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“A good addition to the restaurant scene....”

Hot Chilli Indian Restaurant
Ranked #63 of 533 Restaurants in Bolton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $26
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The menu offers traditional Indian dishes, house specialties and regional recipes from Eastern India and Bengal. All dishes are individually prepared using only the finest and freshest ingredients available. The modern design and friendly service add to the exceptional dining experience at Hot Chilli. Whether it's a romantic dinner for two or a party celebration with friends and family, come and enjoy the very best of Eastern Indian cuisine at Hot Chilli in Bolton.
Bolton, Lancashire
Level 6 Contributor
83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A good addition to the restaurant scene....”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Just been twice inside a week and would be happy to go back again.

My first visit to Hot Chill was on a busy Friday night with a large group of friends (16). Our table was ready when we arrived and although the place was full, we were made to feel very welcome. The service was very good and it was clear that there were extra staff on to ensure that people could always catch an eye for another beer. Mountains of poppadums appeared with usual relishes, although we did have to ask for lime pickle, which doesn't come as 'standard'. The pops were all fresh and crispy. There was a wide range of starters ordered and they all came freshly cooked, hot and all seemed to be good sized portions. Friends did comment on the generous onion bhajis - about a tennis ball size. I had a mixed kebab which was delicious. Main courses were varied and all arrived as ordered, ranging from the usual chicken korma, up to the brave vindaloo. Breads, roti and rice were all cooked very well. Obviously, I cannot comment on all 16 dishes but I can say that apart from little bits of the odd naan there wasn't much left and the unanimous view of the group was that everyone's food was great. I had Lamb Bangla - the lamb was very tender and the dish was very nicely spiced. Of course, I mentioned the beer earlier and with Mongoose, Cobra and Carlsberg all on tap then there is plenty to quench the thirst. There is a well stocked bar with 4 or 5 bar stools available - great for a pre-dinner or post-dinner drink. For groups, there is also a seating area downstairs where it would be possible for 12 or so people to gather if you were waiting for other guests to arrive.

My second visit was a few days later (Thursday) when I met up with a friend of many years who is a bit of a curry connoisseur. Again, a pleasant welcome and attentive service - just two waiters on this evening and only a handful of tables busy but they ensured that everyone was well attended to. Poppadums and relishes just as good and starters this time were 2 x Hot mix. Good sized portions, delicate and moist meat and worthy of the 'HT' ranking.

Mains were Chicken Rogan and Lamb Sana with Mushroom Pilau, Tandoori Roti and Aloo Gobi.

All the dishes were very good and neither of us could find any fault at all. I'm sure I'll be back for a third visit soon.

There is ample parking at the venue.

  • Visited April 2013
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Liverpool
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great food at a reasonable price...”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

We booked in for a table of four on a Saturday night. Pretty quiet inside due to heavy snow on the day I am sure.

However, the restaurant had cleared a path to the door and, once inside, it was lovely and warm.

Decoration is almost medieval in the nicest possible sense. High ceilings, nice decor...

Importantly, the staff were very attentive and looked after us. The food was spot on.. Our visiting friends loved the food and said it was the best they had tasted for a long, long time.

We also use Hot Chilli's takeaway service, which brings restaurant quality food to home!

A great Indian at a great price.

Enjoy!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Major1
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Bolton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fit for a king”
Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Went tonight for a meal with 4 colleagues from work. We all had poppadums to start. Next we all had starters which in itself was a meal. We all loved our starters. Our main meal came and we had all ordered different. Each dish was hot and thoroughly enjoyable. My jalfrezi was delicious. All my friends enjoyed their meals but we had to take home 'doggy bags' as we had over faced ourselves. We all had 2 drinks, poppadums, 5 starters, 5 mains and 3 naan and the bill came to £108. We all felt this was an excellent price especially with the amount of food we received. The staff are all very polite and attentive. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited April 2013
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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“Standards Dropping and Dropping”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Had better days iv been to this place several times and the standards seem to be slowly dropping, first of all the portion size seems to be getting smaller and the staff do not seem to do much about it, i have been so many places around the area and don’t understand what the problem is, the whole atmosphere seems to getting more grim and my family don’t like it anymore.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank lauren b
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
228 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“would visit again”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

My partner and i had a meal here recently and found the staff friendly and very helpful
After reading other reviews i didnt expect much but was surprised how nice it was. Would go again , you get what you pay for

  • Visited April 2013
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