Review on Adil Balti
The mother of all Brummie balti houses opened its doors in 1977 and virtually invented the genre. These days - of course - it has plenty of local competition, with more than 50 specialist cafés and restaurants doing business in the fabled 'Balti Triangle' that embraces Ladypool Road, Stoney Lane and Moseley Road.
Adil still holds its own and has acquired celebrity status over the years: whenever England play India at Edgbaston, the cricket teams often converge on the place for a session after close of play. Don't expect anything flash here: menus are tucked under glass tabletops, there's no cutlery and flock wallpaper is the high point of the décor.
Meals begin with a dish of minty yoghurt laced with chilli and topped with sliced onions. Ingredients are fresh, spicing is vivid and you can choose just about any permutation that you fancy. Dishes are cooked and brought to the table in huge blackened metal pans and the regular accompaniment is bread - steaming hot roti or gargantuan naans the size of dinner plates.
Adil is unlicensed, but you are welcome to bring your own drink: there's an off-licence next door. Alternatively, stick to lassi or tap water.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Dinner: 5.00 - 11.00pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express