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US$14 - US$21
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti, Pakistani
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was very tasty but the portion size was noticeably smaller. Prices seem to have gone up as well but that is a trend across all hospitality and catering post-lockdown.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 31 October 2020 via mobile

Visited last night with mates just before Derby enters tier 2 restrictions and we had a great evening. Covid rules spot on, staff and diners protected well which is really important right now. On the food front I think the Balti has stepped up in...terms of quality after a bit of a dip and we all enjoyed our curry choices and accompaniments. Well worth a visit for sure if Boris will let you 😊More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 3 September 2020 via mobile

We have had a takeaway from here several times before, but this was my first visit to the restaurant. Parking isn't the best. We managed to park at the top of the side road, opposite the restaurant. I would definitely recommend booking a table as...this is a very popular Indian restaurant. My partner raves about this place and was so excited to bring me here! He did warn me that I couldn't write anything negative on this review!! It started off ok. We were shown to our table and ordered drinks. They aren't licensed, but you can take your own alcohol. They don't serve tap water for some reason, which I found a bit random. There is a large selection of appetisers to choose from, including a good selection of vegetarian options. We ordered mint chicken tikka and the mixed kebab. The food came within ten minutes. It was nicely presented and was definitely a good start to our meal. We then went for the lamb kaghani, handi gosht, pilau rice, cheese naan and peshwari naan. Again, the food was served quickly. No complaints taste-wise. There was plenty of lamb in my curry and the cheese naan was probably the best I have had. I would have liked a bit more of the curry, though. My partner agreed that the portion size could have been slightly bigger. When it came to dessert this is where the menu is lacking somewhat. There is a choice of 3 cakes. It would be nice to see some traditional Indian desserts, maybe? We decided to grab dessert elsewhere. My partner would also like to see the return of the meat samosas, which they used to do as a starter, and which he would always order. All in all this is a very good Indian restaurant with really good food at reasonable prices. I'd say it is an equally good setting for romantic meals, a casual dinner or a larger party. I would definitely visit again, but there's something about ordering a takeaway and eating in your PJ's on the sofa which will probably always win me over. If you want a good curry then this is the place to go- whether in person or ordering a takeaway.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 21 August 2020

Lovely food and would recommend. 5 items with the pickle tray (have only got 3 from elsewhere), chicken succulent in main course. Would definitely have a take away from here again and visit once I am out and about.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 3 August 2020

Food was great but the staff’s ability to understand Covid Guidance leaves a lot to be desired. Tables not cleaned before new customers sit down. Large group 10 or 12 all the same age, packed into the back of the restaurant so you can’t safely...access the toilet. Manager just said ‘it’s ok like being at the supermarket’ Also said they were all from the same household, unlikely. Staff all wearing gloves but don’t seem to change them. Just was your hands guys! I’m a nurse and I was absolutely fuming, have written to the council to complain. If they are getting this wrong what else are they getting wrong? Nope, never again. Shame as good food.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 25 April 2020

so after three weeks of them closing due to Covid i had no option but to try the other curry resturants and non had a patch on balti. ive been using balti for 15 years and the food has never failed not once. so tonight...there open. finally i get the best madras derby can offer and blimey it delivered. if anyone has bad reviews they need to take a good look at themselves. thank you, from no9 cheviot 👍More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 9 March 2020

Ordered a takeaway this evening and it arrived piping hot and within 45 minutes which was awesome. Slight mishap with the order which was rectified instantly, I was extremely pleased and happy with the service, and the quality of the food! I would definitely order...from here again!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 8 March 2020 via mobile

Was recommended this place. And we wasn’t disappointed. The food was excellent. Staff very friendly and helpful. And not a bad price to.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 25 January 2020

Arrived without prior booking at around eight twenty on Friday night. The place was already very busy so I would book in future, but after only a two minute wait for a table, we were seated. The staff were helpful, friendly and attentive from the...second we walked in. Smiling, chatty and full of warm welcome. The lighting is absolutely perfect for a romantic night and the place was so warm and cosy on a wet January evening. We had taken our own alcohol as they’re not licensed, but wine glasses are already on the table, a pint glass was provided for my husbands cider. Food ordered arrived promptly and looked delicious. My husband had the Garlic Chilli Chicken and said it was the best meal he’d ever eaten, again, staff were attentive throughout and couldn’t do enough for us to make sure our evening was perfect. I had two lovely filter coffees afterwards which came with a chocolate. I can’t recommend this place highly enough. It was such a lovely surprise to enjoy as much as we did and we will definitely be returning. ❤️More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 27 December 2019

Having had many bad experiences with delivered curries before (from other establishments), I was nervous about the quality of what was being delivered. I shouldn't have been, because this was the best I've had delivered. The Garlic Chili Chicken was beautifully flavoured; the taste of...the spices coming through instead of just pure heat, the chicken being extremely tender. The keema rice had a wonderful lamb flavour and paired well with the curry sauce of the Garlic Chili Chicken. The best dish however, and the dish I was most nervous about, was the Tandoori Fish. Couldn't have wished for a better side dish, the fish was so melt-in-the-mouth flaky and spiced so well - biggest plus was that it smelled fresh and not fishy! Delivery was very prompt and although the food was pricey, it's worth spending a little more for good quality. I certainly will order from here again.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Yes, Balti International offers takeaway services.

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Balti International is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5