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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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Open Now
18:30 - 22:30All hours
CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££££
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LOCATION
99 Kensington High Street | 7th Floor, London W8 5SA, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took my two London based kids for dinner. We had a great time. The balcony is great if you smoke! Had a very nice meal all round. Scallops were perfect as was the Smoked Cod. Lots of nice Espresso Martinis and a decent bottle of...More

Thank africantravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff doesn't care about the guest... Quality pf the food very poor... Service is avarege:( Price extremely high cause you pay the view and the flamingo tour and nothing elseMore

Thank Emanuele Vittor... L
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Emanuele Vittor... L, I was really sorry to read your recent review and to hear that your experience in Babylon fell short of your expectations. I would appreciate the opportunity to chat with you in more details about this, and would be grateful if...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exceptional service providers! Very carefully about possible allergies. Great views and good choice of food and drinks.

Thank Agatha P
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I want to spoil my wife and of course my self, this is the place I go. I have eaten here 4 times and every time it gets better and better. I'm going to start with the service and the ambience and leave the...More

Thank adam79neale
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear adam79neale, What an AMAZING review to read! Everyone deserves to spoil themselves from time to time, and we were so pleased to help you and your wife celebrate her special day. Joel couldn’t stop smiling when he heard how special you felt and your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this wonderful place for a special birthday lunch and it is a treat. The views over London are splendid and the food is delicious. Everything was perfectly cooked and very well presented . The staff are very attentive and pay close attention...More

Thank LindaS1969
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear LindaS1969, You have really treated us with your lovely words, so we wanted to say thank you for sharing such a fabulous review! We are delighted to hear that your birthday celebration went beyond expectations. We like to try and spoil our guests and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

BABYLON in the roof top is a great location and food. Service is good and also the this British cuisine have good kitchen. To bad we had so little time that we had to cut it short. But will be back to this restaurant in...More

Thank 413Sverre
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear 413Sverre, Thank you so much for your kind words regarding the location, the service and the food. We were very happy to hear that you are planning to visit us again, we are really looking forward to welcoming you back then and just hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a special number birthday for the hubs so we wanted to do something special - he loves a really good restaurant but we did have the kids with us so I wanted to get it right. Babylon's kids menu is what sealed the...More

Thank SEH910
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear SEH910, It was a total treat to read this special review so we wanted to say a big thank you for sharing it with us! We were delighted to play a part in your husband’s special day and couldn’t be happier to hear that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant with a wonderful view of London and a above ground stunning garden, including Flamingos! Have been three times so far and every time had a delightful set lunch. Charming staff, well run...and immaculate bathrooms, always an indication of a well run restaurant!More

1  Thank Anita L
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Anita L, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It’s always a pleasure to read such lovely words, particularly when they come from old friends, so thank you for sharing them with us. We are all looking forward to hopefully welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my better half visited Babylon at the roof gardens as part of our little London get away and we weren't disappointed. The money paid for the food received and the atmosphere enjoyed left me feeling like we'd nicked ourselves a right bargain. The...More

Thank Tom F
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Tom F, Thank you for choosing to visit us during your break in the Capital, the whole team were delighted to welcome you to Babylon and I have to say you have certainly put a big smile on their faces with your review! You...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Babylon is located on the 7th floor of the old Derry and Toms (art deco) building in Kensington High Street, where the famous Biba was once situated. It has an outdoor terrace that overlooks the roof gardens just below (with a flock of flamingos wandering...More

Thank RonFleet_Hampshire
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear RonFleet_Hampshire, Thank you so much for sharing this lovely review. May we say we very much like your style, we think there’s no better way to kick off a meal than taking in the view from our Terrace with a drink in hand! The...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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ailsah360
18 September 2017|
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Response from GeneralManagerRG | Property representative |
Dear ailsah360, We are so pleased to hear that you are hoping to visit us in Babylon, we certainly think the Terrace is a wonderful place to enjoy a cocktail and take in the views across London! Please note that space on... More
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Plattypuss52
18 September 2017|
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Response from GeneralManagerRG | Property representative |
Dear Plattypuss52, Thank you for your interest in The Roof Gardens, we were really pleased to hear that you are thinking of visiting us for lunch in Babylon. The Gardens are on the 6th floor, whilst Babylon sits just above... More
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cali_1317
10 September 2017|
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Response from GeneralManagerRG | Property representative |
Dear cali_1317, Thank you for getting in touch, we are so pleased to hear that you are thinking of celebrating your special day with us! Maybe we are biased, but we think that there is something very romantic about dining... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$35 - US$95
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Kensington High Street | 7th Floor, London W8 5SA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: 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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