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) #51 of 107 Restaurants in St Andrews $$ - $$$ Indian, Asian,
3 Alexandra Place | Market Street, St Andrews KY16 9XD, Scotland
+44 1334 474825
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
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“curry” (36 reviews)
“chicken” (10 reviews)
“garlic naan” (3 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3 Alexandra Place | Market Street, St Andrews KY16 9XD, Scotland
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Visited on Saturday evening with family and friends. Service was exceptionally slow so must have been issues in the kitchen. Many other diners gave up and left after waiting more than an hour for starters. Food was average at best. Felt sympathy for the front...More

3  Thank nikkiScotland
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Balaka certainly serves up a tasty curry! Had 2 meals from the special curry menu, accompanied by a very light peshweri naan bread and rice, the curries were very tasty, spicy, flavoursome and not too hot. The prices are very reasonable, we had an...More

Thank bettyfithey
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We booked after following the smell while walking around the town. Almost empty when we arrived. But reasonable service (served others who arrived after us with drinks before ours were brought to us. After this acceptable.

Thank Martyn C
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Visited early on a friday evening and booked a table for four. There was nothing specifically reserved, but we had a choice of tables, so no issue. The restaurant then proceeded to get very busy as several people arrived at the same time but hadn't...More

Thank AndyandJean45
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Sadly this restaurant has changed hands and the service and food along with the wine list have suffered. Got three pieces of lamb in our curry and service was unprofessional and slow. Toilet was dirty wonder how clean the kitchen is??

Thank ResidenceManager13
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Thanks to all at The Balaka we had a great freshly produced meal full of flavour and served to perfection thoroughly enjoyed our evening Thanks Again!

Thank Bunree
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

What a shame that this did not live up to expectations or that of the sign outside. The inside was cold which to our cost was instrumental to a cold bottle of Red Wine. We question the authenticity of the restaurant as the naan bread...More

Thank 19ianp62
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Visited for a cousin catch up on 9th December and had a lovely meal. The staff were all very friendly and attentive. Restaurant wasn't overly busy but l expect it was the time of year Xmas parties etc. We had four different curries and they...More

Thank Jackie D
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Bought an itis on deal for this restaurant ,so glad we did decor lovely staff very polite and food to die for.we ordered mixed starters 1rice a 2 wines and 1 coke extra 29pound but had our two curries one Parthia and one Kadia ,one...More

Thank pammij
Reviewed 4 November 2016

very friendly and helpful staff and the food is absolutely amazing,never tasted indian food like it!! would definitely recommend.

Thank Danielle R
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Questions & Answers
24 August 2016|
Response from michael r | Property representative |
Hi Unfortunately we don't. We are In a basement so you go down 3 small stairs to get to the front door. My father in laws brother uses a wheelchair and we manage by wheeling him down. Our staff are happy to help. Regards... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$33
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Delivery, Reservations, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Alexandra Place | Market Street, St Andrews KY16 9XD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  St Andrews
  • Phone Number: +44 1334 474825
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