Scoff

4
66 reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary European
Delicious food bursting with flavour in a beautifully designed restaurant and al fresco landscaped courtyard garden area. Our menu includes a combination of creative and hearty dishes, including vegetarian friendly options, prepared with fresh locally sourced ingredients. Wood fired oven and BBQs are a new feature over the summer - with pizza to take away.

We have a bar inside and outside in the courtyard for pre and post meal drinks, serving local spirits, house cocktails and locally brewed beers.

Group bookings and private dining room available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 66 People Are Saying
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3.7
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4.3
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KeithM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food which included vegan, which is always difficult. Great service in a building bursting with history.

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Lebanna
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food - especially the mini pumpkin
Helpful and friendly waiters
Thank you

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vipLisaT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food, good service and fabulous building of which has been restored and decorated very tastefully and stylishly

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HelenB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed our evening meal but were surprised that the starter my partner chose was off the menu when there weren’t many to choose from in the first place and we were only the second table to be seated in the restaurant. I think the waiter should have explained that it wasn’t available when we ordered rather than coming back later to let us know. There was quite a long wait for the food to arrive.
Breakfast was very good indeed and arrived more quickly than the previous evening. All in all the food was very good and of a high standard.

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LucieW
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It was mums birthday, young lad serving us was obviously first time or only a few days in, kept forgetting everything, corked our wine, but was very polite.

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Charlie
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Been a few times recently and was really impressed. Booked for brunch with a friend. I ordered a latte, was given an Americano. Accepted it as thought maybe they couldn’t make latte but did advise I didn’t order an Americano. I ordered Bacon, spinach and Eggs. The bacon was streaky bacon and I don’t eat the fat on bacon and feel this should be written on the menu as I didn’t eat any of it. My eggs were extremely snotty, so I kindly asked if they wouldn’t mind just cooking them a bit more, she brought it back out and 1 was fine however 1 was still so snotty. I wouldn’t eat them this way usually however I am also 32 weeks pregnant. She didn’t ask how our food was so I didn’t really want to say and I’m not one to complain usually. I wonder if this was just an off day however I was really disappointed with my visit this time.
I would still return however just felt I should express my disappointment.

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JaneW
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely lunch today , wish we found this place earlier
The joys of Instagram

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TessJ
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A super place for lunch- beautiful room, friendly staff and good service. Food was delicious. Definition return.

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DeniseD
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice evening, enjoyable food - felt a little close to other diners!
Would recommend

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Catriona
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delicious lunch at Scoff. I hope we can go back soon!

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MichaelG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Talks a good game but not as good as it should have been. Food was ok but expensive as were the drinks. We expected bit better.

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Kaz57
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable safe lunch, great food and service was excellent. Will return soon!

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PaulaG
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We dined as a couple for a birthday celebration. The restaurant is split over two levels, the downstairs area feels like a restaurant but the upstairs area is just like sitting in a spare room. It’s obviously used as an overflow and the ambiance wasn’t the same. Our waiter was tentative although I had to ask 3 times for cutlery even after our first course arrived although drinks were served promptly throughout the meal. My husbands meal was the burger which he enjoyed and looked well presented but my dinner was really disappointing. I ordered the chicken dish which was extremely tiny, with the chicken portion being smaller than about half a normal breast. I had four very small turned potatoes and and artichoke that was two chewy to eat. Also the side portion I ordered of broccoli was also too tough to eat apart from the head pieces. So I was left really hungry after my meal, probably only having had 4/5 table spoons of food. To remedy that I ordered the cheese board as I do not eat dessert to find that although it was on the New menu it hadn’t started yet. So as we were staying at the hotel I went to bed hungry. So in conclusion would I eat there again probably not although my husband enjoyed his meal, mine was definitely under par and poor value. Again although the hotel room was beautiful and very clean. Tea bags, milk and toilet roll were missing and had to be requested which was completed by the time we returned from dinner but it was still lacking attention to detail for the cost of the experience.

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AmandaG
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Only concern was 2m social distancing was nit applied, the table next to.us should not have been used in order to comply with 2m requirement. This was disappointing and needs to be addressed or perspex screens putbin placecto be covid secure.

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HilaryR
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The music wasn't on for the majority if our dinner and as it was a quiet Sunday night this affected the ambience a bit but this was literally the only thing I could say that's a slight negative. Best pizzas we've ever eaten, super lovely staff and a great selection of drinks. Gorgeous place.

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Francesca
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Fantastic food and all round great experience.

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Robyn
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Lovely venue, great food but we were let down by the tickets being mixed up in the kitchen and therefore having to wait a long time to eat.

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LKsparkles
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Lovely outdoor courtyard so very Covid secure. Good food. Service let things down. They didn’t listen to our orders so our meals were not exactly how we ordered. Quite slow too but we didn’t mind that as we were catching up with friends so were happy to chat between courses.

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BunnysChoice
London
13 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Joined a friend for lunch - both travelling a fair distance as the restaurant came highly recommended - my friend arrived early, was given menus and seated, then ignored for 30+ mins by the waiter. No drinks or anything offered. When we had waited a while longer to be acknowledged we found a waitress who immediately showed us to a table, brought some drinks over, and took our order, as by this time we’d had plenty of time to peruse the menu! The waiter delivered our meals without wearing any facial protection/mask and leant over me to place my friends food down. I had to move back in my chair to avoid him! When I quizzed him about being the only one not wearing a mask, he said it wasn’t necessary as he was outside but he would put one on if I wished. By which time it was obviously too late to stop him breathing over me and our meals!! There was also plenty of room for him to place both our meals down correctly as we were sitting in the middle of the dining terrace.
The food was excellent and the waitresses were also proficient, so we paid the automatically applied service charge in full. However, especially in the current situation, better standards of customer care & service should be applied if this establishment hopes to retain its clientele.

