Curry Leaf Cafe serves up award-winning South Indian street food, expertly spiced curries and a wide range of international craft beers from a relaxed, colourful dining space in the heart of Brighton's bustling Lanes. Its range of quick and healthy lunches include soups, warm salads, dosas and open tandoor naan wraps, as well as traditional thali platters. The dinner menu, meanwhile, focuses on crisp, fresh-tasting street food and fragrant curries, rounded off with a selection of refreshing Indian desserts and infused ice creams.
The ingredients used are seasonal and locally sourced where possible, and around half the menu is vegetarian. A wide selection of vegan, gluten- and dairy-free dishes is also offered throughout the day. On Sundays diners can experience the cafe’s unique spiced Indian brunch menu, featuring the celebrated 'full Indian', spiced fish and chips, street food platters, dosai, thalis, steamed idlis and traditional slow-cooked biriyani dishes.
Curry Leaf Cafe recently won ‘Best Newcomer, South Coast’ at the 2015 Asian Curry Awards and ’Newcomer of the Year’ in the 2015 Celebration of Sussex Life Awards. It is also listed in the 2016 Waitrose Good Food Guide, The Telegraph Travel’s ‘Insider’s Guide to Brighton’, The Guardian’s ‘Top 10 Places to Drink in Brighton’ and the ‘UK’s Top 10 Flexitarian Restaurants’ (Olive Magazine).
In addition to its original premises in the Lanes, Curry Leaf Cafe also now serves food from The Temple Bar craft beer pub on Brighton’s Western Road and has recently opened an Indian street food kiosk inside the main concourse of Brighton Station.