BABA - Edinburgh

4.7
243 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 243 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
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4.5
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant. Service and atmosphere fantastic. The food is divine. Everything is 10/10. We will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time there! The BABA ganoush and the hummus were amazing! And the blackened sweet potato was cooked to perfection!

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EmilMcM
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food (as always) was delicious although the baba ganoush was a little too Smokey this town, nonetheless the ema was very good indeed.

LJ
LesleyJ
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Extremely good value for money. Food very flavour some & generous portion sizes too.

PJ
PeterJoseph
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food - full of flavor and delicious all around. Portions were plentiful, especially since they describe them as "tapas" style. We will definitely be back, and likely bring friends!

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SarahR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and not disappointed. Food was well presented, warm and tasty. Really varied menu. Spoilt for choice. Service was really good. Helpful and funny service. Great chat and knowledge of the menus

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small menu but oh so good. I went full- veggie with broccoli and lentil salad with cauliflower shawarma on the side, both were excellent and filling. The staff were speedy and helpful and the venue felt very safe in these COVID times. Recommended.

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JoolsN
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, lovely to have sharing plates to sample different things. The iced cardamon coffee to finish was heaven! Service excellent. Cant wait to dine again.

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Sarah
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great value, excellent service. Would definitely go again!

PG
PhilG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and some really interesting, different dishes. Very tasty!

LW
LauraW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had the most amazing food, delicious dishes from the mezze and grill menu's, and very nice wine to accompany! Service was excellent ans covid restrictions good- not overbearing but felt safe. Excellent excellent food and can't wait to go back!

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Anne
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and we were comfortably seated. The staff was very pleasant. The only negative (minor) points was that the plates were far too small and the room had poor acoustics.

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EmmyY
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A colourful and vibrant restaurant which matched the food perfectly. The bar was nothing special but don't let that put you off. The waiters were friendly and helpful, explaining the menu in more detail and offering suggestions when we asked. The room was busy and the ambience was relaxed but lively. Every dish we ordered was fabulous, zingy, tasty and full of flavour. My husband loved the lamb but for me the sea bass stole the show - don't miss out on the barbequed grapes!

A lovely first night for our stay in Edinburgh, we'll definitely be back next time we vist.

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MartaG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and nice service. The place is beautifully decorated also.

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StephanieC
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal. Fresh, tasty and interesting menu. It did not disappoint. Great value for money

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GLEO
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great service and would definitely return...

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavour bombs! Lamb was the highlight for us. Small plates deceiving, and with flavours so powerful, less is definitely more on this occasion. Highly recommend

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AmyR
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The food was absolutely outstanding and staff were lovely! Can’t wait to visit again when next in Edinburgh!

BA
BattleAxe
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Attentive staff. Food arrived promptly. Hummus delicious but pitta bread nothing special. Cauliflower fritters superb. Lamb shawarma with cous cous was okay not much lamb. I had the lentil and broccoli which was competent enough. Chocolate flan with cherries was a portion for two and delicious.

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DianaS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty meze and small plates. Decent portions and excellent value!

DM
DerekM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good tasty food. We had early evening meal so not so busy but still good atmosphere.

JB
JaneB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal and trying some new dishes. Excellent service and setting.

SD
StephenD
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in relaxed surroundings. Will definitely return.

ED
EmilyD
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very yummy food - would definitely recommend to other people!

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EmmaN
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was brilliant ! The only thing that could have been better was perhaps the espresso martinis ! Everything else was delicious ! Thanks

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Katy
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fairly limited choice of dishes on the menu but that’s no bad thing, as all dishes amazing. We had 6 dishes (between 2 of us) & all were great. I’ll be returning & would highly recommend.

AG
AndyG
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience was just right, the lovely weather helped.

CC
CCCC
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good vegetarian options and nice environment! However, the food was not up to the same standards we are used to from Baba: bread a little stale, some dishes didn’t get the attention they normally do.

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Jacqui
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, delicious, wholesome food in a sophisticated atmosphere with excellent, attentive service. We have finally found our go to food stop and can’t wait to return!

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CerysE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great food and drinks, staff were lovely. Couldn't recommend highly enough!!

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Alisha
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, service, decor and ambience - highly recommend!

AF
AndrewF
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellent food and service. nice refreshing menu with something for everyone

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LivL
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Creative and tasty food. Delicious cocktails but they are a bit too expensive. Food is great value. Interior decoration cool and relaxed.

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Hughes
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible and amazing service! Would definitely return.

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LindaP
Angus
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I thought food would be slightly better. A little bland. Don’t think I would return.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch for my friend’s birthday, food was amazing, I would recommend if you like Middle Eastern style food, so much better than the usual in Middle Eastern restaurants, all very fresh and very different

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AlisonB
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, loved everything we ordered especially the lamb and the cauliflower . Our waitress was excellent, very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Would definitely recommend.

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Gingy
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed the meal and the variety of options. We were in the map room and the decor was lovely. Could have had a few more cocktails on the menu, but that's a personal preference!

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LauraI
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it! Food was delicious and had a lovely atmosphere.

FAQs

BABA - Edinburgh is rated 4.7 stars by 243 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.