The Thyme & Chillies Restaurant provides a fantastic and varied dining experience offering authentic Indian Cuisine Lunch and Dinner coupled with an array of cocktails, mocktails, beers, cider and a wide range of Indian wines chosen by connoisseurs.

All these are presented for your enjoyment with impeccable service.


Core Team

Thomas Rozario

After graduating in Hospitality Management, Thomas worked for five star hotels in India, for the Taj Mahal Group of Hotels, and in Dubai, for Jumeirah Beach Hotels & Hilton Hotels. Thomas came to the UK and worked in several upmarket London restaurants for more than a decade. He has now ventured into business as a director at the Thyme & Chillies restaurant.

Sanjay Jha

After graduating in Hospitality Management, Sanjay successfully established two restaurants in West Sussex, Meghdoots Mystique Masala at Petworth and the Banyan Restaurant at the Kings Arms public house in Fernhurst.

Drs. Mayank and Nita Gupta

Mayank, an orthopaedic surgeon, and Nita, a dental surgeon, have a passion for food and have always wanted to venture into the restaurant sector.

Chefs and Maitre d’

The Thyme & Chillies restaurant boasts a Tandoor Chef and a Curry Chef. Together they have combined experience of more than twenty years in the restaurant industry and have worked for some of the top restaurants in India – Oberoi & Taj Mahal Hotel, Dubai and the United kingdom – Bombay Brasserie, Chutney Mary, Veeraswamy, Mint Leaf & Cinnamon Club.

Our Maitre d’ and Sommelier have worked on luxury cruise liners Royal Caribbean, Costa, Carnival, P&O Cruise for many years and will have pleasure serving you.

Opening Times


Monday - Saturday
12.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.



Monday - Saturday
5.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.


Smart Dress Code appreciated for Dinner

Discretionary 10% service charge added for our staff

NHS Staff

are entitled to


7 days a week

Strictly one ID for up to two people at Restaurant

Terms & Conditions apply

Tel: 01243 778881