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Scoff & Banter Kensington

69-86 Cromwell Road, Kensington & Chelsea | 68-86 Cromwell Road, Kensington & Chelsea, London SW7 5BT, England
+44 20 7589 2424
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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69-86 Cromwell Road, Kensington & Chelsea | 68-86 Cromwell Road, Kensington & Chelsea, London SW7 5BT, England
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1 - 10 of 427 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Didn't go looking for this place, but was drawn in while passing by its "look." When we walked in around 6:30p, it was completely empty. Nevertheless, they asked if we had a reservation. It always makes me laugh when a desolate restaurant asks if I...More

Thank BigBlueMarble2017
George T, General Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear BigBlueMarble2017 , Thank you for reviewing your recent dinner at Scoff & Banter Kensington. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed our food presentation, overall quality and Service. I have communicated your good comments to our Kitchen and Service Teams and I'm hoping...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

went looking for a place for dinner on our London visit, found this gem around the corner of our hotel on Cromwell rd, apart from the small sign out the front you might miss it, food was good, service was excellent, great atmoisphere and well...More

Thank rawsoanddim
George T, General Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear rawsoanddim , Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit at Scoff & Banter Kensington. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed the Restaurant's atmosphere, as well as service and food to your satisfaction. Thank you once again for your...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Our local guide recommended this restaurant as we were craving for British cuisine. The restaurant itself is well appointed, decorated with a vintage flavour, low lighting and pleasant music. Everything we had was delicious and in particular the mini Yorkshire puddings and avocado salad, props...More

Thank Drake P
George T, General Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Drake P, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit at Scoff & Banter Kensington. I was pleased to read that you found the restaurant's ambience, as well as service and food satisfactory. Our Team take pride in delivering memorable experiences...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit to London this year and it was also our second visit to Scoff & Banter. The food is fresh cooked to perfection and full of flavour as well as being presented beautifully. The service was also excellent and we will...More

Thank richb3d
George T, General Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear richb3d, Thank you for this great review, I was pleased to read that you found food, service and atmosphere satisfactory. I have also taken note of your comment in relation to our selection of mocktails and I will forward this to our respective Discipline...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Slow and unattentive service. We had to wait for more than one hour to get our food. It was acceptable but not spectacular. The restaurant itself is uncomfortable (a big stylish room) and not really inviting.More

Thank Klaus F
George T, General Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Klaus F, Thank you for taking the time reviewing your recent visit. I was disappointed to read your comments as we ordinarily receive compliments in relation to the service and food offering of our Afternoon Tea. I can assure you that your feedback has...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfasts and a lunch and dinner here during our recent stay and thoroughly enjoyed it. Cecilia and her team were great hosts, attentive and so happy you'd think they actually like their job! Will go back next time we are in London.More

Thank markwendy2017
George T, General Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear markwendy2017, Thank you for reviewing your recent Lunch and Dinner experience at Scoff & Banter Kensington, I was pleased to read that you found Service to your satisfaction and that Cecilia went the extra mile for you. Please be rest assured that she will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a leisurely lunch here with a few friends recently. Never have I had fish and chips look so elegant and taste so light. I still can pass on the smashed peas, though.More

1  Thank hsmoliar
George T, General Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear hsmoliar , Thank you for reviewing Scoff & Banter Kensington. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed our traditional British dishes and in particular our Fish & Chips. I have communicated your good comments to our Chefs and I'm hoping for the opportunity...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live nearby and have paid several visits in Scoff & Banter, mostly because of the great atmosphere, attentive service and tasty food. This time was no exception. In contrast to many local restaurants the menu offers only traditional British dishes and the focus to...More

1  Thank Sandy1507
George T, General Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sandy1507, Thank you for taking the time to write and share your feedback following your recent visits. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed food and service in every occasion, and please be rest assured that the Restaurant Team will be commended for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had tickets for a late Prom at the Albert Hall and wanted a pleasant dinner within walking distance. S&B fitted the bill perfectly....great food in a pleasant environment with attentive staff. I would certainly return.More

Thank RTWin2017
George T, General Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear RTWin2017, Thank you for reviewing your recent Dinner at Scoff & Banter Kensington, I was pleased to read that you found Service and Ambience to your satisfaction and that your overall experience was positive. Should you feel that there was a shortfall in your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here the other night as it was close to our hotel and we'd looked it up on trip advisor beforehand and it seemed to get good reviews. We thoroughly enjoyed it - a really nice space, well appointed room, the service was...More

Thank Mike T
George T, General Manager at Scoff & Banter Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mike T , Thank you for taking the time reviewing Scoff & Banter Kensington. I'm pleased to read that you found both food & service to your satisfaction as well as the Restaurant's ambience. Thank you once again for preferring us and I'm looking...More

Nearby
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
...More
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margmidd
15 August 2017|
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Response from stevebG6121BX | Reviewed this property |
Not far if you travel by underground (Gloucester Road is only 3 stops from Victoria) and the Restaurant is a 5 minute walk from Gloucester Road Tube Station.
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Cat P
2 February 2017|
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Response from Sandy1507 | Reviewed this property |
No specific dress code as far I'm aware although nobody was in track-suits. Most were in jeans, shirts and smart casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$27 - US$34
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, 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
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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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