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

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

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RP
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Myself and my companion were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. Service was very friendly but not overbearing. We both enjoyed the food and drinks. I would definitely recommend Scoffs and Banter to others,my afternoon was also very easy to book which I found very helpful . I would definitely go again .

CP
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent afternoon tea. Cosy room. Great service. Perfect :)

RS
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nathalie - our waitress - gave us excellent service.

NW
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time celebrating my sister's birthday. We were a party of eight and the food was fabulous. We were looked after by Edit and nothing was too much trouble. Can recommend the arancini and the Seville orange scones were to die for. Would visit again as good value for money

H
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the best time. Relaxing, gorgeous food and definitely a great alternative way to enjoy an afternoon tea. We all loved how you could create a bespoke meal, and it was all faultless.

JB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were so lovely and attentive spoiling us with prosecco and extra cake as it was my partners birthday. 2nd visit here and didn’t disappoint would highly recommend

W
London
22 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A really lovely afternoon tea, great food with a few extras to make it just a little different and special. The staff were very good if a little busy. Would happily recommend.

EG
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, wonderful ambiance and incredibly delicious food. While all of the food was scrumptious, I particularly loved the mushroom arancini and the dark chocolate mousse. It was a wonderful afternoon tea experience that I would try again.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The tea and food was excellent, but even more, the service was simply outstanding. Our waiter, a young man named Csabo, treated us as if we were royalty, and with great friendliness and humor. He was also very skilled about walking us through all the options available to us on the afternoon tea menu--and very patient in doing so, despite the fact that he had a busy tea room to serve all by himself. The man is a hero: and the quality of the afternoon tea package is great value for money

NM
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for great service, a relaxed atmosphere and delicious food! We felt looked after and had a lovely afternoon. Staff were attentive but not too much so that we had lots of time to enjoy the food and chat. Thank you - we’ll be back!

MS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and great food. Always a pleasure and I will keep coming back:-)

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The food was good- the tarts were not freshly made. The crusts were soft so obviously had been made the day before. The wait staff was attentive.

KY
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful staff. Very welcoming experience. Food was delicious.

AC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

f
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

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.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Anything is ok

M
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

EL
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

M
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

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
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

a
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful high tea.