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The Chilli Pickle

Chilli Pickle Restaurant

The Chilli Pickle restaurant is ideally situated among a plethora of restaurants in Brighton, close to the Theatre Royal and in the trendy North Laine area.

It sits among a variety of popular indian restaurants in Brighton including Curry Leaf Cafe, Manjus, which is just around the corner, and Planet India.

Often changing menu of thoughtfully prepared authentic Indian dishes with delicate spicing and good quality ingredients. The menu is inspired from different regions of India. In fact, the owners Alun and Dawn frequently visit India to research and discover new dishes and fresh inspiration. The Chilli Pickle is brought to you with the highest levels of service in a setting which is refreshing, unique, and – in our opinion – a little bit boutique.

Beautiful young lady and waitress holding a single martini cocktail on a silver tray. A yellow out of focus wall in the background. She has nail varnish on her hands and she is wearing a black dress.

What’s on the menu?

The menu at the Chilli Pickle, including their lunch, dinner, kids and a drinks menu changes with the seasons. A more tailored menu can be created for special occasions, private dinners and events – just get in touch with the Chilli Pickle directly.

appetiser The Chilli Pickle Brighton

Typical sample dishes include a selection of tandoori, roasts and kebabs, curries, dosas and biryanis, along with a selection of sides, nibbles and changing specials. Offering a little bit of something for everyone, the Chilli Pickle is a great dining option for meat eaters, vegetarian and gluten free diners alike.

The tandoor oven area. Pictured an Indian chef preparing skewers of fish, chicken and lamb. The skewers have bright marinade sauces which are red, yellow, green.

Award-Winning Indian Cuisine – Chilli Pickle Brighton

The Chilli Pickle is unique to Brighton and has been making the headlines further afield for some time now.

Accolades include recognition with the following food bodies: 2 AA Rosettes 2009-16 – The National Restaurant Awards 2011-16 top 100 UK Restaurants – The Craft Guild of Chef Awards 2013 – Michelin Bib Gourmand 2010-14 and Hardens 2011-15.

In teh kitchen at The Chilli Pickle Brighton

This popular restaurant in Brighton also partner with the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) where they continually assess their sourcing, environmental impact and local connections. In the past, they have been named among the best restaurants in the UK at the National Restaurant Awards.

Home delivery

The Chilli Pickle brings you the unique experience of in-home Indian dining direct to your doorstep and is rated as one of the best takeaways in Brighton, Hove and Sussex.

Maincourse dishes at The Chilli Pickle Brighton

Their bespoke boxed Grand Thalis, Railways Trays & Biryani Sets are all inspired by the owners’ travels to India over the years and can be delivered Wednesday to Sunday, 5.30pm to 10pm.

If you’re passing by this North Laine restaurant and don’t have time for a sit down meal, there is also the option of grabbing a quick bite from their Street Food Cart. Here you can ‘grab and go’ and sample what’s on their seasonally changing Street Food Cart menu. An ideal option if you’re on the move.


  1. Toni Louise Robertson

    My favourite restaurant 😋 Food is superb and flavours are unreal! I’m never disappointed, been here for many special occasions and will be my first go to as soon as lockdown is done and it reopens. Quirky vibe and great atmosphere. An absolute must if you haven’t tried it.

  2. Rhys Trussler

    Came in the Summer (2017) and had a reservation but had gathered some folks on the way, despite being busy this wasn’t a problem, we were sat outside, which was perfect for a party that had spontaneously become our size and eating early on a hot day, the staff took it all in their stride and were great hosts all round. Cocktails are great takes with Indian inspired flavours on classics. The food is always brilliant, these guys are a Brighton institution for a reason.

  3. malcolm

    We love Chilli Pickle as a family, the wife and I normally go for their king thali and try different curries as there’s so many to choose from. The kids love the dosa’s along with the mango lassi. This restaurant is situation in the heart of the North Laine and is a large space but I would book in advance if you plan to go there at the weekend as it’s so popular.

  4. Caroline

    The Chilli Pickle is one of my favourites – I love it’s quirky decor and innovative dishes. I have been a few times, mainly with big groups and its always been delicious.

  5. Tom

    A cut above your standard Indian restaurant and blazing a trail of innovative and interesting Indian dishes in Brighton. A really popular restaurant that draws in a lot of diners. Very lively and vibrant atmosphere and delicious food. Not to be missed!

  6. Angela Simmonds

    Amazing indian food!

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