Scoff & Banter Tea Rooms - Oxford Street

4.5
757 reviews
£26 to £40
British

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Afternoon Coffee
Distinguished by an abundance of natural light, Scoff & Banter Tea Rooms provides a peaceful sanctuary moments from Oxford Street. This is a true afternoon tea connoisseur’s dream, with an extensive menu of teas ranging from traditional British brews to fine honey-coloured varieties from the Far East.

Unlike most afternoon teas, Scoff & Banter Tea Rooms offers guests the freedom to create a bespoke experience, with the option to mix and match personal favourites from a menu of savoury and sweet delicacies. A selection of exquisite starters, artisanal finger sandwiches, six different flavours of scones and a variety of classic and contemporary desserts make this an innovative approach to afternoon tea.

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  • Afternoon Tea - Complimentary Bottle of Prosecco

    £34.00 per person

    Aug 28 - Oct 31, 2021

    Scoff & Banter Tea Rooms celebrates that quintessential British time-honoured tradition of afternoon tea. Tucked away just off Oxford Street, you’ll find a cosy little retreat serving the very best in Great British afternoon tea, whatever the time. Let us take you on a journey from the savoury to the sweet, to the fabulous and the great. With a few little surprises along the way and enjoy a complimentary bottle of Prosecco. Optional service charge not included in the price.
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked afternoon tea to celebrate my upcoming wedding (after a couple of cancellations) and Scoff and Banter were absolutely incredible. Very attentive and friendly service, lots of laughing and joking with the staff. They organised surprise complementary things for me. We all had the best afternoon with them and didn’t want to leave. Oh and the food, wow, everything was delicious! We can’t wait to come back!

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JoannaB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best afternoon tea I’ve had. Delicious food, and beautiful setting. Particularly excellent service from Angelo who was lovely. Thank you!

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AlisonT
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met my best friend in London for a girlie weekend... So pleased I found this place to have afternoon tea. Had the bottle of prosecco offer. . Good value, food excellent, service exceptional.. Well worth a visit.

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Manu42
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to London with our children to spend some days of the autumn vacation and one of the things we wanted to do was to have a high tea. We loved it! It was hard to choose between the options in the menu. Everything was delicious! The ambiance was also great, the staff very friendly. We had a wonderful time and totally recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon tea, food was delicious and staff very attentive. Particularly enjoyed the warm starters! Thanks for a great experience

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Teefernz
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This my third time at Scoff & Banter Oxford Street. It’s a great location, nice ambience and the choices are fabulous. Where else would you have hot starters of lobster bisque and scallops as part of your afternoon tea. Going to Scoff & Banter has become a tradition. Long may it continue.

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Markie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very relaxed afternoon tea in a great venue. Original food choices and plenty of it … couldn’t finish it all and they offered to box up what was left! Scallops and arancini were amazing as were the preserves for the amazing scones! Great range of teas too. Very friendly and attentive service.
Will definitely go back.

GM
GaryM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service great atmosphere lovely food would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely top class, great value for money, very attentive service, will revisit when we're in London next time.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tasty! Enjoyed everything about this afternoon tea

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SarahF
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Took my 10 year old for a special treat during the holidays.
I have been a few years ago and remembered it as vibrant and busy and really good food.

Yesterday was very different, for most part we were the only table occupied in the whole room, it felt very flat and quiet.

The food was tasty, but they were missing a key component to the afternoon tea which we paid £115 for, no clotted cream!
They had run out. Personally I don’t like jam and always just use the cream in my scones so a bit disappointing.
They also did not have my first choice of tea.

Staff were friendly and attentive.

Overall I feel they are slightly overpriced and that maybe why they were not busy.

Bank holiday weekend I would have expected it to be very full when they said that they had only 20 bookings that day.

My 10 year old loved it and felt special though. So Still had a good time despite atmosphere.

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HelenC
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully mannered, friendly staff. Great value for money. Exciting, unusual choices, including hot options. Definitely try the croque madame!! Brilliant location opposite Bond Street Station. My friend and I loved it!

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JosieN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great staff, convenient location and surroundings were pleasant if rather uninspiring. Half of the food was good or delicious, a quarter was alright and a quarter was poor. For example the cucumber sandwich, bread seemed frozen in one place and overall sandwiches did not seem freshly made. However the scallops were delicious as was the rhubarb and custard dessert. Scones were reasonable. Staff couldn’t be more helpful.

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vipBrian
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went for afternoon tea in our first trip to London. Delicious food and tea

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place, great environment and service and the food is just amazing! Will be back for sure!

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PetaS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a really lovely place for afternoon tea just off Oxford Street, the hot starter was a very nice different touch. The choice of scones was also lovely and the sandwiches and cakes delicious too. Service was very good, it was a quiet afternoon but we all thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

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ChristerB
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth a visit, you will not be disappointed. I've been here 3 times now and can compare with places with higher prices and this is one of the best afternoon teas you can have in London.

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Bettan
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Easy to find on Oxford Street, fantastic prosecco, perfectly chilled.
Very tasteful food and very serviceminded straff. Helped us with info about desserts containing nuts or not.
I'll be back next time in London!

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Londongal20
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Would recommend. Good service and quality food. The only criticism I have is that I would have preferred if there was more than a couple of veggie options for the sandwiches.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff really takes care of you and makes you feel special! The food is really good and I especially liked the hot food in the beginning of the serving. Top quality!!

