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“Just the job: reliable traditional balti-house”
Review of Ally's Balti House

Ally's Balti House
Ranked #79 of 594 Restaurants in Coventry
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Indian, Bangladeshi
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed May 23, 2014

I'm so happy to have found this place - it was recommended by colleagues at my new workplace in Coventry. I've been trying to find a 'proper old balti-house' - Birmingham/Sparkbrook have gone all fancy. My criteria are: meals served in a big metal karahi, BYOB, cutlery provided is fork & spoon, no tablecloths, no food-warmers, no fuss.
Ally's was perfect. It's above an Italian restaurant so it's tricky to find unless you're looking for it. We had a booth by a window. Service was enthusiastic and warm, with the right mix of attentiveness and leaving-us-alone. We were pleased that tap water is free (which is unusual in places with no alcohol licence).
Our food: king prawn pathia and veggie dhansak were fab - great big portions, filling and tasty. (And not swimming in ghee.) With light plain rice and a perfect naan (again not oily). We'd advise anyone having a meat/prawn balti to add veggies for the extra 50p - otherwise it's the meat in a load of balti sauce. (My partner was envious of my karahi full of veg.)
Great value. We'll be back soon.

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Reviewed May 18, 2014

A party of 12 went to this restaurant on Friday, 16 May some of this came from Paignton and Sydney in Australia the food is very good and a good selection on the menu the staff are very friendly you can take your own drinks as they do not supply alcohol the toilets need refurbishing this let the restaurant down

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Reviewed April 24, 2014

With meat eaters and vegans in the family it can be hard to find a restaurant presenting meals that everyone enjoys - Ally's has never let us down.

Another wonderful meal served with professional charm (not smarm)....

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Thank Elaine T
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Been eating here since it opened about 12 yrs ago....take it for what it is an unlicensed balti house. Great food, value for money just by your drinks from across the road.

Thank bobbyboyat22
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

The place isn't the Ritz but the food is great. You can see why this place is popular with students.

Thank AndyMM1963
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