Scoff & Banter - Kensington

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British
“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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Treat your mum this Mother's Day

All mothers enjoy a complimentary glass of prosecco when dining with us on Mothering Sunday.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

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AS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

RO
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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

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Responded 3 days ago

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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T
Norfolk
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded 3 days ago

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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JN
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sunday roast with the children was great value for money.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded 5 days ago

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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AM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 3 days ago

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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k
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 3 days ago

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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SJ
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 4 days ago

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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j
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 4 days ago

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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XX
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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

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Responded 3 days ago

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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BJ
London
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on February 20, 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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s
London
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on February 19, 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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L
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 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 February 18, 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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JJ
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place - great service and excellent meal

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on February 18, 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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NH
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on February 18, 2020

Dear NadineH 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 soon. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a most enjoyable stay. The service was very good. The room was clean and comfortable and the staff very friendly. We would particularly like to thank Sarah for all her help and kindness . Forgot to say that the dinner and breakfast was delicious.
Mrs Frisby

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on February 18, 2020

Dear Mrs Frisby 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 will pass your comment to Sarah as well for her wonderful guest relation approch. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal in a lovely location, can’t fault it and my missus is hard to please

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on February 18, 2020

Dear StephenH 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 soon. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived, we were warmly greeted by Emanuel. He took our jackets and my partner was feeling cold then without asking Emanuel offer a warm cocktail that was unbelievable and I had the G&G. Stunned by the way he described the menu, we felt important and we were transported in time to another culinary place.

The service was perfect and not overwhelming . The attention to detail was on point. (We receives tooth pick when we needed without asking).
The Food was divined, delicious and full of flavour. I had the perfectly cooked crab cake and prawn cocktail. Then I had the rack of lamb and my partner had the juiciest Ribeye steak cooked to perfection with side of hand cut chips and veggies.
The wine selected was just what we wanted.

I cant describe how special we felt and we will definitely come back and recommend it to our friends.

Thank you as well to the polish girl ( sorry we didn’t catch you name) for the wonderful dessert recommendation.

What an experience and hidden gem.
Incredible service and food .

A million thanks

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on February 11, 2020

Dear Reviewer, 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 service you received during your time at our restaurant and I would like to thank you for giving the 5 stars overall reviews. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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E
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We had a really lovely anniversary meal with a special board and dessert with ‘happy anniversary’ on! That was a beautiful touch. Gutted to give 3 stars for food but the fish cakes were really burnt at the bottom and our medium rare steaks were well done and medium which was a big shame! I know how frustrating it is, from working in the industry before, when people give a review on food afterwards rather than letting you rectify it there and then but we were pushed for time to get to the theatre. Lovely chips! Great cocktails! Delicious desserts. Thank you

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on February 10, 2020

Dear Emma 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 service you received during your time at our restaurant and I would like to thank you for giving the 5 stars overall reviews. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Massimo looked after us through our birthday lunch pre visit to the Royal Albert hall

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on February 8, 2020

Dear Reviewer 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 soon. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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JR
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, waitresses were extremely friendly and helpful. The mini Yorkshire puddings were Devine!

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on February 6, 2020

Dear JoyceR, 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 soon. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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S
London
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The vegan menu was very disappointing! I was excited to see they had a separate vegan menu which usually means good things but I struggled to see why they would go the expense of printing a separate menu for 3 items! 1 starter, 1 main and 1 dessert choice! Why not just put it on the main menu. Also it was a Sunday and I fancied a roast but all there was on the menu was pasta and tomato sauce! Boring!

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on February 5, 2020

Dear Sarp, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback about your dining experience with us. We have taken on board your comments and given this feedback to our team. Having mentioned your disappointment of our vegan menu we would have happily catered as far as possible for any request you would make outside of our vegan choices. If you would like to speak about this in more detail please do not hesitate to contact me. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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KA
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good location and a nice addition to the hotel. Food was really nice and wine choices also

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on February 3, 2020

Dear KerryA, 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 soon. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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NB
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

This really has great decor and ok service. Apart from that the food is awful. Had to try it now tried and regretted it. Never again.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on February 10, 2020

Dear NazB, 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 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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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was absolutely amazing. The staff were on point with everything! and the food was delightful. This was genuinely a great place to eat and I would recommend it to all!

