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Scoff & Banter Kensington

#1,212 of 17,833 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South Kensington
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69-86 Cromwell Road, Kensington & Chelsea | 68-86 Cromwell Road, Kensington & Chelsea, London SW7 5BT, England (Formerly 68 - 86 Bar & Restaurant, South Kensington)
+44 20 7589 2424
12:00 - 22:30
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here at 17:30 on a Saturday. 4 other tables in the restaurant at the time, so not busy. Waited 15 minutes for anyone to come to ask us if we had a reservation/ wanted a table Ordered drinks as we were seated that after 30 mins we asked where they were, as did the couple next to us, 10... More 

Thank Nick T
Oxford, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the hotel and had dinner and breakfast here. The place is very nice with it's high ceilings and huge windows, looking out onto Cromwell Road. Wooden floors and a mix of modern and Victorian décor makes a nice atmosphere. The food was nicely presented and very good. The staff were pleasant and very helpful. The restrooms were... More 

Thank Kozwotsit
George T, General Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Kozwotsit, I am delighted to read that your Breakfast and Dinner experience was excellent. I'm glad you liked our décor which, as correctly pointed, is a combination of Victorian architecture and post modern / vintage furniture. Our Team has gained visibility of your good words and I'm very much looking forward welcoming you back in the near future. Best... More 

Beccles, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Wonderful high ceilings and grand windows. The food was delicious, although wished we were not on diets so we could taste the afternoon tea sandwich, scones and cakes. (It looked so good). We will save for our next trip.

Thank hannadarwish87
George T, Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this review

Dear hannadarwish87, Thank you for taking the time to write and share your feedback following your recent visit. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed our food and I have already shared your comments with our Kitchen Team. We hope for the opportunity to welcome you back in the not so distant future. Warmest regards, George Tsantirakis Food &... More 

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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food with equilibrated taste. Restrooms are Clean and spacious. The staff is very kind. Price are good too

Thank Nicola T
George T, Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Nicola T, Thank you for your very complimentary comments following your recent visit. I am pleased to read your review of our food quality, cleanliness, and friendliness of the Team. We take great pride providing memorable dining experiences and such reviews reflect our service ethos. Thank you once again for taking the time to write a positive review, this... More 

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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They've changed the menus. I couldn't even get a sandwich today as the club has been removed. My wife and adult daughter had shepherd pie. My daughter left hers and went to KFC around the corner. My wife ate hers but she said the portion was small and only tasted ok. I had soggy fish and chips. One of the... More 

Thank BarryMcGovern
George T, General Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this review

Dear BarryMcGovern, Thank you for your review. I'm pleased to read that you found our Team friendly and breakfast quality better compared to previous visits. I am, however, sorry that you felt our new Menu was not to your standards. Part of our Menu changing process is guest feedback and preferences along with fresh produce availability but, having said that,... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table for 12 people for brunch. We got an email confirming our booking and 20 minutes before we were due there to say that they don't actually service breakfast / brunch at this time and they are closed from 11 till 12. We were then frantically having to cal around to try and find a table for... More 

Thank Lauren C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant, breakfast was included in our hotel stay. Cecilia made us feel as though we were the only ones in the place, even when the place was full! She was so pleasant and welcoming every day-made us feel right at home. It was our morning home away from home and made our trip that much better. I would stay... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This really is a lovely and comfortable space. Service was good. The tomato soup was quite delicious. Would go back for it often if I lived here. They have some nice craft cocktails as well.

Thank Kim C
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We happened to stumble upon Scoff and Banter when we were heading to the V&A. I'm so glad we did. Firstly, the decor is a delight, it's clean, classy and simplistic. The outside welcomes you in. Secondly, the service was exquisite. Spyros was looking after us as we were having lunch and he was so attentive and professional. Thank you.... More 

1 Thank Ellen M
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at Scoff and Banter in Kensington before a show at Royal Albert Hall. The food was good, service attentive and friendly. Will definitely find a reason to return as the whole experience was great! Tip: Try the shrimps starter, finger-licking good

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$31
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69-86 Cromwell Road, Kensington & Chelsea | 68-86 Cromwell Road, Kensington & Chelsea, London SW7 5BT, England (Formerly 68 - 86 Bar & Restaurant, South Kensington)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7589 2424
Located in fashionable South Kensington, perfect for the great museums, Chelsea, Knightsbridge and the Park, Scoff & Banter Kensington is set in the beautiful old Vanderbilt family mansion. Enjoy a cocktail at the specially commissioned contemporary glass bar, before heading into the light and airy restaurant with its wooden floors and unusual objects d'art. Seasonal menus showcase the finest regional British ingredients. Scoff & Banter Kensington is a great spot for afternoon tea. Sourcing fresh, seasonal produce, the signature dish at Scoff & Banter is a succulent, 28-day matured rib eye steak, served with grilled vine tomatoes, chips and peppercorn sauce.

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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