BAB has recently opened, located just off Stevenson Square, bringing posh kebabs to the city centre.
With a chargrill, theatre-style open kitchen, diners can watch as flatbreads, marinades, sauces and iced teas are all made from scratch.
The new restaurant, opened by the team behind Pen & Pencil, boasts 60 covers and is open seven days a week from midday until 10pm.
The menu offers a variety of big flavours and locally produced ingredients with succulent cuts of meat being the star of the show. Divided between Meze, Kebabs and Non-Babs, diners can choose from traditional Middle Eastern dishes such as Lamb Adana, Falafel and Hummus with dukkah, along with delicious combinations like Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Moussaka, Crispy Aubergine with Baba Ganoush and Hanger Steak with Cauliflower and Cumin.
The ‘Meze’ option allows diners to share the dishes or eat them as a starter with options of Octopus with Thoum & Sumac, Lamb Bon Bon with Ras El Hanout & Dates, Latke with Vegetables, Chickpeas & Saffron Yogurt and Paprika Fries.
The desserts are worth keeping space for, reasonably priced between £4 and £4.50. Options include Booze Soaked Pineapple Kebab with a Sour Cherry Sorbet, Cumin Chocolate Mousse with Lime Crème Fraiche and Baklava & Yogurt Parfait with Aleppo Chilli Honey.
The drinks menu is short and sweet. The three cocktails on the menu are intriguing versions of classics; Lychee Fizz, Pink Pangaen and a Bab Negroni made using a red wine reduction and orange bitters. Homemade ice tea has a slightly larger offering; Jasmin & Lemon, Liquorice Root, Raspberry & Mint and Green Tea, Pear, Cucumber & Lime.
BAB are now taking reservations, book early to avoid disappointment!