• Gurkha Chef

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Indian and Napalese food. A vegan menu is available on request. Open Mon-Sat 17:00-23:00, Sun 12:00-22:30.

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15 Reviews

First Review by mikehill64


Points +815

18 Sep 2022

Good vegan choice.

Good vegan choice, clearly labeled, tasty, nice portions.

Pros: Tasty food, Friendly staff



Points +90

04 Jan 2020

Delicious vegan meals

Friendly, Vegan dishes clearly marked, and they even had vegan red wine available

Pros: I had two side dishes, both very tasty, Vegan red wine, Clearly marked menu for vegans


Points +231

21 Aug 2019

Good food but odd service-vegans beware!!

Went here for dinner with friends and the food was great-though I did find the positions a bit small for cost. The food had nice spice and taste but I had quite a horrifying experience as a vegan and was served lamb momos instead of my veggie ones. This was the first time I have put meat in my mouth in years and it was a horrible feeling. The waiter was apologetic but was quite rude in blaming the kitchen and speaking badly about other staff. I was not impressed by this mistake and behaviour and they didn’t offer to make any changes to the bill.


Points +1112

25 Mar 2019

Very good vegan options

Nice restaurant with much vegan options!

Pros: By the sea, Not to much


Points +96

04 Feb 2019

Vegan/veg menu

Great options for vegans or vegetarians on a separate menu. Great food and good value also.

Pros: Separate menu for vegetarians and vegans, Good value


Points +449

21 Nov 2018

Tasty food

We requested the vegan menu, which had a good choice of dishes. The food was very flavourful and it was excellent value for money. Service was very good.


Points +63

22 Sep 2017

Really Good Food

Gurkha Chef is our local go-to restaurant. We eat in there more than I care to admit. They have a separate veggie/vegan menu on request and have been honest about when ingredients have changed in certain dishes. The food is always really really tasty.

Pros: Really tasty food, Honesty about when something is nolonger vegan. , Kwanti Dahl (mmmm)

Tim van der Holst

Points +233

03 Aug 2017


Well worth a visit for vegans. They have a vegan menu with lots of things to choose from. Prices are ok. Take some side dices, chapati and rice. Make your own curry rice table as we call it in Holland and share the tasty food with your friends.


Points +2702

11 Apr 2017

Good curry

Many dishes come as sides as well as main portions so you can pick several small plates and create a really mixed feast. I found the food nicely spiced without being hot and particularly enjoyed the vegan dhal.

Pros: Separate veg*an menu, Friendly staff

Cons: Not all vegan


Points +460

18 Jul 2015

*5, I go back again and again

I love this place so much - I recently moved to St Leonards and every time a friend or family member has visited me I have dragged them along to this restaurant. (:

The food is super delicious - I would especially recommend the potato cake starter and the aubergine main course. They do a super tasty daal too.

The only things I would advise are to make sure you ask for the vegetarian menu (as the main menu they automatically try and give you doesn't have any vegetarian or vegan options) and to make sure you book as this place has been full up every time I've visited

Pros: exceedingly tasty food, exceedingly tasty food, exceedingly tasty food

Cons: find the tv distracting ):, veg*n items not listed on main menu


Points +2633

03 Apr 2015

Separate vegan menu, unusual dishes

Loved that they had a separate menu for veggies, vegan dishes clearly shown and most of the dishes were vegan. Thought has been put into creating a range of dishes, not just making a veggie version of each main dish with the same mixed veg mix as often happens.
Each dish had separate, subtle flavours.
Reasonably priced.
Service was very friendly and showed awareness (eg assumed we wouldn't want cow milk with coffee after) though timings were a bit odd and we had to remind them we'd ordered the coffee, but it was a busy night, all the tables full, and they were all polite and friendly throughout.

Pros: vegan options, separate menu, reasonable prices


Points +49

12 Oct 2014

Brilliant Curry House

My favourite curry house,Ho there most weeks,very friendly staff and a separate vegan/vegetarian menu!!

Pros: Separate Menu For Vegans/vegetarians

Cons: Also Sells Meat...*:0 (


Points +232

20 May 2012

St Leonards-on-Sea - Gurkha South Caast Capital

Gurkha Chef, the second of St Leonard-on-Sea's seafront Nepalese restaurants within five minutes' walk of each other, has a completely different menu to its neighbour. Each has a completely separate vegan menu, so why not try out both?

There are various lunch deals, a la carte & takeaway. When we visited, they were refurbishing the front of the restaurant, so it will be interesting to see how nice it now looks.

For starters, we tried Aloo Bara (deep fried spicy cakes of mashed potato) & Gurkha Roll (like a more spicy, large vegetable spring roll), both served with salad & tomato sauce. Mains included a tasty selection of main & side veg dishes. Some nice strong & hot spices here, though staff will happily advise if you like things a little milder.

A good selection & reasonably priced, especially if you take advantage of one of the meal deals.

Pros: Separate Vegan Menu, Interesting Choice Of Diishes, Friendly Staff

Cons: No Soya Milk


Points +32

09 May 2011

Good vegan Food

Good basic vegan food, fab service. Worth a visit if you're in the area. Seperate menu for vegans!

Pros: tasty food, good service, cheap

Cons: serves meat too


Points +87

05 May 2011

great little find!

spent a lovely evening in this surprizingly good little resturant! thought would be typical indian menu but when we asked if anything was vegan they brought out a special dedicated vegan menu! food was lovely and great value.. worth a try because no dedicated evening places around

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