Beach Blanket Babylon - Notting Hill
Fantastic Night!We went to BBB for a dinner and had a truly fantastic time. The food as super delicious and the presentation as second to none. The decor and ambiance was also nice. The service was a bit sloppy at places and we had to call the waiter three time to pick up our coats; we gave up at the end. The manager (sorry do not remember his name) was really welcoming and gave us a tour of the restaurant at the end of the night, which was fantastic. We will definitely be going back.15/05/2013 00:00:00Delicious food in opulent settingReally lovely food - I had the scrambled egg with smoked salmon and my boyfriend had the blueberry pancakes with maple syrup which were very sweet but this was to be expected from the description! Really lovely spot for brunch before a wander up Portobello Road. We will definitely be back!11/05/2013 00:00:00Eclectic!A fabulous building with gorgeous eclectic decor throughout.
Superb range of cocktails - with something to suit everyone.
The food was outstanding and the dining "setting" was comfortable and generous in terms of space and privacy.
Would definitely recommend for couples or for "the girls" !!!20/04/2013 00:00:00What an AMAZING experience!My boyfriend and I are from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and booked a holiday to England in April of this year. I wanted to make sure we ate dinner at, at least one nice restaurant so after searching online for a while I came across Beach Blanket Babylon and thought it looked really cool so I made reservations for us. Let me tell you, this restaurant was the BEST, most amazing and romantic beyond belief restaurant I have ever been to in my life and I WISH there was one here in the US! The ambiance was out of this world, and the food was delicious. I am going to make sure this restaurant is on my top things to do every time I visit England. Thanks for a wonderful experience!18/04/2013 00:00:00StylishBBB never disappoints with its stylish ambiance and great service! The delicious cocktails were a great added bonus.12/04/2013 00:00:00Wonderful dinning experienceI had a visualization of what the place would look like from the website and i can say that it is even better in person, and the food was fantastic. we sat down stairs in the underground cave section and it was very cosy and romantic for me and my girlfriend.13/03/2013 00:00:00Mothers dayWe had a family lunch there and they were more than accommodating and the food was totally delicious for all. We had three courses and every single one was good. They accommodated our family easily into the restaurant. It was slick and the food was good. The rooms are still very beautiful. My husband had his 28 th birthday there years ago and it still looks so fresh and very contempory.10/03/2013 00:00:001st Year AnniversaryThis was a really special evening for my girlfriend, and I, and BBB did not disappoint. Amazing setting, amazing food, amazing time. Thank you.09/03/2013 00:00:00DinnerMy partner is vegetarian and I dont eat meat, so the fish choice was important for me. The building is absolutely stunning in a very nice part of town with a very good crowd and atmosphere.
Would definately go again.08/03/2013 00:00:00Fabulous venueI was delighted with our visit. The venue is beautiful, stylish and fun The staff are lovely and the food delicious. It is perfect for a special occasion, we were there to celebrate my daughter's 21st birhday and the family were all impressed with my choice. I will not need any excuse to go back. I want to try brunch and afternoon tea also.02/03/2013 00:00:00Excellent!! I really enjoyExcellent!! I really enjoy everything, it was my last night in London and We had a great moment there. Defenitely We'll go back there im our next trip.
Leão Teixeira27/02/2013 00:00:00BBBWent to BBB for a girls night out on Friday. Lovely place and atmosphere, but very busy so if you dont want hustle and bustle avoid going on the weekend. Service on the whole was good but going during such a busy time did mean waiting a long time for waiting staff.
