'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.
‘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.
- 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