Brighton folk, if you’re a fan of Thai cuisine, and consider eating out one of the best things to do in Brighton, then you’ve more than likely stumbled across Cafe Chilli. Serving traditional dishes and fusions, we caught Sebastian and Suchani for a quick chat to learn more about Cafe Chilli and their favourite dishes right now.
What’s the story of how Cafe Chilli came about? After nearly five years as The Green Mango we decided to update the menu and decor. One thing led to another, and before we knew it we had completely rebranded!
We wanted to step away from the standard Thai menu found in most Thai restaurants and offer a more varied selection of dishes. After all, Thailand is full of food and there’s so much to try.
What’s the best thing about working here? The best thing about working here? Being able to eat Thai food every day. Also chatting to customers who have been to Thailand or have an interest in doing so. Swapped lots of good stories.
What are the biggest challenges facing you guys in 2016? Our biggest challenge is to keep updating and innovating our menu so it remains relevant and interesting.
What should a first time visitor to Cafe Chilli try? The Royal Orchid Beef is a fantastic new dish. Grilled sirloin with a black pepper sauce, topped with crispy onion rings. My personal favourites are the Thai salads like Som Tam. Sour and spicy with lots of lime and chillies.
When you’re not at work, where are your favourite independent venues in Brighton for a bite or a drink? When we get a chance to go out, The Ginger Pig and Coal Shed are places on our ‘always great’ list.
Where to find Cafe Chilli: 8 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2FL