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Babur Restaurant

About Babur Restaurant

Open since 1985, this delightful, unpretentious restaurant in Forest Hill, London, is renowned for its stunning and innovative modern Indian cuisine. Babur’s stylish, earthy interior features exposed brick walls, natural wooden furniture and beautiful handmade Bengali artworks. The intimate atmosphere and sensational staff have made Babur a favourite dining destination with Forest Hill locals, and the food is worth making a trip across town for. We highly recommend the spicy sardine fish cake stuffed with caramelised figs; sandalwood ostrich infused with fenugreek; and black cod in spices and mustard oil with mustard mash. The wine list, designed by Peter McCombie, is also superb and features 16 wines by the glass, and 34 bottles for under £20.



Sample a la carte

Starter

- Chicken kala mirch (chicken tikka marinated with cream cheese and black pepper) £5.50
- Ajwaini macchi (crispy whitebait with garlic, pepper and carom seeds) £4.75
- Vegetable beggar's purse (pastry filled with potato, peas, cashews seasoned with chat masala) £4.95
- Kandhari rack (clove smoked Yorkshire deer cutlet with rock salt and fennel seeds) £6.95

Other starters are available.

Main Course

- Nalli gosht (baby lamb shank cooked with aromatic spices served with cumin rice) £11.25
- Old Delhi style khargosh (curried rabbit in ground aromatic spices) £10.50
Tawa macchi (pan seared yellow fin tuna with peas, poha and lemon coriander sauce) £11.95
- Masala dosa (thin crispy pancake filled with spicy mixed vegetables) £8.95
- Beef xacutti (Tandoor-roasted ribs simmered with Goan spices) £10.50
- Raj style tandoori chicken (roasted baby chicken served with garlic flavoured lentil sauce) £9.25

Other main courses are available.

Dessert

- Chocolate fondant served with hot chocolate sauce £4.95
- Gehwar (crispy aerated griddle cake with chikoo ice cream) £4.50
- Saffron poached pear (whole Williams pear drenched in saffron sauce) £4.50
- Byculla club soufflé (four little known liqueurs spun into a soufflé to yield a cocktail in cream) £5.95

Other desserts are available.



Additional Information


Address:

119 Brockley Rise, Forest Hill, SE23 1JP

Nearest tube:

Honor Oak Park (BR)

Average Price:

£25 - £34

Opening times:

Mon - Sun 12pm - 2:30pm & 6pm - 11:30pm

Dress Code:

Smart casual



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