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40 St. James's Street, Brighton BN2 1RG, England
+44 1273 692711
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“curry” (36 reviews)
“poppadoms” (31 reviews)
“mushroom rice” (4 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 St. James's Street, Brighton BN2 1RG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Brighton over Christmas and decided to treat ourselves to a curry on Christmas Eve. The restaurant wasn't very busy, and so we had the undivided attention of the staff. Service was quick and efficient, and the food was delicious. Four of...More

Thank johnparslow
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic restaurant. Great food great service. The food is of such high standard that you do not feel bloated after eating. We come every time we are in the area. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank brettusthe3rd
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I don't really know where to start as we've never experienced anything like it! After arriving and taking our seat we had a 10 min wait until someone came and asked us if we would like drinks, then it took a further 40 minutes until...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Ordered a takeaway for two. Firstly, our starters dry, greasy and left us feeling sick. Main corses (Chicken Tikka Korai) not cooked out properly. Onions too crunchy and spices simply not cooked properly. Complete crap, sorry! I paid you £30 for two meals and it...More

Thank Tony01UK
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We had just had a long day, and didn't want to walk much further when we stopped to look at the menu outside, and walked in seconds later. The menu was above average, with a few some great variations of our favourites, and the food...More

Thank GrimsbyDave
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Went here whilst visiting Brighton on Saturday 4th November. Started with 4 papadums shared between my wife and I as the usual appetizer and then a single main of Salmon Mahi for me and Lamb Tikka for my wife (her first choice Lamb Shank not...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We knew some thing had changed when the restaurant was half empty on a fri night. Staff seemed unbothered and a kong kong lass flirted with customers shamelessly. Our curries had scraggy old chicken, tasted horrid and unflavoursome and at 4am this morning we started...More

Thank Laineydesanvito
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Whenever we want a good Indian meal close to home, we always visit Pavel In St James Street. Excellent food, excellent service. There is always a great atmosphere & if you can, get a table by the window so you can people watch. Kemp Town...More

Thank bl0ndie72
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Since moving here 18 months ago we have been looking for a decent curry house. It seems so surprising that we cannot find a Good Indian restaurant when Brighton has such a great reputation for amazing restaurants! Anyway we are delighted to have finally discovered...More

Thank AllisonBrett
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Visited Pavel alone this time on my way home from a day out. Vegetable balti & naan bread absolutely delicious. I didn't order rice as I wasn't overly hungry...what I had was just perfect, it wasn't served instantaneously, I could tell the balti was cooked...More

Thank Mags1RochesterKent
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 St. James's Street, Brighton BN2 1RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 692711
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