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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
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17 Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great vegan options, great cocktails, great service -100% recommend The aubergine curry, masala dosa and samosas are definitely a favourite along with the dark and stormy cocktail. Chilli pickle is quite pricey, I wish it was a little lower in price so I could have...More

Thank Abby B
Reviewed yesterday

This was my second visit, and while the quality of the food was generally good, the main course chicken was very disappointing. There were literally three small pieces of chicken and a lot of potato, making it somewhat bland overall and not very satisfying (and...More

Thank texasgolfer31
Reviewed yesterday

We were staying at the hotel next door to the restaurant, so decided to give it a go. We were unable to get a table until 10pm but it really was worth the wait. The place is very nicely decorated and the staff are all...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I recommend booking for this venue as it is very popular and justifiably so. The service was very good, the staff enthusiastic about the product, and the food itself was top quality. The service waiting intervals were of the right duration allowing for an unhurried...More

Thank techy192
Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked this restaurant on a recent trip to Brighton. Upon booking a table for 7pm they advised us that they would require the table back at 9pm. No problem as it was just the two of us. When getting to the restaurant we waited...More

Thank djsagaloo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Imagine your local curry house brought into the 21st century and made fun and funky. Great menu, used chicken thigh instead of breast, small but intriguing menu and the atmosphere and staff really brought the night together. Would go again.

Thank powsyl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place looks enticing, decor lovely......nice ambiance.....smells Devine.....it ends there! After waiting for the staff to finally stop their Saturday morning chat...one of them finally notices us and we are seated......the place is empty yet it still proves difficult for the waitress to work out...More

Thank Phyllis1975
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cant recommend this restaurant enough. Brilliant selection for vegetarians and some of the best Indian food I have ever had. There was a great atmosphere and the restaurant is beautiful. Great cocktails, amazing food and really good service, cant wait to go again.

Thank Louise S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch and both had the King Thali, food is so fresh and tasty. Staff and service are brilliant, even providing an emergency mango lassi when I accidentally ate a whole chilli! Highly recommend

Thank Becky S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy a visit to the Chilli Pickle. Never had a bad meal here. Menu quite limited in comparison with standard Indian fayre but what they do, they do really well in my opinion. Not the cheapest and service was a bit slap dash...More

Thank Steve S
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Brenda S
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Response from Dan S | Reviewed this property |
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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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