Beach Blanket Babylon - Shoreditch
We had the best night at BBBWe had the best night at BBB - we arrived at 7pm and were shown to our table - by a slightly stiff and unfriendly lady, but everyone else was much friendlier and welcoming! The setting was brilliant - it was a booth with a round table so all 5 of us could sit closely and have a cosy chat. They remembered everything about us throughout the night - who wanted certain cocktails made in certain ways etc, which made it really easy. Food and cocktails were yummy. The music was brilliant - really good tunes so after we'd finished dinner, our waiter also found us a great spot downstairs in front of the dj booth so we could carry on the party. We enjoyed ourselves so much and left at about 3am...would definitely go back again!25/05/2013 00:00:00Simply excellent!The food, the service, the drinks - all were excellent. Looking forward to my next visit.23/05/2013 00:00:00Very Funky Place with great foodI'd been wanting to try this place out for some time, and it didn't disappoint.
There was a real buzz in the place - this may have been due to the DJ on the balcony!
The food was good, the waiter was very personable and have a good few jokes with us. Quality wise, it looked great and tasted great.
I think it's around £30 per head, but I would definitely go here again if I wanted to leave a lasting impression on someone23/05/2013 00:00:00Good fun for birthday celebrationWe went to BBB as a 'girls' night out' for a joint 50th birthday celebration. We were concerned about the 2 hour limit due to the restaurant's policy of two seatings on weekend nights, and they allowed us to shift our start time 30 minutes earlier, to have 2.5 hrs. This allowed for cocktails beforehand and late stragglers to join us without feeling too rushed. Only complaint was that they ignored my request for a seat at ground floor level (we were up a half-level) due to one of our party's accessibility issues. This led to some embarrassment / difficulty for access to the WCs (downstairs) during the meal. Otherwise, good food and pretty good service, great venue!20/04/2013 00:00:00BBB IS THE PLACE TO EAT AND DRINKHad a fantastic brunch and great cocktails the decor is lovely and great atmosphere. only down point is that i paid cash including service charge but waitress did not come back with my change it was only a few quid but its not the point as I already paid the service charge so she ended up with nearly a tenner tip as I was to embarrassed to ask for my change if she would have bought the change back I would have left it for her. Apart from that it was absolutely lovely. You should def give it a try.14/04/2013 00:00:00Lovely atmosphereI had dinner here with a friend and wanted something a bit more special than your average London Brasserie. The staff were fantastic, the ambience perfect - relaxed but classy. Only two niggles which admitedly, aren't really a big deal. The brand new menu only had 1 vegetarian main (I'm sure they would have been able to sort something had I asked) My friend ordered the beef but wasn't told it didn't come with sides, potatoes etc. so all he had was a simple slab of meat! Again, this was the first night of a new menu and I think things will tighten up once the staff are used to it. Overall it's a lovely place.09/04/2013 00:00:00Amazing night!Went to Beach Blanket Babylon with a group of friends to celebrate my birthday. The food was excellent and the service was very good. It's great value and the place has a real buzzy atmosphere while still being suitable for a date.
We even got to have a chat with Rex Newmark the Executive Chef there who on hearing it was my birthday was kind enough to get us a round of drinks, such a gent!
We all had a fabulous time!06/04/2013 00:00:00The service was exceptional.The service was exceptional. Too often people are happy to complain but not compliment. Our main waiter was Matthew and he was amazing. Coupled with the tall girl (manager maybe??) that sorted a table downstairs in the club. Two workers that are a credit to customer service.
One small downside, the bar downstairs didn't do the cocktail menu that was available upstairs. My girlfriend ordered some upstairs and asked the batman if he could help her take them down but he said "No!"
A small blotch on a great night. Highly recommend the Camembert cheese box as a starter to share.30/03/2013 00:00:00Great place and tasty foodExcellent service, atmosphere and food. Waiters and bar staff were friendly, food was devine although not a big enough portion for the men in our party.30/03/2013 00:00:00venue stunning, stafftoo attentive?Venue is beautiful, I took my mother to celebrate her 50th and she loved it. Very quirky.
Although we had the table for 2 hours, I felt the waiter was trying to finish our service asap. Possibly because we purchased the £21 wine, as opposed to the £201 wine?
