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April 2023: a Facebook announcement says that the Curtain Road original is closing on 29th April, but "exciting times are ahead" and they are planning to "take the High Street by storm" and also run some pop-ups. Watch this space for news.

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Tim Brice, aka ‘Captain Chilli’, bravely launched London’s first dedicated Cincinnati-style chilli restaurant in February 2021. It occupies the small (40 seats) former Shoreditch premises of Rök and Emile (RIP). Part of the vogue for Americana-driven menus, Tim has developed a chilli-filled brioche ‘bombshell’ for his new venture. Each batch is three days in the making and – the coup de grâce – you inject your Chilibomb with a syringe of chilli-infused oil to get the level of heat that you desire.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“US-style dive bar” in Shoreditch “serving what may well be the finest bar-meal/hangover-cure in London – beef chili in a hollowed-out brioche bun, topped with cheese and your choice of chili sauce in varying levels of insanity”. Tim Brice, aka ‘Captain Chili’, took over the former site of Rok (RIP) to open his little corner of Americana in February 2021. Apparently the Cincinatti chilibomb was developed by Greek immigrants who adapted Tex-Mex chili con carne in the 1920s.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Tim Brice, aka ‘Captain Chilli’, bravely launched London’s first dedicated Cincinnati-style chili restaurant in February 2021. It occupies the small (40 seats) former Shoreditch premises of Rök (RIP). Part of the vogue for Americana-driven menus, Tim has developed a chili-filled brioche ‘bombshell’ for his new venture. Each batch is three days in the making and – the coup de grâce – you inject your Chilibomb with a syringe of chili-infused oil to get the level of heat that you desire. No survey feedback as yet, but The Telegraph’s William Sitwell declared it: “nuts, but if you feel the need for a mad, crazy time and enjoy the catharsis of blowing your head off, your table awaits”.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£5.00 £9.00 £4.00 £5.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £0.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
26 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3NY
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday5 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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