We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Excellent”

Chilli Banana Unique Sandwich Bar
Ranked #3 of 174 Restaurants in Hitchin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $11
Cuisines: Cafe, British
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Chilli B offers a unique menu with imaginative food, freshly prepared just for you. No pre-packaging allowed here.The new Lounge is chilled out in a beautiful restored shop, just off the market square in Hitchin. Please note that we do NOT proclaim we are a restaurant but we care about service and good food.
Hitchin, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Alaways fresh and made with care and attention to detail. The home made soups are top restaurant standard.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank smat26
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

387 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    312
    50
    13
    9
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Cambridge
Level Contributor
33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Best lunches ever in the history of lunch”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Chilli B's tucked down a sidestreet in Hitchin isn't just worth checking out for lunch, its the ONLY place worth checking out for lunch!

Best selection of sandwiches with any and all kinds of fillings you can think. You can choose your sandwich from the entertaining menu which includes stars such as 'Lord of the Bling' a hot griddle concotion not for the faint hearted including piri piri chicken, jalapenos, mozzarella and hot chilli sauce ....... <pause typing to wipe drool off keyboard and quickly telephone in an order for a 'Lord Wrap'> ....... or for anyone with milder taste why not try the 'Lambshank Redemption' with tomato and basil chicken, sundried tomatoes and mozzarella. Its a massive menu and those are just two of the many, ridiculously name and fantastic tasty options, or if none of the menu choices take your fancy then make up your own flavour combination - anything goes.

You can get white or brown triple-decker sandwiches, ciabatta or tortilla wraps for any sandwich filling. My favourites are the hot griddle fillings served on toasted ciabatta or wrap. Take your favourite sandwich filling, chuck it on a hot griddle for 5 minutes then serve in a hot wrap or ciabatta.

Jacket potatoes with any of the sandwich fillings also served every day. Choice of salad boxes served every day. Tuesdays and Wednesdays you can also get homemade lasagne.

Fast, friendly and efficient service. You can call an order through and pick it up when you're ready. If you want to order for business lunches you can get a sandwich platter or just order in the morning and you can have your 15 different sandwiches, griddles, salads, lasagnes etc all ready to collect/be delivered at a convenient time.

I just love this place. If I didn't work in Hitchin any more I'd have to come visit just to get lunch!

Go there ....... no, seriously you should really go order your lunch now, they'll be sold out soon for the day and closing up!

  • Visited December 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank amimac80
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
chillibanana, Owner at Chilli Banana Unique Sandwich Bar, responded to this review, December 16, 2012
Wow, what an amazing review!!
Thank you for much for all your comments, sounds like you are our marketing guru.
We work really hard to bring a personal, efficient service every time you visit as well as imaginative, fresh and tasty food. Thanks to your review, we feel we are getting it right.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
liverpool
Level Contributor
25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“wow, fantastic.”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

our first visit and wow what a find . the most amazing tasty ciabatta bread, with the most amazing tasty fillings. fantastic quick polite service . a really nice place to stop for good food . although limited seating, will be even better when they open the cafe sit in area next door. cant wait. . a sure fire winner. keep it up , all the chiili banana team, fantastic. ,.

  • Visited December 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank burnel054
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hitchin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“The best sandwich shop, ever, fact!”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

I have been eating lucnh at Chilli B since forever. I love it and you will not find a better sandwich anywhere! Bill and Sharon are so friendly and always have smiles on their faces. I love the updates on Facebook of their specials and updates, even though i always have the same sandwich every time - Highly recommend a Texas Chainsaw Moussaka with HOT chilli sauce. I love Chilli B x

  • Visited November 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Claire S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
“OMG fresh tasty sexy that all (-:”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

Super fresh bread not made that morning no that hour that's how the chilli rolls super flavour great combos and if your font like there combs ( crazy if you don't ) then made your own

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Dharm86
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Chilli Banana Unique Sandwich Bar also viewed

Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
 
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
 
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
 

Been to Chilli Banana Unique Sandwich Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing