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Babylon

99 Kensington High Street | 7th Floor, London W8 5SA, England
+44 20 7368 3993
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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99 Kensington High Street | 7th Floor, London W8 5SA, England
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Reviewed yesterday 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
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After a friend recommended the Babylon to me, I thought It would be a perfect place to treat my partner for her Birthday, not being local to London we were both looking forward to walking around the stunning gardens before and after lunch to make...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Cocktails to die for, exquisite food, delightful, engaging staff and a great view over London with 'pretty flamingoes' in the garden floor below. We lingered over lunch for 3 hours !More

1  Thank Maggie T
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Maggie T, We have to agree that a leisurely lunch is one of the best ways to enjoy the views across London, so it was a true pleasure to welcome you in Babylon! The whole team were delighted to hear your lovely comments about...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another lovely surprise at the Roof Top Gardens. This time we came for the set price lunchtime menu which had plenty of options. All well cooked and presented. Excellent service and an outstanding location (make sure you take time for a pre drink and see...More

Thank Gareth B
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Gareth B, We were delighted to hear that we gave you a pleasant surprise during your recent lunch and we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing such a lovely review. It really means a lot to hear such kind words...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a perfect way to start our Sunday before heading to the Royal Albert Hall. The starter dishes were both tasty and pretty and the Sunday Roasts were extremely delicious. The staff were extremely friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We had time...More

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

Dear mrsdoubleyou, I have to say that reading your lovely review truly made our day, we couldn’t have been happier to hear that you thought a visit to Babylon was the perfect way to start your Sunday! Our Head Chef wanted to say a big...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my friend visited today and we had the baked cheese which was wonderful. The service was great and all the staff were so kind we felt like royalty! It is a lovely place and very special.More

Thank C A P
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear C A P, What a fabulous review! It was a pleasure to welcome you and your friend to cosy up with us and were particularly pleased to hear that you felt like royalty, that’s exactly what we aim for! We really hope to have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went for an Anniversary lunch (we had been given a voucher) and had a really wonderful time. Seeing the gardens was a delight and the welcome we received from the restaurant staff was so warm and friendly. We were asked if...More

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

Dear Christine T, The pleasure was truly all ours, we love a celebration here in Babylon and were delighted to help you and your partner celebrate your special day! The team were all so pleased when they heard you thought they were friendly and polite,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is an absolute gem, fabulous food, fabulous service, amazing views and to top it off a beautiful roof garden with ducks and pink flamingos. We went for Sunday lunch as a party of eight 4 adults and 4 children and we all loved...More

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

Dear Sandra M, You certainly know how to put a smile on our faces, I don’t think we could ask for a more fabulous review! We really enjoyed welcoming the eight of you for a Sunday get together and were delighted to hear that you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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...More

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

Dear Pauline M, We really enjoyed welcoming you for a lunch time treat and wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing such a wonderful review with us! If we may say so, we very much like your style, dessert and after-dinner drinks...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a lunch, which was good. The staff were very good though surprised that one didn’t recommend a main when I said I was struggling to choose one. Had the fish starter, very tasty. Rib eye for main which was very good but not...More

Thank vikkiwood1
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear vikkiwood1, Thank you for taking the time to share your excellent review, it was such a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your lunch in Babylon. Our Pastry Chef was particularly pleased to hear your compliments on the pecan dessert, we have to agree...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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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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Response from GeneralManagerRG | Property representative |
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$34 - US$92
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
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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