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REVIEW: Scoff & Banter, Kensington

Scoff & banter kensington

WHAT? Scoff & Banter offers classic British dishes done to perfection – think soul food and Sunday lunches, made with the best seasonal British ingredients and served in a breathtaking setting.

Scoff & banter kensington

Could anything feel more British than beginning a meal with mini Yorkshire puddings? Filled with roast beef, horseradish creamed potato and red wine sauce, they aren’t to be missed, setting the tone for a meal centred around the best our little island has to offer.

Lighter starters include London gin-and-lime-cured salmon with cucumber and juniper dressing, or Cornish crab cakes with chilli lime sauce, but we’d highly recommend sticking to the former option – light and fluffy, they immediately reminded us of home.

Scoff & banter kensington

A selection of soups and salads will cater to anyone visiting on a diet (a special mention going to the wood-fired smoked salmon with a light cucumber and pomegranate salad – delicious) but really, star dishes are to be found on the gloriously indulgent A La Carte menu.

There’s beer-battered fish and chips with tartar sauce and mushy peas, a delightfully creamy fish pie with salmon, cod and prawns in white wine sauce (highly recommended), and mustard-marinated rump steak with a fried hen’s egg and hand-cut chips. Sides are anything but an afterthought, Maris Piper truffled mash and crispy roast potatoes scattered with rosemary sea salt calling for loosened belt buckles.

Scoff & banter kensington

WHERE? Set within the beautiful old Vanderbilt family mansion, we visited the branch nearest South Kensington tube station – though there are restaurants in Bloomsbury, Oxford Street and Canary Wharf.

ANYTHING ELSE? Sunday roasts are £19 each, with a choice of 28-day aged rib of beef, roasted corn-fed chicken or veggie sausages. Pick the right day and you might catch some live jazz.

DETAILS: 68-86 Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BT / Tel: + 44 (020) 7666 1891 / kensington@scoffandbanter.com / Scoffandbanter.com

Amy was a guest of Scoff & BanterSign-Up To FashionBite’s Weekly News

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