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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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“risotto” (38 reviews)
“pork” (31 reviews)
“potatoes” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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99 Kensington High Street | 7th Floor, London W8 5SA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 3 days 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 2 days 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

Reviewed 3 days ago

Late on Saturday afternoon my partner and I, who were in Hyde Park, fancied a cocktail and a bite to eat somewhere and decided to call Babylon/ The Rooftop Garden to ask if the bar was open. The lady who answered the phone said yes,...More

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

Dear CLHScott, I was really sorry to read about your recent experience with us and to hear that you left us feeling disappointed. Of course we don’t want any guest to leave us feeling this way and although we have sadly noted that you don’t...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived to Babylon-understanding that the Rooftop Gardens on the floor below was hired out for an event. Nevertheless, we went up to the restaurant level around 11.45am just before the restaurant opened for lunch. Arrived via lift-a lot of staff around. A lot! Stored...More

Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I were recommended this restaurant by friends and we weren't disappointed. You felt special from the moment you walked in and were seated. Great table looking out onto the tree tops from the beautiful gardens below (make sure they're open when you...More

Thank ColinPell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had salmon tartare and roasted cauliflower - both reasonable, but pricing reflecting location rather than quality of food. Lovely rooftop location and interior.More

1  Thank Stephen M
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Stephen M, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. I was really sorry to hear that some aspects of your visit fell short of your expectations, and I have included my contact details below if you would like to speak about...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to try somewhere new for lunch, we are always wary as we have a 2.5 year old (who is used to eating out in nice restaurants) first impressions were great, everyone was friendly and welcoming, we had a nice table next to the...More

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

Dear Donna G, Thank you for taking the time to share your valued feedback following your recent lunch in Babylon. Whilst it was wonderful to hear that you received a friendly welcome and that your daughter enjoyed our young diners menu, I was really sorry...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Babylon restaurant at the roof garden on a lovely sunny afternoon.What a fantastic view from the restaurant and terrace.You need to find the entrance to the restaurant which is in Derry street just off Kensington High St.right by Kensington High St.underground station then take...More

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

Dear BURSLAND, Thank you for taking the time to share such a lovely review, we really enjoyed hearing all about your relaxing afternoon high above the Kensington streets! We have to agree that taking in the cityscape views while enjoying a cocktail is one of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had wanted to come for a meal for a very long time but were never able to get a reservation. Tuesday 4th was our lucky day. We came for lunch my friend, my daughter and myself. My friend was celebrating a significant birthday and...More

2  Thank Nonna612
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Nonna612, Wow, your review certainly put a big smile on all our faces! It was such a treat to hear that you joined us for a celebration in Babylon and we were delighted to play a part in your friends special day. Thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been twice on a Saturday and chosen from the Saturday menu- there is limited options and I have never really enjoyed the food. Nice cocktails and view thoughMore

2  Thank L15sy
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear L15sy, We were so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the cocktails, views and service during your recent visits to Babylon. However, I was sorry to hear that the food fell short of your expectations. I have included my contact details below and if...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
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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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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