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16 May 2009

Eat at the Standard Balti House

There are plenty of restaurants on Brick Lane, and with the exception of somewhere like Tayyabs in Whitechapel, most of them are much the same. That said, everyone has one they always go to and your author's is the Standard Balti House, which this year celebrates its twentieth year at number 71 Brick Lane.

Like most restaurants on the strip, 10% discount and free poppadoms seems to come as standard, as long as you mention it on your way in, and you can sometimes convince them into more. Plus as an added extra you get a free pen. How can you argue with that?

The food is Standard patchy Brick Lane fare, but if you want to its BYO (they also have a well stocked bar), the staff are friendly and the bill is small. For more information visit the inevitably odd musical website at http://www.standardbaltihouse.co.uk/.

^Picture from Tired of London's Flickr account^


  1. My free pen has lasted over a year

  2. Went there recently, not a bad place, got the free 10% off and papadoms too. Curries were ok, but nothing special... some of the creamy ones were a bit too sweet and rich for my taste!