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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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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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LOCATION
99 Kensington High Street | 7th Floor, London W8 5SA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Another perfect lunch at Babylon. It never fails to deliver the best food, wonderful selection of cocktails all served by very friendly attentive servers. I love the relaxing chilled atmosphere and walk around the rooftop garden.

Thank mrsmouse
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great for kids to run in the gardens when the adults are eating and drinking. Down side of the views was the heat way to hot at the table. Food was good taste and good service wine choice good with all price ranges being reasonable....More

Thank Malcolm C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The entrance tucked away in a side street isn't very grand but upon exiting the lift what a surprise, it's larger than you imagine and with a view that beats looking out on to a street. Greeted with a smile and shown to our table...More

Thank Graham W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Babylon is an unexpected find on busy High Street Kensington. The restaurant is on the seventh floor and, as well as giving you views past the London Eye and the Shard, lets you look down on and visit the gardens on the sixth floor. The...More

Thank Travellerfrequent7
Reviewed 6 days ago

2 years on from our first visit. When we found out we would be in Kensington again our first booking was for lunch in the Babylon.We found nothing had changed,everything was top class from the food to the waiting staff.Well done for a great experience.More

Thank Stephen G
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Stephen G, It is always a pleasure to welcome back old friends in Babylon, so thank you for visiting us on your recent visit to Kensington and for sharing your kind review! We hope it won’t be too long before you are next in...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Decent enough place but service can be patchy. Expensive and a little stingy on small issues. Been to better places in London for that price. Outside terrace nice in summer but views not great. They could work on improving things a lot. Good very good...More

Thank Evie S
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Evie S, Thank you for taking the time to share your valued feedback with us. Whilst we were pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food and selection of wines, I was sorry to hear that you felt other aspects of your experience could...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on Saturday afternoon and had the private dining room for lunchtime as we were celebrating my lucky Niece's birthday, The service we received from the waitress Gaby was brilliant, she was very welcoming, attentive and keen to make our time here memorable. Our...More

Thank rich b
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear rich b, It was such a pleasure to welcome you and your family to celebrate your niece’s special day, and we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing such a fabulous review with us! Gaby really enjoyed looking after you and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had reserved a table for two to celebrate my wife's birthday and I'm very glad I did. From start to finish the occasion felt special with excellent cocktails, food and service. All the staff are friendly and professional and the views of the rooftop...More

Thank Tony H
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Tony H, We are so glad that you chose to celebrate your wife’s birthday with us! The team were delighted to make your evening a special one and couldn’t be more pleased to hear that you thought they were friendly and professional. We really...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is always my favourite place in London, service,food, cocktails & views are fabulous. And a set lunch is such good value.More

Thank yumfest
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear yumfest, What a fabulous review! We are so happy to hear that we are your favourite place in London and that you enjoyed joining us for lunch. We’re already looking forward to seeing you for more fabulous food, cocktails and views again soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went out for a romantic dinner, hoping we would have had a dinner with the view over London. The restaurant itself is indoor, really dark and with loud music, we had to shout to talk to each other. Not to mention...More

Thank Grazia90
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Grazia90, Thank you for taking the time to share your review following your recent visit to Babylon. We always aim to make our guests feel special so we were really sorry to hear that on this occasion we didn’t get this quite right. I...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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jnnk007
8 July 2017|
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Response from GeneralManagerRG | Property representative |
Dear jnnk007, We are really looking forward to welcoming you and your son to Babylon, and wanted to let you know that our dress code is smart casual. If there is anything else I can help with, please do not hesitate to let... More
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Elizabeth O
5 July 2017|
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Response from GeneralManagerRG | Property representative |
Hello Elizabeth O, Thank you for getting in touch. We are delighted to hear that you are planning to visit us for lunch! Seating on our Terrace is available on a first come, first served basis. Reverb festival will be... More
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patanden
25 December 2016|
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Response from GeneralManagerRG | Property representative |
Dear Denis, Thank you so much for your kind words about Babylon, it is wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed visiting us last year. We’re glad you thought the bread was tasty; we always have to remind ourselves not to fill... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$33 - US$90
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, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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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