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£7 - £28
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Indian, Street Food, Beer restaurants
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing. The relaxed vibe was very appealing. The street food platter was beyond perfection. The flavours beautifully complimented each other. I don't know what was in the yellow chutney, but it was out of this world. My only gripe was that service...was automatically added to the bill. It left a sour taste on the amazing food.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the basis of last night's experience, I fail to understand the high ratings for this cafe. My husband's vegan Jackfruit Biriani was far too hot (even for this chilli aficionado), with just 4 parsimonious pieces of jackfruit in a mountain of overcooked gloopy rice....No vegetables in the accompanying small but fiery curry sauce. Biriani - really? Poppadoms for our party of 4 were neither hot nor freshly cooked and already turning stale/soft - this was at 8.30pm. My Sizzling Prawns were good although served with just fried onions and no sauce, rice or nan which had to ordered separately. Our friends left most of their meals which leads me to conclude that they weren't overly impressed either. Service was friendly and mainly efficient. Surprisingly, staff started to mop the floor during our meals and whilst we were eating. The smell of disinfectant does not enhance even a poor dining experience... Over priced and sub standard at £149.00.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 15 April 2024

I was in Brighton on a solo trip and wanted to treat myself to a nice lunch - Curry Leaf Café was perfect! I had the Mushroom Thali which was tasty - the daal was probably my least favourite thing on the plate but everything...else had well balanced flavours. Service was quick and friendly.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 April 2024

Really loved this place! We sat in a cosy corner by the window. Service was great, very quick and friendly. We had the thali which was delicious and so reasonably priced. The mango masala margarita was so good! As was the craft beer. Highly recommend...and will definitely be returning!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 16 March 2024

We had a great family meal. The service was friendly. The food was amazing. I have been to this place about 5 times, and have never been disappointed. This place is one of the very few good Indian restaurants in Brighton.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024

The quality of food and flavour was good. Not large portions but adequate. The staff did not engage and had little humour. They served without and engagement. Our first taste of street food but to me it is just a middle class fashion. I wouldn’t...say not to go as the food was good if street food is your wish. I wish them well but I’m sure they won’t be disappointed to know we would not return on our next visit. I think had the staff been a bit more upbeat to help the experience the evening could have been a successMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 20 February 2024

Happened upon The Curry Leaf Cafe and delighted to have done so. Friendly, cheerful welcome and service throughout, creating an overall chilled but vibrant atmosphere. A good choice on the menu, all very reasonably priced. Opted for a Thali Platter (lamb). A tasty combination of...dishes and perfect portion size. Also a good choice of local ales, lagers, ciders. A wonderful find and a definite for a return visit.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023 via mobile

Brilliant food, fairly quiet and good service. This hidden gem is a wonderful place to eat. The food comes in very large portions, rather pricey but well worth it

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2023

Bland and boring. Plus the food has gone downhill considerably on the last year. Hardly any flavour in the Lamb thali and was like eating a watery lamb stew. The place is a bit grubby and could do with a clean especially the toilets. Photos...show a comparison with the food in 2023 and 2022. Much smaller potions too. The beer was OK.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

If you are looking for surly service and tasteless food then the Curry Leaf Cafe is your new favourite. Came here years ago and was blown away by the inventive indian food - ate here last night and wished I hadn't as it spoilt my...memories of this restaurant. One of the servers literally barked "what do want to eat and drink" at us. The starter arrived within seconds, suggesting it had been sitting in a heat tray, previously it had been deep fried but now just a warm lump of batter with something inside, the deep fried chicken was drier than the Saharan sand. The mains were edible but tasteless. Such a shame, wish it could go back to the way I remember it.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

We ordered a takeaway from Curry Leaf Cafe via Deliveroo after visiting at RSCH. We had read very good reviews about this restaurant although it wasn't our usual Indian takeaway. Food delivered in 35 mins in a traditional tiffin tin packaging! All packaging compostable or...recyclable! Great green footprint. Food was outstanding! Traditional Indian cuisine (we have holidayed in Indian several times). No lurid coloured, sweet sauces - everything super flavoursome and authentic. Dishes we had - the Vadas, Hyderabadi lamb, Keralan chicken mappas and biryani rice x 2. Plenty of food! Enough left over for a Sunday brunch topped with a fried egg. Will be our new go-to takeaway!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2023

Awful curry...tasted like they used stock cubes, everything was bland as hell. Overpriced and they had the cheek to add an optional service charge...If its optional then let the customer decide if they want to add it to the bill. Waste of money

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023

My husband, I and sister in law enjoyed a fabulous meal. We had chicken thighs, mushroom masala, coriander and onion rice and Bombay potatoes and beach bum ice creams for dessert. Plus, 2 rounds of Porn Star martini cocktails. We cleaned our plates, definitely could...have seconds. Food was soo flavourful, absolutely delicious. Staff team were young, well trained, courteous and friendly. A place we will definitely go to again.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023

The only redeeming feature of the evening was the Mango Lassi. My "no mushrooms", request was not heard & deep fried mushrooms arrived. My "Dahl was so salty" was ignored. The staff smiled a lot but we're unresponsive. The bill was enormous (£94 inc' 3...beers + 3 lassis) given the sameness of the (platter) few items (ltd variety) deep fried in batter that were the platter. The birthday girl had chosen the venue so we didn't want to make a fuss & were hungry!! When asked "how was the meal" our blank stares were ignored. I would never go there again.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023

Very disappointing, I do not understand why they have such good reviews! The food was below average, the stuff smiling but ignored our request not to give us mushrooms . We were clearly not happy with the food but they just carry on smiling and...gave us a bill. Expensive too! Never again.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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CURRY LEAF CAFE, Brighton - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Curry Leaf Cafe offers takeaway services.

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Curry Leaf Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5