The Roof Gardens


Welcome to Babylon

High up on the 7th floor with amazing views over London's skyline and The Roof Gardens, Babylon Restaurant offers seasonal British menus, prepared by Head Chef Ian Howard. If it’s just a drink you’re after you can also kick back on the Babylon Terrace and enjoy a cocktail or two.

You can make your reservation for lunch or dinner online using our live booking system. If you'd like to discuss your request with us directly, book a party of 6 or more people in the restaurant or reserve our private dining room, please contact us on +44(0)207 368 3993 or

Please note if you’re dining with us on a Friday or Saturday evening and intend to continue your night in The Club, you will be required to bring a valid Passport or Driving licence to be scanned, in order to gain entry to The Roof Gardens. Sadly no ID will result in no entry and that would be a great shame! Please note that your personal data will not be used for any other purpose.

Christmas at Babylon

Eat, drink and be merry this festive season!

Get into the Christmas spirit this winter with our festive feasts for groups of 6 or more, set against the spectacular backdrop of London's glittering skyline.

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The Terrace

Cosy up on the terrace!

This winter season, relax on the Babylon's heated terrace and tuck into baked cheeses and hot cocktails!

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Jazz Evenings

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.

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Something to share...

At Babylon we believe sharing a meal with family or friends is good for the heart and soul. Our Head Chef Ian Howard has created a new menu of sharing boards, for two people, to be enjoyed on Monday evenings.


Happy Rump Day

To celebrate making it half way through the week, every Wednesday we're serving up a 500g English rump steak for two to share!

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Tempting Offers

Join us for lunch!

Two-course lunch from £24 per person from Monday-Friday

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Sunday Lunch in Babylon!

What’s the deal? Two-course Sunday lunch from £32 per person

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How To Find Us

Babylon Restaurant is located at 99 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA.
Access to the building is via Derry Street which branches off Kensington High Street.

Opening Hours
The restaurant is open Monday to Saturday 12pm until 12am and on Sunday 12pm until 7pm.
Babylon’s bar is open Monday to Sunday from 12pm until Midnight and on Sunday from 12pm until 7pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Babylon restaurant?
Babylon is situated on the 7th floor and is accessible directly by lift from the ground floor. Or, if you arrive at The Roof Gardens first on the 6th floor you can walk up the stairs to our welcome desk and restaurant bar.

Will I need ID?
if you’re dining with us on a Friday or Saturday evening and intend to continue your evening in The Club, you will be required to bring photo ID to be scanned, in order to gain entry to The Roof Gardens. Unfortunately if you don’t bring a driving license, passport or identity card, we won’t be able to welcome you to Babylon and that would be a great shame!

What can I see from Babylon?
The best views are from Babylon’s terrace. To the east you can see the City, St. Paul’s, Canary Wharf, and Centre Point. To the south is the National History Museum, Battersea Power Station, Crystal Palace, and to the west you can see Earl’s Court, Kensington Olympia, and Richmond Park.

Can I visit The Gardens?
The gardens are often hired for private events so we strongly recommend you phone ahead (0207 937 7994) to make sure they're open on your preferred day as we don't want you gate-crashing someone's wedding!

When does Babylon serve food ?
Babylon Restaurant is open Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 2.30pm for lunch, and from 6.30pm to 10.30pm for dinner. The restaurant also opens for lunch on Sunday from 12pm to 3.30pm.

What is the food like?
The award winning food at Babylon is best described as contemporary British cuisine. Our menus change regularly to ensure that only the freshest, seasonal and sustainably sourced ingredients are used.

Is there a bar at Babylon?
There is a bar, but it’s only a small one and it’s designed to welcome those dining in the restaurant – you can pop in for a drink but it’s always best to call up beforehand to check how busy we are!

Do you cater for special diets?
We’ll certainly do our best. If you look at our à la carte menu online and see something you particularly fancy, do let us know in advance and we’ll see what we can do.

Did you know? Babylon can be hired for groups or even exclusively
There is a private dining room with space for up to 12 at the rear of the restaurant with its own terrace overlooking the flamingos in the Woodland Garden. It is also possible to hire the semi-private area for up to 30 people. If you’re really in the mood for a party, we’d be happy to let you hire the entire restaurant which seats up to 120 people, or hire it for a cocktail reception for up to 150 people.

Can I eat outside?
Babylon has an outside terrace which serves cocktails and seafood - perfect for a pre-dinner drinks or to sample our lighter seafood menu before you sit down to your meal. Although the full Babylon dinner menu is not available on the terrace, our seafood bar is open Tuesday to Saturday (18:30 until 23:00) and Wednesday to Friday (12:00 until 15:00). Space is limited on the terrace and tables are on a first-served basis, regardless of whether you have made a reservation in the main restaurant.

Are children welcome?
Children are always welcome, and we have a special menu for our younger diners with very favourable prices for two courses. Kiddie packs are provided for children on arrival, and on Sundays a magician is on hand to keep the kids fully entertained!