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Akbar Balti

Stapleford · Indian · ££££
7 Reviews

About Akbar Balti

Probably the greatest balti house in Stapleford, if not Nottingham in its entirety, Akbar Balti raises the hue and cry against substandard Indian restaurants, making its Derby Road premises a rallying point for spice fanatics the region over. Diners come from far and wide to train their tastebuds in the ways of fine South Asian cuisine, with a good pinch of Middle Eastern flavour thrown in the mix for an explosive culinary experience. Upon arrival, you’re strongly advised to try the chef’s specialties. The Akbar chicken is a perfect example of how the restaurant showcases the brotherhood between South and Central Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines, serving chicken marinated in a special herb masala with Persian-style vegetables and a methi sauce. For those who like a bit of pyrotechnics on their plate, we recommend the auspiciously named Hot Meat. Bookings are essential, but nail down a table here and you’re well on your way to foodie heaven.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Akbar Balti
139A Derby Road, Stapleford
Nottingham NG9 7AS

Menu Highlights



Chicken Tikka Paneer


Meat Samosa


Puri King Prawns



Mushroom Kalia

A fairly hot dish cooked with onions, green pepper, tomatoes, potatoes, ginger, garlic and red chillies.

Lamb Jalfrazi

Cooked with fresh coriander, tomatoes, onions & beaten egg.

King Prawn Balti

Cooked with a blend of spices, capsicum, onions, tomatoes & cumin seeds.


Chicken Tikka Kashmiri

Cooked with yoghurt, pineapple, a hint of mint & fresh cream.

Keema Aloo Paneer

Minced lamb cooked with mixed herbs & traditional spices.

Akbar Chicken

Pieces of chicken marinated in special sauce spices & herbs. Served with Persian style vegetables, rice & methi sauce
Don't miss out on a table!

7 Akbar Balti Reviews

7 Reviews
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Great value
Steven S.3 months ago · 2 reviews

Very friendly and helpful staff who took time to make recommendations about things like how hot the various curries are. It was touches like that which made the evening.

Julie H.4 months ago · 1 review

As always the food and service is fantastic. The staff are always extremely polite and friendly. This is not just on the one occasion - I have eaten here many times and it's always the same. That's why we visit on a regular basis.

James B.6 months ago · 3 reviews

Food was amazing service was great and it was perfect value for money . We will certainly be going to Akbar again in the near future.

DEREK W.9 months ago · 1 review

Our group of six had different starters and main courses and all were very happy with the quality and quantity. The service was efficient and friendly.

Donna F.2 years ago · 1 review

We have visited the Akbar on a number of occasions over a several years and we really like it. The food has always been delicious and the staff are lovely, very friendly and attentive. I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending it.

Elaine M.5 months ago · 1 review

Friendly helpful staff. Good choice of dishes and our waiter was very helpful in recommending what dishes we might like depending on individual tastes.Lovely meal punctually prepared. Staff attentive to our needs.