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Eat in or take away at the Standard Balti House and choose from a wide range of authentic Indian cuisine. This venue is fully licensed.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 00:00


12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 00:00


12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 00:00


12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 00:00


12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 00:00


12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 00:00


12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 00:00

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Standard Balti House reviews

By Andrew M.

Been to the Standard Balti House a few times. The food's pretty tasty and there's plenty of choice.

My only complaint with the Standard Balti is that the service can be a bit slow. Other than that, this is a good little Indian place.

By Lee A.

I love curry and this is the BEST along Brick Lane and Central London. I've lived & worked in London for 10+ years' and tried many curry houses. I previously sampled 20 along Brick Lane before visiting the Standard, since then I have always returned. Last night, again, the food and service is outstanding - my 8th visit. All the other businesses need to fight it out along the strip for customers business - these guys don't need operate this way. They are a real mark of quality food, service and expertise delivering a great indian experience to all that enter its doors. Well done and thank you again for a great evening last night.

By Zoey R.

We adored our lunch at this restaurant. The place is very pleasant, the staff attentive and happy to explain the different dishes, the currys varied and very rich in flavour. It was a really good choice for an excellent meal.

By Ryan H.

Very quiet with only 1 table occupied but we went in anyway! Attentive service and very good regional Indian food. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and talked us through our choices. Everything was obviously cooked fresh so maybe best to go when not in a hurry. We weren't so that was fine. We will definitely visit again.

By Sophie C.

We were heading out to a film afterwards, and this turned out to be a perfect choice for our meal out. I have quite a range of food intolerances (milk, gluten, eggs, yeast and peanuts) and they were extremely understanding and helpful. The food was flavoursome and the portions were extremely generous for the price. I washed down my beautifully-spiced dahl with a fantastic cocktail. Absolutely everyone in my party was satisfied, and we will definitely visit again next time we are in Brick lane.

By David R.

I've been in this restaurant few times and I will keep going. Service is excellent and also food. This is not a fancy restaurant but who wants that when the food is really good.

By Alice G.

Been here a couple of times with my friends. The atmosphere was just right and not too loud, the service was excellent and very friendly. The variety of food (both vegetarian and non-vegetation) offered in the menu is a huge plus for those who want to be adventurous. A must go.

By Laska S.

Had a great time here with my friends. Loved the atmosphere and the setup. The variety of food offered in the menu is exiting. The taste of the food reminded me of my home and the restaurant has one of the best customer services you can ever find. Best place to hang out with friends or for a romantic night.

By Nicola J.

Since I enjoy writing reviews, I certainly enjoy reading them all, as well. We wanted to find an Indian restaurant and were excited this was highly-rated and they certainly didn't disappoint....excellent food. A very nice atmosphere, very friendly and helpful staff, and a great menu. My fiancee luckily knows Indian food, but the description and the helpful staff can help even the spicy food novice find something on the menu. well-done and reasonably priced

By Adam H.

wow such a nice place. I visited there last night with my wife, what a find. Food was really good, stuffs were friendly as well. Would recommend to everybody, if you are in Brick lane don't miss it.

By Zoey C.

Visited this restaurant early Jan'14 for dinner. Definitely the best Indian food in London. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes were delicious. Service was also very good. Absolutely recommend this restaurant.

By Liam A.

The food is really good, much better than your average Indian restaurant, and the service really friendly. I'm not familiar with other Indian restaurants in London but the food is really really tasty and one of the best Indian restaurants I've been, probably the best for a sit down meal actually, and there's a lot of Indian restaurants in Bricklane!!

By Jessica H.

This a place where you always will feel welcommed. The service here is excellent. The menus has a good variantions of meals to choose amongs. There are always a lot of people here, but that does not means it's noisy or you get less service... The prices here is exellent. Can ablsolutely recommend this place

By Pete W.

We were four of us on sat night. From the beginning we got a warm welcome. The food is to die for. Yummy mango lassi. Very attentive and thoughtful service. Lovely evening. We are coming back for more!

By Catherine W.

I booked a table at Balti online for a Saturday evening. We arrived and were very warmly greeted, we were given lots of help in ordering the correct amount of food and the waiter was very helpful in suggesting wines (the wine he suggested was very good and went perfectly with the delicious lamb we ordered for mains). The food was beautifully presented. But really the five star rating I have given is for the service - unknown to either myself or my boyfriend whilst we were about to start looking at the dessert menu the waiter brought over a complimentary plate with a layered chocolate dessert decorated with 'Happy Birthday' and even a little candle. It was such a lovely surprise! It made the evening really special - thank you!

