Babbo  

 
 
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39 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4QJ
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Lunch Mon to Sat 12noon-3pm, Dinner Mon to Sat 7pm-11pm
 
PRICES
Pasta & Risotto Mains £16.50-£21, Main Courses £20.50-£31.75
 

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BabboMayfair restaurant Babbo - meaning 'Daddy' in Italian - is a where you get a taste of traditional Italian cuisine in a chic setting. Italian delicacies such as beef carpaccio, snapper ravioli, and Milanese style rib-eye steak feature on the extensive menu. But the most closely guarded secret is what goes into the lasagne which is made to a 100 year old recipe passed down to head chef Douglas Santi from his grandmother. Writing in The Telegraph, Zoe Williams described it as "a London restaurant for people in the know rather than poseurs". But we think it's best summed up as traditional Italian cuisine made to rich recipes using the best quality ingredients. International travellers for whom Babbo brings to mind a certain restaurant in New York be advised - there's no relation between the two.

 

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Green Park Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
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Burlington Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
Arlington House Pure Parking
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn London Mayfair
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £126  23% off
3 Berkeley Street, W1J | 2 minutes from Babbo
Just to the West of theatreland, Mayfair is one of the most exclusive places to live in the world, full of stunning architecture and right next ... More
 
 
 
The May Fair Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £175  25% off
Stratton Street, W1J | 3 minutes from Babbo
The luxurious May Fair Hotel is located in sophisticated Mayfair, resurgent again as London's true luxury quarter. The May Fair puts you in a peaceful spot ... More
 
 
 
Cavendish London Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £113  31% off
81 Jermyn Street, SW1Y | 3 minutes from Babbo
Situated on prestigious Jermyn Street, in the heart of Piccadilly, the 4 star deluxe Cavendish Hotel is perfectly located for London's theatres, shops and arts. It ... More
 
 
 
 
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Giardinetto Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
39-40 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Babbo
Discreetly tucked away, just off Piccadilly, Giardinetto oozes exclusivity and sophistication. With its frosted glass windows, automated entry system and slick attentive service this restaurant fits ... More
 
 
 
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Alloro
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
19 - 20 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Babbo
Italian for 'bay leaf', Alloro was opened to critical acclaim at the start of the millennium and, since then, this Dover Street restaurant has become very ... More
 
 
 
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Cecconi's
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
5A Burlington Gardens, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Babbo
Cecconi's is a wonderful Italian restaurant where you should eat at least once, even if it is just for tapas. A 2005 refurb means this institution ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
40 Albermarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Babbo
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Rose Bakery
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
17-18 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Babbo
On the top floor of the designer label retail haven of Dover Street Market is this bakery that isn't really a bakery at all but a ... More
 
 
 
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Chor Bizarre
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
16 Albemarle Street, Green Park, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Babbo
Authentic Indian eating experience inspired by regional "thieves' markets". One of the capital's few Indian restaurants with its head office in India, Chor Bizarre offers arguably the ... More
 
 
 
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Surface Cutting: Art Sales At The RA
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 19th and Monday 20th February 2017 - 10am-6pm
Babbo, Burlington House, W1J | 1 minute from Babbo
Works for sale made using a variety of block printing techniques by Royal Academicians including Grayson Perry, Eileen Cooper, Vanessa Jackson and Stephen Chambers alongside a ...More
 
 
 
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The University Of Chichester String Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 20th February 2017 - 1.10pm-2pm
Babbo, 197 Piccadilly, W1J | 4 minutes from Babbo
Adam Hoskins conducts the orchestra to perform Mozart's Divertimento In D, Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No 1 With Trumpet And Strings and Warlock's Capriol Suite, with pianist ...More
 
 
 
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Jersey Boys
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th March 2014 to 26th March 2017
Babbo, 16 Denman Street, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes from Babbo
Jersey Boys at the Piccadilly Theatre is the tale of four blue collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who went on to become ...More
 
 
 
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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 6 minutes from Babbo
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to ... More
 
 
 
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Picturehouse Central
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7-14 Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 7 minutes from Babbo
A vast and much needed improvement on the old Cineworld cinema in the Trocodero, Picturehouse Central opened in June 2015 and was treated to a full ... More
 
 
 
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London Palladium
London > Entertainment > Theatres
8 Argyll Street, Soho, London W1F | 8 minutes from Babbo
For those who owned televisions in the 1950s and 1960s, the London Palladium is quite simply the most famous variety theatre in the world. Stars who ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Babbo
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Halcyon Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
29 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Babbo
Situated in the heart of Mayfair, Halcyon Gallery is one of Europe's leading art galleries, representing some of the finest contemporary painters and sculptors working today. ... More
 
 
 
