Heading southeast from Gloucester city centre on the old Bristol Road you pass the miracle of engineering and inland port colloquially known as The Docks and run through the suburb of Linden. Clustered around the intersection of Madleaze Road are a number of restaurants, among them Balti King, a confirmed monarch when it comes to Indian and South Asian cuisine. Stealing Birmingham’s thunder when it comes to the famous ‘bucket of curry’ – the balti – Balti King is a local specialist in the culinary form. Encompassing Bangladeshi and Indian food, with an emphasis on halal, you can get yourself one of two dozen balti dishes, with biryani a close contender for menu supremacy. Of course, Balti King’s kitchen is more than capable of turning out all manner of curries and tandoori delicacies – if you want to explore all you have to do is book.