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Babur in South London is about to enter its 25th year and to mark the sterling occasion, the restaurant has commissioned two new art works from South London women artists. From Kate Pritchard they’ve commissioned a ceramic-based piece representing all the ingredients used in our cooking. And from Durga Devi Talukdar a very large scroll painting illustrating scenes from the life of Babur, the first Mughal Emperor of India.

The dishes composing Babur’s 25th anniversary tasting menu features at least 25 flavours, drawn from some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes.

Sterling anniversary Menu


‘Champagne’ and orange ‘caviar’ (Cointreau and Orange Muscat Essencia)

Monkfish, nutmeg potato cake, mango chutney jelly Steamed in banana leaf parcel with ginger and garlic

Wine: Pinot Gris, Koenig, Alsace, 2008

Guinea fowl, mixed wild mushroom kedgeree

Boneless breast from the tandoor, marinated with 22 dark spices including black pepper, black salt, star anise and black cumin

Wine: Azamor 2005, Alentejo, Portugal

Kid goat lal maas, neck meat patty, ghee rice

Clove-smoked diced leg flavoured with green cardamom, black cardamom, cinnamon, cumin and dry red Rajasthani chilli

Wine: Nero d’Avola, Casa Vinicola 2008, Sicily, Italy

Chocolate and peanut pavé, guava kulfi popsicle, banana

compote, black sesame and fennel seed brittle

Contrasts of warm, cool, rich, sweet, tart and aromatic

Wine: Moscato d’Asti, Michele Chiarlo, 2009

Tasting menu: 32.50

Matching wines: 12.00 (Served as 125ml glasses)