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Beach Blanket Babylon - Shoreditch
19-23 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA
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Beach Blanket Babylon - Shoreditch Details
0207 749 3540
Hours of Operation:
Monday -Thursday: 5pm - midnight
Friday and Saturday: 5pm - 1am
Sunday: 11am - midnight
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
We have a DJ playing all evening on Friday and Saturday.
Jazz band playing on Sunday afternoons.
Public Car Park
There is parking no more than 3 minutes walk from BBB at:
Scatler Street Car Park
Scatler Street E1
A word from Beach Blanket Babylon - Shoreditch
It houses a bar and restaurant, opulent champagne and cocktail lounge / club and a contemporary art gallery and soon to open members bar.
Its luxurious Art Deco style meets 60’s and 70’s opulence is characterised by high ceilings, open theatre kitchens and a large marble bar. The dining areas are divided into discreet raised levels and ample banquets ideal for an intimate dinner or a more elaborate dining experience.
The food is of the seasonal Modern European variety .
Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch provides the perfect backdrop for a dining experience which is not just out of the ordinary, but extraordinary.
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I stopped by on a Wednesday night
for dinner after a friend recommended this place. The website makes it look great but the service upon ordering drinks was very bad -- and the cocktails were so over-sugared! No excuse for a restaurant with this history to have such poor drinks and rubbery food. There are other great places the neighborhood (Ace Hotel, Hawksmoor, etc). Don't waste your time here."
dined on 16/07/2014
Great food and good service. Will
be going back for sure and would recommend it as an interesting place to visit."
dined on 16/07/2014
The food was not amazing and the
place lacked ambience"
dined on 15/07/2014
We had a reservation for 9pm. We
were seated at 9.40pm. We had to share a table with another couple until they moved to another available table after an hour. After 2hrs at the restaurant we had only had a starter. When our main course finally arrived it was inedible and bland. It was quite possibly the worst dining experience we have ever had."
dined on 12/07/2014
The decor is lovely. Nice
atmosphere. Service very good. I had the duck for a main which was a bit too sweet. My friend had the crab cakes which were nice. We had a couple of drinks at the bar before the meal for which they added on 15% service charge. Wasn't best pleased with that so asked for it to be removed."
dined on 11/07/2014
Food was pricy but delicious, as
were the cocktails. The decor was great and the music really suited the atmosphere, although there was no live jazz as suggest by the website."
dined on 06/07/2014
Amazing food, amazing atmosphere,
amazing place. Staff are so helpful and friendly. Can't wait to go back."
dined on 05/07/2014
I was dissapointed they cutted
down the menu now if you book through open table. Customers used to have the same options of their choice of food as any other customer in there - it's very limited now and doesn't look good on the deal in my opinion."
dined on 02/07/2014
The service was incredibly slow.
We waited 20mins for two glasses of wine and had to remind staff what we had ordered, yet still charged an ridiculous amount for service. Food wasn't worth the money"
dined on 28/06/2014
Lively spot in the middle of
shoreditch. Food OK, like good pub menu. We had grilled swordfish with a strange peeled coconut salsa. Was about £65 per person which is high but I guess typical for this type of bar dining place."
dined on 19/06/2014
We had a great time on our night
out at Beach Blanket Babylon. However three of us ordered the Beer battered fish and chips and we were all very disappointed with the meal. The fish was extremely bland and oily, and the chips were more like extra large soggy wedges. The rest of our group really enjoyed their meals and we all loved our cocktails. The biggest criticism we all had was on how long we had to wait for our drinks and food. We asked them at least three times how long was our food going to be. Deapite all the issues we still enjoyed our night because it was our friends 30th and we wanted her to have a great time. After our meal we went downstairs to the club area for a bit of dance, the dj was fantastic."
dined on 14/06/2014
I recently went to BBB for dinner
and cocktails and loved the whole experience! Food was lovely, place looked amazing, service was great, cocktails were amazing, good atmosphere... I just really liked it and can't wait to go back there. I'm usually quite picky food wise and found something straight away so made it even better for me."
dined on 12/06/2014
We had a good night, food was good
and the cocktail top quality. Service was a little slow to start as only one waiter working but we didn't mind as we were drinking the cocktails, which were lovely. Once his mate arrived all good. Our waiter SImon was great, really friendly and a good laugh, and the most amazing moustache. It was a Wednesday night and not too busy too so had a nice relaxed feel, great interior design and art work very impressed. We will definitely go again. Also the bar next door, the lover's lounge was good for a nightcap."
