Curry Leaf Cafe was launched in April 2014 with the goal of providing a relaxed, colourful space in which diners could explore authentic South Indian food alongside a wide range of craft beers that complement the flavours of the region. Together, commercial director Euan Sey, head chef Gouranga Bera and operations manager Stewart Cumming serve award-winning Indian street food, curries and craft beers from three colourful and unique dining spots in the city:
The original Brighton Lanes Cafe operates as a cafe-cum-lunch spot during the day with a range of coffees, teas, snacks and traditional South Indian street food, as well as more substantial meals such as thali platters, dosas and tandoor naan wraps. In the evenings diners visit the cafe to experience its small but diverse menu of tandoor-grilled specialities, street food and expertly spiced curries, accompanied by Brighton's best range of craft beers and cocktails.
The most recent addition to the Curry Leaf Cafe family is Kemptown Kitchen, located in Brighton's vibrant Kemptown district to the east of the city. This smaller open-plan kitchen/dining space offers a playful take on Indian food that focuses on sharing, rather than a ‘starters and mains’ style of service, with the option of smaller plates for those who want to taste as many dishes as possible. Like the Brighton Lanes Cafe, it offers a range of craft beers and cocktails to be enjoyed alongside the street food, tandoor dishes, curries and spiced desserts produced by the chefs that can be seen working on the other side of the pass.
In early 2016, Curry Leaf Cafe made history as the first Indian food brand to launch inside a British train station, opening up a colourful purpose-built kiosk inside Brighton station serving up authentic Indian pastries, street food, curries, wraps, salad boxes, tea, coffee and craft beer – from early till late, seven days a week – as well as delivery via our partner Deliveroo.
Fast food, Curry Leaf Cafe style...
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Society of Independent Brewers – ‘UK’s Best Craft Beer Restaurant 2019’
BBC Good Food Magazine, Oct 2018 – ‘Britain’s 12 Best Indian Restaurants’
GQ Magazine – 'Best Indian Restaurants & Takeaways'
Waitrose Good Food Guide 2016, 2017 & 2018 – 'Local Gem'
Olive Magazine – 'Best 19 Indian Restaurants in the UK'
The Telegraph – ‘Best Restaurants in Brighton’
The Week – ‘UK’s Best Casual Indian Restaurants’
Time Out – ‘Best Restaurants in Brighton’
Condé Nast Traveller – ‘Best Restaurants in Brighton’
The Guardian – Top 10 Places to Drink in Brighton
Olive Magazine – ‘UK's Top 10 Flexitarian Restaurants’
The Culture Trip – '10 Best Restaurants in Brighton'
FreeFrom Awards 2017 – 'UK's Best Independent Restaurant' (Gold)
Brighton & Hove Food Awards 2017 – 'Best International Cuisine / Best Family Dining / Best Takeaway (Silver)'