Scoff & Banter Tea Rooms - Oxford Street

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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.

Special Offers

5 Course Christmas Luncheon: £75

Pre-order is required for 12pm-4.45pm bookings on 25th December, min. 72h in advance. The restaurant will contact you for payment via secure link. Cancellations or amendments less than 72h prior to the date will incur a £25 charge / pp. Each reservation lasts 2h and is held for 15 mins.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 25 December 2019

Ends: 25 December 2019

Availability: Wed 12:00-16:45

Winter Afternoon Tea & a limited-edition Peach & Cranberry Bellini:£32

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 17 October 2019

Ends: 23 February 2020

Availability: Sun-Fri 13:00-18:00

London Restaurant Festival: Afternoon Tea £34pp

From a set menu. Complimentary glass of Prosecco when a minimum of two guests book. "
Afternoon Tea - £34

Champagne Afternoon Tea – £42.50

Prosecco - £39

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun-Fri 13:00-18:00

Dine out on Christmas Day for a stress-free Christmas

Celebrate Christmas Day differently this year and join us for a four-course Christmas lunch that combines winter flavours and contemporary twists, served in our atmospheric restaurant. Priced at £75 per person.

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

What 672 People Are Saying
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AC
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous afternoon tea, great service and location was easy to find.

f
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Sorely disappointed by my second visit to this tea room. Reduced afternoon tea menu with an alcohic drink included in the price but no alternative available for those not drinking or underage. And no offer of a discount. And no indicidation on website when their "Winter"menus kicked in.

Sandwiches still cold from the fridge and same with choux bun.

Given the full afternoon tea is normally £36, £32 for half the menu in choices didn't feel like good value.

Sorry Scoff and Banter. Last time I visited it was amazing and that's why I came back to celebrate my kids birthday and 1st afternoon tea. We left sorely disappointed.

M
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Been there couple of times. It was better a year ago. Still, I‘d recommend to go there once but wouldn’t recommend to go there for a second time.

C
London
39 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friend and I celebrated our joint birthdays with Afternoon Tea at Scoff & Banter in Oxford Strett last Saturday. What a wonderful afternoon! Everything was fabulous - the food, the ambience and the outstanding service extended to us by Roberto and Natalie who treated us like princesses. This was not our first visit and it certainly won’t be our last! Thank you to Roberto, Natalie and all the team who made our birthday celebrations so special. See you soon!

JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely tea room tucked away behind Debenhams. I nearly missed it because it was not well signed but it’s on the first floor of the Radisson Hotel. Really comfortable seating and friendly but not overbearing service. The tea was nice and plentiful - including a hot starter - so make sure you are hungry! The scones and cakes were OK but not the best I’ve ever had. The ambience made up for it however.

QV
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Definitely the best afternoon we had while in London. The caliber and quality of the food served was amazing making it worth the price. Tea was excellent. We had afternoon tea at other places for a similar price and all it was was basic dinner sandwiches, scones and dessert. Scoff and Banter was next level!

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My partner and I had a wonderful experience when we took his parents out for afternoon tea .

His dad is not a lover of sweet things so had never been to afternoon tea before and it was tricky trying to find one he'd enjoy - this one he loved! He finished his desserts before any of us had even started ours which is a first.

We loved that there was a hot starter and you got to choose what you wanted to make up your afternoon tea along with the choice to have coffee instead of tea. Service was great and the value for money is fantastic, we couldn't believe how much food we had. Can't wait to come back again and we've already have several friends interested in coming along too.

F
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Absolutely lovely afternoon tea with warm starters, excellent teas and a great service.

EL
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I visited with a friend from New York who wanted to experience a real English Afternoon Tea, and she was not disappointed! We had such a fab time, Lisa was fantastic and we had a really relaxed afternoon. The food was delicious and we appreciated the prosecco too!

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

初めてのロンドンでとても不安でしたが、こちらでアフタヌーンティーをできてとても良かったです。お茶はもちろん、お料理やデザートも大変美味しかったです。お店の立地や雰囲気も良く、また訪れたいと思いました。何よりも親切で笑顔のステキなスタッフに感謝しています。Thank you Edit!

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JB
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely site with great staff and great service. Good selection of teas, and a varied menu. We didn’t care for one of our items; our server quickly substituted another item. A relaxing and enjoyable afternoon stop!

T
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A delicioud afternoon tea. It was nice that you can choose exactly what you want and like.

J
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful, quaint setting for lunch. It was our first time for afternoon tea. The waiter was SO helpful - he explained each tea and each course. I definitely recommend!

J
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really loved this afternoon tea. The food was incredible, very delicious and the staff were very attentive and couldn't do any more for you. The China was very pretty and the atmosphere was calm. There was a table of loud people, but that because they were.... Loud people. The rest of the room was very chilled out. 10/10 for everything from start to finish. If there was any room for improvement: maybe pop a sauce with the pork and see how customers favour that, might just add that extra mmpfh. The Beijing beef I could eat all day long! Thank you for making it an unforgettable experience.

l
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an excellent way to spend an afternoon! Service was amazing ,they went above and beyond . There were two of us, both with food allergies which were well catered for.
Will definitely be going back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was absolutely lovely. I would definitely recommend the scallops from the hot kitchen!

