Ali’s Balti Restaurant
9 Pytchley Court
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Arriving at 5.40pm we were shown to our reserved table by the friendly waitress. There were only three others in the restaurant but within half an hour this quickly became a total of 16 plus others collecting takeaways.
The phones were ringing off the hook with orders but we were quickly served our drinks of 2 large bottles of Cobra and a pint of Irn-bru. We have six poppadoms to start and our main meals were ordered.
The poppadoms were warm and crispy and all five dips were equally as tasty. None of us are particularly keen on the lime pickle but the onion salad, tamarind sauce, mango chutney and mint sauce all took a hammering!
I opted for chicken tikka shashlick, large chunks of chicken tikka served on a sizzling platter with onions, green peppers and tomatoes. This was served with a cold crisp side salad and I added a side dish of saag paneer (spinach, onion, garlic and cheese) too. It was very obvious everything had been freshly cooked and served with the sizzler still spitting after 5 minutes keeping the chicken warm while I worked my way through all the pieces, there was 8 in total, all very tasty and very enjoyable.
The others both chose chicken chilli fry and a side dish of egg fried rice finished with a plain naan to share for good measure. The chicken chilli fry is a medium spiced dish, stir fried with chillis, green peppers, fried onions and coriander and both agreed it was bursting with flavour. Another round of drinks and we have three clean plates with just half a naan left that no one could manage!
The bill for three including all the drinks was £71.25 (£23.75 a head). With the bill we received a small complimentary chocolate and a warm hand towel to freshen up.
We will definitely be visiting again!
Date of visit: Friday February 8th 2019 - 5.30pm