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Cheerful Chilli

East Chevin Road,, Otley LS21 3DD, England
+44 1943 466567
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“chilli” (32 reviews)
“chimichanga” (11 reviews)
“cake” (30 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
East Chevin Road,, Otley LS21 3DD, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this little café before and really enjoyed the experience so thought we would visit again last Saturday (30th Sept). After a long and rainly walk across the Chevin we arrived at the café at 2.30 for a much needed cup of tea...More

Thank sarah1bradford9
CheerfulChilli, Owner at Cheerful Chilli, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi - we are so sorry that we weren't open when you visited. We were closed for a week for a complete refurb and redecoration. We are now open for business as usual with a lovely new look. We do hope you will come back...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place and the food was out of this world and food was very hot and not cold would recommend this place even if your just passing its just over the road from Dane field which is a good place for a nice walk

Thank Graham R
CheerfulChilli, Owner at Cheerful Chilli, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your amazing comments. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 7 September 2017

We visited the Cheerful Chilli in August after seeing it as a potential wedding venue. We found it easy to book online (reserving only a couple of hours before we went in!) - On arrival staff were very friendly, we were sat in a window...More

Thank jessicafaye94
CheerfulChilli, Owner at Cheerful Chilli, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're super pleased that you are enjoying our food and that you like Chilli Barn too. Big thanks to your fiancé - great he's now a convert 💛. Hope to see you again soon and do let us know if you'd like to chat more...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I had a party at home and arranged with Cheerful Chilli to do a vegan/vegetarian buffet for 30. There was a good variety and a lot of food. It was amazing and everyone commented on how much they enjoyed it. I would highly recommend Cheerful...More

Thank Joy C
CheerfulChilli, Owner at Cheerful Chilli, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Joy. We're so pleased you and your guests enjoyed the buffet.

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I had heard such good reports of this place but was so disappointed. Firstly they couldn't find my reservation, then we were put in a corner away from the main restaurant, it was a set meal Indian buffet which wasn't mentioned when I booked it....More

Thank Deeliteful
CheerfulChilli, Owner at Cheerful Chilli, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

We're really sorry but it seems that the confusion over your booking meant you visited on our Indian Banquet night (which is an occasional evening with a set Indian banquet) without knowing. Things clearly didn't go right and we would like to make it up...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Stopped in for drinks and cakes after a wander round the Chevin park. The food is good here the problem is the service is incredibly slow. When arrived we were second in the queue. we were still in the queue 15 minutes later. There was...More

Thank KendalianK
CheerfulChilli, Owner at Cheerful Chilli, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you so much for your comments about our food. We are really pleased you liked it. We did have to give out warnings of delays in service on Monday as we had exceptionally high numbers of visitors on the sunny bank holiday. We didn't...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We called in on Saturday afternoon and had some food. We had the home made soup. And the lasagne. Both of which came with ample portions and were tasty. Had a couple of cappuccinos also for the adults and some cans for the kids the...More

Thank JonathanWootton
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The food was very tasty and a really decent portion, recommend you go on an empty stomach. the atmosphere was also really good. Enhanced by fantastic service by our waitress Becca.

Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Used to visit this cafe ages ago when an old lady used to have it, she was always friendly and used to bake great cakes. Was saddened to see how shabby everything looks now, place stunk of smoke, staff were outside smoking, appauled at the...More

Thank Jfarnon
CheerfulChilli, Owner at Cheerful Chilli, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

We were shocked to hear that you had this experience last week at our daytime tea rooms and are very sorry. We have taken immediate action with the member of staff concerned and can guarantee that this will not happen again. We are a family...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Been meaning to go here for ages even though I'm not a vegetarian, but paid my first visit tonight, the place itself is very individual, tucked away at the top of the Chevin. I went with my daughter and both of us opted for the...More

Thank Craig S
CheerfulChilli, Owner at Cheerful Chilli, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

We are delighted that you had a good evening and enjoyed our food. Hope to see you again soon.

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Nicky W
2 August 2017|
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Response from CheerfulChilli | Property representative |
Hi - we don't take bookings for the tea rooms but you can reserve a table - just call us on 01943 466567. Thanks
Catherine T
25 February 2016|
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Response from docabd | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is facilities for a wedding even a marquee for evening guests, no accomadation for wedding guests though there is the Chevin Country Hotel ,Premier Inn ,Travelodge,next to airport, and some nice Bed and Breakfast... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East Chevin Road,, Otley LS21 3DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Otley
  • Phone Number: +44 1943 466567
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The Cheerful Chilli Restaurant brings you freshly cooked, wholesome and flavoursome food from around the world. From our popular Mezze Platters to share to favourites such as Aubergine Involtini, Kerala Curry and enchiladas. We have private dining for parties up to 30 and our 4 course Sharing Menu is particularly popular on these occasions. All our deserts and ice creams are home made. Booking is advised. Our Tea Rooms offer a selection of lunches, savouries, deserts and delicious cakes.
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