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40 St James St, Brighton BN2 1RG, England
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 25
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  • 12
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  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service

Pavel has become our favourite Indian restaurant in Kemptown ever since it opened. The owner always remembers the locals and looks after them well yet but the fact that the place is always full suggests that its equally popular with 1st timers too. Its hard to fault Pavel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Jnash70
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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198 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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corby
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

beautiful meal served by lovely friendly staff in nice surroundinds well worth a visit very clean our meal was very tasty good choice well presented

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Pavel has become our favourite Indian restaurant in Kemptown ever since it opened. The owner always remembers the locals and looks after them well yet but the fact that the place is always full suggests that its equally popular with 1st timers too. Its hard to fault Pavel.

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Seaford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A large group of us were here for a pre-booked visit. Firstly, all the men were asked for their drinks orders first then the women were offered drinks. 8 of us ate and finished our starters and main courses before the remaining 12+ of our party were even served theirs. The food itself was very good but the service let... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

I visited the evening post the marathon, mid-evening. It was quite quiet, which drew me in and the signs telling of its awards. I wasn't disappointed, friendly welcoming staff and fabulous food. I chatted a bit to the waiter about the menu before I made my choice and what a good choice it was. Well worth a visit.

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Venice, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It was a saturday night but there was clearly not enough waiting staff and we had to ask several times to order,each time it was up to us to attract the waiting staff and it took 45 mins to get popadoms which is unacceptable. urgent staff training is needed here. The food was ok, nothing exceptional and the lamb was... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Just a Saturday night 'lets have an Indian' delivered and this being a provider we had used a few times previously - don't know if wrong night or what but the usual decent meal was awful. Not to mention that we ordered a meal (for two of us) consisting of 3 menu items and they managed to deliver only two... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Actually walked out due to the way one of the waiters was sneering/ staring at my girlfriend and I. My girlfriend was made to feel really uncomfortable and we left. A shame beacause when I had eaten previously with a friend from pavel and the food was not bad. Never walked out from a restaurant in my life until now!

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Just a few tables occupied on a Thursday evening, service was OK, a bit haphazard. Poppadoms were lovely and crisp and nice dips. I enjoyed my Chicken Jalfrezi main with mushroom rice and nan bread. Mint chocolate ice-cream was a tasty dessert. Found it quite good value, especially as they forgot to charge for our rices. Toilets were grubby.

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Kentucky, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Visited this restaurant for the first time after reading the good reviews. I ordered a mixed grill and my friend ordered a chicken curry. We waited a long time however I thought well as long as it's fresh and good I dont mind waiting. My food was cold and presentation was terrible burnt meat thrown on a plate cold .... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Worst service ever!!Won´t ever go back there. It took about 25 min to get the starters, when they finally arrived, they were cold. It took another 30 min for mains. I wasn´t hungry anymore. We complained to the manager and he didn´t even say "sorry", he turned back and carried on with his super busy night. I think that if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 St James St, Brighton BN2 1RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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