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“Old school curry house , traditional not fancy ... Fantastic”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Balti House

Balti House
Ranked #323 of 736 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
New Milton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Old school curry house , traditional not fancy ... Fantastic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

This place is so different , no fancy seating , bring our own wine if you wish , good beer on draft
Best of all probably the starters , but side dishes & mains are very good
Waiter gave us a free baileys liquor after the meal ( so we of course gave him a good tip)
Great place for good authentic curry with friends
In all 9/10

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Mike G
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English first
Bournemouth, England
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4 reviews
“Poor customer service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

We have visited this Indian restaurant many times and until tonight could not complain. We ordered from a new menu and cannot complain about the balti.However the special Pathia dish was not to our liking and when we called the waiter over he initially took it away and apologised and then brought it back and said we had eaten nearly all the meat. Hardly it was disgusting. anyway,very disappointed and will not be going back. Forest Spice here we come

  • Visited October 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Loved It!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

We went here for a curry, the evening before a family funeral - not really hungry, but needing to eat something. The manager at Cool Beans further along Christchurch Road had recommended it to us & it was a good call. Little bit difficult to locate from the directions we received & at night it is an unassuming frontage that looks as if it may have been a bakery or a teashop at some point in its life. Inside, it is warm and inviting, quite small,so imagine it would be favoured by couples for a discreet/romantic meal rather than a lads night out for curry (suited us and our mood perfectly). A couple of minor comments about the Chicken Korma lacking in sufficient spice, but the rest of us regular curry eaters really enjoyed it. I had Chicken Tikka which was SO juicy & succulent that I am wondering if they have a proper Tandoor oven & the Peshwari Naan accompanying was perfection. Will definitely be back when we are in the area.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank FlorenceScholar
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Bournemouth
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“Always good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

I have always gone to the Balti House in a group and have found the overall experience OK. Its a better than average restaurant, but suffers from inattentive staff on occasions. Having said that, I have also experienced overly hovering servers too.

Good food, great value. Not where I would have taken a first date.

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank DanGold
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“try the chef specials”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

Wonderful, never had a bad meal. The chef's suggestions are fantastic. Describe what you like and they will advise. BYO is a bonus and makes the evening very reasonable. The additional dishes are tasty and plentiful. Never had the lunch but can't believe the prices advertised. Good atmosphere. Make an effort to go, you will be pleased you did.

  • Visited August 2013
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