Another Big Eat hits Leicester.
Kayal always prefer to go along with the crowd and as always we are taking part
in the BIG EAT 2013, by Visit Leicester to promote the Leicester City centre to
more people. Kayal is offering a fantastic deal which happens very rare so people
are so excited to book in their tables well in advance.
Kayal unveils formally on 27th January 2013 in West Byfleet.
Kayal will be officially opened in West Byfleet by Woking’s Mayor Councillor Michael
Smith along with Mayoress Anne Smith. It will be a day of celebration. Kayal Team
invites all our beloved God’s to attend this celebration with an array of food and
drink along with some classical south Indian cultural activities. We recommend you
to reserve your place in advance as we are expecting more than 1500 people to the
Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival is set for 8th to 24th Feb 2013.
Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, the longest running comedy festival in Britain
is an integral part of Kayal. Kayal and Comedy festival always go hand in hand.
People from different part of Britain come to Leicester to taste the best curry
along with some fantastic comedy shows. Please Visit
www.funhousecomedy.co.uk for the events update in Kayal and for tickets
to the shows.
Kayal – Top 20 Restaurants in the country by The Sunday Times
The Times, on 4th November 2012, based on the reader’s reviews and comments chooses
Kayal to be in the Top 20 restaurants in Britain. Kayal was topped the Top 10 Restaurants
in the Country by The Times in 2008 and readers verdict this time is ‘This unpreprossessing
outfit near the station is unusual compared with most of the countless curry restaurants
in Leicester for its focus on the ‘light’ fragrant and remarkably moreish’. Applause
to the Kayal team for their hard work and dedication.
Christmas Celebration at Kayal
Kayal celebrates its 8th Christmas and every year we have a special and lavish Christmas
menu which forces the people to celebrate their Christmas meal at Kayal. Like every
year we are ready to celebrate the Christmas with our God’s from October itself.
Our special menus are ready so visit the special Christmas section of this website
to reserve your table and for the menus.
Make mine a masala, say Hairy Bikers
The celebrity TV Chefs Simon King and Dave Myers visited Kayal 26th October 2011
on the Diwali day to learn ‘How to cook a traditional South Indian Breakfast’. The
Hairy Bikers pulled up at Kayal Restaurant, in Granby Street, Leicester, on their
The restaurant chefs Ajith Nair and Rajesh Nair taught them how to make Idli and
Masala Dosa. Chief Executive Jaimon Thomas and his team loved playing host to the
show. He said ‘I love vintage bikes – we have one in the restaurant – so we lined
up lots of my bikes outside for when they arrived and they really loved that. There
were lots of fans waiting for them too. They were arrived just after 8am and were
only supposed to stay until lunchtime, but stayed until 2:30 pm because they were
having such a nice time. They had tasted masala dosa many times, but had never made
it. The chefs shows them though, and they made one after another after another’.
The Hairy Bikers episode will be telecasted on 16th November 2011 at 4:00 pm on
BBC 2. Please click the link to watch the video.
One thing I love about Leicester is ….
Simon Calder- English travel writer – travel editor for the Independent say ‘One
thing I love about Leicester is that it’s now less than 70 minutes from London,
meaning I can visit the National space centre, eat the Kerala Backwater cuisine
at Kayal’s and pay my respects to the father of travel, Thomas Cook, all in a fun
My Perfect Weekend, Spiky Mike speaks about Kayal.
The Funhouse Comedy Club boss, who is an unavoidable part of Leicester Comedy Festival
and presents an afternoon of comedy at the Splendour festival at Wollaton Park says
‘My favourite restaurant is Kayal, the South Indian restaurant in Hockley. It is
outstanding. An original menu, wonderful service and lovely surroundings’.
Offering the best in global cuisine
Thousands of visitors descended on Leamington’s pump room Gardens at the weekend
to sample cuisine from across the globe and Kayal grabbed the attention of all the
visitors to the Leamington food festival. Director Jaimon Thomas said’ the event
was very good for us. During the Taste Trial we have had three to four hundred metre
queues outside the restaurant. The event’s been fantastic. The response is phenomenal’.
Kayal head chef Rajesh Nair, performed a live cooking which educated the hundreds
about the freshness of South Indian cooking. He answered the questions raised by
the people regarding the South Indian dishes.
A Holy pleasing approach – Food hero of the Year
Jaimon Thomas, Cheief executive of Kayal, grabs the Food Hero of the Year 2008.
In the consecutive years Kayal grabs another prestigious award after winning the
best new comer award in 2007 by Metro. The award panel comments ‘two main ingredients
infuse Jaimon Thoma’s passion for the restaurant business. One is the desire to
bring authentic South Indian food to a region overrun with mediocre, anglicised
India restaurants. The other is to provide service using the principle laid out
in the Sanskrit phrase ‘athidhi devo bhava’: the guest is god.
Much better than the Okay Kayal
Alision Curtis – food critic from Leicester Mercury- visits Kayal that’s sets new
standards of dining. She says ‘It is the blast off friendly and inviting atmosphere
that’s hits you as you open the door to Kayal that tells you this is going to be
a good place in which to eat. In fact it’s more than good – it’s excellent. You
don’t even have to taste your first mouthful of curry to know this. I have tried
hard to think if there were any negatives to this meal and it’s a struggle. The
food was amazing , the atmosphere warm and the waiting staff exceptional’. Kayal
grabs another 5* review.
Young Enterprise of the Year
Kayal is awarded with Young Enterprise of the Year 2008 at the prestigious ‘Ethnic
Minority Awards’ function in Nottingham. Judges in this category praised Kayal for
their realistic and detailed planning and considerable steps towards creating a
sustainable business in a tough economic climate.
East Midland’s Food and Drinks awards
Kayal was praised as the Best New Comer of the Year 2008 by the Metro Food & drink
awards. The selection panel found out that ‘the food is excellent and authentic
South Indian. The service is very friendly. The charges are reasonable and the portions
are sufficiently big. We can’t agree more.