Babbo restaurant

4.6
438 Reviews
£26 to £40
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

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Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 8:00PM
Fri - Sat 11:00AM - 6:30PM

What 438 people are saying
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KassC
London
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The ambience and service is great but two main issues:

1) while the starters (tempura prawns and mushroom truffles) were v good, the quality of our mains was nowhere near what you get in this part of London. The risotto was too heavy on the cheese and the seared cod lacked flavour.

2) i asked for a virgin old fashion (as i dont drink alcohol) but wad charged the going rate of £12 for an actual old fashion. When i queried, i was told they are charging me for some in house syrup which honestly didnt make any sense but by that point i wanted to get out of there.

The service, music and ambience is great but definitely improve on food.

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LiamG
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding

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vipHermanusE
Cambridge
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vibe, good food and good service - makes for a great evening out.

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JamieM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was amazing, staff were welcoming and friendly, good ambience created by the live DJ
And tiramisu was fantastic to finish off our evening meal

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service , lovely staff and food. Great vibe and music. Live dj which was great!!!! Loved going here for my graduation

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was super professional and warm, food was amazing and tasty! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and family. Will come back here definitely! Best of luck for a great restaurant team!

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CarolO
London
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, nice decor, small select menu reasonably priced for this part of the city. Staff were very friendly and welcoming.

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michael
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Asked for tap water at the beginning and a big bottle came which was charged at £4 , overall the food was really good, apart from the 12.5 % service charge

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely place,

Slightly too expensive for a simple dining

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Hanna
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were lovely, the music was great and the food was amazing!

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vipKateZ
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The specialty cocktail was really meant for dessert. Also it was £18! The pasta and salads are nice, would just ask about drink prices.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2021

Hi Kate, thank you for your review! I have passed on your feedback to our team regarding the cocktails.

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EmmaB
London
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, attentive staff, créative menu Beautiful restaurant and food

Babbo restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2021

Hi Emma, thank you for your kind review! We hope to see you again soon.

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Roops
London
16 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really lovely food! Nice place and let us stay on to be last people without making us feel uncomfortable! Thanks

Babbo restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2021

Hi Roops, we're so glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and we look forwards to seeing you again soon!

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Sross
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Visited here with my partner, had an awful experience in a restaurant last night so really wanted to make tonight a good one!
Booked a table for 9pm (we arrived late) we called them and they said not to worry and to relax. Already a big bonus for us as we felt less pressure!

Arrived (slightly underdressed) but it is 28 degrees so would be more comfortable in shorts than trousers - again, no judgement, no comments and no less effort out into service - which is what we have received at other restaurants in the town.

Service - every single waiter, waitress and barman was incredibly attentive, welcoming, polite and impeccable at their jobs. They all stopped to chat to us, to recommend dishes, wines and cocktails and even though we were the last table to leave, didn’t rush us or treat us any differently.

Food - absolutely incredible! I had the veal meatballs and lasagne, my partner had the arancini and the truffle linguini - every mouthful of every dish tasted incredible. We had countless cocktails and every one of them was incredible.

We are looking to book a trip back to London purely for this restaurant!

Babbo restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2021

Hi Sross, thank you so much for your kind review! We are so glad to hear that you really enjoyed the food and the whole Babbo experience. We look forwards to having you back at Babbo soon.

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RachelC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely meal, and the staff were very accommodating and helpful! I would definitely recommend and will be going back myself

Babbo restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2021

Hi Rachel, we're so glad to hear that you had a lovely experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Ushi
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little Italian in Mayfair. Service was great and very attentive

Babbo restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2021

Hi Ushi, thank you for your kind review. We hope to have you back again very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely atmosphere will definitely come back.

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Alison
London
17 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, little piece of Italy in the heart of Mayfair

Babbo restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2021

Hi Alison, thank you for your kind review, we're so glad to hear you enjoyed your Babbo experience.

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Marmotta
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lively evening. Service very attentive
We took the special menu for my husband’s birthday and added some dishes .Cod was very salty but they replace it with no complaints. Dessert was Tiramisu, frozen and watery inside the glass cup. A nice touch for the birthday boy with a sparkle we didn’t expect.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2021

Hi Marmotta, thank you for your kind review! We have passed your feedback onto our team for review and we do hope to have you back again.

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HelenF
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wondeful meal, fish was amazing and the breads delicious!

Babbo restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2021

Hi Helen, we're so glad to hear you enjoyed our food! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Adri
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Awesome service! Yummy food! Everything was perfect! Great quality food and very friendly staff!!!

Babbo restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2021

Hi Adri, thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so pleased that you had a great experience and we hope to have you back again soon.

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JessieW
London
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived with our family, including small children and the staff were absolutely fantastic! Great attention to detail, the food was absolutely delicious! Thank you for a lovely dinning experience.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2021

Hi Jessie, we're so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to have you back again very soon!

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Ralph
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, attentive service and good atmosphere.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2021

Hi Ralph, thank you for your kind feedback! We look forward to having you back with us soon.

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DavyH
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great visit to Babbo last night with my 13 year old son. Food excellent as was the service.

