Baba Edinburgh

Middle Eastern, Steak·
Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of Baba Edinburgh

Bronze Award

From the team behind Glasgow’s award-winning Ox and Finch restaurant, this grill and cocktail bar in the recently revamped Principal Hotel on Charlotte Square is inspired by the flavours of the Levant. It’s a comfortable, colourful space with a charcoal grill at the heart of an open kitchen delivering Scottish lamb, beef and seafood, spiced and grilled over coals. The short menu focuses on snacks, meze and grill dishes alongside cocktails infused with flavours of rose, sesame and pistachio. Flavours are punchy and well-balanced. Our crunchy little haggis and harissa kibbeh dumplings came dusted in salty sesame-seed spiciness, while vivid-purple earthy beetroot hummus arrived with hazelnut dukkah spices and tangy whipped feta. Next, tender lamb shoulder was accompanied by ptitim pasta, preserved lemon and tahini yoghurt, while baked sweet potato was doused with the Yemeni hot sauce zhug and tempered with cooling crème fraîche. A highlight was the grilled, gamey Goosnargh chicken leg teamed with harissa hummus, pickled cabbage and fragrant pomegranate. In all, an oasis of flavour on chain-heavy George Street.


Good to know

Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Middle Eastern, Steak
Eat at Home
Uber Eats
Cool, Quirky, Unique
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Celebrations, Group dining [8+], Special occasions


Can I book for a large group?

Yes, there are various spaces to accommodate large groups throughout the venue. Groups of more than 10 are asked to dine from the Babanquet menu.

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Is the venue dog-friendly?

Yes, dogs are welcome.

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Are there vegetarian options?

Yes, there are vegetarian dishes on the menu.

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130 George Street, Edinburgh New Town, Edinburgh, EH2 4JZ

0131 527 4999 0131 527 4999


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-00:00
Tue 12:00-00:00
Wed 12:00-00:00
Thu 12:00-00:00
Fri 12:00-01:00
Sat 12:00-01:00
Sun 12:00-00:00
All day
Mon 12:00-21:30
Tue 12:00-21:30
Wed 12:00-21:30
Thu 12:00-21:30
Fri 12:00-21:30
Sat 12:00-21:30
Sun 12:00-21:30


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3 Reviews 

Graeme C

29 March 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 4
First visit

First visit to Baba as part of a small group of friends who try out new restaurants on a monthly basis. Baba was a chance to try out a new experience and it was deemed a resounding success by everyone.
Staff were very attentive and very knowledgeable on our questions regarding the food.

Food was very fresh and tasty with reasonable portions 

Prices were very fair.

All in all a great eating experience 

Gill S

05 February 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Terrific evening out

Absolutely terrific evening at Baba. The food was just delicious and so much choice, everything we had was great.  Would highly recommend! 

Victoria C

21 March 2018  
Amazing restaurant, beautiful location, food divine and service amazing.
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