You’re never far away from an Indian restaurant in London, and whether your tastes are for the South Indian specialities of Southall, the tandoori joints beloved by the Pakistani community or the curry cafes of Brick Lane, you can always be sure of finding something to suit. There are as many good as bad restaurants, however, and often a lackadaisical approach can set in after a few years in the curry game. Babur may have been in business on Brockley Rise in Forest Hill since 1985 but there is no chance of complacency kicking in: they are always striving to bring more and more to the metaphorical and literal table. Their take on the genre is altogether more sophisticated and upmarket, with a menu that expands on the canon to include a huge range of regional specialities and lesser known delicacies. Alongside the classic curries and tandoori tikka meats, one can also sample the likes of quail masala, Rajasthani buffalo and rabbit rezala, to mention but a few. Book a table now.
I can't stop going here, It's one of the best modern Indian restaurants in London. Service is impeccable, drinks outstanding, the location is not easy to get to but it's worthy.
This place in an absolute gem. The food is amazing and very high end, but at a reasonable price. Very professional staff and a welcoming atmosphere. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
Excellent service and outstanding cuisine. The tasting menu with matched wines is always worth having. The cocktails are also superb with an exotic twist. I cant recommend this place highly enough.
One is spoilt once you have visited Babur- no other Indian food is as good! Great food, lovely helpful staff - can't wait to go back.
Meal was interesting and delicious. We tried the taster menus - my husband had the non-vegetarian version with wine, and I had the vegetarian option without wine as sadly I'm off booze. Flavours were distinct and varied, as were textures. Food was attractively presented and service was timely, informed and attentive. Professional! On the down side - on a chilly evening the restaurant was on the cool side, but a waiter noticed I was cold and offered to turn the heating up. The quail leg was not as tender as it could have been, but out of ten different courses to have only one item that was not excellent is a pretty good result. Will be going again, when we feel we have something to celebrate and want to treat ourselves! I don't like your categories below, I'd never call mere food 'heavenly', 'extraordinary'- sounds freakish, and I rate 'helpful' service much more highly than you do. Professional for me would be better than extraordinary. That's why I don't rate some of your categories as highly as I otherwise would .
A totally different experience of Indian food, including a range of fish, meat and vegetarian dishes. Served by pleasant staff in a relaxing environment. Very enjoyable.
Lovely food, very original and complete. Really good wine list and cocktails, nice pairing with the menu. Good vegetarian options as well. Great service, very friendly.
Good atmosphere and service. Food good, particularly the starters; and main course acceptable. Are upmarket Indian restaurants that much better than take-aways? This one is pretty good and we were given a free drink at the end! We'll come back to check value!