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“Solid, quality curry house.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Balti International

Balti International
266-268 Uttoxeter New Rd, Derby DE22 3LL, England
01332 383044
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Ranked #80 of 413 Restaurants in Derby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $23
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Derby
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Solid, quality curry house.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Whenever I want to take people who are new to Derby for a night out here, I know the Rowditch won't disappoint.

The food is good quality, and although they don't have an alcohol license you can order a jug of beer brewed in the Rowditch, the hidden gem of a pub next door.

Would get five stars, but the lighting and decor are odd - nicer to look at than eat in, if that makes sense?

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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“A Great Night Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Six of us had one of our regular curry nights out on Saturday and we had a wonderful time. It was the first time that we had been to Balti International, but we will definitely be going back. The food and service were top-notch and we could not believe the value - a £15 meal deal on a Saturday night to include pickle tray, starter, main course and rice or naan! Brilliant. The restaurant does not have a licence, so you do have to bring your own alcohol, however there is an off-licence over the road or, better still, why not pay a visit to the fantastic Rowditch pub just down the road and take a carry out with you from there.

I can not recommend this restaurant highly enough; the only problem you might have is getting a table! 5 stars all the way.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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“Make you feel Special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We go to the Balti International occasionally; wish we could afford to eat out more.
The staff are just so friendly and helpful; especially Adnan:-) In fact they all are; management included; Jay is always so welcoming and helpful.
The food is superb, and I never know what to have; torn between trying something new or having something I know I like. They will also make up a dish for you if it's not on the menu.
My wife doesn't like particularly hot or spicy food; they have a special recipe for her when we eat in or have a takeaway called Roberta's Special. A chicken dish (but could have other meat if desired) with onion, green pepper and spices with presumably yoghurt as she doesn't particularly like cream. So if that is something you fancy, then ask for a 'Roberta's Special' :-)
Just can't recommend this restaurant enough.
We also arrange get-togethers with friends and family there, with say 30 people..they all love it there too.
Might have to have a takeaway tonight, as my wife is eating out with a friend in Burton.:-)

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The Meal Deal !!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Table for 8 upstairs in the VIP room, great service as always from the staff , don't forget to take your own alcohol - good off licence over the road or even get a jug of beer from the Rowditch pub . Whole table had the brilliant value meal deal for £15 a head, starter, main , rice or nan exl king prawms, got to be best value curry in Derby, smashing atmosphere too , need to book fri and sat's

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Proper curry house”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

It's hard to get quality and good value these days but The Balti offers both. Family meal for four, loads of pops & pickles, prawn puri, garlic mushroom puri, chicken karahi, chicken tikka masala, tandoori chicken, rice, roti, nan and chips - all for £54, plus bring your own drinks! The portions were plenty, the service was great and the food fab. My husband said his karahi was the best curry he'd ever had, and believe me he's eaten a fair few.
Great to be able to eat out as a family when everyone had exactly what they want without breaking the bsnk.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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