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on February 1, 2020

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your dining experience. I am pleased to see that you enjoyed the food and service given to you during your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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SN
London
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great. It isn't fine dining, but is good food in a great atmosphere at a very competitive price.
Staff were helpful, attentive and polite. Would definitely go back and look for this restaurant in other locations when we are in London.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on January 31, 2020

Dear SteveN, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback about your experience dining with us. I am pleased to see that you were happy with the service and contemporary British cuisine we provide. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards Peter Milne Restaurant and Bar Manager

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SC
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner here with a dear friend, could still sit in a lovely booth and chat away...menu was nice, so was the wine and waiter and ambiance beautiful. We went after the Mary Quant Exhibition at the V & A, so a lovely treat all around.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on February 8, 2020

Dear ShawnCohen 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 soon. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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SH
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and with the offer through open table we had free prosecco too! Would go back for good quality well cooked and presented food, good service and posh toilets!

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on January 28, 2020

Dear SophieH, Thank you for taking the time to share 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 your during your time at scoff and Banter. 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 January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. We had the 3 course set menu which was a bargain at £22 with a free glass of prosecco! There was quite a wait between the main and pudding but otherwise service was quick and efficient. Our glasses were always kept topped up with water. The toilets were clean and tidy with nice touches like hand cream. Chairs could have been a little more comfortable! Food was tasty, loved the presentation too.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on January 27, 2020

Dear CharlotteD, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback about your experience dining with us. I am pleased to see that you were happy with the service and contemporary British cuisine we provide. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards Peter Milne Restaurant and Bar Manager

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SD
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good apart from my Rump Steak. Lot of grisl in the middle and hard to cut through as cutlery was too small to grip, so had aching hand when I finished. But rest of the meal was excellent. Especially the New Zealand white Wine I ordered. Do a really good buffet bkfst too.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on January 14, 2020

Dear StuartD, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your dining experience at Scoff and Banter. I am please to read that you enjoyed your time dining with us and we have taken on board your comments and we will feedback to the rest of our team. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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HB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed with all the food we had at the hotel. Meal on Sunday was excellent. Breakfast
Equally good, as was afternoon tea.
The staff were all very helpful and polite.
We will return in. A few weeks.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on January 7, 2020

Dear HeatherB, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback about your experience dining with us. I am pleased to see that you were happy with the service and contemporary British cuisine we provide. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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OO
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, the management and staff were attentive and very professional. I highly recommend this branch no matter the purpose of your occasion. The menu of drinks and food met my needs. The quality of food was excellent- compliments to the chef as well as the rest of the team! Thank you!

Don’t hesitate and book your visit!!

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on January 6, 2020

Dear OOP3WAVE, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback about your experience dining with us. I am pleased to see that you were happy with the service and contemporary British cuisine we provide. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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GC
London
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So classy and good value for such a delicious meal. Great wine and service. Had breakfast here as well!!!such a great variety! Would definitely go back again!

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on January 5, 2020

Dear GinaC, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback about your experience dining with us. I am pleased to see that you were happy with the service and contemporary British cuisine we provide. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While vacationing in London, we wanted some Modern British food with variety. This was a great choice. Very nice atmosphere, simplistic, elegant and cozy. Good for families or couples. We enjoyed salmon, fish and chips, Sea bass, crab cakes, chicken & avocado salad and hamburger plus wine and beer. We would definitely recommend.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on January 3, 2020

Dear reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely feedback with us regarding your dining experience at Scoff and Banter. It gives me great pleasure to read that you enjoyed the food and service we have on offer at our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thank you once again. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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EB
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was the perfect choice to celebrate new years eve. I extremly recommend it!

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on January 3, 2020

Dear EmiliaB, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely feedback with us regarding your dining experience at Scoff and Banter. It gives me great pleasure to read that you enjoyed the food and service we have on offer at our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thank you once again. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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KS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great new years eve great food and good vibe before going to the fireworks

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on January 3, 2020

Dear KarlS, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely feedback with us regarding your dining experience at Scoff and Banter. It gives me great pleasure to read that you enjoyed the food and service we have on offer at our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thank you once again. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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DK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, food was amazing and great location for our needs. Would highly recommend

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on January 3, 2020

Dear DeanK, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely feedback with us regarding your dining experience at Scoff and Banter. It gives me great pleasure to read that you enjoyed the food and service we have on offer at our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thank you once again. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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JR
Denver
53 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Dined at Scoff think family style).

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Responded on January 1, 2020

Dear JexR Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely feedback with us regarding your dining experience at Scoff and Banter. It gives me great pleasure to read that you enjoyed the food and service we have on offer at our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thank you once again. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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ME
1 review