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“Fantastic”

Balti International
Ranked #78 of 628 Restaurants in Derby
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $21
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed December 24, 2012

Booked a table for 12 first time in balti we been told to bring your own alcohol soon we get there the restaurant was very busy.we were ready to order the waiter came and explained the meal deal offer they have on at the moment.the mix platter was full of surprise.after starters the main course was full of flavour all dishes came out in a traditional balti dish..will be back defiantly.

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1  Thank Dawn1237
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

We have been to balti international several times the staff is very helpfull and friendly andit's always been equily nice.we love balti international and especially the £15 meal deal of cutomer choice.highly recommended balti international.

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1  Thank mark45678
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

We booked a table for 24 of us on a Saturday night. We got seated upstairs and the good thing was we were all together in one area of the restaurant.

The restaurant was full from downstairs as it being a Saturday night. The staff were very welcoming and polite the moment we walked in, and so was the waiter who showed us to our table and took our order.

Once we all arrived the waiter came over and asked "you guys ready to order". we responded yes, and then asked if any special offers were on? he responded yes a £15 per head offer, which includes Poppadoms and pickles , followed by any additional starter of your choice , followed by any main course of your choice and either any rice or naan bread.

We all decided to go for this offer.
The waiter recommended a few starters.
Tandoori fish shashlik
Seekh kebab shashlik
Mint chicken tikka shashlik. These starters were very nice and tasty.
The rest of the members in our group chose their own starters.

The waiter then asked what we normally would have, and then replaced the dish by recommending a dish. His recommendation was not disappointing as we all enjoyed it and our evening out.

The restaurant doesn't serve alcohol and does allow you to take your own. This is really good because alcohol in restaurant is well over priced. we took our own and also popped over across the road to Bargain Booze.

We will be returning in the New year for more recommendations from the waiter.
Would like to say thanks to the team at the Balti International

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1  Thank elliotcarson c
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Had a Christmas party with my work friends tried Balti the first time it was recommended by family. I personally thinks its the best Indian Restutant in Derby. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Food was delicious from starter to deseart. Great atmosphere and its pretty cheap £15 per head compare to others. Will be coming to Balti from know on infact I've booked a table for 6
on New Year's Day did want to book for 12 but they are fully booked as its quite late and i have cancelled my daughters birthday party in January at slice of India and rebooked at Balti it's soo much better and a lot cheaper. Save money get a decent meal bring your own booze. Would like to thankyou the staff especially (SK)

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1  Thank 34Hannah
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

We had been going to Balti International regularly for work nights out over the past couple of years (mainly because you can take your own alcohol so was decent value for money), but the service has gradually got worse and worse and was very rude on our last visit - ending with us being asked to leave shortly after finishing eating as the next party had arrived!

It has always been difficult to book a table, always being told I will get a call back (which rarely comes) rather than being able to take the booking over the phone. We had booked on this occasion for 14 people but at the last minute 2 people pulled out, but when we arrived and told them it would just be 12 of us we were made to feel as though we'd committed a crime for reducing the numbers at the last minute.

The waiter than gave us the hard sell on the £15 deal and made sarcastic comments when one of our group decided to order off the menu for less than £15, as it doesn't really save you any money as a vegetarian.

The food was ok and the curries are always pretty tasty, but the mixed starter "platter" was probably a bit of a grand term for some bits of meat chucked on a small plate.

About 5 minutes after finishing eating, the waiter came over and told us the next party would be arriving in 10 minutes - strongly hinting for us to leave. We did ask for the bill straight away and paid it promptly before finishing our drinks for about 10 minutes whilst waiting for the taxi we'd ordered, but then the waiter came over again and just said the next group had arrived now and we'd have to leave!

I understand it can be difficult for restaurants to plan the timings of multiple sittings but it just felt like it was really inconveniencing them to have us there at all and it wasn't as though we'd been there for a long time after finishing eating. We will be trying somewhere else in future.

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Thank Scotty21
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