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153 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 6FE, England
+44 116 255 4667
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Ranked #12 of 851 Restaurants in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $48
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
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Not the standard Indian menu - orginal dishes. I had Lamb in spinach which was nice. My dish-mates had Tilapia in leaves which looked and tasted wonderful. Minus: avoid tables near the door/entrance. We were cold most of the evening.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well I'm not sure I experienced the same place as everyone else has... It was different on first impression and the menu seemed very promising, however what we got was something rather disappointing. Service was painfully slow, we were seated for 15 minutes in a half full restaurant before we got offered a drink. We ordered a starter and about... More 

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Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Dear Luke B, Many thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant. We honestly value the remarks and views of our valuable guests. We are very sorry and somewhat surprised to read your comments as any of our staff didn't remember any issue likewise you mentioned. So if you would be so kind to send us an email with... More 

Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Was very disappointed. Tasted really sickly and very samey. I adore curries but I have never tasted one like this. The restaurant style was a little disappointing thought it was more up market but looked a little shabby and tables too close together. Nice people but sadly wouldn't return I would say more Thai than Indian.

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Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Dear Tiggy G Many thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant. We honestly value the remarks and views of our valuable guests and we apologise that we didn’t reach your expectations. We concentrate only on South Indian (Kerala) cuisine which is completely different from other Indian restaurants. Our kitchen staff who are proud of many awards use fine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

kayal has been one of the most consistent restaurants i have ever been to....love the flavours and the variety...biryani, seafood platter are some of our favourites....a welcome change from the typical tikkas and madras and rogan josh...would highly recommend Kayal...

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Was pleasantly surprised by the menu, and even more by the food....excellent, it's always nice to try different types of curries and would thououghly recommend Kayal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is a little gem! Me and my family have been coming here for years... The flavours are outstanding and very tasty!!!!!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I've reviewed the Kayal before, a couple of years ago, but restaurants come and go, and vary over the years. The Kayal has, in my experience, been consistently good, and it's one of the regular places my partner and I go to, and we've taken a lot of friends here too. We've always found the food to be excellent, and... More 

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Leicester, UK
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70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We’ve already sampled the delights of Kayal’s Leamington incarnation (it was brilliant) so we thought it was about time we visited the Leicester one (err.. being from Leicester). This is another winner – decidedly above average Indian cuisine served up by friendly and helpful staff in pleasant surroundings. Good value too for the quality on offer and the portion sizes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were staying nearby and saw the good reviews on Trip Advisor and gave Kayal a go. It has a really interesting menu of south Indian dishes - very tasty and good value. The staff were friendly and made us feel very welcome. I would thoroughly recommend it for a good night out. Great value for money and lovely friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Had a lovely meal with family and fantastic recommendations by Bala who looked after us. The crab, aubergine fritters, chat, fish in banana leaf, chicken curry was excellent. I would recommend this place to everyone. Must come here more frequently. Thank you

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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 - 48
Cuisine: Indian

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