Babbo restaurant

4.6
407 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.

Experiences

  • London Restaurant Festival: 3 Course Set Menu

    £40.00 per person

    Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2021

    Come celebrate the London Restaurant Festival this July at Babbo. Sip on your signature Babbo welcome cocktails and enjoy this exclusive menu with a sharing style concept to get a true taste of the best of Babbo. Featuring lots of signature dishes including our Tempura King prawns, mint yogurt & lardo di colonnata and Tagliatelle, spring beans & black truffle, we've got something for everyone!

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

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

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

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
What 407 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
I
Ingrid
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

RH
RayH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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!

E
Ella
London
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

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

p
purpleboots
London
3 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.

d
davet
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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!

Report
OT
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!

Report
PS
PaulS
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to this lovely restaurant, and we were not disappointed. Even in current restrictions our experience was excellent, from the warm welcome, friendly & attentive staff to the delicious food, we could not have asked more. We loved it so much we made another reservation there & then for next month. Highly recommended.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on June 7, 2021

Hi Paul, thank you so much for your kind review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the service from our team and the food and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Report
C
vipCityfoodie
London
48 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and attentive service

Babbo restaurant
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review!

Report
H
Hungry
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta with pesto and prawns
Omg and the green beans and toasted almonds were the best

Babbo restaurant
Responded on June 7, 2021

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

Report
PF
PeterFoodie
Oxford
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The starters were outstanding (Tempura prawns for my wife and cod croquettes for me). The mains were Ok. The pasta with pesto was less cooked than al dente and maybe a bit under seasoned. The pasta with a tomato based sauce with lobster was fine but the lobster was hard to identify.

The service was well intentioned but missed the mark a tiny bit. Brought us the dessert menus, not realising we were still awaiting our mains. And they indulged in that annoying habit of constantly adding to your wine glass and then trying to get you you buy some more.

SM
SandrineM
London
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A very lovely place.
High quality of food and service.
Warm atmosphere and very efficient staff.
I'll definitely come back

Babbo restaurant
Responded on June 3, 2021

Hi Sandrine, thank you for your kind review and we look forward to having you back soon!

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great team and great service

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious and presentation was excellent. But some of staff didn't wear masks properly...

S
Stani
London
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited Babbo for the first time to celebrate my friend's birthday. The restaurant is very pleasant and clean. Staff was attentive and friendly. We had fantastic time. Babbo Parmigianna (lasagne) is absolutely delicious. One of my friend is Italian and had a very high expectation of the food quality at this restaurant but even she was impressed. Champagne is rather expensive but food was a very good value. I would definitely like to return. Overall it was an excellent experience.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on June 3, 2021

Hi Stani, thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed a great birthday experience with us and we look forward to having you back soon!

Report
Z
Zeeshan
London
20 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food and excellent service, I'd happily recommend this place to anyone who loves Italian food!

Babbo restaurant
Responded on June 3, 2021

Hi Zeeshan, thank you for your kind review and we hope to see you soon!

Report
R
Reenam
London
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute wonderful experience. The food was incredible and the staff were so friendly and also quite funny. I will definitely be back, it’s now my favourite restaurant!

Babbo restaurant
Responded on June 3, 2021

Hi Reenam, thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the amazing service from our team and we look forward to having you back soon!

Report
OW
vipOsborneWonder
London
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and faultless! Attentive, knowledgeable staff, superb food and a recommended wine choice that was spot on! We loved it so much we cancelled our reservation for another restaurant the week after to bring our family back to Babbo.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on June 3, 2021

Hi Osborne, thank you for taking the time to leave a kind review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the food and the service from our lovely team!

Report
MS
MeganS
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best Italian me and my friends have been too. They made me feel so special and celebrated my birthday with me. The staff were amazing and the food was outstanding. The atmosphere was incredible and they made my birthday amazing by celebrating with us. 100% recommend

Babbo restaurant
Responded on June 3, 2021

Hi Megan, thank you so much for your lovely review, we're so glad to hear you had such a special experience with us and we look forward to having you back soon!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was just brilliant all night great staff great food and music

Babbo restaurant
Responded on May 24, 2021

Thank you so much and we can't wait to have you back!

Report
IY
IlkeY
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very delicious Italian food. The pizza size is enough for one person. Waiters are very friendly.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on May 24, 2021

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed our food and we hope to see you again soon!

