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The Chilli Pickle

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17 Jubilee Street, Brighton BN11GE, 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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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Had a weekend stay in Brighton and booked this restaurant based on recent good reviews, but we were very disappointed with the food on Saturday evening. The poppadoms were stale, the ginger curry had absolutely no ginger in it, and the other dishes we had lacked any strength in flavour. Only ate half of our meals. We complained and they... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can't believe I have lived in Brighton for 20 years and this is my first visit to The Chilli Pickle but I shall certainly be back soon. We went as a group of 8 including a couple of teenagers who are not very adventurous about spicy food but the staff went out of their way to advise on good choices... More 

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Thank Mrs C
Torquay, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Chilli Pickle is frankly, excellent. I think it may be the very first time I have eaten at a Indian restaurant and finished everything that was put in front of me.

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Bogota, Colombia
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It has a decent variety of dishes in the menu. The food quality is amazing. We tried a couple of entries, lamb and fish for main dishes and gulab jamuns as dessert. The service staff was very keen of your needs and the average experience was good. Maybe a little bit rushed sometimes with different people asking the same question... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with my partner for a romantic night and I was not disappointed. Staff were lovely and friendly and the restaurant is lovely. I ordered the fish and it was divine. The food was top class, gorgeous. We had a couple of beers with dinner and really enjoyed the night. I would highly recommend it, I'll definitely be back... More 

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Thank andrealeahy
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here! Gorgeous food, great service and will definitely be going back! We had the assortment plate and cannot recommend it enough.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were resident in the adjacent hotel (MyBrighton) - otherwise we may not have got a table at 8pm on a Tuesday evening! The place was packed. Very friendly staff and the menu shows how spicy the dishes are. We shared a starter then each had a main course, all delicious. We stuck to beer and water to drink. A... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want a loud restaurant with obnoxious staff who find their guests an inconvenience then this is the place for you. Unfortunately for all the arrogance of the restaurant the food is distinctly average and doesn't make up for all the flaws.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was really good and really tasty. Service and the atmosphere was spectacular . I would definitely recommend this place!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited for dinner after reading so many great reviews, the service on arrival was friendly and attentive and despite being busy we were seated quickly, the place has a great laid back vibe, interesting but slightly limited menu, however the dishes sounded lovely and we quickly made our choices, food arrived in good time and we could not fault... 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, Gluten Free
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
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, 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 BN11GE, 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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