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Scoff & Banter Bloomsbury

Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth | 97 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LB, England
+44 20 7666 2068
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth | 97 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LB, England
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1 - 10 of 268 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the breakfast here. Some remarkable options included the blended juices and coconut water, mashed avocado, made to order omelettes and great fresh coffee.... A very relaxing venue with a professional, attentive and friendly team. Many thanks

Thank OhappydaysLeeds
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really enjoyed the food and environment of the restaurant, excellent staff with good service, recommend it.More

3  Thank Patricia P
Sunil V, Manager at Scoff & Banter Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Patricia P, Thank you for your review. I am so thrilled and delighted to read your review. I am happy you found our staff excellent , I am sure they will be happy and over the moon when they read this. I will look...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service is the BIG problem here. Despite having reservations, and the restaurant being nearly empty, they still sent us table to table before deciding where we could sit! It gets worse! One person took our drink orders, and then disappeared. Never did see her again....More

Thank PhilViking
Sunil V, Manager at Scoff & Banter Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Philviking, Thanks for passing on your feedback about your recent visit to us. I have to admit I am embarrassed to read how it went for you and rest assured I will be working with the team to avoid it happening again. I would...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The manager Domnic was extremely attentive to the fact that I was single and traveling. I had my favorites for dinner and drinks and he always remembered. He was friendly,courtesy and professional. If I had a restaurant I would definitely want him working for me...More

Thank Deborah B
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Dear Deborah B, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for all of your positive comments regarding the evening meal . We really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and I will ensure I feed it back to the whole...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

TBH it was raining so we went two Scoff & Banter. The atmosphere is absolutely classic and calming. I wanted to try a cocktail as I noticed many people have different kind of cocktails. The bartender Maria asked me about what i prefer and she...More

Thank Shaker A
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Dear Shaker A, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for all of your positive comments regarding the evening meal . We really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and I will ensure I feed it back to the whole...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great staff and good food, I was on a course for work, it was a nice place to come back to, although my single room was small, there was all I needed, small fridge, shower, tea/coffee facilitiesMore

Thank Jo S
Management response:Responded 9 September 2017

Dear Jo S, Thank you for your review. I am so thrilled and delighted to read your review. I am happy that you found our staff excellent , I am sure staff will be happy and over the moon when they read this. I will...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017

We were staying at the hotel and had breakfast included with our room. There was a large buffet with a nice variety. They also make omelettes. I found the service to be great. We went one night for drinks and desert. The have some inventive...More

Thank Watrbaby
Management response:Responded 9 September 2017

Dear Watrbaby, Thank you so much for your very positive review , and for your really nice comments about the breakfast . We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us , and hope to see you again soon . Kind Regards Sunil Verma Scoff...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely evening with fabulous service, especially from Rafael who was excellent! The steak was melt in the mouth, and the gammon had incredible flavours. The strawberry and rhubarb cocktail was to die for 😍 would also recommend the peach smash. Apple crumble was...More

Thank hollyhem00
Management response:Responded 9 September 2017

Dear hollyhem00, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for all of your positive comments regarding the evening meal . We really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and I will ensure I feed it back to the whole team...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

A treat of afternoon before we left the hotel, good staff and tea was very good A good choice and good value for moneyMore

Thank gl0ucesteradvisor
Management response:Responded 9 September 2017

Dear gl0ucesteradvisor. Thank you for your review. I am so thrilled and delighted to read your review. I am happy you found our staff excellent , I am sure they will be happy and over the moon when they read this. I will look forward...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

A belated birthday dinner with my fabulous mother so of course everything was organised beautifully. Eating in a hotel can sometimes lack atmosphere but the Radisson Blue housing Scoff & Banter is nicely laid out. Excellent service, particularly from Rafael who ensured that we had...More

Thank CGCOne
Management response:Responded 9 September 2017

Dear CGCOne, Thank you for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed both the food and service. We are ever so proud of Rafael and are thrilled you have mentioned him . We cannot wait for you to return to us and we will...More

Nearby
Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth | 97 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LB, England (Formerly Scoff & Banter, Bloomsbury)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7666 2068
  • E-mail
Description
In the heart of literary Bloomsbury and close to the British Museum, Scoff & Banter combines a smart sports bar showing all the live action from the Premiership, and a great restaurant serving innovative modern British food, or simply dishes from the Grill. The interior features cool marble floors and comfortable leather chairs. On the walls specially commissioned artwork gives a modern interpretation of the Dutch masters. In the bar the bites and shares menu offers a selection of spicy Far East influenced dishes. It is also a wonderful place to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea. Scoff & Banter Bloomsbury is very popular for pre-theatre dining, being a minute away from the Dominion Theatre on Tottenham Court Road, and just north of London's Theatreland.
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