Report
e
euanmcm
London
18 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My two guests and I all had different starters and mains and after tasting all, we agreed that every dish was exceptionally good.
The service was friendly but unobtrusive and the ambience was just right - a nice background buzz with no loud conversation.
Will definitely be going again.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on May 24, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the food and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Report
M
vipMaddy
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

excellent service and great food. good vibes and ambiance.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on May 24, 2021

Hi Maddy, thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to having you back soon!

Report
SN
SimoneN
London
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for an authentic Italian restaurant LOOK no further . Exceptional service , attention to detail genuine people , delicious food , wine top notch in the heart of London . Simply Fantastic

Babbo restaurant
Responded on May 24, 2021

Hi Simone, thank you so much for your kind review! We look forward to having you back very soon!

Report
m
manu72
London
15 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Babbo for the amazing dinner! Great atmosphere, everyone was so welcoming , especially Emilio and Domenico. The food was excellent, we couldn’t find a better place for our Italian dinner .

Babbo restaurant
Responded on May 24, 2021

Hi Manu, thank you so much for your kind review. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and service, we look forward to having you back with us soon!

Report
SP
SarahP
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was great. Thank you

Babbo restaurant
Responded on June 3, 2021

Hi Sarah, thank you so much for your kind review and we hope to have you back very soon!

Report
R
Rola
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Really lovely staff, great food! Outdoor seating is just outside the restaurant on the pavement and the awnings overhead are not quite adequate when it’s raining heavily but the staff really did their best to make it work and we still had a lovely time!

Babbo restaurant
Responded on May 18, 2021

Hi Rola, thank you so much for your kind review. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and service, we look forward to having you back with us soon!

Report
Z
Zuzuzuzuuzuzuzuuzuzuzuuz
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service🌹🌹🌹🙏🌹🙏🌹🌹🌹🙏🙏🙏🙏

Babbo restaurant
Responded on May 18, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review. We're so glad you have a lovely experience and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

Report
RR
RebeccaR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh food and excellent service. We felt extremely well looked after, would definitely visit again

Babbo restaurant
Responded on May 18, 2021

Hi Rebecca, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We look forward to having you back soon!

Report
L
Lisa
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had dinner at Babbo last night with my goddaughter. Due to current restrictions we sat outside so it's difficult to rate the restaurant for ambience, but in all other respects it was fabulous. The food was delicious but the staff made the evening extra-special. They are enthusiastic, fun but supremely professional and made the whole experience of dining out again, a joy. Thank you to everyone at Babbo. We'll be back!

Babbo restaurant
Responded on May 14, 2021

Hi Lisa, thank you so much for your kind review. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and service, we look forward to having you back with us soon!

Report
S
Samiac
London
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening, the service was just right, the food was amazing. Highly recommended

Babbo restaurant
Responded on May 14, 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We look forward to having you back soon!

Report
SB
SoneB
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restuarant with great atmosphere. One of the best, if not the best customer we have ever received. Would definitely recommend for a nice night out with some great bread baskets, pasta, desserts and wine ofcourse.

The team and general manager Bruno has been amazing and exceeded all of our expectations.

Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on May 14, 2021

Hi Sone, thank you so much for your kind review. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and service, we look forward to having you back with us soon!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babbo is babbo, as always

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing me and my girlfriend had a wonderful time the service was brilliant couldn’t ask for more will definitely be revisiting !!!!

Babbo restaurant
Responded on May 14, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. We're so glad to hear you had a great experience and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Report
F
Fi2food
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a lovely little restaurant at the back of Bond Street.
Food was lovely and service was good, lots of locals look like this is one of their favourites and I can see why!!

Babbo restaurant
Responded on May 14, 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We hope to have you back again very soon!

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal last night at Babbo, the whole staff made our night special and couldn’t have been more attentive. Service was perfect and the food was amazing too. Will defo be back when we can sit inside. Thank you

Babbo restaurant
Responded on May 6, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. We're so glad to hear you had a lovely experience and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Report
CA
CAndrew
London
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food & wine, brilliant service and even though outside it’s well set-up with cover and heaters.

Babbo restaurant
Responded on May 6, 2021

Hi Andrew, thank you so much for your kind review. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and service, we look forward to having you back with us soon!

Report
A
Alexey
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, impeccable presentation, and incredibly respectful and hospitable staff. Thank you - a new regular spot for me!!!

Babbo restaurant
Responded on May 6, 2021

Hi Alexey, thank you so much for your lovely review. We hope to have you back again very soon!

Report
P
vipPaulbudgie9
London
17 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food with amazing service. Heaters did the trick to makea greate xperience. Highly recommended Paul

Babbo restaurant
Responded on May 4, 2021

Hi Paul, thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We look forward to having you back soon!

Report

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 407 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.