By Reece W.

we had a great dinner at Balti food was simply amazing staff very friendly and helpful (if i could give a 10stars rating for service, i would do it!) not overpriced. It definitely worth the trip to Brick lane. don't miss it!

By Emily A.

This little restaurant is a bit off the way, but certainly well worth the visit! The service was attentive and cordial, the food was interesting and delicious and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. I will certainly go there again and recommend my friends to join!

By Matty L.

We went for dinner and was a great experience you have to go and taste this great food. It's a little far from the city center but you deserve it and the service is very good too

By Isobel J.

We ate at this restaurant last week and had a great experience. The restaurant was recommended by our friend and we were not disappointed at all. We really loved all the dishes we ordered. The tandoori chicken was my favorite. The service was excellent and the staff was very courteous. The wine suggested by the server was perfect. Overall the pricing was also very apt for the service we got. The portions were generous and the wine was lovely. All in all we had a lovely evening dining at the restaurant and I would love to go back.

By Michael D.

I have lost count of the number of times I have eaten there now. Never had a bad meal. In fact always exceptional. They have now introduced house cocktails of the day which are excellent.

By Bekky A.

Excellent and original take on Indian cuisine. A lot of thought has gone into making refined dishes with wine coupling suggestions. They also have interesting cocktails such as pear and clove martinis. Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful (i had mentioned I was booking for my husband's birthday and they gave him a cake with his name written on it, which was sweet). Decor is also refined but it is a totally unpretentious place, so you have a great meal in a great relaxed environment.

By Jack B.

What a delight to find that the restaurant closest to our home is also the most fabulous food experience! This is not curry and beer - this is fine Indian dining at its very best. An appetizer of apple juice and cloves was followed by an outstanding menu offering a wonderful blend of fragrant spices with true culinary expertise. I started with roast pigeon breast marinaded in beetroot juice and spices and monk fish tail in a wondrous green lake of gently flavoured sauce. A quick cleanser of orange sorbet with slivers of ginger introduced a dessert of pistachio kulfi. All courses were matched with a choice of 3 selected wines - all excellent. We should not be surprised. They know what they are about. Service exceptional without being pressured in a calm intimate ambience which permitted conversation without shouting!

By Barbara T.

Incredible food, fantastic service, we wish lived nearer so we could dine here on a regular basis, but as a special occasion destination (for us anyway) we could not fault the experience and the restaurant and team deserves all the accolades it gets!

By Jack H.

They say this is a neighbourhood restaurant, now I wish I lived next door! A small menu but each dish is slightly different from the standard curry house fare. The ambiance and service were excellent despite our late evening booking. Intense flavours abound, would gladly become a regular, only wish this was my neighbourhood. Almost forgot great value. Get on the tube if need be and say goodbye to West End prices. My son and a couple of friends were also full of compliments about the place.

By Gabriella P.

What a fantastic evening we had at Balti, the food was out of this world and the staff were attentive to our every need. I had read the reviews and has high expectations which were met. I would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant and we will be back there soon.

By Zacky J.

We had a joint Birthday Celebration - amazing - the food exquisite. Staff - friendly, professional, well-groomed. Beautiful / modern - relaxing restaurant and one feels as though one really has had a truly lovely evening.

By Sophie C.

We visited this restaurant in December and might I say what a wonderful experience. Not only was was the food out of this world the ambiance was amazing. The staff give you a warm and friendly welcome and the decor is tasteful and it is very clean. I would highly recommend you visit.

By Matty B.

Absolutely incredible food, service and atmosphere every time I have been. Beautiful fine dinning twist on Indian food with such amazing quality of food. Couldn't fault it. Best Indian I have ever had. Have been back again for meal and perfect again and now had takeaway where the food was still incredible and the service amazing too! Advise anyone to go!

By Emily R.

I went here with my partner for a valentines meal. The food really was amazing!! I was brought up in Bradford, so have tasted a wide selection of Indian food, but this is definitely one of the best I've ever had. The surroundings were really that of a top-end, fine-dining , and the service was fantastic! restaurant friendly and professional. Highly recommended!

By Shirls A.

