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Babbo restaurant

4.3
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316 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
“Babbo”, meaning Daddy in Italian, is inspired by family and rooted in tradition. Our food and wine has been carefully sourced from all of the diverse Italian regions. Home-made bread and pasta compliments various Italian dishes with a true authentic taste of Italy. Babbo’s signature dish, the Lasagna al Ragout of Angus Aberdeen is born from a secret family recipe of over 100 years, passed down through generations with love and respect. Babbo is cosy but quirky with unique artwork inspired by family. Your restaurant, a home from home, is a place to tell stories and create new memories with friends and family. Upstairs, Babbo has a unique private dining area for special occasions or discussions over a bottle of Italian wine. Babbo is located on 39 Albemarle street, W1S 4JQ. Reservations can be made on 020 3941 8641.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 316 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.1
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3.9
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Billy
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were fantastic- service was good.
Food tasted great.
Salt based Sea bass tasted unbelievable.

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BryterLayter
Berkshire
13 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Professional, friendly service. Super quality meal (red Mullet dish). Only criticism was table position (in half empty restaurant) right next to service desk/till.

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LarryP
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We had a lovely evening at Babibo, the food and service were excellent, although very quiet on a Tuesday night, we will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent Italian food, well cooked and very high quality produces. Fine, intimate and classy atmosphere, better for couples than for family or friends celebrations. Expensive but quality must be paid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cheshire
19 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lunch meeting here and have to say the service is up there with some of the best I’ve ever had. Very attentive, polite and happy. Went with the lunch menu which was fantastic value and the food was absolutely top notch. Would definitely recommend

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Rach
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service, a little on the pricier side but as expected from that area in London so I would say good value for money. Would go back!

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HarryH
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A proper Italian with great food and service, the staff couldn't be more helpful will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Lovely meal but we got sat upstairs on Valentine’s Day so didn’t get the full babbo experience so felt like we didn’t get the full value for money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were celebrating my wife’s birthday and had a excellent evening at this restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was spot on. Thanks to the staff at Babbo for a great evening!

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Patcy2017
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was very nice - the portion sizing on the main course felt a little small. There was very few people in the restaurant but it was a sunday so i wasnt too surprised. Staff were lovely - I'd go back but at a busier time. I'm never a fan of service charge being included. I'm more likely to tip more if there isn't one.

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vipGeorginaB
London
38 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was fantastic. Red prawn starter brilliant but main courses were a let down. Could not taste the truffle on the pasta as it had been kept in a damp place and lost its smell and flavour. The lobster pasta was also lacking in flavour and it would be better without the dried herbs. Wine very overpriced compared to other similar restaurants in London

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vipChaimH
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Loved my starter and main

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jacky
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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vipMafabel
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Waiter was very nice. Starters were good but main course was tepid.

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vipMcWookie
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The meal was not expensive for Mayfair and far exceeded my expectations. I will definitely go back as all the Dishes were beautifully cooked and the address is a festive one.

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Anne
London
13 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food. Service good but a Lon wait

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ottima cena, servizio eccellente

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vipPacman
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Lots of choices were not available on the food or the wine menus and every time we asked for something we were told it wasn’t available- the staff should have informed us in advance what was not available as this was annoying

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LaurenceG
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Two of the 4 main courses turned up cold and after complaining it came back just warm enough. They said sorry, but nothing else.

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vipalessiap
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a restaurant to be great, not only does it need to have a plate that keeps you coming back, but the quality needs to be consistent, and Babbo has hit both points in an exceptional way. This restaurant is an absolute favorite for me, you cannot go wrong with your menu choices, but I highly recommend the tagliatelle with veal.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 17 December 2019

Dear Alessiap, Thanks a lot for your amazing feedback. On behalf of all Babbo team we are happy to hear your visit with us was so great. Babbo's kitchen is proud to provide authentic Italian cuisine, making most of our dishes in house and using the best quality products. Best Regards Babbo Managers

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gabriellas
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my best friend visited Babbo for our annual Christmas meal. We had an outstanding time. The food was sensational and I would really recommend trying the white truffle arancini. The energy level in the restaurant was just great and you could easily tell that all of the staff were passionate about their job and the food. The cocktails were very tasty too! Thank you and see you again soon!

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GinaM
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience at Babbo. The reception and attentiveness was wonderful and the food superb! Nice sounds from the dj who mixed nice chill vibes that wasn't too loud so we couldn't hear ourselves speak. Will definitely come back here again!

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 17 December 2019

Dear GinaM, Thanks a lot for this lovely feedback. We are truly happy to read you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Best Regards Babbo Managers

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GunnarM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hole evening was perfect, food, staff and vin.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 17 December 2019

Dear GunnarM, Thank you so much for your lovely review. On behalf of all Babbo team we welcome you back soon! Best Regards Babbo Managers

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Jeremy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent. Our booking coincided with a large party downstairs, and we were put in a private room on the mezzanine. The party generated a lot of noise and kept the staff busy, but we were aware of this, and the friendly staff did all they could to compensate. Will definitely go again. A bit dissapointing that the Brunch menu posted on the website was not available, availability could be made clearer on the site.

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TrevM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went for a first date, the atmosphere was relaxed. The staff were friendly and not pushy. The food was amazing. Overall a great experience.

