National recognition

AA 2 Rosettes 2009-2020

“The Chilli Pickle deals in the food of the Indian sub-continent and it does so with an attention to detail, passion and verve”

Michelin Bib Gourmand 2010-2022

“Oft changing menu of thoughtfully prepared authentic Indian dishes with delicate spicing and good quality ingredients.”

Deliveroo Awards

Best Indian 2020

Hardens 2011-2023

“By far Brighton’s best Indian”

The Craft Guild of Chef Awards

Ethnic Chef Award – Runner up best Ethnic Chef (Alun Sperring)

The Casual Dining Awards 2019

Best Independent restaurant group
(under 5 sites)

Restaurant Magazine

National Restaurant Awards top 100: 2011-2016

British Curry Awards Winners

7 times winners 2010-2020

Brighton Top 20 Awards

Winner Best Dish ‘Octoberbest’ 3 consecutive years
Runner up 1

Mofo Best In Britain Awards 2016

The Good Food Guide 2011- 2023

The National Restaurant Awards 2011-2016
Top 100 Best Restaurants in the UK

“Awarded top 100 restaurants in the UK six years in a row. Only Indian restaurant in the UK to be in the awards every year.”

Tom Parker Bowles – The Mail On Sunday

“No mucking about just Indian dishes, robust and refined to make the spirits soar and belly roar” July 17th 2016