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Scoff & Banter Bloomsbury

94-97 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3BL +44 2081281561

((()* British
  •  - London
  •  - London
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:30 - 14:30. Afternoon tea: 14:30 - 17:00. Monday to Sunday: 17:30 - 22:00.

The food was excellent and the service impeccable . The whole experience was excellent and will definitely be going again and would recommend it to everyone.

Mark Cornwell 18 November 2013
from London Borough of Camden

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In the heart of literary Bloomsbury and close to the British Museum, Scoff & Banter combines a smart sports bar showing all the live action from the Premiership, and a great restaurant serving innovative modern British food, or simply dishes from the Grill.

The interior features cool marble floors and comfortable leather chairs. On the walls specially commissioned artwork gives a modern interpretation of the Dutch masters.

In the bar the bites and shares menu offers a selection of spicy Far East influenced dishes. It is also a wonderful place to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea. Scoff & Banter Bloomsbury is very popular for pre-theatre dining, being a minute away from the Dominion Theatre on Tottenham Court Road, and just north of London's Theatreland.

Scoff & Banter Bloomsbury

94-97 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3BL

Contact +44 2076662068
Reservations +44 2081281561

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Customer reviews for Scoff & Banter Bloomsbury

3.5 ((()* (based on 4 reviews)
75% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • (**** 7 January 2015 by Lynnette Linstead from Reading

    Unfortunately this was probably my worst ever dining experience, which was a shame as we were looking forward to celebrating New Years eve with a nice meal.
    At the beginning of the evening we ordered a bottle of wine at £22 per bottle however that was not available and after 10 mins we were told this. We chose another bottle this was £28 per bottle and ordered our food. Two of us ordered a pork dish and as there was no mention of any potatoes with it we asked if we could have a side of potatoes. We were told we could not have anything other then what was on the menu so we said we would have the creamed potatoes that came with one of the other dishes, we were prepared to pay the additional amount. The starters of tomato and chilli tart were not good the tomatoes were burnt to a crisp and were chewy!!
    We finished the wine and asked for another bottle of the same, after 15 mins we were told they did not have another bottle and the next one like it was now £30! We complained that it was getting more expensive and we should not have to pay the higher amount.
    By this time we had been in the restaurant for 2 hours and had still not received our main course. We told the waiter who did not seem to understand that this was a problem. As we were losing our patience with the lack of service we sought out the Manager and it was agreed that the main couse was going to be brought out immediately and that we would not have to pay any service charge which should work out right with the extra amount paid for the wine. At this time we received our main courses and the food was inedible the Pork was hard and cold and the ribeye was fatty and gristly and the side dish was disgusting too. We did try to eat as we were so hungry and had been there so long, however at this time a fire alarm started going off and although the waiter shut the fire door to the hotel, he at not time came to tell anyone what was happening or whether there was cause for alarm. we left!

  • ((((( 18 November 2013 by Mark Cornwell from London Borough of Camden

    The food was excellent and the service impeccable . The whole experience was excellent and will definitely be going again and would recommend it to everyone.

  • ((((* 27 September 2013 by Catherine Constable from Hertfordshire

    This is a very convenient restaurant to visit, especially after an exhausting afternoon walking around The British Museum. The food was very good and we enjoyed our pre-theatre dinner.
    The restaurant is within a hotel bar, which became very busy with a large group of conference delegates; they did not spoil our meal, but did raise the background noise level.
    The service was exceptional; our waitress was very attentive and friendly, without being intrusive. The best service I have had for a long time.

  • ((((* 12 August 2013 by Debra Higgins from London

    We had the 2 course summer menu for £15. Excellent value. Wine at £19.95 was cold & good. Service by Oliver excellent. Comfortable chairs & table. Very clean & well decorated.

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