BAB

4.6
489 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 489 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
ambience
4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamieW
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AV
AlexaV
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Will definitely come again and get more!

CF
ChellF
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Lovely venue tucked away fantastic staff so friendly food was okay needs a bit wow factor the chef looked very busy

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Gooders
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Bab, would definitely recommend, excellent food, fantastic value and superb service from all the staff. Looking forward to my next visit already..,

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great always. Relaxed lunch great food and service

HB
HollieB
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing! Slight mix up with the order, but it was soo good.

CF
CazF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great great food. Really enjoyed it. Friendly staff, very accommodating.

MS
MartinS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service here are always spot on, never had a bad thing to say about it, their menu is ever changing and the quality of ingredients shows through.

Can’t wait to come back

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LeeLee
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasty food - super quick, friendly service.
Really enjoyed everything we had and reasonably priced.
Look forward to coming back again soon 👍🏻👍🏻

JC
JennyC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food! Have recommended to friends and will definitely be back.

BAB
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks! we can't wait to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really lovely little restaurant, delicious food! A little bit loud but would definitely return for lunch/early dinner.

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Bablover
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic everytime, I just can’t fault it, I want to order more babs at once but would feel guilty for kitchen staff

BAB
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks! we can't wait to see you again soon!

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Luke
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always brilliant & great value.
Service & atmosphere was very good & when there was a minor issue with our order it was replaced & knocked off the bill straight away.

One of those places that every single time I go I wonder why I don’t go more often!

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Beex
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was delicious and would recommend the Greek fries!

DE
DrEKM
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bloody delicious la.
Top tunes, top meat, that harissa n Tom sauce oh yeehaw makes ya tingle.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Such a hidden gem and will definitely be returning

PC
PhilC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food slightly burnt but apart from that all good, would go again

CM
ClaireM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as were the cocktails. Excellent service and really friendly staff. Will be returning.

JT
JohnT
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely as always. Food is so tasty and atmosphere fantastic

A
Adamski
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great little spot. Top notch posh kebabs. Lively atmosphere.

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Genevieve
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bab was and always is amazing every time we come. The service is great and very attentive and the food is excellent one of our favourite places

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RebeccaS
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first time visiting BAB and I was very impressed! Posh kababs were delicious. Very big portions. Staff were very attentive and lovely decor inside too. Will definitely be visiting again!

MF
MikeF
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the chicken skewer, and the lamb kebab with Greek fries, chicken was nice but kebab and fries were great.

JC
JosieC
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Poor service, inexperienced bar man, not knowledgeable of what was on the menu, when asking what was on the Greek fries the answer was "Greek stuff". Food was sub par, low quality. Disappointing! Would recommend donner haus instead.

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Nico
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BAB service was excellent. Immediate serving after being seated. Food service was very fast and food quality was great. House wine was good value for quality. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant refused to cater for a gluten free diet & would not even offer substitutes or workarounds, quite literally refusing to serve us.

It’s literally just meat in bread, remove the bread, surely it’s not that hard?

Really really disappointed with how rude and blunt they were about it.

BAB
Responded 5 days ago

Sorry you had a bad expirence and were unable to dine with us. Customer safety is a top priority, and we make all our bread fresh in our kitchen which means it is near impossible to cater to a gluten allergy which is what was identified to us. When it comes to a gluten free diet or intolerance it is as simple as removing the bread. However, when someone identified a gluten allergy we cannot in good conscious serve food we do not believe is complete free of gluten.

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Robnotious
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We don't feel the service was particualy great or attentative. We were promised things multiple times which never turned up (something to clean our hands after chicken wings and water for the table). Food wise, the chicken wings and my kebab (mixed kebab) were both unfortunately a bit dry. My friends kebab arrived with cheesy chips on which she did not ask for (she was promised a salad which was to be fair remidied). The restaurant got very packed and became very noisy due to one particular table. We've previously been here and enjoyed it but this time it felt quite poor I'm afraid.

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MegK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great staff and a lovely, relaxing atmosphere. The Early Bird special is great value and the rest of the menu is really reasonably priced. We will definitely be back!

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Sophie
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and very helpful and gave us space for a pram! Perfect dinner out with the family

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Samanthagrace
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Bab had a bit of a reduced menu when we went due to recently re-opening and didn't have quite a few of the dishes due to the bank hol weekend (which is understandable), but the food we did have was beautiful - will definitely return when the full menu is back!

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FionaB
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always & service with a smile. We’ll be back

AW
AW214
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant, good food and drinks in a good location. The servers were chatty and friendly. Great experience here

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Maya
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The place was very nice and the service was excellent but the food (at least on that day) was below average. The waitress and the kitchen apologised to us as they saw that I had barely touched my food. They asked what was wrong and at the end they didn't charge us for it. Because of that I would definitely give this place another chance.

AW
AndreaW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, good size portions and service was great. Best halloumi we have ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tiffany the waitress was excellent. Great service in a busy restaurant

CA
ChelseaA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service would definitely eat here again!

SM
SarahM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 2nd time eating at Babs and it was just as good if jot better than the first time, staff followed covid procedures, were very friendly, only waited around 15-20 minutes for food. The food was fantastic lovely fresh kebabs and homemade sauces, woukd definatley recommend coming to bab.

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NickelG
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food, service, and value for money. Definitely will visit again.

GP
GrahamP
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A brilliant lunch at Bab. Great service and a wonderful atmosphere.

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food, slow service. I have however had better kebabs that weren’t worth sitting down for.

FAQs

BAB does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

BAB is rated 4.6 stars by 489 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.