About Beach Blanket Babylon - Shoreditch
It houses a bar and restaurant, opulent champagne and cocktail lounge / club and a contemporary art gallery and soon to open members bar.
Its luxurious Art Deco style meets 60’s and 70’s opulence is characterised by high ceilings, open theatre kitchens and a large marble bar. The dining areas are divided into discreet raised levels and ample banquets ideal for an intimate dinner or a more elaborate dining experience.
The food is British Seasonal and locally sourced.
Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch provides the perfect backdrop for a dining experience which is not just out of the ordinary, but extraordinary.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5pm - midnight
Friday: 5pm - 1am
Saturday: 12pm – 1am
Sunday: 12pm – midnight
£26 to £40
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020 7749 3540
We have a DJ playing all evening on Friday and Saturday.
Jazz band playing on Sunday afternoons.
There is parking no more than 3 minutes walk from BBB at:
Scatler Street Car Park
Scatler Street E1
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch is the perfect venue to host all private events from small intimate soirees to large private dinners, exhibitions or conferences.
Beach Blanket Babylon - Shoreditch Ratings and Reviews
Went for lunch and it was quite empty on...
Went for lunch and it was quite empty on a Saturday - imagine the atmosphere is better in the evenings. The menu is quite limited, on top of which a lot wasn't available when I went which was frustrating. What we did have was good though.
30 minutes wait to be seated
We waited 30 minutes to be seated with a booking. Atmosphere, music, food were great but the wait was too long. Too bad.
We were with a party of four, but we cou...
We were with a party of four, but we could not have a conversation since the music was much too loud. This is more a place for clubbing than dining. We finished our meals as quick as we could and rushed to another place where we could talk to each other without shouting ourselves hoarse. Food and service were good, by the way.
The place looks great, music is cool. Se...
The place looks great, music is cool. Service was also top notch. My burger was only ok and definitely not worth the £16. Will come again.
Food took an hour to arrive burger was u...
Food took an hour to arrive burger was under cooked for my pregnant sister but waiter was so understanding he took it off the bill. Over all lovely.
Gorgeous restaurant, lovely food. Poor Service
I booked a table for 7 people at 8pm. On arrival, our table wasn't ready. We were directed to get drinks at the bar. On our way, we were tackled by another member of staff asking the same questions, she said she'd check if our table was ready. By 9pm we still were still not seated, we asked when the table was going to be ready and were told it was ready and had been for a while. Service during the whole night was slow, we were sat for at least 20 mins before a drink order was taken. Eventually we were informed by our waiter that the kitchen was busy so we weren't able to order food for at least 10 minutes. The food was great, and so was the buzz of the restaurant. You can't even put the awful slow service due to lack of staff, the restaurant itself wasn't busy and there was plenty of walking around. We left the restaurant 4 hours after we had arrived, and this was purely due to the slow service.
Nice people. Bad food.
The staff were great, barman excellent. The food, however, was awful. The lobster was just mush and the wagyu steak at £55 was very ordinary, fatty and over priced.
Lively place. Decent bar and cocktails. Disappointed when the 2 dishes that we wanted to order weren't available. I chose something else but it wasn't good quality, and I let the waiter know when he asked that I wasn't impressed. Customer service is lacking.
My waitress was rude, thy messed up the food order 5 times! Eventually when the food was bought out it was Cold. Completely ruined my best friends birthday. Thanks !
Great fun but felt the waitress was pushy to get more expensive wines and set menus. Food was good . Not fantastic. Bar was great fun Recommend for a party atmosphere
As always , great service, good food and...
As always , great service, good food and exceptional value. Loving the new modern decor too. Best cocktails :)
I liked the menu. It was executed well t...
I liked the menu. It was executed well too. Cocktails were lovely. The bar itself is gorgeous and the service was also good. I would go again.
Pretty average food
Prawns were £12 but turned up with a little bit of salad and 4 tiny prawns. Average food for an over the top price.
Amazing food, friendly staff and the 50%...
