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RESTAURANT Celebrates 15th Anniversary this November


Indian Summer has been delivering authentic Indian cuisine with a contemporary twist in the seaside city of Brighton for 15 years. To mark this magnificent milestone, the restaurant will be celebrating with a selection of special events and offers throughout the month of November including competitions and a special afternoon High Tea. Co-owned by chefs Minesh Agnihotri and Byron Swales, Indian Summer launched in 2001 and has since been attracting foodies from across Brighton and further afield in search of exquisite Indian food in a smart, buzzy environment.

Anniversary festivities will include a special offer on Monday evenings throughout November, where guests will be able to enjoy two courses for £15. In addition, throughout the month, a table will be randomly chosen to receive a special 15th-anniversary gift: a voucher for two courses for £15.

Diners will also have the opportunity to enter the anniversary raffle by filling out a comment card. Prizes will include a cookery lesson with one of Indian Summer’s esteemed chefs, a meal for two and spice kits, and winners will be drawn at the end of November. On Sunday 20th, guests can indulge in Indian Summer’s very own classic British High Tea. Served from 12 – 4pm and priced at £20 per person, the tea will include a selection of Indian savoury snacks, an array of homemade cakes, speciality teas and an optional glass of champagne.


Indian Summer’s expertly assembled menu represents a truly pan-Indian dining experience, taking inspiration from across the country’s distinct regions. Popular dishes include the Indian Summer Thali (a mezze of chicken, mutton and aloo subzi served with dal, papad, pickle, roti and basmati rice) alongside regional dishes such as the Malvani mutton (from the Konkan region of Marahastra and Goa, cooked with black and green cardamom, coriander, cumin and black pepper and served with coconut rice, raita and salad) and Tandoori black bream (marinated black bream in roasted spices served with Mumbai aloo, sesame raita and fresh fennel, pomegranate, baby tomato salad). 

Indian Summer was established with the aim of enlightening and enticing diners to the experience of eating the kind of rich, warm and flavoursome food that Indian families eat at home. The venue is recognised as spearheading a new wave of Indian eateries and has received numerous awards and accolades including the Asian Curry Award for ‘Best Indian restaurant on the South Coast’ 2015 and ‘Best Places to Eat and Drink’ in the Brighton and Hove Business Awards 2016, as well as being included in the Harden’s Good Food Guide and AA restaurant guide since 2012.


Minesh Agnihotri previously led a career in prosthetics before deciding to change direction and realise his parents dream to open an authentic Indian restaurant. His aim was to change the perception of ‘curry’ as Indian food and deliver an elegant offering. Byron Swales started his career in Café de Paris before travelling the world and working in several restaurants where he expanded his love for Indian cuisine.

On the 15th anniversary of Indian Summer, Minesh comments: “We are absolutely delighted to have reached this landmark birthday and I want to thank everyone who has supported us along the way. Our dedicated team work tirelessly to deliver exceptional food and fantastic service to our customers and we all look forward to the next 15 years!”

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