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Babylon

99 Kensington High Street | 7th Floor, London W8 5SA, England
+44 20 7368 3993
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“risotto” (37 reviews)
“lamb” (47 reviews)
“roof garden” (78 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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99 Kensington High Street | 7th Floor, London W8 5SA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I decided to visit some of my favourite Instagram pages. The roof top Gradens were one of my spots. As I forgot to call ahead to verify if they were open, unfortunately they were closed. So I inquired about the restaurant in hopes of having...More

Thank Gorvey H
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was here on Saturday in the heat, but upstairs sipping cocktails overlooking the gardens it cool and a great place to be on a hot day in London. Me and my 3 friends first time here we all loved it, great cocktails, service, surroundings,...More

Thank tetchy
Reviewed 4 days ago

Booked a table for two, come the day we were made to feel very welcome, shown to the terrace, great views. Fabulous cocktails, was then shown to our table, great decor. Bread arrived with a dip and butter, very nice. We had the two course...More

Thank ABH542
Reviewed 1 week ago

My children bought a visit via Red Letter Day for Christmas. We went lunchtime and were wowed by location, food, service and lastly the views. A fantastic treat.

Thank June H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for lunch whilst on a couples break to London and was completely wowed. Both by the food and location. Don't be fooled by the downstairs entrance. Which incidentally isn't in Kensington high street but down a side road. Once upstairs it's pure wow....More

Thank lynda t
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Lynda t, Wow, thank you for taking the time to share such a fabulous review! We loved reading about your recent visit to Babylon, and were particularly pleased to hear that you enjoyed taking in the views from our Terrace with a Plant Pot...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic cocktails before a birthday dinner. Such a stunning location to surprise a loved one (as I did for my boyfriend). Cocktails are delicious and presented beautifully. An oasis amongst the hustle of London. Notes from a wheelchair: I recommend reserving a table ahead of...More

Thank TobyOnWheels
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear TobyOnWheels, We may be biased but we have to say your boyfriend is a very lucky man; cocktails ahead of a birthday dinner sounds like quite the treat to us! Thank you for choosing to surprise him with a trip to Babylon, it was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a highly anticipated venue to kick off our trip to London. Located in amongst the KHS shopping precinct but also with access to "The Roof Gardens" complete with live flamingos. The meal offers a set price option or a la carte - we...More

1  Thank 631ian
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear 631ian, It’s always such a pleasure to welcome new friends to Babylon, and we were so touched to hear that we were a ‘highly anticipated’ feature during your London trip. Thank you for choosing to kick things off with us! We really enjoyed reading...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife took me there for my birthday. We are not fancy people to use to go to this kind of places, but in an odd special occasion we like to try new/different places and she thought my birthday was a reason good enough to...More

1  Thank Raul P
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Raul P, There’s nothing we love more than a celebration here in Babylon, so it was a pleasure to welcome you and your wife for a special birthday meal! We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed each of your courses, and the whole...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing time we had going up to the 7th floor! A total surprise and joy! Each area of the rooftop gardens had a theme, including streams, ponds, flamingos, fountains, blooming trees, shrubs, exotic plantings, areas to tuck away and enjoy a drink or...More

Thank boloca
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear boloca, It was a total joy to read your amazing review, so we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing it with us. Our Head Gardener really enjoyed hearing how you discovered the trees, plants and flowing stream here on The...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended a birthday party at the restaurant. Ordered from the Ala Carte menu. Starter and desert were good. Disappointing mains - cod was overcooked. Better than average but not quite "Very Good". Good views though and a terrace overlooking a park.More

Thank akhter C
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear akhter C, Whilst we were delighted to welcome you for dinner in Babylon recently and to hear that you enjoyed your starter and dessert, I was really sorry to hear that you found the cod to be overcooked. I wanted to take this opportunity...More

Nearby
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
...More
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Nearby Attractions
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.35 miles away
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.00 miles away
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.12 miles away
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patanden
Hi We went to Babylon earlier this year It's a fantastic restaurant with great food , can anyone tell me what the names of the Italian bread they gave at the start Regards Denis
December 25, 2016|
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Response from GeneralManagerRG | Property representative |
Dear Denis, Thank you so much for your kind words about Babylon, it is wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed visiting us last year. We’re glad you thought the bread was tasty; we always have to remind ourselves not to fill... More
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Anne T
Is it acceptable for a lady to wear flat sandals in the evening, rather than high heeled shoes? thinking of practicality with getting on the tube etc...
August 26, 2016|
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Response from Barbar R | Reviewed this property |
I would say that London is the most liberated city In respect of fashion, anything goes , but it is nice to dress for the occasion.Babylon is far from stuffy & you may have been misled into thinking so by people classing it... More
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Judy P
Saw the suggestion of visiting the Babylon in" one thing to do a day in London" although have missed 21 July how far in advance do you suggest I book? Would Tuesday 26 th July for lunch for 2 be free? Judy
July 23, 2016|
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Response from andjanRotherham | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's best to book. Let them know if you are celebrating anything. You get a little meringue. Not much but a nice touch. You can also just go and have a drink.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$33 - $89
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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
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
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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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