Curry Leaf Cafe - Kemptown Kitchen

40 Upper St. James's Street, Brighton, United Kingdom, BN2 1JN
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Opening Information

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

A limited number of tables at our Kemptown Kitchen are now available to book online (£10 deposit required), while the remaining spaces are kept open for walk-ins. Should the restaurant be full on arrival, diners are invited to take a drink at our bar or a nearby pub and await text notification via our automated waitlist app.

Group bookings of eight or more diners can reserve a table by calling 01273 526912 or emailing us at [email protected]

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Event Space
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Private Dining
  • Business Lunch
  • Bar
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About Curry Leaf Cafe - Kemptown Kitchen

Sharing with friends is what our Kemptown Kitchen is all about – a light, open space where diners can grab anything from a quick bite to a full-scale Indian feast for up to 30 people, all in full view of the kitchen and chefs preparing it.
The food arrives at the table tapas-style, as soon as it's ready rather than in a conventional 'starter and main' format, and the menu changes with the seasons to keep things fresh for regular diners. Vegans, vegetarians and gluten-intolerant diners are well catered for – along with families looking for a spacious, friendly lunch stop on weekends, when the kitchen is open from 1pm till late.

Cuisine: Indian
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 21 July 2019

We’d been here twice before and just love the food and the atmosphere, but this time we had three others with us who were sceptical and thought it would be standard ‘Anglo-banglo’ curry. Well, all we can say is that by the end of the evening we had 3 more converts, each of them saying ‘it was the best Indian food ever’! We started with a sample of each of the delicious ‘street food’ starters to share, followed by a selection of mains and sides. All of it was excellent, especially the peshwari naan ( that in standard restaurants is way too sweet and pappy) and the really unusual, unctuous ‘black coconut ice cream’. Service was first rate too, and we had great recommendations and explanations about what each of the more unusual ( South Indian) dishes were. Several days later and our three friends are still raving about how good it all was, and how they can’t wait to go back with us again for some more... that says it all! Highly recommended.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 July 2019

Excellent South Indian cuisine. The dosa is especially delicious and unfortunately not often a menu item. All the food was top class and brilliant value. Service was friendly and efficient. Two stars for atmosphere only because we dined at"off peak" time

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Visited On Thursday, 27 June 2019

Food, drinks and service all amazing, authentic and great value for money. We will be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 23 June 2019

Booked this for an anniversary lunch. Restaurant not so full so quiet but atmosphere good. I loved the concept of Indian tapas - we were able to have several different dishes together. Will be going back soon!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Fantastic food and an alternative take on a curry. Lovely fresh flavours. Great service and atmosphere. Will deff go again and try other items on the menu.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Gorgeous food

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

Lovely food. Service was a bit slow.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

Fabulous meal, good value

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Visited On Friday, 17 May 2019

The food was not as good as we've had at the branch in the laines and it was quite noisey.

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Visited On Friday, 10 May 2019

It's always a special occasion to go to the Curry Leaf.

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and our food.

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Visited On Monday, 22 April 2019

All excellent as shown above

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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

Outstanding in every way. Food made with love.

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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

The food at the curry leaf cafe is always amazing! We travel from West Sussex to eat here, it’s the only Indian restaurant we visit as no other restaurant comes close to this!

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Delicious food and friendly and efficient staff. I was there early on a Sunday evening so it was quiet but still had a friendly vibe.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 April 2019

Brilliant

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

Food was amazing!! Perfect timing too, we had the set tasting menu and each course came out just as you were finishing the other! Perfect flavours and the mango lassi is to die for! Definitely coming again (and they do vouchers, so a great present)

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Lovely evening and food, my only criticism would be that despite booking the table and agreeing when I booked that we could stay until 10pm (we are old friends who rarely see one another and this was a clincher for the booking), we were hurried off the table and asked to move at 9.30 which was a shame.

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Visited On Friday, 01 March 2019

Something a little different from your usual curry.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 February 2019

All of the family together, enjoying an unhurried meal. Good food in a great atmosphere - thank you!

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

Street food so over cooked to the point of being burnt. The okra chips particularly were black charcoal all the way through. When we told the waiter he told us they were meant to be crispy.. these went way beyond crispy.

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

Amazing food. The sharing menu is outstanding. Best Indian food in town.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Meal was so lovely More unusual and I love the tapas size dishes to share and some good heaty options too for hot spice! Xx

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Visited On Thursday, 17 January 2019

We had a wonderful timne and will return!

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Visited On Friday, 28 December 2018

Great service and absolutely delicious food.

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