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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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, 17 August 2019

Love the Curry Leaf, food and staff are great.

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

Always wonderful flavours in an atmospheric setting with excellent service . Perhaps incorporate some of your street food lunch menu in your evening menu too? Then everything would be perfect !

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

Having booked online, we arrive to be told that they had forgotten to check their bookings and had not known we were coming, and that they had also run out of almost everything. We had to go and dine elsewhere. Luckily, there is another nice Indian that accommodated us 50 metres to the right of this one!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

We had a table at 9pm and after a very pleasant dinner we tried for over 15min to get in contact with the staff to order one more drink. It wasn’t possible so we finally just paid and left. I wouldn’t recommend anyone going here, the service was entire good enough for what you pay.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Excellent meal. Great atmosphere. Very generous portions. Yo

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Delicious food, good beer, value for money. Good atmosphere, nice place to sit.

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Visited On Friday, 09 August 2019

The best Indian food I have ever eaten. The menu although small was very different to any other Indian food I have tried. There were 4 of us and we shared our food. We all loved it. If we come back to Brighton we will definitely eat here again. Such a friendly relaxing place.

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Visited On Friday, 09 August 2019

Serving staff particularly our waiter that night were amazing. Very helpful and considerate.

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Visited On Friday, 09 August 2019

We are a family of 5 spending a weeks holiday in Brighton and this has been our favourite dining experience so far. We recommend the sea bass and lamb curries however the garlic and spring onion naan was to die for!

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 August 2019

Absolutely beautiful food and the craft beer went so well with it. Highly recommend this place and I live in Birmingham the curry capital lol!

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 August 2019

A busy Wednesday evening that appeared to be running really smoothly! We enjoyed delicious curries and poppadoms and didn’t feel rushed to leave after finishing our food. We enjoyed the atmosphere while we chatted some more!

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 August 2019

Absolutely great dining experience fantastic food and excellent service - 5 stars all round So pleased to hear there is a restaurant in Bicester that we will visit for sure

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 August 2019

First timers. Amazing food, Friendly team. Will visit again when back in Brighton, but in the meantime will check out the pop up in bicester village :)

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Visited On Friday, 02 August 2019

Lovely food and a great atmosphere. This place has become a firm favourite.

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Visited On Monday, 05 August 2019

Great service and enjoyed the distinctive flavours and presentation of the dishes. Really sensibly priced too.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

Curry Leaf is our most favourite restaurant, just amazing food and drink and lovely atmosphere. 10/10

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Visited On Friday, 02 August 2019

just amazing

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Visited On Friday, 02 August 2019

Staff were very confused with orders and on more than one occasion gave us wrong dishes taking them away and swapping them. We were given other customers orders and then apologised too as one starter cam 15 mins before our other starters . We were then told it was some other tables dish and it would be complimentary due to mix up but were still charged. Overall I felt prices were expensive for vegan/veg options. Very disappointed.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 July 2019

Lovely little restaurant. Good Food, Good staff - really very helpful and friendly. Our party was running late and they changed booking time without a problem. The only thing to note is there isn't many options on the menu and a few of them are spicy. If I could change anything it would change would be more options (More meat, less spicy) Although the staff were helpful advising we could have cream to make it less spicy or even more spices if we wanted it more spicy. Overall very helpful and good experience. I would come here again.

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

Lovely place and great food. Lovely range of choices and really delicious meals.

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Absolutely delicious!

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Nice food. A bit noisy. Service could be more attentive. Though it was a busy Saturday evening.

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Visited On Thursday, 25 July 2019

10 of us for a business dinner. All of us thoroughly enjoyed the food and service was great also.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Worst food taste.. serving a curry dish without naan or rice.. the mix veg curry had raw okra in it.. served with pauha and very dry tiny tiny mini uttapam .. could not get round to eating that dish .. ordered popdams which were also not fresh... service was good from staff but food was appauling.. not the best curry place..

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Visited On Monday, 15 July 2019

Excellent food and service. Advice and suggestions from the waiter really adequate. A good address for a meal out with a pleasant decoration and atmosphere.

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