November 12, 2015 Caribbean, Glasgow No Comments



I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed with all of the new places opening in Edinburgh. I get that I should be enthused by all the exciting new places, but I’m just not feeling it at the moment. Accordingly, I toddled off to Glasgow and made a lunchtime visit to Fire in Babylon, on Hope Street.

A Caribbean street food kitchen, the interior is nicely informal with plenty of room to take things in. Furniture is finest Swedish flat-pack mixed with comfy sofas. It comes together quite smartly.

Curry goat

Curry goat

Upon approaching the counter, I was quickly drawn in by talk of curry goat so ordered that to sit-in. I took a seat at the window so the world going by could watch me, or vice versa.

My dish was soon with me looking hearty and enticing. Good chunks of flavourful meat, served on the bone, were wrapped in a warmly spiced sauce. It was impressively good.

Interior sign

Interior sign

The accompanying rice & peas and simple dressed salad brought the required filling and textural elements making the dish entirely satisfying.

So overall, I thought Fire in Babylon was doing very good work. It reminded me a little of West African favourite Mam Kangu’s Delicacy, as they both have a commitment to hearty goodness using a similar flavour and spice palette. I’d be glad to visit again and would recommend it to you.

Blythe scores Fire in Babylon
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 15.5/20

I ate: curry goat

I drank: water

I wore: charcoal overcoat

Total bill: £8.95

Fire In Babylon Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Written by BKR