RestaurantsLondonForest HillSE23

survey result

Summary

£57
   ££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“In Forest Hill… who knew?”; this “off-the-beaten-track” culinary mecca has, in fact, been “brilliant for years” (it opened in 1985) and “these guys just keep on delivering the goods”. It’s not just the “magnificent cooking”, often featuring game, or “seriously divine cocktails” (some of them “super spicy”) – the ambience too “is strikingly elegant given the mundane locale” of the distant south London ’burbs. Top Tip – “best experienced when they do their special seasonal menus and events”.

Summary

£57
   ££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“In Forest Hill… who knew?”; this “off-the-beaten-track” culinary mecca has, in fact, been “brilliant for years” (it opened in 1985) and “these guys just keep on delivering the goods”. It’s not just the “magnificent cooking”, often featuring game, or “seriously divine cocktails” (some of them “super spicy”) – the ambience too “is strikingly elegant given the mundane locale” of the distant south London ’burbs. Top Tip – “best experienced when they do their special seasonal menus and events”.

Summary

£57
   ££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A marvel in a suburban desert” – this Forest Hill “jewel” takes “South London Indian cuisine to a new level and puts it equal with the best in the West End and City”. “The cooking is refined and inventive, beautifully spiced and seasoned, and looks as good as it tastes, while service is amiable rather than expert and the decor rather smart”. “I’ve been going there for over 20 years and it remains relevant and delicious with a constantly evolving menu and drinks list”. “If you live anywhere remotely within striking distance, you have to try it out!”

Summary

£56
   ££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A stalwart of the Forest Hill dining scene that’s worth a trip into SE London!”. For over 20 years, this surprisingly “exotic” modern Indian has “had people beating a path to its door” on account of its “delightful service” and some of London’s best Indian cooking – “eye-catching”, “subtly-spiced and aromatic” dishes “with intense and unique flavours”.

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Babur Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Babur Restaurant in SE23, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Babur restaurant.
Tabitha K
lots of fun with charming Indian waiters. f...
Reviewed 10 days ago

"lots of fun with charming Indian waiters. fresh interesting food"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £14.95  
Dinner   £35.95
SundayLunch   £17.95
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 35.95 Dinner only 4
Menu2 38.95 Dinner only 5

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£3.00 £15.90 £15.95 £5.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.75
Filter Coffee £2.95
119 Brockley Rise, London, SE23 1JP
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm

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