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 Friday, 06 December 2019

Great food, something really a bit different from your average Indian restaurant. With good service on a very busy night.

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Visited On Friday, 06 December 2019

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 December 2019

Loved the food.. starters were delicious. Very friendly staff and a great little find, will definitely be back!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 December 2019

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!

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 December 2019

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!

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Visited On Sunday, 01 December 2019

Always excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 December 2019

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Absolutely delicious and unique. We will be back!

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

Brilliant service and food, can’t fault it.

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 November 2019

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.

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Visited On Friday, 22 November 2019

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 November 2019

Beautiful flavours & such unique recipes

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

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! :)

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Great food, so delicious, such wonderful flavours. Really looked after by very attentive staff. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

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.

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Visited On Friday, 22 November 2019

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!

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Visited On Thursday, 21 November 2019

Delicious food and a great atmosphere. A bit pricey for a curry in a cafe environment but the food was worth every penny.

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Visited On Monday, 18 November 2019

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.

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Visited On Monday, 18 November 2019

Love it. Such a great place. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Superb food with fabulous flavours

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

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!!!

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

Food was really tasty, service very good, nice vibe!!!

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Visited On Thursday, 14 November 2019

Delicious food, friendly and welcoming atmosphere and service.

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Visited On Monday, 11 November 2019

Lovely

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Excellent all round

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