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Babylon Restaurant - Sydney

4.2
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348 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 $55 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. Standard cancellation terms and conditions as outlined below apply.

Bookings are available for the Restaurant from 12:00pm only. Please view our menus 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 on 02 8014 5663 and we can try and assist.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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

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Meze and Mimosa

Dine in

A$55.00 per order

Starting Oct 24, 2020·Sun 10:30AM-10:45AM, Sat 10:30AM-10:45AM

The package is available Saturday’s and Sundays only with strict timing of 10:30am arrival -12:00pm conclusion. Included is 1.5 hours of free flowing Mimosas and Chefs selection Meze. All guests must dine on the $55pp Bottomless Meze and Mimosa package.

What 348 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.0
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JacquelineZ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babylon was amazing! Great Value for money and the food was divine! Really great vegetarian options as well

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donga
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Delicious food as always. The restaurant and bar were quite busy - which was nice to see in these crazy times. Service was pretty average but he was polite. We left happy, which is always a good sign.

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NicoleD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing (taste, presentation and quantity) and came out very quickly but we struggled with the beverage service. Every time we ordered a new drink we had to follow up once or twice before we got it and the food came out before our drinks did.

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AmyL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was delicious and the table settling was lovely.
Shame about the service, it was terrible. We had finished our entrees and our empty share plates were not collected before our main arrived. When one of our main dishes was delivered, the wait staff ignored our empty plates and placed our main dish on the corner of our table and walked off.
Very off putting

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MarnieH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Would prefer that you can split the bills when you have a group

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annan
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I have been to Babylon at least 4 times and every time my expectations were exceeded but not this time.
There was only one overworked and stressed waiter.After our order was placed on our table we did not see him.Nobody enquired if everything was ok, which happened on previous occasions. After our meal was finished, plates were not collected for good 15 minutes.Same with getting cutlery for our desert, another wait.
I planning another dinner end of November but I am having doubts if we should return.
On a positive side lamb shoulder was as always delicious.

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PHus
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining at Babylon and my friends and I really enjoyed our time. The food was amazing and full of flavour. We had such great service and will definitely be back soon!

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SarahJ
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, excellent service from staff. They put us in our own private dining room and booked a table to have drinks outside after. Beautiful night and would recommend to anyone for a lovely dining experience

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Denise
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food however my only gripe was that between the 4 of us, the bread we ordered was insufficient and we had to order another portion. Surely you'd provide enough bread to go with the hummus. We saw in the kitchen there is are several massive loaves of freshly baked focaccia sitting there waiting to be eaten. Aside from that the drinks were great and food equally tasty.

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JuanC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amanzing, place is really nice & service was really good!

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PetraB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food but unfortunately it was empty and therefore no vibe!

Babylon Restaurant - Sydney
Responded on October 17, 2020

Hi Petra, definitely the food is great and packed with flavours. We are launching a new menu soon so you might want to pop in and try some of our new dishes. We do have live bands on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening and we just added one more session on Sunday lunch which is also worth checking out. Many thanks, Babylon Team

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AminaH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Excellent food we just waited for a really long time. Decided on a tasting menu, waited ages and the food first came out slowly then very rushed towards the end so we had multiple dishes on the table and couldn't enjoy it as much. We got really full on bread from the long wait as well. We had multiple servers so it was a bit confused as well. No one stopped explain or give more details about each meal that we were trying, just dropped dishes and left. Drinks were served separately and to different ppl at different times, due to the multiple waiters. I ordered one mojito and it cost 20 bucks. and we were pretty tired by the end of the experience, due to the long wait. We did end up taking most of the meal home as well, kind defeated the purpose of going out but they were nice to pack it all up for us.

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Cara
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was absolutely incredible. Definitely the best food we’ve eaten out! The interior design is so stunning, it doesn’t feel like you’re in Sydney. Have recommended this place to so many people already!

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WendyJ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Enjoyed the service and atmosphere. Good eas different than expected but authenticity good

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Fatimak
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Over all experience was great! Although our little toddler gave us a hard time because we were expecting to order fries for her, would have been nice if they had something to cater to kids too. But she later enjoyed the pan fried Murray cod ! Absolutely loved the whole experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I couldn’t get the guy name’s who serve us but he is from Indonesian. He is the best always checking on us to make sure we have pleasant dinner and we did. He has an excellent people skills and super duper friendly compare to others stuff there. The food wasnt my cup of tea but the chicken was very good, tasty

Babylon Restaurant - Sydney
Responded on October 17, 2020

Hi, Thank you for your feedback and we are super delighted to see that our staff were friendly, pleasant and constantly checking in. We are changing the food menu in the upcoming weeks. the chicken will remain on there as its also has been a highlight, but we are introducing a lot more dishes. Many thanks, Babylon Team

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SHANE
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was sensational and each dish that came out kept getting better and better. The level of service from our waiter on the night was exceptional.
The only thing that left a bitter/sour taste in our mouths was the drunk, disrespectful patrons who kept waking past the dinning area from the outdoor bar being loud and using offensive language. Not the best when you're trying to have a nice anniversary dinner with your wife.
I think the staff should have been more assertive and asked these individuals to take their seats in the bar area.

