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BAB

4.6
415 reviews
£25 and under
Middle Eastern
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.

Bookings for the restaurant only, outside area is strictly on a first come first serve basis.

We can only hold a maximum of 1 house hold (or a bubble) on 1 table inside the restaurant

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 415 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Phil
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, fabulous kebab, so, so tasty, great set up, attentive staff. Defo will be returning.

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AdrianB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice food and great staff serving us. Enjoyed it

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AshleighW
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Starters were amazing, staff lovely but the flat iron steak bab was disappointing and tasted only of burnt steak.
Also the music could have been a bit louder.
Would recommend for the meze only

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DeanD
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my house mates to here for first time. They absolutely loved it. Food was unreal

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RP12
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely night out, staff were great. Food excellent and quick to arrive.

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LouiseO
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, a big choice. Very tasty. Staff are lovely and attentive

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Holr
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We will be coming back again!

AF
AlexisF
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love it! super tasty and nice atmosphere - will be back x

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TimT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food , service , a great place to enjoy really tasty food

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ElenaC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The experience was overall good, but we went there for the 3 meals for £18.95 and were disappointed to see that the sides for example weren't included in the deal, but a cookie for dessert was...
Not to mention there are 3 vegetarian options and only 3 meat options...

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olivial
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, cocktails & vibes! I need the link to the playlist.

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MichaelV
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and will 100% return again. Great value for money.

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TeamButto
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely food - i had the steak bab and loved the unique style of the ingredients used, however, for the price of the steak bab, the steak needed more substance (other flavours, which were really nice, stood out more). The missus loved her tenderstem broccoli bab - as a non-veggie i was really surprised how tasty a broccoli bab could be.
One great annoyance at places is the price of chips, £4,5,6 for chips and get a tiny portion, however, at bab you get your moneys worth - big up the chippy portion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Disappointed!!
Dishes arrived at different times and were all over cooked. The bread with the humus was over toasted and too hard to enjoy, the lamb in the mixed kebab was dry and lacking in flavour - It looked like a 3 day old kebab. It was that bad we refused to pay for the main meals that we barely touched.

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Shauna
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. The lychee prosecco cocktails are amazing!

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ZoeJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very impressed
Great music, (the smiths and some Motown) nice little intimate restaurant and the food,,,,,,aww the food, Padron peppers - my favorite, with grilled feta, lamb ‘bab’ and artisan Gins
My new favorite restaurant
You must go there. Now.

TD
TopDiner
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There isn’t anything to dislike about the place. Nice atmosphere, nice food and nice service. I have been a couple of time’s and it’s consistently the same. Really nice place to go. Highly recommend.

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GemmaL
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff, lovely ambience and good selection of drinks. The food is something else; absolutely delicious. The menu is small and well considered. I’ll definitely return. Very happy indeed.

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ACNH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and nice setting with friendly service

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termoil2k2
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

I've been here quite a few times, and always had a lovely time. Not the restaurants issue at all, but it was very very loud, to a point where I couldn't even here the person I was with because of surrounding tables.

The staff were very polite and friendly as always, food came out quickly and was very tasty. But we weren't told one of the items ordered came with a side of fries, even when we ordered some extra as a side, so ended up paying more, when the dish already came with them, and ended up getting left. They did offer to box them up for us to take away though.

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Gabriella
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, would highly recommend! Cocktails were great too.

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ChristieO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I have visited BAB, both times have been throughout lockdown.

I was really impressed with the service and the food. The team at BAB have struck the perfect balance between making you feel 100% safe during this pandemic, whilst also not lowering any standards in terms of both food and overall experience.

The whole team were so attentive despite how busy the restaurant was. I cannot recommend BAB enough!

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AmyH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Glass was dirty, food was a bit dry (not as good as it looks online) so was slightly diss appointed. There was no run up service whilst we were eating our meals.

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RichardK
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and quality food - the Prawn and Ndjua is excellent

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EmmaJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great keBABs ! Great value, great taste and choice

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Jessie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting and wasn’t disappointed!! Food was unreal. Will definitely be back x

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RyanW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice place, great service and the food was outstanding

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OliviaH
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Really disappointed in this visit! I have been to bab a few times and loved it...but this time the food all seemed to have a funny taste to it, as if it had all been marinated in the same sauce (which wasn’t very nice!) not sure if the chef/recipes have changed but it sadly wasn’t as good a few months a go!

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JanineF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Utterly delicious and very good value for money. Will definitely be back!

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SarahH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Think I actually chose badly but would definitely return. More suited to meat eaters maybe but love the pickled salad. Service a little bit slow for drinks but that kind if thing doesn’t really bother me too much - bit can imagine would frustrate some.

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Rebecca
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great value for money, large portion sizes. Very flavoursome food.

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ElianaK
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never thought we would have a kebab, book without realising it was a kebab restaurant. To our surprise BAB’s interpretation of a kebab was sensational and delicious! Staff pleasant and adorable. Lovely music and industrial decor. Had a great time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Covid compliant.

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KirstyW
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food here is normally 10/10 and absolutely delicious. One if the BAbs was unfortunately overcooked , which I’m sure would have been rectified, if we had asked!!! Will definitely be back though and just hope this was a one off!

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JaneS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my first visit but I will definitely be going back. The food was amazing!

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MatthewT
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love bab but the food wasn’t quite as good as usual

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DavidM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fun ambience, lovely Babs, really super helpful staff. Someone described this beforehand as posh kebabs, but they are just kebabs, laid flat on the flat bread, and fully loaded. Some nice flavours though in the sauces. Reasonable value, had a Bab, and a couple of pints, was £30 bill (service incl) at the end. Would go again

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Natalie
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere - great food, just not entirely my taste and quite expensive!

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RachaelH
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food, great choice and range for non-meat eaters. Service was great - good wine list. Really enjoyed the monkfish bab, surf and turf, and greek fries

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DebD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and good food. Staff were lovely, was an enjoyable evening and we all enjoyed our food. I had the curry battered halloumi and have been craving it since! Need to return for that again and want to try the Greek fries - heard they are good!

FAQs

BAB does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

BAB is rated 4.6 stars by 415 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.