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Babylon

#340 of 17,936 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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South Kensington
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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 - 3:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Poole, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was given this experience for a Christmas gift. Great welcome when we arrived even though it was a bit chilly sat on the terrace ( blankets to keep you warm and heaters) had a nice cocktail before lunch. Food was a very high standard for set lunch starter s great I had Rissoto good size portion and really tasty. Hubby... More 

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Bromma, Sweden
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to Babylon at least 10 times and they always deliver. It's the kind of place I bring all my friends who come and visit me and everyone thinks the same - that it is a wonderful place. It is by far one of the best places to go for lunch in London due to the combination with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I like this restaurant for lunch as the balcony offers great views of the roof gardens one floor below, originally a feature of the former 1930's Derry and Toms department store. But dinner is also good too, especially when the restaurant is offering 3 courses and a glass of champagne for £30. The mackerel tartare in a black 'eclair' was... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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405 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great find. We went here due to the Groupon deal of a three course meal for £30 including a glass of Prosecco. When we arrived, we were invited to have a drink on the terrace. Also take time to visit the gardens on the floor (6th) below. They even have a stream and Flamingos. The service was great.... More 

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Thank PFTraveller62
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my own and my wife's second visit to this restaurant and once again we were not disappointed. On this occasion we visited with another couple who had not visited before and like us they were so impressed with the fantastic food and wonderful, attentive service. The venue itself is truly amazing -you really would not believe you were... More 

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Thank TNH-111
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here on Sat 18 to celebrate my sister-in-law's birthday. She has been here before and raved about the place. She loves everything - the decor, the view, the roof gardens, the staff, the food. I amd my wife were distinctly underwhelmed. The decor is unnoticeable in its blandness. The view- what can one say about rooftops, especially London... More 

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear House G, Thank you for taking the time to share your valued feedback following your recent experience in Babylon. Whilst it was lovely to hear that you thought the team were faultless and that your sister-in-law enjoyed her birthday with us, I was really sorry to hear that other parts of your visit were not quite what you were... More 

london
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here for a birthday dinner on a friday night. Service was good, food was good, everything was fine and expected for the prices paid. But somehow it was lacking in atmosphere and nothing was outstanding or inspiring. The interior seems a little dated. I would consider coming back for a lunch where you can enjoy the view or in... More 

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear sinderella3, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us, it was a pleasure to welcome you to Babylon. Whilst we were pleased to hear that you thought the food and service were good, I was very sorry to hear that you felt as though the restaurant was lacking in atmosphere and that you left us... More 

Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We celebrated my mothers birthday here and had a three course meal each, the onion and cider soup was superb! We were very pleased with the food it was very tasty and first class service!

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear nicoleconstantinides, Let us start by once again wishing your mother a very happy birthday, we are so pleased that you chose to mark the occasion with us in Babylon. It was a pleasure to read your superb review, and I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that I have shared your fantastic comments on the onion... More 

Bexleyheath, Kent United Kingdom
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've had lunch here on many occasions. This time there had been a gap of about 18 months so were a bit apprehensive as to whether it would be the same high standard as we have had before. We shouldn't have been worried as the whole experience was excellent. The service was good the food excellent. The only niggle was... More 

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Fluffysfriend, There’s nothing we love more than welcoming back a friendly face in Babylon, so thank you for visiting us again for lunch recently. It was a delight to hear that food and service were as good as you remembered and that you enjoyed your experience with us. I was sorry to hear that some of our other guests... More 

Blackwood, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for lunch - three courses for £28. The location, restaurant decor and views across the city are super. Staff were very polite, attentive and efficient. All aspects of the meal were excellent - flavours and presentation of the food was superb. The hake was cooked to perfection. This restaurant provides a great dining experience.

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Thank Mike M
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Mike M, We loved reading your first class review and hearing that you enjoyed every aspect of your experience in Babylon! Our Head Chef was over the moon when he heard that you thought the hake was cooked to perfection, thank you for sharing such wonderful comments with us. We hope to welcome you to Babylon for another memorable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$32 - $87
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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
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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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.
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