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10 Reviews

About Babur

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.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm


119 Brockley Rise, Brockley
London SE23 1JP

Menu Highlights



Quail breast with black sesame seed masala

Served with green papaya salad

Gurkhali ostrich tikka, mooli sesame chutney

Nepali marination with Szechwan pepper ‘timur’ and celery

Griddled scallops, crushed garlic

Roasted cumin and onion cauliflower puree


Seared Gressingham duck

Duck breast with orange and clove, slow braised spiced cabbage, spiced orange and toddy vinegar gastrique

Somerset organic chicken supreme, black chickpea rice

Pan seared chicken supreme served with cooked yoghurt sauce

Kalaunji jumbo prawns, prawn pattice, prawn pickle puree

Twice-marinated prawns with roasted gram flour and black onion seeds


Spiced apricot and fig crumble, saffron custard

Served with a glass of Orange Muscat Essencia 50ml (8.50)

Stem ginger and honey kulfi

Honey and mix berry compote, ginger short bread

White chocolate and cardamom mousse

Raspberry lid, mango sorbet, raspberry coulis
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10 Babur Reviews

10 Reviews
Waiting time:Very good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
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nelson c.13 days ago · 1 review

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.

Sadbh L.21 days ago · 1 review

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.

Simon G.5 months ago · 1 review

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.

Clare B.5 months ago · 1 review

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.

M J O.a year ago · 1 review

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 .

Graham R.2 months ago · 2 reviews

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.

lea g.9 months ago · 1 review

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.

Richard E.2 months ago · 1 review

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!