Chilli Cool

15 Leigh Street, King's Cross, London, WC1H 9EW - View on a map
Telephone: 020 7383 3135

Chilli Cool Restaurant In London
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Overall 3.5
Food 3.0
Service 4.0
Atmosphere 4.0
Value 3.0
Based on 1 reviews

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Marina O'Loughlin - 3/5

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - Minced pork dumplings with chilli oil, or zhong shui jiao crescent dumplings, are gorgeously chewy and doused in a stunning homemade chilli oil and garlic sauce. And Chengdu dan dan noodles, spicy, peanutty, savoury and perhaps a little too squelchy. I've had far better in China but these are pretty good for WC1. Double-cooked pork, the fatty meat in wafer-thin slivers, is great, flaming with two kinds of chilli and little black bean flavour bombs...Perhaps the chilli fire has been toned down a touch. But this is still an exhilarating - and cheap! - way to beat the January chills.

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I wasn't impressed with the food at all. The fried lotus root was soaked in a gloopy sauce and the other dishes were quite underwhelming.
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Chopstix2Steaknives - View all reviews by this user
Overall rating 4 stars
Food 3 | Service 4 | Atmosphere 4 | Value for money 3
Sunday, November 20, 2011

food has taken a knock here. it was acceptable but only that. sea spiced pork with rice.

big serves of rice, as befits a student restaurant.

the waiters seemed pretty indifferent to the arrival -or not- of the food and wine.
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ben scaro
Overall rating 4 stars
Food 4 | Service 2 | Atmosphere 5 | Value for money 5
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Food was decent and interesting. Two of us shared three dishes. (spiced aubergine and minced pork, belly pork in garlic sauce and a dry spicy chicken) and shared a rice. It's all pretty hot so if that's not your thing then you may be best off going somewhere else. The aubergine dish was very rich and filling - the chilli chicken was also tasty but was very dry. The belly pork in garlic sauce is served cold so I probably committed some terrible faux-pas by ordering this at the same time. Enjoyed all three dishes and the rice was very decent as well. With two beers and tea the bill was under £40 so very reasonable. Service good.
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Rex - View all reviews by this user
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 8 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 9
Tuesday, May 03, 2011

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Pig Pig's Corner

Pig Pig's Corner

Friday, July 30, 2010 - Mini lamb skewer fried with chilli & cumin powder. I think this was a really awesome dish as the lamb was very well marinated, incredibly tasty and the innate lambiness of it was still strong and not muted in the least. Twice cooked pork. Thin strips of really fatty pork belly fried to give a slightly crisp texture. A bit on the salty side due to the black beans. Nonetheless, very tasty with rice...In terms of spiciness, it was reasonably spicy but I never felt pushed out of my comfort zone.

Essex Eating

Essex Eating

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - Everything was excellent, but the standout dish for me (somewhat suprisingly as it contained no meat) was the Sea Spicy Aubergine - it was frigging incredible. Just as I was wrongfooted by the cold pigs ears, I was completely surprised and stunned by the red hot oily sweetness of this dish. It was incredibly flavoured, I honestly don't think I've ever eaten anything quite like it...I can't recommend Chilli Cool enough, it's one of London's real dining experiences, if you haven't been, you have to try it.

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