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JaneW
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was lovely but we had to wait over an hour . They apologised as the order slip was lost. When my order came it came with an additional dish that I didn’t order , so they took it away.
The manager apologised and gave us free desserts .
Would recommend the service to be quicker as we weren’t the only customers waiting .

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TamlaM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, not too expensive and great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was lovely and fresh. Small menu but lots of gluten free and vegan options, classic options with a contemporary feel

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CatherineB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great location with the outdoor space etc, unfortunately too cold for us that day. It was a pity that the pizza cook was off - but we will check beforehand next time as there was no one to cover. Our table was rather in the corner near the kitchen so lots of coming and going - would pick a different table next time. Food was really good but would have liked more vegetarian options.

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VickyM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time visiting and we would definitely return. The food was lovely and the atmosphere outside with the DJ was great. Even though it was a bit cooler out, blankets were provided, it was definitely worth sitting outside to enjoy the music!

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MillieB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Love this place and what a treat to have it in Duxford!

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SueS
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great location. The courtyard is the perfect location for a summers evening and the menu complements the location perfectly - fresh and seasonal ingredients.
Service good overall, it can go a bit awry at times but this is overcome by the friendliness of the staff.

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Atomant
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and hot the service was excellent and a friendly

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StefBrown
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food! So nice to have some good vegan options, and plenty of them. Only thing, a vegan dessert would of allowed us to stay and we would definitely of had another drink. So a vegan dessert would of meant we spent more. The service was friendly, and food came out really quickly.

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Elena
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely locations and a beautiful setting. The service was exceptional and the quality of food very good. We’d definitely recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly and speedy and the food was plentiful and delicious

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and wine. Good service. Nice surroundings.

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HelenW
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only had pizza , but they were lovely . Sitting outside in the courtyard in the evening sun at this lovely hotel restaurant

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Annikw
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Funky great food great service Cambridge hot spot!

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Richard
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the new menu. So many lovely choices.
Great atmosphere, we felt like we were on holiday!
Top notch food.

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Judith
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Slightly disappointed in our visit earlier this week (with Rishi's vouchers). The garden and courtyard are attractive and very well laid out, but we chose to sit inside. The newly refurbished restaurant is quirky, with brightly-coloured seating, but some very weird (and unattractive) artworks on the wall. Our table was scattered with crumbs and sugar from previous diners - very off-putting. We ordered rib eye steak and a burger. Both very well cooked and presented - no complaints re the food. There was a brief debacle (and very colourful language) coming from the kitchen at one point, which was also slight disconcerting. The staff are all very young, smiley, all dressed in matching pink Hawaiian shirts. So, an interesting experience overall but will probably not be returning soon.

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Whitsa
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Terrible service.
Long waiting times for both food and drinks.
Food wasn’t served altogether.

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ThomasS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I so wanted this to be a good experience as the hotel itself and set up are superb. It’s kind of just what a local area needs and when the hospitality industry are crying out for support, it’s the kind of place you should want to pop along to - if the service matches up to the ambience and, unfortunately, it doesn’t.

Food took over an hour and 15 to arrive, three meals came out at three different times and one of the meals was completely wrong but at this point anything would have done. The staff did apologise but it just didn’t go as far as warranting a second visit, which is a shame. Two huge plus points are ‘lucy’ who was brilliant with communication prior to our visit and the cocktails - which were spot on.

I’m never sure what point review sites serve but if the management do read this - up your game because what you have could be amazing and could be so much more for the local and wider community.

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Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

2 meals got forgotten! Kids ate adults didn’t!!
It’s such a shame as this is a great place and we have been many times and they have been great service a little slow but expected in these strange times
Please please please improve

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We were very disappointed with the service!
We had a table booked for 8.15pm, but arrived at 7.40pm for drinks.
We were told to take a seat and someone would take our drinks order, we waited 20 minutes and couldn’t catch any of the waiters eyes for a long time & they were taking drinks orders from bigger tables that arrived after us.
The drinks then took another 15 minutes to arrive at our table.
At 8.15pm again we couldn’t catch anyone’s attention to show us to our table which had been empty the whole time we were there.
We finally got shown to our table at 8.30pm with menus. Again we waited another 25 minutes until someone came over to take our order!
After ordering just before 9pm we were now starving, so were even more disappointed when the food took 50 minutes to arrive! A waitress bought our meals over & there was no apology for the delay.
As soon as we finished our meal at 10.15pm they were eager to collect our plates and then 10 minutes after brought over the bill and card machine at the same time (clearly wanted to rush us out the door and go home).
We asked for more time to check the bill and within 5 minutes another waiter came over with a card machine!

I had beef burger which wasn’t anything special and the burger was a bit burnt and very dry!

The atmosphere and garden area was really lovely, so it was a real shame that the service was so poor and considering there were about 8/9 waiters & waitresses hanging around!

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Getting service right needs experience which will come in time but as a new place it will be popular
Interesting if it rains?

FAQs

Scoff is rated 4 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

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.