There is a surprise awaiting you in the heart of South East London, a multifaceted, 37-year-young restaurant that has not only stood the test of time, but is constantly evolving its menus and cooking styles to represent the very best in contemporary cooking from India and the wider subcontinent.
Babur has consistently championed the diversity of India’s cuisines in Honor Oak Park since 1985 and was recently crowned London’s Best Asian Restaurant at the Asian Restaurant Awards 2022.
Original cuisine, innovative cocktails, a price-conscious wine list and thoughtful service from a core team who have spent the last 15 years working side-by-side, makes Babur a fantastic place for celebrations both big and small.
Led by two talented chefs (formerly of the renowned luxury Oberoi Hotel Group) head chef Jiwan Lal and sous chef Praveen Kumar Gupta, the kitchen seamlessly shifts from the time-honoured to the modern day, showcasing the best of well-known Indian classics along with less-familiar regional cuisines of the subcontinent.
The wine and cocktail lists match the breadth and scope of the food menus with by-the-glass wine recommendations for each dish (including red and white matches when both work) and the extensive range of cocktails employ infusions, spices, teas and barrel-aging – one is even smoked.
The restaurant is available for exclusive hire and offers a flexible entertaining space for all types of celebrations. The warm, open interiors feature exposed brickwork, stylish and comfortable leather banquettes and chairs and a beautifully eclectic collection of original artworks from local and Indian artists.
Celebrate weddings, parties and private events in Babur’s majestic heated Indian marquee, lavishly decorated with hand printed linings from Rajasthan.
Choose from a set course menu, buffet, or family style meal. Babur is happy to accommodate menu requests and will work with you to create a bespoke option you’re happy with.
Looking to host a private event at home or an outside venue?
Babur can provide anything from canapés to cocktails, a self-serve buffet, or a full meal with crockery, cutlery, glassware and waiter service.