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“Love this place”
Review of Planet India

Planet India
Ranked #103 of 1,188 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed February 5, 2013

I've been here a few times, most recently for my birthday with a crowd of friends. From the outset (this being when I rang to book) the owner was extremely helpful, guiding me with a choice of table options as there were quite a few of us. My guest numbers changed a couple of times before the actual evening and he was more than accommodating.
The food is fantastic and very good value. There's often the danger of vegetarian curries tasting quite similar - this is certainly not the case with Planet India. The aubergine curry, the black chickpea and the peas paneer are simply delicious and the samosas are the nicest I've had (better even than those at another very highly regarded Brighton Indian restaurant, not to mention far easier on the pocket!)
The location is not fantastic, but once inside the homely and eccentric surroundings, you instantly forget that you're on Richmond Parade. If I could find one criticism, it's that they don't serve teas or coffees for after your meal. A couple of my friends felt this too. Perhaps a big flask of chai on the counter might be an idea? Teas served with Indian sweets?
Very much looking forward to my next visit. Keep up the good work!

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Thank Vanessa G
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Great owner and lovely staff (family), serving authentic home made Indian vegetarian food with a smile. Simple dishes, freshly prepared and full of flavour. Decent drinks but no deserts. Wonderful for a leisurely informal meal. If you want silver service and formality, go somewhere else, this won't be your cup of tea. But if you like real Indian vegetarian food, mild eccentricity, good humour and a straightforward, simple welcome, well... you'll love this place. We do. Just make sure you book in advance.

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Thank michaelbenis
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Went here recently after reading lots of good things about the restaurant on tripadvisor. Unfortunately, it didn't really deliver greatly.
Things that were good:
Indian decor in the restaurant
Aubergine curry, potato curry and dahi bhel puri (this was excellent as a starter)
Good portion sizes
Things not so great:
Peas and Paneer curry and Masoor dal. Both had an odd texture and the daal seemed as though it was frozen and just been microwaved. The cumin rice was really hard and also seemed microwaved.
Wasn't an overly friendly service either :(
Would I go here again? Unfortunately not.

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2  Thank Mansi S
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

The service here is easy going and the food quite nice... particularly enjoyed the paneer. However, it really is nothing special and can get similar quality from the local take-out, it didn't deserve a special journey. Finally, Planet India is unappealing from the outside and is an embarrassment to rank so highly amongst Brighton Restaurants.

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6  Thank geohove
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Best service ever fantastic food true and authentic Indian food served with speed and a smile also fantasic help from the staff while ordering wish I lived closer

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Thank Virginia C
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