Babbo restaurant

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282 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
“Babbo”, meaning Daddy in Italian, is inspired by family and rooted in tradition. Our food and wine has been carefully sourced from all of the diverse Italian regions.

Home-made bread and pasta compliments various Italian dishes with a true authentic taste of Italy. Babbo’s signature dish, the Lasagna al Ragout of Angus Aberdeen is born from a secret family recipe of over 100 years, passed down through generations with love and respect.

Babbo is cosy but quirky with unique artwork inspired by family.

Your restaurant, a home from home, is a place to tell stories and create new memories with friends and family. Upstairs, Babbo has a unique private dining area for special occasions or discussions over a bottle of Italian wine. Babbo is located on 39 Albemarle street, W1S 4JQ. Reservations can be made on 020 3941 8641.

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: Tasting menu, prosecco & Canapes £65

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 5 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 5 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun 18:00-22:30
Mon-Wed 17:30-22:30
Thu-Fri 17:30-23:30
Sat 18:00-23:30

1,000-Point Tables

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Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 3:00PM 5:30PM - 7:00PM

What 282 People Are Saying
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J
London
51 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

The restaurant looks cool in the pictures but it was smaller and no one was there being Saturday lunchtime, service very good, but the food was good however the portions are so small the pizza was like a child’s portion and the linguine plate was so small, why do expensive restaurants always provide small portions

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Munich
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The are amazing! Everything is wonderful! Highly recommended!

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 11 October 2019

Dear Fabiana, We would like to thank you for this nice review and looking forward to welcome you at Babbo soon again. Kind Regards Babbo Team

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AA
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great, friendly service and staff!
Beautiful food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent Puglia cuisine. Chef from Ostuni.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 11 October 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We’d love to see you soon again at Babbo restaurant. Regards Babbo Team

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OT
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Very nice restaurant with great food and service. Unfortunately, when they broke a glass of wine they did not offer any kind of compensation for the inconvenience caused, which made the overall service not live up to expectations. For the rest, much worth the visit

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 3 October 2019

Thank you for sharing your dining experience and we are very sorry that this happened. It would be great if you could email us at reservations@babborestaurant.co.uk so we can attempt to resolve this. We really hope you come back to Babbo and give us another chance.

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GF
London
186 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Had not been to Babbo in years but it is a great restaurant. Lovely good, attentive service and a great location. Xx

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 3 October 2019

Dear GForce Many thanks for choosing Babbo. Also we appreciate your lovely feedback. We would love to welcome you at Babbo soon again.

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OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect in every way

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 3 September 2019

Thank you for leaving us such a nice review. We’d love to welcome you at Babbo restaurant again. Regards Babbo Team

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious authentic italian dishes with friendly staff

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 3 September 2019

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We’d love to see you soon again at Babbo restaurant. Regards Babbo Team

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Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

everything very good, food delicious, service exceptional, just a tiny bit too loud due to missing fabrics or whatever ... but we had a beautiful evening !

KW
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My son (huge fan of Willian, footballer for Chelsea and part owner) and I went to Babbos for dinner on our visit to London. The food was very good. The staff was great. My son had hoped to meet Willian which I knew was a longshot. The staff was very patient and showed my son pictures of famous footballers who have come to the restaurant. Anyhow, this is a very nice restaurant and I would recommend it even if you aren't hopeful of running into football players.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 6 September 2019

Dear KyleW Firstly, I would like to thank you for choosing Babbo on your visit to London. We also appreciate it that you spent your valuable time to leave us this great feedback. We are very glad that you enjoyed you experience at Babbo and look forward to serve you at our restaurant soon again. Kind Regards Babbo Team

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DF
Oxford
9 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice meal

HR
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service - very reasonably priced. Accommodating service staff . Highly recommended

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 6 September 2019

Dear HRHHD Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We’d love to see you soon again at Babbo restaurant. Regards Babbo Team

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LU
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We Had a reservation but they did not have a table ready for 3 people, despite the fact that the restaurant was half empty when we arrived. Other than that service was ok, but they seem incapable of bringing the tables food together. We were 3 people, so this wasn’t so hard!!!
All the food was delicious - however they brought a comp petit four which had peanuts in, despite us telling g them that one of us had a peanut allergy. And the tiramisu was a BIG disappointment - nothing like a traditional tiramisu.
Cooking is exceptional, service is very average.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 5 August 2019

Hi I would like to sincerely apologize for your negative experience at our venue. This does not reflect the high standards we hold here at the Babbo restaurant. Your feedback has been delivered to all the department at our restaurant and we will make sure this will not take place at Babbo again in the future. Please contact us directly on reservations@babborestaurant.co.uk for your future booking as we would be grateful if you can give us another chance by visiting Babbo soon again. Babbo

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You can’t go wrong if you choose to dine at Babbo.
Great service, food and cocktails. Chapeau!

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 1 August 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing this great review about our restaurant. We are very glad that you enjoyed our food and cocktails. We will be sharing your feedback amongst our team. Please come and visit us again soon! Regards Babbo Team

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It was perfect

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 31 July 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We’d love to see you soon again at Babbo restaurant. Regards Babbo Managers

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VR
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Very slow service to get the wine - took 30 minutes after we were sat down! Some of the food was cold, in particular the lasagne and there was barely any lobster in the parpadelle. Overall I was quite disappointed as it was a for a special occasion however the birthday sparklers were nice.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 30 July 2019

Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience at Babbo restaurant didn’t reach your expectations. It was an uncommon instance; However, we are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly and accurately. Please contact us directly on reservations@babborestaurant.co.uk or call us on 020 3941 8641 for your future booking at Babbo as We would love to make things right if you could give us another chance.

