Babylon RESTAURANT

4.2
377 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!

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
  • 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 special offers

Select a special offer 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 17:30-22:00

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 10:30-10:45, Sat 10:30-10:45

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 377 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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4.0
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vinnie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Food was not cooked very well was very dry and the fish smelled like I was at the fish market definitely was not eatable

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Mimi
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was very bland barely any flavour and there wasn't many options to choose from

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food amazing, especially appreciative of the AC during a hot day.

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jennaj
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic service. Great atmosphere and music

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Maddie
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

The maître d for the restaurant was so awful one of my friends was brought to tears at the table

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RikaS
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

While the food was absolutely amazing and came out in a timely manner, the service otherwise especially for clearing the table and serving drinks was very poor.

We ordered drinks first thing (bottle of prosecco, 2 beers, 1 lemon lime bitter). We were onto our 2nd round of food from the tasting menu when the prosecco and beer arrived. We had to wait another 10 minutes so we could cheers when the LLB arrived.

Throughout the lunch, often new dishes would be placed on the table without clearing away empty plates. We didn't get offered fresh plates for our main. One side dish arrived after we already finished the mains.

Further when we finished, we ordered coffee and montenegros to have with dessert. We got our dessert and finished our dessert before waiter came back 15 min later to ask how we would like the montenegros. It was then another 15 for them to come back and advise they didn't have them (which is fine, but why did this take 30 mins in which we could have ordered something else?) We then scrapped this order and asked about our coffees. Which finally came out 30 minutes after ordering and well after dessert.

It was my first business lunch since covid started for which I had to get Vice President approval from my company. I was looking forward to impress and spoil my company for a nice EOY celebratory lunch. I would not be recommending this for any professional occasion based on the poor service even though the food was incredible. You lost out on a lot of revenue from us not being able to get drinks either.

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Natalie
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks menu. Staff were lovely. Unsure how to differentiate booking balcony over restaurant but menu in the restaurant is best.

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KaceyB
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
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 on 21 November 2020
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 on 20 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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

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AmyT
1 review
Dined on 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual, good service and well priced!

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

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

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ElariaS
1 review
Dined on 13 November 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 15 November 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 13 November 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 13 November 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 10 November 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 15 November 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 7 November 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 7 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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AlanaF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Noelle
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 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 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ElizaaL
1 review
Dined on 31 October 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
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was amazing & so was the ambiance! Service could’ve been better, but understandable it was a busy Saturday night.

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JESSICAB
1 review
Dined on 31 October 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 30 October 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 28 October 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 25 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 20 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PetraB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

Babylon RESTAURANT
Responded on 17 October 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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Babylon RESTAURANT is rated 4.2 stars by 377 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.