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Babylon, an expansive Middle Eastern restaurant and bar is opening on the CBD Westfield rooftop

Eat / March 13, 2019

Get ready Sydney. Mantle Group expand their hospitality reach with Babylon.

Mantle Hospitality Group were quick to make themselves known, opening the exceedingly popular The Squire’s Landing in mid 2018. Not failing to do things by halves, they have now announced the opening of not one but two brand new venues – and they are set to be gigantic.

Acquiring the 2000 square metre Westfield Sydney Level 7 rooftop, you can expect two unique, equally impressive offerings. Adding some Middle Eastern charm to Sydney’s CBD is Babylon, an epic 1200 square metre restaurant and bar, set to open mid-April.

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Occupying more than half the rooftop, the 216-seater venue includes two large bars, a wood-fired kitchen, indoor and outdoor seating, a large outdoor terrace, plus multiple private and semi-private dining spaces. Fronting the kitchen is Head Chef Arman Uz (Jaaks Dining, Flanagans Dining Room, Efendy), who brings with him a menu inspired by the flavourful Levantine cuisine of the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean.

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An impressive 3-metre long Mangal (Turkish grill) will sit alongside two rotisseries, giving many of the dishes at Babylon their signature wood and charcoal smoked flavour. Salivate over the likes of Ali Nazki (Adana style kebab) with eggplant, yoghurt and burnt butter; Hunkar Begendi with 72hr slow-cooked wagyu trip-tip, smoked eggplant puree and mushroom and more.

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As for the drinks list, Bar Manager David Nutting (Restaurant Hubert, Eau de Vie, Miss Peaches, Gowings Bar and Grill) has crafted a range of signature cocktails with Middle Eastern influence. Alongside these tantalising concoctions, you’ll find a 200+ whisky offering plus a wine menu that includes a hand-picked selection of almost 300 bottles of Old World and New World wines.

Babylon, the second Sydney venue for Mantle Group Hospitality (MGH) and 15th venue in the group, will share the rooftop space with another venue from MGH, Duck & Rice, which will open late April. You can read all about Duck & Rice here.

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