Babylon RESTAURANT

4.4
465 reviews
$41 to $100
Middle Eastern
Located on a green entrenched rooftop in Sydney is Babylon Rooftop, a sprawling restaurant and bar reminiscent of the ancient region of Levant.

Babylon has been built upon the greatest expression of Middle Eastern hospitality, food. Our kitchen boasts authentic team of chefs who have created a menu rich with dishes inspired by childhood memories growing up in Turkey and traditional Levantine food.

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 also bookable on OpenTable!

Experiences

  • Chefs Selection Meze and Free Flowing Mimosas

    A$55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    This offer is available every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30am only. Please note, we do not offer any other seating options during this time. Inclusions are 1.5 hours of our Chef’s selection of meze and free flowing Mimosas. All guests must dine on the meze & Mimosa offer stated above during these times. Please list all dietaries when booking as they will not be catered for if 48 hours’ notice, or more has not been provided. Please note substitutions for Mimosa’s will not be accepted.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 465 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.2
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4.4
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
17 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service, nice ambiance

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EmilyH
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We dined at Babylon restaurant for my partners birthday. We were only in Sydney for one night and had seen good reviews online. The food was good but the service was awful. The waitresses had no personality and struggled to communicate with us. We tried to order more drinks during our meal and were informed the bar was closed and we were not able to buy anymore. My partner and friend then went around to the bar on the other side which was still open and order drinks from there however the staff never made a suggest to do this. We also order dessert with our mains which then didn’t come out. For the price we paid, the overall experience was awful and none of us would return.

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IJ1312
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, they were smaller portions but we ordered enough to share everything! All the flavours went so well together and you could taste the high quality in the food. The restaurant itself is beautiful, very classy decor and furniture, helps make a special occasion even more special. My family and I loved it so much, we can't wait to come back!!

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Skennedy
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food for groups as share style and decent sized portions. Recommend choosing dishes from the menu to share over the 'taste' set sharing menu.

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic overall experience
Excellent food
Will definitely recommend to friends

MP
MavisP
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere! I would go back in a heartbeat.

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HoneyVan
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the experience! Excellent on service, food, ambience and interior

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SabK
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service will definitely be back :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A solid lunch experience, decent service and the food was great

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Ambit
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything at Babylon, the service, the spaces, and the food! Everything was perfect! Thank you Babylon for such a great dining experience! We are coming back soon!

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StaceyO
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely delicious middle eastern food, I ordered full vegan dishes too and they were super accommodating!

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Marykkk
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, staff are very friendly and nice

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, service was wonderful and we’ll be back!!! Loved it!

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ZLB1
Denver
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was generously portioned, delicious and perfectly prepared. The staff were friendly and hospitable. It was exceptionally busy and a tad noisy (but not unexpected for a Friday night). The layout of the restaurant is thoughtful in mitigating noise and conveys intimacy and warmth. I went with my husband but this place is perfect for anyone who loves good company and food. What we ate was great (and I'd do it all again) but if you can't decide on what to have or want it all, take at least 3 friends to try the sample menu to get the most out of what is on offer.

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JACQ
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic meal and time at Babylon. Have to recommend you go with the per person banquet to get the best experience and mix of flavours/dishes. Having the option to move to the outdoor bar/terrace is great after dinner. Great vibe and environment.
Can't wait to be back again. All my guests were impressed too.

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RobA
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good venue,
My one of my go to if you need to impress

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DimitriAmvrazis
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service, great food and a great ambience.

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RayeJ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, the ambience, the cocktails and our service. Our waitperson was knowledgeable and very attentive. Will be back for the rooftop next time!

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LauraA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was delicious and loved the styling and ambience but service really let it down on this occasion. Had to wait 40 mins for our drinks by which time the food had come out.

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TonyF
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious especially the lamb shoulder but the service was slow

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AmberR
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely experience for my friends birthday. Fantastic food and atmosphere. Would highly recommend

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NadiC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Terrible service, waited 40 mins for our glass of wine, had already got to mains before drinks delivered to table. Stood waiting 10 mins to even be seated at the front, food was delicious though which was the redeeming quality!
It was a Saturday night so the bar section was super loud, can’t really talk in the restaurant due to the loud bar section. Nice decor.

