New Eateries In Brighton – Curry Leaf Cafe

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Simply Woman recently dined at the Curry Leaf Cafe, where we enjoyed Kawari Jhinga (fried prawns), Keralan Pork Curry (yes, pork – you read that right), and Karai Paneer (homemade Indian cheese fried in spices and served with stuffed naan and beetroot chutney). CURRY LEAF CAFE 1

Though open not up to a month, this venue is already ranked 20th on Tripadvisor’s recommendations of places to eat in Brighton, Sussex. Situated on Ship Street, it is a short stroll from the seafront – in fact many new punters discover this hidden gem while taking a shortcut to the beach. Word also has it that local established restaurants are watching the Curry Leaf Cafe’s growing traffic. CURRY LEAF CAFE 3Its interior is commodious, and its décor harks of Mediterranea without the fiery colour (think deep mustards and olives). What makes this cafe stand out from the other numerous Indian restaurants is that it bridges the gap between fine dining and street food, though street food is also offered. Additionally pork dishes are rare in Indian cuisine, another unique attraction. All this boils down to pocket-friendly prices for everything from coffee to daal to a four-course meal. IMG_1548Dishes are prepared from organic or locally sourced ingredients, and cooked to an authentic south Indian style without alteration for the British palate. Vegetarians, vegans and allergy sufferers are catered for, as are children (who can choose from a tailored not-as-spicy menu). For tummies ‘on the go’, see the takeaway menu.

About Curry Leaf Cafe
· Brainchild of Euan Sey, a journalist with a lifelong love of Indian and Asian food – and Kanthi Thamma, a native Indian whose mother taught him to cook, and who is now head chef / partner at the cafe. This is a debut business venture for both men. Visit for the full menu and more information.

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