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119 Brockley Rise, Forest Hill, LONDON, SE23 1JP

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Babur is not hard to spot: just look for the life-size tiger prowling the roof. A quick glance through the plate glass frontage confirms that this is a long way from an average curry house. Inside the look is classy and modern: walnut veneer, exposed brickwork and limestone flooring meets brown-leather banquettes and industrial ducting - throw in a gallery of striking ethnic artworks and funky pendant lighting and the place really comes to life. The cooking has impact too, delivering an entertaining and adventurous canter through the contemporary Indian idiom, while wines are spice-friendly and the menu includes recommendations to match each main course. Quality ingredients - many not widely encountered in Indian cooking - and judicious spicing are graced with well-dressed presentation. Chargrilled monkfish tikka in spiced coconut broth is a lively starter, followed by meltingly tender spice-crusted shoulder of lamb with beetroot rice, or there might be rabbit, pot-roasted with mustard and ginger. Finish with an East-meets-West dessert of saffron and pistachio praline kulfi.

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Tel: 020 8291 2400
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Dates closed: 26 Dec
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: 27 Dec
Days closed for dinner: 25 Dec

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern Indian
Chef: Jiwan Lal
Number of seats: 72
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £13.95
Sunday lunch: £7.95-£13.95
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

Babur, London se23
  • Babur, London se23
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