Scoff & Banter Tea Rooms - Oxford Street

4.5
617 reviews
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  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Quiet Conversation
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.
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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first stop upon arriving in London from the US for the first time, and it did not disappoint!!! Everything was fantastic! Highly recommend!

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KL
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Affordable yet classy, had an enjoyable time with girlfriend, good date spot

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BT
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the food and level of service was outstanding. Will be returning for a second visit.

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LF
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, we had my friends 11 month old baby with us and the staff were amazing with him
Brilliant food really enjoyed everything especially as I’m gluten free only small complaint was they only had gluten free fruit scones which I don’t like
Service was really good and staff were lovely and so kind and helpful
I will be back

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KA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Afternoon Tea in London! Friendly and service minded staff. Lovely tea cups and pots. Great food, sandwiches, sones and sweets. Don’t miss this gem!

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GR
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an absolutely brilliant time for my partners Birthday tea! Her family are Spanish and we were happy that we had a Spanish waiter to serve our table which made the experience a lot more enjoyable as it was easier to order and converse.
The food was brilliant and the hot chocolate was amazing!

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LS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely afternoon tea with my daughter. All staff were very helpful, explained the menu and continued to be in attendance if needed.

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SB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The afternoon tea service was a highlight of our trip to London. The food was incredible and the portions were perfectly sized so we did not leave hungry. Would highly recommend this place!

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EN
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We liked hot meals and strawberry tart and the staff. They are really so kind! However, scones, ambiance and sandwiches and other meals are not so much delicious.. And it is negative point that you have not halal meals... Menu is so limited.
regards

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The sandwiches and scones are cold

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and service but the food severely lacked seasoning! (Avoid the lobster bisque!)
On a plus note, there was a great selection of teas and some of the deserts really hit the spot!

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S
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casually found myself here, with a friend and I am so happy I did. The customer service was exceptional and the staff were very accommodating. The dessert and tea that we both ordered, tasted great and although the portions were quite small, I would highly recommend the lemon meringue, blackberry compote and lime syrup! We really appreciated the high attention to detail, from the uniform set up of each table to the great cleanliness. Only one other table was occupied when we went, so there was an underlying quiet that made for a very calming atmosphere. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit and plan to go back for a full tea experience!

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CP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic afternoon tees. The waiter was exceptional. THANKS :)

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic After noon tea! Serviceminded staff, good food etc.

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RC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are a family of 5 with 3 kids and the hostess was very accommodating and explained the selections well. Food was plentiful and tasted excellent, and the teas / hot chocolate were equally great. Would definitely recommend!

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z
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sandwiches was not so delicious, but rest of food was really good. Nice and quite place. Tea was delicious, but I didn't like, that tea was after few minutes too strong, because it was impossible to take it out.

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked this as a birthday treat for a friend, it was everything she wanted. It felt very special with attentive service without the really insane prices of the 'top' afternoon tea in London. We were able to sit and enjoy our experience happily, with wait staff topping up hot water unprompted. Our waiter went out of his way t make the experience positive and I couldn't have been happier.
Scoff & Banter was slightly hidden, in the hotel behind the disney store. Worth seeking out!

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LB
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Favourite afternoon tea in London. Fantastic food and service, can't wait to go back again.

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PB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The noise level was energetic likely because of us -- we had a great time, a great visit, and the tea room lovely and delicious!

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BO
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible food and poor service, staff need training including the chef, would not recommended

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Went for Mother’s Day and they gave us a complimentary glass of Prosecco which was lovely. Very nice selection of scones however because they were brought out with the sandwiches and desserts, they were cold by the time we ate them. Overall the food quality didn’t quite meet our expectations - especially taking in the location and the special “hot kitchen” element.

A nice place for some scones and a break from shopping on Oxford street

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CR
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 4

So we were the last sitting of the day. It was very quiet. However the staff were more interested for setting up for breakfast. We had to seek staff out on 3 occasions which wasn't great. The hot food was amazing, however one of our sandwiches had cling film inside it. Then 2 sets out of our 4 scones were rock solid (even staff agreed). We were given more and an extra cake as an apology however when you are there for afternoon tea why more cake? It was such a shame as other than that the food was exceptional.

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LG
London
17 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I had a lovely afternoon tea with my friends. I couldn’t fault the food - everything was delicious. Sadly our allocated waiter wasn’t as good - from lack of service to dropping Prosecco on my head, with only a half hearted apology!

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PA
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very pleasant and comfortable setting. Although we had the minimum offering is was very tasty and the service excellent.
We will be back for sure to taste the more extensive offering

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, great tea, great service and a great experience :)

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M
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Hot food a bit disappointing but all the other elements really tasty. And tea itself amazing. All things considered enjoyed this experience.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from Anna from start to finish x very attentive and met all our needs x lovely to be able to choose two hot dishes as well as normal afternoon tea selection x all food was very well presented and tasty x boxes provided for any leftovers x definitely recommend xx

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff and food was delicious 😋 ensured I had a great 30th birthday xxx

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JP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Very disappointing afternoon tea for our second time
Arrived at 1pm no staff to meet and greet .
Taken to a table for 2 which was next to the only other couple in the tea rooms. Asked to be changed immediatly.
Waited over an hour for tea to come out therefore asked for pot of tea to be changed as cold
When tiered tea came out was tired looking refrigerated and not freshly made
Birthday tea spoilt
Would not recommend this tea room

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CM
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went with my daughter as a treat atmosphere wonderful and delightful food, a wide range of teas available. Would highly recommend.

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CW
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The tea room is located inside the Radisson and is a nice respite from the bustling street while a little hard to find. It is delightful environment and the food is solid for what it is. The only downside is that it was a bit understaffed so service seemed a little slow. Overall, it was an afternoon tea that was relaxing and enjoyable. Reasonably priced compared to other Teas we looked at. Would try a different location next time.

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous afternoon tea with a difference! Food was delicious, couple of the hot items were luke warm which was a shame but overall a fantastic experience and would highly recommend it.

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RM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service, our waiter Antonio was so attentive and friendly. Food was delicious! But so difficult to find they should advertise they are part of the Radisson hotel.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely afternoon tea. Good food from a vast choice. Excellent service. Service charge...a bit too expensive!

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M
London
23 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The afternoon tea was nice but overpriced for what you get compared to other teas I have had. All the items are of a very small size including the scones. The staff were lovely and attentive. A good selection of teas. No view out of the windows. The dining room was on the quiet side.

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NC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We were there in a Saturday afternoon with reservation, the tea rooms was very busy and can see that they're short in staff. Even so, they still managed to perform great service with very professional attitude, we enjoyed the afternoon tea very much, the food is wonderful (especially the hot entrée plates, the spiced scallops & oysters Rockefeller were delicious ) and the price is reasonable. We will definitely visit the tea room again sometime during the week.

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n
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love the hot food choices, this made it a really with a difference 😊

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RB
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute gem of a place to enjoy afternoon tea! The staff were superb, the food exquisite, and we cannot wait to visit again! Highly recommendable!! A+++

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MP
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for a treat to celebrate my sons 18 and 21 birthdays. We were very warmly welcomed even though we were early. The food is just excellent here and I had mentioned when I booked it was a special occasion and could we have a nice table but two amazing birthday trays arrived with a fantastic additional desert on and happy birthday piped on it ! The service was outstanding I really couldn’t recommend this afternoon tea highly enough. Everything was excellent one of our party had a dietary request aswell and such consideration was given to this nothing was too much trouble.

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G
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

I would recommend a friend but only based on my experience the first time round. Not this time.

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