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Babylon

#361 of 17,709 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££££
Neighbourhood:
South Kensington
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99 Kensington High Street | 7th Floor, London W8 5SA, England
+44 20 7368 3993
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Babylon terrace on the 7th floor offers a great view of London and EXCELLENT cocktails. The cocktails are not cheap but are unique. Take the ones listed in the menu. They are great and well optimized. I tried also Irish Coffee and it was good, but not unique. Have a look at the flamingos in the restaurant on the 6th... More 

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Hale, Cheshire
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Happily, the food, wine and service at Babylon is very good and the presentation excellent. Even if that were not so, it would be worth a visit for the wonderful view over South Kensington from this 7th floor restaurant terrace. (The Natural History Museum and V&A can be seen to the south, and the Albert Hall to the east.) Better... More 

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Thank aoneil
London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you get out of the lift you are greeted and shown to your table, it' has a huge panoramic window, so you can enjoy the view and your dinner at the same time. The staff are very attentive and the food is perfectly presented and full of flavour

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

Dear Shepmiester, It was a delight to read your fantastic review and to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us in Babylon, and we loved hearing that you enjoyed taking in the London skyline as much as we do! Thank you for sharing your lovely review; we hope to have the chance to welcome you back again soon. Kind... More 

England
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with my family for Sunday lunch for my birthday and Babylon did not disappoint. Food was fabulous, including gluten free options for my Mum which were delicious. Staff were really fantastic - friendly, professional and very welcoming. Looking forward to my next visit.

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Thank Jen68
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Jen68, It was our pleasure to help you celebrate your special day with your family and we want to once again wish you a very Happy Birthday. Our Head Chef was beaming from ear to ear when he heard that you thought the food was fabulous, so thank you for your kind comments. We’re delighted to hear you’ll be... More 

Clermont-Ferrand, France
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Late dinner with delicious cuisine in a city-view high-floor setting. A little pricey but expected. Impeccable service.

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

Dear Giovannisch, It was such a treat to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to Babylon and taking in the views across London, and we were particularly pleased to hear that you thought the service was impeccable. Thank you so much for sharing such lovely feedback, it really does mean a great deal. We hope to see you again... More 

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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Babylon for my birthday dinner with my family. We ordered grilled scollop, smoked salmon and mushroom risotto as a starter. Starters were good except salmon one. We ordered pork berry, beef and fish as main course.....and taste was very disappointing. meats were over cooked and salty taste. Sources were very strange, not good taste for all (3)... More 

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Megumi E, Whilst I was pleased to hear that you enjoyed the service and setting, I was really sorry to hear that the food fell short of your expectations. Rest assured I have shared your valued feedback with our Head Chef so that we can look to improve on this going forward. We know that we are unable to... More 

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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really worth trying this restaurant. Panoramic views of London with great cocktails. Fixed priced menu and lovely food well presented. Staff really helpful and attentive.

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1 Thank Jan T
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Jan T, We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food, views and cocktails during your recent visit to Babylon and that you found the team helpful and attentive. Thank you for your kind words; we hope we’re able to welcome you back again one day soon. Kind regards Sam Wilson General Manager sam.wilson@roofgardens.virgin.com More 

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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service and food is excellent although the lunch menu was a little limited. The restaurant has a fantastic view of London. Highly recommended.

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Thank Aaron T
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Aaron T, What a great review! Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely comments and for recommending us; you certainly know how to make our day. We very much hope to welcome you back to Babylon again soon. Kind regards Sam Wilson General Manager sam.wilson@roofgardens.virgin.com More 

London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten at Babylon a number of times and it continues to be a joy in every way. The people who work there are wonderful, the food always delicious and the cocktail are amazing. You must sit on the terrace with blankets under the heater and eat hot cheese - it's the best!

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

Dear MrandMrsDornan, The pleasure truly is all ours; it’s always lovely to welcome you to Babylon and we were all so touched to hear your kind comments about the team, the food and the cocktails. We have to say that we love your style and can’t think of a better way to spend a winter’s evening than cosied up on... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose this place over the big names such as clos maggoire for my anniversary as I wanted to see their roof gardens and I wanted to try their lobster platter...but I felt as though I made a mistake! As I arrived the staff weren't sure if I could get access to the gardens, and they didn't have much on... More 

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Thank Fraz87
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Fraz87, I was very sorry to hear that your recent experience in Babylon fell short of your expectations and that you left us feeling disappointed. Whilst we appreciate we cannot recreate an occasion so special as an anniversary, that comes but once a year, we’d very much appreciate the opportunity to put this right and to try and make... 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
US$32 - US$87
Cuisine
European, British
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
Romantic, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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
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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