How It Began

The Babar Elephant has become an instant success with the people of The City of Lancaster and beyond. Situated in a landmark building dating back to 1686. Formerly the Lancastrian Hotel, the Babar Elephant has been totally refurbished to reflect the exquisite Indian cuisine that we serve. The decor is contemporary whilst being sympathetic to this stunning buildings original features.

When entering the Babar Elephant you will be met by a stunning 10 metre high stained glass window which floods the restaurant with soft, natural light, giving you the warmth and atmosphere the restaurant has become known for. We are situated on Morecambe Road just a 5 minute drive from the City Center, we have a large private car park, lawned gardens and for our active younger guests, an outdoor play area.

Our Mission

With a vision and mission to maintain the highest authentic level of culinary and hospitality excellence, Barbar Elephant is a delicious getaway. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or simply enjoying, a dining experience at Barbar Elephant, it will create memories that linger in your mind forever.

Experience Our Food

We invite you to try out all of the choices on our menu, from our delectable starters, to our mouthwatering meat and vegetarian options. We strive to provide our customers with the absolute best dining experience in a casual and comfortable atmosphere.


From the moment you enter our staff will make you feel welcomed and we will always take our guest suggestions to improve and excel while we provide you with the ultimate dining experience you will never forget.