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Food and ambience

Indian, Bangladeshi, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
About
We are a Family based Indian Restaurant ,Bar & Takeaway and eager to 'build' your new favourite Indian , so why not help us in the making, thank you everyone who has contributed so far.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Indian, Bangladeshi, Asian, Balti
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to enjoy a curry. Fresh food all the time. Great at atmosphere. Great staff. Friendly welcome. Great choice on the menu.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024

We love Barbusi, the food is always amazing and the staff are fantastic. We were there on a night when some customers were being particularly awkward and have since written a dreadful review. We were on the next table to them and we're glad when...they left! Even thought they were being rude to the staff they were treated with complete professionalism. Perhaps they would have been better off at the local burger bar.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

Ba bursi did it again!.fab service , gorgeous food even though it was busy. I love this place. !! Will certainly be back soon.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Emran Khan, Owner at Ba'Bursi, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2023

Thank you , appreciate the kind words 😇

Reviewed 28 December 2023

Another Christmas Day at Ba’bursi and simply faultless. Great food, great atmosphere, lovely with the kids and we really enjoyed our regular Christmas day lunch.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Emran Khan, Owner at Ba'Bursi, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2023

Always a pleasure serving lovely customers 🙏🏽

Reviewed 27 December 2023

Always rated Ba’Bursi really highly. Was introduced by a friend and then took some colleagues and clients who all mentioned it was one of the best Indian restaurants they have been to! Will always return and planning on another visit soon with colleagues and clients

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

Been coming here for years. Never fails to impress. Staff are attentive but not in your face rushing you. Tend to stick to same dishes but advice when I want to vary is welcome. Have t done a review for a while but our last...visit was the best. Great to have you within a short drive! Best if luck for 2024.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Emran Khan, Owner at Ba'Bursi, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2023

Really appreciate this 🙏🏽 thank you

Reviewed 25 December 2023

I have been here many many times ( food isn’t too clever “ they don’t cook the dry spices properly 🙄”) when I have brought up this subject they think I am asking for something of the bill 😳 which isn’t the case …so I...change my meal every time I go ! However my family don’t mind it there. “Could be 3-12 of us at 1 time at least …well last night (Xmas eve ) I went with my brother and sister for my brothers birthday….the service was SHOCKING we had to wait 30 minutes for a drink ( we ordered them straight away when we got there ) and when we was at the table we had to ask again for them🙄 the food came and it wasn’t the best …I didn’t eat all mine, so we asked could we bring it home ..and they came up with trays and bag for US to put it in ourselves 😳 the manager said when we questioned about it and said that’s the way it is 😳 I have NEVER been to an restaurant where I had to put my own food in take away trays to bring it home 😳 the bill was £99.10 ( 1 round of drinks and 3 mains ) and they gave us the bill and before we could read the bill they was asking how we was paying for it …and they didn’t even give us any chocolate or towels. I WILL NEVER GO TO THIS RESTAURANT AGAIN ….and please check your bills it’s overrated restaurant….plenty better restaurants in St Helens and the Merseyside area !!! AND BEFORE THE MANAGER SAYS WE WAS AWKWARD ….NO WE WAS NOT !!!!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Emran Khan, Owner at Ba'Bursi, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2023

Bit of moaner arnt you, every time you’ve come in you’ve made a fuss. Respectfully please go elsewhere I think we the clientele we embrace treasure our service. We do our best and we do it to a high level. Please I hope this finds...More

Reviewed 24 December 2023

I have visited this restaurant many times before and it’s been average but tonight’s service was extremely poor just because I questioned why we had to put the left over food we wanted to take home into our own cartons, I have never ever been...asked to this before, my sister didn’t feel too well so didn’t eat much of her food so that was why we asked to take home her meal. I felt we were treated poorly considering we spent over £100 for no starters three main meals and three drinks and the meal wasn’t anything special, I will not be visiting this restaurant ever again, there’s plenty of other Indian restaurants with better food and service than this one. I would avoid if I was you.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Emran Khan, Owner at Ba'Bursi, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2023

Firstly thank you for taking time to review, I think from the word go you just wanted to be awkward. We would appreciate if you gave your custom elsewhere, my staff didn’t value your awkwardness either. Please go where they welcome you .

Reviewed 26 November 2023

The best in St Helen without a doubt. Great food and friendly service. Special call out for Yasin who's looked after us and made it a great experience.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Emran Khan, Owner at Ba'Bursi, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2023

Great stuff, like father like son, nice to see my son getting in the quality service levels Well done to the team and thanks for your review 🙌🏽

Reviewed 26 November 2023

Brilliant service, delicious freshly cooked food. An excellent evening. Many thanks to the staff and kitchen. We will be back.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Emran Khan, Owner at Ba'Bursi, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2023

Really appreciate this, team spirit set for Xmas 🫶🏽

Reviewed 10 November 2023

Make sure you check your drinks bill . A few months ago they doubled ours. And my daughter and partner went tonight and they tried the same again.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023 via mobile

What a place! I’ve come here several times, having been first introduced by a friend who lives locally, and every time it has been a delight, The quality of the food, it’s presentation, the attention by the staff and most importantly the feeling of ‘value...for money’ is second to none. It maybe because my friend is a regular that we get treated as ‘special’ customers, but I get the impression that what I’ve seen and experienced is the norm and that this is how they operate. In which case, well done. It’s a delight to come here and I hope to continue doing so for a long time yet!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023 via mobile

Guide dog truth - i was present when the person below was causing issues. I was picking up a takeaway which was as tasty as always. What they have failed to mention below is the truth. Both the male and female were extremely drunk and...arguing. The male with the guide dog also urinated up the wall of the premises. (The male, not the dog). They were aggressive towards the staff, so rightly so, they were asked to leave. To leave a fake review when you actually caused the issue with being intoxicated and aggressive is pathetic. This is a very good restaurant serving great food. As with any business and any human, sometimes they get things wrong. However, they do not discriminate against law abiding well behaved / mannered individuals. Which you were clearly not!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023

Thursday 24th August 20.00 I was refused entry into this restaurant, when asked why I was told that I could not take my guide dog in. I reminded the staff of the equality law explaining that they were breaking this law by refusing to let...me and my guide dog enter. The waiter said he would check in the kitchen to determine whether we could enter. he came back and told me they were full. We pointed out that there were at least 5 empty tables on that floor as well as empty tables on the floor above. A manager came and told us that they were now closed and we could have a take away. He said they closed at 8pm and it was now 8.10 pm despite their menu stating that they closed at 9.30pm. I stressed again that it was illegal to refuse entry to an assistance dog but, he was determined that me and my dog would not be allowed in. Me and my party left the restaurant and called a taxi. When it came we told the driver what had happened. The driver asked the manager why he wouldn't let us in and he lied. He said our behaviour was unacceptable. The driver said it was disgusting that we were not allowed entry. I am fed up of continually being refused entry to restaurants when I am with my assistance dog, these people do not know the law of the land. This was highly inconvenient for me as I then had to instruct my taxi driver to take me to a restaurant on the other side of town. This restaurant was away from the railway station for my trip home to Liverpool. Why don't these businesses understand that a guide dog is a working dog and not a pet! Therefore, they should allow the dog in without any fuss.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

Great service friendly staff top it all food was fantastic will recommend to friends with be back soon

Date of visit: August 2023
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Probably as they are open on Christmas day
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5pm they open but only till 11pm
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Yes, Ba'Bursi offers takeaway services.

Ba'Bursi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5