Scoff & Banter - Kensington

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As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop around the world, our commitment to the health and safety of our customers and staff remain our utmost priority.

Guided by the directions of the UK Government, we have made the regrettable yet necessary decision to close our restaurant until further notice.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and loyalty during these uncertain times.

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.

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MarkE
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We have visited Scoff and Banter on a few occasions now, and have always really liked both the ambience and the food.

It is probably a little unfair for me to mark the ambience down on this occasion, as I am sure its lack was mainly down to the coronavirus and people choosing not to go out. That said there were only two other tables occupied when we went for Sunday lunch, and therefore the atmosphere was sorely lacking.

However the service and food was as good as ever - one of the best roast beef's i've had in a long while, so we will definitely be back, at a time when hopefully others will be too!

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Responded on 17 March 2020

Dear MarkE, Thank you for leaving your feedback. I am pleased to see that you enjoyed your dining experience at Scoff and Banter and I am glad you see you are a returning customer. Although I am a disappointed to see that you have marked us down for our ambiance during a difficult time, and something that is our of our control. This inevitably has given us a poor scoring. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thank you Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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Theatregoer
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, attentive staff, great menu. Perfect pre show meal before going to The Royal Albert Hall. Thank you

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 16 March 2020

Dear Theatregoer, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us regarding your dining experience at Scoff and Banter. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and service during your pre-theatre meal. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Manager

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Edfoodcommentator
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly service at 17.45 and just over an hour eating - leaving 40 minutes to spare to walk up to the Royal Albert Hall for a 7.30 performance. Lovely English food on the menu. Cosy and warm ambience

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 12 March 2020

Dear Edfoodcommentator, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us regarding your dining experience at Scoff and Banter. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and service during your pre-theatre meal. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Manager

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RachelG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good quality food and nicely presented. Good value for money

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Responded on 10 March 2020

Dear RachelG Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us about your dining experience at Scoff and Banter. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and service you received during your time at our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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Dalixa
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Not much choice for vegans/ vegetarians but good quality food in a Pleasant setting.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 10 March 2020

Dear Dalixa Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us about your dining experience at Scoff and Banter. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and service you received during your time at our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were welcomed as soon as we walked through the door and very quickly shown to our table, which we had reserved through the Open Table app.
Very attentive service, reasonably priced menu, all fresh cooked, good portion sizes, tasty food.
Would definitely come back again.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 1 March 2020

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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WendyL
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Nice venue, staff friendly and helpful, ambiance good. Food well presented but very disappointed that they served smashed garden peas as "Mushy Peas" on the menu. The waiter failed to understand the difference between Marrowfat and Garden peas. Not even an apology. I am sure if they served Prosecco and called it Champagne on the menu they might understand the disappointment experienced by customers. Service far too slow and we had to leave without our anticipated sugar rush after waiting 20 minutes for the deserts.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 1 March 2020

Dear WendyL, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent dining experience at Scoff and Banter. I am saddened to read that you did not enjoy the food and the service we provided to you. I would like to apologise for this and your feedback has been passed onto our team. I hope to welcome you back to make up for this occasion and give you an overall positive experience as we usually receive positive comments. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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andrewh
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food & great atmosphere

perfect for our evening out wit a few colleagues

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 1 March 2020

Dear AndrewH, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, reasonably priced, attentive staff and a convenient location for meeting in London.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 29 February 2020

Dear AndrewS, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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ROBBYH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a very nice meal served in a relaxed atmosphere by staff who were very efficient. The portion sizes were satisfactory and the quality of both the meat and fish dishes was excellent. There is a good selection of quality wines and beers. We enjoyed the evening and will certainly return in the future

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 25 February 2020

Dear Robbyh Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us about your dining experience at Scoff and Banter. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and service you received during your time at our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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vipThetravellers
Norfolk
17 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very pleasant evening meal - a limited menu but sufficient to meet our needs

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 25 February 2020

Dear Thetravellers Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us about your dining experience at Scoff and Banter. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and service you received during your time at our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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JessicaN
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sunday roast with the children was great value for money.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 24 February 2020

Dear JessicaN, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us about your sunday roast experience at Scoff and Banter. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and service you received during your time at our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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AndrewMalena
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Good welcome, plus friendly help over our table selection. BUT:
I chose the chicken as main dish. It was rather dry: I do it better at home.
We chose Eton mess as dessert. It was the oddest shaped Eton mess I have ever eaten. The merengue was rock-hard. Hardly any strawberries.
The worst aspect of our meal was the wine. We chose a rosé. The bottle arrived at room temperature. We asked for it to be chilled and an ice-bucket was brought ... But it had hardly any ice in it! It was quite ineffective. I don't expect to have to drink rose wine at room temperature.
All in all, a rather disappointing first visit to Scoff & Banetr.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 25 February 2020

Dear AndrewMalena, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your dining experience at Scoff and Banter. I'm saddened to hear that you did not enjoyed the food and service we have on offer. Please contact me if you would like to discuss it further. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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kays
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We arrived an hour ahead of our table reservation and had a drink in the bar area.
We asked that if a table became free earlier please find could we be seated but this did not happen despite several tables being free.
Service was great and upon ordering the fish pie we were told it would be half an hour but actually arrived within about 10 minutes which was excellent.
The fish pie was delicious but very oily and not sure why oil is required in a fish pie! My Mother is unable to eat things swimming in oil so did spoil it. We pointed this out to the staff.
Overall, the restaurant was lovely and reasonably priced food. Drinks overpriced as always, £27 for a bottle of wine!

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 25 February 2020

Dear Kays, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us about your dining experience at Scoff and Banter. We would like to thank you for the 4 star review even the fish pie was not up to your satisfaction. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the overall food and service you received during your time at our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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SueJ
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food were fantastic
We were a party of six and we all thought it was a lovely venue food and the staff were extremely good and very likeable too

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 25 February 2020

Dear SueJ, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us about your sunday roast experience at Scoff and Banter. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and service you received during your time at our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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jacquid
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and overall experience.
Staff were attentive and friendly.
Food was lovely. Great value for London location.
All in all a superb experience.
Thank you for a great meal.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 25 February 2020

Dear jacquid, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us about your sunday roast experience at Scoff and Banter. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and service you received during your time at our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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vipXXXX
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Nice food and lovely venue. Service was very hit and miss unfortunately.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 25 February 2020

Dear XXXX, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your dining experience at Scoff and Banter. I'm saddened to hear that you did not enjoyed the service we have on offer however the food was spot on. Please contact me if you would like to discuss it further. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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BarryJ
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a great lunch. Excellent food, attentive staff and a great location.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 20 February 2020

Dear BarryJ, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your dining experience at Scoff and Banter. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your lunch with us. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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sugarmountain
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent food...cooked to perfection and delicious. Value for money. Highly recommend it.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 19 February 2020

Dear Sugarmountain, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us about your dining experience at Scoff and Banter. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and service you received during your time at our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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vipLexatron
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great group booking for a birthday! Kid friendly as well for the 7 and 11 year olds in our party. Staff were great, amazing table loads of space - smart but not too formal. Great food and something for everyone which is what we were after.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 18 February 2020

Dear Lexatron, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and service given to you and your party during your birthday celebration. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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JoJo
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place - great service and excellent meal

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 18 February 2020

Dear JoJo, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and service given to you and your party during your birthday celebration. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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NadineH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere and excellent service! Look forward to visiting again.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on 18 February 2020

Dear NadineH Thank you for taking the time to share y