Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Eating Out: Babylon Cafe

Yesterday we spent our bank holiday out and about walking, shopping and lunching in town, then drinking endless cups of tea outside a local cafe as V slept in his buggy. Totally lovely!

The spot we chose to eat lunch was a central Glasgow eatery we love, Babylon Cafe. Housed in a railway arch on the southern edge of the river, it's not much to look at from the outside, but it's the smell of the food that will draw you in rather than the cafe's appearance!

With a menu drawn from Turkish, Iraqi and Iranian culinary traditions you can expect a lot of kebabs, grilled and barbecued meats, warming stews, plus lovely platters of hummus and falafel, stuffed vine leaves and so on. At the end of your meal you can enjoy a strong Turkish coffee and maybe some of the amazing middle-eastern sweets that a too-sweet tooth like mine always struggles to resist! Yesterday I had spicy bbq chicken with loads of salad, my husband had a lamb shawarma pizza and our son had a lamb kebab wrap. The portions are very generous and together with drinks our bill came to around £25. Good value for money.

One thing we love about Babylon in addition to its great food is the family-friendly atmosphere. There are always other families there when we go in and they cater well to young children. It is big inside so there's lots of space for larger groups and they provide high chairs and a kids' menu. I think the only thing they lack is possibly a baby-changing table as I seem to remember once changing my son on the floor in the disabled loo. But it is still a great place to eat as a family and I wouldn't let this put me off.

Babylon Cafe comes highly recommended by me! What kind of restaurants do you like visiting with your family?

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