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Babylon

99 Kensington High Street | 7th Floor, London W8 5SA, England
+44 20 7368 3993
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
99 Kensington High Street | 7th Floor, London W8 5SA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect for a special celebration. Cocktails outside on the veranda to start the evening. The food was interesting and tasty, wines as expected quite pricey. Service was generally good and overall a worthwhile place to visit- quite an experience for a special eveningMore

Thank Hols2014
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Hols2014, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review with us; we were delighted to hear that you enjoyed a special evening with us. We have to say we love your style as cocktails on the veranda are our favourite...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the set lunch menu as a treat for my Birthday and we really enjoyed the overall experience. It was a Monday and I booked a table for last lunch sitting at 2:30. It was quite busy when we arrived but we were a...More

1  Thank brucetony
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear brucetony, The pleasure was truly all ours, thank you for celebrating your birthday with us and for taking the time to share your lovely review. We have to say, a cocktail on the Terrace sounds like the perfect way to kick off a celebratory...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a table for 5 people for my friend’s lunch birthday party on Sunday 19th November at 3pm. We ordered from the Sunday lunch set menu. The food was basically leftovers from the weekdays. All the side dishes were at least a few days...More

Thank Valentina K
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Valentina K, Thank you for taking the time to share your valued feedback with us, I was really sorry to hear that your recent lunch in Babylon fell short of your expectations. This certainly doesn’t sound like the level of service we usually pride...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On 18th September I booked a New Year's lunch for 11 people. On 24th October they accepted an additional 4 people for this lunch. On 24th November they cancelled the booking. This has wasted 9 weeks when I could have looked for somewhere else at...More

Thank Irene J J
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Irene J J, Following your conversation with our Restaurant Manager yesterday afternoon, I wanted to once again say how sorry we are for any disappointment caused by our closure over the festive period. I was pleased to hear that we were able to go...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had planned a visit here yesterday for a surprise birthday lunch for me, it was perfect, a lovely way to spend our afternoon. We had a look around the gardens as we arrived a little early, how fabulous, I can imagine how buzzing...More

Thank Scott_Kate
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Scott_Kate, We love nothing more than a celebration here in Babylon so we were delighted to welcome you for a surprise birthday lunch! May we say we very much like your style, the Skye High cocktail is one of our personal favourites too and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had heard about this garden from friends who had been but not to the restaurant. Even though it was a grey and drizzly day it was beautiful. I would love to see it in the summer. The restaurant service was exceptional and the food...More

Thank BathYorkers
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear BathYorkers, Thank you for visiting Babylon and The Roof Gardens, we are so glad that your friends recommended us as we really enjoyed welcoming you. The whole team were delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the food, service and exploring the Gardens during...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After enjoying our 11th wedding anniversary at Babylon I can say a few things, the view is #1, without a doubt, it was gorgeous and romantic. Service is #2, very good, fast, and high standard. And food is #3, not saying that its not amazing,...More

Thank Worldann22
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Worldann22, We were delighted to welcome you to celebrate your anniversary with us in Babylon, and wanted to thank you for taking the time to share your review! Thank you for such wonderful compliments about the views, service and food and we just hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a celebratory lunch with a friend. The service was very friendly and unfussy. Food and drinks were superb and a great view. The roof garden is a total delight complete with flamingos and ducks (it is sometimes closed for private functions so it...More

Thank Victoria C
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Victoria C, It was a pleasure to welcome you and your friend for lunch in Babylon, thank you for choosing to celebrate with us! We feel very lucky to have such a great view so were delighted to hear that you thought the food...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Saturday lunchtime to celebrate a special birthday. Food was fantastic. Served by Ross who was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.More

Thank Michael B
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Michael B, We love a celebration here in Babylon so were delighted to help you mark a special birthday! Ross in particular wanted to thank you for your review, he was so touched to receive a personal mention and we are all really hoping...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not easy to find but well worth searching out. The views from the outside terrace are amazing over London. We ate off the set menu - not a huge choice but very good quality and beautifully presented. The portions are not large so worth ordering...More

Thank Sally C
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sally C, It was a pleasure to welcome you for lunch in Babylon and we wanted to take this opportunity to say a big thank you for sharing your review with us. Our Head Chef was so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the...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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Nearby Attractions
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ailsah360
18 September 2017|
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Response from GeneralManagerRG | Property representative |
Dear ailsah360, We are so pleased to hear that you are hoping to visit us in Babylon, we certainly think the Terrace is a wonderful place to enjoy a cocktail and take in the views across London! Please note that space on... More
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Plattypuss52
18 September 2017|
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Response from GeneralManagerRG | Property representative |
Dear Plattypuss52, Thank you for your interest in The Roof Gardens, we were really pleased to hear that you are thinking of visiting us for lunch in Babylon. The Gardens are on the 6th floor, whilst Babylon sits just above... More
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cali_1317
10 September 2017|
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Dear cali_1317, Thank you for getting in touch, we are so pleased to hear that you are thinking of celebrating your special day with us! Maybe we are biased, but we think that there is something very romantic about dining... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$35 - US$93
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
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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
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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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