The Chilli Pickle

Address: 42 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, BN1 1HB, England
Telephone: 01273 323824

- Mid-range

4.7

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
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Service
4.6
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Food and drink
4.8
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Value for money
4.6
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Ambience
4.7
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Location
4.7
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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 [node:173590], 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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • Romance
  • Shopping
  • Trendiness
  • Sightseeing
  • Chilling out

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