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“You are transported to a far-away place, and yet you are in the centre of Kensington”, when you visit this “spectacular” venue, overlooking the famous, lush rooftop gardens below (“arrive early and take a stroll around”); at the price “the cooking lacks a little polish” (so look out for lunch deals).
“Extraordinary to have trees, streams and flamingos, up above Kensington High Street!” – these “cool” (“blingy”) 8th-floor dining rooms, overlooking the roof gardens, make “such a romantic summer location”; perhaps best to visit for lunch, when there’s a “very good-value 3-course set option”.
“What girl doesn’t like a flamingo?” – they’re sometimes to be spotted in the extraordinary 8th-floor roof garden overlooked by this Kensington eyrie; “the menu is workmanlike and perhaps a little uninspiring, but with views like this who cares?”
Babylon, Kensington Roof Gardens Restaurant Diner Reviews
"The Roof Garden, below the restaurant is incredible, but the restaurant itself, although good, could be modernised and the staff could show a bit more of enthusiasm working here"
"The views are stunning as diners are quite high up in Kensington. I just wish that restaurants remain restaurants where diners can sit, eat a good meal and talk. However, this was not the case at Babylon as the music was blaring out and the atmosphere was dark and moody like a night club. Food was really salty."
"Dishes with some ambition, well executed and enjoyable, in a rather special setting."
"Excellent for light lunch. Roof garden unique in London. Service great"
"Great service here on a wet and dark December evening. Staff were very helpful in fitting us in and allowing us to move tables away from a firm's annual do. Lovely heating outside and blankets supplied against the wet and cold whilst we sat outside after dinner to admire the London skyline. The food was really lovely and imaginatively served, though a little contrived."
99 Kensington High St, London, W8 5SA
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lunch noon - 3 pm, dinner 7 pm - 11 pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm