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The Balti

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly
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256 Dale Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NT, England
+44 1629 55069
Sun - Mon 18:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came away with my boyfriend for the night and called in on the off chance there was a table and there was. The smell of the beautiful lily's they had by the bar greeting us as we walked in. The good was great. The atmosphere was lovely and the staff service was impeccable. Definatly will be eating here again next... More 

3 Thank Josephina29
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The takeaway we just had was very strange! It was bland, cut into tiny pieces with all sorts of ingredients mixed/mushed in! Even a chicken tikka masala didn't look/taste as it should. Not cheap either... Very disappointed to say the least!

1 Thank Ashleigh-j86-
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a friends birthday meal and the staff were fantastic with such a large group of us! Food was delicious. The power went out just as we started our starters and remained off throughout the meal but they served us all the food we ordered, cooked perfectly! Eating by candle light just added to the mood and the staff... More 

2 Thank Derbyshire_Foodie92
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Balti's closely in competition with Maazi, however they both have very different styles, Maazi goes for the traditional Indian with hot food and Indian styled restaurant. The Balti is less so with the waiters dressed in shirts and waist coats and the food being less spicy, the food at the Balti tastes very nice but I would choose Maazi... More 

1 Thank Alex M
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Service was exceptional, the food also. I only ever go to one curry house at home in Sheffield now 'cause the others don't match up to it - if this was in Sheffield I'd regularly come here though. Really, really flavoursome food; I've been to 50+ different curry houses searching out the best quality, and this is up there with... More 

1 Thank MarcusAsterix
Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great Indian place with very flavoursome food. Staff is really friendly and happy to go the extra mile. Book a table if you want a seat on the weekend!

1 Thank chrisnani
Matlock, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

after listening to friends raving on about this place thought i would give it a go, two visits or rather takeaways, first was chicken rogan josh that tasted more like chicken tikka but very bland watery sauce, the other was tonight and i had chicken madras, again very bland and very watery, tiny peices of chicken that tasted of nothing,... More 

1 Thank caterpiller938
Coventry, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

we turned up without booking and were given a table, despite the restaurant being busy. Great food and good atmosphere. Very helpful, friendly staff. Would definitely recommend.

2 Thank kim s
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Great, friendly staff along with a great mix of foods - as a non curry eater even I was beautifully catered for (and as much care over the English food / service as the currys). The curry was tasty and tender too. Best chicken nuggets ever!

2 Thank thetwoalis
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Lovely place, white linen, smart crockery and cutlery. Helpful staff. Food is amazing. Very tasty. And there are 11 veggie options :)) Took me ages to order as spoilt for choice.!! There were four of us dining and the lamb and chicken dishes were also superb. Been a number of times over the years and always great here. This meal... More 

2 Thank DandE2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 256 Dale Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock  >  Matlock Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 55069

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?