Beach Blanket Babylon - Shoreditch
Beach Blanket Babylon - Shoreditch

Beach Blanket Babylon - Shoreditch

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.beachblanket.co.uk/home_shoreditch.html
  • Phone: 02077493540x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday -Thursday: 5pm - midnight
    Friday and Saturday: 5pm - 1am
    Sunday: 11am - midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: We have a DJ playing all evening on Friday and Saturday.
    Jazz band playing on Sunday afternoons.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Liverpool Street
    Shoreditch Station
  • Parking: Public Car Park
  • Parking Details: 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasions
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Beach Blanket Babylon - Shoreditch reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since 25 October 2013
Average Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.6
  • Ambience4.1
    Value3.2
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (57)romance (54)group bookings (40)fit for foodies (17)business meals (14)pre/post theatre (9)brunch (8)outstanding value (8)sunday lunch (7)good vegetarian options (3)afternoon tea (2)disabled access (2)outdoor eating (1)child friendly (1)Show More
  • Ilse
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Excellent food and cocktails, good ambiance and fun, but very slow service. Nevertheless good option
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  • What a dissappointment
    noprawnthx
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    Terrible service,bread rolls received after starter, awful prawn started (not deveined!), average main - I've had much better pulled pork brioche at food trucks! Overall this place has got nice atmosphere but food/drinks are over priced and service poor!
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  • Great
    Priscilla
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Superb food /service/ place. Had a great time and will return. I had the duck and it was delicious! Wine was okay too!
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodlover
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    The food and ambience of the restaurant was very good. However, they took too long to bring the food and we had too wait a lot in between the appetizer and the main dish.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Treat
    golightly
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    Such a lovely way to spend my birthday. Super cool decor, delicious food and a great Opentable offer!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Good atmosphere, slow service
    L1234
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    On a Saturday night the restaurant and bar had a great buzzy atmosphere, but the service was slow and we had to chase up drinks, dinner etc. The starters were very average (we had 3 different ones between 4 of us) but the main courses were delicious
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed evening
    Carnie
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    Great atmosphere , great service , will return soon I hope , food excellent too .
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Lovely atmosphere and great food
    timothea
    Dined on 15/9/2014
    Definitely loved the decor and surroundings... Food is great, service as well. Would be a bit pricey if not having the 2 course £20 offer. Still though, a good place to "spoil" yourself or your loved ones once a while (even without the offer).
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Enjoyable
    JaneS
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I was a little worried after previous reviews, but we had a lovely time. The waiter that looked after us was attentive but not intrusive, I had asked that a bottle of champagne was waiting for our arrival (and it was, although they sat us on a different table to start with - but our waiter soon noticed and put it right). We did not wait long for our food and the food we had was good. The place definitely got busier as the evening wore on, we enjoyed our experience at this restaurant/bar.
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  • Pleasantly surprised
    chill
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We didn't go for the deal as the choose was very limited. The service was very good and when I asked for a piece of steak to be wrapped up to take to the dog the waiter gave us an extra big piece. Thanks very much, will go back as the staff are very good
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    group bookings, Sunday lunch
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  • Amazing Ambiance
    Jiffy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The inside is so beautiful and so romantic for a date or special night out. The service is beyond amazing and the non alcoholic cocktails are so delicious.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Fails.. perfect
    moo73
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Went for a after work dinner with my partner, and had the OpenTable set menu for £20.00. what a great deal, the starters were huge and the main course was perfect.. although I could not finish mine ... completely stuffed... definitely recommend. The staff were friendly and very helpful.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Andy
    Andy
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    BBB was a very exciting restaurant with a nice ambience, very friendly waiters and delicious food. With the two-course meal deal for £20, it is very good value too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5* venue 4* food 2* service
    Clerkenwellbabe
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    I love the ambience of this venue, the food is great, it's trendy & local. a party of 3 females. The table wasn't ready on arrival. We chilled out at the lower bar. The maitre'd escorted us to our table 20 mins later. He failed to communicate with the wait staff, we stood between several other tables while guest dined as our table wasn't ready when he escorted us over. We awkwardly stood among diners waiting to be seated for 5-7mins. Once seated, our served neglected us the entire evening. We had to request water, wine, side plates from other waiters when they attended the table behind us. We were charged for a dessert which we later discovered was for the bday girl. We were also charged 15% service charge for service which was inadequate.
    Special Features:
    group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    BellyUp
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Food was brilliant as too was the customer service, would definitely go again!
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great venue
    AS1234
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Really enjoyed the setting and food was pretty good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • A fun evening with friends
    sshappy
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Very good service, a nice atmosphere and great burgers!
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    group bookings
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  • Average
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    Atmosphere was quite nice and the waiters friendly, but the food was disappointing (especially the squid starter).
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    group bookings
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  • Very nice!!!
    Gossips
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    really nice place with lovely staff !! we were a tad late but the guy who greeted us said not to worry and encouraged us to have a drink first. really nice place and good for a catchup with friends :)
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  • Horrible Service
    LivC
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The staff were very scattered and not attentive, the food came out at different times, we had to ask several times for our wine and when it was coming to the table. y partners steak was very small and had to be sent back, and they came back saying " the chef does not agree, but we'll get you an other one anyway". That is not the way to treat customers. Would never return here or recommend to a friend.
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  • Good fun
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The service was excellent, food was good and we had a great time but the rest of the customers seem to have all come to london on a bus from the outskirts.
    Special Features:
    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointing
    LondonTraveler
    Dined on 16/7/2014
    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.
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  • Interesting and good food
    Andy
    Dined on 16/7/2014
    Great food and good service. Will be going back for sure and would recommend it as an interesting place to visit.
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Lunchtimer
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    The food was not amazing and the place lacked ambience
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    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shockingly bad
    disappointeddiner
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    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.
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  • Nice ambience & cocktails
    Mdee
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    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.
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    good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little serious
    Rhomba
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
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  • Fantastic 👌
    Tori
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Amazing food, amazing atmosphere, amazing place. Staff are so helpful and friendly. Can't wait to go back.
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Very nice but
    Lovebutlimited
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    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.
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    group bookings, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow
    Tomeatsout
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    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
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    special occasions
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  • lively place, food ok
    Xlent1
    Dined on 19/6/2014
    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.
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friends 30th Birthday celebrations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    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.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok food
    Audibabe
    Dined on 13/6/2014
    The food is not nice. Service was good but disappointed with the food standards.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Fabulous!
    KRW123
    Dined on 12/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for 4 with friends
    RobAndFriends
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    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.
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    romance
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  • Great cocktails
    Loveeatingout
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    westj
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2dine
    Dined on 27/5/2014
    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
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Good Night out
    sbe2
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    Nice venue. Attentive staff. Food lovely. Just a tad expensive but not over the top.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Identity crisis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 15/5/2014
    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.
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