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The Chilli Pickle

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17 Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE, England
+44 1273 900383
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not your normal Indian,always fresh and tasty, really great place menu changed recently and Uniat say the old me I was better.

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Thank Bornwithsoul
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A fabulous night at this great restaurant the food was delicious which the staff explained as each course arrived. The staff really made this a night to remember they could not do enough. We arrived early with a cake for the birthday girl and they took care of this perfectly. A special mention to Nick who has outstanding customer service... More 

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Thank Yvette C
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Full by 7pm on a Sunday night, this place is pulling in diners for a reason: a short menu that's unusual, well delivered and will keep you coming back. We ate with kids of 10 and 8 years and they were happy - the younger with the kid's menu (effectively a butter chicken curry), the older with the chicken tikka... More 

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Thank Paul B
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My Fiancé saw a review in a Sunday paper a few weeks ago, which featured this restaurant in Brighton. As my Mother's birthday was approaching we decided to have a day trip to Brighton, which we love anyway. This restaurant is great, airy and buzzy, offering Indian street food from many disparate regions of India. The food was a great,... More 

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Thank John K
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited this restaurant a few times, and I must say it is a really nice dining experience. The restaurant has a nice buzzy feel, and the menu is not what you would expect from your local curry house. The food is beautifully presented and packed with flavour, nice twist on the usual Indian menu. The service is good,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner here whilst staying in Brighton on a friend's recommendation. We had the Royal Banquet, starters and mains were excellent, the pea and cheese starter and the lamb cutlet and salmon mains in particular. Desserts weren't great but not really my cup of tea so not the best qualified to comment and not generally what you go to an... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Possible one of the best Indian meals I've had since the glory days of London's Bombay Brasserie way back in the 80's. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming as are the staff. The place is buzzy but not annoyingly noisy as some can be. Wonderful non-alcoholic aperitifs are available for the those who want them (thumbs up for the pomegranate... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always interesting foods to try. Always tasty. Yum! Always busy so best to book to avoid being disappointed.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous flavours in this restaurant's food. Makes most Indian venues in Brighton look a bit tame, average and ordinary, which may be OK for but the ambience, staff and experience this is my go-to for my monthly chilli fix.

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1 Thank Chris W
Meppershall, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband has raved about this restaurant since the very first time he went there some three years ago and so we went for a meal to celebrate his birthday, travelling from Bedfordshire. It is in a lovely location and the ambiance inside the restaurant is very friendly and positive. Our waiters were excellent. We sat opposite the kitchen and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $37
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 900383
Description
8 Years ago when Dawn and I were working in Dubai and she was expecting Stanley, we decided it was time to settle down and shed the expat lifestyle. After working as a chef for over a period of 20 years overseas, gaining experience and knowledge in a range of eclectic cuisines in world class hotels and restaurants with the latter years spent leading kitchen brigades, I felt it was time to "go it alone". Having both traveled to India on numerous occasions with a shared passion for it's food and culture as well as an inspirational stint at 'The Cinnamon Club' and there being a big Indian influence in the kitchens in Dubai which I also embraced, the decision for our future restaurant to be Indian felt very natural to us both and so The Chilli Pickle was born. The last time I worked in Brighton 28 years ago was as a silver service banquet waiter at the Metropole Hotel whilst studying catering at Brighton Tech (now City College). Dawn has always loved Brighton from regular visits whilst living in London and I've always had a soft spot for Brighton and the fact we were doing something quite different we knew it was the perfect place to start. After searching for the right property for nearly a year we found a spot in the cobbled lanes amongst the jewellery and antique shops in Meeting House Lane. The space was perfect. 50 Covers with a real bistro feel to it and a functional but small kitchen space. With an initial slow start The Chilli Pickle gradually grew through word of mouth and the support of our now regular clientele. As we got busier and gained feedback from diners we knew we were on the right track and so our confidence grew and our style became more clearly defined. After two and a half years at Meeting House Lane an opportunity came our way that we felt we could not refuse... A move to the restaurant space at myhotel Brighton. We knew this was a big step for us, but believed we had something special in The Chilli Pickle and had the passion and drive to continue to make this work along with the constant support of our original core team as well as some new additions. After 4 years in our new venue we have gone from strength to strength. The restaurant has grown in reputation nationally as well as locally with numerous awards and most importantly we continue to welcome our regulars back and enjoy meeting new customers. We also provide The Chilli Pickle Canteen - a delivery service offering a unique experience of in-home Indian dining. Bespoke boxed Grand Thalis, Railways Trays & Biryani Sets all inspired by our travels to India. We are very proud of what we have achieved and are excited about the future. We will retain our standards all the way with attention to detail, consistency and a love for what we do. Alun Sperring Chef/Director

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