We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Babylon

#1,192 of 17,568 Restaurants in London
#1,290 of 18,492 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
South Kensington
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
99 Kensington High Street | 7th Floor, London W8 5SA, England
+44 20 7368 3993
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 960 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 436
    Excellent
  • 310
    Very good
  • 126
    Average
  • 52
    Poor
  • 36
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Stunning views and good food but check to see if gardens are open before booking

We came for a special lunch and weren't disappointed. The staff were very welcoming, the food excellent with stunning presentation. We had the set menu of two courses and it was sufficient if you don't have a large appetite. We asked to sit outside for coffee and that was a nice end of the meal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
HazelD633
,
Aldershot, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
Add Photo Write a Review

960 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Took my partner her for her 30th Birthday. Was really excited about this visit as it was her special day and she has wanted to go here for some time. The entrance to the building is shabby, and there were people using the lifts to transport rubbish Bins with the guests. So the lifts stink too. Upon entering the restaurant... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Aldershot, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
71 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We came for a special lunch and weren't disappointed. The staff were very welcoming, the food excellent with stunning presentation. We had the set menu of two courses and it was sufficient if you don't have a large appetite. We asked to sit outside for coffee and that was a nice end of the meal as we managed to see... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greater London, UK
Level Contributor
50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Had a really good lunch here with friend visiting from America. Took advantage of a 2 course deal which was great value for money. Waiters prompt, attentive and helpful. Afterwards views from balcony amazing - beautiful rooftop gardens below with pink flamingos strutting around. Will go back another day to view gardens properly when they aren't closed for a private... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The wine was perfect and everything all in all was excellent! Remember to have a prior appointment or else tables are scarce.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favourite restaurants, the food is excellent with a very reasonable set menu, the location on the roof with stunning views of London and the gardens below with ducks and flamingos it's hard to believe you're just above the bustling High Street Kensington. The gardens are free and well worth a visit even if you're not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear MrsScottCroydon, You certainly know how to make us blush; we’re honoured you class us as one of your favourite restaurants! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We very much hope to welcome you back to The Roof Gardens again soon. Kind regards, Sam Wilson General Manager feedback@roofgardens.virgin.com More 

Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Took four young people and three adults for an evening meal. The food was absolutely fabulous and I would seriously recommend the white tomato soup as a starter. I have never tasted such a flavoursome tomato soup the presentation of which was gorgeous and thoroughly enjoyable. A wide selection of mains and deserts and I, as a vegetarian, had no... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Nichjago, Thank you for such a fabulous review; it was an absolute delight to read. The white tomato soup is one of our absolute favourites on the menu and we’re so pleased to hear you enjoyed it as much as we do. By the way, our Head Chef was very flattered to hear your kind comments. We were thrilled... More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went to Babylon on a Tuesday evening so were able to enjoy the live jazz music which was very nice (though it seems they only play for half an hour at a time and then take a break). The service was good, the food was very tasty, the waiter polite. Would I go again? Maybe, but I still have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Laura P, We’re delighted to hear you enjoyed your Tuesday in Babylon; it’s one of our favourite nights of the week! Thank you very much for taking the time to share your 5 star review with us. We know there are lots of places to choose from in London, but we hope we get the opportunity to welcome you... More 

Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I was very excited to be having dinner here. I had been looking forward to it for weeks- especially after I read about the gardens and flamingoes. This was meant to be a special dinner for my husband and I, thus the splurge. Service was attentive, and food tasty (Portions were small- Australian fine dining serves slightly larger portions) We... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Sam C, Whilst it was lovely to hear that you enjoyed the view and the food, I was very sorry to hear that you left feeling disappointed over all, especially when you had chosen Babylon to celebrate a special occasion. To clarify, the service charge can of course be removed at our guest’s discretion. Please accept my sincere apologies... More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This place is a date restaurant. Quite romantic. The staff were all very accommodating. The food could be a little better, considering the price range. but maybe jet lag was catching up on us.

Was this review helpful? Yes
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Mlovely917, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us following your recent visit to Babylon. Whilst it was great to hear you thought it was a ‘hip place to be’, we were sorry to hear the food, whether jetlagged or not, was not quite as you expected it to be. We very much hope you... More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I came here with work for our staff Christmas party. Food was good and so was the service but it didn't stand out to me like other expensive restaurants that I have been to. The nightclub downstairs was average unfortunately.

Was this review helpful? Yes
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Kaye S, Thank you for your feedback following your visit to Babylon. Whilst it was lovely to hear that your company had chosen to spend a special occasion with us and that you enjoyed the food and found the service to be good, I was sorry to hear that overall it didn’t meet your expectations. I’d like to assure... More 

Travelers who viewed Babylon also viewed

 

Been to Babylon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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>  > South Kensington
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
Average Prices: USD 41 - 109
Cuisine: British

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 109
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Babylon and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Babylon staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South Kensington

Neighborhood Profile
South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
Explore this neighborhood