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Pavel

40 St James St, Brighton BN2 1RG, England
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Ranked #256 of 844 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
Hove, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
48 helpful votes 48 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
64 helpful votes 64 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were greeted with a warm welcome on arrival at Pavel. We were seated straight away and they were happy to let us choose our seats. The staff helped with our napkins which was a bit overwhelming but a lovely gesture. Everything was really well presented, vibrant wallpapers, candle lit, and what really topped it off for me was the... More

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Luxembourg
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98 reviews 98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There was a sweet touch to several of the dishes we chose, but nothing wrong with that. Only disappointment was the quality of the naan. Nice surprise was the complimentary drink that you could choose yourself. The atmosphere of the dining room was great, even though it wasn’t very Indian.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We happened to pass by this restaurant just because it was rather close to the hotel we stayed in. I must say that it has been one of the best Indian food experiences I ever had - and having worked for Indian sports before; I definitely have some experience in tha cusine! We had a Chicken Tikka and Salmon as... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My wife and I ate here recently on Saturday night. The restaurant was very busy but even without a reservation, we were still seated quite quickly near to the door. We were given our drinks quite quickly but it did take a little longer for our order to be taken and then to be served. Not a big problem though... More

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canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
351 helpful votes 351 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had dinner in July at Pavel. The food was amazing and so was the service. We didn't have to wait long for our dishes. The food was tasty and plenty. We had a 3 course dinner with beers and we even got drink on the house at the end of our dinner.

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