Babylon Gardens: Eagle Street’s Newest Riverfront Spot

Babylon Gardens, a two-level waterfront bar, has opened on Eagle Street. The new venue offers Middle Eastern and Eastern Mediterranean fare and cocktails on two tiers of outdoor terraces that pair perfectly with its indoor venue, Babylon Brisbane.

The 645-sqm Hogg and Lamb-designed outdoor space accommodates about 500 customers in a space where they can enjoy scrumptious eats whilst sipping a refreshing beverage amid a backdrop of greenery and stunning river views.

The venue features pale brick walls, white timber furniture, green marble table tops, leather banquettes and a 10-metre brass bar with the rest of the space dotted with trees and plants.

Babylon Garden’s two tiers of terraces perfectly complements Babylon Brisbane’s indoor setup where 120 people can enjoy a sitdown meal with a magnificent river view.

Babylon Gardens: Eagle Street's  Newest Riverfront Spot
Photo credit:  Facebook / Babylon Gardens

Babylon Gardens is perfect to unwind after a long day. Enjoy a sip of their signature cocktails whilst admiring the views and feeling the soothing breeze enveloping the space. Cocktail options include Seramis Throne which is an exquisite mix of Tanqueray Sevilla, Mastic Tears, apricot, lemon, falernum and orange blossom); Rosey Lokum with Vanilla vodka, Bombay Citron Presse, rose, lemon and egg white; and Devine Levanthyme, a refreshing concoction of Limoncello, lemon gin, thyme, sugar and egg white.

You may also try their Babylon Twist options: Raki Sour (Lion’s Milk) a mix of lemon, honey, egg white and finger fennel; Babylon Margarita with Ilegal Joven Mezcal, agave, chilli green capsicum, coriander root, lime and Aleppo salt; and Turkish Espresso Martini mix of Turkish coffee and cardamon infused Metaxa 7, chocolate liqueur, orgeat and cold brew.

To complement your drink are savoury snacks dished out by Babylon Brisbane’s Head Chef Ferdinand Sariin and Babylon Sydney’s Head Chef Robert Taylor. Options include Spicy chicken wings with baharat spice, harissa and labneh; Lamb Kofte with iskender sauce and herb yoghurt; and Kadinbudu -spiced beef with kashar cheese and rice balls, and muhammara.

Gozleme is an ideal street snack in Turkey. Options are potato, lamb or spinach and feta dishes
Gozleme is an ideal street snack in Turkey. Options are potato, lamb or spinach and feta dishes | Photo credit:  Facebook / Babylon Gardens

Meanwhile, Bread options include Lamb gozleme with garlic labneh, iskender sauce and parsley and Beef rump shawarma with pickled chilli, sumac onions, iskender sauce, haloumi, toum and tomato.

Babylon Gardens is located at 145 Eagle Street. You can find the entrance next to 167 Eagle Street Secure Car Park.

For more information and updates, check out their website here.

Published 7 March 2023