Visited here now several times now and think the staff are always very attentive, and the food in my opinion is the best in brum. A very nice atmosphere all round either for a group party or a romantic meal for two. Well done guys!!!
John & Kate
Regular patron and always have an excellent meal - yesterday my chicken & mushroom balti with a piping hot naan was really good. Would always recommend.
Brilliant we go week in week out once you go to this place you cant turn your back
Stonkingly good Balti with stupendous Nan bread capable of putting out a large fire! The staff are unfailingly friendly and the food is, like they say, cooked to order and well worth the short wait. I can't imagine that you'll find better Indian cuisine in the area.
Frank & Ann Kings Norton
Seriously classy but not stuffy restaurant, with gorgeous food, fantastically attentive but subtle service and a great selection on the menu. It worked equally well for the romantic meal for two when I was first taken here, and for the group meal for twelve when we were seated at a large table - the exemplary service came into its own on this second visit with all food served at the same time and piping hot - beautifully prepared. Will be returning frequently!
Have been going to this restaurant for about 7 years which I have been visiting with the family and don't think I've ever had a bad meal. The atmosphere is wonderfully relaxed with there recent refurbishment giving it that sensual contemporary touch, and the staff are so laid back and friendly that you just don't want to leave. The food - well, I just can't fault it.
The family at the Royal Watan look after you sooo much when you visit them, Mr Ditta and his sons always take out time for every customer to have a nice chat an they always call you by your name which makes that customer relationship more stronger and wants you to keep coming back.
The starters are just to die for as well the main course had my favorite lamb tikka which is juicy and succulent very tasty. For my main course I always go for Special Biryani which is so beautifully decorated and very tasty. The presentation of the food is 10/10
However, you could order any variation of anything on the menu and the chef will always be pleased to do it for you. The servings are very generous and the dishes are always freshly prepared and varied. All in all, a very pleasurable experience. I would suggest that rather than going any where else go to the Royal Watan, it's worth every penny a remarkable and memorable visit every time.
I have decided to add one to try and repay years of tasty and reliable cooking. We often go there and also often get takeaways from them. The restaurant is a very up market an stylish from inside and when looking at the menu you feel a like a child in a sweet shop an your spoilt for choice. The food is always very good and they will usually cook variations if you ask.
I would especially recommend their vegetarian special, which we had last time and it was better than any I've had elsewhere. NOT swimming in oil or bits of burnt garlic like many places but savory and spicy with a nice, thick texture.
The naans are always done how I like them to, lightly browned without being burnt with excellent delicious fillings of peshwari and honey spread on the top. The clientele are always very cheery people who don’t be shouting and arguing like other places, the staff are very helpful an are not in your face like some place an the boss is very friendly, got only 1 thing to say
”Royal Watan- I salute you!”
I've been to this restaurant several times since 1999 and it's changed quite a lot in terms of appearance.
It's now quite a looker with contemporary interior decor and snazzy red leather couches in the reception ( a far cry from other spit n sawdust balti houses ).
The best way to describe the food at this restaurant is that it is same to traditional Kashmiri home cooking. The service is excellent and the staff are very welcoming. It is definitely value for money, including the drinks. A good range of dishes are available and they are of good portions too a must try is the Balti Boti Kebab makes your mouth water by ordering it imagine when eating it any way absloutley brilliant.
We have introduced family and friends to this fine cuisine. Living within a 2 mile radius we have a takeaway every week. (naughty but nice)
All in all you must try this place you need to book because they are always packed turning tables round. Very good value for money
Having tried numerous Balti Restaurants in both London and Birmingham during the 8 years I've been in the UK, I dare say that Royal Watan ranks amongst the best in the country. In fact the quality of its dishes even surpasses that of many restaurants in Kashmiar! It is authentically Kashmiri/Pakistani and I highly recommend the Balti Boti Kebab, (even better than the famous Balti chicken tikka masala), The Royal Watan Special Naan(soft with an excellent taste with all the topping you could think of unlike most restaurants who do injustice to this Naan) . Simply put, the cuisine here is exceptional, and this is really something considering my fussy palate.
The restaurant also has appeared on Doctors the bbc sitcom which makes it very popular with my British friends.
Prices are average than other Balti restaurants, but the quality of the food more than makes up for it. It is also good value for money if you go with a group, which comes in generous quantities.
Just can't wait to our chrismas party of 40 watch out royal watan were hungry an coming for you!!
Always an impressive curry and tremendous service - I've been coming to this restaurant for 10 years and whilst the decor has changed considerably in the time, the food remains as admirable as the first night I went.
The owner still checks on every table to ensure satisfaction whilst his son oversees the restaurant with admirable efficiency.
It's unlicensed, but that's not really an issue as the nearby pub sells take-outs should you forget to bring your own.
I can't really recommend a specific dish - they are all good, the excellent naans are freshly made and the portions are large.
It is one of the oldest restaurants on the Pershore road and is absolutely the best out of all them I have tried all most all the restaurants on Pershore Road with them bragging about there experience but I can personally assure the Watan is the originated experience of Balti’s. marvelous work boys keep up the good work an see you soon.