Indian Summer on East Street, Brighton is an up-market Indian restaurant with a strong ethos of bringing authentic Indian cooking to Brighton
We went on Valentine’s Day and were met with rose petals strewn everywhere! They offered their set menu – we opted for two courses for £24.95 which comprised of an appetiser, starter, palate cleanser and main course; for the food and service, I would say this is very reasonable and nice as a treat, by the time you add drinks and some poppadums it came to £67.00 for two people.
Spicy tomato soup with mint, pepper and lime was DELICIOUS, brought out before our starter (which we weren’t expecting so it was a lovely surprise!) it had a kick of heat to it and thinking back to it, even now, makes my mouth water. It was the best tomato soup you could ever imagine.
Paneer tikka: this was lovely and tasty with big chunks of creamy paneer in a tikka marinade with a coriander sauce on the side. The coriander sauce was not to my taste but that’s unsurprising as I don’t like coriander, I used the dips we had for our poppadums instead which were really tasty. Between us all, we tried the paneer, the chicken thighs, the salmon and the pancake, all of us were in unanimous agreement that they were all spot on 👌🏼
Mango sorbet 💯 that’s all I have to say on this: 💯 – I would go back just for this alone.
I opted for the red mullet and king prawns, the photo I took of my main didn’t come out 🙈 God damn these restaurants and their mood lighting. The buttered red mullet was in a green marinade and fell apart effortlessly; the King prawns were served in a little pan of curry leaf, coconut, fennel seed and coriander sauce and were, again, cooked to perfection 🍤 My gripe? That was it.. A fillet of red mullet and some prawns in sauce .. No carbs(!!!!) which was disappointing for my #fearofhunger! Luckily the boyfriend donated one of the naan breads from his thali to me, it surprised me that they don’t advise you that there is nothing else with it?! I definitely would not have ordered that dish had I known, everyone else’s main courses were huge and I had serious food envy.
So, all in all, we all had a lovely evening and enjoyed our food very much, it was a little on the pricy side for what I would usually pay but for the experience I would say it was well worth it and the £67 per couple did include service. Sadly, my lack of carbs left me slightly disappointed at the end of the meal but I now know to order something else next time.. The pork smelled delicious every time it was brought out of the kitchen.
Have you been to Indian Summer? What do you recommend? 💛 #theweefoodblogger
70 East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HQ