One of Brighton’s swankiest hotels has decided to add some spice to the mix as The Chilli Pickle opened inside the myhotel Brighton on 14 March 2011.
Since opening in 2008, The Chilli Pickle has won the top prize at The British Curry Awards, was listed as one of the Best UK Curry Houses in the Independent, and has won over the hearts of locals and visitors to Brighton alike. Its new home inside myhotel seems a perfect match, with the hotel’s Eastern influence in design, as well as their increasing popularity since opening its doors in 2008. myhotel was recently voted the 4th trendiest UK hotel by TripAdvisor and has been listed in Conde Nast Traveller’s Hot list.
Owners Alun and Dawn have recently returned from a research trip to India, and are now incorporating every last detail learned to ensure authenticity in the ambiance, food and music – which now included a selection of 1950s Bollywood Classics. Popular local chef Alun had been cooking up his award-winning dishes at The Chilli Pickle in Meeting House Lane before moving over to myhotel in Jubilee Square. The new menu includes a mix of old favourite dishes and new dishes from their recent India trip, and by the looks of it prices will remain super favourable. Prices for a full dinner run from £12.95, lunch £9.95, while a la carte vegetable dishes cost £3.50.
myhotel has seen two restaurants open and quickly close in the past two years, including previous tenants, Table, who left in October, and Aldo Zilli’s restaurant, which closed in April 2009 after only nine months on the site. Alun and Dawn are not detered by this fact, however. “At the moment we are turning people away because we don’t have the room. At myhotel we’re going to have the space to play with and be able to do all the things we have been wanting to do, as well as keep doing the things our customers expect from us.”
The myhotel venue has room for up to 115 diners, up from 50 at the Meeting House Lane site. Diners can enjoy table seating, standing tables or even canteen style seating at a new ‘banana table’.
Images courtesy of rossint, Marcus Waring and Zairi from Flickr