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Badi Mirchi, meaning ‘big chilli’, brings the ultimate, authentic Indian fine dining experience to Hampshire. The menu will take you on a culinary journey through the whole of India. Badi Mirchi offers a delectable choice of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes on its extensive a’la carte menu. Whether it is the succulent meats, fresh seafood, the wide variety of vegetarian dishes or the delicate desserts, the excellence of authentic Indian cuisine at Badi Mirchi is unparalleled. The restaurant boasts a large bar with an excellent selection of wines, beers, 
spirits and cocktails.



The Badi Mirchi building was a public house called ‘The Leigh Hotel’ built in the 1930’s in the Tudor style. An identical sister pub was built in West End called ‘The New Inn’ but sadly no longer exists. The Leigh Hotel was used as a local drinking and eating establishment for businesses, thirsty factory workers and locals alike until August 2011 when it was refurbished and transformed into Badi Mirchi, retaining as much of the original character of the building as possible. The new smart and sophisticated interior is complimented by the truly scrumptious Indian cuisine.


The Badi Mirchi chefs Mukesh Sharma with his team and staff have come from Indian five-star hotel backgrounds. Highly experienced and experts in their fields, our chefs have an obsession for cooking and serving exciting and delicious food. They have a single aim: to deliver the authentic Indian dining experience to its patrons with utmost courtesy and hospitality. The inspiration behind Badi Mirchi is entrepreneur Pravin Sood who has always wanted to bring truly authentic Indian food to Hampshire. Having grown up in India and coming to England in the 1970’s, he missed the Indian cuisine he had been brought up on and vowed to bring the traditional Indian food he grew up with to the local people. Pravin wants the restaurant to be a place where people come to enjoy exceptional Indian food in elegant surroundings with a relaxed atmosphere.