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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
tzatziki / garlic mayo / feta / olives / chilli sauce
Flat Iron Steak
whipped blue cheese & truffle / pickled raisins / walnuts / balsamic onions / beetroot purée / watercress
aleppo chilli / hummus / peppers / thoum
Cute restaurant, phenomenal food!! Will definitely return
This was my second visit for a friend's birthday. They hadn't been before and loved it! We shared from the meze menu, it was delicious! Would definitely recommend and look forward to going back
Amazing food and really friendly staff. Overall a brilliant night.
Nice enough food and lovely service. Pretty fast and attentive. Only issue was kebabs were a little dry... Needed more sauce.
First time I've visited Manc since I was a kid. Saw this restaurant on MRCFinest on Instagram and booked a table straight away. Me and my partner both ordered the octapus, crab and calamari kebab, it was beautiful. The flavour was incredible. Greek chips and halloumi fries on the side with a few beers it was heavenly. I loved the size of BAB it was private but lovely atmosphere with the open kitchen. Definitely would go back in a heart beat 😊
Service was fantastic very much looked after. Food was top class I had the lamb babs and it melted in my mouth
Food good but didn’t have a great atmosphere or attention as booked fir 40th and second drinks weren’t made correct but would go back
Didn’t appreciate either that when we arrived we said we had booked they said don’t worry as we were only guests then we got email to say we hadn’t shown
First time at Bab. Lovely food, decent value and obviously popular as very busy for a Wednesday evening. The 2 waiting staff did an amazing job keeping things moving and were really helpful and friendly but it would be good for them if Bab assisted them by hiring at least one additional team member! Would go again
Lovely staff, great atmosphere and decor, good value and most importantly, delicious food!
I have been a few times and it’s usually great but found both babs really dry. The fries also arrived after we had finished them and drinks took a while to come. The team seemed really under staffed and under pressure though, the place was busy, so we definitely empathised but maybe something to look into sorting. Would still come back.
They forgot one of our meals, didn't compensate for it, or even realise until we pointed it out
Lovely food, especially the Greek fries. Kind of echoey and small inside and there was a loud group of people so we could hardly hear each other but the food made up for it.
Great find! Gorgeous food, excellent drink and friendly service. A must if you're out and about in the North Quarter
Great food. Terrible service (asked a guy for drink, he said he would be back in 5 and ended up ordering it 20 mins later).
Very loud in the downstairs area, hard to talk at the table.
We brought our (small/Med) dogs to BAB on a Thursday night and the only table left was sort of in the way of the staff when the dogs sat either side of the table. Not due to staff fault at all, but because of this we thought we’d only stay for drinks and then leave, at which point the manager offered to comp our drinks since he couldn’t offer us another table. How kind! Another table actually opened up before we went so we moved there and we’re able to stay for a meal which was delicious. When we thought we couldn’t be taken care of any better, a drunk person came over and started chatting away to us extremely close to my friends face (hello, covid is still with us ma’am), and the waiter saw this and the slightly uncomfortable look on my friends face, mouthed to her “are you okay?” To which she shook her head “no” to, and he asked the person if they could take their seat to maintain distancing within the restaurant. If that is not 110% service, I don’t know what is. We had a lovely evening and lovely food, but 6 star friendly service from the waitstaff. Too good not to share!
Food was OK BUT tbo I prefere a propper turkish kebab . I would of liked some chili sauce. Service was fantastic !
Great atmosphere, service was great. Slightly too noisy though. Food was unreal
All good would deffo go here again. Told all my friends
Three of us each had different mezes for starter and all three were perfect with no complaints. The babs were delicous too with the steak very tender. On a personal note I would have liked a small portion of mixed salad on the bab aswell but very nice nonetheless. Would deffo recommend for a casual meal out and will be going again.
Excellent service food was fab highly recommend the chicken wings and expresso martinis
lovely meal for our anniversary, would definitely go back.
Service was slow, food wasn’t as great as I remembered it being.
Nice venue with great food! Will be returning.
Quite disappointing. Service took a long time even though it was pretty empty, food was bland and burnt and we didn’t finish our plates. Probably won’t go back
I think we chose a bad night to go as the booking service the restaurant used apparently overbooked tables between 7pm and 7.30pm so our service was a little slower and less attentive than I would have liked.
The food looked great but wasn’t as tasty as hoped for us personally, as all the sauces tasted very cheesy or too smokey which was a shame as the octopus was excellent and saved the day! We ordered the mixed bab and mixed seafood bab. Meat was very nicely cooked, however the calamari seemed to have been fried in old oil. Unlikely to visit again as the sauces weren’t to our liking.
Lovely people work here :)
And it’s dog friendly
A dog friendly kebab restaurant.
Can’t speak highly enough! Food, service even the house wine was brilliant!! IBAB was recommended to me and I will be recommending it to family and friends
Great place , small plates were excellent, prawn saganaki, wings, padron peppers and delicious lamb moussaka croquettes. Friendly service and reasonably priced.
I have been here a couple times before, it took quite a while for the food to come this time… around 40 minutes. When it came the bab bread was mostly tough therefore making it hard to cut into and it became frustrating to eat which ruined the experience. The food did taste great but the bread let it down.
Just a a wonderful night. Great food. Nice atmosphere. Attentive service.
The food was amazing at BAB. We will definitely be going again. The only negative of our experience was a huge toilet leak in the ladies toilet but this did not dampen our trip!
Great food and service. Atmosphere was really good and nice to see that dogs are allowed. Cheers!
Overall a disappointing experience. The meal started off well with a nice set of starters however when we got to our main meal we were disappointed to find that out tenderstem broccoli bab contained regular broccoli as opposed to tenderstem. There was then no opportunity to raise the issue with our meal, we were not asked if our meal was satisfactory until our plates were being cleared. At this point we raised our issue surrounding the broccoli as if we had known it was not tenderstem we would have ordered a different bab. We were then informed that your restaurant only stocks tendestem and that we were lying that ours has not been despite picture evidence. At this point we then spoke to another manager who informed us that due to supply issues it had infact been regular broccoli after all. While at this point he did take 50% off the cost of the bab we were disappointed by the service and particularly the accusation we were lying about what we received.
I would be hesitant to return to this restaurant given this disappointing end to our evening.
Really great food, nice drinks, good price and nice helpful staff!
There was a problem with the deep fat fryer the night we went which knocked things off for the staff, who coped well. However, the mixed kebab and hallumi kebabs both were a little underwhelming.
The atmosphere was great. We had Meze and thought they were generally underwhelming and overcooked
Delicious food but mine (mushroom bab) was maybe a little dry - it needed an extra drizzle! Friend’s food looked epic though and the Greek Fries were to die for!
They’d run out of cider on draft too - made me a little sad!
Food was very delicious but took over an hour to arrive at our table. Asked for a jug of tap water which never came. Drinks took a long time to make, and they had numerous cocktails unavailable due to stock. I understand they may have been short staffed, but we ended up having to ask a member of staff if they had put our food order through to the kitchen, as a couple sat next to us got there food within 15 minutes of ordering.
Really great good, arrived quickly and the early bird menu was good value. We had too much food if anything as we slightly over ordered! We had cocktails which were also nice!
Delicious food. Great service. Lovely restaurant. Can’t wait to go back!
BAB does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.
BAB is rated 4.5 stars by 598 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.