Two Brighton Indian restaurants make UK’s top 50

Two Brighton Indian restaurants make UK’s top 50

Chilli Pickle in Jubilee Street

Indian Summer in East Street

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Two restaurants have been named among the top Indian restaurants in the country.

Indian Summer, in East Street, Brighton, and Chilli Pickle, in Jubilee Street, were named in the 2014 Best In Britain Restaurant Awards (BIBA) which recognise high standards in the ethnic restaurant sector.

Minesh Agnihotri, co-owner of Indian Summer, said: “Indian Summer has already been named as one of the top 100 Indian restaurants by the Cobra Good Curry Guide, so to be on an even shorter list of 50 in such exalted company as Michelin-starred venues like London restaurants Tamarind, Benares and Quilon is a fantastic recognition.”

Founded in 1993 BIBA is the longest running annual awardsceremony of its kind.

Restaurants are nominated and voted for by the public.

A shortlist is then decided by an expert panel led by the editors of Mood Food Magazine.

Chilli Pickle has also been named in the National Restaurant Association’s top restaurants for the fourth year in a row.

Mr Agnihotri said: “It’s also been great to have another top Indian restaurant like Chilli Pickle asneighbours here in Brighton. They really keep us in our toes, which is good for everybody.”

Last year Indian Summer also received a TripAdvisor certificate of excellence, which places the restaurant in the top performing 10 per cent of all businesses worldwide on the TripAdvisor customer reviewwebsite.

Other awards include an AA Rosette and an Open Table Best Restaurant award.

The restaurant was founded in 2001 by Mr Agnihotri, who had had a career making medical prosthetics, and Byron Swales, who as a child was forced with his family to flee the oppressive Burmese government in a wooden plane.

On July 26 Indian Summer will host a masquerade charity ball in aid of Eastern Indian Palliative Care, an organisation which supports patients and families with lifethreatening conditions.

The black tie and ball gown masked event will feature street food by Indian Summer, a cocktail bar, ice cream stall, masked photos, charity auction and raffle.

It takes place at Brighton and Hove Sixth Form College from 7.30pm until midnight.

Tickets are available priced £18 at www.indian-summer.org.uk/masquerade-ball.

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8:07am Fri 4 Jul 14

Hovegeek says...

Good on them, have always enjoyed both restaurants immensely
Good on them, have always enjoyed both restaurants immensely Hovegeek
  • Score: 16

9:06am Fri 4 Jul 14

Morpheus says...

I agree about the food in both. Stopped going to Chilli Pickle because it has been taken over by the young brigade who only seem to be able to shout at the table.
I agree about the food in both. Stopped going to Chilli Pickle because it has been taken over by the young brigade who only seem to be able to shout at the table. Morpheus
  • Score: 7

9:06am Fri 4 Jul 14

s&k says...

Yes, Chilli Pickle always delivers.
Yes, Chilli Pickle always delivers. s&k
  • Score: 6

10:05am Fri 4 Jul 14

Tippy Toes says...

I think I am the only person who doesn't like the Chilli pickle!
I think I am the only person who doesn't like the Chilli pickle! Tippy Toes
  • Score: 7

10:25am Fri 4 Jul 14

Mel Shock says...

Chilli Pickle is lush, the cheddar and paneer dumplings are to die for !!
But agree it can be rather shouty with the hipsters.....however they do a great delviery service as well, you can get a railway tray for around £12 with 9 different items, main cury, rice, dhaal, chutneys, naan bread, rice crackers, raita etc etc.....
Chilli Pickle is lush, the cheddar and paneer dumplings are to die for !! But agree it can be rather shouty with the hipsters.....however they do a great delviery service as well, you can get a railway tray for around £12 with 9 different items, main cury, rice, dhaal, chutneys, naan bread, rice crackers, raita etc etc..... Mel Shock
  • Score: 4

1:11pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Quiterie says...

s&k wrote:
Yes, Chilli Pickle always delivers.
... only if you live within 2 miles.......
[quote][p][bold]s&k[/bold] wrote: Yes, Chilli Pickle always delivers.[/p][/quote]... only if you live within 2 miles....... Quiterie
  • Score: 6

5:54pm Fri 4 Jul 14

sussexram40 says...

They might have won the awards because they don't use dog food in the curries.
They might have won the awards because they don't use dog food in the curries. sussexram40
  • Score: -15

6:52pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Wide Bertha says...

sussexram40 wrote:
They might have won the awards because they don't use dog food in the curries.
And todays' UNHAPPIEST INDIVIDUAL award, July 4, 2014, goes to ........
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: They might have won the awards because they don't use dog food in the curries.[/p][/quote]And todays' UNHAPPIEST INDIVIDUAL award, July 4, 2014, goes to ........ Wide Bertha
  • Score: 13

7:34pm Sat 5 Jul 14

monkeymoo? says...

Twice i have eaten in Chilli Pickle and twice i have ended up with the sh1ts.Absolutely marvellous place
Twice i have eaten in Chilli Pickle and twice i have ended up with the sh1ts.Absolutely marvellous place monkeymoo?
  • Score: 6

10:51am Mon 7 Jul 14

spa301 says...

Ate there Friday. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.
Well worth their award.
Ate there Friday. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Well worth their award. spa301
  • Score: 0

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