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Beach Babylon

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232 oriental Parade | Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-801 7717
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08:00 - 20:30
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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oswestry
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152 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying near here and thought just a beach cafe walking back into Wellington for dinner with my son who is GF and his girlfriend who is veggie we had a look at menu and decided to stop. The food was excellent and service great my son had 3 small plates prawns a broccoli dish and a chip dish... More 

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Thank rhianslip
Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent brunch for the family , very busy place and like Maranui they know how to manage a busy environment Great brunch, cocktails, kids milkshakes were and all served with a great smile. We even grab some of their takeaway slices, delicious Can't wait to go back

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Thank Captain64_11
Fremantle, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this little gem looking for casual waterfront dining on a busy Friday evening, after being turned away by a few other places for not having booked. Friendly staff went out of their way to seat and serve a couple of walk-ins even though they were full to busting. Food was great. Funky vibe and great menu with paired... More 

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Thank Madeleine2607
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oriental Bay is a really neat spot, and Beach Babylon is an equally neat place to eat. It was full of people when we arrived (always a good sign) and it wasn't hard to see why. Excellent food that didn't cost an arm and a leg, pleasant staff and great views of the sea. Thoroughly recommended.

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Thank chrisatobm
Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the food here so much. Would definitely recommend going here. Lovely setting next to the beach, friendly staff, great drinks and really great food.

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Thank CatAbbot
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food service was quick but our coffees took a very long time to come. The coffee was bitter and the food was disappointing.

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Thank HannahR152637
Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunchtime and a gathering of four, with one being a celiac: never easy when the gluten intolerance is quite extreme. The restaurant staff made us very welcome and walked us through the menu that have quite a few gluten free options. Three of us selected the full English breakfast from the brunch menu: the waitress pointed out that as they... More 

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Thank Andrew W
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155 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

If you're visiting Wellington and plan a stop at Oriental Bay beach, then this Cafe is a great coffee or lunch spot. A regular for all the local Wellington well heeled apartment dwellers of the Bay. I visit there every morning for my fix of Havana Coffee. They do it reliably, and the Cafe food is not bad. It's not... More 

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Thank Ham M
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The place looked good ... Oriental Parade so great atmosphere, menu looked good, atmosphere seemed relaxed. Then it all went down hill ... greeted (if you could call it that) by a grumpy woman. Seated, drinks and food order taken. After 20 minutes we asked where our drinks were and we were told they are busy and would be here... More 

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Thank LindaPaton
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Great food, great service, great atmosphere! Have visited this restaurant twice and have had fantastic meals each time. They have a wide range of food and beverages, the staff are friendly and attentive- definitely a favourite!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:30
Monday
08:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:30
Thursday
08:00 - 20:30
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 oriental Parade | Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-801 7717

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?