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Scoff & Banter Kensington

#829 of 17,533 Restaurants in London
#897 of 18,458 Places to Eat in London
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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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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Located in fashionable South Kensington, perfect for the great museums...
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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  • 70
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Currently my favourite restaurant in London

I've been to this place twice now, and on both occasions I was impressed by the excellent service. Yesterday I had booked for two and turned up with eight (because I am a horrible person), and our charming waitress Daniela still managed to find us a table. S & B offers traditional British cooking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Koenraad C
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Being a vegan, I thought it would be best to see if Scoff & Banter would be able to cater for me before making the booking. They were extremely friendly and helpful on the phone. I was put through, to who I thought was the chef and he assured me that they would be able to whip something up which... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I've been to this place twice now, and on both occasions I was impressed by the excellent service. Yesterday I had booked for two and turned up with eight (because I am a horrible person), and our charming waitress Daniela still managed to find us a table. S & B offers traditional British cooking cooked perfectly and served elegantly. The... More 

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Darren L, Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Koenraad, Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review and I am delight that Scoff and Banter Kensington is currently your favourite Restaurant in London. thank you for the kind words about the service and the food I and also a fan of the steak and ale pie its one of the best I have... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We walked to the Victoria and Albert Museum from our hotel and happened upon the Scoff and Banter. My partner and myself chuckled at the name, looked at the menu and decided we wanted to dine there that evening, so we went in and made a reservation. They were not too busy when we got there at 7 pm and... More 

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Darren L, Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Maria, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of Scoff and Banter Kensington. I am delighted that you enjoyed the food but am a but disappointed that the food took so long. I would like to apologise for this but thank you for the feedback. please try us again as I Know we can do better... More 

Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Gourmet continental cuisine! Great service! Wide choice of beverage! Desserts to die for!!! Specially catered to my daughter 's vegetarian meal! Looking forward to my next visit! 👍 Thank You!

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Darren L, Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Apader, I really appreciate the kind review and truly I am delight that you and your daughter enjoyed your meal with us. The vegetarian option of the Barber Vintage Cheddar is one of my favourites on the menu and I am so happy that your daughter really enjoyed it. Come back soon as we will be delighted to see... More 

treviso
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The service was a little slow but I was pleased by my meal when it arrived. The bar made a great spritz!

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Darren L, Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Katiie, Thank you for the kind words and I am delighted that you enjoyed your meal and also your spritz. My apologies if the service was a little slow. Hope to see you again soon Regards and Best wishes Darren Lanigan Bar and ~Restaurant Manager More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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89 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This was my second visit to this restaurant, and i came back, because first time was very good. But now....... oh dear. The decor has been remodelled, and where it before was a cozy and relaxed place, it is now crowded, because tables are very close together, both chairs and tables are uncomfortable and rickety. It feels a bit like... More 

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Darren L, Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Fatima, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am truly sorry that you did not enjoy your evening with us and I was extremely unhappy when I read your review of your recent experience at Scoff & Banter Kensington. I would like to take this opportunity to apologies for the experience. But thank you for... More 

4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We ate dinner here one night on the strength of Yelp reviews, and were not disappointed. The food was very good, and service was attentive, though leisurely (which was OK). The chairs were not very comfortable, but that was the only (minor) complaint. Overall, a very enjoyable evening.

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Darren L, Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Tom, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted the you enjoy your evening with us. Sorry about the chair i am sure we could of found something more comfortable for you. Maybe next time Hope to see you again Regards and best wishes Darren Lanigan Bar and restaurant Manager More 

Worcestershire
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had an excellent meal to celebrate our daughters birthday. A lovely touch was the staff singing happy birthday and bringing a cake ! The food was very nice and reasonably priced and the service was really freindly and this made for a great night

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Darren L, Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the kind word and i am truly delighted that we could make you Daughters Birthday a little bit more special. I will pass you comments on to the team and we hope the next time you come back to London you pay us a visit. Regards and best wishes Darren Lanigan Bar and restaurant Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner this weekend at the Scoff and Banter restaurant in Kensington. Daniela greeted us with a very friendly smile and the service of Pepe and Gemma was excellent and very caring!! The food (pork belly and asparagus for starters, sea bream and the steak for mains) was absolutely fantastic - a big thank you to the... More 

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Darren L, Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review. I am delighted that you and your guest enjoyed you meal. I will pass on your comments To Pepe Gemma, Daniela Ellie and Pierre they will be delighted with the mention. Regards and best wishes Darren Lanigan Restaurant and Bar Manager More 

Miami, Florida
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Scoff and Banter is an excellent choice for lunch, dinner or breakfast. The chefs modern interpretation of traditional English dishes are pleasing to the palette and wallet. The casual style dining room invites one to linger and enjoy the food while looking out on busy Cromwell Road. I dined here 3 times in a week and samples a variety of... More 

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Darren L, Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for the fabulous review I am so happy that you enjoyed it so much that you came here three times in a week that's impressive. I will pass on your comments to all the team. I hope next time your in London you come see us again Regards and best wishes Darren Lanigan Restaurant And Bar... More 

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Additional Information about Scoff & Banter Kensington

Address: 69-86 Cromwell Road, Kensington & Chelsea | 68-86 Cromwell Road, Kensington & Chelsea, London SW7 5BT, England (Formerly 68 - 86 Bar & Restaurant, South Kensington)
Phone Number: +44 20 7589 2424
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
Average Prices: USD 31 - 39
Cuisine: European, British

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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
  • Neighborhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7589 2424

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 39
  • Cuisine: European, British

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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