Amazing food, friendly staff and the 50% off Monday-Thursday when booking through open table saved us £50 :-)
good overall but let down on a couple of points
On arrival we sat at the bar for cocktails as we were early for our table. The cocktails were good. When I asked if our table was ready the barman simply said he didn't know and made no attempt to find out. I had to approach and ask. We were seated and our meal was lovely and the waitress very attentive. The only major flaw was the toilets. Walking down to the toilets the smell of urine was so strong it practically put me off my meal altogether.
I had a booking for 8.00pm and thought it was a bit empty when we turned up but it soon got busy. I had read previous reviews that most of the staff were rude but I didn't come across any problems and found the staff friendly and attentive. Had the burger which was really tasty. Good atmosphere in the restaurant and I went downstairs for a drink/dance after. The music could be better and the space a bit bigger but otherwise it was good.
Ambience and well cooked meat
Ambience and well cooked meat
Quality food. The meat taster was way to...
Quality food. The meat taster was way too small. Also ordered the ribs which were decent size.
I took my partner there for her 25th birthday and it most certainly had a wow factor about it. I'm sure if you took a cool picture of the interior and uploaded it on Instagram, you'd get quite a few likes! It's definitely attention grabbing as soon as you walk through the doors and there we were greeted by the wonderful staff. The waiters were extremely helpful, patient and kind which made the overall experience that much better. The food was full of flavour and it went down a treat! Not to mention the cocktails were beautifully balanced. A fantastic night!
Great Venue but food could have been better
I've been to BBB a few times now, though this was only the 2nd time I've eaten here and even before stepping into the place I knew what I was going to have - The Lamb Burger. In general the food was really good but there wasn't a great deal of lamb in the burger, my girlfriend even said the same and she doesn't eat a lot. The lamb in itself was cooked really well though, I just wish there was more of it. Still a great place to come and try, maybe have a few cocktails.
NOTHING LIKE THE PICTURES
I do not know if they only show pictures of the restaurant from Notting Hill to try and persuade more people to go, but the inside could not look further from the pictures, its not warm friendly and romantic, its cold, dry and full of people looking for a bar for a quick cocktail. Would not go back and would say that the pictures are a complete and utter misrepresentation - went for our anniversary and it was an utter disappointment, however the food is good and the service excellent.
The food was nice although very limited ...
The food was nice although very limited vegetarian selection. The service however was ridiculously quick! They brought our food in 3-4 minutes after ordering!!
Stopped by with friends to try the Shoreditch restaurant.......we had previousy thoroughly enjoyed the Notting Hill branch. Ordered the ribs and it was an obscene portion with no real presentation. It arrived the thickness of an encyclopaedia and smothered in sauce. A dish I would have expected from a rib shack. Could not eat so ended up taking 3/4 home.......the sight of it vanquished my appetite. However on the plus side......staff were friendly and the "Walk in Shoreditch " cocktail was delicious.
epitomises funk along with shoreditch hip atmosphere and great food
Great deal Mon-Thurs - Excellent food
Huge portions. beautifully cooked and enjoyed in a smart and buzzing setting. Going to become one of my go-to places! Long may the open table 50% off deal continue.
A very nice surprise
We booked BBBS due to a 50% off food offer on Opentable. We were not sure what to expect, having read the reviews on the OT page. It was a brilliant surprise! The food was excellent, the staff brilliant and very attentive and ambience pretty good. The starters were creative and very nice, we all had at least two we wanted to try, and the mains were excellent. Only downside was the the steaks were over cooked, but to be fair the staff were keen to replace them once they found out. Drinks prices were reasonable for London so no complaints about anything. Should I be in Shoreditch again I will certainly revisit even at full price. The odd thing was the reviews on the OT page. They seemed to be for a completely different venue. They seem to mostly talk about a violent bar where people get glassed and where the staff don't care. Well, there seemed to be a bar in the basement which you passed to get to the toilets, but I am not sure it is part of BBBS and it certainly didn't look rough. Everyone seemed to be drinking sparkling wine. So I learned three things, !. The place is very nice and we had a great time 2. We got a really good deal going through Opentable. 3. I would never believe reviews on OT again.....(and I am writing one.....) Hope this helps, T.
good enough food, but the drinks are silly overpriced
Came here for dinner, the atmosphere was very relaxed and enjoyable. Food was lovely, great flavours and came very quickly. The service was also good, staff were happy to help and provide you with anything you needed. We went down to the lounge after for some drinks, cocktails were very very good and the again the atmosphere was lively yet relaxing. Would definitely return.
