• Chai Station - Vegetarian Indian

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Freshly made-in-house vegetarian and vegan North and South Indian food, with over 20 clearly labeled vegan options on the menu. BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle - alcohol). Jain food available on request. Also offers a menu for catering and delivery orders. Open Wed-Sat 17:00-22:00. Closed Sun - Tue.

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37 Reviews

First Review by Hoggy


Points +616

06 Jan 2024

Friendly and cosy

Great food and Bobby is really helpful in suggesting and tailoring dishes.

Pros: Personal friendly service , Delicious dishes, Good prices



Points +64

17 Aug 2023

Tasty food

Unusual dishes, very flavourful.
A friendly owner, Bobby, who gives advice about choices.
Different to a standard curry house.

Pros: Range of Dishes, Many vegan options


Points +16

16 Mar 2023

Best Indian I’ve had

Best Indian food I have ever had !!! Everything is vegetarian and about 90% of the menu is also vegan! The service is also the friendliest you will ever receive, Bobby and his wife run an amazing business

Pros: Delicious food, Fully vegetarian , Friendly staff


Points +48

02 Nov 2022

Great experience

Vegan and gluten free authentic South Indian food with dosas on the menu.
Owner was very friendly and helpful with menu choices. Food cooked spicy as requested! Definitely recommended.

Pros: Tasty authentic food, Good portions , BYOB too

Cons: Nothing to dislike


Points +732

27 Oct 2022

Great experience

Been here a couple of times, lovely food with great options and really great staff! Definitely recommend!


Points +63

07 Sep 2022

Alway tasty

I’ve not been here since 2019 but it hasn’t changed. Still awesome.

Service was brilliant as before , very helpful with menu suggestions and of course all cooked perfectly.

I had cauliflower pakora to start and Aubergine and potato curry as a main. All very tasty.

I will return

Pros: Plenty of vegan options, Helpful advice , Park outside if you are lucky

Cons: Bobbie has stopped wearing his shiny shoes


Points +57

02 May 2022

Great Indian

It was really nice to find an Indian restaurant with clearly marked vegan options and an owner (Bobby) who knew what he was talking about.

Pros: Plenty of vegan options, Big portion sizes, Friendly Staff

Cons: Food slightly too salty , Service a bit slow


Points +353

01 Feb 2022

Great meal out on a budget

The owner was extremely friendly, and the food was delicious. You can BYOB which helps to make it an affordable dinner out.

Cons: Food took a while to come out


Points +271

22 Oct 2021

Really lovely place and tasty food

Food was amazing. The owner is so lovely and friendly. They are really accommodating and there are lots of vegan options. Prices are good for the amazing food you get. Good portions.


Points +165

14 Oct 2021

Helpful host. Tasty food

Went based on HappyCow reviews, was not disappointed. Really helpful host suggested a few things for me as I was in a rush and needed takeout but then train was cancelled so able to change to eat in without issue.

Pros: Clearly labelled menu with loads of vegan options, Staff able to recommend dishes


Points +119

09 Oct 2021


Absolutely delicious, always get a ‘special’ starter from bobby as last time I got the spinach deep fried spice balls! Everything is super delicious and the host is so much fun! Be patient, don’t expect to finish and pay in 5 minutes haha

Pros: Best host


Points +16

17 Jun 2021

Cannot wait to return!

Beautiful fresh authentic food, relaxing environment, attentive friendly staff.

The best food I've had in ages! I've struggled to find any vegan Indian food for a while now, and Chai Station did not disappoint!

Lots of choice, almost all the menu is vegan, and the vegetarian dishes can be made vegan at your request. The dishes can be made to your own custom spice level.

Bobby, the owner, made us feel very welcome, and also gifted us with fresh dhal puri to take home with us.
A very cosy, comforting tasty experience. I'm already planning my next visit!!

Pros: Friendly staff, relaxed casual environment. , Extremely tasty food. , Fantastic menu, really spoilt for choice.


Points +369

29 Aug 2020

Authentic and tasty

Dosa are a stand out here at this exclent Indian eatery. Great Dahl, gobi, and puri too.

