BAB

4.4
123 reviews
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£25 and under
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Middle Eastern
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
We’re all about vibrant flavours, locally-sourced ingredients and homemade marinades and sauces. Watch our team of creative chefs make fresh flatbreads, from scratch, in our open theatre-style kitchen. We cook all of our breads on a robata grill, giving each kebab that lovely charcoal flavour.

We also offer a selection of tasty non-babs, meze dishes and desserts. Our drinks list includes freshly made iced teas and a variety of beers, wines and soft drinks. We have recently expanded and now offer an amazing choice of cocktails, from savoury to sweet and everything in between.

So, come hungry, pull up a chair and enjoy a kebab worth sitting down for.

Special Offers

Manchester Restaurant week: Pint of beer and any kebab: £12 pp

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 3 April 2019

Ends: 30 September 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 16:00-19:00

What 123 People Are Saying
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SW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Taking kebabs to another level. Friendly staff nothing to much trouble - thanks for great girls lunch venue.

BAB
Responded 16 hours ago

Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed you visit. Hope to see you soon, The BAB Team

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KM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is bloody fantastic! Check out their spicy sauces as well. Divine! Go eat there!

BAB
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the amazing review Kristen, come back and see us soon!

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JY
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good atmosphere, great food. Truly is a Kebab worth sitting down for.

BAB
Responded on 8 August 2019

Thank you for the amazing review Jenna, we hope to see you here again soon!

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LW
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are very welcoming and efficient. The food is amazing. Best kebabs we've eaten. It was my second visit and my partners first. He has told everyone how good it was. 10 out of 10 such a good idea

BAB
Responded on 8 August 2019

Thank you for the fantastic review Laura, we hope to see you back here again soon!

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SM
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best kebabs in Manchester! The Greek fries were to die for! This restaurant is a little hidden gem!!!

BAB
Responded on 6 August 2019

Thank you for the amazing review Sharon; we're glad to hear you enjoyed the Greek fries! Hopefully we'll see you back here again soon!

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LW
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Lovely food and decent prices. Way too loud downstairs. Good service. Had to shout to hear people because the music was too loud.

BAB
Responded on 1 August 2019

Thank you for your feedback Luke, our downstairs area is still new so we welcome any feedback. We hope to see you back here again soon.

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JR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Bab was nice! Not much option on the menu - no authentic kebabs really, but what can you grumble about for a kebab restaurant in Manchester? Food was tasty - paprika chips were quite bland, but the kebab was lovely. The waiter initially told us we weren’t allowed to order our food yet whilst taking drinks orders, which is quite odd considering this is a restaurant and we were there to eat. However, the food cake extremely fast which makes up for it. Overall, it was fine but I wouldn’t rush back.

JA
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

excellent food, greek fries are a must.
sat downstairs, was quite noisy, hard to chat, but may have been that our table was near the speakers. good music though!

BAB
Responded on 1 August 2019

Thank you for the great review Justine and sorry to hear downstairs was too noisy. We'll take your feedback on board and hope to see you again soon!

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EH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perhaps a little bit more expensive than we expected, but the food was incredibly tasty and great service/atmosphere too, would go again and would recommend the chicken popcorn kebab

BAB
Responded on 26 July 2019

Thank you for the great review Emma and glad to hear you enjoyed the chicken kebab. We look forward to seeing you again!

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JG
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been 4 times now and all have been amazing. The food is brilliant, service top drawer and great value for money.

BAB
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you for the fantastic review Jack, we hope to see you again soon!

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AP
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I ordered elderflower which was on the menu and was informed they didnt have any.

Then the waitress got the food order wrong (she mixed up me and my friends food) meaning the food had to be sent back.

We'd also advised at the start of the meal - having booked - we were part of the Monday promotion of 30% off, however when the bill came this wasnt factored in and again had to be sent back.

I liked the music, and ambiance (although didn't like the toilets basically opened onto the restaurant floor

BAB
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you for your feedback Annabel and sorry to hear your visit wasn't satisfactory. We'll take your feedback on board and hope this hasn't put you off making a return visit.

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CH
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great place, would definitely go again! Didn't seem like there were enough staff unfortunately, as we had to wait quite a while for orders to be taken and to get the bill too, and this was on a Saturday afternoon. Staff were lovely and it wasn't too much of an issue! Food was delicious, would love to try other items on the menu!

BAB
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you for the great review Carrie. Sorry to hear you had to wait a while; we'll take your feedback on board and hope to see you here again soon.

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AS
London
19 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

BABs were all enjoyed a lot by us all. Very tasty and fresh. Service was a little hit and miss though but friendly. Great selection of cocktails downstairs.

BAB
Responded on 22 July 2019

Thank you for your feedback and sorry to hear the service was a little hit and miss. We hope to see you here again soon!

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AC
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the best food, it was amazing! Service was incredible, staff were so friendly. We weren't sure about some of the ingredients and the waitress was happy to go through it all and explain. The food was incredibly fresh. Will definitely be going back.

