Brockley’s Babur takes home Mayor’s Best Restaurant award

Co-founder of Cru Comms Colleen Monaghan, Owner of Babur Emdad Rahman and President of the South East London Chamber of Commerce Helen McIntosh . Pic: Lewisham Council

Babur Indian restaurant has won the Mayor of Lewisham Business Award for Best Restaurant, after serving high end cuisine for more than 38 years. 

Nominees were invited to Catford’s Broadway Theatre on November 7, where the winners were revealed in a ceremony that celebrated local businesses and their contributions to the borough. 

Babur’s owner, Emdad Rahman, said: “We are truly honoured to be named the ‘Best Restaurant’ at the Mayor of Lewisham Business Awards. This recognition is a tribute to the hard work and passion of our team. We are committed to providing an exceptional dining experience to our guests, and this award is a testament to our dedication.”

“We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the community for their support and for voting for us. We are proud to be a part of Lewisham, and we look forward to continuing to serve you with the best of our cuisine.”

Located just a short walk from Honor Oak Park station, Babur’s bare bricked walls and displays of modern art combined with their inventive menu make for a dining experience whose praises are sung by its visitors, as well as earning mentions from the Michelin Guide London.

One customer, Vicky Harrison, told East London Lines: “I had such a nice dining experience. The food and cocktails were delicious and the staff were so friendly. If anyone ever asks me for a recommendation, I point them in their direction.” 

Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham, said: “We are so lucky, in Lewisham, to have a real mix of local, independent, and often, family-run businesses who go above and beyond to serve our community. It’s great to see that reflected with these awards. Many congratulations to all the winners and nominees, who are the jewel in the borough’s crown, and a big thank you to everyone who voted.”

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