Probably Brighton's best Indian restaurant. The owners claim it takes the best from South India and gives it a European hint. Certainly the names of many dishes are unrecognisable, but that said, all tried tasted very good.
Perhaps begin with 'Subzkhada Masala' (A gateau of assorted vegetables, marinated, then baked. Accompanied by Roghni sauce and Dal Makhani)' or 'Murgh Anari' (Breast of Chicken, marinated in Pomegranate juice and spices; then baked. Served with Red Pepper Sauce, Saffron Rice and Stuffed Red Onion'.
Follow with the likes of 'Prawns Caldin' (a dish based on a recipe from Goa. Flavoured with Coconut and Tamarind. Served with Brown Rice); 'Lily Shaak' (a vegan dish of stuffed Colacasia Leaves, Broad Beans, Dumplings Green Peas and Green Garlic) or 'Tangdi Murgh Masala' (Chicken Drumsticks, stir-fried with spices and curry leaves and served with a peppercorn sauce and mint & apple pachadi). Lighter 'snack-type' dishes, including various Dosa's, are also offered at lunchtime.
Many of their dishes are labelled as either dairy or gluten-free (or both).
- Food Style: Modern Indian
- Lunch: Tues-Fri 12.00-15.00, Sat 12.00-22.30; Sun 12.00-22.00; Thali's from about £10; set L £14.95 (2 courses)
- Dinner: Mon-Fri 18.00-22.30, Sat 12.00-22.30, Sun 12.00-22.00; set menu from £22.95 (2 courses), £27.95 (3 courses)
- Wine: a short, but varied wine list kicks off at around £16; good curry beers
- Children's portions: No
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not Lavatory
- Nearest station: Brighton Rail
- Directions: East Street runs from the sea, not far from the Palace Pier. See the map on this page.
- Parking: Street Parking
- Closed: L Mon; 25th & 26th Dec.
- Air conditioned