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Babylon

#327 of 18,434 Restaurants in London
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99 Kensington High Street | 7th Floor, London W8 5SA, England
+44 20 7368 3993
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Description: Set high up on the seventh floor of The Roof Gardens, offering amazing...
Set high up on the seventh floor of The Roof Gardens, offering amazing views of London's skyline, Babylon really is a cut above the rest. Your taste buds will be thrilled by the menus. The award-winning food at Babylon is best described as contemporary British and the menus change regularly to ensure only the freshest seasonal ingredients are used. There are Table d'Hote lunch menus available for two and three courses (Monday to Saturday) as well as a delicious Sunday Roast offering. Guests looking to dine al fresco can cosy up throughout the winter on our heated terrace to indulge in baked cheeses and fresh breads or enjoy a delicious fresh seafood menu in the summer. The restaurant can accommodate everything from an intimate dinner to lunch with friends. The private dining room is ideal for parties or meetings of up to 12 guests, with its own terrace overlooking the resident flamingos. For larger groups of up to 30 guests, a stylish, semi-private area can be booked and Babylon can also be hired exclusively for dinner and cocktail receptions for up to 120 guests.

Babylon comes alive on Tuesday nights from 7.30Pm with the smooth tunes of live jazz. No need to bring your dancing shoes, just sit back and enjoy a delicious menu against a backdrop of live music. On Friday and Saturday evenings, guests can go to The Roof Gardens' private members' club on the sixth floor to continue their evening.

Babylon at The Roof Gardens is a sky-high venue. The memory of mouth-watering cuisine, exceptional service and spectacular views will stay with you long after you have left.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Celebrated 40th birthday there

I am sure this venue is more suited to summer as i was a little underwhelmed when i got there as i had expected the garden area to be open or the dining area bigger. The food was good and service was good. The set menu was okay but some of the starters Black Pudding and pork terrine was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kelly J
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Oslo
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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's not good to let a great place suffer. I have been to this place many times of the years. But the interior needs a full makeover. So do some of the staff. It's sad, because this is a unique place with the beautiful gardens on the roof. Sorry, but I was disappointed, not just for all the waiting, but... More 

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Thank Inkognito
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am sure this venue is more suited to summer as i was a little underwhelmed when i got there as i had expected the garden area to be open or the dining area bigger. The food was good and service was good. The set menu was okay but some of the starters Black Pudding and pork terrine was repeated... More 

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Thank Kelly J
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Kelly J, Let us start by wishing you a happy belated birthday; we were delighted to hear you had chosen to celebrate such a special occasion with us in Babylon! We were very sorry to hear though that your experience left you feeling a little underwhelmed, as this certainly is not how we would like any of our guests... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a mid week lunch of 3 courses and a glass of champagne for £25! The food and service was excellent and the outdoor terrace was a great end to the lunch with the sun shining and a fab view of London.

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Thank janeycam96
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely restaurant. We had the Sunday roast which was wonderful. Beautiful view. Staff were amazing. Will most definitely be coming back .

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Thank Claire-291272
essex
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79 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We celebrated our eldest son's 18th birthday here with Sunday lunch in the restaurant's private dining room. I really can't praise the team here highly enough - everything was just perfect - from the excellent food, buzzy atmosphere and superb service to the wonderful setting of the room which has its own terrace overlooking the flamingos in the garden below.... More 

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Thank luctons
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A perfect midweek evening treat! Cocktails on the terrace (the Martinez was outstanding, as was the view over London), followed by two courses in Babylon. The Roasted Scallops were cooked to perfection and served in a gorgeous sauce, making an excellent starter. Followed by a main of Dry Aged Dingley Dell Pork Belly, served with burnt braeburn apple purée, grilled... More 

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Thank Smirnoff1966
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner tonight at Babylon (roof gardens) 99 Kensington High Street with my wife and we were made to very special as soon as we walked in. A very polite, charming and cheerful Scott greeted us as we walked in and asked if we wanted to sit on the terrace for drinks first or go straight to the table. No... More 

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Thank deriverman
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Shaun, Wow, what a special review! We were absolutely delighted to read your kind words and wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We’re so glad you found Scott as charming and cheerful as we do, he certainly brightens up our days and he was so touched to... More 

uk
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had my 50th birthday dinner there with 12 friends and then we all went down to the nightclub. Fab venue good food and fun downstairs in the club

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Thank badholidayUk
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear badholidayUk, Let us start by wishing you a very happy, belated, birthday! We were absolutely thrilled to welcome you and your friends and to help you celebrate such a special occasion. How wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the full Roof Gardens experience and finished your evening having fun in The Club! We very much hope we are able... More 

Paris, France
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked in advance, we had a great time at the babylon roof garden's restaurant. We were really looking forward to it and it was worth the wait. We had first a cocktail on the terrace with a beautiful view of London. We had starters and main dishes. The service was PERFECT. We had several waiters in charge of us and... More 

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Thank LesTropeziennes
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear LesTropeziennes, Thank you for taking the time to share your fantastic review with us. We were absolutely delighted to hear that you had such a great time! We must say that we love your style; a cocktail on the terrace is our favourite way to start an evening and dancing in The Club our favourite way to end it!... More 

London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have heard good things about Babylon and I was not disappointed. Quiet atmosphere and excellent service. The menu is varied and has something to please everyone. There is a private dining room available

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Thank Alison J
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Alison J, We were absolutely thrilled to hear that you joined us for an evening out in London after hearing only good things about us! We must pass on our thanks to whoever was so kind as to recommend us as it meant that we got to meet you. The team were delighted to hear your kind words about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 99 Kensington High Street | 7th Floor, London W8 5SA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7368 3993

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 38 - 101
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view

Description

Set high up on the seventh floor of The Roof Gardens, offering amazing views of London's skyline, Babylon really is a cut above the rest. Your taste buds will be thrilled by the menus. The award-winning food at Babylon is best described as contemporary British and the menus change regularly to ensure only the freshest seasonal ingredients are used. There are Table d'Hote lunch menus available for two and three courses (Monday to Saturday) as well as a delicious Sunday Roast offering. Guests looking to dine al fresco can cosy up throughout the winter on our heated terrace to indulge in baked cheeses and fresh breads or enjoy a delicious fresh seafood menu in the summer. The restaurant can accommodate everything from an intimate dinner to lunch with friends. The private dining room is ideal for parties or meetings of up to 12 guests, with its own terrace overlooking the resident flamingos. For larger groups of up to 30 guests, a stylish, semi-private area can be booked and Babylon can also be hired exclusively for dinner and cocktail receptions for up to 120 guests.

Babylon comes alive on Tuesday nights from 7.30Pm with the smooth tunes of live jazz. No need to bring your dancing shoes, just sit back and enjoy a delicious menu against a backdrop of live music. On Friday and Saturday evenings, guests can go to The Roof Gardens' private members' club on the sixth floor to continue their evening.

Babylon at The Roof Gardens is a sky-high venue. The memory of mouth-watering cuisine, exceptional service and spectacular views will stay with you long after you have left.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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