Scoff

4
75 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 75 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and service. Will come back.

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KatherineB
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Will definately be back and would like to try the outside experience in the summer time

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Victoria
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Love the vibe and décor of The Lodge.
I had coffee and cake on this occasion - All was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Disorganised service, Luke warm food and no cutlery to provide before. Unprofessional service. Great place but nothing is worth to pay for. Salty food and chewy meat, and cheap decoration from Waitrose

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Held19
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Long wait to order drinks, long wait for the drinks to arrive and an even longer wait to order food. Some of the staff were pleasant but the senior management were very rude. If you are sitting outside be prepared to be forgotten about.
Overrated.

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SoniaV
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food great, service great, loved the decor and building, easy parking. I had a mind-blowingly delicious gin vermouth cocktail. When we arrived the dining room was almost empty so we chose the bay window table so we could watch the Christmas play in the grounds; another party arrived and were put next to us, which I didn't really mind - but they were not 2 metres away from us, and all the other tables were free. The music was very off-putting - early 80's pop hits - surely something/anything would be more suitable for such a sophisticated dining experience, not sure who they are aiming to appeal to - a load of grannies who go to Butlins?

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Paulin
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger. Lovely environment with all things considered. looking forward to go back

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MrsCarrieCatlin
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t write enough positive things about our experience the other night. Fantastic food, lovely atmosphere, brilliant live jazz being played, friendly service. And all felt very safe.

We had a brilliant time and will definitely be back soon.

KM
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

LT
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.

JW
JaneW
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely lunch today , wish we found this place earlier
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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!

MG
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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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was excellent apart from slow service. Such a shame. We were there for a leisurely lunch and it was leisurely. Just not fun having to chase drink etc when place half full.

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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!

MB
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

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and wine. Good service. Nice surroundings.

FAQs

Scoff is rated 4 stars by 75 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.