Curry Leaf Cafe - Kemptown Kitchen

Opening Times
Monday & TuesdayCLOSED
Weds-Fri12-3pm (takeaway) & 5-10pm
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01273 526910
40 Upper St James's Street, Brighton, BN2 1JN
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Why we love it

Sharing with friends is what Curry Leaf Cafe - Kemptown Kitchen is all about - a light open space where diners can grab anything from a quick bite to a full scale feast for up to 30 people, all in full view of the kitchen and chefs that are preparing it.

Where the 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 with the seasons to keep things fresh for regular diners.

Vegans, vegetarians and gluten-intolerant diners are well catered for – along with families looking for a spacious, friendly lunch stop on weekends, when the kitchen is open from 1pm till late.


The Tandoor Selection - a platter of juicy meats cooked on the bone
Lamb Llamas *not for the faint hearted - this dish is very fiery
The Bengali Seabass Curry is divine

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Great food and service. We were only people there so lack of atmosphere on that night


one of the 2 best curry houses in brighton.


Incredible food. Good value!


Curry Leaf Cafe Kemptown was great, and the staff are very friendly


Lovely meal. Service was a little too efficient- we got our main before we finished our starter!


After a visit to Curry Leaf Cafe, you'll never frequent a 'normal;' takeaway again. The quality is SO much more - and far less pretentious and full of itself than Chilli Pickle!