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BAB

4.4
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210 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.

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 210 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.2
service
4.3
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4.4
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very friendly place for a nice ‘posh’ kebab. Also great wine and cocktails.

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Amycrawf
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were the first customers!! And everything was safe, comfortable and yummy!!

Thank you so much!

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SamW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, been a couple of times and would definitely go again. Minty Lamb Chops were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

If you don’t like onions or pickled veg your very limited to food choices: it’s a shame the salad is pre made and not fresh. Otherwise gorgeous pork kebab.

HM
HollyM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great menu to choose from and food was really high quality. Service could have been a bit quicker, but didn’t seem enough staff for the number of covers.

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CatrionaM
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fresh food and friendly, patient happy staff. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Lovely dining experience, will definitely be back.

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danl
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The spring lamb bab is to die for!

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CristinaR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

the food is always amazing here but the service could be improved either by adding more staff or training them to be more prompt, we were struggling to get served

MJ
vipMrJeffBlair
Manchester
12 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MattF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was gorgeous, can’t wait to go back loved it all

DM
DanielleM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice little midweek dinner for half price on Manchester Confidential but for full price at 11 quid a pop a little steep.

OJ
OJMC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Great food, interesting menu and lovely service. The new mezze menu is really nice - will be back so we can try more

OT
OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
7 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great concept, simply & well executed. Good customer service as had booking for 8 p.m. but slotted holes in at 7 p.m. at our request.

JD
JessicaD
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place. Really enjoyed our meal and the service too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the oyster mushroom kebab which was very tasty. Service was quick. Defo recommend booking before hand as it was very busy for a Tuesday night.

MJ
MissJMc
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best kebab i ever had! The starters are amazing too, would 100% recommend.

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termoil2k2
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another tasty meal, great place, great service - love going back here

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Kalberti
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely little place with delicious food. Staff were polite and friendly, would visit again

SL
SueL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious, all the staff are friendly and attentive, it has a good atmosphere. We will definitely go again.

JK
JenK
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We’ve been before and really enjoyed it but this time wasn’t as good unfortunately. I may be wrong but I remember the bread being amazing and was really disappointed this time. Not sure if you’re using different wraps as was expecting a flatbread rather than a tortilla wrap. Food was slightly dry and could’ve done with a bit more of the curry sauce in my meal.
Service was brilliant as always though!
Bit of a shame as our last visit was brilliant.

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termoil2k2
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely food, from being greeted at the door, to being handed the bill, the service was flawless - our waitress in particular was exceptionally polite, friendly, and a joy to be around.

CB
CallumB
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bab is an amazing place the food is amazing. It’s simple but delicious and it has something for everyone! Also but if a tangent but the playlist is great too, can’t get enough of this place!

PS. Greek fries are mega

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Legs11
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

2nd visit, amazing food...posh kebabs and yummy fries.
Would recommend to anyone!

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Lucy
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing! Had a great experience

JF
JohnF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, good value, place has a great atmosphere with friendly team. Would recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was generally delicious but the pig cheek and hummus starter was very salty. Otherwise excellent experience.

AP
AmyP
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, server was lovely, and chilled atmosphere even on valentines night

JT
JohnT
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service exceptional but it always is when ever we visit. One of our favourite places to eat in Manchester. Food is just delicious

MM
MarthaM
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Would extremely recommend to anyone!

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Sama
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The halloumi wrap was mostly sauce on a wrap with 4 small strips of cheese.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Bab did not live up to expectation or reputation for us on this occasion, sadly. Booked through open table and upon arriving they claimed the reservation was non-existent/lost, with no apology or concern. They eventually found our booking and a table downstairs. This was not the main restaurant, but adjacent to a very loud, open service bar. Dinner was consumed in the environment of a very loud, bar, busy with drinkers - not what we wanted. The food was meagre in portion and mediocre in quality at best - a lot of it was very oily. Certainly it was overpriced. The waitress was pleasant, but too busy and overworked although remained professional throughout. When asked if everything was OK with our food we couldn’t lie and told the waitress we thought it was poor. She suggested she’d call the manager, but they never came, not within 15 minutes of the suggestion anyway, so we just paid and left and will never return.

JC
JulieC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Lovely lychee cocktails. But my friend had the octopus bab..and it is was tough. She ate the less tough bits..but she said she wasn't impressed. We didn't complain..because we dont..and we left a tip. But unsure if l would return x

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SophieC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Cute little restaurant on little side street in NQ. Nice idea and good sounding dishes but very very salty!!

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Unkown
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Poor food and over priced

2 bowls of basically french fries (looked shop bought) was £10!!!! I would of thought charging so much you’d be wowed by them. Clearly not

Shame

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SimonK
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food; it'll change the way you think about kebabs in future. The service was also fantastic. Would definitely recommend a visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Excellent feast.

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Maddog1
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Was an okay dining experience; we went because it was 50% off babs and these were good, fairly large and looked nice on the plate. Wouldn’t be great value for £12 but at half price was decent. It is basically what it says on the tin - posh kebabs so can’t really fault them for this. Waiter was a bit unfriendly, and have heard similar experiences from friends who went here too.

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termoil2k2
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was absolutely amazing, but service was a little slow - absolutely fantastic value for money, and will be back.

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CandiceD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was unbelievable! Everything was so tasty! The only bad point was that the waiter forgot our fries so I had to ask him and then they arrived once we had finished our babs! Great experience though and I will be back!

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Jesther
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was ok for the price on offer. Good customer service.

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BAB is rated 4.4 stars by 210 OpenTable diners.

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