The Balaka Restaurant

Our Philosophy

The Balaka St Andrews was established by Abdur Rouf in 1982 and is now run by his son Michael.

Balaka means swan in Bengali

It supports over 20 members of staff (full time and part time), most of whom have been with the restaurant since it started. The kitchen team are dedicated to providing truly authentic Bangladeshi/Indian cuisine in a consistently excellent manner.

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balaka restaurant garden

Our Garden

We have a beautiful garden out to the rear of the restaurant which we are able set up for functions and events.

The garden we use not only for functions and events though, but is also an area in which we grow our own herbs freshly through the spring and summer.

This gives our dishes that fresher flavour.