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Colourful, laid back dining space - Curry Leaf Cafe, Brighton, East Sussex

Curry Leaf Cafe

4.6
4.6
196 Reviews
£25 and under
Indian
Think lavish three-course Indian feasts, killer craft beers from local Sussex breweries and spiced cocktails – all set in a cosy, colourful, independently run venue near Brighton beach, which has been listed as a 'local gem' in every edition of the Good Food Guide since 2014. Featuring a 70-seat, split-level dining space, the restaurant is decked out with exposed brick walls, wooden tables and vintage Indian design touches.

Curry Leaf Cafe's culinary heart lies in South India, focusing on fragrant curries, crisp-fried street food and chargrilled tandoor dishes, all served 'sharing style' for the table to enjoy. Around half the menu is vegan, and there's a wide range of gluten-free dishes on offer. While the flavours are authentic, you'll find a few contemporary twists – including a range of loaded naans at lunchtime, sold alongside the always popular thali platters (now available until 6:30pm daily).

This is Indian cafe culture, Brighton style.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Contemporary Indian, South Indian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01273 207070
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Brighton
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

What 196 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Brighton

    Best Overall

  • Brighton

    Best Food

  • Brighton

    Best Ambiance

  • Brighton

    Best Value

  • Brighton

    Great for brunch

  • Brighton

    Good for groups

  • Brighton

    Healthy

  • Brighton

    Neighborhood gem

  • Brighton

    Great for fine wines

  • Brighton

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Brighton

    Lively

  • Brighton

    Best Overall

  • Brighton

    Best Food

  • Brighton

    Best Ambiance

  • Brighton

    Best Value

  • Brighton

    Great for brunch

  • Brighton

    Good for groups

  • Brighton

    Healthy

  • Brighton

    Neighborhood gem

  • Brighton

    Great for fine wines

  • Brighton

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Brighton

    Lively

196 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks for a lovely thali lunch for the family. My only complaintis you could have made it clearer which beer was free for the Dad's on Fathers day. Thali was fantastic.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food for a very reasonable price - couldn’t have asked for more! Would really recommend their Thali. The staff were incredibly lovely too - it was my partner’s birthday and they made our evening feel very special. 10/10 can’t wait to come back :)

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely relaxed atmosphere, totally delicious food, which was very good value. Recommend the thali.

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  4. LisaL

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, food excellent. Looking forward to visiting again

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  5. LornaW

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Great food but the service was disappointing. Were ignored and had to go and ask staff to for drinks and then to take our order. Seemed that the staff were trying their best but that there was not enough of them,

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant serving Indian food. Staff friendly and helpful. Food came quickly. Reasonably priced and very tasty . Recommend booking especially on a Saturday.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. DipakD

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect pre show meal , lovely curries and masala chai

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  8. Blanco1

    Buckinghamshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is delicious, fresh with decent portion sizes and good value for money. The staff were amazing and even when large groups of people arrived they still maintained excellent service. Would definitely come back to The Curry Leaf Cafe soon.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and really nice atmosphere. Excellent service until the end of our meal: when we declined dessert, the waiter immediately brought the bill, without us asking and without checking to see if we wanted another drink or tea etc, and then kept coming back looking to see if we'd paid. Eventually, he just brought the card machine and we felt compelled to pay and go. There were still other people eating when he brought the bill so it was not even as if we were the last people there. A bit of an awkward end to an otherwise lovely evening.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Curry Leaf Cafe food is imaginative, excellent quality and value. You can taste the freshness of the ingredients! Friendly, efficient staff, great ambience.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Curry Leaf Cafe using the Order Online button. Curry Leaf Cafe also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Curry Leaf Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01273 207070.

Curry Leaf Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 196 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Curry Leaf Cafe

60 Ship Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1AE

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Brighton
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Contemporary Indian, South Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wine
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