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“Great venue,good staff, excellent views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Babylon

Babylon
99 Kensington High Street | 7th Floor, London W8 5SA, England (Earls Court)
+44 20 7368 3993
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Ranked #987 of 18,011 Restaurants in London
Price range: $40 - $109
Cuisines: British
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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
Neighborhood: Earls Court
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.
Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Great venue,good staff, excellent views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I had a girly lunch there and arrived at 12.15 and was still in seat at 7ish!!we drank heaps of champagne and I found the atmosphere very convivial, the staff very pleasant and overall the food pretty good.They were very busy but never harried or hurried us. We had the set two course luncheon and I thought it good value for money.I had salt and pepper squid followed by a beetroot and caramelised onion risotto.Both courses I would happily eat again.The portions are not huge but about what you would expect for a set luncheon.There were mini mince pies served with the tea and coffee, which were delicious.
For me this is simply a very cool and trendy but delightful lunching venue.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great location, good service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Not as fabulous as I had expected.

The food was a bit "normal", not adventurous.

Our starters were very good, as were the deserts. Our main course was uninspiring (beef fillet).

That said, the surroundings and the staff were pretty well excellent.

The house red is very good (Spanish I think).

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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“Very Stylish Venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

A very, very chic restaurant indeed. Great food, great service and a great all round experience. Take the opportunity to go outside and look over the roof garden after your meal. It is a simply stunning sight and creation!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Awesome setting!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We visited Babylon this weekend for an early Christmas get together, as some of our closest friends won't be around during the festive season. We had the privilege of being given the private dining room, due to a mistake with our booking earlier in the week. The private dining room is gorgeous, although it wouldn't matter where you were sat as the main restaurant is lovely too. As we had a small child with us it was great to be out of the way and gave us a great chance to catch up properly.

I have to say that from the moment we arrived the staff were outstanding, all very polite and pleasant and made us feel incredibly welcome. We were left to our own devises when needed but if you needed anything they weren't too far away.

I've wanted to eat at Babylon for some time now as the views of London as well as the gardens looked lovely. They certainly didn't let us down the vista is amazing and a small balcony allowed us to enjoy the views and the gardens undisturbed. The gardens below are also incredible with mature trees, a stream and flamingos!!! Its quite an odd feeling having that below you, being seven stories up.

The food was great value at 3 courses for £24 and we all agreed that the starters were well cooked and presented. I had the salt and pepper quid which was cooked to perfection. Main courses were all presented very nicely but there wasn't as much praise as the starters. My steak tasted lovely but was a little on the chewy side, and the roast chicken didn't look like it had seen an oven after being water bathed, leaving it a little too spongy. Deserts and cheese were both good. And the drinks were great. I don't think any of the food was terrible but neither was it outstanding, in my view. However the surroundings and staff definitely made up for this and we had a fantastic time.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Sunday Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Three of us went for Sunday Lunch last week and had a lovely time. As soon as we arrived we were greeted and shown to our table, one of the booths, which was very nice and offered a bit more privacy. Our waiter came straight away and took our orders, he was very friendly and attentive and does his job well.
We opted for the 2 course set lunch for £26. Starters were very nice, (my celeriac & horseradish soup was delicious) and and we each had a different roast. The pork, lamb and beef were all excellent, lovely fresh veg to share (portions of the veg may be a little on the small side), the only minor negative was that the roast potatoes were slighly over done for my taste and the mint sauce was 'unusual'.
We could not go into the gardens as there was a function on but we went on to the balcony and the views over London are amazing.
To sum up, a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, excellent service, food and atmosphere, would definately recommend it and look forward to making a return trip.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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