dined on 11/06/2014
Lovely cocktails, food very good
but service a little lacking. Got our starters before our drinks, had to top up own wine (yet nearly £30 service charge still added!) mains arrived at table when starter plates hadn't been cleared, put down in the middle anyway but (we were sharing a chateaubriand) no plates to eat it from. Had to attract attention when we needed it, not really checked upon. That said the food was very tasty. Would probably give the one in notting hill a try to see if the service is better as the food and cocktails were beautiful "
dined on 06/06/2014
Beach blanket Babylon had an
amazing ambience based right by the station in Shoreditch the ground floor restaurant and bar was amazing. great food and my girlfriend is vegetarian and fussy however the food was as great for her also. the champagne lounge/club below was much better than expected also."
dined on 31/05/2014
Fantastic venue, quality served
food, more staff required as a suggestion, - We found ourselves waiting for service on more than one occasion, Having said that customer service was excellent and very friendly staff- Would recommend"
dined on 27/05/2014
Nice venue. Attentive staff. Food
lovely. Just a tad expensive but not over the top."
dined on 24/05/2014
I had a very nice piece of salmon
and my companion, a generous piece of lamb. It was genuinely well cooked and tasty but the entire experience was ruined by the ridiculously loud music - think dinner in a nightclub and you will have the measure of it. Needless to say, we could not get out of there quickly enough and were disappointed. Opulent restaurant it is not, raucous bar with a handful of dining tables it is. Don't go in the evening if you intend on conversation. "
dined on 15/05/2014
BBB never faults. The cool classy
decor, the high ceilings and chandeliers, interesting food and buzzy ambience...every visit is a pleasure."
dined on 11/05/2014
- Had to ask repeatedly for drinks
to be brought after waiter kept forgetting - took half an hour just to get our first round after being seated. - Warm white wine, which one of the waiters managed to pour on 2 of our plates. - Waited almost an hour and a half for our food, and had to walk over to the serving hatch to find out what was going on because the waiters were so inattentive that we couldn't get their attention at the table. - The food, when it eventually arrived, was not bad but was only warm. By that stage we had lost all interest in eating. - No acknowledgement from management staff for poor experience/delays/bad service, despite being made aware- - Definitely wasn't worth paying £70 per head. Won't book ever again."
dined on 10/05/2014
Went specifically for cocktails
which I wouldn't recommend due to it being a restaurant without adequate seating for drinks. Cocktails are delicious and service is great but can't comment on food but it looked pretty delicious! Nice place but a shame there wasn't really anywhere to sit for just drinks so didn't really see much of the place. "
dined on 09/05/2014
The service was GREAT! Cocktails
were OTT but nice. We ordered te surf and turf- definitely too expensive for what you get; steak was cold but lobster was devine. Didn't pay for one of the sides (French beans) as they tasted like they'd been boiled in laundry water. The bread is absolutely delicious- kept getting more. Was £113 for two, and that was a drink, main, 3 sides and service. Place looks nice, was bit quiet when we went but has potential. Staff are great except for the manager who attempted to be condescending but just looked foolish. 3/5 for me. "
dined on 01/05/2014
I booked a table for 4 on a
Wednesday evening to celebrate my friends's recent wedding, I wanted a glamorous place and Beach Blanket Babylon fitted perfectly. The ambiance was great, the place was impeccable, the music selection and level was spot on. From the hostess to the waitress everyone was attentive and polite. For food we had: crab tian, pear and walnut salad, chicken salad, duck and fish&chips, everything cooked to perfection and dressed well. My only tiny criticism is the size of the portions, unfortunately, as me and my partner are big eaters, we would have to have 4 courses to be satisfied, still I would recommend the restaurant and will very likely be back there soon, I'll just have to be prepared to spend a bit more money.. "
dined on 30/04/2014
Cocktails were fantastic along
with everything else really. There is also then a bar downstairs to carry on the drinks. "
dined on 26/04/2014
Had an amazing experience in BBB,
cocktails were gorgeous the food outstanding.. i will gonig back there, great place"
dined on 25/04/2014
Felt very looked after during the
evening and very much enjoyed the food."
dined on 22/04/2014
Not only did we wait over an hour
for our wine and food, one of the dishes was completely raw in the middle so we had to wait for over half an hour for this to be cooked. When we reasonably suggested not paying the full amount of the bill to compensate the bad service and the fact the rest of the dishes were now completely cold (they were only luke warm to begin with) we were told this would not be possible and our plates were taken away! We were made to feel like we were the ones causing the problem and left drinking a bottle of wine absolutely starving! Finally someone realised this was out of line and sent a free cocktail and a starter (which we didn't want and couldn't eat) but by then we just wanted to get out of there. "
dined on 17/04/2014
Met up with girlfriends on a
Monday night for dinner. Loved the décor and we had a great booth overlooking the whole restaurant. The 2 courses and a prosecco meal deal was excellent value. My only criticism was that food was just a bit meh. Had the black/white risotto - which had all the right ingredients (truffle oil, rocket, etc) but just tasted a bit bland and soggy. Friend had the tomato-based pasta and felt similar. My friends were happy with their brownie for dessert, I had the cheese platter - it was ok, but the upside-down McVitie's oatcakes (presumably to hide the label) kind of summarised it for me - fantastic décor and service, food a little bit less impressive. Good for a girls catch up, probably not a special occasion."
