Gurkha Chef

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20 Grand Parade, Leonards-on-sea, Hastings, England, TN37 6 DN

Serves meat, vegan options available. Indian and Napalese food. A vegan menu is available on request. Open Mon-Sat 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-10:30pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Nepalese, Non-veg

9 Reviews

First Review by mikehill64

Really Good Food - Edit

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)

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nice - Edit

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.

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Good curry - Edit

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

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*5, I go back again and again - Edit

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

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Separate vegan menu, unusual dishes - Edit

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

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Brilliant Curry House - Edit

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 (

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St Leonards-on-Sea - Gurkha South Caast Capital - Edit

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

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Good vegan Food - Edit

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

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great little find! - Edit

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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