Scoff & Banter - Kensington

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“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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London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great service and good value

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Responded 17 hours ago

Dear reviewer, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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RS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Not the most varied menu but food was done to a high quality and great service and ambiance

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant evening out with family. Food very good and not too expensive.

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Responded 7 days ago

Dear Moi33, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback regarding your dining experience. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your evening with your family. We hope to welcome you all back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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BA
London
46 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the space and decor. The bar area is very inviting. Good wine offerings and modern menu. We will recommend to our friends and happily stop by again.

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Responded on September 13, 2019

Dear BAMdining, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback about your experience at Scoff and Banter. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed our bar area, wine and menu offerings. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

While I almost gave them 4 stars based on their reasonably good food I decided to give the place a 3 star rating. The service was excruciatingly slow. From the time we placed our order it was an hour and a half before our entrees came out. That was unacceptable and I actually had to ask the server why were we waiting for an hour and a half. At that point she told us that things were slow in the kitchen. My feeling is that a floor manager needs to be on top of situations like this and working the room and speaking to the clients. No one had the good sense to say anything to us until I voiced my concern. There are too many other nice places around this area to take the chance that one may run into the same situation we did. I would not recommend this place for that reason. Sorry

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on September 15, 2019

Dear George66, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your dining experience at Scoff and Banter. I am happy to read that you enjoyed the food that was given to you but must apologise on behalf of the team regarding your wait time for main courses. If you would like to talk about this in further detail please contact me via email. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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JF
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Thanks for a great hour or so - we were having such a good time it was a shame that we had to leave. Everything surpassed our expectations: the decor and ambiance, the service and the food. Portions were just right and we all left happy. Though home is some way from the restaurant we shall do our best to return. Very much recommended.

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Responded on September 11, 2019

Dear JulianF, I would like to thank you for sharing your lovely feedback regarding your dining experience with us. It gives me great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your experience especially our food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back when you next in London. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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a
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff!

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on September 15, 2019

Dear anon, I would like to thank you for sharing your feedback about your dining experience 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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OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place and lovely ambiance highly recommend it.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on September 6, 2019

Dear reviewer, Thank you for leaving your feedback regarding your dining experience at scoff and banter. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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SM
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Sunday roast. Service was attentive, value is excellent. Highly recommended!

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Responded on September 5, 2019

Dear StaceyM, I would like to thank you first of all for leaving your feedback regarding your dining experience at Scoff and Banter. I am happy to read that you enjoyed the food and service, especially our signature Sunday roast. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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P
London
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All is ok in this restaurant except for the noise that is too high. I think it should apply some kind of sound reduction to the wall and on ceiling.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on September 2, 2019

Dear Pierfrancesco, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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D
London
91 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 2

The food is fine. Beware, on the opentable special offer it states that the Sunday roast comes with a selection of delicious starters to begin and classic deserts to finish. When you book you are also given the option of the special offer or a la carte. I chose the special offer. The price of the Sunday roast is the same special offer or a la carte. So what is the offer. I questioned this and the waitress went to ask the manager who said the special is Sunday roast - one main course, no starter and/or desert. So there is no offer as the price is the same as the a la carte. There is no opentable menu, I was presented with the a la carte menu. VERY BAD

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Responded on August 20, 2019

Dear David, Thank you for your feedback regarding the offer for our Sunday roast. I can only apologise for this and I have since spoken to our marketing team who will change our website in due course. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bare Manager

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H
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

We visited Scoff & Banter this week following an evening at the Proms. It was disappointing. We had the fish & chips and steak & egg, both pretty standard dishes and both v poor quality. Our food took about 45 minutes to turn up even though there were very few people in the restaurant and when it did it was low quality, soggy (the fish) and tough (the steak). I did read reviews before attending but chose to focus on the good ones, lesson learnt!

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Responded on August 15, 2019

Dear Hattie, First of all thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback regarding your recent experience at Scoff and Banter. I can only apologise for the experience you had. I would really appreciate if you could contact me direct to discuss this further. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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D
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

OK looking hotel but on a busy main road.
Reception area / bar quite nice but not very cosy - we could have been in any high street pub chain.
Restaurant area busy and again lacking any sophistication.

