I live very close to Brick Lane, so i have had the good fortune to be able to try most of the curry houses in the neighborhood. A friend recommended Standard Balti House, and after having dinner there with some friends, I have not gone to any other restaurant when I get the craving for a good curry. There is no need to keep searching when you have found what you're looking for.Standard Balti House is that good, and just as importantly, it's CONSISTENTLY good.
I am in a wheelchair, so accessibility is important to me. There is a slight lip at the door, but the staff is friendly and always willing and available to assist. The loo is not accessible, unfortunately, but more importantly to me, the interior of the restaurant is spacious (especially compared to the typical curry house) and with so much room I don't have to worry about finding a space at a table, or having my meal interrupted by people repeatedly bumping into my wheelchair.The atmosphere is pleasing, and the service is always good.
The food is what brings me back though, and SBH has never failed to live up to my expectations. We have taken friends to the SBH when company came to town, and every single time we've done so our guests have raved about the food.My personal favorites are the chicken vindaloo, the takha daal, and the paratha naan.I don't recommend the phal, but everything else on the menu is delicious.If you're looking for a good curry in a restaurant that doesn't pack the customers in so close that everyone is bumping into one another, then the Standard Balti House is the best place on all of Brick Lane