Babylon Roof Gardens

The Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA

Main Course £22
Food Spend £50
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 19:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30

I surprised my friend for her birthday and we both really enjoyed everything about our day from the food to the service to atmosphere it was a wonderful day.

Anita Mackey 27 July 2014
From Reading

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With stunning views over London from its rooftop garden setting, Babylon Roof Gardens is a chic restaurant serving delicious British cuisine at 100 feet above Kensington High Street.

Just around the corner from High Street Kensington Tube Station and surrounded by trendy shops, Babylon Roof Gardens is a splendid restaurant for families (children are welcome), couples seeking a romantic meal, friends on a shopping spree, and business colleagues.

The frequently changing menu of classic and contemporary British dishes attracts an affluent clientele, and the terrace at Babylon Roof Gardens in Kensington always entices guests to dine al fresco in the summer months. A seafood and champagne bar boasts glorious panoramic views of the city.

Private dining areas are also available at Babylon for celebrating special occasions or just enjoying a more intimate meal. Live jazz music accompanies the dinner service on Tuesday nights and diners can explore the roof gardens in the company of the resident ducks and flamingos at Babylon Restaurant in London.

Customer Reviews for Babylon Roof Gardens


(based on 132 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • romantic (73)
  • lunch (72)
  • views (64)
  • luxury (58)
  • dinner (51)
  • business (50)
  • al fresco (48)
  • large parties (34)
  • entertainment (28)
  • trendy (27)
  • private dining (22)
  • afternoon tea (13)
  • value (12)
  • child friendly (12)
  • breakfast (5)
21 August 2014 by Maria Barnes from Kent
19 August 2014 by Reetu Patel from London
Not what we expected. The service was great and our waiter was very attentive. I think as we dinned a little earlier than one would normally, the restaurant just lacked that ambience you'd expect. The food was average and in my opinion a little over prices for what we actually got.

We would have loved to have chosen a dessert but there wasn't a thing that appealed to us.

An overall average experience for a restaurant with above average prices
18 August 2014 by Nacho Lee from Uxbridge
Atmosphere was nice and fish was also lovely
Weather a bit chilly so no chance to enjoy the outdoor roof view
27 July 2014 by Anita Mackey from Reading
I surprised my friend for her birthday and we both really enjoyed everything about our day from the food to the service to atmosphere it was a wonderful day.
15 July 2014 by Clive Coddington from London
The restaurant was very busy and had several large parties for elderly grandparents with associated little darlings.
Our table was not ready at the agreed time and the bar waiting area was overcrowded particularly by a guest dressed for rambling with two back packs .
12 July 2014 by Julie from London
Exceptional service. Great food. Relaxing ambience. Highly recommended. Will be back...
7 July 2014 by Joesph Pearson from London
It was a fantastic experience well worth the trip our friends had a fab time.
21 June 2014 by Pauline Reader from Bridgnorth
Excellent service from friendly staff, from reception in foyer, welcome in restaurant and waitresses. The food was wonderful and very good value for money. It was lovely to have coffee outside but a shame that the gardens were closed for a private function. I will definitely return when the gardens are open.
19 June 2014 by Rebecca Wall from London
We visited the Babylon Roof Gardens (Kensington Roof Gardens) today for my birthday. We arrived late (I was 20 minutes, my friend 25 minutes) due to difficulties with the trains on the Circle line. Upon arrival to the 7th floor restaurant I exited the lift and was greeted by four extremely stern faces, no welcome, and I was EXTREMELY apologetic but was instantly told the kitchen was going to close in 3 minutes and unless I ordered immediately for myself and my friend we wouldn't be able to eat. It was pretty disgraceful, they could have said, we're really sorry but as you are late we will need to rush you, as the kitchen is due to close (of course I understood I had arrived late) but they made me feel completely unwelcome and walked me to my table in silence. I picked the first two items I saw on the menu for myself and my friend, and ordered within three minutes as instructed. But, I almost left at this point the staff had made me feel so unwelcome. If timings are that tight time wise they should maybe book their last table at 2.15pm not 2.30pm, as even if we had arrived on time it is clear you would still be rushed and pressured to order quickly. I have honestly NEVER been treated so badly in a restaurant, the staff were so awful to us. I actually couldn't wait to leave. When we left, we had a wait of several minutes for the lift during which time two members of staff stood with their backs to us folding menu cards and didn't even bother to look back at us to say goodbye. We stood there in stunned silence. I am embarrassed that my friend took me there for my birthday on my recommendation, and then had to pay £70 for the privilege. We didn't stay for dessert or coffee or drinks. The music was set at too loud a volume and seemed completely inappropriate to the ambience of restaurant, adding to the awful experience. Work was being carried out in the garden below in preparation for an evening film showing, and they just seemed to want us to get out of there quickly.
18 June 2014 by June Hearn from tattenham corner
Enjoyed our beautiful lunch meal, thanks. The atmosphere was found very relaxing and friendly.

Babylon Roof Gardens

The Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA

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