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Babylon - CLOSED

99 Kensington High Street | 7th Floor, London W8 5SA, England
+44 20 7368 3993
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  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Mediterranean, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
99 Kensington High Street | 7th Floor, London W8 5SA, England
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Tried to book but unfortunately there is a message on the website to say they have had to permenantly close their doors. We have enjoyed some amazing food at this fantastic restaurant and are so sad that we won't be able to return.

4  Thank Barefootonthebeach12
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Have had an awful experience trying to book this restaurant for a friend's birthday meal. Initially booked in mid November 2017 for a table on 5th January 2018. Wasn't told that my booking might not even be confirmed until i rang to confirm in December....More

Thank fionalondon2018
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Dear fionalondon2018, We were so sorry to read your review and would like to offer our most sincere apologies for the service you received. As you may sadly have seen in the news, The Roof Gardens and Babylon restaurant has now closed its doors. It...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Hidden away over 100feet above Kensington- this restaurant did not disappoint. Champagne on the balcony overlooking the gardens and the city beyond was surreal. The most well presented and delicious dinner in a very long time. We dine out frequently in London but Babylon was...More

Thank MLBChester
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Without a booking, we turned up at this restaurant on the off chance of having a special lunch to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary! With a small wait, we were warmly greeted and taken to our table to have a fantastic meal! The right side...More

Thank Yikesey
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Somewhat disappointing, we where expecting a better atmosphere and above average food but in fact it was very AVERAGE. I would say this is one of those so called trendy places that people go because of the name behind it. There are far far better...More

1  Thank TheFalconPilot
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Great views, excellent food and service. Loved the beef cheeks in particular and egg nog-based christmassie desert.More

Thank Alan H
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Dear Alan H, Thank you for sharing your great review, our kitchen team were over the moon when they heard your kind compliments about the beef cheek and the eggnog dessert! Your kind comments have truly helped us get into the Christmas spirit and we...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

Perfect for a special celebration. Cocktails outside on the veranda to start the evening. The food was interesting and tasty, wines as expected quite pricey. Service was generally good and overall a worthwhile place to visit- quite an experience for a special eveningMore

Thank Hols2014
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Dear Hols2014, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review with us; we were delighted to hear that you enjoyed a special evening with us. We have to say we love your style as cocktails on the veranda are our favourite...More

Reviewed 29 November 2017

We booked the set lunch menu as a treat for my Birthday and we really enjoyed the overall experience. It was a Monday and I booked a table for last lunch sitting at 2:30. It was quite busy when we arrived but we were a...More

2  Thank brucetony
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Dear brucetony, The pleasure was truly all ours, thank you for celebrating your birthday with us and for taking the time to share your lovely review. We have to say, a cocktail on the Terrace sounds like the perfect way to kick off a celebratory...More

Reviewed 28 November 2017

I booked a table for 5 people for my friend’s lunch birthday party on Sunday 19th November at 3pm. We ordered from the Sunday lunch set menu. The food was basically leftovers from the weekdays. All the side dishes were at least a few days...More

Thank Valentina K
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Dear Valentina K, Thank you for taking the time to share your valued feedback with us, I was really sorry to hear that your recent lunch in Babylon fell short of your expectations. This certainly doesn’t sound like the level of service we usually pride...More

Reviewed 27 November 2017

On 18th September I booked a New Year's lunch for 11 people. On 24th October they accepted an additional 4 people for this lunch. On 24th November they cancelled the booking. This has wasted 9 weeks when I could have looked for somewhere else at...More

Thank Irene J J
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Dear Irene J J, Following your conversation with our Restaurant Manager yesterday afternoon, I wanted to once again say how sorry we are for any disappointment caused by our closure over the festive period. I was pleased to hear that we were able to go...More

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
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$36 - US$98
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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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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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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