Curry Leaf Cafe – Brighton Lanes

60 Ship Street, Brighton, United Kingdom, BN1 1AE
Critics Review 9/10
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Opening Information

Monday - Thursday: 12-3pm & 6-10pm
Friday & Saturday: 12-3pm & 6-10:30pm
Sunday: 1-9pm

Facilities
  • 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
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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.

Cuisine: Indian
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Critics Review
Authentic Indian street food in the heart of Brighton
9/10
The Curry Leaf Cafe hasn't been in Brighton long, but you'd never guess it considering the amount of press and foodie fever surrounding the restaurant, which is nestled in the Lanes - just a short hop from the seafront. I have the pleasure of meeting up with an old friend, Chris and after a couple of beers in town we head to grab some food. Chris is a massive fan of Indian food and I am really excited to be taking him to the Curry Leaf Cafe as I know it's an experience he won't have had in his usual curry house... Every nibble of our starter is moreish and quickly devoured and I almost wish we had ordered a platter each. Chris is already raving about the restaurant, and he is right to, it really is the perfect place to hang out and enjoy a great beer, amazing food and feel relaxed, a hard thing for a restaurant to achieve but yet the Curry Leaf have got it spot on.
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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Really friendly staff, excellent service. We ordered a variety of dishes & every single one was delicious. Will definitely be back!

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Visited On Monday, 14 October 2019

Another thoroughly enjoyable visit to CLC. I brought three friends who had never been before and they all loved it and want to go again. Food was on top form, as ever!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

Lovely restaurant very tasty fushed

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

My husband and I had a great meal on Saturday. We had excellent service and I loved the decor and friendly yet chilled vibes. The portions were a bit to big for us but the food was really delicious and satisfying for me (a vegetarian) and my husband who enjoys some meat. Definitely would recommend for friends and would come back next time we we visiting Brighton.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Delicious food and a great place to celebrate with friends.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Lovely

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

The service was very slow the waitress spend more time hanging around the till area on there phone rather clearing tables etc even the bill was put on the table from over my shoulder with no thanks or words!! The food is not authentic at all. The meat was done well but the garlic nan bread was very poor! Food below average and to top it off in the way out you had to of the kitchen staff stand in the door way alley beside the restaurant smoking! The manager did seems friendly thou. I can’t understand so many good reviews????

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Visited On Thursday, 10 October 2019

I loved this place the atmosphere and absolutely delicious food. Very friendly kind staff and really well worth going. So many varieties of beer to go so well with the curry. Naan bread to die for! Highly recommend going!

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Visited On Monday, 07 October 2019

Love this place. Can't wait to return

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Visited On Monday, 07 October 2019

Brilliant, a great experience. Great food, friendly service and pleasant surroundings. Will return when next in Brighton. May only score of four stars for atmosphere was because I found it difficult to hear because of the high levels of sound. Otherwise, perfect

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

I had an amazing time at the CLC on Sunday evening. Firstly, it’s like no other Indian restaurant I’ve ever been in. It was contemporary in design, with a great feel and ambiance. The three members of the team we had dealings with were very attentive and extremely helpful. My daughter has just started uni here and I’m sure I’ll be visiting many times. I would urge anyone who’d like to try a curry house with amazing differences to visit.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Beautiful food One of the best Currys I've had, Also fantastic service

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

Great food and good value. Will definitely return and would happily recommend to others.

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Visited On Friday, 27 September 2019

Great visit. Friendly, welcoming staff, excellent food and a buzzing atmosphere. We'll definitely visit again when we're in the area.

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Visited On Friday, 04 October 2019

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Visited On Monday, 30 September 2019

Had a lovely birthday lunch. Food great. It was a Monday lunch so a little quite, however decor gives a great vibe. Staff were attentive without being pushy. Have recommended to lots of people already.

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 October 2019

Food was absolutely delicious!

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 October 2019

Lovely night out at the Curry leaf cafe , so many thumbs up, would highly recommend It, fantastic food, service was super friendly and attentive, all in all a really great experience thanks I’ll be back!

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Visited On Monday, 30 September 2019

Great food. Helpful staff

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

The main course fish snf lamb curries were excellent and generous. The fish and pork ribs starters were slightly disappointing but overall we really enjoined the food and liked the variety of drinks

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Visited On Friday, 27 September 2019

Very good food as always. Helpful staff too. Service very good. Always available but unobtrusive. It's a limited menu but there is plenty of choice and the five dishes we had were great. Booking system is brilliant, especially communication near the time.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

We were served after a table that got in after us. Also, a clean water glass on our table had lipstick marks. Other than than we loved the food!

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Great meal and great place!

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Great, tasty Indian food, full of flavour! Service was excellent, low key and in obtrusive. Great value for money and would recommend to everyone!

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Great food and service and many thanks for sorting out the 10% discount

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