Beach Babylon

A retro-inspired beachside café and restaurant, serving fresh New Zealand cuisine. Dine inside or outside overlooking Oriental Bay.

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Events - August 1 - 31

Folk and Food Festival

A celebration of folk and protest music, local food, drink and moments from history that opened our eyes to important environmental and social issues. Inspired by the ultimate state of flux, climate change; their special menu focuses on low-waste, roots to shoots, low carbon food and drink, made from local and sustainably sourced ingredients. Enjoy all this with live folk and protest music performances by local musicians Thursday to Sunday nights. Babylon will be dressed the part to evoke imagery from watershed moments such as: Woodstock 1969, Earth Day 1970, the founding of Greenpeace 1971 and the Nambassa Festivals of 1976-1981. Peace out!

  • DFDairy Free_possible
  • GFGluten Free_possible
  • NFNut Free_possible
  • VVVegan_possible
  • VVegetarian_possible

Dates:

Various times

Aug 01, 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Aug 02, 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Aug 03, 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Aug 04, 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Aug 05, 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Aug 06, 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Aug 07, 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Aug 08, 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Aug 09, 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Aug 10, 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Aug 11, 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Aug 12, 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Aug 13, 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Aug 14, 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Price: Free entry, pay on consumption

Event enquiries: info@beachbabylon.co.nz

Less Than Zero: A Zero Waste Dining Experience

Did you know that food waste going to landfill is a significant contributor to New Zealand's carbon emissions?

Beach Babylon, in collaboration with Kaibosh, invite you to a three-course zero waste dining experience. You'll feast on a menu created from 100% rescued food from great Wellington producers and suppliers such as Capital Produce, Pandoro, Zany Zeus, Carello Gelato, Bongusto and Island Bay Butchery, to name a few. The menu champions the ten most wasted food items in New Zealand, inspired by the roots to shoot and nose to tail food movements the menu will be matched with low pour, clean skin and labelled damaged beverages from Matahiwi Estate and Parrotdog. You’ll learn about the big issue of food waste and how you can minimise it from a Kaibosh expert, and enjoy some great food and drink along the way. Ten percent of ticket proceeds will be donated to Kaibosh Food Rescue.

  • DFDairy Free_possible
  • GFGluten Free_possible
  • NFNut Free_possible
  • VVegetarian_possible

Dates:

Various times

Aug 03, 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Aug 10, 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Price: $85

Event enquiries: info@beachbabylon.co.nz

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Dine - August 1 - 14

Seed to Skin

Wellington's hospitality scene is making great strides to reduce food waste and Beach Babylon supports these endeavours. This dish is inspired by Wellington City Council's Te Atakura - First to Zero campaign, working towards zero net carbon emissions by 2050.

Designed with low carbon emissions and low food waste principles in mind, and utilising local produce, all parts of Wellington-grown pumpkin are used, from the seeds to flesh and skin. For every Festival Dish sold,$1 will be donated to offset emissions through Te Rahi O Tane -Trees That Count; planting native trees to help the future generations.

Dish Description: Pumpkin and dairy-free Bongusto mascarpone ravioli, with caramelised pumpkin, housegrown sage and garlic vegan butter sauce, toasted pumpkin seeds, dehydrated pumpkin skin, foraged nasturtium, and dairy-free parmesan Pandoro pangrattato

  • DFDairy Free
  • NFNut Free_possible
  • VVVegan
  • VVegetarian

Price: $29

Availability: Dinner

*Booking required

Regional Beverages

Wine:
Matahiwi ME, Pinot Gris: $11
Matahiwi, Holly Pinot Noir: $14

Beer:
ParrotDog, Birdeye's Hazy IPA: $12

Non-Alcoholic:
Hardieboys, Lime: $6.5
Hardieboys, Original Ginger Beer: $6.5

Fixed Menu

Courses Outline:
Smoked Ōtaki beetroot tartare with beetroot top pesto, dairy-free horseradish-herb cream, beetroot leaf chips, mixed seed clusters, garden herbs (vegan, gluten-free)
OR
Steamed green-lipped mussels with a whey, garlic and Martinborough biodynamic white wine broth, leek hay with crusty Pandoro bread (gluten-free on request)
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Festival Dish: Pumpkin and dairy-free Bongusto mascarpone raviolini, with caramelised pumpkin, housegrown sage and garlic vegan butter sauce, toasted pumpkin seeds, dehydrated pumpkin skin, foraged nasturtium, and dairy-free parmesan Pandoro pangrattato
OR
Braised wild venison with, puff pastry disc, parsnip purée, sprouted broccoli, wild blackberry jus and parsnip crisps (gluten-free on request, nut-free)
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Yesterday's Pandoro croissant and butter pudding with golden raisins, poached pear, dulce de leche, pear wafer and Carrello vanilla bean gelato
OR
Lemon curd tart with poached rhubarb, rhubarb purée, aquafaba meringue, Carello rhubarb gelato, shortbread crumb and candied lemon zest (Vegan, gluten-free)

  • DFDairy Free
  • GFGluten Free
  • GFGluten Free_possible
  • NFNut Free_possible
  • VVVegan
  • VVegetarian

Price for two courses: $44

Price for three courses: $55

Burger - August 12 - 31

Wholly Cow

Smashed Wagyu patty with pulled Wairarapa beef cheek, bone broth gravy, cheese curds, tobacco onions, lettuce, green aioli, beetroot ketchup, Garage Project Pickle Beer pickles in a bone marrow-buttered Brezelmania charcoal potato bun, with chunky beef fat fries

Vegan/Vegetarian alternative: Plan*t smashed custom 'wagyu beef' patty, pulled vegan 'beef', 'beef' gravy, housemade vegan cheese curds

  • DFDairy Free_possible
  • GFGluten Free_possible
  • NFNut Free
  • VVVegan_possible
  • VVegetarian_possible

Garage Project Beer Match: Chipper

Price: $25 / with Garage Project beer $36

Availability: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cocktail - August 1 - 31

Make Shrubs Not War

Vodka, housemade rhubarb-apple shrub, rhubarb, green apples, cinnamon bark, Wellington Mānuka Honey Company raw mānuka honey, and foraged Māori mint (mentha cunninghamii), topped with soda. Accompanied by smoked Ōtaki beetroot tartare, beetroot top pesto, dairy free horseradish-herb cream, beetroot leaf chips, mixed seed clusters and garden herbs

  • DFDairy Free
  • GFGluten Free
  • NFNut Free
  • VVVegan_possible
  • VVegetarian

Price: $28

Shrubs Not Drugs Non-alcoholic version

Housemade rhubarb-apple shrub, rhubarb, green apples, cinnamon bark, Wellington Mānuka Honey Company raw mānuka honey, and foraged Māori mint (mentha cunninghamii), topped with soda. Accompanied by smoked Ōtaki beetroot tartare, beetroot top pesto, dairy-free horseradish-herb cream, beetroot leaf chips, mixed seed clusters and garden herbs

  • DFDairy Free
  • GFGluten Free
  • NFNut Free
  • VVVegan_possible
  • VVegetarian
  • NANon-alcoholic

Price: $25