Approaching us every few minutes to ask if we were ready to order infuriated me, I was there to catch up with my mother after having not seen her for a few months, not get rushed out. And quite frankly it made me want to take longer to annoy him (which I did). Unfortunately he did not take my hints and I had to tell him he needs to leave us with more time.
THAT SIDE, FANTASTIC FOOD, STUNNING VENUE, ATTENTIVE & WELL TRAINED STAFF, EXCELLENT COCKTAILS(!!) & ALL ROUND GREAT RESTAURANT23/03/2013 00:00:00I was disappointed becauseI was disappointed because on Sunday around 3pm we had very few choices
From morning to noon menu! They should allow clients to order from the afternoon menu!
Because I did not want breakfast I had their burger! Homemade bread was crazy!
It was a nice burger although I wanted to eat durck !17/03/2013 00:00:00Went here for dinner withWent here for dinner with a friend recently. The decor was eclectic but fairly tasteful and the food was outstanding. I had a lentil salad which was extremely fresh. Would definitely go back again.14/03/2013 00:00:00Fabulous food, fabulous venueI went with my boyfriend on Saturday night for dinner to celebrate my birthday. We arrived a little late (I called ahead to warn them) and the host was very pleasant and accommodating. We started with delicious cocktails. Our food was absolutely divine!! My scallops were cooked to perfection and my boyfriend ordered the most delicious cauliflower soup. For main i ordered the venison which was mouth watering and my boyfriend had the chicken which was equally delicious.
My only criticism. of Beach Blanket was the wine list was a bit over priced. The staff were very attentive and pleasant. I would highly recommend Beach Blanket Babylon and will definitely be returning in the near future.02/03/2013 00:00:00Going back again soonI had the venison which was lovely and didn't order starter so that I could manage dessert. However the portions were fairly small and next time I shall go for all 3 courses. Amazing cocktails.01/03/2013 00:00:00Dinner with a friendAte at BBB with a good friend for the first time having been to the Notting Hill branch numerous times. Very different vibe from NH but excellent food, ambience and service as expected. P Star martini was delicious!!28/02/2013 00:00:00Went here for my birthdayHad to book a table for 10 people, last minute for a friday night in February was worried I wouldn't find anything. I wanted somewhere where we could have drinks and food but had a lively atmosphere. Luckly Beach Blanket Babylon came up as available! Frankly I couldn't have planned it better Beach Blanket Babylon had a great atmosphere, nice decor and played some great 80's, 90's and 00's tunes!!! Maybe not everyones cup of tea but me and my friends loved it! The food and drinks I thought were great for the price which everyone finished. And the staff were friendly and attentive. Slight downside was the club downstairs. Not that many people but it might be just that night?22/02/2013 00:00:00ALthe retaurant is on the steep side but other fanstastic cocktails, great service and good food and really good ambience.16/02/2013 00:00:00A Quality meal with the ladySimple put our experience of Beach Blanket Babylon in Shoreditch was amazing!
The food was perfect, the cocktails were of a very high standard, the service was first class and the ambiance perfect to celebrate with my lady.
The staff were excellent, very attentive and not invasive of the evening i was sharing with my lady.
Entree's came quickly and the finished plates taken very quickly, the main of Chateaubriand and lobster with dauphinoise potatoes and sautéed spinach was incredible!!!
Overall an extremely enjoyable experience and i would recommend it to anyone looking for a quality evening!!13/02/2013 00:00:00Perfect Birthday PartyI had a group booking for 20 people, we had to pre order which meant everything was taken care of in advance. The food was delicious, perfectly timed and everyone left happy. Thank You.12/02/2013 00:00:00alreally good place to go out for a good night with friends.02/02/2013 00:00:00Anniversary DinnerWe went on a Thursday evening to Beach Blanket Babylon to celebrate our anniversary. We were given a booth on the upper level and had a great view of the bar and restaurant. Our waitress was very friendly and there was a great atmosphere as the restaurant filled up. The music playing was great - old school RnB and the way the restaurant is decorated is amazing.
We had the 3 course set menu which was delicious. I had the caramalised onion and goats cheese tart and risotto, both of which I would highly recommend and we shared between us the chocolate tort and white chocolate creme brule which were divine.
