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‘Innovative, contemporary and stylish' neatly sums up the all-round appeal of this highly regarded Indian, which delivers consistently excellent food based on ‘adventurous ingredients and unusual
combinations'. The dramatic interior with its floor-to-ceiling glass entrance, American walnut panelling and intricate kalamkari textiles is matched by a modern menu that's strong on seafood and
game. Seared mackerel might be paired with a palate-cleansing salsa of green apple and fresh coriander, while clove-smoked buffalo receives a Rajasthani-spiced masala sauce. Regular festival menus
introduce new dishes, and desserts are exotic riffs on the French classics – think mango brûlée or pineapple tarte Tatin. Suggested food and drink pairings are worth following (perhaps a Meantime
Pale Ale with soft-shell-crab curry), and Babur's Sunday buffet is ‘the best around', says one Indian fan (‘born and bred in Yorkshire').
I was delighted to be invited to participate in Babur’s special food tasting menu. This special menu is to raise the awareness of saving the Indian tiger. Throughout the year, Babur is conducting a special menu featuring the different regional Indian cooking and flavours. The six of us spent five hours sampling 15 different dishes, tasting and making notes on the presentation, taste and making suggestions to improve the dish. We also voted our four favourite starters and mains, and hopefully will see this on the menu served to the paying customers...
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Babur, Brockley Rise – this Indian restaurant has been a want-to/must-visit place for us for the last twelve months. Babur is on the corner of the quiet Brockley Rise, between Honor Oak and Forest Hill Overground stations.Inside Babur is spectacular. Long, rectangular shaped dining room with tables close to one another, I thought that Babur would be more expensive than the prices suggested. Kept minimal in decoration, the restaurant is still very well furnished. Toilets are extravagant...
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