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New Indian restaurant ?

On 5 Jun 2007 at 4:44am Andy wrote:
Did i see another Indian restaurant in Lewes has sprung up....right opposite the police station ?
I only caught a fleeting glimpse as i drove past the other day.
On 5 Jun 2007 at 6:02am Fish & Chip Lover aka SHS wrote:
(East). Heard the Brighton Due South is going to open a branch in Lewes, anyone know where?
On 5 Jun 2007 at 7:48am me wrote:
With any luck the new indian will be a decent place which in turn will give a hefty kick up the kyber to the other curry houses and the tripe they serve up regularly.
On 5 Jun 2007 at 11:42pm Bruno wrote:
Two weeks ago I would have agreed with you. Shanaz and Dil Raja are crap, but I got a takeaway from Lewes Spice at the weekend. The last time I did so (abour 6 months ago) it was as crap as the rest of them, but this time it was really good, so we ordered another one today and itwas just as good. Hurrah!
On 6 Jun 2007 at 4:43am Andy wrote:
Is Lewes spice down by the railway station near the Landsdown pub ? It used to be fantastic when it was the Light of Bengal.....they used to do the best chicken dhansak in the world.
I'll give it another go. Can you eat in as well as take away ?
On 6 Jun 2007 at 10:12am Mystic Mog wrote:
Lewes spice is a bit variable - sometimes excellent other times poor. They must have 2 chefs.
Yes you cane eat in.
On 8 Jun 2007 at 9:16pm Cliffebimbo wrote:
Try the Ganges in Ringmer, it's great.
On 8 Jun 2007 at 9:21pm Andy wrote:
tried it last year....expensive but well worth it
On 11 Jun 2007 at 10:39am Smiler wrote:
I got a takeaway from that new Indian on Friday, it was great.
On 11 Jun 2007 at 9:47pm St Johner wrote:
They had a launch party last week - really loud live music bellowing down St John Street until 11pm. You think they would have warned the residents/invited for free curry, but they didn't.
On 12 Jun 2007 at 6:45pm Winterbourne Wanderer wrote:
My first message on this forum after 6 months of lurking and it's to do with Indian restaurants. Still, they're important, aren't they? So my question is: is it true that two (count 'em) new Indiant restaurants are popping up in Lewes: this new one opposite police station and another in what used to be Eastgate House?
On 13 Jun 2007 at 11:31am Smiler wrote:
Makes a nice change from overpriced Italian restaurants though.
On 13 Jun 2007 at 11:34am Smiler wrote:
but, anyway, welcome!
On 13 Jun 2007 at 8:09pm Winterbourne Wanderer wrote:
Thanks for kind welcome, Smiler. Totally agree about the 4 million Italian restauarants. Be nice ot have similar glut of a different cuisine. And talking of restaurants (I know it seems to be my main topic of conversation but it's not, honest), has anyone else noticed the elderly nature of some of the places listed in the restauarant guide on this very website? It's like stepping back into 1997: Thackerays, anyone? Leonies? Ransomes? Ah, memories...
On 14 Jun 2007 at 1:46pm The Super K wrote:
Had a takeaway last night........Excellent!
Looked nice to eat in as well!
On 25 Jun 2007 at 2:01am currylova wrote:
i dont agree! i eat curry 3 or 4 times a week iv tried dilraj lewes spice and snm, but the shanaz knocks em sensless
On 25 Jun 2007 at 6:58am Andy wrote:
I totally agree with you Currylova....there's just something about shanaz that's a bit special.
Picked up a menu from the new place on saturday evening and it was packed out inside
On 25 Jun 2007 at 5:54pm The Super K wrote:
Look out the window in the toilets to see whats "SPECIAL" about the shanaz.
On 12 Apr 2008 at 10:44am Neel wrote:
went to the spice merchant and and had a takeaway it was awful, so i thought i would go there with my girlfriend and eat in and treat her out but we were the only people to be sitting there and no one else, then for a change we went and had dinner at Chaula's and the food there was full of flavour and the aroma that hits you when you walk through the door is just unexplainable, when we got a place in Chaula's we were greeted by excellent waiting staff. the Indian sweets were just to die for. Personally i would choose Chaula's over spice merchant anyday
On 12 Apr 2008 at 11:00am FA wrote:
I personally like SM...never had a bad meal. never tried 'a restaurant' but heard brilliant reports and as you say, always smells superb when i drive or walk past.
On 26 Mar 2009 at 11:49am weesorgantate wrote:
Hi Guys,
Just joined up, thought i would say Hi
On 2 Apr 2009 at 12:36am Joynal Ahmed wrote:
As curry houses go, the Spice Merchant in Lewes is pretty good. Tht aa lot coming from an asian!

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