I had my first Balti King meal this Saturday and must say it was the most sublime Indian, if not overall restaurant experience I have had in a very long time.
We had not booked and were rather worried by how busy the restaurant appeared when we entered, nonetheless we were warmly greeted by several sharply dressed waiters who, despite being clearly ran off their feet, took the time to usher us to a well set and comfortable table within seconds of entering.
Our drinks order was taken promptly, menus were distributed and a plate of popadaums and delicious sauces were laid on the table for us to snack on. The extensive menu, catering to literally any taste, took us a few moments to ponder over before we decided upon a madras for myself and a milder balti for my wife.
No doubt the restaurant was very busy, and it is by no means a large building, however both downstairs and upstairs are so eloquently decorated, the ambiance so relaxing and the staff so friendly and inviting we felt as though the whole night was catered around us.
The food was served in very reasonable time and I could, if I wanted, think of endless positive superlatives with which to describe it. The curry was a perfect balance of spice and flavor, taste and texture. It was clear that everything had been made fresh to order, the nan bread in particular I have no doubt had come straight out of the oven and onto the plate.
All in all Balti King ticked all the boxes for a brilliant night out, comprising first rate food, service, atmosphere and value. We will certainly be back again and I urge anyone else out there to give it a try!