BAB

4.4
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164 reviews
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£25 and under
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Middle Eastern

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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.

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Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 16 January 2020

Ends: 31 January 2020

Availability: Mon-Thu 11:30-21:00

What 164 People Are Saying
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MS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was so good! Really good value and really delicious. Service could improve on drink time delivery / attitude

NT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Could have been a bigger portion for the kebab as was still a bit hungry (I am not overweight)

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Popped in for lunch, the food was decent, I’d describe it as posh kebabs but the price is just too steep for what it is.

p
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

A number of food items were not on the menu

Every ones starter came out separate menacing each of our party ate separately

On top of that in an empty restaurant we were put on the only table that needed 4 doorstops to make it stable - no offer to move

BAB
Responded on 8 January 2020

Thank you for your feedback and sorry to hear your experience did not live up to expectations. If you would like to discuss this further, please get in touch on info@babnq.co.uk.

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HE
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had the skewered prawns and the halloumi kebab with curry sauce, both were delicious. At least 3 really nice veggie options including a vegan option. My partner had the nduja prawn starter and it was excellent. Really nice cocktails downstairs, which the lovely staff let me order upstairs as well. Highly recommend this restaurant.

BAB
Responded on 8 January 2020

Thank you for the fantastic review Harriet, come back and see us soon!

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AF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, nice food and resonantly priced.

BAB
Responded on 8 January 2020

Thank you for the great review, come back and see us soon!

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L
Wales
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Staff, Great Food

BAB
Responded on 8 January 2020

Thank you for the great review, come back and see us soon!

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CB
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The chips were awful, covered in smoked paprika which really spoilt them. There was no option for plain fires when there really should be.
The chicken babs (although the chicken was cooked beautifully) were all sauce no substance, I've never experienced a kebab like it there was just no texture except for the over cooked flatbread.
The pigs in blankets, charged at £6, were 3 pigs in blankets on a tower of Brussels sprouts. They were vile.
There were 3 tables in the whole restaurant so there was no atmosphere and despite the lack of tables and 2 waitstaff we still waited considerable time for anything we needed.

A real disappointment

BAB
Responded on 8 January 2020

Thank you for your feedback Christina and sorry to hear the food and atmosphere were not to your expectations. If you would like to discuss this in more detail, please get in touch on info@babnq.co.uk.

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RN
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, food and price. Best Kebab I ever had by a long way.

BAB
Responded on 8 January 2020

Thank you for the fantastic review Richard, come back and see us soon!

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DS
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thought we would try something new and so glad we did. We had the Turkey Shwarma, Chicken and Lamb Babs and they were super tasty. Didn’t need anything else as there was plenty of food to have a go at. Staff are great and really helpful. Price was very reasonable and we would definitely go back and try the Meze.

MS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Disappointed. Food quite cold and pretty underwhelming.

H
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice food, booked for lunch offer but was told it was no longer on. The place was empty so maybe they should've kept the offer on and advertised it more. Lamb adana nice, halloumi kebab average/odd taste. Tomatokeftedes best part of the meal. Drinks quite expensive.

GW
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Went with 2 friends. We really enjoyed the food, the service, the surroundings. Had a good evening.

AJ
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We booked a table at BAB following a friends recommendation, and as a mixture of vegetarians and carnivores, found it catered for everyone very well. The service was fantastic, and we were greeted and seated promptly upon arrival. The restaurant, although only small, felt modern and comfortable - and everyone was very impressed with the depth of flavour in the dishes (especially the Chip Shop Halloumi and Grilled Tenderstem Broccoli kebabs). Would definitely return soon to try other dishes.

AS
London
21 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fab food; great place. Maybe a little loud with the large party by the window but hey, it's xmas.

EG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was exceptional and service good. Our 3rd visit and it won’t be our last.

MH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous, fresh food cooked perfectly, highly recommend.

