The Chilli Pickle

Price guide: Mid-range

42 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1HB

Price guide: Mid-range

The Chilli Pickle

By Emma Gregg, your Brighton expert

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#5 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.8
4.8
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Mature travellers, Singles, Chilling out, Romance, Shopping, Sightseeing, Trendiness

Expert review of The Chilli Pickle

A contemporary Indian bistro with an exciting menu inspired by classic street eats.

This seductive little place takes well-known (and lesser-known) specialities from India and Nepal and presents them with supreme imagination and flair. Of all the stereotype-busting new eateries to have opened in Brighton in recent years, I reckon it’s one of the best.

Food and drink: 

The ever-changing menu is short and chosen with care. Locally-sourced, free-range meat and fish always feature, and vegetarians are positively spoilt. At lunchtime, you can nibble on pea fritters, sticky ribs and other street-food-style tapas; the evening menu features moreish delicacies such as pumpkin dhansak and oxtail madras.

Ambience: 

There are café-style tables in a warm, stylish space that’s often fully booked.

Service: 

The staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

Location: 

It’s tucked away in The Lanes, on a narrow pedestrian street.

Price advice: 

At lunchtime, street food dishes are £2.50-£7.50 each while kebabs, dosas and thali platters are £8-£11; in the evening, main courses are £9-£17.

More information on The Chilli Pickle:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bistro, Restaurant
Food:
Asian, Indian, Modern, Vegetarian
Address:
42 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1HB
Telephone:
01273 323824
Website:
http://www.thechillipicklebistro.co.uk
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Wed-Sun noon-3pm, 6.30-10.30pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Local ingredients, Ethical

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