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Babur Restaurant

#1,067 of 17,858 Restaurants in London
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119 Brockley Rise | Forest Hill, London SE23 1JP, England
+44 20 8291 2400
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12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:30
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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
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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627 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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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 3 weeks ago 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 

London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was not an ideal visit - we were late for the theatre down the road and only had 40 minutes to spare. They were great and dealt with us very well. Such a pity though to have to race through the meal. A few comments. The cocktails are wonderful and the mocktails great. Really fresh. And small details are... More 

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

Thank you so much for both your time and words! Hope you made it to the theatre in time? All your comments have been noted and we will endeavour to improve ourselves accordingly. We're delighted that you loved our cocktails though! :) Hope to see you again, for perhaps a longer time! Love, B More 

London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We made our way through four extraordinary plates. They were beautifully presented with a contemporary take on authentic South Indian cuisine. Forget about generic madras or vindaloo. Each course was matched by wine with Babur's award winning sommelier coming along to explain the pairings. It was an education. We came for an impromptu 60 th birthday and we're so glad... More 

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Thank ochre8
BaburRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at Babur Restaurant, responded to this review

It delights us to have visitors who share the same finesse of loving curry the way we do. It was our utmost pleasure to serve you. You made it easy for choosing our best, and being you! Tell you a secret... The mango brûlée is our favourite too! ;-) We can't wait to serve it to you again! Love, 🐯 More 

Gravesend
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Bright and cheerful restaurant, warm professional welcome. Everything on the Sunday buffet was delicious, piping hot, fresh and regularly replenished. The vegetarian selection was good and I'd eat there again any day as cost was so reasonable.

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

Thank you so much! It was wonderful having you over for lunch. Our pleasure to serve! :) Do come back soon. Love, B More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is not your average curry house but a western style restaurant that serves delicious Indian food. Main dishes are not served in the middle of the table to share so we ordered a starter and a main each plus a side and a papadom basket to share. Chutneys/ relishes were the best I've ever had, and both meat and... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. It's always wonderful to hear that people still believe in SE London as a very exciting dining location! Also, thank you for recognising our effort to go beyond being a Curry House. Absolutely our pleasure to serve you. Thank you! See you soon! :-) Love, B More 

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I've been to The Babur many times with friends and I consider it the best Indian restaurant in London. The menu is a fantastic combination of traditional and fusion Indian cuisine. It also has a great cocktail list

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. It's always wonderful to have you and your friends over! Absolutely our pleasure to serve. See you soon! :-) Love, B More 

UK
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We ate from the a la carte menu and were not disappointed. Each dish was different and blended traditional curry flavours with modern twists-in particular we enjoyed the cod cheeks and the slow-cooked lamb shanks. Two of our party ordered the chicken biryani main which was tasty but lacked the traditional vegetable curry which left it a little dry. We... More 

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Thank CharChar20
BaburRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at Babur Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind word! We're deighthed that you enjoyed our service as much as our food! We'll be looking forward to seeing you again very soon :) 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
USD 19 - USD 40
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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?