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Bitterne Balti

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9 Manor Farm Rd | Bitterne Park, Southampton, England
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Small special Balti restaurant

Small restaurant offering cosy dinning. The food is excellent and service is quick. Good atmosphere, nice fresh new décor and good lighting. Takeaway delivery also offered.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Rob_Katie6268
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Small restaurant offering cosy dinning. The food is excellent and service is quick. Good atmosphere, nice fresh new décor and good lighting. Takeaway delivery also offered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Bitterne Balti is always a great curry and the Tarka Dal is amazing. Consistently friendly service and atmosphere; always willing to try and fit you in, even when they're busy. Even better since all the hard work to renovate the place.

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SOUTHAMPTON
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113 reviews 113 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

A small intimate little restaurant, when I visited it was clear that building works are still being carried out and therefore it was a bit of a work in progress. The corridor to the toilets looked a bit like a building site but I am sure this is only a temporary thing while they refit the restaurant. Service was friendly... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This restaurant is literally five minutes walk from where we live and we went there for my partners birthday last night. Staff very friendly and food delicious as always. When the owner found out it was my partners birthday he said I should have let him know as he would have arranged a cake, which is what he had done... More 

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Bitterne B, Manager at Bitterne Balti, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our restaurant. We are very pleased with your positive comments on our food and service and very much hope that we will see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

I Have eaten from bitterne balti for many years both in the restaurant and take away. They always provide a fantastic service happy polite and great customer satisfaction. The food is beautiful and the staff will always accommodate your orders in any way so you always leave happy and satisfied. Highly recommend the restaurant to everyone. It's new look also... More 

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Bitterne B, Manager at Bitterne Balti, responded to this review

Many thanks for you 5 star review. We took great pleasure in reading your comments and are delighted that you have enjoyed our restaurants food and service over the years. We very much look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Despite being a small restaurant Lee and the team are able to produce big results. By cooking their food to order the meals are always spectacular. Their combination of traditional and exciting, edgy "specials" makes this a real gem of a restaurant in Southampton. Their Jengah Special is divine and they serve the best Jalfrezi I have ever had anywhere... More 

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Bitterne B, Manager at Bitterne Balti, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 5 star review. We are so pleased with your comments, esp that you feel that our jalfrezi is the best you have ever had, this feedback really means a lot to us. We really appreciate you taking the time to write your very complimentary review and very much look forwarded to welcoming you soon. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I felt the need to make a review as I feel that a number of people are using this site to unfairly criticise Bitterne Balti because of differences of opinion with the pub next door. The point of Trip Advisor is to give unbiased opinion of the experience you have had in a restaurant, hotel, holiday abroad etc. This opinion... More 

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Bitterne B, Manager at Bitterne Balti, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We are absolutely delighted with your 5 star rating and look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

UK
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Its a decent curry house and the food is ok but its just nothing special im afraid. I appreciate the bad reviews others have given but our food was fine, it was just nothing special. In a city like Southampton you need to do more than be fine to do well and it really does feel like they cant be... More 

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Bitterne B, Manager at Bitterne Balti, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are disappointed that you only felt our food was fine, especially as we take great pride in our curries. Regarding the comment that you feel like we can’t be bothered, we appreciate that this is your perception however it could not be further from the truth. We are passionate about our business and are... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Mediocre food we waited too long for. Waiter was more interested in talking about middle eastern politics than anything else

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Bitterne B, Manager at Bitterne Balti, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you weren’t happy with your food and felt you waited to long for it. Regarding our conversational topics with customers, as is normal in most restaurants, we are totally guided by and take our lead from what each individual customer would like to talk about when we are serving them More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Just received the takeaway meals and every thing was cold greasy and undercooked last £27 they will get from me.

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Bitterne B, General Manager at Bitterne Balti, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear you weren’t happy with your takeaway, to clarify all prepared food is immediately put in a sealed box to retain the heat for delivery. We have had several very positive reviews for our delivery service and food however it seems from your comments that you haven’t had the experience we would want and we apologise... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Manor Farm Rd | Bitterne Park, Southampton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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