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Pavel

40 St James St, Brighton BN2 1RG, England
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Ranked #299 of 840 Restaurants in Brighton
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
UK
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Oh dear, I should have read the reviews before we ate dinner here on Friday. The restaurant was very busy & looked really lively, which is what attracted us.. We had popadums to share which were fine & nice cold Cobra beer. We had a bit of a wait before anyone took our order, but as they were busy &... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

We ordered a takeaway that took an hour and a half to be delivered. Everything was so bland, no spice, no flavour! My peshwari nan tasted like cardboard!

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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Further to Martin M's review yesterday, I'm his wife. He thought he'd rated this restaurant as 1 out of 5 i.e. TERRIBLE. Not 5 out of 5. This is a review purely to show the correct rating as Trip Advisor doesn't allow the same person to review the same restaurant more than once a month.

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1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Booked a table for four for a lunchtime meal, which was our wedding breakfast. I had previously eaten here many times and it's my favourite Indian in the area. I booked months in advance with the owner in person and 'phoned nearer the time to check all was ok. Spoke to a guy who said they sometimes closed lunchtimes but... More

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Leicester
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Sat down and after 10 mins asked for a beer, was asked, just 1? Received 1 poppadom and pickles tray. 10 minutes later asked for my beer and eventually got what I originally asked for. Then had to sit for 30 tedious minutes when there were only about 10 other people in the restaurant before they even took my order.... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We have eaten at Pavel many times over the past 3 years, had a couple of bad experiences but have given them the benefit of the doubt and returned after a couple of months break, they seemed to have improved recently, however, after tonights experience there is absolutely no way we would return, we will spend our money elsewhere, my... More

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portsmouth_sam
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Lovely meal here, they adapted one of the dishes for us on the menu with no problem, good choice of drinks including Indian beers, great meal, service and atmosphere.

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East London
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Poor, poor Indian food. To be fair, had I eaten in, I am sure it would have been a lot better. But this was the BLANDEST Indian takeaway I had ever tasted. I honestly wouldn't have been able to tell the difference had Pavel's food been liquidised, reshaped into fish and chips and sold to me as the latter on... More

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brighton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Visited this restaurant many times and it has proven to be quite good. But this visit the heat in there was stifling and ruined the whole experience, couldn't wait to leave. Food still good though apart from finding a bone in my chicken curry ! And it took ages to pay which with ridiculously hot temperature made our group very... More

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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I love my trips to India which we undertake yearly, as a fussy eater I have surprisingly got to enjoy Indian very much. This is something you do not get at this restaurant, good food! After being offered popadums and given two warmish Cobra beers, we sat back to wait for our meal. It was very noisy but it was... More

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