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Curry Leaf

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50 - 51 | NORTH STREET, Exeter EX4 3QR, England
+44 1392 438994
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Mon 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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285 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the chef's veggie platter starter, particularly the bhaji, samosa and Subzi Tikki, less so the Dahi Puri and Bharleli Almi. The Sambhar was tasty, more liquid than I expected but good with saffron rice and an Appam to mop up, all washed down with a cobra for just over £20. Rapid service. I would certainly return and try... More 

Thank Ricardodesantaalbana
Exeter, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Best curry we have had since we moved from London to Exeter. One of the best meals we have had in Exeter. We had the vegetable starter selection and dosas - delicious.

Thank Paul260560
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here on Saturday. We called to book on the day which was lucky as it was completely full the whole time we were there. Pleasant atmosphere with good quick service. Had the chicken shashlick which was really tasty alongside the spicy potato filled bread and pilau rice. Such a lovely meal and much nicer than a... More 

Thank Emma B
Exeter, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Got there a fortnight ago and had a very tasty meal. Restaurant not really too busy resulting in a rather quiet and peaceful atmosphere inside. Food was delicious and as it was my second visit I can say they've kept their standards. I will definitely be returning.

Thank MRexF
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

On recommendation of hotel receptionist I tried the curry leaf. Monday night in Exeter, 6pm and it's just me in here. But friendly staff and I've just eaten an excellent country style lamb dish with just enough heat kick and melt in your mouth meat. Washed down with a pint of cobra.

Thank Martin S
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I've been here for lunch 4 or 5 times, by myself or with various family members - and we've always come away happy. There's a nice calm atmosphere, and it's more likely to attract Exeter's South Indian population than heavy drinkers. The food's good,and the service is helpful, prompt and polite. The South Indian dishes are definitely the ones to... More 

Thank Rakiwallah
Burton Bradstock, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

My family and I were off to the theatre for the night. We don't live in Exeter, so I found myself trawling through Trip Advisor looking for an Indian Restaurant for us to eat in. I kept coming back to the Curry Leaf, and although we haven't been to a proper South Indian Restaurant before, I managed to convince the... More 

Thank Sarah C
Totnes, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We had an excellent meal of chicken and lamb dosas. I was very impressed with the South Indian menu and would go back to try their curry dishes. Good service and very convenient location in the centre of Exeter.

Thank Celia M
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Just to prove I don't only find fault, this place deserves high praise. I'd never heard of a lot of the dishes and decided to try something new - a dish from a southern Indian village. A very interesting combination of spices, cooked perfectly. I'd put that in my top 5 - not bad considering I'm more than half a... More 

Thank Steve F
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great little restaurant in the centre of Exeter. Don't be put off by the slightly dated look and featureless frontage. This place is about food. We visited with friends for lunch. We started with popadoms and very tasty homemade chutney. Two of us ordered the express lunchtime thali, which was excellent. We also had a dosa and another of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$38
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 - 51 | NORTH STREET, Exeter EX4 3QR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 438994
A newly redefined traditional south Indian restaurant offering an enjoyable dining experience. We have an extensive menu of expertly-cooked popular classics and delicately spiced contemporary dishes,including traditional South Indian dishes. Our Head Chef Mr. Bijumon K Varghese has over 27 years of experience in the catering industry. He developed his career working through world famous Taj group of 5-star hotels and Michelin Star rated restaurants like Veeraswamy and Amaya in London.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?