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The Great Chilli

4 reviews
Enjoy Indian, Dairy Free Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options, Vegetarian options, Restaurant, Table service, Indoor & Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair accessible, $$$, Groups and Families cuisine at The Great Chilli in Hastings, Hawke's Bay
The Great Chilli
The Great Chilli
The Great Chilli
The Great Chilli
The Great Chilli
The Great Chilli
The Great Chilli
The Great Chilli


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24b Havelock Road
Havelock North 4130



Open hours:

Mon: 4pm - 10pm Tue - Sun: 12pm - 10pm

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable Indian feast at The Great Chilli, Hastings' beloved culinary haven, where mouthwatering aromas and vibrant flavours ignite your senses.

As you step inside, the warm and inviting atmosphere draws you in like a magnet. The walls are adorned with intricate artwork, creating a canvas of Indian heritage. The air is filled with tantalising scents of spices expertly blended by our dedicated chef.

Begin your culinary adventure with a sharing platter of starters, where the tandoori chicken is an absolute must-try. Tender chicken pieces, marinated in aromatic spices and cooked in a traditional clay oven, melt in your mouth like butter. For a vegetarian delight, savour the malai tikka, where soft paneer is marinated in a creamy yoghurt sauce, creating a succulent and flavourful dish.

Moving on to mains, the non-veg thali offers a delectable selection of two curries. Dive into the creamy butter chicken, where juicy chicken is slow-cooked in a rich tomato-based sauce. Alternatively, experience the fiery depths of the vindaloo, where spices dance on your palate like a symphony of flavours. Pair these with aromatic rice and fluffy naan bread, the perfect vehicles to soak up every drop of flavour.

For those with discerning palates, the lamb bhuna is a culinary masterpiece. Tender lamb is cooked in a slow-simmered onion and tomato gravy, infused with a symphony of spices that will transport you to the heart of India. Or, embark on a vegetarian journey with the vegetable samosa chaat, where crispy pastries are filled with a vibrant mix of vegetables and topped with chutneys and spices.

At The Great Chilli, all dietary preferences are catered for like a family caters to their loved ones. The menu boasts a wide array of gluten-free and vegetarian options, ensuring that every guest can indulge in the delights of Indian cuisine.

To complement your meal, their knowledgeable staff will guide you through their extensive wine list, handpicked to enhance the flavours of your chosen dishes like a maestro enhances a symphony.

Indulge in an unforgettable Indian dining experience at The Great Chilli, where the passion for food is evident in every bite. Let the vibrant flavours transport you to the heart of India, creating memories that will linger long after your visit like a beautiful melody.

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