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BAB, Manchester,

BAB

4.2
4.2
848 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.

At peak times tables will have a maximum sitting time for 1hr 30mins from the start of the booking time. The host inform you on arrival.

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2 people

23:00


Booked 64 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, British, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 12:00–20:00

  • Phone number

    0161 806 0813

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Karel Lukes

  • Private party facilities

    We are now opened our second floor, perfect for Birthday's, corporate event, christmas parties or weddings. If you would like more information, click on this link to see our private hire brochure:- https://babnq.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Bab-Private-Hire-Brochure-2.pdf Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Info@babnq.co.uk 0161 806 0813

  • Area

    Manchester

  • Cross Street

    Just off Stevenson Square on Little Lever Street

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 848 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. VM

    ValM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fab time at Bab. Love this little place. Quite quirky and bohemian but anything goes. Meal was great as was the service.
  2. JG

    JessieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service, tucked away down the side, so glad we went! Loads of chocie and a selection of amazing sauces
  3. CS

    CSmith

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bab is by far my favorite spot in Manchester for food. The staff are so welcoming and helpful and the food is exceptional. The presentation is amazing and the food is always packed full of flavour. Amazing value for money too. Whenever I have friends visiting I always bring them here as its such a crowd pleaser.
  4. BS

    BenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved it. 10/10 restaurant experience. Was my 41st birthday and book a table for 2 for lunch. Had the lamb lunch special and a pint of ice cold Amstel. Was a scorching day and the restaurant was an oasis for us. The staff we amazing. Please you need to try this place .
  5. D

    Debbie

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely little place with a nice ambiance and very friendly service. The “ babs” are great and have a very unique style and taste. I had the steak bab served with blue cheese walnuts and beetroot, the presentation is lovely, much more refined than your usual kebab and the flavours were delicious. Affordable prices too. Would definitely recommend this place.
  6. MR

    MattR

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Well worth a visit for a quality kebab, beer and atmosphere, even on a midweek weekday evening.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable place, we did the bottomless Wednesday and the staff were so good, they made the experience, the food was exceptional too
  8. j

    jazw

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This little gem in the NQ is a must. Great food and friendly staff.
  9. M

    Megs

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We always find the food and service really good here, was great for a casual afternoon. Only slight thing I'd say is they didn't let us know what they'd run out of before ordering and inevitability my option wasn't available, but the alternative was still delicious. We'd appreciate seeing more veggie options on the menu - they have a few veggie kebab options and they are really nice but once any sell out it makes the offering quite limited.
  10. KJ

    KarenJ

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a great time here and would highly recommend/return, however I think the food prices could definitely do with being reviewed.
  11. S

    Samanfa1969

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upmarket kebab, and each one has been carefully thought out to create a great balance of flavour. Love this place. Food is outstanding and the staff are very friendly. Special mentuon for the The Greek chips, they are fabulous
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food all made on site
  13. AM

    AndyM

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    called in as a group of 4 and was treated to some fantastic food, we had the meze and main BAB deal which was also great value. Good attentive service and good atmosphere. Would highly recomend and will return soon.
  14. SB

    SamB

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service! Would 100% go back - recommend the chicken bab, absolutely beautiful. Staff can’t do enough for you
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    I really enjoyed my flat iron bab, really nice flavours, although it arrived just warm…. Hubby wasn’t impressed with the lamb, more like dinner meat and not juicy chunks of lamb like he was expecting. The wine could have been better, maybe a little cheap….. my biggest issue is the menu, full of other menus that are t relevant to Saturday night … too confusing!! We sat downstairs, it wasn’t full, but nice relaxed atmosphere, service was friendly and efficient! I’ve wanted to visit bab for ages since seeing some fab pics on instagram, I’ve ticked it off now …. And had a nice night
  16. M

    Marky

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always! Food is always good and value for money is excellent. Never had a bad experience here. Thanks!
  17. RL

    RyanL

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service! I would highly recommend.
  18. SS

    StuartS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Nice warm welcome, good choice of drinks and was served quickly. Its a nice relaxed place and staff were nice. Starters came for 7 of us all at once and they were good! Then unfortunately the mains came In random intervals so as one had nearly finished my wife still hadn't received hers. The sauces arrived at the very end of the meal. I would say they were at half capacity so no excuse really. I cant understand why it's called Bab, I've had a lot of kebabs in and around Manchester and this was the worst mixed kebab by far. A shame really as we were all looking forward to it. They didn't charge for the sauces and did do a 25% discount of the bill. I wouldn't be coming back tbh.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, lovely service, what more could you ask?
  20. AG