As I had a party of 8ppl. we were to have the £38 set menu... not the best options, but as a foodie I can recommend the asparagus to start, the steak for mains(additional £10) and the Choc dessert.... For my mains I had the Fish (Sole) I honestly wasn't too pleased with the taste but ate it anyhow as was too hungry. Service was good, very friendly and accommodating. I prefer the Nottinghill BBB much more as that place was definitely value for money, unfortunately Shoreditch cannot compare. Would I go again? possibly but with the normal menu...
Good food, friendly staff. A great venue to start a Friday or Saturday night.
I was slightly sceptical about the meal as I had read a number of less than brilliant reviews but decided to it was worth a go with the 50% off food offer. Glad I did. The whole evening was excellent. The service was outstanding, food was all high quality and the house wine was also very good. Highly recommend the steak for main and the chocolate/caramel bar dessert.
Service is absolutely horrendous
After having visited the BBB in Notting Hill which was fantastic to say this was disappointing is an understatement. The service was absolutely awful. Half way through seating us the waitress walked off, we were then rudely questioned as to whether we even had a reservation! After being seated it took 25 minutes to get our wine and food order taken. Food was ok. After dinner we popped out for a cigarette and the waitress cleared the table including almost 2 full glasses of wine. Oddly the only efficient thing she had managed to do all night! When we returned she ARGUED with us about the wine that was left. Absolutely horrendous. One of the worst dining experiences I have ever had in London. Don't waste your time. Get a cab to Notting Hill... that is worth it!
Great service and value for money!
My friends and I had a great evening dining here as the food was delicious - out of the dishes we tried, I would recommend the fried squid starter, the lemon sole and the salted caramel, chocolate, peanut butter bar! The service was great and the atmosphere in the restaurant was buzzing and at a comfortable level to allow for proper conversation, which made it perfect for a gathering with friends.
Took the the missus for our anniversary meal on Saturday night. Food was lovely, steak was probably the best I've had and the chocolate and salted caramel dessert was amazing. Nice atmosphere and service was great. Only slight issue I had was out wine was kept in a shared ice bucket away from the table and out of sight but that's just me. Thoroughly enjoyed!
Unexpected surprise dinner
We booked late - on the Saturday afternoon and we pleasantly surprised by the quality of the atmosphere and the service, which we both good. As you might expect from a cocktail bar, the drinks were good, strong and imaginative. The food was good, without being outstanding, and a little on the pricey side. We had a cocktail at the bar afterwards, although the music and clientele downstairs were a little rowdy so we didn't venture down. All in all a good experience.
High recommended !!
High recommended !!
Nice service and atmosphere but disappointing food
The staff were friendly and the ambience was nice. Nice wine and cocktails. However the £32 steak was really disappointing, the chips were cold and when they brought new ones they were over fried. Just not what you expect when you pay that for a steak.
Poor service, more focused on the bar/club
Service was tremendously sloppy and inattentive. I feel they are more concerned with making a success of the bar rather than the restaurant which seemed an afterthought to the staff. Surly and borderline rude waiters and waitresses which was evidenced when we asked for the service charge to be removed to which they didn't even bat an eyelid at, nevermind acknowledge and seek more information/apologise and rectify. The partial saving grace was that the food was good but the atmosphere suffered from the fact that it felt you were sat in a club, barely able to have a conversation. Overall disappointing.
Notting Hill is much better
I can't fault the food here, it is great and the ambiance also, however, the service is poor, lack of manners and basic customer service which just made the night terrible overall. I usually visit Nottinghill branch of BBB and that is by far a much more pleasant and enjoyable experience from start to finish.
Poor service. Bland food
Disappointed. Food was bland. Service was poor. Staff were quite arrogant. Bouncers at end of the night were extremely rude.