Swan St
July 2010
After a pretty good start Chillis seems to have decided to stop opening at lunchtime. We've not seen it open for months - presumably they were not getting enough trade and are now evenings only.

First visit - curry
Chillis offers a warm welcome with obliging service from the cook - Babu. The range of curries was limited but good and the accompanying food items were of high quality. The keema was especially tasty, and the naan was light but excellent. The samosa and pakora are some of the best around, being pleasantly and surprisingly crisp - not microwaved. We were assured that all the food is cooked freshly. It certainly seemed so. Kebabs are also available, and look in keeping with the high standards of this new and welcome venture.

Key Ingredients 15.0 (out of 20)
Other Food 8.5 (out of 10)
Service Setting 8.0 (out of 10)
Value for Money 3.0 (out of 5)
Range 3.5 (out of 5)
Average Rating 7.6 (out of 10)

Second visit - kebab
The kebab was decent, with plenty of nicely marinaded chicken. However, the bread let things down. The naan was reheated and tasted very doughy. The salad and sauces were fine, with the chilli suace being nicely piquant/spicy. Chillis is not the best place to sit in due to the lack of seating near the window, but the service was attentive and friendly.  Certainly OK but not a kebab to go out of your way for.

Scores out of 10
Meat 8.5
Bread 6.0
Salad/Sauces 6.0
Service/Setting 8.0
Average 7.4

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