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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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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 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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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived about 6.30 on a Monday and staff fitted us in as they were fully booked later. And they were and for a good reason! Service was good and the food excellent - reminded me of Masala Zone in London. We had a thali each - Nepalese chicken and chicken karahi. Should mention the cocktails too as they went... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went there for lunch having heard a lot of good things about it and I wasn't disappointed. The menu had a wide selection and our food was very good. Service was a bit slow as we seemed to be between shifts. Good value.

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Thank peter745_11
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love lunches at the Chilli Pickle, with the thali options you get to try a fabulous selection of things and don't have to restrict yourself to one choice. The tandoori chicken and chilli chips is pretty special too.

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Thank Gill S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely atmosphere and lovely food. We were seated on a table for two and given a jug of water and our menus staff were very helpful in choosing a meal and explained what each of our sides were. Most of the food we loved and those bits we didn't I think was more to do with not liking a particular... More 

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Thank Oliver S
Harlow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is not your typical Indian restaurant and at first glance of the menu I thought I'd be disappointed but was happily proved wrong. The food was very well presented and tasted better than most Indian restaurants I've eaten in before and believe me, I've eaten in quite a few. There was also a very good choice of drinks, both... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice restaurant with good atmosphere. We love a nice curry back in our home town but for us this place was very different. In a good way. We didn't understand most of the menu but the staff were very helpful. They were extremely knowledgeable with regard to allergen control. My wife is Coeliac and this was no problem for them... More 

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Thank claygreenaway
Surrey
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely Thali on a Sunday evening. Great cocktails. 2 for 1 and delicious. Really tasty curry friendly service. Just lovely

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Thank surreysarahjk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely staff, fantastic atmosphere and, most importantly, deliciously spiced Indian food. Street food with a twist. Fluffy naan, fresh spices and mouthwatering daal. Terrific and great value.

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Thank Sherralyn30
Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's nice food but we expected something more - we have had better Indians. The interior was really nice though.

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Thank ChloeAS17
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place with great decor. Really enjoy going here when I fancy some homey type food. Mostly Thali platters so good fun as you get to try lots of things. Food is very tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $35
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
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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