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|Address:||45 Ledbury Road, London W11 2AA|
|Tel:||020 3544 7171|
|Price: £47.00||Wine: £21.00||Champagne: £46.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-12M|
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I am still yet to understand how Beach Blanket Babylon justifies its prices, they are always £25 for most mains which to me is identical to what you pay in Michelin star restaurants and their food is very hit and miss and not very interesting. Years ago they did offer more eclectic modern European fare whereas now its shifted to boring English and a hamburger?! Scallops with asparagus and a citrus butter had zero taste and at £13, were the most embarrassingly minute, tasteless things Id ever encountered, what a rip off! The main course of monk fish was delicious but the spinach that came with it was frightfully salty. Overall, we all found our starters over-priced and boring. The main courses fared better but the chateaubriand was over-cooked, asked for medium and it was very close to well done. Their cocktails have alwasy been horribly over-priced, averaging about £12 but they are delicious so I would suggest that if you want to go and see the restaurant, just go for a couple of cocktails and head somewhere else for better food for your money. Oh, and what is this ridiculous thing of adding a cover charge of about £2 a head for bread and butter?! Im pretty sure that before you give people something that you are supposed to inform them beforehand that they will be charged. I would suggest that as punishment for this little trick since your waitstaff dont inform you that you remove the automatically added service charge.