This November, a brand new kebab concept has opened in the Northern Quarter, driven by the team behind brunch favourite The Pen & Pencil. 

BAB will be a quality, grown-up kebab concept, serving the grilled meat favourite in an all-day, 60-cover restaurant with an open chargrill kitchen. The ground floor venue, just off Stevenson Square, is now open.

BAB will be known for its fresh, flavourful, creative kebabs; there will be homemade marinades sauces and even homemade iced teas, while all ingredients will be locally-sourced and menus updated regularly to keep things interesting.

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The menu includes both kebabs and non-babs

BAB will be open for comfortable, casual dining seven days a week, from midday to 10pm: serving up quality food by a passionate team in a relaxed environment with open-plan kitchen. 

The menu will include both kebabs, and non-babs, as well as a selection of meze which can be shared by the table or eaten as a starter. 

Kebabs will include the lamb adana with with feta labneh, radicchio and pomegranate; chicken with aleppo chilli, hummus, and peppers; or hanger steak with cauliflower, cumin and chilli. Veggie options will include paneer with carrot and currants; or falafel with tomato, harissa and pistachio. Kebabs will be served with homemade flatbread and pickled chilli. 

‘Non-babs’, meanwhile, include stone bass with winter tabbouleh or aubergine with tomato, kale and baba ganoush, and meze dishes span lamb bon bons to coal-baked sweet potato. 

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BAB opens in NQ on Friday 30th Nov

The Pen & Pencil’s Kevin Connor said: “This new concept, completely different from what we do at The Pen and Pencil, is all about the food. Everyone’s eaten a kebab, often on the way home from boozy nights out! These though will be special - fresh, vibrant and full of flavour. 

"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 homemade marinades and sides. I can’t wait to get open and show it to Manchester.”

For Mancunians wanting to be first on the BAB scene, they’ll be offering 50% BABs from 5-6 December. To qualify for 50% off, bookings must be made to eat in on either day through

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Bab on Little Lever Street

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

Find BAB at 14 Little Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1HR. Click here to find out more.