dined on 14/04/2014
The food wasn't that good, the
place was too noisy with a large group of people having drinks not letting us enjoy the dinner. The worst thing was when we found a place of plastic in our food, of course we paid for it. Never again."
dined on 13/04/2014
It started off well. I got a call
the afternoon of my booking to confirm my reservation at 7.45pm. Then at 7.30 I got a call saying my booking was now at 9.15pm as the didn't have a table for me. I arrived at 7.45pm and a small argument ensued where they basically told me I was lying about my booking and that I was wrong and had in fact made a booking for 9.15pm and not 7.45. Luckly I had my top table confirmation email. After much huffing from a rude host we were shown to a table. We were then ignored at our table for around 30 minutes before ordering. Our waiter was nice enough and the food was quite good. We then paid for our meal and went down to the basement to get ripped off at that bar and listen to an awful DJ!"
dined on 11/04/2014
Absolutely fantastic service,
starter and mains went down a treat (calamari for starters and lobster linguine n duck n rice for our mains). Our waiter was called Thomas and he made the evening enjoyable also providing great recommendations as to what cocktails were popular, i enjoyed the passion fruit martini. We will definitely be returning again as we loved the food and the atmosphere."
dined on 07/04/2014
2 courses and 1 glass of Processo
for £20 is a very good deal. Nice ambience."
dined on 06/04/2014
Lovely restaurant. Attentive
staff. Great brunch menu. The top-table was really great value for money. Also fab ambience with the live Jazz."
dined on 06/04/2014
It is a nice place to have drinks
but their staff should definitely change their behaviors if they want to keep their customers. So much bad energy...We got so much pressure from them, at the end we couldn't eat but only had drinks at our table and then went to the bar. We ate at somewhere else at the end. If you want to eat there book your table for 9:00 so that they won't try to pressure you to leave."
dined on 04/04/2014
My friend and I ate here last
week. I had some reservations about eating there, as I've eaten in the Beach Blanket Babylon in Notting Hill, and was very disappointed with the food and service. But the Shoreditch one is much better. The service was excellent. I had the crispy duck and my friend had the lamb shank, and both dishes were very good. The decor is beautiful and overall, we were very pleased with the dining experience. I would go back."
dined on 03/04/2014
The reasons for my review: - the
white wine I ordered was not cold enough - it cooled down later in the whine cooler, but the initial temperature was far to high and the waiter should have found a chiller bottle - although they serve some amazing dishes they don't arrive on time and the service is rubbish. It wasn't only my table. One person next to our table had to wait for salad longer than someone else for a hot starter(!) - I asked for gluten free bread 3 times and it never arrived - the cocktails were OK, but nothing special for how they make them sound on the menu On the whole I left disappointed. I wanted to bring clients there, but won't be coming back. I'd hate to apologise to them for the bad service at BBB."
dined on 03/04/2014
I booked an offer from toptable
but the waiter has forgotten the complimentary drinks. The food was ok but I'd not want to go there if I did not have the offers. The music is a bit too loud and doesn't match the elegant ambience."
dined on 02/04/2014
As we stepped into the restaurant
we were greeted with warmth and smiles by the host which was lovely. In the background a two piece jazz band serenated us with soulty sounds which immediately added points to the score.Then another waiter came and introduced himself to us and took our order quickly.We were served in good timing, the food was top notch, delicious cooked beautifully especially the Fish and Chips. Even the presentation of it was on point!The quartet of deserts is most certainly one to go for its heavenly! I only have one bit of developmental critiscim and that is that the staff could be a bit better dressed. One or two looked slightly scruffy.However in all GREAT value for money"
dined on 30/03/2014
It all looks fabulous. The staff
are impeccably dressed, the music was perfect, the atmosphere pumping adm because of this we had a great time. The bar set up was really annoying. You couldn't get a drink when you first arrived and we were waiting for our pre booked table for 20 minutes. People were sat at the bar in big chairs that meant you couldn't get to the bar staff, who were rushed off their feet making cocktails anyway so we gave up. Once seated the food came out late every time and when it did arrive it was really bland. We were so hungry we chose not to send it back. We were compensated with a glass of prosseco. Sadly a restaurant is only as good as it's food. Such a shame when it all looked so so good."
dined on 22/03/2014
After booking on-line I was hoping
for somewhere special to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. I was not disappointed, I thought the restaurant had a great atmosphere and the best seat in the house had been reserved for us. The food was outstanding. The service was excellent and our waiter was efficient and friendly. I can't fault our experience and have been recommending it already! Would definately go back!"
dined on 18/03/2014
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