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Babylon

#380 of 17,533 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 - 15:30
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Sun 12:00 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
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Bapchild, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

very asthetically pleasing restaurant, food was delicious and waiting staff were very polite. Only issues was the noise on the balcony made it difficult to hear anyone and theres mot enough seating outside for the sheer amount of people that are out there- but overall very nice family meal for a treat out

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chesterfield, UK
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have wanted to visit Babylon at Kensington Roof Gardens for quite some time. From beginning to end, this was a truly fabulous night. The service, the food, the ambience...everything was beyond what we expected. The staff were some of the best that we ever had wherever in the world we have been. Not intrusive at all, very knowledgeable, exceedingly polite... More 

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear piphow, Wow, where to start with this fabulous review! Thank you so much for taking the time to share such kind comments with us; we couldn’t be happier to hear that your experience with us was beyond what you expected. You had the team blushing at your wonderful compliment that they were some of the best in the world... More 

London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I made myself a late birthday present going there with my partner and I was not disappointed. Food, drinks, service, atmosphere, location, views - all top notch!

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

Dear Elvira_Nikolova, We very much like your style; surely there’s no better time to treat yourself than on a birthday! We were delighted to hear that you found every aspect of your experience top notch; I don’t think we could ask for a more complimentary review so thank you. We very much hope to welcome you back to Babylon again... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I ate here for our wedding anniversary. Everything about it was delightful. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced in the circumstances. But the staff proved to be the highlight for us. From the moment we arrived they were so very pleasant, efficient and attentive without being overbearing. Well done to them all. And being able... More 

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear mcqum001, We love a celebration in Babylon and it was such an honour that you and your wife chose to celebrate your Wedding Anniversary with us. The team were beaming from ear to ear when they heard that they were the highlight of your visit, you have truly made their day with such kind comments so thank you. We... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a shame. Having spent a fantastic afternoon here having a delicious Mediterranean lunch with a friend in the summer I suggested it for my brothers birthday. To be presented with a very middle of the road compulsory 3 course set menu on the 25 November was a real disappointment for all. And as for the vegetarian main course, one... More 

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear lorettatim, I was really sorry to hear you left us feeling disappointed following your recent dinner in Babylon, particularly when you were celebrating such a special occasion with us. We always aim to give our guests a memorable experience so I was sorry to hear we fell short of your expectations and I would very much like the opportunity... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a table a Babylon for my birthday the email confirmation came through very quickly confirm that my table was reserved. On the night I was couple of minutes late, as I could not find the place. However the guards at the door were very helpful and directed me to where I needed to go. When I arrived at... More 

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Maria B, Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate your birthday with us. It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you to Babylon and such a treat for us to receive your special review; the team were delighted to hear that you felt very welcome and well looked after. Our Head Chef was thrilled to hear that you... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my boyfriend here for lunch as a birthday treat, we had such a great time. The service from start to finish was amazing, the welcoming ladies who greeted us and our lovely waiter! The views are amazing as you are walked to your table! Lovely glass of prosecco to start and a cheeky bottle of red wine (also... More 

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Helen M, There’s nothing we love more than a celebration in Babylon so we were delighted you chose to celebrate you boyfriend’s special day with us, and once again a huge happy birthday from the entire team! Our Head Chef was over the moon to hear your fantastic comments about the food and we have to agree that there... More 

Rome, Italy
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Babylon to me it's one of the best restaurants in London. The place it's very cool, nice atmosphere. We have had dinner with a group of people and we booked the private room for more privacy. Dinner was fantastic, bread was delicious as good as everything they have served on the table. Wonderful wine list. The place it's a little... More 

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear steffys79, Wow, we have to start by saying that we are so honoured you think of us as one of the best restaurants in London, thank you! Safe to say we loved welcoming you to our Private Dining Room and couldn’t be happier to hear that you had a fantastic time. We are delighted to hear you will definitely... More 

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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as I walked in I realized it was a fancy restaurant, in high-class French style. The view is amazing and a table next to the window really makes the dinner magic. You can even drink something outside because it's really nice and warm. The food was really good, I had the lamb and it was perfect. Drinks are... More 

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Giorgia M, We are all about creating special memories in Babylon, so it was such a treat for us to read your lovely review and hear that you had a magical dinner with us. Thank you for sharing such charming words, I don’t think our Head Chef could ask for a more complimentary description of the lamb and the... More 

Dorset
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had booked for lunch at the Babylon restaurant last Friday and enjoyed cocktails on the terrace before a delicious lunch. The menu was good, the food superb, as was the service. We were disappointed to find that the gardens were closed as there was a wedding. What a shame, but then again, it's an excuse for another visit!

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear RoseThorne, Thank you for taking the time to share such lovely words with us. We have to say that we very much like your style as we can think of no better way to begin a leisurely lunch than with a cocktail on the Terrace. We were so pleased to hear you found both the service and food to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$33 - US$88
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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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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