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99 Kensington High Street | 7th Floor, London W8 5SA, England (Earls Court)
+44 20 7368 3993
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Ranked #1,068 of 18,113 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $39 - $105
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: British
Neighborhood:
South Kensington
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Ate here with four friends. I wanted something different. Well the service was sketchy good at times hit and miss otherwise. Seemed to casual with attention always elsewhere. The food was good but average. Nothing about the food yelled come back again. I was a little disappointed but hey ho thats life. The place was fabulously different and I would... More 

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We dined here with friends for my 30th birthday in November 2014. The waiter was really friendly and the place has a really exclusive, hip feel. We were brought water and bread as soon as we sat down, and before our starter arrived we took a walk on the terrace overlooking the gorgeous gardens. You may explore them for a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We went there for lunch. Venue is beautiful, amazing views of the city, very good services. However, food was just average and lacks the wow factor. Dessert was not exciting at all.

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent visit to Babylon. It was so lovely to hear that you thought the venue was beautiful and you enjoyed the views and service. I was disappointed however to see that you felt the food was average and lacking the wow factor. We value your comments and I... More 

London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Enjoyed Sunday dinner at Babylon- the venue is beautiful, located just off the high street and I can imagine the gardens are fantastic in the summer. Staff were very helpful with the cocktails list and although the restaurant was very quiet, it was not lacking in atmosphere. Food arrived promptly- starting with gnocci as an amuse-bouche, which was course in... More 

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

We were delighted to read your recent review of Babylon and therefore wanted to take this opportunity to say that we appreciate your comments. It’s always such a pleasure to read positive feedback so thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and we look forward to welcoming you back to Babylon in the future. Kind regards Sam... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Enjoyed a lovely lunch here yesterday 11/1/15..... Rosette standard food at £30 per head is great value in is iconic West London venue.... Great service from Dennis too, absolutely on the ball and his service made lunch smooth.... The Sunday lunch magician truly was 1st class......fantastic illusions that left my sceptical Mum speechless!!! So why not a 5*.........? I brought... More 

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent visit to Babylon. Whilst it was lovely to read your wonderful comments about the food, service and magician, I was very disappointed to read that you were let down when it came to delivery of the birthday cake you had brought in. I can only apologise for... More 

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It was a great event to look forward to. A great view and having been there before had great expectations The evening was good. They need to give a special shout out to Max who saved the score on the service. The wait staff on our table that evening really were having a bad day. They sourly answers even the... More 

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent visit to Babylon. Whilst it was lovely to read that you are a returning guest and that you had chosen to celebrate New Year’s Eve with us, I was very sorry to hear of your disappointment with the service you received and would like to assure you... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A trendy London restaurant with unique roof gardens. We found the service to be very good but the seating quite cramped. The food was expensive and nothing more than OK, the portions were too small for the high cost. My sister in law told me that these were, in her words 'London portions', that being the case I was delighted... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Me and my partner ate here. We were not seated anywhere near the window so unfortunately cannot comment on the view. We had two courses, risotto and crab for starter and pigeon and beef for main. Both thought the food was nice. I don't think its worth the money £41.50 for two courses means that the risotto was about £20.... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We have been friendly greeted by the receptionist and our coats were taken to the cloakroom before we have been brought to our table. My partner was asking for table at the window with a nice view when doing the reservation and that was exactly what we got. The view over London is beautiful. We were eating chicken liver &... More 

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such lovely feedback following your recent visit to Babylon. I have shared your comments with the team who were thrilled to hear them! They were especially delighted to hear that you regard Babylon as one of your favourite restaurants in London, a real honour. Thank you once again for taking the time to share your experience.... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I booked a table for two for Sunday lunch at Babylon as part of a suprise weekend in London, to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday. Upon our arrival at the Kensington Roof gardens, we were greeted by in the lobby and shown to a lift specifically for the restaurant. At the top, we were greeted and offered to take our... More 

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Additional Information about Babylon

Address: 99 Kensington High Street | 7th Floor, London W8 5SA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7368 3993
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Earls Court
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 39 - 105
Cuisine: British

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