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148-150 Stoney Lane, Birmingham B12 8AJ, England
+44 121 449 0335
16:30 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 23:30
Fri 16:30 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a treat for me to come back here after 25+ years (I moved out of the area), glad to say the food was still great, quite a relief since I'd dragged some colleagues along on my trip down memory lane. Chicken balti was really tasty, as I remembered it, and of course we went for the family naan... More 

Thank Edward F
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Adil's last night with two friends, so we were a foursome. We all love it here, and our two friends are from out of birmingham - they have been to Adils before and love it too. All our chosen dishes were really tasty - we started with the mixed vegetarian starter (which is really quite filling) and I... More 

Thank platpeeps
Tean, United Kingdom
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287 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

When we first visited Adil's way back in 1978 there were no table cloths, knives and forks, rice, limited starters and the choice of balti was meat or chicken with naan. And it cost about £2.50. Although the cost has gone up a little the 40 of us all agreed service and food was excellent. You now have a choice... More 

Thank bcfc1950
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We used to visit Adil's back in the 90's and I have very fond memories of this place. Decor has changed and it now has a more modern feel, but make no mistake, the Balti's are still superb! Kids can also choose a half portion curry for half the price. The table naan is legendary! Can't wait for my next... More 

Thank Stuart H
Roborough, Devon
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

11 of us visited tonight for my birthday. I'd always wanted to visit the Balti triangle and we garnered local knowledge and visited Adil's. The food was lovely, especially the Green Chilli Bhaji!!!! Great service, friendly waiters, cheap food and a nice, modern, clean restaurant. Would definitely recommend!

Thank CookiesLeftFoot
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Found this place on the internet over a year ago but this was the first chance to actually visit. The wait was worth it! Adil's is a very modern looking restaurant, nice and clean and popular! My wife and I turned up without a reservation and just beat the rush to find a table. We were quickly served drinks and... More 

Thank DaytripperUk
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Came here with some friends and was advised to select one of the authentic balti curries...as i am someone who always gets a chicken tikka bhuna this was way out of my comfort zone but i wasn't disappointed. The staff were friendly and attentive and the price was very cheap compared to the quality of ingredients. Going back to birmingham... More 

Thank meggymoo28
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Used to go to Adil's in the 80's when I lived in Brum, been back since the odd time but not for a while. It's now "posher" but food is still good, had mixed veg shared platter starter and balti garlic chilli chicken with nan. Struggling to get a balti like this on home territory so thoroughly enjoyed. Not clear... More 

Thank Gmglcfc
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Having eaten at adils for a number of years from the old restaurant to the temporary one on ladypool Rd to the new premises back on stony lane the food is consistly Good after all these years same face to greet you says alot food garlic chilli chicken full of flavour panner tikka Balti wife's a veggie very good glad... More 

Thank kevinbavfc7
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8 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Decided to visit this restaurant due to good reviews online. Food was excellent offering great quality and value for money. Staff were are also very friendly and attentive - definitely one to visit!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
Indian, Asian, Balti, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148-150 Stoney Lane, Birmingham B12 8AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 449 0335
Established in 1977 it was at these very premises that the Balti method of cooking was introduced to Britain. We take great pride in this fact and our aim is to always serve the highest quality Authentic Balti Cuisine. The Authentic Balti served here at Adil have been created with an exotic collection of herbs and spices distinctively blended in the traditional ways of Northern Kashmir. Our menu has also been modified to suit the different tastes of our ever increasing clientele, from Kurma for those who prefer a mild dish to the Masala for the more experienced Balti eaters. For the daring diner, there is the Vindaloo and vegetarians will also find plenty to tempt them. Adil continues to maintain its unique, original style of cooking with a reliability that encourages our clients to return regulary. After all, Original is the best. Adil was the first restaurant to bring Balti cuisine to Britain and no-one could have missed the subsequent popularity of this exciting style of cooking. Now 37 years later, we are still going strong and the management and staff of Adil would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their loyal support as we look forward to the future.

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