'Babs

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'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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Renowned burger joint Bread Meats Bread takes its signature concept on tour, adding a Turkish twist. Self-described as ‘kebabs – done right’, this is not food for eating in a drunken stupor in a 3am taxi queue. Even the chips and cheese are clean – skinny Greek fries come matchstick thin and crisp, with a fresh and creamy topping of tzatziki, feta, and a light dusting of paprika. Their doner ‘Babs burger offers a fat-laden combo of cheese, BMB beef patty, bun, and lashings of doner meat, but the doner is locally sourced lamb and the burger is grass-fed Scottish beef. This is gourmet, and the chicken souvlaki flatbread – chargrilled and herby – with salad that’s more than just garnish, is a prime example. Convivial, relaxed atmosphere and bright, clean décor shortlist this for an unusual weekend brunch, where smoked salmon kebabs (it’s never too early) brush shoulders with shakshuka baked eggs. Staff are cheerful and cover the spacious layout efficiently, an important quality in a venue that’s popular, central and does not take bookings.

The List's rating
7.8

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Alex Mackendrick visited 'Babs on 6 February 2018
  • High point: Fun, friendly hangout
  • Low point: No bookings policy means queues when busy
  • Notable dish: Affogato topped with colourful candy-floss
  • Average price: £13 (lunch); £13 (dinner)
  • Delivery: UberEats
  • 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: Mediterranean
  • Capacity: 60 (2 outdoors)
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
  • House wine: £17 per bottle