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Babylon cafe

#533 of 1,894 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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Clyde Place, Glasgow G5 8AQ, Scotland
+44 141 429 0001
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Poole, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yep, it's as good as everyone says, great food and what I would say is a bargain price, the meat is excellent, the stews are sublime, the bread is to die for, the salads are fresh and the rice is light fluffy and everything I can never achieve when cooking at home. Genuine, home made, tasty and fresh. We love... More 

Thank Jim L
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the Babylon Cafe multiple times and it is always the same experience, firstly the food is always excellent and the naan bread and rice are the best in Glasgow, the only thing that lets this place down is the service, it is often slow or non existent and quite frequently the wrong order will arrive, do... More 

Thank chrismatts101
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Went here a few weeks ago last minute decision. Read the reviews a few times but wasn't put off, as I've walked past this place a few too times and the BBQ smell under the bridge is just lush so had to give it a try! Parking can be a bit tedious if you're visiting before 6 pm Mon-Sat and... More 

Thank Balal T
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The name of the resturaunt gives it all away. A traditional middle eastern (Iraqi) cusine. We were visiting from Manchester and it was a recommendation from a friend. It was a blood good recommendation. The food was lovely and priced appropriately. It was a down to earth family and child friendly place. We were served by the male waiters, they... More 

Thank husskhan2016
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

went over to babylon with a couple friends, food was delicious, music was relaxing & calm, the girls who served us were so much better than the men waiters. we understood the girls much more especially the lebanese waitress, she was amazing, and the boss was very friendly😌

Thank hannah_lycnh
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

went out with family food was good. kobediah kebab chicken donner wrap.enjoyed the traditional drink minto.Grilled dishes are nice.

1 Thank shery06
Redhill, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Never judge a book by its cover... Babylon doesn't look much from the outside. And it isn't in the nicest of areas of Glasgow. And inside isn't pushing the boundaries of style inside. But, you have to go! The food is phenomenal ! Some of the tastiest food I've had in many a long time and incredibly reasonably priced. They... More 

1 Thank Digbyziggy
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

About downsides first... ambience not great and location not so perfect. But if that be the reason not to walk in, you are missing, one of the best kebabs of Glasgow. Alcoholic drinks not served but you can quench your thirst with Asian buttermilk.

Thank Nilabhra B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

The worst restaurant I have ever been to! Arrive excited and hungry and I had heard so much about the food! At first we stood for 10 mins looking for eye contact to be seated. Then finally a waitress came over saying "no tables no tables" I laughed and pointed at many empty tables and she replied with "these are... More 

1 Thank Sad R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

My husband has visited the cafe on a few occasions but this was my first visit. From the outside it looks very unappealing and had it not been for my hubby to say try it I probably wouldn't have gone in. Theres almost like a takeaway section at the front and seating through the back. The decor could be from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clyde Place, Glasgow G5 8AQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 429 0001
Very good ethnic restaurant Turkish,Iranian & Iraqi food Very reasonable and delicuios

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?