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Colnaghi Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
15 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Babbo
Among the first galleries to be established in Europe, Colnaghi specialises in Old Master paintings and drawings from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Its clients ... More
 
 
 
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Mallett Ely House
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
37 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Babbo
Mallett is one of the oldest established antiques dealers in the world, founded in 1865 in Bath by jeweller and silversmith John Mallett. The company specialises ... More
 
 
 
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Angela Hale
London > Shopping > Jewellery
5 The Royal Arcade 28 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Babbo
Angela Hale boasts contemporary jewellery (notably Art Deco and 50s styles) coupled with a magnificent general selection from hair clips to tiaras. There are also vintage ... More
 
 
 
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Charbonnel et Walker
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
1 Royal Arcade, Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Babbo
In 1875, at the behest of Edward VII, Mme Charbonnel quit her post at Parisian chocolatier Maison Boissier to set up a fine confectionary house in ... More
 
 
 
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Paul Smith
London > Shopping > House and Garden
9 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Babbo
Paul Smith is the indisputable don of British fashion. Launched in a tiny shop in Nottingham in 1970 he is now a global brand. ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 11 minutes from Babbo
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 11 minutes from Babbo
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 15 minutes from Babbo
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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May Fair Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 2 minutes from Babbo
The subterranean spa within the luxury May Fair Hotel offers a compact gym, herbal sauna and a good size aromatic steam room as well ... More
 
 
 
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Catalyst Health and Fitness Ltd
London > Leisure > Fitness
30 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Babbo
Catalyst personal trainers are among the best in London. Get fit without doing yourself an injury, lose weight with a specially devised programme or build your ... More
 
 
 
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Triyoga
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Unit 2.4-2.6 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B5PW | 5 minutes from Babbo
On the second floor of the Kingly Court complex off Carnaby Street, Triyoga offers busy city people a refuge where they can centre themselves. One of ... More
 
 
 
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The Only Running Footman
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
5 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 4 minutes from Babbo
One of two venues belonging to The Meredith Group who also run The Portman in Portman Village, The Only Running Footman is a popular pub, restaurant ... More
 
 
 
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Ye Grapes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 5 minutes from Babbo
Built in 1882 this gorgeous Victorian pub could be the perfect spot for a night out, if you can find it, that is. Very close to ... More
 
 
 
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Punch Bowl
London > Nightlife > Pubs
41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 7 minutes from Babbo
Famous for its famous owner, the Punch Bowl became a celebrity hang-out when Guy Ritchie split up with Madonna. The director of 'Lock, Stock & Two ... More
 
 
 
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The Donovan Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Brown's Hotel, 33 Albermarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Babbo
For those who like Gucci with their champagne, the Donovan Bar is an example of all the things a classy hotel bar ought to be. The ... More
 
 
 
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Mahiki
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Dover Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Babbo
A favourite with young royals - Princes Harry and William, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie have been spotted here... all at the same time. And ... More
 
 
 
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Charlie Berkeley Street
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 2 minutes from Babbo
Mayfair nightclub Charlie, opened early in September 2015, is perfectly positioned to appeal to the glamorous night owls in and around Berkeley Street, where neighbours include ... More
 
 
 
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Dover Street Restaurant and Bar
London > Business > Venue Hire
8-10 Dover Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Babbo
This long established night spot in Mayfair's Dover Street has been providing Londoners with a sophisticated setting to enjoy food, drink and live entertainment for 30 ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Academy of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Babbo
Lord Burlington's spectacular London palace is home to the Royal Academy of Arts, a set of galleries that houses the country's premier art school and a ... More
 
 
 
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The Ritz Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
150 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 2 minutes from Babbo
World famous luxury hotel, right on Piccadilly, with a roof terrace looking across Green Park. The fine food (particularly the Afternoon Tea) at the Ritz attract ... More
 
 
 
 

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The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 14th March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Babbo

The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet's history - it was the first production at its ...More

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A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 14th March 2017 

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Valeriy Ovsyanikov conducts Marius Petipa's version of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet about the Princess Aurora, who is cursed at birth to ...More

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London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Babbo

Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London's newest railway in this interactive exhibition....More

Matilda The Musical
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Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Babbo

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
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The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Babbo

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 18th March 2017 

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Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna's Fringe First Award-winning romantic comedy of good intentions and bad timing makes its West End ...More

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Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

New London Theatre 4 minutes walk from Babbo

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Half A Sixpence
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Noel Coward Theatre 4 minutes walk from Babbo

Half A Sixpence, the musical adaptation of H.G. Wells's semi-autobiographical novel Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, is staged ...More

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Theatre | Until 11th March 2017 

Savoy Theatre 4 minutes walk from Babbo

A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony ...More

 

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