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Scoff & Banter Kensington

#1,240 of 17,932 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
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
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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Made the mistake of booking afternoon tea here to celebrate Mother's Day. The staff were unaware of the fact two of us were vegetarian and another gluten intolerant, even though we had pre warned them of our dietary requirements weeks in advance( like it requests on the website). They then went on to bring out all the afternoon teas apart... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wonderful dinner experience at this restaurant. Our entree was perfectly prepared to our requests and an excellent meal. The staff Alex, Clara,and the two other young men whose names we did not get were an excellent staff. Friendly, attentive and very efficient. Thank you for making our dinning experience simply wonderful. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank 154943Norm
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent presentation service ,the only down side is the print and size of the text on the menu are to small and to lighter print none of us could see it so take your glasses but food was fantastic .

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Thank zellaemail
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit back in January was exceptional, same goes for last weekend's dinner. Lovely food, friendly waitress, cocktails to die for, low lights and jazz tones. It seems to be getting busier and busier on the weekends, definitely won me as a fan!

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Thank Sandy1507
George T, General Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Sandy1507, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit at Scoff & Banter Kensington. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed the drinks, ambience, service and food. Our Team takes pride in delivering value for every customer, every time and I'm pleased to see that both your visits reflect these principles. We're very much looking... More 

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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here one night when we were staying at the hotel. There's a nice variety of traditional english food on the menu, and the space is decorated well enough, but the food and service were just okay. If you're staying at the hotel and want to have a night in, then by all means give it a shot, but... More 

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

Dear Kayleigh S, Thank you for choosing Scoff & Banter Kensington. I am pleased to read that you found the variety and ambience satisfactory, I am however disappointed to read that your experience was less than perfect due to quality of food and service. I hope for the opportunity to gain a better insight of your experience, and please feel... More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Varied but limited choice of evening meal starters and main courses but worth it in terms of efficiency, quality of flavour and service. I ate in on four nights instead of going out as I usually do in big cities. After the first night, when I could not decide, I went again to try different things and then again on... More 

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Thank IKR88
George T, General Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this review

Dear IKR88 , Thank you for choosing Scoff & Banter Kensington. I'm delighted to read of your positive dinner experience, in all four occasions, and in particular service efficiency and food quality. Our team takes great pride in delivering friendly, efficient service in a casual setting - I'm pleased to see that your experience mirrors the brand's ethos and core... More 

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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to eat here as we were stopping in the hotel and the weather was poor so didn't want to venture out. Would definitely not think twice about eating here again......reasonably priced....food very nice.....mini Yorkshire pudding or bread crumbed belly of pork were both delicious, as was the shepherds pie and chocolate bread and butter pudding......prices range from £6... More 

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

Dear claret_an_blue , Thank you for taking the time to review your last dining experience with us. I am delighted that you found our prices reasonable, all the dishes you tried exceptional, and it's great to read that you would return and recommend us to friends / family. Please be rest assured that our Team Members will be commended for... More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just went for the Banter! Very nice, comfortable place to sit and chat. I think we were there at a fairly quiet time, late Sunday afternoon / early evening. Service was excellent.

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Thank ScotsTraveller60
George T, General Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this review

Dear ScotsTraveller60 , Thank you for choosing us for a Sunday afternoon meal. I am pleased to read that you found the main Restaurant area comfortable and that the Service you received was excellent. The Team has gained visibility of your comments and we are very much looking forward to welcome you back again. Warmest regards, George Tsantirakis T 020... More 

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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you first walk in, the space is lovely. The bar and table areas were pleasant. However, our server was terrible. We asked for recommendations and the server was not only not helpful, she basically said she did not know. The soup we ordered was tasty and loved the presentation. Drinks were great. Entrees were tasty, however, the shepard's pie... More 

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Thank Z7092TDlindat
George T, General Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Z7092TDlindat, Thank you for choosing Scoff & Banter Kensington. I am pleased to read that you found the ambience, food and drinks satisfactory, I am however disappointed to read that your experience was spoiled by Service. Your comments have been constructively fed back to the Restaurant and Kitchen Teams to ensure there is no repeat. Please accept my apologies... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attending a meeting in the adjoining hotel, a top quality lunch was served at Scoff & Banter. I was blown away by the perfect buffet offering which included some awesome fresh salmon and amazing choice of cheeses. There was loads of choice of tasty dishes - so I made sure I filled up on each!

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

Dear travellingJonny, Thank you for this great review, I'm pleased to read that you found your recent Business Lunch exceptional. At Scoff & Banter we pride ourselves in sourcing, preparing and serving fresh, local produce. It's great to see this is recognised and appreciated. Our Team has gained visibility of your review - if I can be of assistance with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 31
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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