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The "Wiki police" Aka "Wiki nazi's" deleted my page on Mister Dave's which was an incredibly popular curry house in the west midlands and the first ever restuarant outside of sparkhill to do Balti's

This may be the last entry I will be including in anything to do with Wikipedia, (unless I keep returning to haunt wiki with Mister Dave's articles) as it is a crock of tripe !! the admins are not interested in anything beyond their own sphere of knowledge, and as such troll around making up reasons to delete people's articles,and then once the conditions have been met, moving the goal posts and making up new reasons to delete someones article.

Seig heil the Wikinazi's !!

Well, cant wait to see why this must immediately be deleted, ... not noteworthy, advertising ? perhaps too much of my opinion, or not enough sitations of the admins peing utter plums ? perhaps they dont like the way I spelt Wikinazi, or just dont consider that they could ever be wrong at anything... lets face it, they are the deciders of what is worthy of being accessible as information by the populous of the entire human race... how could they be wrong, or their opinion be less important or on a par with everyone elses!

Bunch of tosspots !!! please feel free to delete my account if you find this offensive ! as it will save me the job of doing it myself in disgust.

Good ridance and good day to you !

Mister Dave's was the best known Balti House in the Black Country for many years and a pioneer in the growth of the Baltis/Curries popularity and is still fondly remembered to this day by the many people who frequented it.


Founded by Dave Homer in 1984, "Mister Dave's" was the first Balti House/Restaurant established outside of the Balti Triangle. It was a small Restaurant (that accomodated approximately 100 people) on Lye High Street, in the Black Country.[1]

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Mister Dave and Staff from 1987, from an article in the 2006 Birmingham Mail.

Rumor has it that Dave liked curry, and used to eat in a Balti house in Birmingham. He liked it so much he managed to get them to teach him how to cook balti by working there free of charge for a few weeks. He then opened Mister Dave's in Lye High Street and went along after work to cook. After 2 weeks he packed in his job and worked on the food.

At that time the Balti House was still an incredibly new concept, the general opinion of curry was still your english equivalent "beef mince and raisins smothered in curry powder and water, then simmered" as seen in all the worst school dinners from the late 70's early 80's. So when the people got a taste of the more traditional and authentic Indian Baltis/Curries their popularity rocketed, and thus the die was cast that would propell this foodstuff on its way to being the most popular fast food in the UK.

The Balti House[edit]

Serving people on a first come, first seated basis. Mister Dave's Balti House rapidly became extremely popular. There would often be queues outside the door and stretching up the street, especially in its busiest periods. The decor inside was simple and functional, (much like a French bistro) with green fold away tables and chairs rather like garden furniture, simple paper tablecloths, and paintings for sale on display on the walls. It was not uncommon to share a table with people you did not know if there was enough seating to squeeze you in and could make for quite a different dining experience, but never a bad one.

The food was always excellent quality, with many different Balti's being available. As a palette warmer, the now well known "onion salad" typical in all Curry and Balti houses these days, was served slightly differently in the form of a bowl of yoghurt mint sauce with large peices of onion in it with which to scoop up the sauce. The Main dishes were always served in a cast iron Balti dish.

Lye's Balti Mile[edit]

Over the following decade the Balti's popularity grew and many other Balti Houses opened up on Lye High Street, happy to take in the overflow of people who did not want to queue 30 minutes or often longer for the increasingly popular Mister Dave's. Thus signalled the dawn of the Black Country's 'Balti Mile' which is still evident to this day, with approximately 20 Balti houses within Lye's High Street area alone. Despite the fact that Mister Dave's is no longer there, I think that the Restaurant deserves the credit for the saturation of so many other Curry and Balti houses in that area that now make up Lye's famed 'Balti Mile'.

End of an era[edit]

Mister Dave's Balti House closed in 1996. By then the Mister Dave's Brand was rather well known, having almost become a household name in the local and surrounding areas. Over the previous years Mister Dave's had been expanding into the frozen curry market, with their frozen Balti's cropping up in many independant Butchers, Deli's and Grocers around the West Midlands, for sale to the home market. Though their restaurant is a distant memory, Mister Dave's still continue to produce Balti's to this day.


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