L
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Unfortunately didn't have all food options available (which happend previous visit- considering menu is quite small this was disappointing) .Mains came when only part way through starters, waitress explained this is how meal should be served ( although we didn't order meze).Overall a very average experience with disappointing elements. However good food and restaurant clean and spacious.

M
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Staff were welcoming but the food is really overpriced for what you get and the quality is pretty average. Seated at a table that wobbled, so we were moved to another table that also wobbled! Wouldn’t go back or recommend it.

JC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening. Very attentive staff, delicious food and great atmosphere. Well done Bab. Will be returning.

DB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing.
Great idea.
Great service too.
Will return...again

GW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, the Greek chips are unbelievable 😍

VB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I have visited BAB three times and every time the service has been awful, the staff are very slow and not attentive. On this visit there were 4 tables of customers and two members of staff and every time we needed anything e.g. to order drinks, to order food, to obtain the bill we had to get the attention of the staff. The food is generally very good, however this time my lamb shawarma kebab was not great. The restaurant was cold aswell so overall it was not a great experience.

MW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food with really good portions, the staff were really friendly and prompt and even double checked how hungry we were and if we should order another dish as it would be loads - which was really kind!

LA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food with lots of vegan/vegetarian options & great service

A
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was prompt and friendly, and the small plates/ starters were delicious. The swordfish kebab would have lived up to this too if it hadn't been overpowered by the lemon sauce, and the aubergine kebab was tasty but not very tender. Stick to the meaty classics - veges/vegans may be disappointed.

DF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Pleasantly surprised to get good Vegan food and salads in Manchester. Staff were very friendly

RL
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food amazing as always. However, this was my second visit where the service was poorer than I would expect. Once plates are taken away, drinks/dessert are not offered and it takes a long time to get the bill and even longer to get the card machine.

SB
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience1

I would recommend bab for the food but last night my friend got stuck in the toilet for around 15/20 minutes and the manager was reluctant to break the door as he didn’t want to disturb the rest of the diners even though she was starting to panic due to there being no windows in them. Luckily a guy from the kitchen forced him to crowbar the door and recommended her gave our Party free drinks as we had all finished and was ready to go until this happened. He didn’t take the advice and just got the person who was stuck a drink, leaving the rest of us sat waiting for her to finish it for a further 15 minutes. Great food but bad customer service

EG
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really tasty food, really big portions for main and sides

MC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good service and thought the food was great value. Highly recommend for relaxed evening dining

VJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night here with some friends. Our waitress was great and the food was so good...especially the lobster, steak and truffle special! 100% recommended :)

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

H
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food at a very reasonable price nice relaxed atmosphere

w
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Fantastic food and value for money, but the waiting staff seemed to be lacking in organisation.

I have already recommended BAB to a number of friends.

AC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

There was far far far too much sauce on the kebab. I got a lamb pieces kebab and there was about 10 heaped table spoons of onion marmalade o. The kebab which mate it sickly to eat.

AN
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Amazing food! The vegetarian options were really good.

LW
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Had a lovely meal at BAB food was really good highlight being the Greek fries but service was poor and often had get up or call a waiter over this may have been due to not enough staff so hopefully one off, will be back again though

SF
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience2

Explained to the server that the kebab was mutton and not lamb which it said in the menu and he completely disregarded what I was saying, I can tell the difference and do not like mutton we went on a recommendation that it was really nice but I would not be returning as what you order is not what you get

BAB
Responded on 1 September 2019

Hi, Thanks for your review, and sorry you felt that way. We apologise that the Lamb wasn't to your taste, however you can be assured the meat was Lamb. Which was explained to you by the server you mentioned, multiple times, and also offered to get the chef to come out and confirm this to you. However you were insistent this was the case and would not listen to reason, therefore the server left the situation. However we appreciate all feedback, and hope you enjoyed the rest of your evening!

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LM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The starters were really good. The kebabs were ok just a little on the pricey side for what you get.

BAB
Responded on 3 September 2019

Thank you for your feedback, we'll take this on board and hope you'll pay us a visit again soon.

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