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“Amazing!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Babouchi Grill

Babouchi Grill
Ranked #154 of 516 Restaurants in Northampton
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Northampton
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

After reading numerous reviews and hearing pleasant things thought id give it a try and see what the "Babouchi" experience was really all about. Booked a table for 2 and wow the ambience was great,from interior to customer service everything was spot on how it should be when visiting to dine In. We really enjoyed the mini mixed popadoms with the colourful chutney tray which add to the exquisite style of the restaurant. To start with I had the onion bhaji starter and my partner had chicken tikka and our first initial thoughts were the presentation had much thought and effort in which is always pleasing to the eye which reflects the quality of the food here. For main course We had Bengal fish and chicken butterfly with the much spoken about masala chips! The chips were really something else, and tasted so different and unique much like the restaurant me n partner would say :) throughout the meal we were made to feel cared about by the friendly boss who shared his passion with us, also the staff made sure everything was fine and made general conversation which is always pleasant, it really is a place worth visiting when wanting something worth the time and money with a wonderful atmosphere , we will definetly be back with great food and service it really isn't a miss!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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6 Thank SammyOs
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  • English first
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English first
Northamptonshire
Level Contributor
33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Ok night”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Read the reviews . Thought we would give it a try. Little bit disappointed to be honest.
Service ok but the food was just what I would expect to get almost in any Asian restaurant.
Butterfly chicken was ok but we didn't think a lot of the different style of pappadoms and even worse was our view of the red chips, they were just a tomato sauce style, soft mush.
No alcohol but we knew that, value ok.

The restaurant has got potential and is trying to be innovative and I'm sure they will improve.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Honeysuckle33
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“you get what you pay for”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Pros - staff were friendly, the space is clean and tidy

Cons- food took very long to come out and was below par
Party of 6, sat down at 9pm - placed our orders within 10 minutes of arriving. only 2 people ordered starters which came pretty quickly. then the wait began, there were plenty of delivery orders going out but no sign of our food - I got up at 10pm to ask the girl at the desk where our food was and looked over into the kitchen I was curious what could be taking so long (i ordered 1/2 grilled chicken) there was no chickens on the grill at the time. surprisingly food turned up within minutes - my chicken was warm , had been cooked some time prior , did not taste fresh and there was nothing grilled about it. I had to request extra sauces (hot sauce and peri peri) because the marinade tasted of nothing.

I must point out that a friend did say the Danzak was nice so perhaps this was an unfortunate miss but but for £8 i guess I'm going to put it down to a bad first experience and maybe try something different If I ever have to go back.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank ChenBee
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Will definitely be returning!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

We had 6 starters to share between a table of 4, each had a main course and two naan breads on the table, which I was amazed only came to £17.50 per head.
Food was delicious, decor was lovely, there are only around 10 tables, lovely intimate atmosphere and open plan so you can see the chefs working in the kitchen.
Staff were friendly, attentive and made an effort to talk to us and tell us about the food.
You can take your own drinks in for a £1 corkage charge each.
Had a great evening, would recommend to anyone and will definitely be returning!

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5 Thank Genevıeve D
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“great place to eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

We have been to babouchi grill three times now and each time we have really enjoyed it. The atmosphere is nice and relaxing and the staff are good at giving you space to unwind and chat but at the same time attentive. The owner is full of pride and enthusiasm for the place which comes across in the way in which he interacts with you when you are pondering over the menu. The food is delicious and tastes fresh with things cooked to order. You probably wait a little longer than some places but its worth it for the quality. What is nice is the way that the waiter will ask if you are ready to move on to your main and not just turn up to your table once cooked. A place to try if you are thinking about it for sure.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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5 Thank Northampton700
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