Scoff & Banter Tea Rooms - Oxford Street

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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.

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: Afternoon Tea £34pp

From a set menu. Complimentary glass of Prosecco when a minimum of two guests book. "
Afternoon Tea - £34

Champagne Afternoon Tea – £42.50

Prosecco - £39

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun-Fri 13:00-18:00

Quintessentially British Afternoon Tea: £34pp

From a set menu. Complimentary glass of Prosecco when a minimum of two guests book.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 2 September 2019

Ends: 30 November 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00

What 656 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely lovely. I would definitely recommend the scallops from the hot kitchen!

M
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had such a wonderful time. My friend is gluten free which the stuff were so careful to make sure everything was okay for her to eat. We were looked after so well, particularly by our waitress, Edit, who was absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much

OT
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We chose here because of the choice and options for hot starters as we like plenty of food. The hot starters were great, especially the beef and scallops. Sandwiches were good, scones even though small are filling and tasty. Desserts - lemon meringue too sweet, rhubarb and custard tasted great, rhubarb a little hard, sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream was lovely, chocolate Chantilly nice but very rich and a huge portion. We never got our free bottle of Prosecco as per the offer which we were disappointed about, we paid for two Prosecco afternoon teas and an extra glass of Prosecco, I don’t know why this happened, maybe it’s a money marking thing, but as it was our anniversary it did spoil it a little for us.the waiter was very attentive and filled up our tea and checked on us regularly but not overly intrusive. We went at 1pm as it was our lunch too so it was quiet.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and freshly prepared. The staff were very pleasant, attentive and accomodating.

a
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our afternoon tea was fabulous from the moment we stepped into the restaurant tithe time we left, the service was excellent. Food absolutely delicious and our waitress Enit was so helpful and knowledgable. Thank you so much will definitely recommend to my friends and family and will be back again for sure!

MC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon tea was amazing, the scallops and Beijing beef are a must! The staff couldn’t do more for you.

KS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was anniversary present for my daughter and son in law
Food amazing
Service friendly and nothing too much trouble
Nice touch giving dessert with a special anniversary message
Will definitely return

KT
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The afternoon tea was perfect
Staff were helpful and friendly
Very filling we had to have a doggy bag

CE
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great service.
Whole experience was lovely.
The staff were warm, friendly and polite.
The manager was particularly attentive and his service was excellent.
The only reason for the 4 stars, is that there was a mix up with the voucher( the item had been discontinued and I was not informed when I booked).
But the staff and manager more than made up for it and the the food was great.
My daughter and I left very happy and full.😊.

JL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful high tea.

EP
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Just fabulous - our waitress, Henrietta, was so kind, and me and my daughters were very impressed. One cream tea was enough for us all as a late lunch and totally delicious!

OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had such a lovely tea here. It is kind of difficult to find, but the room is quiet with ample seating. The service was great and they had plenty of gluten free options. Great place to go for an afternoon tea!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was my daughters birthday. A bit disappointed that our table wasn’t made up for the afternoon tea but really nice food

CJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff are lovely

KW
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very good service and the afternoon tea menu has a lot of options to choose. Myself and my friend enjoyed it.

JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One very good afternoon tea. Especially that you get two small hot dishes as well.

TD
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was one of the best afternoon teas we have had for a long time excellent menu with good choice of both hot and cold food and if you like your tea also an excellent choice. In particular the arancini balls were delicious and the the sticky toffee pud was as light as a feather. The service was also very good our waiter was very attentive without being intrusive . We would not hesitate to go again.

KH
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I would recommend it foods lovely our waiter was very chatty and helpful although I didn't think it fair that I had to pay for the 2 cokes we had 1 each considering we didn't have a tea or coffee would have been nice to gave received these instead

N
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A brilliant experience, from start to finish .
The food, the service and the cost was great, would definitely go back when I am next in London.

KM
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my family's first Afternoon Tea. I had selected it because we were looking for a place that had the traditional tea but would be substantial enough for our two teen boys and also wouldn't break the bank. Scoff and Banter totally exceeded my expectations. From the first course to the last - attentive service, fantastic food and beautiful atmosphere. And the porcelain was gorgeous and unique. We would definitely visit again next time we are in London!

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Scoff and Banter tea room was an oasis of calm, hard to believe it was just off the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street. All the staff were very welcoming and couldn't do enough to accomodate us. The food was all freshly made and very tasty. Would highly recommend for a treat with friends!

SI
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love afternoon tea, it‘s like British Tapas.
First time in London 🥰 ever! REAL, traditional afternoon tea with variety of pastries, including a Pot of tea, two different jams... Strawberry vanilla and rhubarb not to mention clotted cream.
Spiced scallop & cauliflowers beignets, Vanilla&Valrhona chocolate scones 2 of each, Chicken caesar with rosemary focaccia & Oak-smoked ham with english mustard, rocket&tomato Sandwiches, Strawberry shortbread with whipped creme&chocolate whisky cake, candied orange & malt shake.

AI
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ambiance, service and food was excellent. Only us and one more couple was visiting when we were there ( strange because everything excellent...) Maybe it had to do with the fact that it was on a monday, and the fact that it was a bit hard to find ( inside the Hotel without any sign outside....)

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Service and great vibes.

Thanks and I will be returning again!

TT
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time at Scoff and Banter, as i loved my first experience. This time I took my mum and my daughters. We had an amazing afternoon. Staff were brilliant and nothing was to much trouble. I'll be back. Thank you

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was excellent. The only thing that could be improved is the atmosphere as it was very quiet and making conversation felt uncomfortable at times as that was the only noise.

S
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was set as you walked up the stairs. Lovely room. Have had afternoon tea at many 5 star hotels in London but this surpassed them. The staff were all very attentive but not overly so. Fantastic to be able to choose your 2 choices from each of the 4 courses. So much choice. We loved everything we tried. The starters were made to order and super hot when arrived. Don’t hesitate and book. Should be a lot busier. We will definitely go again.

JB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Enjoyable, nice helpful staff but slightly let down by the kitchen on this occasion, but soon rectified by the waiting staff.

LN
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent services, Roberto was great recommended some dishes which were delicious. He was very attentive and the food and drink choices were excellent

a
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food - different from other afternoon teas because of the hot kitchen starters and the fact you have a choice and not a set menu. Lots to eat - 8 items per person so make sure you are hungry!

G
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, food and atmosphere!
The waitresses were very nice and funny.
Would definitely recommend to my friends :)

NW
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous afternoon tea. Food amazing,wide tea choice attentive but not intrusive staff.

HP
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I visited on Thursday 30th May. Our waiter was incredibly attentive. Myself and one of the other guests have food allergies which are unusual and he could not have been more helpful. He asked the chef to highlight all the items on the menu which we could eat and talked them through with us. They also served all the food on separate towers so that there was no cross contamination of the food.

All of the food was delicious and very filling. Would highly recommend to friends and will certainly be visiting again.

E
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly good food and tea! Nice staff and the atmosphere is incredible!

J
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience.priceu but perfect. Would definitely recommend for a splurge.

T
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Poor scones- edible but doughy and jam was very runny

m
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing find!
We’ll be back!
Good value for money and a little different having a starter!

A
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. Staff were really friendly, you get a really nice choice of food (which you actually get to choose as opposed to being presented with, the tea roomitself was nice and the price was more than reasonable

S
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent afternoon tea. Great choices - scallops and sticky Beijing beef starters both superb.
Attentive, friendly staff. Beautifully laid tables. Desserts are amazing - must try sticky toffee pudding and rhubarb and custard. Highly recommended.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
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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