The Chilli Pickle

4.2
332 reviews
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The Chilli Pickle's award winning menu is a taste of India's many regions and cuisines offering something that is authentic in flavour and method yet tweaked to their own style. The menu is ever evolving as they work to match seasonal produce with their passion to create new dishes and rework old favourites. Their sourcing is thoughtful and industrious and they work with local farmers and fishermen who are passionate about their produce. Winners of top gong at The British Curry Awards 2010 for most innovative restaurant, as well as being in the 50 Best UK Curry Houses in the Independent, also awarded a Michelin BiB Gourmand and 2 AA rosettes by the revered restaurant guides 2011, The Chilli Pickle offers Indian food as you always wanted it to be.
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Dallas
144 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

My experience with Indian food is limited but I was not impressed with the place. Prices are fair so its value is recommended. We shared a king thali with curried chicken which is not enough for two. The service was slow to start but then got better. I had better experiences in London.

C
London
15 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2012
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Quite a different sort of Indian restaurant and one I would definitely return to. Not a bog standard curry house - very interesting food and style. I was particularly impressed with the set menu options and pricing as I expected this place to be a lot pricier than it is. The chicken kebabs were wonderful and the fish was cooked to perfection. Great experience.

BS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2012
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best curry I've had inc many notable London establishments.

Pork belly vindaloo was immense.

Great beer list with many Belgium beers to choose from. Good cocktail list as well.

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, excellent food and a great wine list, topped off with attentive service. I can't find fault with the place.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best indian food we have ever tasted. We opted for the meat grill which included lamb, chicken and venison. The flavours were amazing, and the meat was cooked to perfection. We ordered two portions of rice, however, the friendly waiter was quick to point out that one portion would be enough, he was right! This is an a la carte Indian so you won't find your usual Chicken Madras or Biriyani on the menu. Don't be put off if you don't recognise anything, we didn't see anything familiar on the menu but we knew it would be mouth watering food no matter what we chose as we'd seen the many positive reviews for this restaurant. Overall great food, excellent service and good value for money - I highly recommend the Chilli Pickle.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2012
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday celebrations were had at the restaurant fab Place!!

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2012
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, very authentic and the place had a good vibe.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2012
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Spectacular food and lovely cocktails! The menu caters for everyone and the portions are generous. Service was excellent as some things were new to me on the menu so needed clarification. Also the price of this incredible dinner was a surprise as it is so affordable! Perfect venue for celebrating my birthday! Will return again and again :-)

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2012
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Expected more and found the food pretty disappointing.

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2012
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food which is different from the standard curry house. Flavours are very authentic and some great variations on traditional Indian dishes. Service has always been good with a buzzing atmosphere.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2012
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food with a modern slant on traditional asian/indian.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2012
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was deliciously spiced and tasty. Large portions. Waiting staff really friendly.

GW
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really, really good food. The mutton was one of the best meals I've had in ages. Highly recommend. Good veggie options as well

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2012
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

Great food. Long, long wait for food on Sunday lunch. Arrived 1.15pm. Orders taken 1.45pm. Food arrived 2.20pm. I went up to the manageress to find out where our food was at 2.15pm and it arrived 5 mins later. After we had finished the meal, the manageress came over and apologised for the wait and explained that all the orders had gone in at the same time and due to the complexity of the dishes, they took while to come out. She did take the drinks off the bill as compensation. My observation though would be a) manage customers expectations before waiting for them to complain b) why wait 30 mins to take an order when it was not busy when we arrived c) maybe reduce the extensive menu on busier days so it doesn't take as long?

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent just a shame the only table we could get was at 10.15 - this restaurant books up quick!

1
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2012
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was fantastic - really enjoyable - relaxed ambiance enabling you to enjoy your food. Worth a visit.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good food good service good ambiance. As Arnie says, i'll be back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2012
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

we had heard of the restaurant from friends, read the reviews and everything matched up11 Food service atmosphere. didnt feel pressured to hurry up and eat, nice to rest between courses!! Chocolate orange sweet to die for.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2012
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food here is always outstanding - both the lunch & dinner menus. Amazing veggie choices. Seriously tasty, original & exciting.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2012
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The food is excellent,absolutely loved my Crispy Pork Belly Vindaloo. Unfortunately the Restaurant lacks atmosphere and the Beer and Wine seems overpriced. Unlikely i will return as there are much better places to eat in Brighton and Hove.

