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best curry around

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On Sun 19 Mar at 3:32pm mr green light wrote:
The Curry Cottage is a must to try. forget the rest in Lewes there food is up and down , chalk pit is consistent and good quality chicken used, not cheap processed like Lewes indian resturants, free delivery service but i always tip the delivery lad Bob
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On Sun 19 Mar at 4:08pm lewes toff wrote:
Poor effort, very very poor. Concentrate on getting your restaurant right and never, ever slag off the opposition.
Oh, and i found the Curry Cottage to be average at best. Shanaz and Spice Merchants knock the CC into a top hat i'm afraid.
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On Sun 19 Mar at 4:15pm Daisy wrote:
Bob, lay off the booze
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On Sun 19 Mar at 5:47pm Kgyt wrote:
I hate curry.
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On Sun 19 Mar at 5:47pm Curry lover wrote:
Mate, so the cc charges less money more better quality chicken???? I avoid anyplace that can sell food cheaper than I can buy at the supermarket!!!!
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On Sun 19 Mar at 5:59pm Pedro wrote:
My favourites are Chaulas and Planet India (the latter being in Brighton and Hove though). The rest are ok, but fairly generic in terms of british-asian food. As far as I could tell, none are a total disaster.

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On Sun 19 Mar at 6:07pm Deja Vu wrote:
100% Chaulas for me, definitely the best curry I have ever had, let alone in the area.
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On Sun 19 Mar at 6:19pm lewes toff wrote:
Found the Newick Tandoori a damn good shout too if anyone fancies venturing out. Sri India and Elizabethan cottage in Brighton are both top restaurants
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On Sun 19 Mar at 8:09pm Ruby wrote:
Didn't know Brighton and Hove was in Lewes. Bloomin dfls. Spice merchant is best in Lewes by a long shot. Good food, good wine and a mild sense of anarchy.
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On Sun 19 Mar at 8:11pm Pedro wrote:
@ ruby, don't wet your pants just because I posted something fairly sensible, when I clearly put a caveat in about Brighton and Hove
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On Sun 19 Mar at 8:49pm wtf? wrote:
Chaulas would be a good choice for veggies/vegans as they cater for them very well with a good selection. in the local area the Viceroy in Newhaven is pretty good and Bengal palace in Seaford as well. it very much depends on your taste as there is no "standardised" curry as such - eg a madras in some restaurants may be reasonably hot whilst in others you may wished that yiou had put some toilet riolls in the fridge!
Very much a case of horses for courses
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On Sun 19 Mar at 8:51pm Ruby wrote:
@ Lewes toff. Are they both in Lewes? @ pedro. Angry man alert! Have another bite of the ' chillafel ' dude
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On Sun 19 Mar at 11:51pm K wrote:
Will never use curry cottage again serving off beer and finding a hair in my food !! Not great food hygiene is it ??
Never again always stick with the shanaz now
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On Mon 20 Mar at 5:30am stig of the dump wrote:
Never been a fan of Shanaz in the past....always found all the food was the same, exactly the same and was just dull but went for a meal there recently and it was off the scale. Will certainly be going back
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On Mon 20 Mar at 9:05am Pedro wrote:
@ Ruby, I'm not the one getting in a huff every time someone mentions something outside of the Lewes bubble

Lewes has adequate to decent curry places (my top pick would be Chaulas), but so do other accessible and other local places, including Brighton & Hove. Although some of the best curries i've ever had have been in places like Leicester and Birmingham.
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On Mon 20 Mar at 9:34am Local wrote:
Lewes gardens!!....brighton&hove!!....you'll be calling bonfire night a carnival next....
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On Mon 20 Mar at 10:00am Pedro wrote:
You're hysterical, local. But not in the witty, intellectual way. Be careful to not engage or view my posts too much, I take no responsibility in your raised blood pressure.
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On Mon 20 Mar at 10:13am Local wrote:
U r weird but not in a funny intellectual way
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On Mon 20 Mar at 10:36am Pedro wrote:
"I know what you are, but what am i?", "takes one to know one" etc etc. Ok now thats done with, lets just get back to talking about curry.
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On Mon 20 Mar at 12:56pm Town Flyer wrote:
At the risk of causing Ruby to self-combust, I recently went to Benares in Mayfair (yes, in that London). Definitely the best indian food I've ever had, but locally the Newick Tandoori definitely stands out, as does The Chilli Pickle in Brighton. I love the whole Chaula's story, but I don't think it stands head and shoulders above any others. l used to love the crazy plastic flowers in the Shanaaz, food good there too.
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On Mon 20 Mar at 3:57pm Rik wrote:
Hands up who likes me........
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On Mon 20 Mar at 10:36pm Woody wrote:
Anyone remember the Ghandi in Fisher Street? (1984 -90ish)
They did the best ever Chicken Dhansak; incredible really, the waiter 'Uncle', would appear with a dirty dish-cloth round his middle, and the front of house, Joe, would take the order for the table with a fag hanging out of his mouth.
The next day, after a meal there with friends, Uncle and Joe could be seen in Ladbrookes - Cliffe High Street, placing substantial bets on the afternoon dogs running at Hove.
Yet to better their Dhansak after years of eating the dish all over.
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On Tue 21 Mar at 6:10am leveller wrote:
Anyone remember Rofique...where Eefes is now. Used to like their take-aways.
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On Wed 22 Mar at 10:38pm Roly Mo wrote:
Cafe Ganges in RIngmer is fantastic, although they've recently given up their alcohol licence, which is a bit daft.


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