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Babur Restaurant

#1,345 of 17,514 Restaurants in London
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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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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
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London, England
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not Happy! We went here for dinner last night, it was awful, the description on the menu is not what you'll be served. I ordered beef strips only to served a small bowl of which I can only describe as a bowl of Oxtail soup, when I questioned where was the beef, I was told "you can't see it, it... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time and visiting us. We are very sorry to hear about your experience. Here at BABUR, we strive to go a notch above ordinary curry houses by presenting sophisticated South Asian cuisine. Matched beers and cocktails are natural companions to our menu. Our beers are at the end of our cocktail menu btw, which is... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant may be ok, but just had a meal from Babur to go. First delivered the wrong meal. Then was told correct meal was 5 minutes away, which took another twenty minutes. Then received only one of the three nans we'd ordered and paid for. Had to ring again, and 25 minutes later, got complete meal. Then had the... More 

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

We truly apologise for your inconvenience. It was an exceptionally busy night for deliveries, however, that is not an excuse. We are very sorry about the service you experience. Please feel assured that we will strive to do our best for it never to happen again, to any of our customers. As a peace offering, we’d like for you to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great evening here. Tasting menu was very good and excellent value. Maybe they were struggling for a busy Saturday night but the courses arrived far too quickly. The first wine and starter arrived before we had finished our cocktail pre-dinner drinks. All 5 courses and wines were served in less than 90 mins. We will come back... More 

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

Thank you so much for your response! We really appreciate you taking the time to write about us. Saturdays can be a bit hectic, but this doesn't mean your food needs to be rushed. We've taken this on-board and will instruct our staff accordingly. We do hope that you come back, so we may enjoy a slightly more relaxed evening?... More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to Babur many times over the years, the food & service has always been very good. First time I have had the Sunday buffet & although it was good I wouldn't say it was up to the usual high standard of this restaurant. The choice was limited to 8 dishes which included vegetarian option. I would not go back... More 

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

Thank you so much for visiting us and taking the time to review our Sunday Buffet too. On Sundays, we try to cater for a different type of audience. We are very thankful to you for enjoying our a la carte though. Please do come back soon and we'll do our doubly best to make everything perfect for you! :)... More 

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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are three of us, had great time and good food , details of Indian flavours are awesome, wonderful atmosphere, tasty kababs,

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

Thank you!!! 🐯 More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were 6 for dinner on Saturday night celebrating a birthday. We all went for the 5 course tasting menu covering several regions of India. Each delightful course was paired with a brilliant choice of wine - some you would never have thought of. If you like Indian food then you will love eating here - give it a try.

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

Thank you so much for the lovely words Rob. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit! :) Looking forward to seeing you again. Love, B More 

London, England
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176 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sons seem determined to convert me totally to Indian cuisine and I have to say they are not making a bad job of it! Their latest offering was the unexpectedly good Babur, I say unexpected because of its geographical location ( not noted for upmarket dining) and the rather large tiger on the roof.Tuesday - and it was packed!... 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 was lovely having you over. Looking forward to hosting for you again! :-) Love, B More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite restaurants. Not cheap but well worth a visit for a treat. Menu excellent and cocktails fantastic too. Service always good. Take away is different outlet entirely and food is awful, they should lose the association as this is a fantastic restaurant.

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

... and YOU are one of our favourite customers Katy! Thank you for the lovely review. We can't wait for your next visit! :-) Love, B More 

Aquitaine, France
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Forest hill might seem an an unlikely place to find a restaurant of such quality, but here it is. The restaurant is well appointed, cosy but not cramped, the staff are warm, friendly and helpful. The menu is different, no chicken madras or prawn tika a whole new dinning experience. we thought that the pre dinner drinks were on the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your visit. We're a bit of a trek, we know... But very glad hear that we're worth it! :) Love, B More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We go to Babur about twice a year and every time I say 'I wish I could eat here every week!' Everything at Babur is spot on - the right level of service, extremely polite staff, lovely evening ambiance and the food is 10 out of 10 - presentation, portion size, taste and the quality of all the ingredients on... More 

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

Thank you so much for YOUR outstanding words Andrea. We had so much fun entertaining you! Can't wait to see you again :-) 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
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?