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#326 of 17,953 Restaurants in London
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South Kensington
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99 Kensington High Street | 7th Floor, London W8 5SA, England
+44 20 7368 3993
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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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My daughter took me there for a belated Mother's Day lunch. We were lucky that it was a warm and sunny day so we could enjoy the gorgeous sunshine with our lovely meal. I was surprised that even at 2pm on a Monday there were plenty of customers either having a sit down meal in the dinning area or having... More 

Thank AnnieWCL
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went for lunch with friends during a visit to London. The staff were very good and attentive and the food was equally good. We choose the set meal offer of 2 courses for £24 which provided a good choice of dishes. Three of the four main courses were very good but I felt that my loin pork was only average... More 

Thank themasterleeds
Queensbury, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food and service were first class - we had the three course set lunch - and the tour of the gardens after our meal was a major highlight of the trip. The view from our table while dining was also excellent. We look forward to returning.

Thank steveny865
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Third visit after a few years and what lovely memories. A superb value for money Sunday set lunch. Gorgeous layout, the gardens are a real treat and a promising wine list. Truly lovely experience. We will be back.

Thank TheBar-Levs
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife took me to Babylon for my birthday celebration and we weren't disappointed. We have been there before and we're really looking forward to going back. We liked everything about this restaurant including the food -service-the roof gardens and the view of London. The food was exceptional and flavours were superb including the complementary champagne on arrival. Very highly... More 

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Aughton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I have been looking for an opportunity to visit the Virgin Limited edition venue in London and a presentation in March gave us the opportunity to book. I found the booking process with the team very personal and efficient. We also booked into the roof gardens night club after the meal and the process was faultless. There... More 

Thank Andrea S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had been at the Easter Egg hunt in the gardens and wanted to bring our children for a nice family meal. We ordered the melon and pineapple starter for both children and did tell the waiter that they did not eat pineapple. He said that the starter was already mixed so we thought OK, we can pick out the... More 

Thank jm79jm
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear jm79jm, Following my e-mail I would like to reiterate how sorry we were to hear that certain aspects of your visit to Babylon left you and your family feeling disappointed. We certainly do not want any guest, of any age, to leave us feeling this way and your valued comments have been raised with the entire team. It appears... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the plus side- excellent location, very good interior design, friendly & professional staff, precise cooking. On the minus side - ingredients of inferior quality and ludicrously priced wines.

Thank duchess o
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear duchess o, Whilst it was a pleasure to hear your kind comments about the location, design and the service, I was really sorry to hear that other aspects of your recent visit to Babylon fell short of your expectations. I would very much like the opportunity to speak with you further and would be grateful if you could please... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing restaurant and gardens overlooking London skyline. Highly recommend for a special occasion. Very good food and staff helpful. You can visit the gardens either before or after your meal, worth phoning first to check if the gardens are open.

Thank Photowarehouse
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Photowarehouse, Thank you for taking the time to share your amazing review and for celebrating a romantic evening with us! We were all so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food and service, and that you would highly recommend us, thank you. We hope it’s not too long before the next special occasion as we are already looking... More 

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had not eaten here for a few years so booked and it was fab. Service and food great, set lunch is very good. Views from the restaurant and terrace across London is great.

Thank Lorraine H
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Lorraine H, It is always a pleasure to welcome you in Babylon, and we were delighted to hear that your most recent visit lived up to the memories. We hope it’s not too long before we see you again. Kind regards Sam Wilson General Manager sam.wilson@roofgardens.virgin.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$33 - $90
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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, Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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
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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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.
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