We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“The best in town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shifnal Balti

Shifnal Balti
20 Broadway, Shifnal, England
01952 460142
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #8 of 23 restaurants in Shifnal
Price range: $17 - $51
Cuisines: Asian, Indian, Bangladeshi
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Shifnal Balti is situated in 20 Broadway in Shifnal, without a doubt, the best Indian Restaurant in the area and listed in Pat Chapmans Cobra Good Curry Guide Top 100 out of 9000 Indian Restaurants.As soon as you step inside you will be impressed with the comfort and opulence of the surroundings. Shifnal Balti is decorated and finished to the highest standards and this high standard is repeated throughout your whole dining experience. You'll wonder if you've been transported from Shifnal direct into a restaurant in City.The dedicated staff offer you impeccable service. You'll be made to feel most welcome.Using only the finest and freshest ingredients Shifnal Balti cater for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Fish, seafood, chicken, lamb, it can all be found on the menu at The Shifnal Balti. Traditional Indian or Bangladeshi dishes, contemporary chef specialities - there's something on the menu to tempt and delight you.This is Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine at its best and their prices represent tremendous value for money. We are now fully licensed so now u can choose drinks from the bar menu to complete your dining experience.
Shifnal, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“The best in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Repeat users for last 10 years, our no1 chioce for a curry, the specials are excactly that, spicey, tasty and good choice. Get's busy Saturtdays, so book ahead

Visited January 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

98 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
    44
    25
    13
    10
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Telford
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Poor service but very tasty food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Visited this restaurant just before Christmas for a meal with family (6 of us), on arrival my brother and his wife were seated near the door and asked to move due to cold breeze coming in. They were told they couldnt move so my brother spoke with the manager who happily moved them. We had a number of complaints with our waiter...would walk off halfway through talking to him, got our drinks order wrong a couple of times and just general bad attitude but that was only one individual! Others seemed much more helpful and happy to help. Food was amazing though, very tasty and at great prices, drinks also very well priced. Will happily return on the basis that we get a different waiter!

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Question: Are you willing to wait 1 and a half hours to eat?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

If the answer to that question is yes, then the Shifnal Balti is the place for you!

While the food was lovely (albeit, questionably coloured) we had to wait a ridiculous amount of time between ordering our food (no starters!) and receiving our order.

When we questioned the staff about this time discrepancy, our question was shrugged off with the answer 'We're busy' and no apologies.

Not impressed really.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Telford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Now a special place to Eat.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Shifnal Balti was modernised some time ago and is now a really fantastic place to eat. The service is very good and the selection & quality of food excellent. The decoration, enhanced with coloured lighting, helps create a very special atmosphere. Shifnal Balti is now a very popular restaurant, where you can enjoy a pleasant evening out.

Peter Houlston
Priorslee.
Telford.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Maldon, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food with a nice modern look.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I booked the shifnal balti for our Audi a2 owners club. So needed somewhere that could accommodate our large booking comfortably (25 people). On arrival we were greeted by a lovely clean and quite modern decor with our long table all ready set for us.
The menu has a great selection and some that I had not seen before - all were with a nice description of its taste and ingredients. The waiting staff were very professional in taking orders and then passing them out to our hungry members. The food was piping hot and everyone commented on how tasty the dishes were. We had starters and mains but skipped deserts.
My score for service was only good due to the staff being if anything a little to professional as there was never and general chat - which I missed. I would go back again for sure.
One thing that was nice was that all the ladies had a rose given to them. Nice touch. Thank you mike

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Shifnal Balti also viewed

 
Shifnal, Shropshire
Shifnal, Shropshire
 

Been to Shifnal Balti? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Shifnal Balti, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.