All in all for what we had this restaurant provided a great place for us to celebrate our anniversary and great value with the Top Table.22/01/2013 16:00:00Hard to find a better set menu!Had the 50% off set menu which is originally priced at £30. therefore, at £15, this is an absolute bargain for what you get. Got seated straightaway by a very friendly waitress. Bread was warm and was given with soft butter and some garlicy stuff which was great! The set menu had a lot of variety and the ones we chose were amazing. I got the crispy belly of mutton with this outstanding mint jelly, followed by fillet steak which was cooked to perfection. The white chocolate creme brulee was to die for! Definitely going to go again!14/01/2013 16:00:00The birthday experienceThe Host Nico always makes you feel a million dollars, his politeness and professionalism are refreshing and extraordinary at the same time.
Dario , the waiter of our table , is definitely the best waiter in London.
Thank you for the great time ! Unbeatable value!!09/01/2013 16:00:00Top class experienceI took a group of 11 people, including 6 friends visiting from Norway. The food was delicious (I would happily have had my baked cod and lentils main course and bread and butter pudding again). The service was discrete but attentive. Our waiter checked with me when he noticed he only had 11 orders but we'd booked for 12 - one person couldn't come. With the 50% discount on food the evening was superb value too. This was my second visit. I'll definitely be going again.07/01/2013 16:00:00Wheelchari Access, you sure?there is no wheelchair access although it implys there is on the site; AT ALL.
But its a nice place, foods fashionable and its a nice crowd.25/11/2012 00:00:00Always a great time at BBBI've eaten at the BBB in Notting Hill many times but never ventured out east to visit the Shoreditch location. I'm glad we did because it was a lot of fun. The food was delicious, service excellent and they didn't rush us out of our table. We ordered a drink and it wasn't that good so they even remade it for us with no problem. It's a little loud in there but we were still able to have a conversation without saying 'What?' every 5 minutes.05/10/2012 00:00:00A lovely birthday mealBooked on the 50% off set menu offer for 9 people. The customer service was excellent with the restaurant ringing me beforehand to confirm everything and ask for any special requests etc. The staff were excellent with dealing with my various requests and were great with the various dietary requests of my group. Food was nice with good sized portions. The place would be expensive if we hadn't had the offer!04/10/2012 00:00:00Beach Blanket BabylonGood overall experience. Really interesting place - decor lovely. Very helpful and attentive staff. Great cocktails but quite expensive.
Food was a little mixed. Went for set menu - main disappointment was that the actual set menu was not the one I had looked at on Top Table so we didn't feel the choice was as good on the night.
Starters - goats cheese salad: bland and heavy, Smoked salmon - it was smoked salmon! Mains - chicken and sea bass both really good, tasty and interesting. Sides well presented and well cooked. Dessert - creme brulee was fine but not outstanding. Wine - good.
Would definitely give it another go but might opt for 'a la carte' to give more choice although it would cost more.26/09/2012 00:00:00Perfect anniversaryWent with my boyfriend for our anniversary. Everything was perfect.24/09/2012 16:00:00Cocktail fuelled cuisinethe 2 for 1 cocktail happy hours at Beach Blanket Babylon in Shoreditch are a good way to lead into a boisterous dinner. The 50% off Top Table offer reduces the price of the set menu to a good value level, and the dishes on offer are not the usual set menu fare. The choices for all 3 courses met with global approval.29/08/2012 00:00:00I cant stop thinking aboutI cant stop thinking about thier Sea Bass with Miso Mash. It was AMAZING.11/07/2012 00:00:00Fantastic Totable deal ofFantastic Totable deal of 3 courses for 25 pounds. Cocktails were worht the visit on their own andngrown up in style rather than coloured pop. Dan said the parfait was one of the best deserts he had ever had.27/06/2012 00:00:00My friend and I went to BeachMy friend and I went to Beach Blanket Babylon in Shoreditch on Thursday 9th Feb. We both really enjoyed the venue, the decor and ambience was fab! We found the 3 course set menu to be fantastic value with the toptable deal. The beef main course was delicious and very tender and the cocktails were scrummy especially the lychee and chilli martini, would definitely recommend a visit!08/02/2012 16:00:00Beach blanket Babylon wasBeach blanket Babylon was good value with the deal for food.30/01/2012 16:00:00Lovely & fantastic dealI have been here on many occassions and love the atmosphere. The food is always delicious and the 3 course deal has a nice varied selection with delicious food.26/01/2012 00:00:00