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Babylon

#313 of 17,073 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 - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 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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Greater London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Babylon restaurant for a special family celebration and it lived up to our expectation and then some!! The food was exquisite in presentation and truly delectable. As a vegetarian I do find it difficult to taste quality vegetarian meal but this risotto was excellent. The staff were friendly and very attentive, although I would have really wanted to see... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Saturday lunch, delicious food, lovely staff and wonderful views. Visited on a sunny Saturday in July and enjoyed every minute. Would recommend.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was here for a late lunch with my girlfriend.. The food was just amazing and the cocktails impressive. Not only that, this place is on the 7th floor so there is a view! The atmosphere is extremely calming and pleasant.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the second time, I've been here. Brilliant views, great food, service is perfect. Took the wife for dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed it. We shared the scallop starter which was absolutely delicious, but not a large portion. For the mains, I went for the lamb rack - superb ! Wifey chose the leg of duck confit - tender... More 

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my second visit to the Babylon Roof Garden Restaurant, I thought it would be a great place to meet my friend who was over from America for work. I phoned the restaurant to make a booking - BUT - they informed me that the Garden was closed as there was a private event taking place - unfortunately we... More 

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had the pleasure of having lunch here with a friend and it was a lovely experience...the food was delicious and beautifully presented, especially the dessert, which was "to die for". What a wonderful way to spend a midday...great food and a terrific view. I will definitely return.

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear CherylanneOntario, The pleasure was all ours; we loved welcoming you for lunch in Babylon! Thank you for taking the time to share such a fabulous review with us; the team were delighted to hear that you found the food delicious, and our Pastry Chef was particularly delighted to hear that you found the dessert ‘to die for’. It was... More 

king's lynn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Initially I was only intending to visit the roof gardens however as there was a private party in those I nearly left disappointed. However the front of house staff said we could still go to Babylon on the 7th floor. I didn't know this existed so speedily boarded the lift for a blind date with this place. And I am... More 

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Jibblerg, What a treat to hear how you were pleasantly surprised with a visit to Babylon. We loved welcoming you for an afternoon drink, and we were so pleased to hear the sun even made an appearance for your visit! We have to agree there is no better way to enjoy a relaxed summer’s afternoon than taking in the... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two course lunch for £27 per person, including 12.5% tip. Excellent flavours. Wine by the glass was very acceptable quality. Then relax sitting in the roof top gardens just below the restaurant in the 7th floor. Even though there address is 99 High Street Kensington, it is actually off the High Street in Derry Streett. Owned by Richard Branson who... More 

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear 13bobby, Thank you for taking the time to share such a glorious five star review with us. It was lovely to read that you thought the flavours in Babylon were excellent and that you had a chance to enjoy a drink in The Gardens too. We hope we’re able to welcome you back to The Roof again soon. Kind... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a very good Sunday lunch here. We arrived about 15 mins early for our 1pm reservation. Our table was ready but the reception staff suggested we explored the roof gardens first as they were closing in an hour for a private party. They are well worth visiting, but not always open so enjoy them if you can. Once... More 

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Jetlagged55, It was a pleasure to read your lovely review following your recent visit to Babylon so thank you for taking the time to share this with us. We loved hearing that you enjoyed exploring the Gardens and that you found the service superb; the team were so pleased to welcome you for Sunday lunch. Our Head Chef was... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure if it was the champagne over lunch, the beautiful weather or the novelty of the place but I would firmly describe Babylon as being good fun. From the moment we arrived the staff were friendly and attentive. The restaurant wasn't too busy upon arrival, but seemed to fill up quite quickly. Still, it wasn't overly noisy and... More 

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Abigail_Hart_London, What a gem of a review! We loved reading your wonderful comments and particularly enjoyed hearing that you would firmly describe Babylon as ‘good fun’! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us; the whole team were so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your leisurely lunch. Flamingo spotting from the Terrace is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$34 - $92
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free
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, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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