakes rather than the full restaurant meals you had enjoyed before. We were also super busy the weekend you visited which sadly meant that... More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We visited late on a cold, windy but thankfully dry Sunday afternoon with family. It looked like half the county had the same idea as the car park was full but we managed to get a table upstairs. The menu was somewhat limited simply because everything else had sold out! There were many things we would have liked to try... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Visited few times with a gluten-free friend as they cater for coeliacs. The food is delicious even for a meat eater like me. Always have to explain to people how tasty the food is even though they don't use meat, they now serve alcohol which is great. They always pack up my left over pizza to take home as it's... 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, Romance, 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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