Babylon Restaurant - Sydney

4.2
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198 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Middle Eastern
Located on a green entrenched rooftop in Sydney is Babylon Restaurant, a sprawling restaurant and bar reminiscent of the ancient region of Levant.

Gatherings in Middle Eastern culture are traditionally food centric. They are enjoyed and shared with family and friends, evoking a strong sense of comfort. We believe sharing Babylon's menu will help better uncover the rich flavours and textures of the Levant cuisine which stretches modern Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Syria and Turkey.

Please note that if your preferred time at Babylon is not available, we may have availability at our sister venue Duck & Rice, which is right next door and can also be booked on OpenTable!
What 198 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.1
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

Absolutely disgraceful customer service from the woman and man on duty that night! Honestly I will not be returning back after the way the woman spoke to me who was working that night. I think it has to be said and I hope you raise this issue as her attitude was completely unprofessional. Open table gave me confirmation of 1 1/2 hours booking (photo attached) and she tried to get us to leave quite abruptly by putting the card machine in the middle of the table after being seated for less than 50 minutes! Wouldn’t even pour us the wine we had left, then proceeded to argue with me about it and harassed me to send an email of my confirmation to the restaurant as she was adamant my booking only said 1 hour which was completely incorrect and not my mistake, not okay at all.

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Devya022
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great Place, great food! Would like to come back!

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MaxJ
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Was really cold in the restaurant.
Menu is very limited.
Staff were really nice.

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JacquiL
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great break from iso. People were super friendly and helpfull and the lamb was to die for.

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SakiS
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They were super friendly and accommodating even when we were late.

Foods were delicious with plenty of vegetarian options, and staffs are wonderful.
Definitely coming back

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EvaV
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food (lamb shoulder is to die for!) and service always great. Highly recommend.

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Ronak
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Ordered the lamb shoulder which was just divine. Cabbage kebab was also a suprise and soo delicious. Came early for drinks and the ambiance which was lovely. Staff were very helpful and friendly.

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DianaN
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was spectacular. It took us 6 minutes to wave down a waiter.

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hsenzo
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Lovely delicious food, great atmosphere. Staff were lovely and friendly.

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AnnelieX
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Your security guard (Tim) on arrival was very welcoming and friendly. Music was good in the bar area and food was superb.

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AndreaP
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Would not book a dinner here again. A good spot for drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
13 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The roasted cauliflower is devine

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kkgg
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

No complaints, really enjoyed our group lunch! Will definitely be back.

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LisaR
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Babylon seems to be a triumph of style over substance - great decor, great location, good food - all let down by lacklustre, disinterested and ambivalent service. Food arrived in very quick succession and then we didn’t see any service staff again until we hailed one down for the bill - all plates etc were still crowded and stacked on the table. Also had to leave table and ask for more wine for the table at the bar.

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KatieR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Love this place and been 5 times in last 8 weeks
Great with friends or client lunches which is why I’ve been going back.
Service has usually been A* but Was slow and less responsive this last time. I expect it’s a one off. Usually service as good as food
Highly recommend and will be back

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TMal
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

First time customer and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Food was delicious, service fantastic and ambience of the restaurant was sophisticated casual dining.
Looking forward to going back

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gdaykarla
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

i feel that the standards have slipped here a little since I last ate at Babylon. The food wasn't as good and the service was quite slow. We had the set menu which for $70 is excellent value but for a couple of little things, this meal could have been outstanding. The salmon dish needs more salt and more acid to balance the richness of the fish. It was lacking in flavour. The charred broccolini needed lots more oil and more char - it was like steamed and smoked broccolini. It also needed more salt. The chicken was nice but I really missed the lamb. Perhaps lamb prices are too high but I would say reduce the quantity and increase the quality.

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AleciaF
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great restaurant with wonderful variety , have previously visited and enjoyed. Only disappointment was to be charged for bread initially and then given more we didn't ask for and to have been charged for it

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AMCF
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice ambience, fresh food that came out quickly. Was only told we had a two hour sitting when I arrived which was a bit disappointing, prefer to know that detail upfront.

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Stacey
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

The food was fair but they missed one thing from our order and it took a long time so we ended up cancelling it. No one really came to us to check so we had to tell them that we were still waiting for our missing order. If we didn't notify them, I'm not sure if they would even notice. So yes, I was a little disappointed.

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Glen
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great setting. Food & Service good. Fair value.

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georgiab
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best good I have tasted in so long. The cauliflower salad was to die for

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was delicious. Loved the wood fired chicken. average service. A slow wait for getting attention, your bill and adding water.

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AmandaN
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service always. We have been here many times and always impressive. Lamb shoulder is 10/10 and all dishes are highly recommended

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SharonI
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second time eating at Babylon. The food was outstanding again. Had drinks in the bar area first and love the atmosphere. Definitely recommend.

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Noname
Melbourne / VIC
1 review