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GemmaR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!! Food and service just brilliant 😊

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LisaP
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the perfect first visit for my best friend Sanjay birthday treat Robert treated us like Royalty we felt so very special & the food was just WOW delicious Robert even gave Sanjay a birthday cake chocolate cake with a toast of champagne!!!

100% recommend & I can not wait to return!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Patchy food quality but excellent ambience and service.

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ZerinD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been here a few times before and always enjoy it. As it was Valentine weekend everyone got a free glass of Prosecco and chocolates for the table, which was a really nice touch. Although on the website it says you can only have the table for 1.5 hours they didn't rush us. All the food was delicious and the staff were very helpful and super friendly. We will definitely be coming back.

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EmmaF
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING! I would highly recommend the Sticky Beijing beef fillet. The staff were incredible and went the extra mile to make the experience both enjoyable and memorable. Everything was beautifully presented and worth every penny. Will definitely be returning!!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Perfect afternoon tea, lovely decor and a very welcoming host to greet you, Roberto was excellent with great knowledge of the menu and made the whole experience superb, food was hot and very tasty, cakes were lovely

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Nick
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place and staff. For the most part the food was very nice and plentiful, but the scones didn't seem fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

旅の最後の日のお昼に予約をして行きました。ホテル内のティールームです。内装は落ち着いていますが、明るい雰囲気です。食器がとてもかわいいので気分が上がります。
最初に温かい料理が2品選べます。Lobster Brandy Bisque (ロブスターのスープ)がとても美味しくて感動しました。温かい料理もサンドイッチも肝心のお茶もおいしい。ケーキも甘すぎず良い。アフタヌーンティーで£32は、とてもお得です。改良するとすれば、スコーンがもう少しやわらかいと完璧です。接客もていねいで、とても嬉しかったです。旅の楽しい思い出になりました。
We made a reservation and had Winter afternoon tea set. There is a tearoom in the Hotel.
It has a relaxed and bright atmosphere. Pots and tea-sets are so pretty and raised us up!
At first, we chose two hot dishes. “Lobster brandy bisque with a warm cheese scone” was especially very delicious that we were impressed! Hot meals, Sandwiches, and essential part, Tea were great. Winter desserts are just right sweet. We can have delicious afternoon tea set at great prices! If I have to choose a word, I’d prefer soft scones.
But we have a good impression with the polite service for us, and we could make a good memory for the trip. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Il personale è davvero molto gentile e disponibile, ma, a causa probabilmente dell'ora tarda (prenotazione effettuata per le 18), stavano già iniziando a preparare la sala per le colazioni del giorno seguente, mettendo un po' in soggezione e fretta. Il cibo non è eccezionale, al contrario del tè, ma è lo scotto da pagare per il prezzo decisamente più basso rispetto alla concorrenza.. esperienza nel complesso positiva

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ThaminahB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Good afternoon

I would like to express my disappointment with you. Today was my third visit at Scoff & Banter (Oxford Street) for afternoon tea.  My first 2 experiences were lovely which prompted me to go for a third time, however today was a disappointment despite being the only group in the tea room we recieved very poor service.

For the first time I was told the tea was NOT refillable unless we paid extra. This was never the case in my previous visits. 

The food in the stands were mixed up and we had to physically move food from one stand to another.

Unfortunately I probably won't be returning.


Kind regards

TM
TracyM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We chose the winter afternoon tea - food was very nice and slightly different to other teas I have had. Service was out of this world - very attentive without being over the top. Table setting and general ambience was formal but still quite relaxed

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LucieF
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Second time visiting Scoff & Banter for afternoon tea, not as good as my first visit but would return again.
The rare venison was not rare & quite tough, we had to request milk to accompany the breakfast tea one person had ordered, I found the meringue overly sweet, but Th are just personal preference.

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Brani
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best experiences ever! The service was amazing thanks to Csaba who made my mom's birthday an unforgettable experience. I am definetly coming back to taste some other dishes I did not get to now. Be prepared for generous portions with a lot of flavors.

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MaxG
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem in Oxford Street.
My second time here and I will be coming back.

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SharonS
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hot food to start was such a nice addition. So much food, you really need to be hungry before you go! Attentive staff but not intrusive

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food wasnt the best and service was quite slow at first, however got better as the meal went on. Good for a budget because of the set menus but definitely nicer places out there.

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blep
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The place had a weird fishy smell, and was quite dark. The food wasn’t fresh and you could tell it had been sitting for quite a while as it was cold. Taste wasn’t very good either. Service was slow.

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CarlF
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant options, food was brilliant and staff very friendly.

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MargaretT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would highly recommend the Scoff & Banter afternoon tea, we started with hot starters, unusual but it was unique & appetising. We arrived at the earliest reservation so it was very quiet. Our waitress was welcoming & very helpful, we had an issue with one of the flavours of the scones, and was offered an alternative flavour, but we declined, as we could not eat know more. It was lovely & we would defiantly chose to visit again. Thank You!

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GailM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Read so many good reviews on this place, and needed somewhere to take my friends visiting from Australia, that was casual dress code. The food and service was excellent and the Champagne was pretty good too! Not as busy as I had anticipated but it was just after New Year so perhaps folk were full to the brim anyhow. I will visit again, £42 for afternoon tea with Moet, what's not to love?

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Scoff & Banter Tea Rooms - Oxford Street is rated 4.5 stars by 757 OpenTable diners.

Scoff & Banter Tea Rooms - Oxford Street does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://scoffandbanter.skchase.com/vouchers.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.