    AmberG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Really wanted to enjoy it as my boyfriend had been last year and loved it but ultimately there wasn't really anything that could save the experience. Initially the service seemed fine as we had our drinks and food orders taken pretty soon after being seated. My boyfriends drink was forgotten so we had to find our waitress to ask her to check on it. Then we received our starters which we didn't realise were incorrect until halfway through eating as there are 2 different prawn dishes on the menu - we didn't complain about this as we assumed the waitress had simply misheard us. That was until we received our main and a different waiter brought us the wrong sauce. For the mains we both had the hot crispy chicken bab which was lukewarm, dry, and with barely any sauce that tasted like sweet and sour chinese sauce. We also find that the waiters never came to check on us to see if we wanted any extra drinks so we had to flag down a waiter despite us having 2 courses. After a underwhelming meal we wanted to just get the bill so we could go somewhere with faster drinks service. The waitress brought over the card machine but kept our bill in her hand until we paid so we didn't have chance to read over the surprisingly expensive bill. We asked for it after paying only for her to leave another tables bill with us. After finding her and asking for our actual bill we then realised 2 of the single drinks had been charged as doubles even though the 2 waiters that had took our drinks orders had double checked if I wanted a single or double. Luckily we used the Manchester confidential discount and when we asked the manager for a refund on the extra £10 we were charged she sorted it out. Albeit the food is still overpriced, especially since you can get a much better kebab for less than half the price.
  21. s

    simons

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recently been to Berlin famed for incredible Kebabs - well I would say Bab in NQ, Mcr gives Berlin a run for its money! Fab menu, great food and service. Recommended!
  22. GK

    GeorgeK

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Waited over an hour for main course, which arrived cold. It was the beginning of the double BH weekend, but I don’t accept that as mitigation
  23. CH

    ChrisH

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food as always but service was much slower than usual - good to see it busy though !
  24. LC

    LawrenceC

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and so were the staff! Definitely be back.
  25. SC

    SarahC

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous hidden gem in the Northern Quarter! Fabulous range of choice on the menu. Staff are great. Food is fantastic and it’s especially great value for money. Yum yum yum!
  26. JR

    JoanneR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding food. Had the flat iron steak BAB, mixed BAB and tiger prawns and halloumi Fries, was all really tasty!
  27. MG

    MarcG

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took advantage of a couple of Confidentials vouchers. Always excellent food. Waitress was super friendly and efficient. Always a pleasure to visit BAB
  28. t

    timperleydiner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely meal for 4, i've wanted to go for a while now, wasn't disappointed, food was great (what is in the special sauce? yum!) Portion sizes perfect, great range of flavours, and spot on for value. Can't wait to come back :-)
  29. LS

    LucyS

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and good value Would recommend and will return
  30. B

    Bilbo

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place worth a visit for Kebabs worth sitting down for 👍
  31. e

    edcb

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible. 10/10. Will be coming back. Had the crispy chicken bab and it was unbelievable.
  32. H

    Hayley

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous food, friendly staff. Would definitely return.
  33. L

    Luke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service & food was great, couldn’t fault it! Still embarrassed we walked out without paying but thankfully paid over the phone later - apologies to you and your team for that!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a great time at Bab! My partner had the mixed kebab which looked delicious, and I had the salmon tikka kebab, and a side of the famous Greek fries, and they were absolutely amazing! It is a brilliant menu with lots to choose from, a lovely cosy atmosphere with great music, the service was friendly and efficient, and great value for money! Will definitely be visiting again soon to try some more kebabs!
  35. MF

    MatF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fantastic place and amazing food. We were the first in at 12pm and only 1 More table came in during our time but the ambience was great felt really comfortable. Food was amazing and so tasty and fresh. Will definitely be returning.
  36. L

    Luke

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Staff are nice but the food is over priced for the quality.
  37. A

    Anna

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A really cool friendly place to eat, with great food packed with colour and flavour!
  38. LE

    LeanneE

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Lovely food but very over priced in terms of portion size. A place to go for a one off treat really.
  39. WT

    WillTaylor11

    London

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Could be great but unfortunately expensive dry kebabs not worth the £16 each. Service slow, no knives, one toilet with a big queue. Sauces for kebabs £1 each. Better kebabs at your local takeaway unfortunately.
  40. LR

    LynseyR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Fabulous food, service and ambiance. Cannot recommend this place enough!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

BAB does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

BAB is rated 4.2 stars by 848 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

23:00


Booked 64 times today

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Google Map for BAB

14 Little Lever Street Manchester, M1 1HR

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Just off Stevenson Square on Little Lever Street

  • Area

    Manchester

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 12:00–20:00

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, British, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Karel Lukes

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    0161 806 0813

  • Private party facilities

    We are now opened our second floor, perfect for Birthday's, corporate event, christmas parties or weddings. If you would like more information, click on this link to see our private hire brochure:- https://babnq.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Bab-Private-Hire-Brochure-2.pdf Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Info@babnq.co.uk 0161 806 0813

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