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natp
Canberra
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Terrible drink menu....overpriced food and food was overdone....didn't taste like Mediterranean food

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EmmaG
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very loud and busy, however the food and service was outstanding as usual.

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Judithc
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience1

On arrival we were asked to wait
The front desk employee asked me to spell my name 3 times before confirming the booking
We waited 20 minutes after booked time to be seated
The noise was awful and distancing between tables minimal
We asked to be moved to a quieter table but were told no
We asked to sit outside but were told these were for the bar despite all being empty
Also that we would have a different menu if seated there
We then asked a waitress if we could move as it was impossible to hold any conversation in the noise
She kindly asked her manager
He quickly found us a table in the quieter area of the restaurant where tables were leas close together
Why the front desk female could not do this is a mystery she was very abrupt and had no interest in helping

We really enjoyed our evening and the food was fantastic as was the service
Once seated

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RubyN
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything Was fantastic food was amazing the set up and service was awesome

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Kate
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely interior, spacious, food was amazing/absolutely the best Mediterranean dishes. Thoroughly enjoyed this experience

Babylon RESTAURANT
Responded on 2 March 2021

Hi Kate, Thanks for the great feedback, will pass onto the team. Management

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Sydneysider
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff were amazing! The private room we were give was beautiful and my friend was soo surprised and happy! Thank you so much!

Babylon RESTAURANT
Responded on 2 March 2021

Hello Sydneysider, Thank you for the feedback. The private rooms are great and can be a lot of fun. Hope to see you again soon. Management

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EddieD
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place with good foods - Recommend if you have never been therebefore

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Jans
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be back, easy parking. Very quiet when we went. Would consider this place for an engagement dinner

Babylon RESTAURANT
Responded on 24 February 2021

Hi Jans, Thanks for the comments. It is easy to park with a ride in the lift to get straight to us as well. Let us know when your ready to propose. Management.

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PhillipC
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beef short rib was so soft and haloumi was beautiful. Will definitely be back.

Babylon RESTAURANT
Responded on 23 February 2021

Hi PhillipC, Thank you for the comments, the short rib is a great dish to share amongst your table. Will pass the message to the chef. Hope to see you again soon. Management

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Vixen
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully plated and tasty meals. Attentive waitstaff, cosy ambiance.

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OlaM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice cocktails, lovely staff and nice vibe afterwork.

Babylon RESTAURANT
Responded on 23 February 2021

Hello OlaM, Thank you for the nice comments. Hope to see you again afterwork sometime! Management

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KellyJ
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch. Very attentive and friendly waitstaff like you don’t see much anymore- even offered to move us to another quieter table after seeing us hemmed in by a louder group adjacent. Food very good, with a great menu to choose from. Could not fault. Highly recommend!

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JulietjF
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great place to dine, I was in the restaurant part and it was a great ambience and the food and service was lovely.
I would definitely go back.

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Valerie
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have dined at the Babylon many times and have always found the food to be consistently good.

Babylon RESTAURANT
Responded on 19 February 2021

Hello Valerie, Thank you for the review. Let us know when your in next! Management

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AsiniJ
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with lots of variety.

Babylon RESTAURANT
Responded on 17 February 2021

Hello AsiniJ, Thank you for the comments. Management

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Keith
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

really good exotic food and excellent helpful service.

Babylon RESTAURANT
Responded on 17 February 2021

Thanks for the write up Keith. Hope to see you again at Babylon.

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DanielG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Was a nice ambiance but slow service and not much food. Table of 4 left hungry and went to eat after the brunch

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SintiaN
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best food, and cocktails and live music band
Definitely we recommend to friends and families
And will come again very soon

Babylon RESTAURANT
Responded on 17 February 2021

Hello SintiaN, Thank you for the comments. Hope to see you again. Management.

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FAQs

Babylon RESTAURANT is rated 4.4 stars by 465 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 bookings at the moment.