Good wine options and cocktails, could have done with a few more vegetarian options. Food was presented beautifully. Overall very good value for money. Its not cheap but worth it!22/02/2013 00:00:00Food well presented
staffFood well presented
staff kind, friendly and attentive.
decor amazing18/02/2013 00:00:00Love this place!!BBB has a very classy and quirky feel to it - the restaurant is great for dining out with friends or on a date and the bar is lively with a great atmosphere for a drink before or after dinner.09/02/2013 00:00:00Came for my wife's BirthdayCame for my wife's Birthday and had a fantastic experience from being met at the door to having a cab arranged to take us to our hotel. The staff were really friendly and the food was fantastic. We live in Scotland but will certainly visit on future trips down and recommend to friends who visit London and friends who live in London!07/02/2013 00:00:00Great placeGreat place with great service and ambience. Cosy but with a sense of sophistication.26/01/2013 16:00:00Amazing Birthday dinnerWe absolutely loved BBB. The ambiance is just unique and the decor is very special, very theatrical. Our dining experience was so lovely. I made a reservation at the BBB to surprise my hubby on his birthday. The food was very tasty and the presentation was superb. We tried the salmon for starters which was of excellent quality and then had the free range corn fed chicken for mains which was succulent and tasty. The wines were quite affordable for London standards and the service was friendly, professional and well timed. For dessert, we chose the white chocolate creme brulee and the chocolate torte which were both divine. It was a very romantic evening and we both enjoyed ourselves. Will definitely go back again.25/01/2013 16:00:00green lightThe food was very delicious and the service was good. But we were sitting at a table where i totally blinded by a green light from the backyard which was really annoying.20/01/2013 16:00:00Service could be betterThe venue is great and the food was good - but cold! The waiter was quick to take the food out but didn't bring new food, came back with the same plates that had been heated up. However, he had no idea which plate belonged to whom.... and, no mention of reduced bill or compensation....04/01/2013 00:00:00Markismo choose wiselyI have previously beeing a few times at BBB in Shoreditch and like it and recomendit to my friends and coleagues in the fashion industry.
Now I have another exelent favourite, BBB Notting Hill.
Markismo03/01/2013 16:00:00Beach Blanket BabylonA very pleasurable evening. The food was as excellent as expected and also very reasonably priced. The staff are clearly very well trained to the highest standards, but lack the warmth and personal engagement that other establishments use to really make the customers feel at ease. The ambience was very interesting, the layout of the restaurant is certainly unique, but it is somewhat dark, couldn't see a thing!
Overall, a lovely meal. Beach Blanket Babylon is at home in the trendy capital that is Notting Hill.03/01/2013 16:00:00Great food and Décor, priceyI booked this restaurant to celebrate my parents wedding anniversary. We were placed downstairs in a very nice area, albeit one with little space. The food was really tasty, with slightly small portions but the cocktails were great. Was a little pricey, but overall good for a special occasion30/12/2012 00:00:00Christmas cheerBBB Notting Hill never fails to please. Well done for everything else! Superb environment, lovely atmosphere, unobtrusive, spot on service, and well presented, beautifully cooked food. Portion sizes are small compared with other restaurants of a similar high standard these days, but that's the only let-down.23/12/2012 16:00:00Perfect!We were at the BBB for Christmas on the 24th décembre for diner and it was perfect! The food, service, atmosphere....23/12/2012 16:00:00Good food great ambienceBBB is as good as always! Great ambience and great food! The would some day need to change their menu since they have kept the same menu over a year but the food is excellent and the place is very romantic and unique!21/12/2012 16:00:00DeliciousWe had an amazing anniversary meal, lobster and Chateau Briand. Fantastic service and food as always.21/12/2012 16:00:00Cool Hangout in Notting HIillCan't say that the food was out of this world delicious, but it was good enough. The sizes were relatively hearty and left my friend and I feeling full. However, what sets this place apart is the service, atmosphere, and cocktails. Cocktails are pricey, but well worth it! They were delicious and strong (but not so strong that it left a bad aftertaste). Staff is also some of the best I have encountered, super accommodating and attentive.19/12/2012 16:00:00Unique & romantic dining experienceBBB is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner: open fires, candles, and cosy corners. We shared the 10oz Chateaubaird and lobster, which was cooked to perfection. The staff are very friendly and helpful and BBB is also great for group bookings and pre/post-dinner drinks at the bar. Definitely worth a visit!16/12/2012 16:00:00What a treatStunning food in an unusual setting. Staff attentive and friendly
Started Christmas with a bang!13/12/2012 16:00:00Great atmosphere, good food too!A fabulous place for a party or if you want to impress! Great for small groups or a special occasion. We went with a group of 7 for my sister's 18th. We went to the bar first and were served by friendly, helpful barmen.
