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“Great cocktails. Shame about the food. ”

Beach Blanket Babylon
Ranked #16,556 of 23,713 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$35 - US$54
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Notting Hill
Cross street: Westbourne Grove
Transit: Notting Hill Gate tube is a 5 to 8 minute walk from us.
Description: Beach Blanket Babylon Notting Hill is a townhouse serving quality British food and inspired cocktails from lunch till late. Our menus update seasonally and our venue is perfect for exploring Baroque, Rococo led design and our Ballroom hosts the best banquets around. Grand fireplaces, glistening chandeliers and exceptional food and drink make us the place to be to take in the sheer decadence of it all.
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

I recently ate here with 7 other people. We had been in London for the week. This was our 'gala' event if you like. The cocktails on arrival were fantastic. And the venue itself is quite amazing with all the split levels and quirky little walkways. Unfortunately that's where fantastic finished. The wine and food is very pricey for what it is. I had salt and pepper baby squid. Sorry I've had better calamari at Greenwich market. Very dry. No taste. My main of duck was supposed to be crispy and that it was. Possibly well overdone. All the sides are additional. We ordered a couple of bottles of wine. The Sancerre was warm. The red too cold. So overall I wasn't that impressed really. It could be so much better.

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Bob F, Public Relations Manager at Beach Blanket Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Thank you for the positive feedback following your recent visit to BBB Notting Hill; although we understand you may have had some problems with the food we're pleased to hear you had a good time. Your comments have been passed on to the relevant manager for review. Please do come back and visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

I had no idea what to expect and sometimes that's the best way to go. No expectations.. I was so nicely surprised by the whole experience. Very unique design each room with a different theme but not catchy at all.. Very well done and so unique. The room we were in was quite romantic but not too much it was still nice for a group of girls.
The food was very good we had steak and the risotto with mushrooms and black truffle and the portion for the risotto was more than generous so much so that the it more than fed 4 of us.
The service was above and beyond and I just want to say the whole experience really impressed us all.. I will recommend this to all who visit London and I will be back.

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Thank edenalpert
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Bob F, Public Relations Manager at Beach Blanket Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Thank you for the positive feedback following your recent visit to BBB Notting Hill; we're pleased to hear you had a good time. Please do come back and visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

If and when I die this is the restaurant destined for me in heaven...it is indeed heaven sent!
Whoever created the whole dining concept in the building's vaults is a genius and refreshingly creative. Should anyone fail to be unimpressed after a visit here - then they have a problem!
A surprise awaits you at every turn and step as you venture through the building, in a very tasteful manner and fashion.
The staff too were dressed splendidly - it is so nice to see people well dressed in this day and age and so helpful. A big thanks to Marco at this point, all you did was much appreciated.
I adored the music too. Do go you'll love it!

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Thank julietaylor007
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Bob F, Public Relations Manager at Beach Blanket Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Thank you Julie, for the positive feedback following your recent visit to BBB Notting Hill; we're pleased to hear you had a wonderful time. Please do come back and visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Casually walked by this interesting-looking place and decided to stop with a friend for a quick aperitivo. The selection of cocktails is incredible, same for wines. The ambience is really nice, both inside and outside. We also had a burratina to share, needless to say, it tasted great.

Thank Pilli26
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Bob F, Public Relations Manager at Beach Blanket Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Thank you for the positive feedback following your recent visit to BBB Notting Hill; we're pleased to hear you had a good time. Please do come back and visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

It s a nice restaurant with exceptional design on 3 levels every one with its own style. There s even a bridge with chains. It deserve a visit at least. The area around is great. The food and service are not the best in town but you won t complain.

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Bob F, Public Relations Manager at Beach Blanket Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Thank you for the positive feedback following your recent visit to BBB Notting Hill; although we understand you may have had some problems with the service we're pleased to hear you had a good time. Your comments have been passed on to the relevant manager for review. Please do come back and visit us again soon.

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