The Balaka Team
We are not only colleagues, we are family.
The Balaka has always been a family run restaurant and it is with these family values we work to create the delicious food we serve and the memorable experiences we deliver.
Managing Director - Mr. Michael Rouf
With a diploma in Hotel and Catering Management, 15 experience years in the catering business and including the success of the Dil'se Restaurant in Dundee, Michael brings all his passion to Balaka to make it the finest in St. Andrews.
Head Chef - Abdul Monem
Our head chef has been with us for 26 years and we credit him for our success. Truly a master in delivering the finest Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine in St. Andrews, if not Britain!
General Manager - Lawrence D’ Costa
Lawrence has been working in the Hotel and Restaurant Industry Internationally for the last 18 years. He has kindly dedicated 8 years to The Balaka St. Andrews.