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Beach Babylon

) #102 of 685 Restaurants in Wellington $$ - $$$ Cafe, , International
232 oriental Parade | Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-801 7717
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (40 reviews)
“rosti” (21 reviews)
“fondue” (17 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
232 oriental Parade | Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Wellington for the weekend to see a friend we decided to go for brunch at Beach Babylon on a Friday. This is definitely my favourite meal, everything about breakfast/brunch I love, so my expectations are always pretty high, I can't help it! After tossing...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great selection on the menu, including vegan and vegetarian, and plenty to keep the carnivores happy too. Good size servings. Good selection of cabinet food too. It's busy and the tables are close together, so we did feel as though we were eating with the...More

Thank Nikki255109
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a lunch with friends recently, was a great experience. Attentive service & great portion sizes. The food itself was great, we ordered corn fritters, fish & chips, the beef burger & the superfoods salad. No complaints from anyone. Happy tummies, will be...More

Thank CassGSutherland
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We could sit outside with our dog even though it was freezing. They were obviously dog friendly because there were bowls of water and other dogs there too. I ordered Rosti with smoked salmon, and it was awesome. My husband also enjoyed his pancakes with...More

1  Thank JustineKaitaia
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Our second visit to this cute little restaurant, the food is delicious. In summer, great views across the harbour from Oriental Parade, and lots of lights to see during winter. But you come here for the food. We had pork belly - fantastic, fish of...More

1  Thank spidernz
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Love the vibe, love the ambience and the pace of the place. Love the food. Love the way the locals are welcome to sit under the verandah with their dogs, peruse a "Dog Menu", and there are even water bowls provided. Now what about the...More

2  Thank John M
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Not a lot to choose from in Oriental Bay but fortunately this is here. Not posh - very beachy and alternative but reasonable menu. Huge beverage selection. Only downfall is the coffee service. - even when very quiet. Visited 3 times and you wait so...More

1  Thank AntipodeanFrankie
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a very popular Wellington location as it's one of the few cafes along Oriental Bay, so great on a sunny day. Great bunch food (especially the rosti) and generous serving sizes, handy for the bigger appetite. Coffee can take a while to arrive.

1  Thank katinahat
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Been here several times and like the vibe and menu. This visit for lunch, found the service very slow and we were on a one hour lunch break so was a bit stressful. I love the rosti served here and ordered it with a poached...More

2  Thank Camda
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Came in for a morning coffee, what an amazing cafe.very friendly staff great location, more importantly just bloody great coffee

1  Thank Brett H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 00:00
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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