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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 - 10:00 pm
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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, 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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    Very good
  • 36
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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
Super Southern Indian food

Can't say I have ever had South Indian food so I wasn't entirely sure wether this was going to be any different from the usual curry affair. Well let me tell you what a find. The menu is full of the local dishes of the region which basically means none of your usual madras etc. I can't even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Guy H
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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English first
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Can't say I have ever had South Indian food so I wasn't entirely sure wether this was going to be any different from the usual curry affair. Well let me tell you what a find. The menu is full of the local dishes of the region which basically means none of your usual madras etc. I can't even pronounce the... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Has a very different feel to the restaurant and it is a lot more authentic. Rather than curries it was more traditional dishes to a particular region of India. Was a great suprise. Great food and service.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had booked in advance and had an immediately friendly reception by Eva who made sure we were comfortable with the table choice, in our case a round table for three by the window. The wood and tiled Keralan themed decor makes for a relaxed and warm atmosphere. Food, as always, superb, subtle and not too fiery with a wide... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Beautifully prepared & presented, a refreshing change from the 'norm' of Indian cuisine with its southern Indian flavours. Quite simply, one of the most enjoyable meals I have ever eaten. The service wasn't quite up to the standard of the food but the staff were none the less welcoming, helpful & friendly.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My wife and I have visited several times on shopping trips for the business lunch which is excellent value for money. This visit however was for our anniversary and we decided we wanted the full meal experience, when our waiter arrived we explained we weren't experienced with the dishes on offer and he took a lot of care and attention... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Having not been to the Kayal for a year I was delighted to find it is still a fantastic restaurant. The Kerala Seafood the menu, all freshly prepared, very tasty and inspirational. The service was second to none. They were busy on a mid week evening and we hadn't booked but they still managed to find us a place. Wonderful... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Excellent food excellent service.....it was our first visit ..... Marshall was fantastic and guided us with his expertise ...... Will be spreading the word with our friends and family..... Can't wait to come back ...... Thank you for a lovely night xxx

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I'm from New Orleans, so I know good food when I taste it. Kayal blew me away. I was visiting friends in Leicester and we went here for dinner. We each ordered a different curry dish and ate off each other's plates so it was like having three meals in one. OMG! Each one was amazing. The service was impeccable,... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Had an excellent meal at Kayal. The young waiter Tom was top notch and did his dad proud! Will be back. Fish curry is an absolute must!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great food and a comprehensive vegetarian menu. Lovely flavours and good service. This was a Valentines meal and the place was very busy but comfortable. The menu was a little different being a special evening.

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Additional Information about Kayal

Address: 153 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 6FE, England
Phone Number: +44 116 255 4667
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
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
Average Prices: USD $6 to $48
Cuisine: Indian

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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 to $48
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?