New NQ kebab restaurant to celebrate launch with a gourmet giveaway

BAB, the brand new Northern Quarter ‘kebab concept’, driven by the team behind brunch favourite The Pen & Pencil, opens this Friday - and they’ll be giving away free kebabs to the first 100 people to get down there after 5pm. 

The new sixty cover restaurant, just off Stevenson Square, specialises in creating fresh and creative kebabs using homemade marinades, sauces and pickles, from its open chargrill kitchen - all wrapped in homemade flatbread and topped with a whole pickled chilli.

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Those after a dirty donner will be disappointed. BAB's kebabs include lamb adana with feta labneh, radicchio and pomegranate; chicken with Aleppo chilli, hummus and peppers; pork ssouvlaki with pickles onions, tzatziki and pork scratchings, or hanger steak with cauliflower, cumin and chilli. Vegetarian kebabs will include halloumi with carrot and currants; or homemade falafel with tomato, harissa and pistachio.

The menu also includes a few ‘non-babs’, including stone bass with winter tabbouleh or aubergine with tomato, kale and baba ghanoush. There is also a selection of meze dishes for sharing or starters including hummus, lamb bon bons, and coal baked sweet potato. 

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The interior of the new ground floor venue has been created as a simple, relaxed space, with wooden tables, whitewashed brick walls and pastel tiles. “This new concept, is completely different from what we do at The Pen and Pencil,” says owner Kevin Connor. “Everyone’s eaten a kebab, often on the way home from boozy nights out. These will be special. Our chefs have spent the last six months creating the menu.

“We’re going make our own bread, our own paneer and have some amazing cuts of meats and fish with home-made marinades and sides. I can’t wait to get open.”

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The first 100 people to get to the new restaurant after 5pm this Friday 7th December will be treated to a BAB completely free of charge (with drinks available at an additional cost.)

Underneath BAB will be Honey Trap Club – a Berlin inspired basement dive bar with no airs and graces, just beer, shots of whisky, dirty cocktails, and table football.