K
Brighton
15 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A little expensive but really pleased that organic wine and beer are on the menu! We highly recommend a visit, a lovely evening out and great staff

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, really worth going. Great ambiance, food, friendly staff. A real pleasure.

1
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic - food very interesting and different - highly remended.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at the Chilli Pickle in Brighton was most definetly the best meal of our lives. The food was Goresous and the ambiance even better! We spend our fist Valentines Day here and we promised we would return, not only was the food outstanding, but the whole feel of the place is really accommodating. I would racomend this restaurant to anyone who'll listen!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great wine, incredible food, stand out service.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I LOVE this restaurant. I just wish they served their 'King Thali's' in the evening too!

G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2012
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Wonderful, friendly service and great food. My partner loved that everything was so spicy. I would have prefered a milder option as I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to hot food but it was still lovely and the waitress made sure we always had a jug of water on the table. Probably not the best choice for korma fans but definitely worth a visit!
We visited on Valentine's day so it was very busy but the tables were arranged so we didn't feel crowded.
The Pink Gin Fizz deserves a special mention!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2012
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Unusual Indian food. More like I have eaten in India. A fusion of authentic Indian, and British Indian. Nice vibe! I like the restaurant decor, layout and ambience. My only negative was that we had a selection of waiters and it wasn't clear who was looking after us. Sometimes we had to wait e.g. paying the bill. I prefer someone to "take ownerwship" of a table.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chilli Pickle Brighton. This restaurant has made indian food something else! it is definately worth a visit even if you think it may not be to your taste as there is something for everyone.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Part of a hotel / bar / coffee shop complex. Great Indian food cooked in a modern and clean style. Be prepared to eat with eat with your hands. Highly recommended.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A Must. Exceptional food and service at prices even the Greek Government could afford.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding original food with quality service. One of the best restaurants in Brighton for flavour and taste satisfaction. Highly recommended.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2012
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Chilli Pickle is great. If you like your food with a bit spicy, a bit different and a bit special then you won't be disappointed. We had a lovely time.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2012
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I had heard from friends and some local magazines that the Chilli Pickle was a good place do some alternative Indian food, or should I say alternative/authentic.

So I expected a lot, the chilli pickle did not disappoint, atmosphere, cocktails and service were all fantastic. As for the food, exquisite, the best Indian I've ever had.

Highely recommended.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2012
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This is an Indian with a difference. If you are used to standard Indian restaurant fare this may not be for you, but our party of four loved the take on indian cuisine offered here. The Tandoori chicken was moist and cooked to perfection and the array of accompaniments delightful. Overall a refined experience with strong attention to detail.We also liked the extensive beer list, with many regional and unusual beers available to complement the food. I have to say the service was top notch. We will be coming back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2012
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was very authentic and delicious. One member of our party found it all a bit too spicy. The mixed meat tandoori platter was the meal of the night. Staff very friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was good. My only criticism would be that £6 for a bottle of Kingfisher lager is a bit much.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2012
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Superb food and excellent service. A lively restaurant that is always busy - booking is essential at weekends. Extensive wine list with many beers and various other drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) also available. The menu isn't huge, but everything offered is exceptionally well cooked and presented. My only reservation being the vegetarian option on the set dinner menu seemed to be a much smaller portion of food than the equivalent meat or fish options; it was delicious, but looked rather small by comparison to the amount my friends had on their plates. However, the overall experience was excellent with attentive staff and lovely food. Highly recommended.

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We recently went here as a group of 6. The food was very good and the service excellent. Two of our party had recently come back from Nepal, and said the momos were very authentic. Superb evening, would recommend

NR
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2012
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love Chilli Pickle, go every couple of months and it has never failed to deliver excellent food every time.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very good food andservice. an experience in the finer indian quisine.well crafted menu to suit all tastes.

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