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

I really can't understand all the reviews on here saying this is the best Indian in Brighton !! The decor is modern and atmosphere is lively, but we thought the food was average and quite pricey for what you get. 2 lamb chops and 2...More

Thank Johb2708
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great fresh food, good selection of dishes every taste catered for. Service was attentive but not OTT

Thank Pete J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a very good meal here. Virtually every dish was one we'd not heard of (and we eat a lot of Indian food), but all were inventive and the three we had were generally delicious. The Chicken tikka was the best, but the tiger prawns...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic service our waitress was lovely. We ordered a mixture of items and they were all well cooked , nice flavours only item was the Roti was abit hard so not as nice . Price was reasonable for a special family meal .

Thank Rani J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went to this place thanks to the good reviews I have red here on Tripadvisor and I have to say it was a great idea! It was strange at the beginning to notice that there were almost no Indian people in the kitchen and...More

Thank Ophélie S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pre booked a table to be sure we got a table as it can get very busy. We ordered the set menu which consisted of nibbles, starter and main with rice. And we both ordered from the set menu and shared. We got a bottle...More

Thank Franalola1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our third visit and as always the food, although great value was excellent quality and well prepared. A nice appropriate menu. But, something has happened with the service, it's really very poor and very slap dash. Main courses delivered with dirty appetiser plates on the...More

Thank Passionate-Owners
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a weekend in Brighton and our friends took us to this restaurant. We absolutely loved it! The food was interesting and slightly quirky, really standing out from typical Indian fare served in curry house. My starter of crab cakes with scallops was very...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Delicious food from a small but perfectly chosen menu. Such a refreshing change to have authentically spiced & traditional Indian food with a new twist. Excellent Naan breads and a mix of mild & medium spiced to good, hot & vibrant dishes. Staff are attentive...More

Thank Lola L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the chilli pickle last night and had a fabulous meal. Each dish was delicious, I'm not a huge fan of very spicy food and found a few choices on the menu that didn't put me off. The staff were friendly and helpful although...More

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Brenda S
28 March 2017|
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Response from andyau1 | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so
1 June 2016|
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Response from Andrew R | Reviewed this property |
Probably not
21 May 2015|
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Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
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
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
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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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