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“Different from the standard fare, pricey but interesting menu”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Kayal

Kayal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $48
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Warwick
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Different from the standard fare, pricey but interesting menu”
Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

I visited Kayal with my wife and child, with high hopes. First impressions are very clean, modern and stylish.
We ordered a starter consisting of poppadoms, chutneys, banana chips and toasted bread. Honestly, the chutneys were not to our taste. They actually tasted rather bitter and unpleasant, specially the sharp lemon style chutney. I'm guessing this is down to personal taste, but Not to my taste.

The main course was the chefs lamb speciality, which is a lamb based dish. This tasted fine and the lamb was very tender. A fairly tasty dish, and well seasoned. The other main was the mixed seafood curry, which wasn't great. Very expensive at 15 quid, and rather lack lustre. Had a raw slice of red pepper and raw tomato placed on top, which looked rather odd. Overall the mains were a mixed bag. The naan bread alternatives (south Indian I think) tasted great, and were lovely.

I've visited previously, and the biriyini was outstanding. So I'm guessing some dishes are better than others. I would come back again, and quite happily munch the food. Rather pricey, with some great dishes (some not so great).

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Love this place.”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

We went here two nights in a row because it was that great and I wanted to take my sister there. The food is amazing, really different from all the other Indian restaurants and full of flavour. Prices aren't too bad either.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Fantastic evening, very atmospheric restaurant, great service and excellent food. The waiters were really attentive and accommodating. There was a fantastic range of food - a lot of it different from the what you would find in other curry houses, but the old favourites are there too! Plenty for everyone including vegetarians to choose from, and the vegan in our party had a great meal. I had a really nice kingfish curry and would recommend that! We shared two lots of rice and two sorts of bread between four of us, which was enough but didn't leave us too full, though maybe another portion of rice wouldn't have gone amiss. It came in at about fifteen pounds a head, including 3 pints of cobra, so it's not the cheapest but it's really good value for money.

  • Visited February 2013
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Ryton on dunsmore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not accommodating”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

I visited Jan 2013 with the family, I was not pleased with the level of service. Most restaurants do adapt a meal depending on your dietary requests but they were adamant that we could only order what was listed on the menu. Will not visit again poor food

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“Pricey, but the best food!”
Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

This place serves fantastic food. It's not your regular curry house food, but serves very unique tasty dishes. It is a bit pricey, but you won't be disappointed!

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