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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%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (38 reviews)
“pork” (31 reviews)
“potatoes” (19 reviews)
Closes in 1 min
18:30 - 22:30All hours
CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
99 Kensington High Street | 7th Floor, London W8 5SA, England
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1 - 10 of 1,507 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

lovely food good attentive polite service from staff. Nice location with views over london and nice gardens 7 floors up woukld recommend

Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Dinner here - great! fab location with amazing views - have your predinner drink outsiedd if you can. Then excellent meal with good wine. Service is perfect - low key but attentive

Thank drpeterr23
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Booked a table a few months beforehand and we were seated at a window table which was fantastic. Great service, food and wine. It's fine dining with a friendly atmosphere. Thanks to Richard Branson for purchasing the fabulous rooftop gardens and restaurant. Check out their...More

Thank LalaVictoria
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were late arriving for our table, due to unusually heavy traffic. We were informed that we would HAVE to vacate our table regardless of this fact by 9.00 p.m. We were asked to sit in a reserved seating area after our meal before heading...More

1  Thank ub40girl
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in London for a big birthday weekend and our son suggested this place for Sunday lunch. He works within the Virgin empire and thought it wouldn't be a problem to book the lunch and leave card details to pay the bill. He was...More

1  Thank suffolk-john
Reviewed 5 days ago

I recently booked a private dining evening for 11 people at Babylon within the Kensington Roof Gardens complex for a group who enjoy good wine, food and company. This is not an inexpensive undertaking with a minimum spend of £1200 required, although the requirement for...More

1  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked the private dining room here for a group gathering. It's an interesting space - we ended up in the upstairs one with the astroturf balcony rather than having access to the roof gardens as advertised. Staff were friendly but service was sub-par -...More

1  Thank Vaughan W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited this during the month of July. Ambiance amazing. Spotlessly clean. Staff friendly even though this is a very busy place serving those with more money. Views are spectacular. Drinks are extortionate... I paid £15+ for two 330ml London Pale Ale. I cannot comment...More

Thank memyseandI
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch and chose from their set menu. The starter risotto with truffles was fabulous, main courses just as good. A very reasonable price as a set menu. Charming staff, lovely views over London and coffee out on the terrace overlooking the gardens and...More

Thank Anita L
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Anita L, Thank you for sharing your fabulous review. You had the whole team blushing pinker than the flamingos when they heard that you described them as ‘charming’! We were delighted to play a part in your perfect afternoon and look forward to hopefully...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner...Great setting, eating outside is best. Ask your server for desserts outside if you get an inside table allocated. They make a lot of fuss about dress code but then let anyone wearing anything in!!! Food all ok, well priced and really can't complain. Good...More

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

Dear GGDCV, Thank you for taking the time to share your review following your recent visit to Babylon. Whilst it was wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the setting, I was sorry to hear that other aspects of your visit left you feeling disappointed. 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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Nearby Attractions
Kensington Palace
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.57 km away
The Roof Gardens
358 reviews
.01 km away
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Kensington High Street
178 reviews
.19 km away
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Questions & Answers
jnnk007
9 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
USD 34 - USD 91
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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