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
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Bar
  • Baby Chairs
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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
Dress Code: Casual
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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, 18 January 2020

Great little spot. Very impressed with the service which is friendly but very efficient. Food was thoroughly enjoyable, particularly liked the chicken lollipops and the black coconut ice cream. Portions very generous. Will definiately return.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Great food and service

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Visited On Thursday, 16 January 2020

Lovely decor and laid back atmosphere, tasty food. Staff friendly and attentive. Can't wait to return.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 January 2020

This a return visit and the service, food and beer (low alcohol this time!) was as good as last time. The menu is original with many dishes you won't find in other similar restaurants, the beer selection is excellent and the staff very helpful and attentive despite the restaurant being very busy. I will be back again next time in Brighton.

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Visited On Monday, 13 January 2020

A great night had by all!

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Visited On Friday, 10 January 2020

Gorgeous food. Unlike any other Indian restaurant.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Great scratchcard promo - I won a free curry and a side so will definitely be returning.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Delicious cocktails and dishes that you wouldn't find everywhere. All very tasty.

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

Very interesting food and great range of drinks. A subtly different experience to your average 'curry'

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

I always enjoy a visit to Curry Leaf cafe, I like the combination of dishes!

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Visited On Thursday, 02 January 2020

Only my second visit to Curry Leaf but both occasions the food has been really delicious. The staff are friendly and efficient and the atmosphere of the cafe is relaxed and happy. I plan to return again next week.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

Wonderful food and service. Thanks

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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

Been here several times...always good...always friendly..one of the best!

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Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

Superb food and service Will definitely return. Toilets are tricky to access if you have mobility difficulties

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Great food, vibe and fantastic service! Just a bit pricey though.

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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

Service was a bit slow, but they were busy. Food was really good, but the tandoori platter had only one piece of lamb and the chicken was a bit over cooked. We've been here a few times and always love it... just a bit of an off day.

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Visited On Friday, 27 December 2019

Great menu, lovely food, friendly attentive service. Fab drinks available. All round great!

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Visited On Friday, 27 December 2019

Great food good beer excellent service and price

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Visited On Thursday, 26 December 2019

As always the food is superb, the staff lovely and it's fantastic value for money. Highly recommend.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 December 2019

Delicious! I love it here. Relaxed atmosphere and lots of food that I love.

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Visited On Monday, 23 December 2019

Very good experience great food and and service

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Visited On Monday, 23 December 2019

Lovely place with great food and we really appreciated being accommodated at short notice. I really enjoyed the meal, but I wish there were evening dosa and thali options, I hadn't realised they were lunch only and was a bit disappointed by that.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 December 2019

My first visit to the Curry Leaf entailed organising a Christmas lunch for 17 and I have to say it was a fabulous experience. The food was superb and the staff were amazing. Nothing is too much trouble and the prices are so reasonable that you can afford to eat here regularly...and I will be doing so! Highly recommend!

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

We are regular customers and keep returning as the whole package of food and service never let us down and are excellent. Friendly attentive staff and truly excellent food will keep us coming back. Many thanks

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

Great service and food

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