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Indian, Balti, Fast food, Eastern European
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Reviewed 22 October 2020 via mobile

We had a set meal as a treat with an extra prawn puri. This was the worst puri I've ever had, such a lack of flavour and the prawns were over cooked. The pakora were quite good so made up for it a little. We...were looking forward to the curry's but on opening the tubs we were greeted with a pool of oil, we skimmed the oil off both curries which a 3rd filled an empty tub but even so the remaining curry on rice (good rice) was extremely greasy and both tasted very alike (1 chasni & 1 jaipur) but nothing like they should or had previously. Bombay potatoes were not great but better than the curries. Most was left as they were so oily as to make them inedible. So sad a previously good curry house produced this rubbish.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 6 October 2020

I usually go to the Balti once a week, I've been marking each of their curries off the menu as I try them and I have not tried a bad one yet! My favourite is hands down the Green Herb Special, just delicious! Runners up...are definitely the Ceylon, Chettinad and Darjeeling. If you don't like your curries ridiculously spicy then you can ask for a mild, medium or hot version of whatever curry. They do other things like pizza and donner which I have occasionally and they're good, but the curries are what you want to try! Dont forget the mixed pickle for your poppadoms or naan, that's another favourite of mine. The staff are all so friendly and welcoming and very accomodating, can't fault them at all. As for value, the portion size is great, you get plenty for your money. I genuinely can't recommend this place any higher, I have tried other Indian takeaways and restaurants as far afield as Inverness but they just do not compare to here. My one and only gripe... the Facebook page does not have high resolution photos of your menu so when I lose my paper copy of your menu I can't see what I want to order :P see you later this evening!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 25 August 2020 via mobile

I have eaten from various food outlets as I travel all over the uk. This isn’t just the worst takeaway in Alness this wins an award for the worst, Donner and Pizza in the uk. Myself I bought a Donner Kebab. With salad and sauce....After opening it, it actually looked terrible. Once tasting it, it promptly went in the bin. Kebab meat was like strips of rubber, the salad Consisted of Cabbage, the sauce was tasteless and as we know it’s suppose to be spicy. I think I can compare it with like watered down, 50/1 with water. My work mate bought Pizza. He eats two slices as it tasted funny, me being starving after a 15 hour shift and though I would try it, two bites and boom it’s out the window. I left one star because actually the staff were nice and helpful.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 9 January 2020

So far removed from authentic indian kitchen cooking. The food is some of the worst I have seen in about 10 years. The curries lack fresh ingredients, the chicken is dry, the sauce is either canned or made by possibly the worst indian chef in...the UK. It is bland, overly sweet in some and like a plate of vomit. Take the dishes make to India and they wouldn't be recognised let alone eaten. Very poor example of a complacent takeaway with very low standards of quality. Will certainly never be returning.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Always get a warm welcome at this takeaway. Fast service and food delicious. Such an improvement since business moved to larger premises

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This used to be a great wee take-away when it first opened but the quality fell away and the meals are not consistent with a specific meal never tasting the same twice.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 10 September 2018

have had the munchy box from here and wow it`s just braw, food lovely portion size huge, small munchy box can easily feed 3 adults, £8.50 can`t be beaten :) donnor meat is delish not greasy. all i can say is try for yourself ;)...staff are so friendly. place is immaculate, also do a delivery service too.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I tend to use this takeaway once every week. I usually order the same every Saturday evening. The staff all recognise my face and I never have to give the name my order was placed under.😂

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Just home after getting my tea at the balti cottage and the food was lovely. Must give a big ty to the service as when left the hand in my bad went and so did the to donner burger suppers with it. I went back...in to ask for a brush to clean it up , they-wouldn’t hear of it and did it for me. Then proceeded to make us two new meals even though was my fault. Amazing service and ty once again 😊. Will be back for sure 👍More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed 12 February 2018

I have visited the Balti Cottage frequently over the past few years and I have never been disappointing. The food is always very tasty, perfectly cooked and the service is fantastic. The staff are always very friendly and attentive and you can see that this...is a well run family business. I will continue to order take away from here as long as it is open.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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