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The Chilli Pickle

17 Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE, England
+44 1273 900383
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Great service - initially had some doubts and concerns as the menu seemed reduc d from a previous visit but what we had was excellent, well presented and tasty with excellent service from an American waitress. Have more family staying at the weekend and will...More

Thank Simon T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate here on sat 19th august to celebrate my sons 40th birthday 4 adults + 2 children. Food was great, restaurant staff were excellent but they were let down by long delays for main course. Even though we asked for the children's meals to...More

Thank Carole D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful surprise to find somewhere that has been recommended so many times by so many people actually live up to expectations. The restaurant is warm and welcoming with a street market feel and decor, staff very attentive. The menu was not vast but...More

Thank wotters_k
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have visited this fabulous Indian restaurant many times now and have always enjoyed the food. The service is average and the dining style is very relaxed but the food is great! Would recommend for couples and families and groups.

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a "must visit" restaurant and the care taken with the imaginative take on Indian cuisine is faultless. It's obviously a labour of love on behalf of the owners. I only wish I lived closer and could go back more often.

Thank ChrisB-TRIP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a nice approach to Indian food, a real breath of fresh air. Authentic styles of Indian cooking. The Black Pepper Chicken Thali was lovely. Great service, nice atmosphere, we will definitely return.

Thank Charlie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a meat eater a lover of Indian food we booked here and I thought is would be the usual. Far from it! A really nice place, relaxed atmosphere, great staff who advised us on what to go with, I'd say very well catered for...More

Thank Rich M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this place with my parents and to my surprise I found the food and dessert really good and flavoursome We had ordered railway Thalis and pista kulfi Although I will not say that they were that authentic as you get in India but...More

1  Thank tripathi p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attached to myhotel in Brighton. Great. And I mean great south East Asian cuisine. From momos (Nepal) to dry curries. Everything is authentic. And awesome. Prolly too awesome. By the sixth day eating at least one meal there a day I had to go somewhere...More

Thank Stellesmith
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading other reviews, booked for early evening for first night in Brighton. Venue was located in a popular area. Very modern decor. A bit too much like a chain restaurant. Menu was consise. Offered water then asked what drinks we would like. Starters of...More

Thank atul k
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Brenda S
March 28, 2017|
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It's a restaurant. No
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Probably not
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No there is no dress code, it's Brighton after all. Have a good meal.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $36
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
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, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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
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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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