REGULARLY lauded as one of Sheffield’s top Indian takeaway restaurants, Butlers Balti House has moved from its old home on Brook Hill to plush new premises further down the road on Broad Lane.
The restaurant is now much bigger, accommodating more tables in a smart, mirrored dining area.
Having been fans of Butlers at its previous location, we decided to test some of its best dishes to see if the quality has been sustained.
The menu is still very wide-ranging, covering a huge selection of dishes, including plenty of vegetarian meals.
Despite our reasonably-sized order, delivery time was kept to just half an hour, and everything arrived well-packed and still hot from the oven.
Our chef’s platter starter featured tandoori lamb chops and chicken wings, marinated in spices and homemade yoghurt – they were very tasty and the sauce was delicious, but would have benefited from a little more meat.
Much better was the mixed starter, including plentiful kebabs, chicken tikka and onion bhaji.
Our first main was a milder dish, buttered chicken, apparently one of Butlers’ best sellers.
Large chunks of chicken were served in a thick sauce made with fresh cream and Indian butter, called ghee.
Very rich, but the sauce was perfect for mopping up with the pleasingly large garlic naan.
The second dish, balti lamb with panir, complemented the chicken with its drier taste, and was full of tender chunks of meat and big pieces of Indian cheese.
All in all, a very impressive meal – business as usual at Butlers, then.
Venue: Butlers Balti House, 44-46 Broad Lane, Sheffield, S1 4BT
Opening times: Monday to Thursday 5.30pm to 12.30am, Friday 5.30pm to 1.30am, Saturday 5.30pm to 2am, Sunday 5.30pm to midnight
Parking: On street, with a pay and display across the road which is free in the evening
Waiting time: Around half an hour
What we had: Chef’s platter (£3.75), mixed starter (£3.75), buttered chicken (£6.95), balti lamb with panir (£6.95), egg fried rice (£2.40), garlic naan (£2.30)
How did it taste: Delicious
Verdict: As good as ever despite the move.