Babylon Restaurant - Sydney
Responded on October 17, 2020

Hi Shane, Thanks for visiting us and we are so pleased to see that feedback regarding the food and the service. we do apologise regarding the noise as the venue has one exit only and bar patrons need to walk past the dining to exit the venue, however we will pass on the feedback to the venue managers to look into and come up with a solution. Many thanks, Babylon Team

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Rich
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue. Great atmosphere and quality food and drinks. Exceptional service.

Babylon Restaurant - Sydney
Responded on October 17, 2020

Hi Rich, Thank you so much for your generous review and feedback. Food is definitely quality and our menu is always changing due to seasonality. So hopefully we will see you again soon as our food menu is changing in the next couple of weeks. Many thanks, Babylon Team

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Nishchala
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The food was not server for the first hour of the 1.5 hours of brunch. Very disappointed with the variety of food as well since we only got 3 dishes. It was a birthday brunch and we ended up leaving so disappointed. Wouldn’t recommend because of poor service.

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EmilyH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the bottomless brunch and it was absolutely amazing. The food was incredible and the staff are so friendly.

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TanyaLao
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing amazing food & service!! cocktails were spectacular and the bartenders over at the bar were brilliant (shoutout to Bartender Pat who took care of my friends and I!!)

Babylon Restaurant - Sydney
Responded on October 17, 2020

Hi Tanya, He is definitely a unique individual and we are so please to see that he exceeded expectations and because of your lovely feedback we will be rewarding him for going the extra mile. Many thanks, Babylon Team

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Midori
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great hidden away restaurant in Westfields. Food was tasty. Middle Eastern with a modern twist.

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SanjanaB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Service can definitely be improved. I had 2 different service assistants , and both had messed up the orders. They had either not taken the order down correctly, or had simply forgotten a part of our dinner order !

And, it also felt a bit rushed ! So overall- POOR service !

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Cfish
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

The food is amazing and the kitchen is so consistent. I have dined here three times, but the experience is let down by lacklustre staff. Service is so poor, consistently bad and we had to basically jump out of our chairs to get staffs attention.

Babylon Restaurant - Sydney
Responded on October 17, 2020

Hi, We are so glad to see that feedback regarding the food and deeply apologise about the lack of service from our end. We have passed on your feedback to our management team who are moving rapidly on the recruitment process as we do pride our selves here at Babylon with great food and excellent service. Many thanks, Babylon Team

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ShannonG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The night we booked the resturant was incredibly understaffed- I waited for 15mins before I was spoken to or acknowledged. The COVID officer did not check my COVID sign in or sign off that I was here. The waitress was doing her best as was very understaffed but rude- it’s fine to be stressed but not fine to be rude to customers. The food and drinks were delicious but I hope the resturant sorts out their staff

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Walter
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Amazing food, absolutely recommend the Lamb Shoulder to share. The only observation was that being too close to the kitchen there was quite a bit of heavy food smell, which is fine but perhaps it was a bit too much. Other than that, very recommendable, fresh great quality middle eastern food.

Babylon Restaurant - Sydney
Responded on October 9, 2020

Hi Walter, I agree the lamb shoulder is a must try and we are glad to see that you enjoyed it. Having an open kitchen make it a bit more challenging. please let us know upon your next visit and will be sure to secure you a better spot in the dining area. Many Thanks, Babylon Team

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AzzaDazza
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

What a disappointment! Over a $700 guaranteed spend booked in advance and the treatment my sister, her friends and I received on her big day was nothing short of a question mark to say the least. I understand its Covid-19 but dont hover around our table like disgruntled locusts at the thought of someone standing up to go to the bathroom! Keep your 1.5m distance they say? I would have been better off staying home all together, sorry to everyone who sacrificed their precious time and money to be there that night... BABYLON, thankyou kindly, well behind on service to point I could write a book on it 🥂

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food was good but the service was poor and at no stage did they care. It started with the waitress dropping our menus on the floor and then putting them on the table - when I objected she continued anyway. Pre-dinner drinks arrived after the food had started to arrive. Food destined for other tables arrived at ours. And on it goes. This place is over-priced which you could live with when the food is good, but not when their service is akin to a badly run burger joint.

