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4.4 /6 Very Good 37 Reviews

Curryleaf East

Finsbury Park Indian £££ +100
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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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:30
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:30
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:30
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:30
  • Saturday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 18:00 - 23:00
Curryleaf East, 20 City Road, EC1Y 2AJ London

Further Information

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.


37 Reviews

4.4 /6 Very Good 37 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Service: friendly
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: delicious
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: short
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1 review so far 5
06.04.2017 09:03

good food and service. Didn't feel the "curry hangover" that I sometimes get following a really salty cuz. Waiting staff were friendly and helpful. I would recommend this place

2 reviews so far 5
23.10.2016 11:27

Good food in a convenient City location. Busy restaurant with a nice atmosphere and would recommend booking. The menu had a range of traditional dishes plus some chef's specials.

1 review so far 5
23.09.2016 09:10

The food was tasty and was spicy enough to still be enjoyable. The atmosphere was conducive to a lunch time meeting. This is our second time there.

1 review so far 5
31.07.2017 07:31

Excellent food and service but very empty on a Sunday. As a vegan I was able to find multiple options and staff were helpful about ingredients.

1 review so far 5
07.07.2017 09:03

Good atmosphere and tasty food combined to make an enjoyable evening catch up with friends. Staff were pleasant and efficient and helpful. Will go again.

1 review so far 5
19.10.2016 08:08

There was plenty of good food and it was all very reasonably priced. It has a nice enough interior and there are friendly enough staff.

1 review so far 4
31.07.2016 22:00

The food quality was not as good as it was a very years ago which was a shame as it was my favourite curry house. The service was fast and efficient

1 review so far 4
15.03.2017 18:19

It's a nice little Indian restaurant, but service is not so good. Staff can be more humble to give delightful experience to its customer. Food quality & taste is yummy.

1 review so far 4
07.07.2016 09:56

Service charge is bit high, Instead of restaurant put service charge by default, it should be decide by Customer, Food quality, Taste and food portion is best as always....

1 review so far 3
02.04.2017 08:39

Thought food was mediocre and the service was rushed and not up to standard and they put 12.5% service on the bill automatically which I don't agree with. Tipping for service should be discretionary. Wouldn't return.

1 review so far 2
08.12.2015 09:22

definitely not the best Indian food i have had.. i asked for chicken tandoori and Naan. the chicken was done like normal chicken and not marinated at all and the naan was very small!!

1 review so far 4
21.12.2016 19:05

Good food, although the waiter wasn't the happiest person that wouldn't put me off going back

1 review so far 1
11.12.2015 18:43

We arrived for our midday booking on Friday 11th December to be rather rudely told by a member of staff to come back at 12;30 as they were cleaning. Given the restaurant smelled strongly of bleach, I don't think we would have wanted to wait and return later. So just left with no intention to ever return.

35 reviews so far 5
08.09.2017 11:19

here it like the Curry really much, different Kind of currys

1 review so far 1
24.05.2016 11:55

the serving staff did not seem interested in serving and the food was not that great as compared to other places offering Indian food. Places like Masala zone are much better with food quality and taste.

1 review so far 1
26.10.2015 09:31

Unfortunately your rating system only goes down to 1! Food extremely disappointing and the staff surly and rude from the get go! Would never go here again.