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Indian Summer Brighton

Award winning, authentic Indian restaurant set in Brighton's South Lanes. Serves mouth watering Indian cuisine and caters for most dietary needs. The decor is beautifully vibrant and boutique inspired. Just a stones throw away from the seafront.

Indian Summer Brighton – Authentic Indian, The Lanes

Ideally positioned in central Brighton in The Lanes, Indian Summer has had a great reputation in the Brighton restaurant scene for over 18 years.

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Indian Summer was born because Brighton really was lacking a great Indian restaurant going back a few years. Now there is much more competition.

Interior at Indian Summer Brighton

A real Indian food experience

Beautiful décor, slightly subdued lighting and friendly knowledgeable service will be the order of the evening as Indian Summer wine and dine you in boutique inspired surroundings.

Interior at Indian Summer Brighton

Offering street food treats such as masala dosas and bhel puris – plus the combination of Minesh’s/ Byron’s family recipes, Indian Summer offers a modern take on an Indian restaurant all served in an elegant and ‘fine dining’ style.

Interior at Indian Summer Brighton

What’s on the menu?

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Here you won’t find that Indian dishes which have been changed for a British palette, instead you will find popular Indian dishes fused from around the country, plus, at the same time the restaurant provides extensive gluten and dairy free dishes which is in keeping with menu choices in India. Menu items are easily adapted for those with dietary requirements which is a real bonus.

Dessert at Indian Summer

Have a look at the Indian Summer menu page to find information about their lunch, dinner, dessert and wine menu – along with their delivery options.

Dessert at Indian Summer - Indian Summer Brighton

A few of our favourite menu choices

Indian Summer Thali
An array of flavours. A mezze of chicken, lamb and aloo subzi. Served with dal, papad, pickle, roti and basmati rice

Tandoori Black Bream
Marinated black bream in roasted spices. Cooked in the tandoor. Served with Mumbai aloo, sesame raita and fresh fennel, pomegranate, tomato salad

Indian Summer Brighton - Tandoor

Pork Ularthiyathu
South indian chef Joseph’s family recipe of succulent stir-fried pork in whole spices. Served with roasted coconut sauce, apple clove chutney and basmati rice.

Indian Summer Brighton - Tandoor Oven

Cookery lessons with Indian Summer

Fancy learning the secrets of preparing Indian food using the finest quality ingredients?

ice cream dessert - Indian Summer Brighton

Why not get in touch with the Indian Summer chefs so you can learn about their menus, formulas so you can impress your friends? Workshops last for 2-3 hours and are usually based around having 4 students though these numbers are flexible. We recently took part in a cookery lesson with Minesh which proved to be a fantastic evening.

Indian Summer Brighton Badge

Racking up the awards

Indian Summer has recently won the following different food and restaurant awards, they also feature in our top ten Brighton restaurants. They have also achieved the following;

Best place to Eat and Drink – Brighton & Hove Independent Business Awards 2016, AA Rosette Award 2015, Best in Britain Top 50 2015, Cobra Good Curry Guide – Top 100 2015, Trip Advisor 2015 certificate of Excellence, Hardens Good Food Guide top 10 outside of London, Best Asian Restaurant on the South Coast – Asian Curry Awards 2015.

Indian Summer Brighton - Making a naan

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  1. Anthoney Delaney

    Great restaurant food is amazing staff were very helpful and friendly if in brighton and want a great Indian experience you have to try

  2. Sóley Jónsdóttir

    Very good food 😊

  3. Beth Dillon

    Superb service with food that packs a punch on flavour! Everything was delicious and a wonderful time was had by all!

  4. Caroline

    I really enjoyed my meal here – the waiting staff are very attentive, the dishes are innovative and delicious and I even got to thank the chef in person.

  5. Emma Harrel

    You’ll be telling everyone about your visit to Indian Summer after you’ve been! The food, service and ambience is all fantastic and the vegan options are amazing!

  6. Emma Clare

    The friendliest restaurant in town? Tim does a great job running the floor and always has a cheery smile for us when we go in. Love the modern Indian style of food and innovative dishes. Really great central location near the beach and the Lanes.

  7. Angela Simmonds

    More like Indian fine dining. An amazing experience, highly recommended, wonderful service

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