Babylon RESTAURANT

4.2
370 Reviews
$41 to $100
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 $55pp 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Years Eve - Join Us In The Restaurant

Dine in

A$175.00 per order

Dec 31, 2020-Jan 1, 2021·Thu 5:30PM-10:00PM

Enjoy an 11 Course Shared Menu with a Cocktail on arrival, Matched Wines and Turkish Coffee served with Dessert all for $175pp. Please see our website for the full menu available.

We are offering strict seating time of 5:30pm-7:30pm or 8:00pm-10:00pm.

Please note this event is over 18's only.

We look forward to celebrating the New Year with you!

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 370 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.0
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4.3
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4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KaceyB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding! A few of us had special dietary requirements which the Chef was able to cater to. The food was amazing! The best Levantine food in Sydney!

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SheetalB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I didn't like the idea of separating the bar food from the inside. And to change the table I would have to cancel my reservation, which U cost me $50pp, what I don't get is that it's in the same restaurant y do that? The person showed us to our table was very rude didn't like her attitude towards us not welcoming at all. The waitress who was taking our order was very nice she made it okay. (21/11/20) 12.15pm reservation.

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Yvonne
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Only tried the vegetarian options but everything we tried was excellent, especially the cauliflower.

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AmyT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The service was beyond appalling! We had a booking at 9pm, our table wasn’t ready to sit down until 9:20. We then ordered our drinks, it took over half an hour for the drinks to arrive with not even getting all our drinks. They forgot 3 of our drinks, we had told them over 3 times about the drinks for them to only come after we had already finished our food and was ready to leave. We ordered the premium tasting menu, they had forgot to give us the oysters that was apart of the menu we paid $105 per person for.

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Destin
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a nice an amazing lunch with my partner for a fancy date

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AbbeyH
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual, good service and well priced!

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KathyB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard to fault. Wonderful food and service. Good value for money. Beautiful restaurant.

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ElariaS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was a great waiter and ensured every request was met with a kind, professional and personable approach. Alex went above and beyond in recommending dishes and drinks for the evening and put a personal touch to singing me happy birthday which my friends and I loved! Thank you alex for making the start of our evening a fantastic one!

Babylon RESTAURANT
Responded on November 15, 2020

Hi Elaria, Alex is definitely a Superstar and I am so pleased to see that feedback and I can assure you that he will be getting rewarded for going above and beyond. We love it here at Babylon when we make someone's night an experience rather then a night out. Many Thanks, Babylon Team

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PhillipaN
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Was stressed the whole meal as every waiter reminded us multiple times that we were getting kicked off the table in 1.5hrs. Honestly we would have been told no less than 5 times. Also 1hr 30mins is a short time to dine especially when ordering the banquet set menu.

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Nicholas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Restaurant was not accommodating to our requests. Firstly, we made an error in the booking which was intended to be in the bar part of the establishment. When we requested to change this, the staff were rude and said it was "too bad" and that we were lucky they held the table for us as there was a $50 cancellation fee. Even though we weren't cancelling and were simply amending our seating arrangement, they were not helpful. Secondly, the entrees came out after our main courses with no explanation. Finally, the waitress stood within a 30 centimetre distance of one of our party waiting for him to finish his drink so they could clear it. This in particular was an uncomfortable and disconcerting experience. The food itself was nice but the experience left something to be desired.

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katri
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing, the waiters where a little too Attentive, with two people regularly asking how every meal is.
But very friendly. Overall an amazing restaurant. Would definitely recommend.

Babylon RESTAURANT
Responded on November 15, 2020

Hi Katri, the food is definitely a highlight. We are super excited to see that you enjoyed our new spring menu. Don't forget about us in summer cause we will be changing the menu again. Many Thanks, Babylon Team

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Mona
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We went with high expectations but sadly found the experience to be a tad disappointing and underwhelming. The venue itself is lively and bang on-trend with a great atmosphere. We went as a party of 9 people and met prior at the rooftop bar for pre-dinner drinks. There was live entertainment and staff were attentive and friendly. The restaurant was where they dropped the ball. This space is less open and we found it to be too noisy making it very difficult to hear anyones conversation. Our main table server was great but the otherstaff were lacking. The food was nice but nothing special and very overpriced for quantity and quality. Overall we found it to be ok, but not impressive enough to revisit or recommend.

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AthB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

More salad options in the menu would be a great idea.

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AlanaF
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! The bottomless was such good value.

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Noelle
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very flavourful food. Be careful with some dishes as some are huge portions and great value for money and others are rather small.

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MelissaR
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a great experience, went for brunch and stayed all day!

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ElizaaL
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food love to thank the chiefs for there work outstanding presentation nothing bad to say
We did get there abit late and was told we couldn't be seated then they spoke with the chief and he said it was fine so 10/10 to them thank you so much will definitely be returning just earlier ♥️

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was amazing, came out pretty fast for a Saturday night! However, service could’ve been better.

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JESSICAB
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were really friendly and attentive. Food amazing and had a great time

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BradenH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this restaurant by accident, but was able to make a booking for 3 people. Really didn't know what to expect, we had been to a few middle eastern restaurants in the past. Babylon Rooftop certainly exceeded expectations. The food had an element that put it to the next level. We were initially going to have 2 of the kebab like dishes and saw a table get the lamb shoulder, after discussing with our waitress we were so glad we got the lamb shoulder, but everything was amazing. My favourite was the calamari. OMG it was divine. The staff were wonderful and very attentive to our table. I am coming back!

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MichaelaW
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was exceptional however the fire alarm went off during our lunch for a good 15 minutes.

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JacquelineZ
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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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AshelyB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babylon is so amazing it is now one of my new favourite spots to have a cheeky drink. Even though it can get quite loud the environment and food is so good that you look past the sound.

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AmyL
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
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 on October 23, 2020
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
6 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
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
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
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
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
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
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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FAQs

Babylon RESTAURANT is rated 4.2 stars by 370 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.