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The Chilli Pickle

17 Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE, England
+44 1273 900383
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We can really recommend what we think is the best Indian Restaurant in Brighton. We were served by nicely informal but knowledgeable and smiling staff excellent spiced and fresh Aubergine and Lamp Curry with very nice sides, rices and naan bread. We also enjoyed the...More

Thank Angela J
Reviewed yesterday

We came here for our Sunday lunch it is a great alternative to the standard meat and two veg if you fancy a change then get down to the Chilli Pickle I had a couple of Bloody Mary's to start Indian style of course which...More

Thank JimmyDisco54
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited for a stag doo. Staff were friendly, eager to help. Food was excellent. Venue is large and not overcrowded as tables are very well spaced. Great value for money, would definitely visit again.

Thank Wolfie-boo
Reviewed 3 days ago

After seeing the bbc2 programme I decided for my wife's birthday to spend the day in Brighton and finish the day off at the chilli pickle. Arriving 5 mins early for my weeks in advanced booking I'm told my table had been giving to someone...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went with my husband and his eldest son. The staff were friendly and efficient, there was a great atomosphere, busy but not too busy. We had a look at the menu, and were pleasantly surprised at what was there, they were complete meals with...More

Thank sarahaheaton
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Resutrant offer a great variety of choice and taste like home food. Try their Thali's. the food come warm and fresh

Thank Lalit M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We failed to get a table at this very popular restaurant during our annual Fringe trip last year - so we booked well in advance this year! So glad we did! Really good service and the food was SCRUMPTIOUS! Really different dishes - all yummy!...More

Thank Jo S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we were last in Brighton having lunched somewhere else on passing Chilli Pickle I noticed their flyer advertising Sunday brunch and the return of Pork Knuckle Vindaloo by popular demand. So back in Brighton on a Sunday it seemed churlish not to give both...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Chilli Pickle for the first time last night. The food was fantastic and the service excellent. The only criticism I have is that it is so noisy we couldn't talk to each other. If we go back we would prefer to...More

Thank Kate K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the food here, almost close to authentic North Indian food and the colourful decor and vibe was really infectious! Situated just 10 minutes behind the Hilton Metropole, this is an absolute must-do!

Thank thegothicgoat
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Brenda S
can i bring my dog
29 March 2017|
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Response from andyau1 | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so
Is it halaal?
1 June 2016|
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Response from Andrew R | Reviewed this property |
Probably not
Is there a dresscode?
22 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$36
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
Kids, Groups, 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
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