The sister restaurant to Horn Please, Babu Ji has an equally quirky name and is taken from a playful term for government workers. “These babu jis dine with complete ease and enthusiasm, holding not a worry about time or return to work,” states the website. It plays out here, too, as St Kilda locals kick back in the relaxed space, enjoying the fragrant, spicy spin on Indian street food. Soft, opaque blue grenadier is enhanced by a coconut-milk curry sauce while eggplant gets all hot and crispy in the fryer.
The George Building, 4-6 Grey Street, St Kilda
Licensed and BYO (wine only)