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Kayal

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153 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 6FE, England
+44 116 255 4667
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Kayal - The first authentic Kerala seafood speciality - has become the...
Kayal - The first authentic Kerala seafood speciality - has become the most popular of its kind to the people of Britain and this family run group of restaurant has become a favourite with dedication and passion for good food. Numerous awards and recognitions proved them distinctive to the normal fellow restaurants. 'Healthiest Restaurant Award' proved that Kayal do care about healthy food. Kayal is all about tradition, qualities, discoveries, fresh ingredients and aromas. Facilities: Entertaining Clients, Groups, Private Dining, Reservations, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Dessert and Bar Scene.
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  • 388
    Excellent
  • 177
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fab-u-lous!

A return visit and as ever this did not disappoint! Really busy even at 6.30pm. Authentic Keralan food, so reminiscent of our visit there... Lots of staff, very efficient but not overbearing. Delicious, lovely food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Brenda A
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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617 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

As a group of 13 friends we realised that we were a sizable booking, but it was a booking Kayal seemed completely unable to handle. Whilst the food received mixed reviews across the table, I did enjoy mine, when it arrived... Eventually. It took us 2 hours to receive our mains, largely due to the slow service even ordering to... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

A return visit and as ever this did not disappoint! Really busy even at 6.30pm. Authentic Keralan food, so reminiscent of our visit there... Lots of staff, very efficient but not overbearing. Delicious, lovely food.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

A great restaurant with lots of choice, especially for vegetarians. Different flavours from a lot of the other restaurants, resting the origins of the owners and chefs. Not too expensive either for a large group. Good service, attentive without being overwhelming.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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57 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were served by Marshall, who helped us choose a meal where the components complimented each other through the meal. We have visited India a few times and eaten in Northern style and Kashmiri restaurants, but none have similar dishes to the southern style. The meal was excellent, one of the best we've ever had. The decor is very eclectic... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Something really different from your standard Indian. Food was delicious, staff were lovely and discovered a lot of new flavours I didn't think I'd like. Good value for money too!

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Great food and friendly service, we've never had a bad meal here, meat eaters and veggies are well catered for.

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Leicester
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64 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The problem is that when you are Kayal and undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in Leicester , everything has to be good. My colleague and I visited as we often do . We both had Crab Curry - really tasty as always , served with a crispy Paratha - delish, so no problems there . Colleague had Dosa to... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Had a very nice meal here - fish being their speciality we had a variety of fish dishes. Everything was beautifully cooked and served. Our waiter, Baca, was very friendly and helpful. It was reasonably priced and we left feeling well fed but not over stuffed! Well worth a visit.

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Leicester
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34 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Monday 6:30, it soon filled up though. Paper Marsala dosa was enormous and came with a large serving of potato curry, and some delicious coconut chutney. Prawn polichithau (sp?) ie in a banana leaf was really tasty. I wasn't so convinced by the cassava on the side, but was too full to be concerned. It's always good food in Kayal.... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Having enjoyed an excellent meal at Kayal before Christmas we decided to take our friends there tonight. We were not disappointed. We each had different dishes which we all agreed were fabulous. All the staff were most attentive and Marshall our waiter was very knowledgeable about each dish and seemed to genuinely care that we made the right choices.Thank you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 153 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 6FE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 255 4667

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 48
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children

Description

Kayal - The first authentic Kerala seafood speciality - has become the most popular of its kind to the people of Britain and this family run group of restaurant has become a favourite with dedication and passion for good food. Numerous awards and recognitions proved them distinctive to the normal fellow restaurants. 'Healthiest Restaurant Award' proved that Kayal do care about healthy food. Kayal is all about tradition, qualities, discoveries, fresh ingredients and aromas. Facilities: Entertaining Clients, Groups, Private Dining, Reservations, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Dessert and Bar Scene.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?