Scoff & Banter - Kensington

4.1
606 reviews
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  • Good for a Date
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” (Virginia Woolf)
At Scoff & Banter, we celebrate hearty and traditional British cuisine, with a contemporary twist.
Lovingly prepared with locally sourced ingredients, discover a home from home with seasonal British cooking and generous helpings.

Scoff & Banter Kensington, is stunningly decorated with reclaimed furniture and fittings, intricately detailed high ceilings in keeping with the listed building, and elegant yet welcoming bay windows.
At one with its neighbourhood, the restaurant design is created to encourage interaction and a sense of stylish comfort, with the addition of a private dining room, perfect for intimate dinners, events and family gatherings.

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Summer Blossom Afternoon Tea at Scoff & Banter: From £30

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 22 May 2019

Ends: 18 August 2019

Availability: Sun 13:00-16:30
Mon-Fri 14:00-16:30
Sat 13:00-16:30

Sunday Roast: £19

The Sunday roast has long been an English tradition. Scoff and Banter celebrating this much-loved pastime with perfectly roasted 28-day-aged beef or corn-fed chicken, accompanied with a Yorkshire pudding, duck fat roast potatoes, buttered carrots & greens, cauliflower cheese and served with a rich bone marrow and onion gravy. With a selection of delicious starters to begin and classic desserts to finish, relive childhood memories with lovingly prepared British cooking.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 23 April 2019

Ends: 15 October 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-17:00

Lunch & Pre-Theatre menu: 2 course £17 / 3 course £22

Choose 2 or 3 course from a hearty British set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 4 July 2018

Ends: 11 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-18:00

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DH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed a very nice meal. The staff were extremely good and accommodated us when we arrived half hour early. The service was excellent. The wine was rather expensive and we were given an incorrect, and even more expensive bottle, but we didn't realise until we had already accepted and consumed it. Most of the food was really good, but the sticky toffee pudding was too heavy and would be quite indigestible without added ice cream. The birthday cake treat was greatly appreciated.

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Responded 4 days ago

Dear DavidH, I would like to first of all thank you for leaving you feedback regarding your dining experience with us. It is great to read that you enjoyed the service given to you on the evening. I must apologise regrading the incorrect wine being served to your table. You comments have been passed on to both our kitchen and restaurant teams and are much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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

We had a wonderful family meal here Antonio served us and he was patient and we never felt rushed throughout the whole meal. The food was very good.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 11 July 2019

Dear KathyC, Thank you first of all for taking the time to leave your feedback regarding your time dining at Scoff and Banter. It gives me great pleasure to read that you enjoyed the food and especially the service from Antonio. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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HW
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a lovely late lunch to celebrate my daughters graduation. Service by Antonio was spot on, food delicious and at a leisurely pace.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 5 July 2019

Dear HeleneW, Thank you first of all for taking the time to leave your feedback regarding your time dining at Scoff and Banter. It gives me great pleasure to read that you enjoyed the food and especially the service from Antonio. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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FF
New England
24 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was excellent. The food. The service. We were visiting from the US and found this to be one of our best dining experiences. I enjoyed the ginger carrot soup and the light fare chicken. Highly recommended. (Make reservations!)

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 1 July 2019

Dear FoodForThought, Thank you for leaving great feedback about your dining experience at scoff and banter. It's great to see that you enjoyed the food and service given to you by our team. We look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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TE
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This really made our stay in London. Wonderful food and wonderful staff. Really recommend. Lovely ambience!!!

