Review on Indian Summer

Indian Summer in Hove opened its doors on East Street in 2003, with the aim of providing even more choice of Indian cuisine tailored to the needs of a buzzy, cosmopolitan Brighton and Hove restaurant scene.

In addition to the conventional (if that's the right word?) menu, it offers great value two-course lunches and a separate line-up of 'daytime' snacks with Indian bread wraps as the main attraction (these can also be bought to take out). Otherwise, there are dosas with various fillings, bhel puris, utthapam (South Indian rice and lentil 'pizzas') and other classic street foods.

The main menu is lengthy and eyebrow-raising: consider a starter called 'IS stick' -described as spicy lollipops made from Indian beetroot, King Edward potatoes and spring carrots – or a main course of tandoori salmon cooked in a red onion and baby tomato sauce served with fennel thoran, poppadom and tomato rice. Even more familiar dishes are turned around: chingri jhol (a famous king prawn speciality from Bengal) is cooked with mussels in a five-spice sauce, while chicken breast is marinated in pomegranate juice, baked and served with red pepper sauce and stuffed red onions. Tantalising stuff!

Desserts bring proceedings down to earth with the likes of, say, vanilla cheesecake with winter fruit compote or saffron poached pear with cinnamon ice cream. The wine list does its job admirably and for bottled beer buffs there's the prospect of Indian Lal Toofan or Italian Peroni. Coffee is organic Fair Trade.

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Jaswant Singh

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Thu-Sun
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.30pm Mon-Fri (5.00 - 10.30pm Fri) (6.00 - 10.00pm Sun)

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Facilities at Indian Summer

  • Pre theater meals
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 90 covers

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Indian Summer
70 East Street
Brighton and Hove

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    June 2013

    10 people found this review helpful
    Summer Loving

    We were drawn by reading the positive reviews of Indian Summer's new Sunday lunchtime menus - with live music.

    The Brighton’s stalwart, which has been around for at least 10 years' to my knowledge has combined the two greatest English culinary traditions – the Sunday roast and Indian food – with the introduction of new tandoor dishes.

    This is authentic regional Indian cooking at its best - not the pastiche served by Bangladeshi fast food paces that dominate our high streets.

    Curry houses in Britain pre date fish & chip shops by some margin.

    For the most part the term “roast” is a misnomer. In fact most joints of meat are baked, rather than roasted – which mean literally means to rotate on a spit. Indian Summer roasts meat on skewers in its tandoor oven.

    Between us we tried three dishes:

    Murgh Makhni – half a spatchcock chicken, marinated in Awadhi spices and served in a Makhni sauce (£12.95).

    Lamb Zafrani – slow cooked on the bone, serve-off the bone with a saffron sauce (£13.95).

    Goan Rump – a 9oz beef rump, marinated with red chillies and star anise served with peanut chutney (£13.95).

    All came with jeera aloo, roast parsnips plus a bean and asparagus thoran and were each exceptional.

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