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Adils - The Pioneers of Balti Cuisine

16 Reviews

About Adils - The Pioneers of Balti Cuisine

Hardly a new kid on the block, Adil’s - The Pioneers Of Balti Cuisine is back where it belongs on Stoney Lane, Balsall Heath, in the heart of Birmingham’s Balti Triangle. As the name suggests, this veteran is a prime contender for the title of first balti house in Birmingham, and having plied its delicious trade since 1977, it’s a claim with a lot of credibility. Specialising in the flavours of the Kashmir, Adil’s is renowned for its affordable and customisable set menus, an open BYO policy, and 24/7, 365 capability to satisfy your desires when it comes to fine northern Indian cuisine.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am


Adils - The Pioneers of Balti Cuisine
148-150 Stoney Lane, Sparkbrook
Birmingham B12 8AJ

Menu Highlights



Onion Bhaji


Shami Kebab


Chicken Wings



Balti Sabzi Khaas

Bhuna Style vegetarian delight with a selection of fresh vegetables and lentils.

Balti Lamb Desi

Traditional style Lamb on the bone, cooked in spicy sauce.

Balti Sheesh Dall

Minced lamb balls and lentils cooked in balti sauce.


Chicken Biryani


Lamb Tikka Biryani


King Prawn Biryani

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More about Adils - The Pioneers of Balti Cuisine, Birmingham

The first step in the creation of Adil’s exquisite curries and balti dishes is to make the masala, the spice mix. Adil’s - The Pioneers Of Balti Cuisine is an (if not the) expert in this founding step, using exotic spices and herbs typical of the mountainous northern Indian and Pakistani region of the Kashmir, balancing them perfectly before using them during cooking at precisely timed intervals. Whether it’s a milder korma, the traditional masala balti, or the vindaloo that comes with a strong warning for novices and a strong recommendation for chilli-loving hotheads, the chefs at this Stoney Lane veteran know how to fire things up. An original in the Balsall Heath quarter of Birmingham’s Balti Triangle, trust Adil’s to begin their balti with a balanced blend.

There’s a lot of playful (and admittedly somewhat bitter) contention among the many Indian restaurants in Birmingham’s Balti Triangle. This collection of streets in three districts – Sparkbrook, Sparkhill, and Balsall Heath – are home to restaurants that are regularly credited with introducing South Asian cuisine to Britain, and specifically the balti style of cooking. Adil’s has been around since 1977, and it’s likely that this Stoney Lane restaurant is where it all began. At Adil’s - The Pioneers Of Balti Cuisine you can customise a balti, choosing the meat, seafood or vegetables to begin with, the flavourful masala sauce of your choice, and additional ingredients. The menu comes with a handy spice guide so you’re not taken too much by surprise. Beyond this bespoke innovation, it’s worth checking out the chef’s specials, time-honoured Kashmiri recipes that Adil’s Tandoori and Balti House has honed to perfection.

16 Adils - The Pioneers of Balti Cuisine Reviews

16 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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Alan M.5 months ago · 1 review

Great evening from the moment we were warmly greeted to the moment we left a really top class experience. Food was brilliant service excellent can’t recommend highly enough.

Zoe P.8 months ago · 2 reviews

Excellent prompt and efficient service and fabulous food. Waiters extremely friendly and very courteous. If you go you have to have the table naan - it's huge!

Steve W.a year ago · 2 reviews

Great authentic cuisine wit really friendly and efficient service. Went there for a meal with the family for my brother's 50th and they really made us feel welcome. Would recommend.

Terry L.2 years ago · 1 review

I have eaten at this restaurant on three or four occasions in the last few years and considering I live nearly two hundred miles away I think that tells you what wonderful food and service we receive.

Jeff H.3 years ago · 1 review

Everything about our dinner at Adil's was fantastic. The waitstaff were very knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming, and this impressed us even before the food had arrived. The food itself was absolutely delicious; I'm not convinced that I've ever had a better Indian in my life. Would wholeheartedly recommend this delightful establishment.

Lucinda S.3 years ago · 7 reviews

As always very accommodating and excellent food. Quick service and very friendly. We were late coming out of cinema so called them to say 1/2 hour late and they were fine xxx

Danny W.a year ago · 13 reviews

Very impressive meal from this peace, which has a good claim to be Brum's original balti restaurant. Would particular recommend the black and tarka daals, and the exquisite, crisp roti breads. Skip the starter and fill up on the mains!

Paul B.5 months ago · 1 review

One of the originals and still one of the best currys in the Balti Belt. Tandoori fish , Tika fish, starters are fab and 5 great Baltis to follow . Ace !

versila c.3 years ago · 1 review

Took my dad and nephew for lunch and my god the food was Awesome!!! Beautiful décor and staff were very friendly. Loved it so much.

Michael T.2 years ago · 1 review

6 of us dined for mothers day. Very modern and beautiful restaurant. Food was perfect. Every course every dish cooked to perfection. Would highly recommend.