The team behind The Pond, which is one of our favourite pubs in Brighton, have branched out into another venue. Joining forces with Chef Kanthi Kiran Thamma, former head chef at Curry Leaf Cafe, Easy Tiger offers craft beers and Indian street food.
After starting as a pop up Easy Tiger are now in permanent residence which is brilliant news because this place is seriously good. I’m sad it’s taken us so long to try it out because it means we’ve missed out on some seriously good food. The bar is fully stocked, with lots of craft beer on offer. Jesse was very happy with this. We managed to snag the last table so it can get pretty busy. It also has a beer garden which will be perfect on sunny days. I also spied a shelf of boardgames which we will be back to check out. Anywhere that has good food, beer and boardgames is pretty great in my opnion.
We decided to go for the appalams with homemade chutneys. Peanut pakodi which are peanuts coated in a spicy batter made of gram and rice flour, crispy and fried. Now whilst these didn’t really go with the rest of what we ordered they make the perfect snack to go with beer. So if you don’t feel like eating a full meal then get these. They were pretty addictive after a while.
The highlight of the menu for me was the gobi manchurian, crispy fried cauliflower. Jesse also went for the Kaikari Biriyani and I went for the keralan vegetable stew. I will say I wasn’t expecting it to be as spicy as it was, and I actually preferred Jesses biriyani but both dishes were really good.
Easy Tiger is relaxed and welcoming. We were greeted as soon as we walked in which was nice. It’s the perfect place for meeting friends and eating some yummy food. We will definitely be back soon.
You can find Easy Tiger at The Hampton, 57 Upper North Street, Brighton, BN1 3FH.
Opening Hours Mon-Thu 4pm-12am / Fri & Sat 12pm-1am / Sun 12pm-12am
Kitchen Service Mon-Thu 5pm-9pm / Fri & Sat 12pm-9pm / Sun 12pm-6pm