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Babble City

45 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HU +44 2077686241

((()* British
Main course: £8
Food spend: £18
Opening hours
Monday to Wednesday: 12:00 - 01:00
Thursday & Friday: 12:00 - 02:00

Food was good, though they had run out of a couple of things in the menu. The bar staff were wonderful, really helpful and friendly. Lovely atmosphere.

Alex Korablev 20 March 2016
from London

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Above the clamour of the city streets, Babble City is a sultry hangout serving contemporary cocktails and classic British cuisine. An elevated, lantern-strewn terrace littered with squashy cushions overlooks the humdrum of Liverpool Street below, while a stretching bar adds a party ambience to the glamorous hideaway.

In keeping with the theme of the menu, a best of British sharing platter of miniature meat pies, wholetail scampi, beer-battered cod, skinny chips and a dollop of pickled onion mayo leads the hefty portions of starters. Well-loved classics dominate the Babble City menu, and include a posh fish finger sandwich on griddled brioche, and rare roast Scotch beef sandwich served with creamed horseradish.

The boudoir-style dining room features chocolate leather banquettes and polished oak furnishing, illuminated by scattered candlelight and Moroccan-style lanterns. Sultry and subterranean, the Crimson Club boasts rich red booths, partitioned by velvet, roped curtains.

Just a 6-minute walk from Moorgate Tube Station, Babble City in London is a 5-minute walk to Finsbury Circus.

Babble City

45 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HU

Contact +44 2075884845
Reservations +44 2077686241

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Customer reviews for Babble City

3.5 ((()* (based on 6 reviews)
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  • lunch (3)
  • large parties (2)
  • business (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • value (1)
  • ((*** 7 June 2016 by Karl Poole from London

    Starter and burger were delicious chips unfortunately were lukewarm. It was also unusual to have a chilled bottt of red.

    From a safety point of view they should clean the tables properly and ensure the broken glass from the night before is removed.

    Service was good

  • ((((* 20 March 2016 by Alex Korablev from London

    Food was good, though they had run out of a couple of things in the menu. The bar staff were wonderful, really helpful and friendly. Lovely atmosphere.

  • ((*** 23 February 2016 by Michelle Willis from London

    Not very good to be honest. We made our choices and then were told that they weren't available because the restaurant had not taken a delivery yet. So we ordered burger and chips. When it came it was luke warm and when we asked for Ketchup for the chips the waiter told us that there was none because it was the weekend and they had run out. All in all not a good experience at all.

  • ((((* 20 February 2016 by Rebecca Voss from City of London

    big space, elegant/clubby atmosphere, quick city lunch - all 3 dishes delicious, better than expected from a bar, lunch only! easy online booking and 50% tastecard :)

  • ((((( 21 August 2015 by Karen Butcher from City of London

    Great atmosphere, prompt attention, good food.

  • ((((* 21 November 2014 by Michelle Bending from London

    We had a lovely lunch in babble City on the 19th November... The new menu is great, would really recommend it.

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