Staff not especially welcoming at first, but our attendant, when we were eventually seated, David, was friendly and helpful - although we had to explain the package we had (bought for us by some very generous friends) included champagne and not prosecco (it was a gift and we wanted what had been bought for us) - to his credit, David returned with an apology and the right drink.

The food and drink:
- the sandwiches were rather chunky and what was delivered didn't match up with the menu (again we had to ask for what was listed but not brought)
- the scones were very dry and not enjoyable
- the cakes were left - literally we couldn't face them
- the tea selection was great!

We did ask for a second glass of fizz and to our surprise, we were not charged for these - not an oversight, but a nice gesture on behalf of the venue - which suggests they recognised the event hadn't been that special or enjoyable for us.

We will not be going back.
4/10

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on August 14, 2019

Dear reviewer, Thank you for taking the time for leaving your feedback. I can only apologise for the experience you received. I would really appreciate if you could get in touch with me directly to discuss it further. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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H
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

We were disapponted. The portions were small the service extremely slow. DON'T try this for pre-theater dinner.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on August 14, 2019

Dear Hesterv Thank you for taking the time for leaving your feedback. I can only apologise for the experience you received. I would really appreciate if you could get in touch with me directly to discuss it further. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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JN
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very tasty food. Slightly limited menu but still a very good choice. The steak was excellent and sides were delicious.

A very nice setting and feels very spacious and a good distance between tables. IT was quiet when we went but seems a big enough room that even if it was full you wouldn't be drowned in everyone else noise.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on August 10, 2019

Dear JamesN, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback regarding your dining experience at Scoff and Banter. It gives me great pleasure to read that you enjoyed the food and service given to you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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JZ
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great for a dinner at the table for 6. Quiet, great food, great value for money.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on September 2, 2019

Dear JustynaZ, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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R
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and simple, unfussy food well presented.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on July 31, 2019

Dear Red123, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback regarding your dining experience at Scoff and Banter. It gives me great pleasure to read that you enjoyed the food and service given to you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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N
London
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, creative, fresh and succulent, the scoff and banter was an incredible dining experience, would highly recommend.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on July 30, 2019

Dear Nicklovesbanter, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback regarding your dining experience at Scoff and Banter. It gives me great pleasure to read that you enjoyed the food and service given to you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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DH
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
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.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on July 16, 2019

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
London
1 review
Dined on July 4, 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 July 11, 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
1 review
Dined on July 3, 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.

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Responded on July 5, 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 June 28, 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 July 1, 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 June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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Responded on July 1, 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 June 19, 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.

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Responded on July 6, 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 June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Responded on July 1, 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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MB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Scoff & Banter!in June to celebrate my parent’s 50th anniversary. Not only did Antonio give us exceptional service, but he brought out a lovely dessert with a candle and happy anniversary message. My son has severe nut allergies and the staff and kitchen was very accommodating about the allergies and making sure we felt comfortable about what he could safely eat. I highly recommend this wonderful Kensington restaurant and be sure to ask if Antonio can serve you!

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Responded on August 14, 2019

Dear reviewer, I would like to thank you first of all for leaving your feedback regarding your dining experience in June. It gives me great pleasure to read that you enjoyed the food and the service given to you by Antonio who is very please to read your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards. Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager

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CB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 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.

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Responded on July 1, 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 June 15, 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

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on June 18, 2019

Thank you for your review. I am sad to read that you did not enjoy the food that you received when dining with us especially the mushroom wellington and apple crumble which are usually firm favourites with our guests. If you would like to speak about this in more detail please do not hesitate to contact me via email. Warm regards, Peter Milne Restaurant & Bar Manager milnep@Radisson .co

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

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

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Responded on July 6, 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
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Responded on June 16, 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 June 13, 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 June 16, 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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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bright, airy dining space with excellent food and service.

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on June 13, 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
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Responded on June 13, 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 June 2, 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!!

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Responded on June 13, 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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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

Scoff & Banter - Kensington
Responded on June 6, 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
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food! Service and ambiance were just ok.

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Responded on May 28, 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
1 review
Dined on May 23, 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 May 28, 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
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 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

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

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

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Responded on May 28, 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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P
Toronto
48 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sunday Roast very good

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Responded on May 28, 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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