M
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friend and I had such a wonderful time. My friend is gluten free which the stuff were so careful to make sure everything was okay for her to eat. We were looked after so well, particularly by our waitress, Edit, who was absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much

EK
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Great venue and pleasant staff! The food was very good but I thought the bread was dry, however I later realised that this is due to cultural differenses rather than poor cooking.
The brittish version of scones is supposed to be drier than the swedish one!
Desserts were excellent!

OT
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We chose here because of the choice and options for hot starters as we like plenty of food. The hot starters were great, especially the beef and scallops. Sandwiches were good, scones even though small are filling and tasty. Desserts - lemon meringue too sweet, rhubarb and custard tasted great, rhubarb a little hard, sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream was lovely, chocolate Chantilly nice but very rich and a huge portion. We never got our free bottle of Prosecco as per the offer which we were disappointed about, we paid for two Prosecco afternoon teas and an extra glass of Prosecco, I don’t know why this happened, maybe it’s a money marking thing, but as it was our anniversary it did spoil it a little for us.the waiter was very attentive and filled up our tea and checked on us regularly but not overly intrusive. We went at 1pm as it was our lunch too so it was quiet.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and freshly prepared. The staff were very pleasant, attentive and accomodating.

a
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our afternoon tea was fabulous from the moment we stepped into the restaurant tithe time we left, the service was excellent. Food absolutely delicious and our waitress Enit was so helpful and knowledgable. Thank you so much will definitely recommend to my friends and family and will be back again for sure!

MC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Afternoon tea was amazing, the scallops and Beijing beef are a must! The staff couldn’t do more for you.

KS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was anniversary present for my daughter and son in law
Food amazing
Service friendly and nothing too much trouble
Nice touch giving dessert with a special anniversary message
Will definitely return

KT
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The afternoon tea was perfect
Staff were helpful and friendly
Very filling we had to have a doggy bag

CE
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great service.
Whole experience was lovely.
The staff were warm, friendly and polite.
The manager was particularly attentive and his service was excellent.
The only reason for the 4 stars, is that there was a mix up with the voucher( the item had been discontinued and I was not informed when I booked).
But the staff and manager more than made up for it and the the food was great.
My daughter and I left very happy and full.😊.

JL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful high tea.

EP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Just fabulous - our waitress, Henrietta, was so kind, and me and my daughters were very impressed. One cream tea was enough for us all as a late lunch and totally delicious!

OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had such a lovely tea here. It is kind of difficult to find, but the room is quiet with ample seating. The service was great and they had plenty of gluten free options. Great place to go for an afternoon tea!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It was my daughters birthday. A bit disappointed that our table wasn’t made up for the afternoon tea but really nice food

CJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff are lovely

KW
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Very good service and the afternoon tea menu has a lot of options to choose. Myself and my friend enjoyed it.

JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

One very good afternoon tea. Especially that you get two small hot dishes as well.

TD
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was one of the best afternoon teas we have had for a long time excellent menu with good choice of both hot and cold food and if you like your tea also an excellent choice. In particular the arancini balls were delicious and the the sticky toffee pud was as light as a feather. The service was also very good our waiter was very attentive without being intrusive . We would not hesitate to go again.

KH
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I would recommend it foods lovely our waiter was very chatty and helpful although I didn't think it fair that I had to pay for the 2 cokes we had 1 each considering we didn't have a tea or coffee would have been nice to gave received these instead

N
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A brilliant experience, from start to finish .
The food, the service and the cost was great, would definitely go back when I am next in London.

KM
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my family's first Afternoon Tea. I had selected it because we were looking for a place that had the traditional tea but would be substantial enough for our two teen boys and also wouldn't break the bank. Scoff and Banter totally exceeded my expectations. From the first course to the last - attentive service, fantastic food and beautiful atmosphere. And the porcelain was gorgeous and unique. We would definitely visit again next time we are in London!

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Scoff and Banter tea room was an oasis of calm, hard to believe it was just off the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street. All the staff were very welcoming and couldn't do enough to accomodate us. The food was all freshly made and very tasty. Would highly recommend for a treat with friends!

SI
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love afternoon tea, it‘s like British Tapas.
First time in London 🥰 ever! REAL, traditional afternoon tea with variety of pastries, including a Pot of tea, two different jams... Strawberry vanilla and rhubarb not to mention clotted cream.
Spiced scallop & cauliflowers beignets, Vanilla&Valrhona chocolate scones 2 of each, Chicken caesar with rosemary focaccia & Oak-smoked ham with english mustard, rocket&tomato Sandwiches, Strawberry shortbread with whipped creme&chocolate whisky cake, candied orange & malt shake.

AI
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Ambiance, service and food was excellent. Only us and one more couple was visiting when we were there ( strange because everything excellent...) Maybe it had to do with the fact that it was on a monday, and the fact that it was a bit hard to find ( inside the Hotel without any sign outside....)

CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great Service and great vibes.

Thanks and I will be returning again!