Chillies West End
- Telephone 0141 331 0494
- Food served Sun–Thu noon–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–midnight.
- Average price £17 (lunch); £17 (evening meal)
- Typical order Curry and naan bread (£8.20)
- Website www.chillieswestend.com
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This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
On vibrant Woodlands Road, Chillies attracts nearby students and West-enders seeking a contemporary and gratifying Indian experience. Many are tempted by the mouthwatering domination of tapas dishes that offer small bowls of appetizing, well-spiced curries cooked up in the sizzling, open kitchen. The restaurant’s signature karahi lamb chops are tender, while spicy chilli and yoghurt dipping sauce is a delicious partner for melting brie pakora. A ‘secret selection of ingredients’ produces full flavour in the slow-cooked creamy dhal makhani. The latest lunch menu is good value at just over a fiver for mini poppadums, a tapas curry and nan or rice. Clever positioning of the takeaway counter and exposed brick walls are enough to create a well-defined dine-in restaurant space, with informal yet stylish layout. Muted lighting comes from white orbs lined across the ceiling. If the previous Halal no-alcohol policy put off patrons, the restaurant is now offering BYOB, with reasonable £1 corkage – though top-notch cool and creamy lassies in mango, strawberry or forest fruits, smoothies and milkshakes are enough to tempt a non-alcoholic drink selection.
While this upscale Indian offers a fine eat-in experience, its strictly halal no-alcohol policy may convince some to opt for takeout, towards which a substantial part of the slick Chillies operation is geared, even if they don’t yet deliver. Options are impressively varied – from curries, tandoori and kebabs, through to tapas thali, stone-baked pizzas and even healthy light-bites. Everything tastes freshly prepared. The tender ground masala-spiced karahi lamb chops deserve better than coming atop a pile of slightly sorry-looking chips. As you’d anticipate, Chillies’ hot curries are a cut above -– try the garam masala, cooked in a medley of spices for warmth on the tongue instead of heat, or the zesty gosht nimbo nariyal floating with lime slices.
- High point: Variety of quality tapas curries to sample
- Low point: Open kitchen can leave lingering sniffs on clothing
Chillies is now BYOB, limited to beer and wine only. Customers are invited to suggest any pairings with our dishes.
We also now deliver orders within a three mile radius of our Woodlands Road premises –- if you are unsure if you are within the boundaries, give us a call or email us at email@example.com to find out.
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- Private dining: Up to 20 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
- Music on stereo: Big Band & Easy Listening
- Capacity: 60 (plus 12 outside)
- Largest group: 60
- Open since: 2008
- BYOB: £1 wine/4 beers corkage
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