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A
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for a date night. Excellent service, great food and lovely cocktails!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love this place. Excellent service and food is delicious. Fabulous wine selection too. I’m coeliac and the staff are attentive and careful and there are many gluten free options.

NI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely place to go for drinks and dinner. Would recommend to friends

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 21 May 2019

Dear Nazlil, Thanks a lot for your lovely review. We are happy you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully we will see you here with us again. All the best Managers

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IP
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just awesome, from the moment we walked in we felt welcome and loved. The food was ridiculously good. I had the arancini (rice balls with trufflle and parmesan) and Sea bass (that they fillet next to the table) and the rosemary potatoes, all of which were fantastic. Service was as good as I've ever had, attentive but not on top of you. Both the head of reservations and restaurant manager took time to come and chat to us and took us outside to get some photos of the babbo car.

DJ was awesome and had a drummer (bongo) that night that, who was wandering about as well. Some places like this can be stuffy and a bit intimidating, not here. South American / italian ambience, lots of beautiful young people but not pretentious. Very cool casual dress code.

My missus and I loved the whole experience and will go back as much as we can. Thank you.

Ian

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 21 May 2019

Dear Ian, Thank you so much for this lovely review, we are delighted to hear you had such a good time with us, and happy that you enjoyed our food and live music. We always aim to create a memorable experience for all our guest. Hopefully see you soon! All the best Babbo Managers

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DA
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Very slow kitchen.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 21 May 2019

Dear Daniel, We would like to thank you for your time giving us your feedback, all reviews are valuable to us as we always run through all feedback with the management team, for improvements. All the best Babbo Managers

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SD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

5 star restaurant! From the moment we arrived we were greeted so warmly and shown to our table. Service was friendly and attentive. Really cool vibe with DJ playing tunes! Food was brilliant and so fresh. Definitely recommend for a cool night out . We even spotted Willian’s Dad on table next to us!

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 21 May 2019

Dear StuartD, Thank you so much for this lovely review, we are delighted to hear you had such a good time with us, and happy that you enjoyed our food and DJ. Hopefully we will have you with us soon again. All the best Babbo Managers

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K
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Good food and attentive service. Downside the place was empty - it was 4pm but we had passed other restaurants that were very busy. Would go again for the food but not the atmosphere. I understand their busy time is breakfast

OT
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, with good DJ. Food and service were both excellent.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on 23 April 2019

Hi Dear, First of all, we would like to say “Thank you” for taking the time to post a review on Guest Centre after your recent visit to Babbo. We are very happy to hear you had such a great experience with us and that you have enjoyed our music. We welcome you back soon! All the best Babbo Managers

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very very nice food.i ordered seabass for main and was so delicious. I will go back for sure. Thank you

LK
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

An intimate space with tasteful decor, easy ambience and very friendly staff. The rack of lamb and foie gras was to die for. Highly recommend it.

CW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing food - amazing tasting menu. Slightly disappointed in the spacing between courses. Service was great other than that, but if the wait was longer then expected, a cocktail or drink offer might go a long way. Overall, great music on a Saturday night and glad we came!

E
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stunning food, excellent service. We were celebrating a birthday and we even had happy birthday sung to us and a sparkle! fantastic service!!!!
On the expensive side but it was a once in a lifetime experience for us. Loved it and highly recommend.

SB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my nephews to the restaurant as they are obsessed with David Luiz. Never have I ever seen them this excited. The service was unbelievably great, my glass of water was never empty as the waiter would refill it every 10 mins. We had the pasta which was cooked perfectly, and my nephews being so fussy who only eat chicken nuggets loved the pasta! Great location, great menu and great service. What more do you want, will be coming back very soon.

MK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Babbo was outstanding! Loved the food and service! So lovely!

AG
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Hello, I was at the Babbo restaurant on 9.03.2019 with my cousin it was good the food was delicious the mood and the ambient were great. The service was also quite good but one thing has spoiled the evening that was the manager I think it's the manager because he was everywhere and a lot of things a little man combed his hair back ... well anyway he was so unfriendly with his obtrusive way he has messed us up the evening he has given us the feeling that if you are not a famous footballer, actor or singer, you are not welcome.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An evening in London with my sons!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exquisite food, wonderful staff and a truly unique experience.
Despite being the only two in the restaurant for the duration of our meal we felt comfortable, and the staff were all extremely professional and polite. There is absolute devotion to every detail in all aspects of this restaurant and it makes for a memorable meal.
Everything from the wine suggestions to the time between courses was excellent I was glad I’d chosen this restaurant for my husbands birthday meal. Being a big Chelsea fan he was keen to see if David Luiz’s Restaurant had as much flare as the player himself, and we were not left disappointed! ❤️

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As always a wonderful experience at Babbo. I chose the scallops. Only 3 for £30 but they were large and perfectly cooked. My friend had harissa chicken. Also delicious. For dessert creme brûlée with berry sorbet.
Attentive but not intrusive service, great wine choices. Also great for coeliacs. Many gluten free options and I have never had a problem there.

TC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Very quiet Monday night. Service in relation to very delayed side order poor. Had to suggest it be removed from my bill.

ST
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was my husband’s birthday, the staff were friendly, welcoming and attentive, without over fussing. Food was good, full of flavour.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

If you want the tasting menu you have to order in advance. This was not mentioned on the website so when we arrived and asked for it we were told we couldn’t have it. Incredible food. Average service.

D
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very polite service. Waiter and head receptionist perfect.

LC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience, loved every part of it and would 100% recommend to people in fact I already have! Cannot wait to come back! Thank you.

w
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 1

Excellent food, but extremely difficult to enjoy over the music.

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