The bloke on the left. Well he’s our father, our Babuji. His journey started back in 1959. Before arriving in the UK Babuji decided to travel through Bangladesh, India then Pakistan, teaching, learning and eating lots on the way. In particular the street stalls of Calcutta, Mumbai, and Lahore were his favourites.
Our food is a homage to the street vendors and Cafés of South Asia. Combining dishes that Babuji encountered in his journey. From Bengali bites, to street stall favourites of Mumbai, and traditional homely Pakistani dishes. By the way, we eat with our hands, cos that’s the Babuji way.
Eat in and get high on masala chai every day of the week
Eat in and the kids get free Kulfi (under 10s)
Enjoy a free portion of crunchy & colourful FarFar
(S) Spicy | (M) Mild | (V) Vegan Friendly
PHAT-A-PHAT (QUICK EATS)
SHINGARA CHAAT 4.95 Bangladeshi Shingara is similar to a somosa. The Shingara is crushed and topped with yogurt, sev, chutney and coriander.
PADPRI CHAAT (M) 5.50 Crispy wafers with potato, chickpeas & red onions. Topped with chutney, yoghurt & light spices.
VADA PAU (S) 5.50 (VEGAN FRIENDLY PLEASE ASK) From the colourful streets of Mumbai with love. The vada is made of a spicy potato deep fried in gram flour batter and placed inside a soft bun (Pau). Comfort food at its best.
PAU BHAJI (S) 5.50 (VEGAN FRIENDLY PLEASE ASK) Another comfort food classic - slow cooked vegetables in a thick sauce with subtle spices and tomatoes served hot with a soft bun (pau).
ALOO TIKKI (V)3.95 Potato cutlets mixed with fragrant spices, fried until golden.
ONION PAKORA (V)3.95 Rainy day favourites in most parts of South Asia, onion fritters mixed with chickpea flour and fragrant spices.
MINI PAPAD (V)2.50 Needs no introduction, bite sized crunchy poppadum’s.
SAAG GOSHT 6.95 Tender lamb pieces cooked with spinach and medium hot spices, simmered to a rich thick sauce. Use our naan to sweep up the rich sauce.
BANGLA BHUNA 6.50 The classic ruby, boneless chicken pieces in an aromatic thick curry sauce with medium spices.
BUTTER CHICKEN (M) 6.95 Originated from Delhi, the dish combines yogurt and chicken marinated in light spices, butter and ginger.
HALEEM 8.95 A concoction of lamb, lentils, spices, wheat, barley, garlic and ginger. Slow cooked, packed with flavour - served with a Roti.
CHOLE MASALA (V) (M)5.95 Punjabi chickpea curry, with a blend of spicy and tangy flavours, enjoyed best with our basmati rice.
DHAL MAKHNI (V)7.95 Slow cooked black lentils from the Punjab; this is authentic comfort food. Lightly spiced and finished with butter and cream. Includes a roti to mop up all the goodness - served with a Roti.
CHILLI PANEER (S)6.95 Cubes of paneer cooked with sliced sweet onions, peppers, and fresh chillies. A fiery Indo-Chinese dish.
SAAG ALOO (V)6.50 A simplistic yet flavoursome classic, lightly spiced spinach slow cooked with new potatoes.
BENGALI PRAWN CURRY8.95 A Bangladeshi favourite, jumbo juicy prawns cooked in a medium spicy tomato sauce. A fragrant and moorish dish.
ACHARI CHICKEN6.95 Chicken slow cocked with Indian pickle, this is an aromatic dish packed with complex flavour.
Originating from Hyderabad India, this speciality is slow cooked with chicken, lamb or vegetables and layered with fragrant basmati rice. The biryani is allowed to steam gently to release all the flavours, topped off with caramelised onions. Eat with lashings of our yoghurt dip to cut the spicy edge.
HYDERABADI LAMB BIRYANI 7.95
HYDERABADI CHICKEN BIRYANI 6.95
VEG BIRYANI (V) 6.50
MALAI TIKKA 6.50 Grilled cubes of boneless chicken marinated in yoghurt and spices, laced with ginger, cumin and garlic.
LAHORI LAMB CHOPS 7.95 A recipe from Pakistan. Lamb chops marinated in warm spices and ginger. Char-grilled to perfection.
SHEEK KEBAB (S) 5.95 Spicy minced lamb marinated with chilli, coriander and cumin. Great when eaten with our naans.
PANEER TIKKA (M) 6.95 First class veggie faire, squidgy cheese cubes marinated with subtle spices, then chargrilled
ROTI SHOTI & RICE
BUTTER NAAN 2.75 The classic naan, topped with chopped garlic and coriander.
