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When this much-loved eatery relocated from South Lanes to a huge glass-fronted venue in the ultra-modern Myhotel complex, Brighton's foodies held their collective breath. Thankfully, Chilli Pickle
has gone from strength to strength, cementing its position as one of the town’s standout restaurants. Chef Alun Sperring (ex-Cinnamon Club in London) continues to wow diners with his modern take on
Indian cuisine, while his wife Dawn is a friendly presence out front, where pastel colours add a touch of Bollywood glamour. Signature dishes such as oxtail Madras & whole tandoori-spiced sea
bass remain as fragrantly enticing as ever, but it’s the attention to detail that sets CP apart, from zingy homemade chilli & pineapple pickle to the last-minute sprinkling of perfumed rose
water over mutton biryani. Powerful New World reds stand up well to the vibrant flavours, otherwise check out the Belgian beers & Meantime ales.
The Chilli Pickle is firmly placed at the top of the list of Brighton’s favourite restaurants. After relocating relatively recently to a large site on Jubilee Square, it’s booked up way in advance and I have never heard anything but good songs sung about it (Joe Lutrario, editor of Restaurant magazine, is having his wedding reception there, And Caitlin Moran even likes it: “Brighton spiced food information: last night we ate literally everything on the menu at Chilli Pickle and it was awesome.”This was my 2nd visit to the Chilli Pickle...
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