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Hoop & Toy

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South Kensington
Bar, British, Pub
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34 Thurloe Place | South Kensington, London SW7 2HQ, England
+44 20 7589 8360
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Mon 12:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 bar and were intentionally ignored when trying to order more drinks. More and more people... More 

Thank BeCarmar
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Vista, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 review

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

Fareham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 was lunchtime in a Saturday, so lots of families with young children. But having said... More 

Thank Tutts558
GeorginaHT, Manager at Hoop & Toy, responded to this review

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

Pinner, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 review

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

Harlow, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 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 review

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

Madison, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great location (near Kensington Gardens and the V&A), really good steak and ale pie, and all-in-all a great British pub experience!

Thank Erica B
GeorginaHT, Manager at Hoop & Toy, responded to this review

Thank You for Your kind review Erica and we hope we will see You again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Part of a massive chain. Ridiculously priced flat beer from dirty lines. Music is often hideously loud. This place exists for one reason only and that is to fleece tourists of their pennies. They have a bizarre rule after a certain time that you can only buy beer by the half. But you can buy as many halves as you... More 

Thank Robson84
GeorginaHT, Manager at Hoop & Toy, responded to this review

Thank You for Your review and we are sorry You didn't enjoy Your time with us. Also please, let me assure You that we do not have a 'half pint rule' and our guests can purchases any size of the drink they like until the very end. We hope You will give us a second chance for better experience. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This pub is very handy to South Kensington tube station and we didn't have much time so popped in for lunch. It was quite busy but we got our order in quite quickly but had to wait some time for the food to arrive. When it did arrive - a roast beef dinner and chicken goujons they were both cold.... More 

Thank Jill N
GeorginaHT, Manager at Hoop & Toy, responded to this review

Thank You for Your review, Jill. We are very sorry, that we failed to deliver the best quality food. We hope, You will give us another chance to improve ourselves. More 

Chesham, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The Hoop & Toy is situated on a corner very near to South Kensington Tube Station & as such is convenient for users of the nearby Natural History Museum & the V & A. There are many eateries in the area but a bit of a dearth of pubs. I don't think the large bar lives up to the promising... More 

Thank keith h
GeorginaHT, Manager at Hoop & Toy, responded to this review

Thank You for Your review Keith. We are sorry we did not have all the items available but we are glad You enjoyed the sandwiches and we hope next time You are in the area, You will give us another chance. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, 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 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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: +44 20 7589 8360
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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