Babylon Restaurant - Sydney
Responded on October 1, 2020

Hi David, Thanks for your feedback. we will pass it on to the management team and the head chef for reviewal. Here at Babylon we thrive ourselves with the service we deliver and the dishes we produce and we are sorry to see that we didn't live up to our standards. Many thanks, Babylon Team

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KrissyD
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular- loved the chicken! Great vibe and service.

Babylon Restaurant - Sydney
Responded on October 1, 2020

Hi Krissy, when its brined and woodfired is the key for that chicken. So glad to see the generous feeback regarding the food and service. Many thanks, Babylon Team

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BusinessEater
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We tried the banquet “Taste” menu with added lamb. Average food, didn’t stand out.

Babylon Restaurant - Sydney
Responded on October 1, 2020

Hi, Sorry to hear your thoughts on the Banquet as it is our top seller. We will pass on the feedback to the chef to review the banquet dishes. Many thanks, Babylon Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was poor, dishes came in drabs even after asking for it to come all together. The food was good, however, Potions were unsatisfactory and well undersized for the price.

Babylon Restaurant - Sydney
Responded on October 1, 2020

Hi, We are sorry to hear about your latest experience here with us at Babylon. We have passed on the feedback to our headchef to review the dishes. Many thanks, Babylon Team

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Tiara
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a wonderful time, the food was delicious and the service was great.

Babylon Restaurant - Sydney
Responded on October 1, 2020

Hi Tiara, Your feedback is much appreciated and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. we wish to welcome you back soon here at Babylon. Many thanks, Babylon Team

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KellsieB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was amazing, service was below average (had to chase up our drinks several times, we finished our first course before the drinks even came out, had to literally wave down staff and ask them to clear the table).

The baklava was very dry and had no taste whatsoever however the rest of the food was great.

Babylon Restaurant - Sydney
Responded on October 1, 2020

Hi Kellsie, Thanks for your feedback and highlighting the issue that you had on the day. We have flagged this issue with both the Bar and Restaurant manager to bring up with the team. Good to see that you enjoyed the food. Many thanks, Babylon Team

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Unimpressed
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The food was good, without being remarkable. Certainly for the amount we paid, you would expect great food. Drinks were way too overpriced.

Babylon Restaurant - Sydney
Responded on October 1, 2020

Hi, Thanks for your feedback. we will pass it on to the management team and the head chef for reviewal. Many thanks, Babylon Team

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TaraN
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babylon just never disappoints you . Amazing food that beautifully smoke flavoured. Great service and atmosphere. I am a regular since they established the restaurant a couple of yrs ago and my recommendations attracted more to visit them. You need to visit too. I promise you will love it. 😍 😉😋

Babylon Restaurant - Sydney
Responded on October 1, 2020

Hi Tara, Good to see that you cant get enough of Babylon food and service. We love a good 5 star review and we wish to see you again in the neat future. Many thanks, Babylon Team

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jennyh
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very worth the cost for the bottomless brunch, definitely will revisit

Babylon Restaurant - Sydney
Responded on October 1, 2020

Hi Jenny, Who doesn't like a good bottomless brunch. glad to see that you are thinking of revisiting. Perhaps try the restaurant side as we do have a different menu, cause you are in for a treat. Many thanks, Babylon Team

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Anniversary
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and environment was great. Huge portions, we got the Lamb Shoulder to share and a few other small dishes to complement. Highly recommend and will be coming back soon!

Babylon Restaurant - Sydney
Responded on October 1, 2020

Hi, Lamb Shoulder has been the highlight of our menu. You cant go wrong with anything that's slow cooked. We hope to see you again on a different occasion. Many thanks, Babylon Team

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MadelineP
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my parents here, quiet enough for my dad to hear, lovely setting far enough away from the noise in the open section. Amazing food!

Babylon Restaurant - Sydney
Responded on October 1, 2020

Hi Madeline, The design of the venue is well thought of to maintain that nice ambience for the restaurant. Glad to see that you had a good time and enjoyed your food. Many thanks, Babylon Team

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DennisK
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food great prices highly recommend to anyone

Babylon Restaurant - Sydney
Responded on October 1, 2020

Hi Dennis, Your feedback is much appreciated and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. we wish to welcome you back soon here at Babylon. Many thanks, Babylon Team

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JadeD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The waitress was rude told us that we were ordering to much bread rather rudely then just as a suggestion also as she walked away muddled under her breath “don’t act to drunk I don’t want to deal with it” we would of stayed for longer and ordered more food and drinks if the service was better.

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Babylon Restaurant - Sydney is rated 4.2 stars by 348 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.