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 1 July 2019

Dear TrishaE, I would like to thank you first of all for leaving your feedback about your time dining in our restaurant. At Scoff and Banter we pride ourselves in service to best quality contemporary British cuisine and I am happy to read that you enjoyed this. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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GS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We chose the set menu which was very good value. However, on our booking request we mentioned the birthday girl was gluten free. We were informed that the spicy mayonnaise contained gluten, which in itself was odd. However, a plain mayonnaise was substituted. Prawn cocktails all came to the table presented beautifully and tasty. Main courses were all lovely. When we came to order dessert, we were informed that the Eton mess had gluten in, after questioning this, we were relieved that it didn't. The staff kindly brought a cake for the birthday girl but sadly it contained gluten and therefore she couldn't eat this. A very disappointing gesture, based on the fact that we had mentioned she was gluten free on the booking as well as during the meal.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 6 July 2019

Dear GabbyS, Thank you first of all for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am saddened to read your needs were not accommodated to the best of our abilities regarding the guest with the gluten allergy, and the birthday surprise. Regarding the prawn mayonnaise this is not gluten free as it contains soy sauce. I would personally like to invite you back so we can make you experience memorable for the right reasons. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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FN
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy to go back again when I'm hungry and want to go out.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 1 July 2019

Dear FosterN, Thank you first of all for leaving your feedback about your dining experience at scoff and banter. It gives me great pleasure to read that you enjoyed the food and service given to you by our team. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Went on Sunday for a Father’s Day lunch. Overall the food was good, I had the beef Sunday roast and the beef was lovely. Unfortunately the custard served with my husband’s apple crumble had split and was lumpy. There was live music during the meal but this was far too loud for the size of the room and that meant that conversation was difficult. I won’t be returning.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 1 July 2019

Dear ClareB, First of all thank you for leaving your feedback regarding your dining experience at scoff and banter. It saddens me to read that you did not enjoy your experience and that the custard was not served correctly. The live jazz which is usually a favourite with our guests and I am upset to read that you found this too loud. If you would like to talk about this further please contact me via email. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager milnep@radisson.co m

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

mushroom wellington - Small portion, average to bland taste
Roast potatoes with thyme - no taste of thyme
Apple crumble - too sharp

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

You can only stay at the bar if you're staying at the hotel, when the restaurant closes

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 6 July 2019

Thank you first of all for leaving your feedback about your time dining in our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manage

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were great, had pre theatre menu and they were friendly and efficient

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 16 June 2019

Dear Alex, Thank you very much for leaving your feedback about your time dining at Scoff and Banter. It gives me great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your time especially the service given by our team. We pride ourselves in preserving a remarkable guest experience for each and every guest. I hope to welcome you back in the not so distant future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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NL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Food was very average. The crab cakes and fish pie were good but we had to send the burger back as it was dry and tasteless. Chips were soggy and the steak poorly seasoned. Service was excellent and friendly but we will not be going back.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 16 June 2019

Dear NickL, Thank you for leaving your feedback about your dining experience. I am saddened to read that you did not enjoy the food that was given especially the burger which is usually a favourite amongst our guests. I am sorry to read that you may not return but if you do I assure that we will make your experience one to remember for the right reasons. Thank you once again. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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Austin
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bright, airy dining space with excellent food and service.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 13 June 2019

Thank you for leaving your comments about your time dining at Scoff and Banter. Its great to see that you enjoyed our food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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

It was really nice. We felt great and we loved the food!

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 13 June 2019

Dear AlexandraD, Thank you for leaving your comments about your time dining at Scoff and Banter. Its great to see that you enjoyed our food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, great atmosphere and great food! This was one of our best experiences. We had the beef pot roast and fish and chips and both were amazing! Daniela was our server and she was great!!

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 13 June 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the roast beef and fish & chips and the service given to you by our waitress Daniela. We look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 6 June 2019

Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food! Service and ambiance were just ok.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 28 May 2019

Thank you for leaving your feedback about you time at Scoff and Banter. We value all feedback left and we have taken you comments positively. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future for what can be worthy of a five star experience. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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SJ
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, cool old building.
We had the vegetarian main and some cocktails. It was delicious.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 28 May 2019

Thank you for leaving a five star review about your dining experience with us. I am happy to read you enjoyed our vegetarian and cocktail options. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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CD
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

The restaurant felt like a training centre - felt very low level. Staff were attentive but inexperienced
Food was bland and uninspiring