The restaurant has really funky, cool decor - there's nothing else quite like it! We went on a top table deal so had a set menu but they were extremely flexible when it came to food allergies and veggies - they let us order different food for Ko extra cost which was really appreciated. Great value if you book through top table.
Great service and a fabulous environment. Food was well presented and tasty!
Will definitely be back!06/11/2012 00:00:00NiceWent there to see if it lived up to expectations. The offer was really good and it's a nice intimate setting though not as glorious as anticipated. Would go along again if invited but wouldn't choose to23/10/2012 00:00:00Seriously impressiveSimply stunning. A little obscure in terms of location, it is well worth the effort to hunt this gem of a restaurant out as you'll be rewarded with a truly fabulous dining experience. The food is amazing but almost secondary to the surroundings - the bar as you walk in is intimate and interesting but the restaurant area is what really makes an impression with a sort of medieval feel courtesy of ornate detailing, hanging chains and numerous flickering candles - perfect for a romantic evening meal.25/08/2012 00:00:00Great experienceVery cool venue in west London, great staff. Food wasn't exceptional but good and overall great experience.18/06/2012 00:00:00Mood LightingGood food and generous portions - I had the seared Tuna. The real attraction is the fantastic setting and ambience. Attentive and friendly service and good times were had by all.13/06/2012 00:00:00Excellent food and valueThe food was really good and excellent value with the toptable 50% off food. Prices were good even without the discount. Location could have been better but guess that's what you get with a toptable discount offer. We were seated near the loo entrance in the basement. We could hear the service area too. But the service and staff were very attentative and made us very welcome. Would definitely come back12/06/2012 00:00:00Blanket BeachMy friend and I went for my birthday. It has wow factor, nice food and good service and great location for notting Hill. Will go back.09/06/2012 00:00:00BBB always worth a visitHad lunch at the Beach Blanket Babylon on a bank holiday Tuesday. Been there a few times before, always worth going back. Food was excellent as usual. Like the cosy and romantic atmosphere in the restaurant. The staff were very friendly and the service very good. Although we hadn't ordered two courses which is a prerequisite to be granted 50 % off the food bill, the manager was accommodating enough and still gave us the discount.
Can't comment on the drinks as I had only tap-water.05/06/2012 00:00:00excelent attention, food andexcelent attention, food and place. We really enjoy it. I will come back soon10/05/2012 16:00:00Great value with the discountGreat value with the discount in amazing setting! Will definately be returning.02/05/2012 00:00:00Very nice Sunday evening atVery nice Sunday evening at BBB. Enjoyed the food especially the fish. Relaxing place to drink and dine and, on a Sunday, it is quieter and, in my opinion, more appealing!28/04/2012 16:00:00Just had dinner here on SaturdayJust had dinner here on Saturday night. I had already made a booking before reading some of the reviews here. After some of the ones that panned the place, I got a little nervous, because I went with friends from out of town. The place was absolutely packed and the atmosphere was really good. And in the end the food was actually really tasty and pretty as well. We ended up having an absolutely great evening, and would definitely go again.27/01/2012 16:00:00Beach Blanket Babylon is anBeach Blanket Babylon is an amazing venue, set in a cave like building, it really has the wow factor. We went on a Monday night so got 50% off when ordering 3 courses from the set menu, which was in effect their deal. I would say unaffordable without this. Food was ok, but not the best I've had, this may have been my choices though. Overall, I would say if you want a restuarant in a stunning setting - this is for you.15/01/2012 16:00:00