About Curryleaf East

Curryleaf East is located in the heart of Islington, just north of the City of London proper, meaning this is a busy spot for connoisseurs of the specialist north Indian cuisine that this restaurant serves. Each dish is distinctive for its aroma, bold colour and evocative flavour, qualities brought to bear in the kitchen by virtue of the chefs’ considerable experience working in top Indian restaurants and hotels. Whether you’re searching for a casual meal or a lavish private dining experience, Curryleaf East’s City Road restaurant is sure to impress.

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Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Curryleaf East
20 City Road, Finsbury Park
London EC1Y 2AJ

Menu Highlights



Tikhi Meethi Gobhi

Batter coated cauliflower florets, tossed with honey & chilli sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds

Chicken Liver Tak-a-Tak

Blend of chicken liver and mince cooked to perfection with a dash of basil

Ajwani Salmon

Ajwani flavoured chunks of salmon, chargrilled in the tandoor

More about Curryleaf East, London

On the edge of Bunhill Fields down Islington’s City Road, Curryleaf East is a destination for London’s dedicated curry lovers. The cuisine here hails from northern India, so expect a range of Punjabi dishes standing out as highlights from the long list of South Asian delicacies on offer. Newcomers to Curryleaf might like to order one of this specialist Indian restaurant’s set menus, covering a range of price points and a sumptuous set menu that respects the long tradition of vegetarianism in the part of the world from which this ancient cuisine comes from.

Curryleaf East’s a la carte menu opens out onto an extensive range of northern Indian dishes. Ajwani-flavoured salmon chargrilled in the tandoor is a moderately spicy seafood entree, while the highly unusual lamb sula, lamb marinated in Indian rum before being grilled, demonstrates how Curryleaf has established itself as genuinely distinctive Indian restaurant in London. Authentic handi and tawa dishes play a major role here, with the chicken nilgiri korma reprising the use of dark rum as part of a marinade that also makes use of mint, coriander and other Indian spices. This dish is in fact twice-cooked: barbecued first, then simmered in a rich gravy of black pepper, red onion, ginger, paneer and cream. Find Curryleaf East in the southeastern neck of Islington, next to Bunhill Fields, for a truly memorable north Indian dining experience.

51 Curryleaf East Reviews

51 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Very good
Value for money:Good value
Joyce C.6 months ago · 2 reviews

This is a lovely restaurant that I have been to many times. The food is always consistently good and the service is quick. Highly recommended.

Leblanc I.7 months ago · 1 review

Very good indian restaurant , perfect service , we passée à beautiful evening my husband and me, very class place and very clean , we will come back with pleasure

James F.7 months ago · 1 review

Excellent food and service. Booked a table for 6 and couldn’t fault the venue at all. Pricing pretty decent as well. Everyone complimented how good the food was.