GARLIC & CORIANDER NAAN 3.25 The classic naan, topped with chopped garlic and coriander.
CHEESE NAAN 3.50 For the cheese lovers - soft naan bread topped with melted cheese.
ROTI (V) 1.95 Simple, round, whole wheat flat bread, popular throughout South Asia.
STEAMED BASMATI RICE (V) 2.95 The fragrant one.
CHOLE SALAD BOWL (V) 4.95 A bowl of mixed salad leaves, coriander, chickpeas and potato, topped with chutney.
RAITA 1.95 Great way to cool down the spices.
KALA JAMUN5.95 A bengali favourite - warm squidgy sweet patties with a dark caramelised outer served with vanilla ice cream.
FIRNI4.95 Indian dessert made using milk & ground rice, slow cooked till sweet and creamy.
KULFI3.95 A traditional ice cream found on the streets of Pakistan and India, made with creamy milk, saffron and cardamom. The best part is - it comes on a stick! Pista (Pistachio) Malai (Milk)
KASHMIRI CHAI 3.50 This Kashmiri chai is pink in colour and has a rich, creamy texture. With an aroma of cardamom and saffron.
MASALA CHAI 2.95 Babuji’s house chai, made properly on the stove with cardamom, cinnamon and other aromatic spices. Simmered with milk.
NEPALI GREEN TEA (V) 3.50 Mild and mellow tea with a distinct sweet aftertaste.
COLA (330ml) 2.95 Proper cola as it should be, plus it’s all organic and fairtrade.
SUGAR FREE COLA (330ml) 2.95 LEMONADE (330ml) 2.95
DAAB 4.95 Real coconut water inside a real coconut, you can even eat the flesh for dessert.
ORGANIC ENGLISH APPLE JUICE (240ml)3.25 Organic apples pressed into this classic blend.
ORGANIC ORANGE JUICE (240ml)3.25 Simply juice with nothing added.
MANGO LASSI (240ml)2.95 First-class yoghurt drink with mango and honey.
BELU GREEN PANI (500ml)2.95 Profits go to water aid, and the bottle is made from recycled glass (Still or Sparkling).
BEERS, CIDER & ALE
KINGFISHER (330ml) 3.50
DESI BIYAR (500ml) 5.50 Craft lager that pairs nicely with feisty flavours.
BLOWHORN CIDER (500ml) 5.50 Spiced up cider, born from an Indian road trip.
EMPRESS ALE (330ml) 4.95 Premium craft British Ale, complements spicy food perfectly.
RIEBEEK CELLARS CHENIN BLANC A well balanced wine from South Africa, fresh and fruity. Glass (125ml) 4.95 Bottle (750ml) 16.95
RESERVE SAINT MARC SAUVIGNON BLANC A clean, intensely and refreshing French Sauvignon Blanc. Glass (125ml) 4.75 Bottle (750ml) 15.95
MIRABELLO PINOT GRIGIO VENETO (V) A fresh, dry white from Italy with gentle floral and citrus aromas. Glass (125ml) 5.25 Bottle (750ml) 17.95
WHISTLING DUCK CHARDONNAY An Australian Chardonnay lively, fresh and zesty. Glass (125ml) 4.50 Bottle (750ml) 14.95
THE BIG TOP WHITE ZINFANDEL ROSE (V) Easy drinking Californian Rose, fresh and light on the palate. Glass (125ml) 5.25 Bottle (750ml) 17.95
SIERRA GRANDE CABERNET SAUVIGNON (V) From the Central Valley, Chile, a full dark fruity red. Glass (125ml) 4.75 Bottle (750ml) 15.95
LA VUELTA MALBEC, MENDOZA A deep red intense Malbec, from Bodega La Rural, Argentina. Glass (125ml) 4.95 Bottle (750ml) 16.95
CALABRIA HILLTOPS SHIRAZ An Australian Shiraz that has dark berry fruit flavours. Glass (125ml) 4.95 Bottle (750ml) 17.95
RESERVE SAINT MARC MERLOT This is a versatile French Merlot perfect for drinking alone - or with spicy food. Glass (125ml) 4.75 Bottle (750ml) 15.95
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Eating with your hands #babujistyle
That’s right, we fully embrace eating with your hands not only because it’s a historic and cultural thing, but because we believe eating is a sensual activity and touch is part of the experience along with the taste and aroma of the food, so don’t be alarmed when you don’t see cutlery on your table! Try it, you may even love the experience!
NOTE: Cutlery is available upon request (although frowned upon)
We're located in North London's buzzing hub; Kentish Town.
You can find us right opposite the station which has direct links to the Northern line and Thameslink. Parking is also available with a number of pay and displays on the side roads.
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 12:00pm – 11:00pm
For takeaway please call 0207 4855566
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