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Robin
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The food was OK but the portions were tiny and not good value. The service was very slow and it seemed that the kitchen was struggling to keep up with the volume of business even though the restaurant was only half full. We had to chase up our starters and main courses. The sommelier was good and knowledgeable.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 25 November 2019

Hi Robin, Thank you for sharing your dining experience at Babbo. We are extremely sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to our restaurant. We are sorry you felt that way about the portion size and service, we have fed this back to our teams so improvements can be made. We really hope you are able to give us a second chance and visit us again! Please feel free to make your booking on reservations@babborestaurant.co.uk or call us on 020 3941 8641. Many thanks, Babbo Management

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YvonneS
London
18 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We booked for a Saturday night in this restaurant, having been once a couple times before.
We like a relaxing place to eat and we were NOT told on booking that a DJ was playing all evening with loud music which was far too loud. The clientele were middle aged and it was also too dark inside. We could hardly read the menu. The people on the next table to us had to use the torch on their phone to read it.
My Lasagne was delicious and the Tiramisu was the best ever but I don't think we will eat their again as my family members said their food was average.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 25 November 2019

Hi Yvonne, Thank you for sharing your dining experience at Babbo. We are extremely sorry that you did not enjoy your visit. We are sorry you felt that way about the live music, if you prefer a quieter evening please come and visit us between Sunday - Friday as we don't have a DJ! We really hope you are able to give us a second chance and visit us again! Please feel free to make your booking on reservations@babborestaurant.co.uk or call us on 020 3941 8641. Many thanks, Babbo Management

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marky
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a couple of times now, my new favourite restaurant. Truffle arancini were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was amazing and service was extremely good.

price not worth the Ambience given

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Very expensive, too expensive for what I get: one glass of wine 11P (I know the Chianti from 2017 and this is really too much); I took pasta for headmeal: it was a portion for a little child (22P?!). Taste was ok. Price/quality is really not ok !

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hi, Thank you for sharing your dining experience at Babbo. We are extremely sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to our restaurant. We are sorry you felt that way about the price and portion size, we have fed this back to our teams so improvements can be made. We really hope you are able to give us a second chance and visit us again! Please feel free to make your booking on reservations@babborestaurant.co.uk or call us on 020 3941 8641. Many thanks, Babbo Management

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Prannay
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Rats in the restaurant and when informed the staff, they were not bothered by it at all. Reminded them about it again and they still didn’t do anything about it. Horrible.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hi Prannay, We are extremely sorry you didn't enjoy your experience at our restaurant. Hygiene is something we take very seriously at Babbo and we have a five star rating, so we are horrified that you witnessed this. If you would like to discuss this further please email us at admin@babbogroup.co.uk. We hope you will give us a second chance and visit the restaurant again, please call us on 020 3941 8641 or email reservations@babborestaurant.co.uk. Many thanks, Babbo Management

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RMuller
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lasagne was very different from what they show in the photos, still good, but don't expect that beautiful plate.

Service was a bit rude, as 2 or 3 people from the staff were serving one table with 4 people while me and my girlfriend were struggling to order food.

Nice restaurant but the experience could be better.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hi, Thank you for sharing your dining experience at Babbo. We are extremely sorry that you did not enjoy parts of your visit to our restaurant. We are sorry you felt that way about the service, we have fed this back to our teams so improvements can be made. We really hope you are able to give us a second chance and visit us again! Please feel free to make your booking on reservations@babborestaurant.co.uk or call us on 020 3941 8641. Many thanks, Babbo Management

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vipJb888
London
53 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The restaurant looks cool in the pictures but it was smaller and no one was there being Saturday lunchtime, service very good, but the food was good however the portions are so small the pizza was like a child’s portion and the linguine plate was so small, why do expensive restaurants always provide small portions

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Fabiana
Munich
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The are amazing! Everything is wonderful! Highly recommended!

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 11 October 2019

Dear Fabiana, We would like to thank you for this nice review and looking forward to welcome you at Babbo soon again. Kind Regards Babbo Team

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AqeebA
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, friendly service and staff!
Beautiful food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent Puglia cuisine. Chef from Ostuni.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 11 October 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We’d love to see you soon again at Babbo restaurant. Regards Babbo Team

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OpenTable Diner
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very nice restaurant with great food and service. Unfortunately, when they broke a glass of wine they did not offer any kind of compensation for the inconvenience caused, which made the overall service not live up to expectations. For the rest, much worth the visit

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 3 October 2019

Thank you for sharing your dining experience and we are very sorry that this happened. It would be great if you could email us at reservations@babborestaurant.co.uk so we can attempt to resolve this. We really hope you come back to Babbo and give us another chance.

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vipGForce
London
203 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had not been to Babbo in years but it is a great restaurant. Lovely good, attentive service and a great location. Xx

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 3 October 2019

Dear GForce Many thanks for choosing Babbo. Also we appreciate your lovely feedback. We would love to welcome you at Babbo soon again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a weekday night and it’s such a find! It’s a Beautiful place with an excellent ambiance/music and service and delicious food! Everybody was very attentive and it wasn’t very crowded. Excellent value for money!

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 1 November 2019

Many thanks for giving us a 5 star review. Please come and visit us again soon! Kind regards, Babbo Management

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