Monday - Thursday: 12-3pm & 6-10pm
Friday & Saturday: 12-3pm & 6-10:30pm
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
- Business Lunch
- Children's Menu available
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Gluten Free Available
- Tiered Restaurant
About Curry Leaf Cafe – Brighton Lanes
The original Curry Leaf Cafe is located in the heart of Brighton's bustling Lanes, just a couple of minutes' walk from the beach. Its colourful, laid-back 75-seat dining space – decked out with exposed brick walls, wooden tables and vintage Indian design touches – operates as a cafe-cum-lunch spot during the day, offering a range of coffees, teas, snacks and traditional South Indian street food, as well as more substantial meals such as thali platters & dosai. In the evenings diners can experience the cafe’s small but diverse dinner menu of tandoor-grilled meats, street food dishes and expertly spiced curries, accompanied by the UK's best range of craft beers. All ingredients are sourced locally where possible, and around half of the menu is vegan. A wide selection of gluten-free dishes is also on offer throughout the day.
Great food, something really a bit different from your average Indian restaurant. With good service on a very busy night.
Fantastic food. Szechaun Peanut starter and absolute gem, green fritters perfect and freshly cooked, mains tandoori platter and pork curry out of this world. Couldn't fault the food or the service which was nice and relaxed but attentive even though they were busy with some large groups. Would highly recommend.
Loved the food.. starters were delicious. Very friendly staff and a great little find, will definitely be back!!
Another enjoyable evening at Curry Leaf in Ship Street. We also enjoy it at the Kemp Town restaurant and getting train meals from the station kiosk!
I believe the lady who served us was the only person on shift, so it took us a little while to get served. Apart from that, friendly front of house/waitress and incredibly tasty!
We think the food at Curry Leaf cafe is consistently fantastic, as well as good value. Really enjoyed the parsnip and onion pakoras..... nice seasonal twist! Took a friend here for the first time and she loved it.
Absolutely delicious and unique. We will be back!
Brilliant service and food, can’t fault it.
I have been coming to the Curry Leaf for many years and I am afraid to say it is not as good as it once was. I am glad that the upstairs has been refurbished. The downstairs toilet area is sadly in need of the same treatment. The floor was not clean in the men's. Having said that the food whilst good was not as it once was exceptional. Main courses at over £15 for a bowl of curry I thought were over priced for they were. The starters were good but again not exceptional. On a plus point the range of craft beers was very good and the service was great.
Staff were welcoming and the atmosphere was bustling and lively. We were a large group and the waiter recommendations were excellent. Nice variety of dishes and the food was good. Ate at a more expensive restaurant the next night as we were having a birthday weekend away and the food was less memorable. Thanks.
Beautiful flavours & such unique recipes
Really great place to eat. Staff were friendly and helpful, meal was delicious and I've never had so much paneer in a paneer curry. Yum! :)
Great food, so delicious, such wonderful flavours. Really looked after by very attentive staff. Thank you.
We felt the service experienced was bordering on rude by one particular member of staff. Definitely made us consider not going back to the Brighton cafe.
Fantastic as usual. Usually eat at lunch and have had Dosas many times. Chicken Lollipops were the stuff of dreams! Liked the sweetcorn starter also, not so keen on the breadcrumbs on the green fritters though. Great Gin and Tonic and Beer and the Bengali Labra veg curry was fabulous!!! Well done as always....Service was sublime, we asked for fast early dinner service and the server could not have been more accommodating.....Marvellous, Thankyou!
Delicious food and a great atmosphere. A bit pricey for a curry in a cafe environment but the food was worth every penny.
We visited the Curry Leaf Cafe in the lanes for my birthday. The staff were really attentive and even treated me to a glass of Prosecco to celebrate! Food was delicious too.
Love it. Such a great place. Thank you.
Superb food with fabulous flavours
As always, a really lovely dining experience. The time to get the bill and then pay took a while but fairly minor following a delicious meal. Also worth noting how much it is appreciated that you have good beers available!!!
Food was really tasty, service very good, nice vibe!!!
Delicious food, friendly and welcoming atmosphere and service.
Excellent all round