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Babur Restaurant

#990 of 17,928 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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119 Brockley Rise | Forest Hill, London SE23 1JP, England
+44 20 8291 2400
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18:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 14:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good quality food . Had the paired dining and wine menue ,highly recommend.They offer a good selection on the alacarte menue too and also a good variety of wines.

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Thank angelajane2016
BaburRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at Babur Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. Glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us as much as we liked entertaining you! :) Please come back soon. Love, B More 

Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Babur with my wife and 2 friends (who had been before) and it had also been highly recommended. We had booked but still had to wait. It was a really busy Saturday night. It was an excellent experience. The staff were delightful, knowledgeable, good fun. The menu wasn't particularly extensive, but comprised some really interesting choices. With a... More 

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Thank Tom B
BaburRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at Babur Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow! Now, that's what we call a review :) "Possibly the best Indian Meal I've had!" Tom, you are possibly the BEST guest we've ever had. Please don't wait twice as long. Come over asap. We'd love to have you back. Much love, B More 

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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A top pick for a local Indian and something out of the ordinary. Forget Chicken Madras and think more Gurkhali ostrich tikka or Laverstoke Park buffalo lal maas! The menu is amazing and it changes pretty regularly - we had a tasting menu which was brilliant but I think that was seasonal. They are very hot on matching wines to... More 

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Thank Nick B
BaburRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at Babur Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your time and words Nick. You're the best. At last, somebody understands the sanctity of Gurkhali ostrich tikka or Laverstoke Park buffalo lal maas! You're the man. Big love, B More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the Sunday lunch buffet; something for everyone, including our young children. The atmosphere is relaxed, although you do have to book. There is always a good choice of spicy and mild dishes, and their Dhal Makhani is to die for! the staff are always friendly and helpful and the meal is always good value for money. My kids... More 

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Thank SElondoner2014
BaburRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at Babur Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much fellow SE Londoner. We loved having you over. Do come back soon. We have a new Tasting Menu that you should try! Love, B More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far the best Indian we've ever had. The cocktails were great too. Fine dining quality good and reasonable price. We went for my fiancé's birthday and the staff could not have been more attentive. Amazing food and amazing service. Will definitely come again.

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Thank Sabrina_de_Souza
BaburRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at Babur Restaurant, responded to this review

You are the BEST customer we've ever had! :) Thank you so much for your kind words and delightful taste buds. Also, many many happy returns of the day to your fiancé. Maybe some post-wedding celebrations with us? Just an idea! ;-) Love, B More 

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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It can be hard to get s seat in this restaurant especially on the weekend if your in a large group do make a booking. The good is presented beautifully and is very tasty. The portions are small but this modern Indian dining The food is flavoursome and not yiur sverage run of the mill stuff. This reztursnt os a... More 

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Thank Sylvia1941
BaburRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at Babur Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much! :) Love, B More 

London
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

It can be hard to find a good takeaway curry but Babur definitely delivered. The dishes are more interesting and flavoursome than a regular Indian takeaway - but you do have to pay a premium for this. However, I think it is definitely worth the extra money! I have ordered delivery 3 times - have tried the thali, chicken chettinad,... More 

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Thank Dilip A
BaburRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at Babur Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your generous and kind words Dilip! You made our year :-) Frankly, Chicken Chettinad is one of our favourites too. We're always trying to reinvent the Indian Takeaway. Seems like we're getting that right. Thanks to lovely patrons like you! Please visit and/or order again soon. Best, 🐯 More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We went last night for my Birthday Dinner, the food was very good indeed - the perfect amount of spice and all the dishes were cooked to a very high standard. The service was also friendly and ran very smoothly - we brought a cake along and they played Happy Birthday and put a flare in the cake which was... More 

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Thank Tom G
BaburRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at Babur Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words Tom. You made our year! That flare is a Babur special! 😉✨ Please come back so we may have more celebrations together! Love, 🐯 More 

Hong Kong, China
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653 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

If this restaurant were in a more central or fashionable part of London, it would top lists in magazines, get raved about on blogs and it might be impossible to get a seat. So maybe we should be thankful it's not. The cooking here perfectly mixes tradition and innovation, introducing subtle flavours to try with old favourites. Everything I've had... More 

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Thank TheOExpress
BaburRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at Babur Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. Who needs fame when one's got love like this! Such a pleasure to serve you and your party. Let's aim for more "life changing" experiences, shall we? :) Much love to you and your lovely girlfriend! Babur More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

The food is incredible. Such delicate tastes and flavours. And such a diverse menu. The staff are fantastic . A find in South East London. Would highly recommend.

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Thank HelenBirch1979
BaburRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at Babur Restaurant, responded to this review

Helen, YOU are incredible! Thank you so much for the glowing review. We can't wait to host for you again :) Come back soon. We miss you! Love, B More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$40
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:30
Monday
18:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 14:30
Thursday
18:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 14:30
Friday
18:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 14:30
Saturday
18:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Brockley Rise | Forest Hill, London SE23 1JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8291 2400
Description
When we opened our doors in 1985, our goal was to provide the best experience we possibly can for our guests and it still is. We are continually trying new ideas in food, drink, décor, music and service to surprise and delight you.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?