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Babylon Restaurant - Sydney

4.2
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279 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Middle Eastern
Bookings made for 10:30am are strictly for the outdoor bar area to dine on our $50 Meze & Mimosa Package. Arrival time is strictly Saturday & Sunday 10:30am with an out-by of 12pm. Package includes bottomless Mimosas for 1.5 hours & Chefs selection Meze applicable to all guests. Please include Meze in your booking notes. Standard cancellation terms and conditions as outlined below apply.
Bookings are available for the Restaurant from 12:00pm only. We will be offering a short menu, which can be viewed on our website.
Terms and conditions apply if cancelling your booking within 24 hours, or not showing up for your booking. Reducing guest numbers is treated as a cancellation - this fee is $50pp and will be charged to the card on file used to make the reservation.
Please note that if your preferred time at Babylon is not available, please call us and we can try and assist.
Please call the events team on 02 8014 5663 if your booking is for more than 9 guests.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 279 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.0
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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eman
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I honestly wish there was an option for more than 5 stars. This place was amazing! We were a group of 6 and every single dish was absolutely amazing. Dishes we had were the oysters, octopus, Murray cod, kofta, shish tawook and the slow cooked lamb shoulder.
A great bonus was that we could choose any cocktail made non alcoholic. The we come to the service provided, their service was impeccable. Between the 6 of us our bill was $350 which is honestly very reasonable for the venue, service and the food provided. Will definitely be back. Thanks guys!

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IHeartGoodFood
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The decor both internally and the roof top was tasteful and welcoming. My first time at Babylon for the Bottomless Brunch and thoroughly enjoyed the food, drinks and time. The lovely lady who served us, she was also the Covid Marshall and I believe her name was “Tan”? She was very friendly, helpful and added to a really nice morning/afternoon at Babylon.

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Sara
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Loved mezze and mimosas on Sunday. Food was delicious, drinks were quick and easy to get topped up! Only (minor) complaint was that is was really cold in there! Had an awesome time overall and would def go back

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LisaT90
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The food was overpriced for what it is. Local middle eastern Restaurants produce better tasting and quality food. The octopus was mushy and Luke warm, the kofte was served stone cold which was off putting. The dessert was lovely and the service was nice. Overall this restaurant is pretty over rated.

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ValP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Great cocktails too! Nice venue

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StaceyV
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent staff and the food is incredible. Highly recommend especially for the bottomless brunch.

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LindaG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What A great location and dining experience. The service was great and the food outstanding. Everyone was so polite, energetic and helpful. I would definitely go back and recommend Babylon highly.

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ALindsay
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and staff were amazing!! I would definitely recommend Babylon to friends. Thankyou

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Darinek
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing time food was divine and service was very professional loved every bit of it! Thank you Babylon

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MonikaK
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. The beef short rib is to die for.

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EricaA
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambience was perfect. The food was great, in particular, the fried cauliflower. However the portion size of the chicken shish tawook was too small for two people.

Overall, it was a nice experience and the waiter made it even better as he was friendly and helpful with the menu.

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TysK
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience5

Service could have been better upon arrival, and misplaced one of our dishes. The tawouk looked amazing but unfortunately was fatty, and the lamb had a weird texture and come out cold.

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Adykhalil
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was awesome. Amazing venue and location. Food was great quality, favourite item was the Labne Oysters - Wow!

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AndrewH
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great time for a birthday celebration, the staff where amazing and attentive. New friends where made and all will come back again 😁5/5

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IreneT
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time going back here for bottomless brunch. Great value and great ambience! A beautiful nook in Sydney, you almost forget your in and around the CBD. Food is delicious, one of the best brunches, i.e. value for money! They don't skimp out! Also provided great GF food options for a coeliac friend :)

Thanks, Babylon!

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Nina
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

I can’t first time with 3 people and we were given the same amount of food when I came second tome for 4 peopl for the bottomless brunch. I imagine for an extra person there’d be the extra food for a $200 bill I wasn’t very please with the amount of food.