Hardly any customers in at lunch

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PM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good Service and Excellent Food at a reasonable price for a West London

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 28 May 2019

Dear PhilM, Thank you for leaving your positive feedback about your dining experience, its great to see that you enjoyed your time at scoff and banter. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manage

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Toronto
48 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sunday Roast very good

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 28 May 2019

Dear Peterg, Thank you for taking the time to leaving your feedback about you dining experience. Its great to see that you enjoyed the Sunday Roast we have at Scoff and Banter. We look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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HS
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our second time at this restaurant and just as good as our first visit. We like especially the friendly service as without that even if the food is good it can still spoil a nice evening.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 28 May 2019

Dear HelenS, Thank you first of all for leaving a great review about your time at our restaurant. I am happy to read that you chose to dine with us on more than one occasion and both times you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back which will hopefully be worthy of a 5 star dining experience. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Fish and chips. Fish was delicious and fresh. Chips could have been crispier . Liked the mushy peas too!
Attentive service and very pleasant friendly staff, although a bit of a language barrier. Nice wine by the glass.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 28 May 2019

Dear Labomo, Thank you for leaving your feedback about your experience dining with us at Scoff and Banter. Its great to read that you enjoyed your experience, especially the fish and chips we provided. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future if you choose to dine with us again. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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R
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well cooked, tasty fresh food. Could have picked most things on the menu. Friendly staff and a nice atmosphere with really reasonable priced.

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VL
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, good food, nice atmosphere. Portions are small but very tasty, so definitely room for pudding :)

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PO
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great recommendation from a friend. Great food and superb service.
Can’t wait to go back

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S
London
19 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely rooms, and great value for money in an otherwise expensive area. We went before a show at the Royal Albert Hall, so it was an early dinner. Despite the half-empty room service was a bit slow, so I dread to think what it's like when they are full up, but the food was lovely. We had to ask for the set menu though, as it wasn't offered on arrival.

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G
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Gut, aber sehr kleine Portionen. Angenehmes Ambiente, zentral gelegen.

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MG
London
16 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pre theatre dinner. Good value and perfect for the occasion.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Music so loud you couldn’t hear yourself, miserable service and tiny portions

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s
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food and service were good, however, the live Jazz music was too loud, the artist seemed to be competing with the noise levels of the conversation. At the same time, we were having to raise our voices to be heard over the music. Whilst it was a great idea - it was poorly executed.

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CC
London
30 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great chips and fish, and the burger was really good too (though would have liked it to be bigger patty).

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t
London
44 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really loved our visit to Scoff and Banter. Very close to the natural History Museum we grabbed an early dinner - good food choice and not over priced. Great service and top quality food. Nice atmosphere and open and airy. Really enjoyed it. Great find. Would definitely choose again.

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DA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time at Scoff and Banter. Loved the atmosphere and decor. Food portions were good. I had the pre-theatre menu while my boyfriend had the al la carte. Portions for both were good sized. Shame we had to rush as I would have liked to finish my dessert at my leisure. Staff were lovely and very attentive - particularly Antonio who was one of the waiting staff. We'll definitely be back!

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This year ‘s great discover in our annual trip to London! Cosi and elegant. Very good, tasty and eye-eating food. Compatible wine list. Prices affordable. Do recommend !

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LR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely quiet venue, attentive staff and surprisingly reasonably priced. We visited before an event at the Royal Albert Hall and thoroughly enjoyed.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We really liked the decor. The venue is open with some lovely features. The food was modern, tasty and what we expected from the menu. The staff were welcoming and attentive.

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LR
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food excellent, service lacking. Mini Yorkshire puddings amazing, as was the other food. Felt quite ignored by waiting staff even though only two or three other tables.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Antonio was an amazing server. Fantastic ambiance. Wine and drinks were really good. Food was just ok - salmon appetizer was extra-salty and the steak was a bit tough/fatty but not awful.

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AF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious as usual and the service was very good. Everyone was very satisfied with their choices of food - fish and chips, portobello mushroom wellington and burger.

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