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39 Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AB, England
+44 1273 771089
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11:55 - 23:00
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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1,345 reviews
651 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 677 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely and average Indian restaurant and we only tried this buffet as it had only just opened at 12 midday and thought that it would be fresh and not hard like the bread was The pakora style items were just Potato and most was very watery The server was not very good at interacting or speaking English and... More 

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Thank badmintontim
Hastings, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
753 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Price is good but food quality reflects that. Sauces are watery. Samosas are only potato and very stodgy. The nan bread was rock hard. The server does not interact but seems to watch every move you make, maybe she thinks you will try and take some food away with you. I hardly ate anything. The loos are down in the... More 

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1 Thank streakey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Friday night, like we used to, was always fairly busy, not this time. There was only one other couple in there, no welcome from the waiter (well i presume he was, as he just pointed us to a table,) put our plates down and left us to it. No drinks were offered, we had to ask for... More 

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Thank Tania H
Brighton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Nothing amazing or fancy, but it's so cheap for what you get. You get to choose what you want, and the food is good! Staff were friendly too and the atmosphere was quiet and chilled out.

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Thank ChloeAS17
Southport, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Clever planning. Dishes on burners in the window, enough tables to be cosy, super service, well labelled for allergies and vegan. Salads for raw foodies. Eat what you will for £5.99. It was enough for us but breads and drinks available at small extra cost. No fuss, serve yourself and enjoy the low volume service. Delightful girl served us.

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Thank Gingergirl1948
Leeds, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

All you can eat veggie Indian cuisine. I didnt try everything, there were so many choices. It was all fine but nothing was really spicy or exciting. All a bit bland really, but lovely staff and good value. The very kind owner gave food to a homeless guy who came in and asked for some. It was a bitter cold,... More 

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1 Thank Terry B
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

The food has gone downhill from when we last visited! It was cold and lacked authentic Indian flavours. No alcohol license. More of the cheaper ingredients, like potatoes, less of more interesting ingredients, like chickpeas.

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Thank Udita555
Raamall, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bombay Aloo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinion, we are very happy for the opinions and visits of our customers, we clarify that we have alchol license but we do not sell, our customers can bring their own wine, and have a minimum charge for it; Our ingredients are always fresh and of the highest quality and we make our food... More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The food is bland. They have not got the spices right. All the curries taste alike. Low on salt, spice. The mix veg curry is just set of cut vegetables with some salt & pepper with absolutely no Tadka. Horrible taste. Not Indian at all. The white rice was dry. The Tarka dhal was one of the most awful dhal... More 

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1 Thank pchandra13
Raamall, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bombay Aloo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinion, we regret your bad experience, we serve our customers for over 26 years, with a high standard of regular customers, so we are sure that our food is fresh and pleasant and varied flavor; We invite you to try our delicious curries again and to the clients who are looking for a pleasant... More 

East Sussex
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I visited this restaurant a couple of weeks ago with my mum and niece. It was part of a Christmas present for my niece along with a visit to the Theatre Royal. Well, first things first - it is freezing cold in there. Clearly the place was built without heating or radiators but a couple of free-standing heaters would have... More 

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Thank DelilahJane
Brighton, United Kingdom
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409 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This small vegetarian Indian restaurant is tucked away in Ship Street and has been there for many years! offering a loyalty card if you visit on a regular basis.In all the years i have been going to eat here for under £10 for two eat as much as you like buffet the price has only just gone up slightly!! Great... More 

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1 Thank Jacqui C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 8
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:55 - 23:00
Monday
11:55 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:55 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:55 - 23:00
Thursday
11:55 - 23:00
Friday
11:55 - 23:00
Saturday
11:55 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 771089

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?