Pros: Tasty food

Cons: Quite pricy for veggie food.


Points +34

29 Jul 2020

Vegan cakes!!

Absolutely brilliant! All vegetarian with loads of vegan options, Indian street food with vegan desserts too!!! Friendly staff and happy to adjust dishes to suit your needs, I fully recommend 👍🏼


Points +674

27 Jul 2020

Friendly & Tasty 3.5/5

A very friendly little place with some interesting and tasty dishes. We'd like to go back and try even more off the menu


Points +28

10 Feb 2020

Happy Monday

What a fabulous place, the food was spectacular. Tasty comforting delights.

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: None


Points +70

07 Feb 2020


Food was served on cold plates and wasn’t anything to rave about. The samosas were nice but the cauliflower pakoras tasted like they had been frozen, the panir kebabs were battered, deep fried and soggy. Popadoms and chapatis below the standard of most restaurants. Sorry to give a bad review but this place did not live up to the expectations given by the other reviews. Even booking wasn’t satisfactory: I asked for 7pm and they said we could come at 6.30 or 8.30. We went at 6.30 and the place was still only three quarters full when we left at 7.40.

Pros: Lots of choice, Entirely vegetarian , Friendly welcome

Cons: Mediocre food


Points +172

08 Jan 2020

A. M. A. Z. I. N. G!!!

A veggi establishment. Lots of yummy vegan food, packed full of flavours! Interesting regional dishes so it's definatley good if you like a little more variation. Gorgeous little independant resturant with an amazing funny owner, Bobby. Honest and spot on with flavour and vegan options are labelled clearly. Lots of vegetarian options too. Love it!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Clearly labelled, Delicious and interesting


Points +20

31 Dec 2019


The food was perfectly spiced to our taste and bursting with flavour. Bobby made us feel very welcome and we will definitely be returning.

Pros: Very vegan friendly


Points +26

20 Dec 2019

Good Food, Better Company!

Food was great but the owner Bobby is fantastic, it's an immersive experience for sure.


Points +147

09 Sep 2019

Best ever

The food is amazing and the owner is hilarious

Pros: Delicious , Great selection, Hilarious owner

Cons: Can be difficult to park


Points +123

02 Sep 2019

Great Indian Street Food with knowledgeable staff

We stumbled across Chai Station, while looking for food before going to a gig at The Live Rooms. A couple were leaving the restaurant as we were checking out the menu in the window, they commented how great the food was, so without further hesitation we gave it a go!

The menu is vegetarian with plenty of choice for vegans, which are all clearly marked. We were welcomed immediately by Bobby, probably the friendliest restauranteur we have come across! He was happy to discuss anything on the menu, and as all dishes are freshly made, was able to accommodate any requests on the level of spiciness etc. This is an Indian street food restaurant so not your typical Indian restaurant menu.

We started with the Vegetable Cutlet and the Madhu Vada, both of which were excellent with delicious sauces to accompany them. The Madhu Vada was a savoury donut, I have to say that's the first time I've had a donut as a starter, but it won't be the last!

For the mains we had Masala Dosa and the Bhindi Dal, it's impossible to choose a favourite, both were exceptionally good. There was several vegans cakes on the dessert menu, sadly we didn't have time to try them on this occasion.

We look forward to going back and working our way through the rest of the menu!


Points +66

23 Aug 2019

Amazing food

Great food, great service. Bobby will get you anything you want and cook to your taste. Several gluten free options too!

Pros: Food , Value, Staff


Points +32

14 Jun 2019


Brilliant food, brilliant service, good prices. Lovely.


Points +101

28 May 2019

Great meal

Had a lovely meal here. All vegetarian with vegan food clearly labelled and the owner will advise if you need help choosing. Authentic Sooth Indian style street food. Take your own alcohol.

Pros: Delicious food, Helpful staff


Points +19

23 Dec 2018


5 stars well deserved. Beautiful food..


Points +61

24 Nov 2018

Best curries we’ve eaten

This has to be the best curry place to eat at, well priced but oh so flavoursome. Great variety of vegan options.

Pros: Lots of vegan dishes, clearly labelled on menu, Friendly staff, Well priced

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