Ambience great. Dance beats from the DJ perfect for a Friday night but still fine for table conversation.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2021

Hi Davy, thank you for your kind review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the food and the service! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th birthday - staff were very attentive, restaurant was not overly busy as expected. Food was delicious, ordered the salt baked sea bass, seared tuna & risotto.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2021

We're so glad that you were able to celebrate your birthday with us and that you had a lovely experience. We can't wait to welcome you back soon!

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kennethO
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved this place.. the only reason I marked it down on food was dessert. I had the tiramasu and unfortunately it was frozen underneath.

The rest of the food was beautiful and the staff are so friendly. With a live DJ this place isn't for those who want quiet, however I would urge anyone to take a chance. We will be back

Babbo restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2021

Hi Kenneth, thank you for your kind review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we have passed your feedback to our team.

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AmyC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely food, good ambience and great location. Friendly staff, only complaint is that the wait staff could have talked through the menu before ordering so that we knew that side dishes were essential if you want to leave feeling full.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2021

Hi Amy, thank you for your kind review. We have passed on your feedback to our team!

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AthinaK
London
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, friendly staff, we sit outside and it was enjoyable

Babbo restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2021

Hi Athina, thank you so much for your lovely review!

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vipOliviaL
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my Mum for cocktails and dinner and we had so much fun. The staff were so accommodating and friendly, we got great recommendations and really felt well looked after. Thanks so much for making the night so memorable.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2021

Hi Olivia, we are so glad to hear you had a lovely experience with us and we look forward to having you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent service
Bruno was great

The pasta it wasn’t the best,
The salad delicious

Amazing place

Babbo restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback and have passed this onto our team!

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IvorE
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round service, food, my wife and I would both wholeheartedly recommend Babbo to anyone wanting a lovely, quality evening. Outstanding.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2021

Hi Ivor, thank you so much for your lovely review and we look forwards to welcoming you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service

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Ingrid
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fashionable restaurant and bar. Excellent service, food and cocktails. DJ is providing good music as well. We really enjoyed the whole experience and would def. return.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on June 21, 2021

Hi Ingrid, thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the food and the service and we look forward to having you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall great evening, not 5 stars as service was slow (arrived at 20h10, no food until 21h00).

Babbo restaurant
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback. We have passed this on to our team to work on and we hope to have you back again!

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RayH
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babbo really is a great restaurant in a great location.
From the snacks to starters through to the mains and deserts, all courses were very well cooked and seasoned with the freshest ingredients. you have to try the rosemary roasted potatoes, just divine. A very nice family feeling with a touch of class, will be definitely visiting again. Thanks for the Limoncello too!

Babbo restaurant
Responded on June 21, 2021

Hi Ray, thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so glad that you really enjoyed your Babbo experience and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Ella
London
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The staff were very friendly and professional. Portion sizes were small for the price.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on June 21, 2021

Hi Ella, thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We have passed your feedback onto our team and we do hope to have you back again!

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purpleboots
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Despite the great weather and lack of traffice we were pleased to be seated inside where it was cool and spacious. As there weren't many people, we didn't have to think about social distancing but the tables were all set and very close together so if you have a nervous disposition, you may be disappointed. On the other hand, the buzz of a restaurant like this is one of the draws for many and it was definitely missing when we went.
our first time there so it was good to see the choices extend across the vegetarian to the carnivore. but more of that later..... cocktails first! A good selection though on the day they only had rose champagne which was a little disappointing. A lot of interesting looking cocktails.
we had a bread "basket" which was a splendid selection of breads both italian and more british and was a good match for my negroni.
Our waitress was relatively new but wildly (and infectiously) enthusiastic about the food.
Starters were delicious (meatballs - saved me having to decide which pasta to have! and the squid which was a wonderful variety of [fried] seafood)
both had pasta for mains which would have been a mistake if we had been hungry as they are 100g servings - perfect for a primo plato but a bit skimpy for a main. That said risotto and fussilino were great and the pesto on pasta was first rate.
we failed on the puds but the choices were wide though insufficiently tempting (perhaps I should have thought more about a fruit offering)
we had a very nice sardinian vermentino (at £40 one of their cheapest).
Good meal, nice enough environment but we have so many great italian places in london that I rather wondered if their prices weren't based more on the pull of the owners than on the food itself.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate all of your feedback which has been shared with our team. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and the lovely service from our team and we hope to see you again soon.

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davet
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly staff, super food and wine. A proper Italian restaurant!

Babbo restaurant
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review and we look forward to having you back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem - incredible food, ambience (DJ), interior design - and the service is outstanding. We were so well looked after - than you! True Italian balance of chic & fun.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on June 7, 2021

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at Babbo and we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say? The meals were to die for….

From entering the premises where we had our temperatures checked, ensuring the safety of people, to the tune of happy birthday being sung to us, the experience was out of this world.

For the entrees, we had seared veal meatballs, and beef fillet tartare, followed by Babbo’s Lasagna (for our daughter), Rib-Eye Scallopini, Troccoli w. Octopus.

Our 8-year old daughter said the Lasagna was the best she had ever had, better than her mum’s, who works in the kitchen at a 4-star hotel!

All meals looked and tasted fantastic! Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back at some point!!

Babbo restaurant
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are so glad to hear you had a wonderful birthday celebration with us! We hope to see you again very soon!

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FAQs

Babbo restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Babbo restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3941 8641.

Babbo restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 438 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.