The food at Balaka is a real treasure. The menu offers page after page of different dishes, and each that I have sampled has been incredibly flavourful and generous.
However, I must say that the best part about this place is their wonderful student deal. For £8.95, it is possible to get three courses, choosing from a smaller (but still extensive) selection of starters and entrees with naan, rice and a lovely ice-cream dessert included. You'll have to ask for the student menu, and they often pull the deal during special event times or certain days during the week (Sunday? Saturday?), but so long as you come at the right time, it's an excellent deal.
The main drawback here is the service. It can be quite disorganized, especially on busy nights! Be sure to ask for the check in advance, as this can take up to 20 minutes to get sorted if you're unlucky. Other than this small flaw, I would highly recommend Balaka!
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