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1/F, Lvdu Mansion, No.131 Minsheng Road, Xing'ning District, Nanning, China
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+86 771 280 2829
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Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

It's a little hard to find as they don't have the English name outside (at least that I saw). It's at the corner of the building inside the glass greenhouse looking corner/ceilings. They have the name on the wall inside by the bar. Ambience is western and comfortable. It was about 90F outside and it was warm inside, but with... More 

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Thank TheTravelingVoltron
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Great western food nice atmosphere. Rose is beautiful. She is the best. I like their eggs and bacon !!

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Thank Easyeasy14
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Nice interior, nice personnel, nice food, nice drinks (milk shakes and that kind of stuff, we didn't have any liquor), nice prices (for Western people … you know). We loved it.

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Thank Benny H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

I've been in Nanning for 6 months and this is the best western style restaurant in the city. Great atmosphere and the food is terrific.

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Thank Chris H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

I've eaten at Babel many times in the last year. For Nanning the Western food is good, though not cheap. The restaurant has a nice interior, although the outside toilets are always filthy and broken. The staff are incredibly slow, forgetful, unwelcoming, unsmiling and often rude- whether you speak Chinese or English. I have been overcharged multiple times so check... More 

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Thank gnfjf
Jerome G, Owner at Babel, responded to this review

Hello gnfjf, Thank you for your comment and my apologies for this incident. We recently bought a new order input machine, to which our employees are not used to yet, which may explain (but not excuse) the overcharge problem. Your message has been reported to the staff and we are taking immediate corrective actions to make sure that our level... More 

Chartres, France
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Fancy places with disappointing meal quality. I'm french, came twice, and ordered french food and the food quality is comparable to low end french generic restaurant with some unwelcomed surprises. The toilet are disgusting and outside, the staff succeeds to reach the non-smiliness of Paris waiters. Avoid, although, if you want to show your chinese friend a glimpse of western... More 

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Thank Valentin L
Jerome G, Owner at Babel, responded to this review

Hello Valentin, Thank you for your comment. Our chef has been trained by French chefs, and aims at providing dishes from different countries with the best raw material that can be found locally. We don't have the ambition to proposal exceptional French food, but tasty dishes with healthy quality ingredients for a reasonable price. I am very sorry that we... More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

A nice place to eat, tucked away in the corner but reasonably easy to find. Not cheap but comparable with western prices. A snug place with dimmed lights, fair meals and the "place to go " to impress. Been twice but so many other places to visit in Nanning that it is not a favourite haunt.

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Thank Sifujohnholden
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Is ok, some imported Beers and some staff really do understand English. Try to be bit of fusion: Nanning and US. But in all my life never had a worse Maragita than here, think it was fake Tequila and absolutley not fruit juices.

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Thank Wuffe N
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Food is really good, price is a little high for China but still reasonable. Was tough to find using the trip advisor directions.

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Thank Chris H
Troy
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Yes it's China and everyone smokes but it did hurt the experience. Food is good and service is good, friendly and accommodating.

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Thank Caleb W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Cuisine
European, French, American, Bar, Pizza
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/F, Lvdu Mansion, No.131 Minsheng Road, Xing'ning District, Nanning, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangxi  >  Nanning
  • Phone Number: +86 771 280 2829

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