When it comes to making you feel comfortable, lots of restaurants take the interrogation room approach. They take your coat, they pour you lots of water, and then they grill you on what you’ve been doing that day. It’s about as comfortable as a conversation when someone knows your name but you don’t know theirs. Some restaurants really do know how to make you feel comfortable though, and Beb’s Kitchen in Brixton is one of them.
Beb’s is a homely Indian restaurant that serves an excellent range of curries, including some Goan specialities, in a caf-like room, red gingham tablecloths and all. Whether you’re eating in or taking away, friendliness and comfort is the number one priority. Rose tea will be offered as you wait, complimentary cassava cake will come out, and the distinct feeling that maybe, just maybe, you would like to be adopted by this lovely couple will occur. The food will also make you feel all warm and fuzzy: lamb xacuti is rich and spiced, and even if you’re just popping in for some samosas, they too are expertly made. Needless to say: the big BYOB sign is also very welcoming.