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KEMPTOWN KITCHEN

'Small plates', street food & spiced cocktails – a playful new take on Indian casual dining in Brighton's vibrant Kemptown district

 

KEMPTOWN KITCHEN

Nestled on a corner between Brighton's bustling St James's Street & Kemptown Village a short stroll to the east, Curry Leaf Cafe's new Kemptown Kitchen features a purpose-built open kitchen & dining area designed to allow customers to interact with the chefs preparing their food. Tall glass windows equipped with stools for counter-top dining, colourful decor and a small (but perfectly formed) bar stocked with a fantastic range of craft beers & spiced cocktails combine to make our Kemptown Kitchen ideally suited to the area's unique approach to nightlife.


40-42 UPPER ST JAMES'S STREET
BRIGHTON BN2 1JN

KEMPTOWN@CURRYLEAFCAFE.COM
01273 526910

OPENING TIMES
MONDAY–FRIDAY: 5pm-10pm
SATURDAY: 1-10pm
SUNDAY: 1pm-9pm
 


THE FOOD

VIEW GALLERY

Sharing with friends is what our Kemptown Kitchen is all about – a light, open space where diners can grab anything from a quick bite and a cocktail to a full-scale feast for up to 26 people, all in full view of the kitchen and chefs that are preparing it. 
Where our original Brighton Lanes Cafe focuses on traditional South Indian food, Kemptown Kitchen mixes things up with a modern, playful take on casual dining that borrows from all quarters of India's culinary heritage – with a few interesting detours thrown in.
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 every two months to keep things fresh for regular diners. Like the drinks menu, it also leans heavily on local suppliers for its seasonal ingredients, and vegans, vegetarians and the gluten-intolerant are particularly well catered for – along with families looking for a spacious, friendly lunch stop on weekends, when the kitchen is open from 1pm till late.

 

RESERVATIONS

Kemptown Kitchen operates a 'first come, first served' walk-in-only policy; during busy times, diners are invited to take a drink at the bar while they wait for a table to come free, or can use our waitlist app and head to the nearest pub while they await text notification that their table is ready. Reservations are taken from larger groups at our discretion (NB: a security deposit is payable at time of booking). Call us on 01273 526910 or email kemptown@curryleafcafe.com


TAKEAWAY SERVICE

Kemptown Kitchen operates a full takeaway menu seven days a week, along with a range of ice-cold craft beers to take away – all packaged in compostable, biodegradable containers that won't clog up landfill. 
Order using our click & collect app and automatically receive 10% off your bill (collection from the restaurant only). Alternatively, you can call us on 01273 526910 to place your order (10% discount still applies), although please note that our lines can get busy during peak times. For home delivery please visit the Deliveroo app/website.


PRIVATE HIRE

Kemptown Kitchen's airy, open dining space and modern design makes it an ideal venue for private lunches, parties, wedding receptions and other one-off events. If you're interested in hiring the space for a private dining event, call us on 01273 526910 or email kemptown@curryleafcafe.com

THE SPACE