BAB

4.6
528 reviews
£25 and under
Middle Eastern

Top tags:

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 2 house hold (or a bubble) on 1 table inside the restaurant

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.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 528 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMrJeffBlair
Manchester
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service & atmosphere!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Izzy
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

tasty meal and lovely service :) I have visited BAB a few times and always enjoy it!

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ChrisM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was my friends birthday, and as soon as we arrived 7 mins later due to traffic, we were met at the door with you only have an hour the next table is in so you’ll have to be outside.

Then as we were seated my friend asked politely if he could cater his kebab specifically as he doesn’t eat certain things, he was met with a dismissive not really and the greeter walked off.

Then the waiter came over and didn’t know what drinks were on the menu and every drink we asked for we were told they don’t do. We ordered drinks that non of us really wanted however we were waiting at least 15 mins for them to arrive, no water was offered in the meantime yet it was clearly to other tables.

Once we received our food we were all were highly disappointed everything was dry which indicated it had been sat there for a long time and by no means fresh, including meat and cheesy chips. Granted the waiter took my meal off the bill it didn’t redeem my first impressions of this restaurant and I will not be going again

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SimonW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Staff were friendly and helpful we arrived 20 minutes before our sitting and an outside table was prepared so we could have a drink. ( Beware ordering via the app outside is dearer than in the restaurant )

We had the Honey Glazed Pork Belly Skewer as a shared starter, which was delicious and melted in the mouth the salad garnish was also excellent.

For mains we had the Flat Iron Steak Bab and the Surf and Turf. Both were well presented and made. My partner had the Bab and described it as an explosion of tastes.

The Surf and Turf was cooked as asked, there was a lot of it which included a large side of Greek Fries. If one of you are having the Surf n Turf the other wouldn't need to order fries as there was enough for 2. My only niggle and I would know better next time is that there was a little too much feta on the fries and the steak lost its heat after time but these are minor issues.

It's not a huge space upstairs so it can get noisy if there is a large group in which it did.

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R89ghja
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the mixed kebab.

I don’t think you need to order any chips or starters are the kebabs are large and super filling.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a pleasure

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AndreaW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Second visit, ordered a starter of the honey chicken skewers, steak and the mixed kebab plus paprika fries. Very nice, although the fries could do with more paprika flavour - I will try the Greek fries next time. Service excellent.

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EmilyW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Bab is AMAZING and the people that work there are even better - so friendly, accommodating and considerate. We absolutely loved it!! Thank you

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JanineL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table at Bab following a recommendation from family. We were not disappointed, the food was amazing, the background music was just to our taste and the surroundings were lovely. Overall a very enjoyable experience. We look forward to returning.

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Pablo
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Love the kebabs and the greek fries were delicious

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ChloeH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! I thought it was a bit pricey for a kebab but so so worth it and you get plenty. It filled me up in just the right way. Service was amazing too.

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KatieMM
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food great but service was fair. The staff were lovely but dishes came at very varying times for our table and part of our order had been forgotten so we had to chase that up. We also got charged for a tiny portion of sauce which was a bit surprising. A member of our party ordered an iced coffee and had to send it back as it definitely wasn't an iced coffee, more like a lukewarm coffee (no ice). It wasn't busy either so not sure what happened with the service. The staff were nice though and the food was fantastic.
Will definitely give it another go and hope the service was just a bit off on our visit.

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WilsonF
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Restaurant feels a bit tight (lacking space), but aside from that it's an excellent experience.

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TiaR
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best meal I’ve had in a long time, I loved everything about it

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Great Service - will definitely be returning.

HB
HelenB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great cannot wait to come back for more greek fries, they are the best things ive ever tasted!

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Lizzy
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing service, food came very quickly and good value.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very polite and attentive staff

SC
SimonC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked a family meal, the food was really nice and the staff very friendly and attentive.

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vipchazamn
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming Here, service was great too!

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BW71221
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal out at BAB we love the atmosphere and the food is excellent

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Mollie
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really exceeded expectations! Can’t believe I’d not been before! Staff were so lovely and the food was great. Flavours were balanced perfectly and some really creative stuff on the menu.

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ZoBeLo
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and will definitely be back. It’s true what they say, a kebab worth sitting down for :-)

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FayeB
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Always love this place although this time I ordered the chicken kebab and some/quite a lot of the chicken was uncooked/totally raw in the middle. I discovered jelly-like pieces in my mouth and realised most of the kebab was uncooked. I’ve been on the toilet since (sorry to be graphic). I told the waiter who was new who gave no reaction and it was still on my bill despite there being a full kebab remaining. Credit to the other waiter when I raised it, he immediately took it off the bill and a round of drinks too. Asked who took my plate so he could speak with him. Boyfriend had the lamb which he loved. It’s just a shame I’ve been poorly since as I do like BaB and have been before.

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GregD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never thought I'd enjoy a fish kabab but thenk fish tail was unreal!

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LJOB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went on a Monday lunch time, and it was very quiet. Service was very good, my server made me a drink that wasn’t on the menu. Great value lunchtime deal of 2 courses for £14.95. Between us we had the crispy chicken wings, the prawns on sourdough and the flank steak kebab each. All of it was fresh and tasty, the steak was cooked perfectly, but the prawn starter was the star of the show. Delicious. Can’t recommend highly enough.

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SamanthaH
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Incredible food, great service, lovely decor and atmosphere. Couldn't have asked for more and can't wait to come back! :)

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Ruby
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere, friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and great fast service too. Good sized portions and just absolutely delicious. Top notch

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food but everyone seated in very close proximity despite other tables Available

MW
MiaW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great concept and amazing food! Would 100% recommend.

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Eloise
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food! Lovely staff! Great service! Highly recommend!

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CiaraF
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We loved the food, but it took 1 hour and a half for the food to arrive. Our booking was for 8:30 and the food arrived at 10:15 which was far too long to wait so we were very disappointed. Thankfully the food was delicious when it arrived

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great welcome and atmosphere. The hummus and flatbread is ace. The steak kebab could have done with being bigger.

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Rebecca
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great time at Bab, decided on the mezze. Was lovely, the pork belly and the lamb and feta in filo are a must try. Staff attentive and friendly. Very reasonably priced. Will be back very soon to try a kebab. Thank you.

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LAuraW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Busy Friday night service but orders taken and food came quickly. Very reasonably priced

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Ella
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and decor but disappointed with food. We ordered food and drinks at the same time but the food arrived before the drinks. I ordered the steak kebab but unfortunately the flatbread was burnt and tasted like charcoal. I think this may have affected the taste of the steak as it tasted quite dry so had to use sauce from the chips.

Not great value for money but maybe I just had a bad experience my friend enjoyed her lamb kebab but agreed not great value for money.

Presentation of food is amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was decent, service was terrible

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LornaB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely, waitress was lovely attentive and they accommodated a small menu tweak request with no issues great food as always

JW
JamieW
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service would definitely recommend and will definitely be returning!

FAQs

BAB does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

BAB is rated 4.6 stars by 528 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.