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BAB

4.5
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258 reviews
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£25 and under
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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, outside area is strictly on a first come first serve basis.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 258 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FranC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff. Would really recommend the Greek chips!! 🙌🏻 Been a few times and always a nice welcome and great music!

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JohnT
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Super tasty food and great atmosphere. COVID-19 measures in place very good felt very safe. Well done BAB my favourite place to eat in Manchester

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service

JR
JadeR
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great, the food was lovely. Great for the mezze too.

You can also take your doggies which was fab

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AlKen
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The roasted king prawns and nduja sausage on sour dough with aioli was amaaazing - so salty and delicious. The octopus was cooked to perfection too. Found the restaurant extremely reasonably priced for the taste sensation you get!

VJ
VictoriaJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our experience at BAB was amazing as usual, we rang up to alter our booking from 3 to 2 people and there was no problem and the staff were very accommodating. Seated promptly, and the ordering system was explained well. Helpful with telling us which gins were available, the food was absolutely amazing and we were provided boxes to take home, as we were very full but we couldn’t leave it! Overall great experience will be going back, hopefully soon!

EG
EmilyG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the staff were attentive and brilliant even though they were rushed off their feet.

Always enjoyed going to bab so I’m glad it’s survived the pandemic craziness.

That Vimto chutney 😍

MB
MattB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Love the food but there is practically zero social distancing. Two meters between tables is non existent. I love BAB but they need to sort this out.

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HethR
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chilled venue, super friendly staff and delicious food.

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Nickname
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were very friendly, and the food was great!

KB
KimB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing service very good would definitely return

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Ambrosia
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience2

The food was excellent and the service was good. However, I was shocked that none of the waiting staff were wearing masks or gloves and there were people milling around everywhere. Also, the music was really loud and I had to ask them to turn it down. My understanding is that government advice is that music should be kept to a low level so that people aren't having to bellow at each other (thus increasing the risk of spreading the virus).

It's a shame because prior to the pandemic this was one of my favourite restaurants. It used to feel really 'chilled' but not so now!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favourite little spot in Manchester for great food

KO
KellyO
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, highly recommended. I had the chicken and my friend had the octopus, it shouldn't work but it absolutely does!

EC
ElenaC
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were sat at a table right under the air conditioning so our food got cold quite quick. But what we were most unsatisfied with was with the service. We had a male blond waiter who stacked the plates on the table right in front of our faces, touching the food with his hands, not wearing any sort of protection (neither masks nor gloves), eavesdropping into our conversation making it quite uncomfortable and easy to loose focus on what we were talking about, needed the table surface to write our order...

The food was good, although they had ran out of many things in the kitchen, which was told to us after we had already made our minds up and placed our order.

In all, we would like to give it another chance, but hopefully experience better service the next time, and actually be able to eat what we choose.

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Laina
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food with amazing customer service. The music was also on point!

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Anon
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, and friendly, efficient service at a great price!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great beers and service with a smile :-)

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Claire
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Bab for a while and it never disappoints. Nice varied menu, very very nice and fully flavoured food, and friendly service. Also good value for money. We spent £48 on 3 Alcoholic drinks and 5 Meze plates

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LizzieC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Waitress was lovely & chatty and the food was amazing!

MF
MatthewF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were super friendly and welcoming to us and our dog. Food was incredible and the restaurant was safe and sanitised can’t wait to go back!

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ThomasH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quieter than usual due to worldwide current events but the food and customer service continues to be out of this world. Looking forward to returning and working my way through the rest of the menu. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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ChloeM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food at a great price and really friendly and attentive servers, will be visiting again! Everyone was respectful of social distance and the restaurant was incredibly clean. It got a little bit noisy toward the end of our meal as the restaurant did seem to be full and it was a little bit difficult to have a conversation.

DM
DanielleM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since lockdown and if it was even possible the food was even better! Great service and atmosphere too. 10/10

JS
JayS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So pleased this is back up and running after the pandemic. Only had meze and drinks. However, roast prawns and nduja was delicious!

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CPrice
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my first restaurant trip BAB couldn’t have been more accommodating and more comfortable. Both food and service was amazing.

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Anthony
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food and service 👍 has the chicken and lamb Babs. Homemade sauces wer also delicious. Can't wait to return

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George
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. I want to bathe in the hummus and to be a human platter for lamb Adana.

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AshleighB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails, quick service and friendly staff

DM
DamienM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really difficult to find fault, as always the staff were outstanding

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Gemma
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. You MUST try this place and you’ll enjoy every bite. So so happy this place has reopened!!!

MP
MarinaP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a brilliant time, food was amazing and waiters were so lovely and attentive!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love this place Amazing service even with masks!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really excellent, every dish was absolutely spot on which isn’t that common. Great ambience too.

JS
JessicaS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff amazing, food was gorgeous! Quick and easy, relaxed environment! Now one of my favourite spots in northern quarter! Thank you!

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and wasn’t disappointed, Lovely food, staff very friendly and on the ball. Will def return.

CB
CallumB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fantastic again As always a great little restaurant which does not seem to have been adversely effected by covid 19. Make use of the August eat out to help out and get as many babs as you can! Also the Greek fries are unreal!

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maegan
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place!! would highly recommend, couldn't fault anything! staff were so friendly and bubbly, helped in anyway they could. Food was stunning, perfect size portions and amazing flavours! would definitely recommend to anyone and will be returning soon!

NC
NatalieC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and drinks here on sat. Great service from friendly staff. Highly recommend

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ConorQ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, we were really looked after and made to feel really welcome in the restaurant. First time eating out since lockdown was lifted and delighted we chose Bab as the first meal out, didn't disappoint and the pints were beaut. Can't wait to get back again.

FAQs

BAB does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

BAB is rated 4.5 stars by 258 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.