Babylon Restaurant - Sydney

4.3
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176 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 176 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.1
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

VC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

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

AN
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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

SI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

N
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was delicious. Modern, healthy and great tasting. Wait staff a little rude.

HS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It's good to book a table as it can get very busy here, its extremely popular.. l have here 4 x times and just love the food and tried some deserts this time ..so delicious would come back just for them !! Have been here with a girlfriend and husband andwork colleagues.. all have faved about it and want to come back : )

MK
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food took a while to come out and service was a little bit slow.

BF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

The wait staff could be a little more attentive had to keep asking for wine, but overall it was fine.

RB
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

I ordered the meal for 4 and it was not enough for 4 people. Not good value for money .

J
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a fantastic venue !
Food was delicious, backed cauliflower and smoked butter were a stand out !
Must leave room for dessert, they were all amazing !
Great music and atmosphere on a Saturday night coming from their bar and terrace.
Will definitely return!

MD
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

Food was amazing. Loved every bite!
Unfortunately the service wasn’t great. We pretty much had to ask if they could take our order every time.
Whilst the female wait staff were very lovely and polite, the male staff were so rude which made it very uncomfortable. In particular the man who we met at the counter to pay. He seemed agitated by us, maybe because we got up to pay instead of staying seated (despite no one checking on us the whole night), or perhaps because he had to ask us to repeat ourselves so often due to the extremely loud music. A terrible way to end the whole experience.
I would recommend this restaurant for food but perhaps on a night that’s not so busy in hopes the staff are more engaged and equipped.

G
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and excellent service. My partner has food intolerances and they were quick to tailor the menu without a delay! Will absolutely return.

TS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I definitely would recommend Babylon to a friend.i thought this place would be a just a nice looking restaurant for instagram but the food was actually very tasty as well! I was here for valentines day so it was very enjoyable however I do recommend that the music volume is lowered a little bit. Overall nice experience.

M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

A nice place for dinner or any other occasion, but it that the interior is not aligned with the promo photos on the website, and the place is not that posh as you could imagine judging from the photos

GU
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome food, loved the cauliflower dish! Would come there again

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food is beyond amazing.
The slow cooked lamb shoulder is a must.
Value for money is very, very good. Don’t bother with the “banquet” style menu which Is $70 per person (plus $15
p/p if you want the lamb)
We selected off the a la Cartenmenu and for 7 people it cost $35 p/p for the food (not including wine).

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2Food5Service3Ambience1

Food was lovely. Service whilst very polite, was a bit hit and miss. Sometimes really prompt, other times having to ask for things a couple of times before they arrived. Ambience was terrible. So echoey and loud. Couldn't hear each other at a small table. We've never eaten so fast so we could leave in our lives. In/out in under an hour. Sadly won't be going back because of the excessive noise level.

TC
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food and service at Babylon is excellent. The decor is beautiful and sets the atmosphere for a very pleasant and relaxing meal.

Fabulous place for a catch up with friends, a wind down after work or that special occasion.

J
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Food was cold and tasted precooked
Awful
Could not eat it didn’t taste good at all
Will not be back

JF
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will definitely be back. Ticked all the boxes for our family and friends.

OB
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most amazing Turkish food in Sydney with the most attentive sraff!

OC
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Had a wonderful meal but ordered too much food. The food was delicious but big portion sizes.

P
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience5

Massively overpriced... we went there on a scouting mission for my mother in laws birthday... I respect my mother in law.. So we won't be back!

Service was garbage, food was flavorless!

LP
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was really impressed. Thank you for a lovely lunch.

EB
Sydney / NSW
11 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The place is OK, but to be honest there are so many better Lebanese style restaurants to go to I really wouldn't revisit Babylon. I would really recommend Nour in Surry Hills. Also, I ordered a cocktail at the bar and the waitress just grabbed a ready made cocktail bottle like you get at Dan Murphys and poured it into a glass and charged me $25....seriously!!!