BABA - Edinburgh

4.7
357 reviews
£25 and under
Lebanese
Welcome to BABA - Edinburgh.
Mezze, charcoal grill and cocktail bar inspired by the flavours of the Levant.
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What 357 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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NikkiH
Perthshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at Baba and it was fantastic, food delicious with lots of interesting dishes. We are planning our return already.

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172021
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was fantastic. There was a dog with diners which was surprising but it also barked a lot which did not make for a pleasant dining experience as it should have been.

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Overdweller
Lincolnshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of four, dining at BABA for the first time, and were really impressed. All the food was delicious: fresh, full of flavour, evocative of the Lebanese tradition. The service was fabulous, too, efficient and friendly. The music was a tad loud for us but after the isolation of lockdown we all enjoyed the lively ambience. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal and the staff were great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, healthy, flavorful, inspired…flawless…

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Beez10331
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food. Small plates but filling. Stylish decor.

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GretaSB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed an excellent Dinner! The Food and Drinks were very good! Highly recommended!

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CaroleM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic. Service was excellent. We had lovely bottle of Rose wine. I cannot wait to go back

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vipCarolineS
Newcastle
13 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what a fab eve for husbands birthday. Food superb. Service excellent. Ask to go in turquoise dining room - simply stunning

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Karen
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Highly recommend, food was amazing. Atmosphere and design of the restaurant was lovely. Good choice of wine & their own personal swing on cocktails, but able to make most of what you ask. Lovely separate bar area if you are not interest in eating.
Very reasonable for the quality of food.

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CherylM
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful meal, everything was absolutely terrific. From the cocktails to the beautiful venue we loved every part of our visit and have booked in for our annual Edinburgh Christmas shopping trip.

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BenP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Have the haggis merguez yum

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ClaireJ
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, been here a few times now and never disappointed. Friendly staff.

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NicolaC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a cosy but vibrant setting. The service is fantastic, the staff are really helpful - especially when it's hard to choose between all the amazing dishes! Would absolutely recommend to anyone visiting.

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NathanM
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. We will be back!

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HazelA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal (a late lunch) a particular highlight was the labneh and the whole sea bass. I would say that it can get quite expensive once you add delicious sides and mezze but the quality of the food is excellent so we felt it was worth the cost.

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KirstenG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection, lovely small fish style eating and all dishes we got were delicious!

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BarryR
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience1

First off the food is amazing. No issues there, menu well explained by staff and came in good time.
However this restaurant lets itself down badly with seating. I booked online and asked for the best available table, when we got there we were sat in a thoroughfare room off the main restaurant. The seats were soft so it was like I was sitting on the floor and we were up against a solid wall to my immediate right which turned out to be the kitchen.
With spaces throughout we identified another table and asked to sit there. This had to be checked. Then is was deemed permissible!
We were still however in an area where the hotel guest came and went as this restaurant is within a hotel complex. We saw guests in robes walking by from the spa, a group of golfers with clubs walked past our table to return to their room and various other comings and goings. When they have a specific restaurant with empty tables this was all unnecessary and a bit weird!
We didnt get their best available table and my advice when booking here is to specify you want to eat in the restaurant, not the foyer area. The food was exceptional though but the wine extremely pricey even for faux Edinburgh prices (£9.10) for a small Malborough SB for example is extortionate.
We would eat there again but only if i was certain we would be in the main restaurant area.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic - great host and waitress from Australia

Will be back

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LeeT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, each dish was fantastic. A real explosion of flavours.

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FionaS
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, good service and very reasonably priced.

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Francesca
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, will definitely be back.
The food was amazing!

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jacquelineD
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to eat. Love the decor and library and being dog friendly was a huge bonus. Food was out of this world. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Delicious food. Service staff not particularly engaged.

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RachelD
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food, 36 £ pp including tip for three dishes each shared between five plus a bottle of wine and multiple beers

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious, as were the cocktails. Service was also great, and allergies didn’t seem to be a problem. I had heaps of choice being gluten free, and most dishes with nuts could have them removed! We went at 4.30pm and the ambience was really lovely.

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Lindsay
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Would absolutely recommend. Delicious food, cosy atmosphere, and attentive staff. Great value for money.

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HelenH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Lebanese restaurant with beautiful decor. Variety of meat and veggie dishes that are all tasty. Good for sharing plates.

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laurah
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely light lunch after a great spa morning. Friendly helpful staff even changing our booking to an earlier time slot .

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VictoriaM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful food of a very high standard, real cooking. I am rarely impressed and usually leave restaurants disappointed. The only fault I could find was that the actual plates were too small, but who cares when the food is so good. Great value for money.

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NicolaB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food and ambience. Experience surpassed expectation. Highly recommended

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MerylV
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and portions were very generous. Service was very good.

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Goodservicecostsnothing
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The waitress kept our change on top of a service charge without asking/bothering to bring it back to the table. When I asked for the change ,she short changed me 'because they didn't have change due to Covid-19'.
No apology and no response from the manager.

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Fudge
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The vegetarian dishes we had were excellent.

I think the price of wine was very expensive.

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Helens
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Amazing food. V noisy with not v friendly staff. But food is outstanding. Would like if the staff wear masks properly

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CatherineP
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service and evening. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Graduation lunch

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LadyJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An explosion of flavours and the slow cooked lamb is a must!

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LooGee
London
10 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baba never fails to deliver. Another wonderful meal, our table groaned with practically everything on the menu, as all so delicious and so hard to say no. A fabulous celebration meal to mark our sons graduation. Of course we will be back .

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Fioricci
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived up to our high hopes! Great service and very tasty food. Good for sharing and enjoying together.

FAQs

BABA - Edinburgh is rated 4.7 stars by 357 OpenTable diners.

BABA - Edinburgh does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://baba.skchase.com/vouchers.

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.