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40 St James St, Brighton BN2 1RG, England
Website
Today
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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very disappointing sevice

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Robert P
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Venice, Italy
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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194 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Venice, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Pavel has a huge menu served by gracious staff and the food is absolutely delicious. There are not a lot of tables and it filled up very quickly ( we went at 7pm) and it is obvious there are a lot of regulars who love the place.

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london
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129 reviews 129 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I live round the corner from this excellent curryhouse, friendly service, great hot curries. There sometimes is a little wait for your curry, but its worth the wait!

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London, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have eaten in this Restaurant many times and have always had a good meal. The food and presentation is of a good standard and the service was also good.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My girlfriend and I have eaten here twice now. Both occasions the food was excellent! The service was also very good. The price is comparable with other Indian restaurants and we would both highly recommend eating here.

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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
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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