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
  • Baby Chairs
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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 Thursday, 16 January 2020

Excellent curries, different, pleasant informal atmosphere, good helpful service.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

Really lovely evening. Staff helpful and knowledgeable. Would thoroughly recommend it, and will go again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

Delicious food and drink, drinks a little overpriced.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Lovely New Year's Eve meal with friends, great food and service, thank you.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 December 2019

This is probably the best curry i have eaten in my 57 years on this planet. The most exquisite food and flavours, wonderfully subtle and full i have eaten in a long time in any cuisine. Lovely service to match - a real find and treasure of a restaurant.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

We had a pre concert meal. Service was prompt but not hurried. Food was excellent. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Really enjoyable experience. Plan to go back soon!

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

My favourite curry house in Brighton

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Great food great service good prices - never had a bad time at Curry Leaf!!

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Our first visit to the Kemptown Curry Leaf Cafe was to celebrate two family birthdays, though we have enjoyed a number of great meals at the Ship Street branch before. We received a lovely welcome, great service and good food as always, and it was lovely to be given little puddings with candles for our celebration. Many thanks for your hospitality!

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Great place. Fantastic fresh and tasty food.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Lovely food, fab staff and a great visit. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

We visited as a family of four adults for my husband's birthday & had a delicious meal. Beautifully presented food bursting with flavour. The staff were friendly & gave lots of information about the dishes we ordered & it was great value too. We look forward to a return visit. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Lovely friendly service, great ambient interior exceptional food as ever.

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Lovely flavours and good service.

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Visited On Friday, 27 September 2019

Really loved it but thought the portions could be a tad more generous....will definitely be back though 👍👍

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Visited On Friday, 13 September 2019

Very enjoyable

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Visited On Thursday, 12 September 2019

Excellent place when you need a good curry without overeating.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Everything was excellent, thanks

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Delicious food good service

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

The quality of food was excellent. Our party of five included a vegan and vegetarian and all were well catered for. Light and airy restaurant made for attractive setting for celebratory lunch.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Just scrumptious

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Wait staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was very tasty - but one of our party was kept waiting an inordinate length of time for their food to arrive - L-O-N-G after everyone else had received theirs. When asked (for a second time) about their order, there was a sudden reaction in the kitchen and the food arrived a few minutes later. Hence only awarding three stars under the “Food and Drink” category, and only four stars under “Service “. Four stars only for atmosphere- crowded, so very noisy - difficult to hear oneself think, let alone another’s conversation....

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Fantastic, delicious meal as always. Will be back soon.

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