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“Service improved, Food still reliably good. Decor still poor”
Review of Ally's Balti House

Ally's Balti House
Ranked #82 of 590 Restaurants in Coventry
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Indian, Bangladeshi
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed April 20, 2013

6 months since last visit to Allys. Décor and entrance stairs still plain and shabby, and the main restaurant is still rather plain and the staff entrance to the kitchen needs decoration and hiding!
Service has notably improved and alcohol bottles are opened very quickly on arrival (it does not serve alcohol, just soft drinks and water), orders are taken promptly and courses cleared away promptly. They do seem to have more staff than previously.
Food has always been very reliable here, although it is mainly the balti/curry house staples. The menu has changed little over the years. The prices for mains are between £8 and £11 which is cheap/average for Earlsdon. Food was again good without being outstanding. Nan's are sliced (unusual for a balti) but generally are just big enough but the special nan was very good. Desserts a bit tired off a generic menu. Typical Ally's really; if you want a reliable, fairly cheap curry in Earlsdon and are willing to take your own beer/wine and are not too worried about atmosphere or décor then it is fine. If you want lager, hubbub, atmosphere, decoration then go to the Royal Bengal.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

The first thing that hits you is the dated decor, the place needs a major revamp but don't let that put you off. We were greeted when we arrived and shown straight to our table. There was a large group of us and we all had poppadoms, a main, rice (some shared) and naan breads. When we got the bill we were surprised to see that it was only £12 each, a bargain quality meal. The restaurant does not serve alcohol so bring your own. The service was great and so was the food. Would I go back, definately.

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1  Thank belbox09
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Came here with friends,the place is shabby and worn. The food in general is OK but nothing special, the nan's are cut into triangular slices so you don't get a full nan which is a bit of rip off plus they are on the flat side. When reading the website it gives a false impression as you believe you are going to get top notch food but unfortunately this is not the case, also the head waiter could do with learning to listen to the customers as meals arrived which weren't even ordered.
Would I return ? yes but only when I'm full of beer and starving.

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Thank Covbaggie
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Enjoyed the food but i would have appreciated the chance to finish the poppadoms before the main is bought out. The restaurant was not even that busy and table were emptying around us but they still tried to take away food when we were still eating it, and only stopped when we pointed this out. Our mains were then bought out 2 seconds later! I think we'll stick with Blue Fusion where we can enjoy our food without being rushed.

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Thank Sim C
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Always a fabulous curry, with great prices & atmosphere. I could happily dine here every night. The bring your own booze is great too so that helps the price down.

1  Thank Louisc57
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