Scoff & Banter Tea Rooms - Oxford Street

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Afternoon Tea
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.

Scoff & Banter Tea Rooms celebrates that quintessential British time-honoured tradition of afternoon tea.
Tucked away just off Oxford Street, you’ll find a cosy little retreat serving the very best in Great British afternoon tea, whatever the time. Let us take you on a journey from the savoury to the sweet, to the fabulous and the great. With a few little surprises along the way.

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JosieN
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great staff, convenient location and surroundings were pleasant if rather uninspiring. Half of the food was good or delicious, a quarter was alright and a quarter was poor. For example the cucumber sandwich, bread seemed frozen in one place and overall sandwiches did not seem freshly made. However the scallops were delicious as was the rhubarb and custard dessert. Scones were reasonable. Staff couldn’t be more helpful.

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vipBrianD
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went for afternoon tea in our first trip to London. Delicious food and tea

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place, great environment and service and the food is just amazing! Will be back for sure!

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PetaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a really lovely place for afternoon tea just off Oxford Street, the hot starter was a very nice different touch. The choice of scones was also lovely and the sandwiches and cakes delicious too. Service was very good, it was a quiet afternoon but we all thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

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ChristerB
London
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth a visit, you will not be disappointed. I've been here 3 times now and can compare with places with higher prices and this is one of the best afternoon teas you can have in London.

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Bettan
London
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Easy to find on Oxford Street, fantastic prosecco, perfectly chilled.
Very tasteful food and very serviceminded straff. Helped us with info about desserts containing nuts or not.
I'll be back next time in London!

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Londongal20
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Would recommend. Good service and quality food. The only criticism I have is that I would have preferred if there was more than a couple of veggie options for the sandwiches.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff really takes care of you and makes you feel special! The food is really good and I especially liked the hot food in the beginning of the serving. Top quality!!

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GemmaR
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!! Food and service just brilliant 😊

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LisaP
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the perfect first visit for my best friend Sanjay birthday treat Robert treated us like Royalty we felt so very special & the food was just WOW delicious Robert even gave Sanjay a birthday cake chocolate cake with a toast of champagne!!!

100% recommend & I can not wait to return!!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Patchy food quality but excellent ambience and service.

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ZerinD
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been here a few times before and always enjoy it. As it was Valentine weekend everyone got a free glass of Prosecco and chocolates for the table, which was a really nice touch. Although on the website it says you can only have the table for 1.5 hours they didn't rush us. All the food was delicious and the staff were very helpful and super friendly. We will definitely be coming back.

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EmmaF
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING! I would highly recommend the Sticky Beijing beef fillet. The staff were incredible and went the extra mile to make the experience both enjoyable and memorable. Everything was beautifully presented and worth every penny. Will definitely be returning!!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Perfect afternoon tea, lovely decor and a very welcoming host to greet you, Roberto was excellent with great knowledge of the menu and made the whole experience superb, food was hot and very tasty, cakes were lovely

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Nick
London
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place and staff. For the most part the food was very nice and plentiful, but the scones didn't seem fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

旅の最後の日のお昼に予約をして行きました。ホテル内のティールームです。内装は落ち着いていますが、明るい雰囲気です。食器がとてもかわいいので気分が上がります。
最初に温かい料理が2品選べます。Lobster Brandy Bisque (ロブスターのスープ)がとても美味しくて感動しました。温かい料理もサンドイッチも肝心のお茶もおいしい。ケーキも甘すぎず良い。アフタヌーンティーで£32は、とてもお得です。改良するとすれば、スコーンがもう少しやわらかいと完璧です。接客もていねいで、とても嬉しかったです。旅の楽しい思い出になりました。
We made a reservation and had Winter afternoon tea set. There is a tearoom in the Hotel.
It has a relaxed and bright atmosphere. Pots and tea-sets are so pretty and raised us up!
At first, we chose two hot dishes. “Lobster brandy bisque with a warm cheese scone” was especially very delicious that we were impressed! Hot meals, Sandwiches, and essential part, Tea were great. Winter desserts are just right sweet. We can have delicious afternoon tea set at great prices! If I have to choose a word, I’d prefer soft scones.
But we have a good impression with the polite service for us, and we could make a good memory for the trip. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Il personale è davvero molto gentile e disponibile, ma, a causa probabilmente dell'ora tarda (prenotazione effettuata per le 18), stavano già iniziando a preparare la sala per le colazioni del giorno seguente, mettendo un po' in soggezione e fretta. Il cibo non è eccezionale, al contrario del tè, ma è lo scotto da pagare per il prezzo decisamente più basso rispetto alla concorrenza.. esperienza nel complesso positiva

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ThaminahB
London
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Good afternoon

I would like to express my disappointment with you. Today was my third visit at Scoff & Banter (Oxford Street) for afternoon tea.  My first 2 experiences were lovely which prompted me to go for a third time, however today was a disappointment despite being the only group in the tea room we recieved very poor service.

For the first time I was told the tea was NOT refillable unless we paid extra. This was never the case in my previous visits. 

The food in the stands were mixed up and we had to physically move food from one stand to another.

Unfortunately I probably won't be returning.


Kind regards

TM
TracyM
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We chose the winter afternoon tea - food was very nice and slightly different to other teas I have had. Service was out of this world - very attentive without being over the top. Table setting and general ambience was formal but still quite relaxed

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LisaF
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Second time visiting Scoff & Banter for afternoon tea, not as good as my first visit but would return again.
The rare venison was not rare & quite tough, we had to request milk to accompany the breakfast tea one person had ordered, I found the meringue overly sweet, but Th are just personal preference.

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Brani
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best experiences ever! The service was amazing thanks to Csaba who made my mom's birthday an unforgettable experience. I am definetly coming back to taste some other dishes I did not get to now. Be prepared for generous portions with a lot of flavors.

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MaxG
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem in Oxford Street.
My second time here and I will be coming back.

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SharonS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hot food to start was such a nice addition. So much food, you really need to be hungry before you go! Attentive staff but not intrusive

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food wasnt the best and service was quite slow at first, however got better as the meal went on. Good for a budget because of the set menus but definitely nicer places out there.

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blep
London
1 review