Time Out says
Longstanding balti house that lets you create your own custom dish – from sauce through to spice level
Adil's has been selling balti by the bucketload ever since the dish arrived in the city in the mid-70s, and the combination of rock-bottom prices and top-notch fare has earned the restaurant a just reputation as one of the best balti houses in Birmingham. After a temporary relocation, it is is now back in its original Stoney Road site – albeit having undergone a slight facelift.
The menu might be concise compared with some, but Adil’s offers the option of creating your own balti from a list of main ingredients, sauces and spice levels, plus as many extra veggies or protein types as you see fit. The possibilities are quite probably infinite, although the sensible should aim to spend around £10 on a good ’un.
Over the decades, the restaurant has honed the distinctive herbal taste of its ‘original balti flavour’ to a tee, its taste underpinning the various chef’s specials, from the rich ’n’ mild to the flaming ’n’ fiery. Accompany your order with a £5 jug of lassi and the supersized ‘table naan’, which brings enough bread to the table to feed a family.
148-150 Stoney Lane
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 5pm-midnight; Sat-Sun noon-midnight|