Indian Summer

70 East Street, Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom, BN1 1HQ
Critics Review 9/10
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mon-friday 12-3pm 6-10.30pm
sat 12-10.30pm
sun 12-10.00pm

Facilities
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Business Lunch
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Indian Summer

Award-winning regional Indian restaurant established in 2001 and serving fresh indian cuisine with original recipes from India.
No additives or colours used in any of our dishes.

Cuisine: Indian
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Critics Review
A Truly Pan-Indian, Modern Dining Experience!
9/10
Offering authentic, Indian food to the city of Brighton since 2001, Indian Summer’s success has gone from strength to strength over the years. Founded by Minesh Agnihotri (who previously made medical prosthetics) and Byron Swales (whose family was forced to flee Burma in a wooden plane) the two composed a team of extremely talented chefs with experience from all over India in order to deliver a truly pan-Indian, modern dining experience.
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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

First visit here and staff were very nice and friendly. Food was good and hot when served and dishes explained well. Only small criticism is time in between dishes served could have been a bit longer but overall all good.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Excellent foods & service - thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Had a wonderful meal booked as a surprise for my boyfriend. Great service, food was excellent. I would like to thank your staff for singing happy birthday to him. Would love to come back again soon thank you all.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Came to the restaurant not knowing what to expect and was amazed by the quality of food and service. Delicious, authentic Indian food. Would definitely recommend and come back when I am next in Brighton

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Food is delicious and very good service too. However I would say the decor needs updating as we sat near downstairs we felt the decor was old and cheap (not a fan of the multicoloured fabric near down the stairs or outside the downstairs door). The Astro turf in the woman’s toilets is also not great. I dine for the experience as a whole, and I felt the decor let it down, which is why I have graded value for money as average, food is worth the money but not the restaurant itself.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Fernando, and the team working on Saturday 7th March were superb. Mum was down for the weekend while my husband was away skiing. I cannot thank Fernando enough for making this such a lovely memory. He made us both feel so special. Fantastic

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Visited On Friday, 28 February 2020

We had great service and a delicious meal. We have eaten with you before and will definitely come back again

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Our third visit here & each time we are surprised by inspired food - authentic Indian cuisine with a twist. Exceptional service & wonderful atmosphere. Really couldn’t recommend Indian Summer more highly. We will be back!

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Visited On Friday, 28 February 2020

Crazy good food and drink. Staff was amazing as well. Would recommend going here for amazing Indian food

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Outstanding friendly service from start to finish combined with excellent food, I’d come back in a heartbeat. Although all the staff were brilliant our waiter, Fernando, was exceptional. Thanks for making a great evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Fantastic food with great service. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Fantastic food drink and service!

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Great friendly service.. Warm cosy place.

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Thursday, 20 February 2020

A wonderful restaurant, some of the best food I’ve had outside of India.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Five star service and fabulous food. Frequented Indian Summer on numerous occasions over a great many years and never been disappointed. Well done to all the staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

the chicken saumy is the best I have ever tasted!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Delicious vegan food and exceptional service

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Went for the Valentines menu and the food was amazing as always and there was plenty of it. The staff are always so welcoming and attentive.

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

We had sharing thalis for Valentine’s. The quality of all the food is outstanding & the dishes have an authenticity which is rare, even in the finer Indian restaurants in London. From the whole pea filling in the samosas, the astonishing depths of flavours in the 3 chutneys (coriander, red pepper & tomato), the fermented taste of the uttapam, the paneer, the delightful beetroot & red cabbage thoran with orange & cumin & the cauliflower bhajis- and that is just a starte array! The main of tamarind prawn, Hyderabadi chicken (with astonishing fresh tomato flavours), the water buffalo (with delicate coconut & ginger) with incredible accompaniments we’re not only light but had layers of aroma & flavour that left us wanting more! For us the unexpected highlight was a smoked aubergine & potato side dish. I have never had such a smoked flavour combined with the taste of home cooked style Indian food. I have to say we were both surprised by how astonishingly good the food was & therefore the prices on the menu are justified. A special treat. Thank you to everyone, the chefs, the waiting team & the bar tenders.

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Extremely welcoming staff, friendly but not overfacing. Food excellent, filling and interesting. Good wine list.

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Delicious food, excellent service and atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Lovely service and atmosphere, couldn’t fault it. Drinks very reasonably priced and great choice. Food portions were generous and taste was ok, although I expected a bit more flavour. I’d maybe try some different dishes as I’d definitely return. We had a really nice evening.

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Visited On Friday, 07 February 2020

Fantastic evening

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 February 2020

Delicious food at reasonable prices

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