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BAB

4.6
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358 reviews
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£25 and under
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Middle Eastern

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Casual
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

Offers

Dine Local :Bab Express Lunch from £6.50

Sep 1-30, 2020·Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00

Express Lunch from £6.50

What 358 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StephenB
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Warning - Octopus is off the menu until christmas. My mate wasn’t happy but the surf and turf shut him up. Glad it did otherwise I wouldn’t have heard the end of it.

Food was ready quickly, service was faultless. I clocked all the sauces after I demolished the kebab. Gutted.

Greek fries - do I, don’t I? DO! Serious. You have to have these in your life.

I’m not one to moan but... there is a draft in there. Easily solved, next time I’ll wear a sweater or ask if I can close the door.

These truly are kebabs worth sitting down for. I’ll be back.

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LexR
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Absolutely to die for food!! The king prawns on sourdough are absolutely delicious and the Greek fries are amazing would highly recommend!

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SophiaM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and food just as excellent as the first time. Brilliant service. Can’t wait to come back.

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SeanM
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and great value as well. Will happily be coming back

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Would certainly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The first time I ate at BAB the food was spot on, chicken kebab with red cabbage slaw and salad, just the right amount of sauce drizzled over, so fresh and vibrant. I ordered the same dish this time and it was all meat and sauce with a lonely jalapeño parked on top, tasty but all the freshness and vibrancy were missing!! When I asked the waitress why they had changed the dish it was apparently because someone has complained they had too many vegetables on their plate! I can’t think a chef would change the recipe unless they had many complaints and it was so gorgeous I can’t believe that they would have, such a shame! Ignore those idiots BAB and go back to what you were doing.

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ThomasS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great, although i preferred the mushroom bab from the previous menu but a personal preference. First time having mezze or sides and they were beautiful, had two bottles of wine both nice. Our waitress was really accommodating and friendly.

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HeatherB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff were wonderful and really approachable and friendly despite how busy it was. The food was gorgeous, everything that we ordered could not find fault. Will definitely be going again soon!!

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Gini
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back at Bab after lockdown and it didn’t disappoint. The staff there are always so lovely and was incredible too; we had the flat iron steak Bab and surf and turf, can’t wait to go back.

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Smth
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and attention given to catering for those with allergies, aswell as offering a selection of vegan options. The food was great. Highly recommended!

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Greena
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, good atmosphere, small ordering hick-ups, but all in all a very enjoyable evening!

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HannahB
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the atmosphere was great, they also had a banging playlist to create a good vibe. Can't wait to go back

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KayC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just took a chance on this place when looking on internet for great places to eat in Manchester. Food, service, everything was excellent. Will be back!

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Hannah
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food but social distancing measures not really in place. There was about 1 foot between me and the person sat behind me, and wait staff would pass through it and close to the other sides of our table to get around the restaurant. Wait staff were lovely but stood too close and leaning in to hear us (probably necessary, it was pretty loud). Will definitely go back when social distancing measures aren't required any more but will avoid the restaurant until then.

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JamesG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It ws our first time at BAB and it was such a nice experience. The food was tasty with a good selection and the atmosphere was just right, plenty of people but not too noisy.
The staff were all really friendly and made sure we were happy throughout.
Will definitely be going back, its our new favourite place in town.

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Julies
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love coming here, food is excellent and the staff are always friendly.

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Bbbv
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was absolutely amazing, however the service was really disappointing unfortunately even though the restaurant was quiet

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Bredders83
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, the Greek chips was amazing.

The service is great, however paying £13 or more of a kebab is a bit annoying. I think the max should be £10

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LeanneGM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant in Manchester!! They have put so much thought into the flavours of each dish and keep it fresh by changing the menu regularly!

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GregoryG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Great food! Nice decor, not seated too close together.

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TimeaK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely amazing BAB never lets us down, it's one of my favourites in the NQ

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OliviaB
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious, so many nice flavours. Service was great too. Will definitely be back!

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FayeM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Beautiful food, great but small cocktail menu would 100% go back for another chicken bab. Starters a little bit pricey but over-all really tasty food.

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katieh
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favourite places to eat in the city centre. It always delivers a wonderfully taste sensation and amazing portion sizes to fill you right up. We never have a side each we gave to share as the Greek fries are to due for but way too much for one person. The lamb is DEVINE and I tried the crispy mushrooms this last visit and loved them. 2 for 1 cocktails is fabulous too. All in all still my number 1 place to go.

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AndyB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant food was amazing especially the Greek chips lovely little place we will definitely be coming back

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Genevieve4
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Insane food, lovely staff and an absolute all over amazing Experiance. Would highly recommend and will be coming back very soon!

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IanLeachypooh
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is absolutely amazing and plenty of it. Can't wait to go back and try another dish.

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AdeleF
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

No exaggeration, my new favourite food place- just bloody delicious, every single mouthful. Lovely staff, all round gorgeous experience x

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JamesA
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely amazing. The only negative was that the restaurant was a little cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly service......the food was amaaaaaaaazing!

Will definitely be returning soon!

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BlairY
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit was amazing, food was delicious and service very attentive. Will be returning.

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Madalin
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The food was okay, I went there to try the Octopus Kebab before they'd take it off the menu. Very bland taste, same for the chicken kebab. I almost loved the roasted tiger prawns, but the 'nduja was giving me the feel I am eating salt, this salty it was. I would have given 3 stars but, although the staff was nice, they didn't have a mask on 😱 which was shocking for me because I am really careful with this pandemic. Moreover, every interaction I've had with them they had to be like really close to me while I was squeezing myself by the wall. Not disappointed, but unimpressed.

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TimT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , very tasty , perfectly cooked , great service , good value

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JessY
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing and great value. Service was friendly but a little slow, understandable at the moment.
Really good overall.

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HannahG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great portion, delicious, not stingy with the sauces

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EmmaS
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, can’t wait to go back!
The staff were really friendly and we felt safe under the current circumstances. Food was really tasty and it’s dog friendly! What’s not to like.

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SallieB
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surf and turf with a side of Greek fries was amazing! And all for a tenner on the eat out to help out offer. Sublime.

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Beth
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best kebab I’ve ever eaten - get the Greek fries too

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Bababab
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surf and turf was fantastic - excellent value for the price and superb quality steak. I've tried their kebabs on other occasions too and can't recommend it enough, hits the spot every time!

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KrisE
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, staff were friendly. Unfortunately, I felt like they'd taken minimal COVID-19 precautions. Sure, there were hand sanitisers at the entrance, and we had to pre-book, but none of the staff were wearing masks or face shields, and they were pretty chill about leaning over/standing close to our table to take our order.

I think the tables were a bit more spaced out than usual but I'm not sure. Whilst it was a nice night out with food I love and have missed, I felt like I was out pre-pandemic and that makes me a bit uncomfortable, so I'll probably not be back for eating in for a while.

FAQs

BAB does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

BAB is rated 4.6 stars by 358 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.