'Babs

'Babs
49 West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1 2PT
  • Telephone 0141 465 1882
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm
  • Email
  • Website babs.co.uk
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'Babs is sister venue to burger specialist Bread Meats Bread, delivering a menu of gourmet continental and Middle Eastern kebabs grilled over proper charcoal fires.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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‘Babs on West Nile Street is a good looking place. A trendy mix of patterned floor tiles, low hanging lampshades and mosaicked tables set the tone for a restaurant which is out to redeem the humble kebab. Gone completely is any notion of a sloppy thrown-together wrap stuffed with questionable meat. These kebabs are a grown-up affair made from high-quality ingredients, served on plates and eaten with cutlery. Shish options include lamb, chicken, swordfish and vegan steak each of which arrives skewered atop freshly baked pita bread, hummus and a tangy shredded salad, which in itself is a well-considered mix of cabbage, onions, lettuce and gherkins. They do other stuff, too, with a lot of ‘Babs best dishes lingering on the menu’s mezze section – the candied beetroot with goat’s cheese is a small triumph. This venture from the Bread Meats Bread family has been a quick hit in the city, bustling with diners most nights of the week. The winning combination of good quality food and friendly staff has made ‘Babs a very pleasant place to be.

The List's rating
8

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Tara Hepburn visited 'Babs on 21 January 2019
  • High point: Fresh, quality ingredients cooked simply
  • Low point: Some tables can feel crammed in
  • Notable dish: Grass-fed lamb doner
  • Average price: £15 (lunch); £15 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Pop music
  • Capacity: 60 (2 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
  • House wine: £20 per bottle