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Beach Blanket Babylon - Shoreditch

#15,832 of 18,237 Restaurants in London
££ - £££, European, Pizza
19-23 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA, England
+44 20 7749 3540
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good14%
  • Average13%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible38%
Travellers talk about
“prawns” (6 reviews)
“great cocktails” (15 reviews)
Closed today
Bar, European, Pizza
££ - £££
19-23 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA, England
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1 - 10 of 485 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

I was super excited to try BBB Shoreditch on Saturday evening and was very disappointed. We made a reservation in advance and had to wait at the bar to be seated despite the fact the restaurant appeared empty. We were then sat in a stuffy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alli R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This used to be one of my favourite restaurants, but went last night for dinner and was so disappointed. The menu has totally changed and now only offers a short list of what is essentially pub food, and if you are vegetarian you are limited...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for my fiances birthday and could not believe how bad the service was! We had ton keep asking where our drinks were throughout the evening. It was like a comedy of errors. It seemed like the orders which were the easiest to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ShaziyeAli
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff and service really poor, place was so disorganised, really disappointed. Food took ages to come, when it did some dishes were missing. Had to chase up staff for cutlery which was slammed down. Place was chaos on the night we went, would never go...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Excursion04570158108
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

I haven’t been for years to be fair, so things do change over time of course. It used to be quite a nice place to go for cocktails and dinner, with a good atmosphere and great decor. It’s now a shell of what it once...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank RachelGreen147
Reviewed 28 October 2018

A disappointing end to what had a been a great day to celebrate a friend's hen do. We were a group booking and were charged £45 per person for (in my case) overly salty calamari, overcooked aubergine pasta with plastic mozzarella sprinkled on, rocket and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank 459flob
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Much like BBB Notting Hill great cocktails and cool and relaxed vibe with cool beats making it a perfect pre dinner spot.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AntonyAdel
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Came in for one drink with my boyfriend which turned into, quite a lot more than just one! The staff were so welcomeing, and the cocktails were the some of the best in shorditch, might even book my birthday reservation here.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Justina S
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Went on a Saturday night to have dinner with a big group of friends, the atmosphere was great, there was a DJ playing funky and soulf music. The food and drinks were really nice. Then we stayed in the bar till it’s close at 3am....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Travellerjames1234
Reviewed 11 September 2018

we popped in for a quick drink before meeting friends... the bar was almost empty which we found strange given it was a saturday night... My friend ordered 2 drinks and we took them outside. A little later I ordered the same drinks again and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Avril G
The western front of the edgy East End, Shoreditch is
a perennially trendy haven for anything “street” – be
it art, food, or fashion. With its handful of well
connected transportation links dotting its perimeter,
along with an ever increasing variety of shops,
hotels, bars, and restaurants, it's easy to explore
this trend-conscious and youth-oriented neighbourhood.
There's a lingering post-industrial grit about
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5 August 2016|
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Response from Esso1888 | Reviewed this property |
The venue attracts an older crowd 25+ but I don't think there is a strict age limit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$63
Bar, European, Pizza
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19-23 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA, England
  • Public Transportation: Liverpool Street
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Shoreditch
  • Neighbourhood: Shoreditch
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7749 3540
  • E-mail
Famed Notting Hill institution Beach Blanket Babylon heads east with this sister venue set within an imposing warehouse in trendy Shoreditch. Comprising four floors and a roof garden, this chic dining space includes a cosmopolitan ground-floor restaurant with exposed brickwork, bold artwork and open theatre kitchens plus a basement cocktail lounge. The globe-trotting menu features an array of British brasserie classics.
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