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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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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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!

Thank HanyS89
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was treated very well over the phone, felt like I got special treatment due to service. Staff were polite & very caring. Food was very nice and spicy just hw i like it proper desi food not the type of resturant that give bland food. As a tip though for Briyani I suggest skipping out the peas, it's perfect without... More 

Thank Rafiana S
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The new restaurant is very attractive and the food, without doubt, the very best Indian we have ever eaten. We had an enormous mixed meat starter and then Lamb madras with a table nan. It could not have been better.

Thank jon b
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Birmingham for the Badminton All England campionships (Barclaycard Arena). Wanted to show my friend what a real balti tasted like (he's a southerner). Adil's did not disappoint! Aftab and his team were great. And the balti's (and sides) were all fantastic!! Fresh, simple flavours in a wonderful light sauce. And all for under 30 quid! I'm back next year... More 

Thank Gary W
tamworth, staffs
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149 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely choices on menu, warm welcome on arrival, attentive service, everyone's food was really tasty. Good value, bring your own alcohol, or pop next door if you forget.

Thank debbiedevil
London, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited last night, group of 8. Service: dire. We had to call over someone to ask if we could order drinks, he said ok, then went away and started clearing tables. We probably waited 30 minutes to order food! Once the order got to the kitchen the food appeared fairly quickly, 15 minutes or so? It was very quiet by... More 

Thank Sion49
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A pretty standard average balti at best ... Fish tikka starter - fish was pretty old and grey, just about warm, and generally tasted a bit odd. Salad side was small, old and browning. Main (veggie special) 'Balti Sabzi Khaas' was fine, nothing special, bit of a mush, too much oil. Naan breads were very good Rice was ok, small... More 

Thank OnTheBrum
Derby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

My friend and I have dinner here a couple of weeks ago and it was delicious. Great service, great food. BYO beer or wine. Off licence next door too.

Thank Bubblesanne2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$19
Indian, Asian, Balti, Pakistani, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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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