Amazing food and cocktails, friendly staff, nice decor - an overall wonderful dining experience
Very fine meal, but Babur is a very fine restaurant these days (we first went there over 30 years ago). The food is thoughtful and carefully cooked and well presented. The waiting staff are excellent. It is probably the best restaurant in the area, and there is some competition. A wonderful evening out.
This was probably my fifth trip to Babur. It's a fantastic gem of a restaurant. Well worth a visit! All food and cocktails are fantastic. Can't wait for an excuse to go again!
Our group of three enjoyed the food which was delicious, but we felt as if we were being rushed throughout our time there and the waiter broke into our conversation and stood waiting at our table before we were ready to order. We were not automatically presented with a wine list prior to ordering a meal - only a drinks menu. Overall, probably won't be returning any time soon.
Lovely cocktails, great food with both some classical and some unique influences. A real find.
Booked at short notice on a weekday evening, and had a drive to get there. It was worth it however - professional though relaxed service, finely executed dishes, and a lovely sense of peace and civilisation as all the other diners were clearly enjoying their experience too. Thank you Babur. We will not leave it so long before our next visit.
Nicely decorated restaurant. Food was tasty and not by any means the normal high street curry. Good wine list although overpriced.
I have enjoyed the Babur since the 1980s. Over the years it has become more sophisticated in its presentation. Why would I think nowadays of going to central London to eat an Indian meal when I can eat just as well (no,better ) at the Babur?
This is not your average curry place. The service was impeccable from the moment you walked in to the moment you left. The host was lovely and seated us immediately even though they didn't get the reservation from Opentable. Luckily I had the confirmation email but there was really no need to show them as they took me at my word. We demurred the tasting menu as we thought we would be too full but we had the scallops to start with suggested wine pairings with our mains, the sea bream and the duck, with pilau rice, sag aloo and crispy potatoes for our sides. We also had the deliciously fluffy garlic naan bread. They also had great cocktails. An overall wonderful experience.
delicious food as usual. the waiter was not welcoming at all.
The tasting menu, both non vegetarian and vegetarian was delicious. A feast.
Outstanding and a great Birthday experience for my Daughters 15th
Food was lovely but felt they'd over booked. We sat down just after 840 and got our food at 1030. It tasted lovely but too long a wait...
Excellent food, as always at Babur. Took family this time, and they were very impressed. Best Indian main course he has ever eaten - said my dad (it was the chicken supreme).
Hospitality and cuisine above and beyond; worth the trip from the Americas!
Excellent food as always and a grest wine list too. Highly recommended.
Good menu and realization
Always amazing food and service. Best curry in London
Seriously good food - the best Indian cuisine I've ever had. A great tasting menu with a really good wine pairing, and all excellent value for money given just how good the food was. Service was also relaxed, friendly and very knowledgeable.
Excellent food served by friendly and helpful staff. Food was flavour-some with just the right amount of spice.
Couldn’t find fault in service,decor or food
Great Indian food, quality ingredients, better value than central London high end comparables, with options on the menu to suit both 'new' style and old school British Indian tastes
Delicious meal as always. Friendly staff, tasty food and a great drinks menu.
Delicious food as always and excellent service.
It's a decent Indian food in that area but nothing exceptional and the service is rather poor.
And dont bother about collecting open table points as restaurant would by default forget to mention that you honoured the reservation.
Excellent meal and good service. What more can you want.
Always good food at the Babur. The service, though good, was a little too intrusive. Our table was in a very noisy part of the restaurant, and it was difficult to hear each other for most of the evening.
We had the non vegetarian tasting menu with wine pairing and I couldn’t recommend it more. Every dish was amazing - and the cocktails we had to start were incredible. 10/10 x
My (now) husband and I had our first date at Babur in 2004 and return each year to remember that night; the ambience is perfect, the staff are attentive, focused and nothing is too much trouble. The food is just sublime and one of the main reasons why this great restaurant is as popular as it is; their creativity and use of ingredients sets it apart from any other Indian restaurant you might have visited - yes, the standards are there, but on the next level; every bite is something to savour and all the more reason to make sure that you experience this local gem, hidden away in leafy Honor Oak Park, as soon as you can.
Excellent food, service and dining experience! Would recommend😊
Lots of great things on the menu, it's difficult to pick! Monkfish main was outstanding, as was the quails legs starter - wine pairing with each made it even more delicious.
Excellent food as always- the Chettinad is highly recommended. We also started with a Mumbai negroni, which was a great twist on the classic. Overall, a fantastic restaurant with an interesting menu and a great setting for a date or special occasion
Wonderful services and great attention from the staff and nice special touches. The menu is excellent and food delicious! Great for a special occassion
I have been going to Babur for years and it never disappoints. This time we tried the vegetarian tasting menu with wines and it was absolutely delicious. The food here simply puts other Indian restaurants in the shade. My only minor complaint is that service can be a bit slow but as soon as I mentioned this to the head waiter, he ensured that things started moving much faster .
Babur is a firm favourite of ours! The food is always amazing, great service and the cocktails are to die for!
Unfortunately on this occasion there had been an issue in the kitchen and we were an hour later sitting down to eat but the staff were very apologetic and attentive!
Good and very tasty Indian food, modern style and interesting ingredients. Wines overpriced for the area. Buzzing atmosphere with good decor
Excellent food with lots of choices. Great cocktails and a lovely wine.
We had a great time.
Different Indian cuisine
Fine dinning at fine prices
As expected, best curry in south London. Great service and a great place for any occasion.
Restaurant doesn't always honor OpenTable bookings. The overall service was rushed. Will not return.