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SandraM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Beautiful venue and the food was reasonably priced

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KennethP
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu is a joy. Mostly vegetarian with flavours to die for. The chicken and lamb shoulder cannot be missed.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

I found this place nice , but overall food and alcohol was overpriced and quite expensive for what u get.

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ElaineL
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food! I would eat that everyday if I could!

Well spaced considering the social distancing rules! Loved the little pockets of different spaces in the restaurant. Our area did need heating as it felt very cold on our backs even though we were seated inside (near the desk/entry).

Some waitresses were warmer and more engaging than others which felt a little inconsistent but overall the service was pretty good.

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DanielT
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Very happy overall

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NKaram
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic, service was just as good! Very well put together experience. Noise picked up from the bar as the night went on but only because it was so popular - would love to come back!

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Accidentally ended up here the week before booking as I was lost looking for JB Hi-Fi and thought what a lovely outside space to have a restaurant in the middle of the city.

Booked online which was easy enough although, the $50 holding fee for the table wasn't particularly great.

Anyway, I booked for a Saturday lunch time and on arrival was seated at the very back right by the kitchen - even though there was plenty of space in the main restaurant. It was very dark and my partner was sat right next to the shelf where they stack all of their tableware so as you can imagine, it was a little bit irritating.

The menu is very small which I often prefer as it means they're carefully selected dishes where the chefs are confident in their ability to not have a larger menu.

The bread wasn't traditional middle eastern. The starters were almost frozen - supposed to be served cold too which I thought was odd? The mains were what made us stay although overpriced for what you get and we definitely left hungry.

I don't want to write a really ugly review as I don't enjoy doing this but in a nut shell, it's not worth the money and you can get better food elsewhere for a fraction of the price with better ambience.

Oh and the staff were really nice but I wouldn't come again or recommend.

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Barbs
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

What an amazing venue! The service was very average though and let down the overall experience. The amount of food and quality was very good. The bottomless mimosas were a bonus. We will definitely be back. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great and better than expected

MO
wwwMadamOTarotcom
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My new favorite place in Sydney Town to dine and drink at.

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SimonG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Guys - I go here all the time so happy to write a review - food excellent and not expensive wine is always good (the Pinot Gris on tap is a revelation) and the service is just fine
simonG

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BrettH
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food selection is very good, presentation is impressive and the quality/taste was high.
Can not really comment on ambiance given the restriction sin place but over all experience was good and we will be coming back again.

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SteveH
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food food, lovely staff, good location. I’ll be back!

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MelV
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and service was also very accommodating

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KellyN
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding and flavourful! Service was great and we didn’t feel any awkwardness or arrogance from the wait staff. The ambience was amazing, lighting made it great for food photography as well. Very quality food and lovely presentation too. Can’t fault this place at all!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere but our waitress was hopeless!

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Luke
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice location and setting. We were seated near the kitchen which added to the noise but we didn’t mind. The amazing smells coming from the kitchen more than made up for it.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Great cocktails and the chicken and cod dishes were fantastic but for $70 per head for the tasting menu we left fairly unsatisfied. The venue is very pretty.

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ZuzanaC
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good food, nice cocktails and great atmosphere.

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MeabhD1
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Really disappointed with the service provided for myself and a group of girlfriends who went here for a long lunch. The wait staff where not very friendly, they barely came over to the table, getting a drink order from the table was so hard. It felt like the staff were hiding in the back.

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NickMourad
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not your standard Sydney Lebanese food. This was on an international scale.

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Alicia
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

First time to Babylon & was very impressed. It’s a huge restaurant so the ambience shifts depending where you are seated. The food was all delicious, the service was good & good portions. Would definitely return.

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John
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The food was excellent quality however the service was poor. Our food waitress who took our order was actually scowling. The beverage waitress was much nicer which neutralised the abysmal facial expressions of the first waitress. I’d return because of the quality of food. The lamb shoulder was extraordinary.

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Rose
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere, great design, food was nice, good for larger groups

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Babylon Restaurant - Sydney is rated 4.2 stars by 279 OpenTable diners.

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