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Babylon

#338 of 17,838 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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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
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47 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there with my friends for Sunday set lunch as our a New Year gathering. I was really nice. The food was lovely and the magician lady show was a bonus. We love the garden too. It was short walk from underground Kensington High Street. We will come back.

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Thank Ita H
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went along for a lunch time treat and cat say I was disappointed at all. Fab venue with views over London. Great food and very attentive, friendly waiting staff. We asked to move outside on the balcony for our desert and drinks and were well accommodated - would definitely go back again - highly recommended for everyone!

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food,friendly staff, unique setting in middle of London Our food was delicious and very good value for money, we chose off the set lunch menu and were not disappointed. Defiantly worth a visit, make sure you explore the gardens walk around the back to discover the Spanish gardens , a real surprise

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Thank julie105
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear julie105, Thank you for joining us on Valentine’s Day, we hope you were feeling the love 100ft in the air! The whole team were delighted when they heard how much you enjoyed your romantic lunch with us, and what a treat to hear that you had the chance to explore the Gardens and were pleasantly surprised! We hope to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had dinner this evening at Babylon which is on the 7th floor of a Grade 2 Building just a short walk away from High St Kensington Tube Station. It was a bitterly cold evening so not surprisingly few patrons were making use of the balcony (which would be full in the Summer with many people enjoying... More 

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear stevebG6121BX, Speaking of something special… we felt very touched to receive your wonderful review! It was a true delight to read your kind comments, thank you for taking the time to share them with us. Our Head Chef who was particularly pleased to read how much you enjoyed your dinner. We would love to welcome you back in Summer,... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my mrs here for a night out after being recommended by a friend, and wasn't disappointed, great view,great service and better still great food. Over all a wonderful night out will definitely be coming back.

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Thank jamesrust250
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear jamesrust250, We love a bit of romance in Babylon, so wanted to thank you for choosing to treat your other half to a night out with us! We are so glad your friend recommended us and we lived up to expectations, but we’re even more pleased to hear that you will definitely be back to see us again. We... More 

Shirley, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely Sunday lunch here today, very nice place. Will be even more amazing in spring / summer months to enjoy the gardens so we will come back then. Today was still lovely though, service very, very good. Thanks.

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Jacqandrews1, The pleasure truly was all ours, we loved welcoming you for Sunday Lunch in Babylon. The team were over the moon when they heard your lovely comments about the service, thank you. We would love to welcome you back to Babylon in the summer months and hopefully you can explore the Gardens when they are in full bloom.... More 

Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful welcome, attentive waiting staff, first class food and terrific ambiance To top it all off, a garden with streams, bridges and flamingoes! Already planning my next visit.

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Thank Diane R
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Diane R, We loved reading your wonderful review of Babylon so wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing it with us. It was a particular treat to hear that you had a chance to explore the Gardens during your visit and were wowed by what you discovered; perhaps we are biased but we have to agree... More 

London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice lunch just my wife and I. Maitre d' tried to sit us at a back table when there were many tables by the window. Very disappointing start. But the waitress was lovely and spot on. Food was great - nothing unusual - scallops with black pudding and roast lamb for me with jus and confit of salmon for my... More 

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Mark J, What a pleasure it was to read your lovely review, thank you for taking the time to share it with us! We were delighted to welcome you and your wife for a romantic lunch in Babylon and were thrilled to hear that you would come back to visit us again; we’re already looking forward to seeing you... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter treated to me to dinner here - a rare event that put me in a good mood, I confess! South facing glass wall on 7th floor location gets things off to a good start. We were dining on a trade 'deal', but no sign of any corners being cut. We were directed to a central, comfortable private table.... More 

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Mark8484, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful review with us; it was a pleasure to welcome the two of you to Babylon and we were over the moon to hear your fantastic comments about the food, service and setting. We very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Sam Wilson General Manager... More 

Merville, France
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is excellent. We were a large group yet everyone was made to feel individual and the staff were very attentive. The menu choice was great and the food was amazing. Only slight downside is that we couldn't see the gardens as it was dark. Great view of the London skyline in the distance though. Would definitely visit again

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this review

Dear Pauliepoop, Thank you for your excellent review! There is nothing we love more than making each and every guest feel special, so the team were delighted to hear that you found them to be very attentive. Our Head Chef was beaming from ear to ear when he heard your kind comments about the food; thank you! It’s wonderful to... 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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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