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Hoop & Toy

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Neighbourhood:
South Kensington
Bar, British, Pub
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34 Thurloe Place | South Kensington, London SW7 2HQ, England
442036036744
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Today
12:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here before and the good was great same as now, however the service is terrible. The bar attendant was not paying attention to what I was saying. We ordered a drink and one of them was wrong, they changed it, but it still unbelievable that an order of 3 pints can be done wrong. We went downstairs... More 

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Thank Damienkl2015
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to wait for over 40 mins to get some nachos. Complete rip off, frozen solid guacomole, non grilled grated cheese. All just straight from bag onto plate. Weirdly enough the sour cream taste like feta. Ridiculously small portion for 11 pounds.

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Thank Niko T
Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hoop & Toy is a fun, boisterous, traditional English pub. We recommend the chicken and mushroom pie, and also the classic fish and chips. The beer selection isn't great, but it isn't expensive, either.

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Thank CrowdedEarthKitchen
London
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in with my friends on Saturday evening. The place was busy and full of people but we manged to find a table and enjoy our evening. The staff there is very friendly and quick to serve. We liked this venue as it has nice atmosphere and reasonable price for the area.

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Thank Mellst
Enterprise, Alabama
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

First meal after arriving in London. Good beer and a really good burger. Our server, Constantine was friendly and attentive. The next morning, I realized that was I missing my credit card and assumed that I had misplaced it amongst myriad backpack, jacket or other traveling bags or pockets or had left it at the hotel desk upon check-in, but... More 

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Thank Mrhenrys
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Nothing special, staff pleasant but overworked. Food basic. Quite noisy, expensive, but had a nice atmosphere. Good pitstop for the Albert Hall, right next to Imperial College, little in the area for the students.

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Thank Tourboy33
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We know this chain of pubs and have eaten at a couple before, the Hoop & Toy in South Kensington was really busy when we arrived and was being run by two people, it dreadfully understaffed and not the cleanest establishment....but then again how could it with just two running the drinks and food and one doing the cooking. The... More 

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Thank Jan_Hertog
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Went to the Hoop and Toy after the Natural History museum, ordered the 'famous' platter, for 17 quid, and the bread and oils with olives and a camembert. The platter was awful,dry pies and that was a VERY generic meat burger in the sliders. The 'crispy' garlic ciabatta was rock hard and to be honest I'm not sure where the... More 

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Thank Katy C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We popped in here for a quick drink to get out of the rain - what an expensive stop! £5.45 for ONE pint of beer!!! we live in an area where the pubs charge £4 a pint which we think is fairly expensive.... but over a fiver - sorry you are taking the mickey

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Thank lumpieWestMidlands
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

First pub on our English holiday. Great welcome and sharp friendly service. Had house platter to share which reacquainted us to good pub grub

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Thank Rob B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 19
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Thurloe Place | South Kensington, London SW7 2HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: 442036036744
Description
English Pub

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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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