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Hoop & Toy

) #10,335 of 18,119 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ , British,
34 Thurloe Place | South Kensington, London SW7 2HQ, England
+44 20 7589 8360
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible15%
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
34 Thurloe Place | South Kensington, London SW7 2HQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Handy pub for recovering after a visit to the museums in South Kensington. Can be busy as also attracts students from the large number of local colleges.

Thank BeethovenMozartBudgi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very attractive pub with indifferent waitstaff and slow kitchen. We waited 45 minutes for pub grub that was only mediocre. Convenience to museums is its main attraction. Go somewhere else.

Thank Gremolly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Hoop and Toy just for drinks - it was a lovely setting and the food menu looked good, but unfortunately the staff were not at all friendly or welcoming... we decided to move on somewhere else to eat!

Thank TierneyRobs
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Very expensive drinks, even for London. Bar staff who don't speak English. Food very overpriced and poor quality: almost £10 for a Philly cheese steak that was small, not well cooked and what little steak there was turned out mostly to be fat. I won't...More

Thank Rob K
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

I visited the Hoop and Toy on a Sunday afternoon with my sister. We were attending an event and had an area booked downstairs in the Cellar Bar. We ordered drinks and headed to the area. After a while we went back up to the...More

Thank BeCarmar
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Great place to rest sore feet after the V&A!! Service good although slow due to malfunction of catering equipment. Food good when it arrived and the Sauvignon Blanc was a welcome refreshment!! Would certainly return if in the area.

Thank Liz S
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here a couple of times as it was close to my hotel. Loved the lamb shank shepherds pie and the chicken & mushroom pie.

Thank TwilaB1
GeorginaHT, Manager at Hoop & Toy, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Thank You for You kind review and we are happy You enjoyed Your time with us.

Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Found this lovely pub whilst walking around South Kensington waiting for an event to start nearby. It was packed mainly I think due to its location right in the centre of the town, and its proximity to two museums nearby (Natural History & Science). It...More

Thank Tutts558
GeorginaHT, Manager at Hoop & Toy, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Thank You for Your kind review and we hope we see You soon.

Reviewed March 22, 2017

Good beer and pies, but the interior is definitely in need of updating. Reasonably priced given central London location.

Thank Woody1864
GeorginaHT, Manager at Hoop & Toy, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2017

Thank You for Your kind review Woody and we hope we will see You again.

Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Popped in here today , for a quick pint and found a Friendly warm atmosphere , with welcoming staff and an excellent choice of beers

Thank bryan m
GeorginaHT, Manager at Hoop & Toy, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2017

Thank You for Your great review Bryan. We hope to see You again soon.

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$18 - $19
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Buffet, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Thurloe Place | South Kensington, London SW7 2HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighborhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7589 8360
  • E-mail
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