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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” (37 reviews)
“lamb” (47 reviews)
“roof garden” (78 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
99 Kensington High Street | 7th Floor, London W8 5SA, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We reserved a lunch table but we informed that morning by phone the gardens had been booked for a private party and we had to move our table inside. Although service was prompt after ordering desserts we were asked if we would like to eat...More

Thank melaniej20
Reviewed 2 days ago

An enjoyable family dinner without ever feeling quite the luxury it might be. Slightly cramped pre-dinner drinks area and only the 'special few' able to eat al 'fresco', not sure what the qualification is? Dress code appears unclear. The food, however, was lovely and the...More

Thank Doj D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Prior to the actual event I visited the venue and gave instructions as to how I wanted the guests to be greeted, what cocktails and wines to be served, seating arrangements and so forth. Everything I asked for was carried out to the letter. An...More

Thank JCF623
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The views and location make it a must. The food was superb and the service very attentive and friendly. I will definitely be visiting again. We went for lunch and the set menu which is excellent value for money.

Thank spry36
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I decided to visit some of my favourite Instagram pages. The roof top Gradens were one of my spots. As I forgot to call ahead to verify if they were open, unfortunately they were closed. So I inquired about the restaurant in hopes of having...More

Thank Gorvey H
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Gorvey H, Whilst it was lovely to hear that we are one of your favourite Instagram pages, I am very sorry that the ‘real deal’ fell somewhat short of your expectations. Rest assured I have shared your valued comments with the Babylon team to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I was here on Saturday in the heat, but upstairs sipping cocktails overlooking the gardens it cool and a great place to be on a hot day in London. Me and my 3 friends first time here we all loved it, great cocktails, service, surroundings,...More

Thank tetchy
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear tetchy, I don’t think we could ask for a bigger compliment than being one of your ‘favourite place’ – thank you! Cooling down with a cocktail on our Terrace sounds like the perfect way to while away a sunny Saturday to us, and it...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Booked a table for two, come the day we were made to feel very welcome, shown to the terrace, great views. Fabulous cocktails, was then shown to our table, great decor. Bread arrived with a dip and butter, very nice. We had the two course...More

Thank ABH542
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear ABH542, The pleasure was truly all ours, thank you for choosing to celebrate with us. The whole team were delighted to welcome you and to hear that you appreciated the little touches such as our crumb sweeper – we certainly agree that the small...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My children bought a visit via Red Letter Day for Christmas. We went lunchtime and were wowed by location, food, service and lastly the views. A fantastic treat.

Thank June H
GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Babylon, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear June H, Thank you for your fantastic review, we couldn’t be more pleased to hear that we wowed you during your recent visit to Babylon! We very much hope to see you for another treat soon. Kind regards Sam Wilson General Manager sam.wilson@roofgardens.virgin.com

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for lunch whilst on a couples break to London and was completely wowed. Both by the food and location. Don't be fooled by the downstairs entrance. Which incidentally isn't in Kensington high street but down a side road. Once upstairs it's pure wow....More

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

Dear Lynda t, Wow, thank you for taking the time to share such a fabulous review! We loved reading about your recent visit to Babylon, and were particularly pleased to hear that you enjoyed taking in the views from our Terrace with a Plant Pot...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic cocktails before a birthday dinner. Such a stunning location to surprise a loved one (as I did for my boyfriend). Cocktails are delicious and presented beautifully. An oasis amongst the hustle of London. Notes from a wheelchair: I recommend reserving a table ahead of...More

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

Dear TobyOnWheels, We may be biased but we have to say your boyfriend is a very lucky man; cocktails ahead of a birthday dinner sounds like quite the treat to us! Thank you for choosing to surprise him with a trip to Babylon, it was...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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Hi We went to Babylon earlier this year It's a fantastic restaurant with great food , can anyone tell me what the names of the Italian bread they gave at the start Regards Denis
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
Anne T
Is it acceptable for a lady to wear flat sandals in the evening, rather than high heeled shoes? thinking of practicality with getting on the tube etc...
27 August 2016|
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Response from Barbar R | Reviewed this property |
I would say that London is the most liberated city In respect of fashion, anything goes , but it is nice to dress for the occasion.Babylon is far from stuffy & you may have been misled into thinking so by people classing it... More
Judy P
Saw the suggestion of visiting the Babylon in" one thing to do a day in London" although have missed 21 July how far in advance do you suggest I book? Would Tuesday 26 th July for lunch for 2 be free? Judy
23 July 2016|
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Response from andjanRotherham | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's best to book. Let them know if you are celebrating anything. You get a little meringue. Not much but a nice touch. You can also just go and have a drink.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 33 - US$ 88
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, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
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18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
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18:30 - 22:30
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18:30 - 22:30
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
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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