Indian Restaurants Brighton

Brighton has no shortage of great Indian restaurants serving up a true reflection of the continent’s diverse cuisine. To celebrate Curry Week we’ve done a round-up of some of the best, most authentic and innovative Indian restaurants in the city.

From award-winning to pure-vegan and from street food to fine dining, there’s so much wonderful food to try, Curry Week just won’t seem long enough!

Planet India is a Brighton institution with one of the most dedicated followings in Brighton. With its unique Gujarati influenced Indian menu, bright pink exterior and a warm, welcoming atmosphere Planet India is sure to keep you coming back for more. A firm favorite amongst diners are the vegetarian dishes inspired by the owner’s efforts to retain an authentic Indian eating experience for guests. Leave here feeling as though you have traveled to Gujarat for supper!

Think award-winning Indian street food with a modern twist. Sold? So are we! Curry Leaf Cafe has been celebrated by the likes of Olive Magazine, The Guardian and The Telegraph since they opened in 2014, and continue to impress 4 years later! Quality seasonal ingredients make up a menu that naturally caters perfectly for dietary requirements so visit with all the family for a real Indian feast.

Celebrating 17 years of business in Brighton this month, Indian Summer is the Grandfather of Indian dining in our city. Showing no signs of slowing down, the food here is true to the Indian roots of the chefs here at the heart of Indian Summers culinary brilliance. Authenticity can be felt from the moment you walk through the door and a warm welcome is guaranteed. We would visit for the Aloo alone!

If you haven’t tried The Chilli Pickles‘ (highly Instagramable) Thali, you must get down there imminently. Sample sizes of Indian classics are served giving guests the full experience of dining the traditional way. Owners Alun and Dawn visit India regularly and their menu is influenced by some of their favourite dishes sampled there. The decoration at The Chilli Pickle transports you into the hustle and bustle of street markets and spice stalls making this venue refreshing, unique, and – in our opinion – a little bit boutique.


Minesh Agnihotri, the founder of The Kari Club, started out by hosting cookery lessons in his own home, teaching the student’s trade secrets, those learned from his mother and on trips to Gujarat as a child. Now, bigger and better, monthly classes are run at the purpose-built cookery school on Ditchling Road. Indian dining enthusiasts can also get their hands on Kari Club Recipe Boxes which include all the ingredients, along with recipe cards and online tutorials, to make that month’s chosen Indian meal. Find out more here.

Chaula’s represents the real deal, the food of India and has influences from the cuisine of the north-west coast of India. With recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, Chaula and her talented team have been catering in Sussex for close to 20 years with restaurants in both Brighton and in Lewes. We love the fusion of tastes in the Bhindi Kadhi and the fish curry, made with fresh monkfish is an absolute winner!