Pot roasted rabbit
Two weeks ago I had dinner at Babur, known locally for serving the best curry in the area. Despite being on my wish list long before I went to Australia, it was my maiden visit to Babur. After some delicious food I'm hoping it won't be my last visit.
As you approach Babur you can't help but notice the bigger than life size tiger leaping out at you from the first floor. Although the tiger is a little bit kitsch, stepping inside, Babur is far more refined than your average curry house. Along with Véda, that I visited in Delhi, Babur is the smartest Indian restaurant that I have dined in.
As we sat down I thought I heard the waiter faintly murmur something about starting with a complimentary cocktail. We weren't in the mood for cocktails so chose a mango lassi and glass of wine instead.
At the end of the night the drinks were complimentary so even though our waiter was barely audible we hadn't been imagining things. The restaurant knew we were celebrating a birthday, so I'm not sure if we were being given special treatment or this is a standard offer, but if you are going to make such a gesture it's worth making yourself heard!
We'd had a tip that the
Totally unnecessary, but we ordered two side dishes so that we could taste more of the menu. First was the
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