Babylon, The Roof Gardens’ 7th floor restaurant is stepping out this winter with a new look, following a transformation by Real Studios. There is now a dramatic new interior reminiscent of the iconic fashion brand Biba, which occupied the building back in the 1970’s.
Upon reaching the 7th floor, diners will be greeted by a luxurious new reception area complete with an antique-styled reception desk, beautiful gilt-framed mirror and a large black and white photograph of Biba founder, Barbara Hulanicki, standing in the Roof Gardens surrounded by her beloved pink flamingos (ancestors of current residents Bill and Ben). The area will be further dramatised by a stunning ‘Balance’ chandelier, designed by cutting edge lighting designers ‘Windfall’, adorned with Swarovski crystals.
Moving into the bar and lounge area, for that essential pre-dinner drink, patrons can enjoy sitting on a mixture of antique styled-furniture and sleek modern stools. The cocktails are served from the new walnut framed bar, with its glass front and champagne-coloured voile lamination. After the refurbishment, regulars to Babylon may wonder where the signature fish tanks from the lounge have gone. These have been relocated to the men’s and ladies bathroom, where they will act as a dramatic view-through partition- evocative of Baz Luhrmann’s iconic Romeo & Juliet. What the fish think of it is debatable.
Babylon’s galley-style restaurant, which has always stood out for its food, will now also stand out for its luxurious new black and white flock wallpaper. The new wallpaper will provide a striking contrast to the new glorious array of greens embellishing the chairs.
Located at the end of the restaurant with its own private, west facing terrace is Babylon’s private dining room. Seating up to 12; the private dining room is perfect for intimate dinners with family, friends or colleagues and boasts one of the best views in Europe – spanning across London’s rooftops. Also enjoying a transformation, the private dining room has been refurbished with a cream version of the same flock wallpaper used in the restaurant and is softly lit by chandeliers.