BAB
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you for the fantastic review Amy, we look forward to seeing you here again soon!

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SW
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, service was great - server was very attentive! Will definitely be coming back.

BAB
Responded on 22 July 2019

Thank you for the fantastic review Sarah, we look forward to seeing you back here again soon!

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KQ
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food when it eventually arrived, was very tasty and on that basis I would return. However from the point we ordered, it took over an hour for the food to arrive and the restaurant didn't look that busy. We were offered a free drink for waiting, however the experience could have been improved with a slicker service.

BAB
Responded on 17 July 2019

Thank you for your feedback Kieran and sorry to hear you had to wait so long for your food to arrive. We'll take your comments on board and hope you'll pay us another visit in the future.

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SR
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic freshly prepared food at reasonable prices. The staff were great and knowledgable about the food. Relaxed atmosphere, a great place for a chilled catch up with friends.

BAB
Responded on 4 July 2019

Thank you for the great review Steve, we hope to see you again soon!

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JS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty, light on wallet, nice atmosphere. Friendly service.

BAB
Responded on 1 July 2019

Thanks for the great feedback Joanna; we hope to see you here again soon.

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JW
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for lunch with clients & colleagues. Everyone had a different BAB and enjoyed it, shared the Greek Fries which are to die for!

BAB
Responded on 1 July 2019

Thank you for the great feedback Jamie; we hope to see you here again soon.

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KW
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and drink. Wonderfully friendly and welcoming staff. Just a great place to eat. Made to feel very comfortable and offered any help with the menu when asked.

BAB
Responded on 1 July 2019

Thank you for the great feedback, Kate, and we hope to see you here again soon.

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JT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been a few times now and food is always delicious. Ambiance and service is spot on. One of my favourite places to eat and very reasonable prices

BAB
Responded on 24 June 2019

Thank you for the fantastic review, we hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, with a small but exciting menu, friendly and quick service. Will certainly return

H
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This is my third visit to Bab and I was disappointed. The food wasn’t as good this time, staff were very nice when we mentioned it at the end and even gave us 20% discount.

My first visit there the Greek chips had a garlic sauce and feta cheese. Absolutely gorgeous. They have now added extra things which has spoilt it. Too salty!

I would go back again but might leave it a while.

BAB
Responded on 24 June 2019

Thank you for your feedback, we'll pass your comments on to the kitchen and hope to see you again soon.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the lamb shawarma and it was delicious. I also recommend the Greek fries!! Really enjoyed eating here and will definitely be back!

BAB
Responded on 24 June 2019

Thank you for the great review, we look forward to seeing you back here again.

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JT
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food at a very reasonable price. Will definitely be back for more

SH
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

very tasty food, changing menu to last time which is good. Enjoyable and will come again!

CP
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

BAB food was delicious! The place was quiet as it was only a Tuesday but my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Service was great and the food came very quickly. Thoroughly enjoyable all round!

RM
London
19 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

For something a little different but let down a little by the food choices that were not that great.

AT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing, but it was so loud! We were shouting at each other, and still couldnt hear each other.
Not sure how they'd rectify that, as its a fairly small room, but the food was well worth it.

JJ
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely gourmet flavours in a relaxed, ambient atmosphere.

GA
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was tasty, the meat was very well seasoned and tender, however I do think the Kebabs would benefit from substantially more salad. I had the pork souvlaki, which was essentially pork, pork scratchings, tzatziki and a sparse handful of mint and corriander leaves. It wasn’t very substantial, considering the kebab cost around £10.
Despite this, given the fact the food tasted nice I would probably eat here again - the atmosphere was good, and it wasn’t too expensive

NW
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food brilliant value and friendly service. Really good spot for a meal with friends

R
Lancashire
4 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great kebabs every time. We love this restaurant. Good service.

TC
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Went on a Saturday night at 6pm with a party of 4. There was plenty of space and we could have walked in off the street, but we had booked in advance.

All 4 ordered chicken kebabs. All felt the kebabs tasted fishy so discussed this with the waitress. She explained all cooked on same grill, although with chicken at one side and fish on the other. She offered replacements but we declined.

The paprika fries we ordered came after we had all finished our kebabs. They were too salty so were barely edible.

All in all a bit of a shame. Some good ideas, nice presentation, nice space and the restautant looks good. Food and service will need to improve or it will not survive in the competitive Northern Quarter.

PK
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, the monk fish kebab is incredible!

MS
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been wanting to try for ages and it didn’t disappoint. Good selection, friendly staff and gorgeous food. Will definitely be going back.

RL
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was amazing but we were let down by the service. We were all going to get a dessert but we were left to our own devices after our plates were taken away. We were left that long that we asked for the bill instead, which we had to get up ourselves and ask for.

LM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab food that was reasonably priced! Great evening

EF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyable experience great value particularly usi g the happy hour offers

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal here, service was excellent (by the French waiter, couldn't remember his name). We had the octopus, chicken wings and hummus to start which were very tasty. The kebab mains were well cooked with such good flavour combinations, will definitely eat here again!

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