LONDON EATERIES – Enjoy a feast for your eyes and palette in a buzzing atmosphere at the renowned Beach Blanket Babylon
BBB, as it’s affectionately known, was established in 1990 and occupies a prominent old Georgian mansion in the heart of Notting Hill. The bar at Beach Blanket Babylon is renowned for its cocktails; the venue is ideal for an alfresco lunch or intimate dinner.
I remember the first time I stepped into this stunning establishment ten years ago, the opulent surroundings are truly a feast for your eyes and create fond memories. The décor is just as mesmerising as it was back then but what really stands out along with the culinary delights is the buzzing atmosphere. At a time when venues seem so quiet and sterile, BBB will make you think COVID doesn’t exist as even though you are social distanced, the electric atmosphere is buzzing throughout the venue that exudes warmth. Staff and clientele wear masks when walking through the building, plenty of hand sanitiser is available and tables are distanced ensuring you can safe.
The fresh and crispy Crab & avocado salad, frisee, radish, coriander oil adorned with and the delicate taste of the accompanying crab with dill. Not only is the food presentation delightful, the crab and seasoning creates a burst of flavour that melts into your mouth. As you enjoy the mouth-watering food, you can relax and enjoy your company as sensual jazz plays in the background giving BBB as speakeasy feel. The portions are sizeable. For my entree I plumped for the Smoked cod, crushed peas, bacon, gem lettuce with Dijon dressing. It was presented as a pretty tower of delicacy atop the delicious crushed peas, I asked for the dish without the bacon and my friendly waitress obliged.
Instead of a desert we ended our fabulous meal with one off BBB’s outstanding cocktails, with pineapple and tequila. A great way to end a tantalising evening.
Enjoy an evening of breathtaking décor, attentive service, delicious cocktails, a buzzing atmosphere and food perfection at Beach Blanket Babylon. BBB is always a magical experience and a fantastic place to go to get away from the madness of COVID. With such a welcome buzzing atmosphere, even being socially distanced you can feel like you are with people again! A great night out with the girls or for a romantic date. Perfect to celebrate or get together, take a trip to BBB and we promise you will be back for more!
Crab & avocado salad, frisee, radish, coriander oil £12.5
Smoked cod, crushed peas, bacon, gem lettuce, Dijon dressing £21
Address: 45 Ledbury Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 2AA