• The Leaf

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Serves meat, vegan options available. South Indian (Keralan) restaurant. Has vegan options including vegetable curries and thali. Reported that owner is well informed about vegan food. Charming space which includes outdoor eating areas and an upstairs function room. Open Mon 12:00-23:00, Wed-Sun 12:00-23:00. Closed Tue.

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3 Reviews

First Review by cwynne


Points +6

Non Veg
06 May 2022

Wonderful restaurant, fabulous food.

The food was fresh, tasty, imaginative. Ambience lovely and price perfect. Would highly recommend.

Pros: Lovely food flavours, Great ambience , Dry reasonable price

Cons: None, None, None



Points +19

27 Jan 2022

Absolutely the best Indian food ever

We have travelled through south India and have to say that this is the best Indian food we’ve ever had in the UK.

We had three vegetarian side dishes as mains and a paratha as a starter plus coconut rice. Honestly, the food was amazing, tasty, fresh and totally authentic.

We would absolutely recommend a visit and experience true Keralan cuisine.

The service was spot on, friendly and the restaurant was really relaxed.

We’ll definitely be back next time we’re in Grantham.

PS I’d give a five star rating but Happy Cow won’t allow because it’s not 100% vegetarian/vegan

Updated from previous review on 2022-01-27

Pros: Authentic South Indian food, Friendly service , Great value


Points +21

20 Nov 2019

South Indian food in Grantham!

I was delighted to discover that a South Indian restaurant has opened in South Lincolnshire. I don't know another one in this area. I have really missed South Indian food since moving back to this area from London. I was not disappointed. I visited with family at Sunday lunch time. We chose the vegan thali, which was the easiest option because then we didn't have to decide from all the deliciously different sounding dishes on the main menu : the chef's choices would just be brought to us, which also made it more exciting! Our thali consisted of 4 courses, starting with savoury doughnuts with dips, then rice pancakes with a light creamy curry, then a selection of dry and liquid curries, pickles and dips served with rice and poppadoms, followed by sweet coconut pancakes wrapped in banana leaves. I was in heaven......I will definitely be going back to try more dishes off the menu which were not included in the thali. South Indian (Keralan) food is mainly vegan, and the owner was delighted to be catering for vegans. He said the local vegan group hold their regular meetings there. He was keen to talk about the dishes and answer questions. Friendly staff, charming decor, outside eating areas and upstairs function room available.

Pros: Good value , Owner enthusiastic about having vegan customers , Good drinks selection

Cons: May not suit some vegans as non-vegan food also

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