Scoff & Banter Tea Rooms - Oxford Street

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Afternoon Tea
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.

Enjoy afternoon tea this Valentine’s weekend with a complimentary glass of Prosecco and a Charbonnel et Walker surprise

Specials

Treat your mum this Mother's Day

Join us this Mother’s Day weekend in our wood-panelled tea rooms for a creative afternoon tea, served with a complimentary glass of prosecco for mothers.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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!!

GR
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!! Food and service just brilliant 😊

LP
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!!!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Patchy food quality but excellent ambience and service.

ZD
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.

EF
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!!!

OT
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

N
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.

OT
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!

OT
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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TB
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
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

LF
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.

B
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.

MG
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.

SS
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

OT
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.

b
London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The place had a weird fishy smell, and was quite dark. The food wasn’t fresh and you could tell it had been sitting for quite a while as it was cold. Taste wasn’t very good either. Service was slow.

CF
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant options, food was brilliant and staff very friendly.

MT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would highly recommend the Scoff & Banter afternoon tea, we started with hot starters, unusual but it was unique & appetising. We arrived at the earliest reservation so it was very quiet. Our waitress was welcoming & very helpful, we had an issue with one of the flavours of the scones, and was offered an alternative flavour, but we declined, as we could not eat know more. It was lovely & we would defiantly chose to visit again. Thank You!

GM
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Read so many good reviews on this place, and needed somewhere to take my friends visiting from Australia, that was casual dress code. The food and service was excellent and the Champagne was pretty good too! Not as busy as I had anticipated but it was just after New Year so perhaps folk were full to the brim anyhow. I will visit again, £42 for afternoon tea with Moet, what's not to love?

LN
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for a special treat. Food is absolutely delicious ambiance is calm and staff are friendly and attentive

FJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Afternoon Tea ever! Best service and nick tee and warm, as well as cold dishes!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abbiamo dovuto aspettare circa 1 ora prima di essere serviti ma ne è valsa la pena: finora il nostro miglior Afternoon Tea a Londra. La sala è bellissima, le porcellane anche, la scelta di tè ampia così come la possibilità di personalizzare le portate! Siamo rimasti davvero soddisfatti!

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BD
London
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for Christmas dinner at 4pm. Great setting, really well spaced tables, attentive staff, great meal. Not cheap but it was Christmas Day, so I thought reasonable value. Would recommend to anyone

ZS
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I thought the service was poor (chopped teapot, actually had to get up to pretend to leave before we could get someone to bring the bill) and the scones were stale / hard. The ambiance was very nice though which did partially make up for the food and service.

LC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food - we thoroughly enjoyed the hot food in particular. Also very good value for money, especially compared to others in central London.

JB
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my third visit to Scoff and Banter Oxford Street, absolutely awesome establishment with fabulous staff.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely, peaceful spot - you’d never think it was located a stone’s throw from Bond Street station! We loved the sweet china and the idea of having a starter before our afternoon tea was a nice (and delicious!) novelty. Much better value than the bigger hotel teas, but equally nice! Highly recommend.

LJ
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice afternoon tea to celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary. The service was excellent. The choice for the Winter afternoon tea was exceptional. Peach and cranberry Bellini was lovely. Would recommend to all.

EH
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and cozy restaurant. Great service, great afternoon tea

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food beautifully presented. Courteous and helpful staff

SL
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service as soon as we arrived..the choice on the menu was different to the normal run of the mill..two hot starters (scallops and Bejing sticky fillet beef) choice of sandwiches (croque madam)..5 scone choices and two desserts.

MH
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff!! Excellent service!!
We were celebrating my son's birthday and the staff made it really special for us. Thank you for all the extra touches, which was lovely!! We will definitely return in the new year!! A big thank you to the staff who served us. You were amazing x

MS
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place and great afternoon tea. We really liked the starters and it had a lot of variety

AN
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Everything tasted like it had been cooked too long before serving. The hot things were not hot, the scones were stodgy and some of the sandwiches were crispy from having sat too long.

No offers of a refresh of the tea or even the opportunity to purchase more prosecco.

LD
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a hidden treat. Booked last minute but so impressed from start to finish. The hot starter option was a lovely twist on a traditional afternoon tea. Great service too

J
Surrey
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outside!! Nothing was to much trouble and the food was fab !! 👍

PD
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

in London for a couple of days so thought we would try somewhere new for afternoon tea. So glad we tried Scoff and Banter, from the moment we arrived we were treated so well. Food was out of this world, service was excellent. A thoroughly lovely experience.

MH
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

service was second to none
deserts a little disappointing. Custard smelled amd tasted of egg and sticky toffee pudding was very hard. Plain scones a bit pappy.
Tea went cold very quickly
Cocktails were amazing
Overall though was a nice afternoon