My friend and I ate here a few weeks ago and was hugely impressed by the standard of cuisine and service. I live locally and have been meaning to eat here for a while. I'll definitely be heading back for more. Overall the food and atmosphere were superb, exactly how the other reviewers said.

By Youssef E.

We are now regular customers at this wonderful restaurant. This is not your average "curry house". The decor is subtle but stylish, the staff and owner are always friendly,helpful and attentive without being intrusive, and the food is simply delicious! The menu does not claim to be extensive, but concentrates on food of superior quality and with interesting variations rather than the usual dishes found in most Indian restaurants. The prices are not excessive, and in fact we consider the meals we have had to be of very good value considering the quality of the food served.

By Waqar H.

I visited the restaurant for the first time in December, I have since been back. The décor is very stylish & modern. Its has a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Staff are extremely friendly and cannot do enough to attend to your needs. The menu has a good selection of meals for both non-vegetarian & Vegetarian. Meals are served by the chef which is a nice touch, he explains what all the different sauces etc are. The food is out of the world, One of the nicest meals I have had at a restaurant and certainly the best Indian restaurant in Bricklane. Good selection of Wines. This restaurant cannot be faulted and I would recommend it 100%.

By Katey D.

First visit. Enjoyed excellent service, complimentary appetisers. Vegetarian offerings authentic, freshly cooked, no diced veg. Liked that you can order dish as main or side. More choices should be made available, including traditional favourites. Prices reasonable for quality of food and service.

By Harrison W.

Heard this was a good restaurant from friends and trip advisor and wasn't disappointed. Mixed platter superb and both of us had excellent lamb mains. I like my sub continent food spicy and hot, this was subtle with less heat but found the taste sublime. Great service and allowed to eat at leisure, lovely Irish coffee to finish. Will definitely return.

By Jess B.

Myself and my boyfriend went tonight for a meal, we were really impressed by the reviews left on here so we were looking forward to seeing what the hype was all about. As soon as we came in we were met by the manager who seated us in a very professional manner. After we ordered we were given complimentary popadoms, which were clearly homemade and very nice. Our starters; charcoal chicken and king prawns were presented very well and really tasty! After a short wait our main meals came. My lamb bhuna was the best I've ever tasted! And my boyfriend's meal was what you'd expect from fine dining. We had desserts too which were again to a very high standard. Overall it was a brilliant experience, the food was of a high standard and the customer service matched. We'll definitely be going back!

By Matthew S.

My wife and I went last weekend foe a meal. It's the first time we've been there in years.It was even better that we remembered,the food was first class,the staff were very friendly and could not do enough to help. Did notice that as soon as a table was empty it was reset straight away and the staff were laughing and joking with each other whilst doing this. The bill when it came was a shock I paid a lot less that we would of done in town overall a fantastic place to it can't fault it.

By Adeiba J.

We have just returned home from a belated birthday meal. I chose this restaurant based on reviews and was not disappointed. The staff were extremely friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. we had three courses and couldn't fair any. The chef even came out to greet my friend and we were treated to a complimentary birthday desert. thank you Balti.

By Josh R.

Everybody to their own opinion I suppose and it would be a poor place if we all thought the same - but for the life of me, I cannot begin to understand the negative reviews I have seen. This restaurant has real class without ever being less than friendly. The staff are superb, the food is of the highest quality, the decor is first class but most important of all, the atmosphere is excellent, really warm, friendly and makes for a really enjoyable night out. The staff seemed genuinely concerned - they take pride in their jobs. All in all, a great place to hang out.

By Ashleigh W.

Food, service, facilities and price are excellent. Met up with some friends and decided to go for a meal at the last minute. We couldn't have picked a better place. Service was excellent even though they were busy. The food was delicious and kept on coming. Staff were attentive but not intrusive. Very reasonably priced. Will definitely be back.

By Tom G.

I will start this review by admitting that I am a serial complainer and a moaner of the first class. I will also emphasise that I have no connection with the restaurant whatsoever. But, I have to give credit where it is due and ... one of the best evenings I've ever had in a restaurant. There were four of us (my Mother's birthday - 82) and we were treated with the utmost courtesy and politeness throughout. Never condescending, just genuinely friendly. The place is immaculate - spotless. The toilets were as if if I was the first person to visit them. Staff so friendly, nothing too much trouble. All in all highly recommended - and they did make a fuss of my Mother on her birthday!

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