|Monday - Sunday||10:00 - 23:00|
|Budget||Reasonably Priced (£30 - £40)|
|Nearest Station||Piccadilly Circus|
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Leicester Square (Piccadilly & Northern lines) Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Wine
This is British Soul Food - food with heart that feeds the soul. Robust, substantial and always in season. British Soul Food is for the kind of people who believe that flavours are best left to speak for themselves – no fusion, fuss or frippery in our traditional British menus. Just exceptional ingredients, sourced with care and cooked with passion and skill. Scoff & Banter are great places to eat in London, where you’ll find the classics on our drinks list, but you’ll also be swayed by our signatures – thirst-quenching, lip-smacking creations that set you up for a hearty British meal. Inspired by the fresh fruit and flower stalls of the old markets of Britain, there’s a story behind each signature, from the deliciously indulgent ‘Orchard Old Fashioned’ finished with caramelized apples, to the zingy Sloe Gin Fizz or the Hibiscus Blossom – deceptively named, this is not for the faint-hearted.
At Scoff & Banter, each dish uses the very best quality ingredients cooked just so to deliver all that’s best in no nonsense British eating, fueling the feel good in a relaxed and stylish atmosphere. Discover why Scoff & Banter are considered among the top restaurants in London. When you’re done with fancy this and new wave that, and the junk thing just isn’t doing it for you, we think you’ll love Scoff & Banter. Offering a collection of traditional British dishes served straight up or with a twist, Scoff & Banter fills the void that other eateries may leave behind. So when fussed up and trussed up won’t do it and dress down and dirty is just a little too low rent, our great British restaurants in London should be just what you’re looking for.
Yes, S&B is located within a hotel, but with a separate entrance on Mercer Street, you wouldn't think so. Over the years, hotels have been looking to alter peoples’ perception of a hotel restaurant, which back in the day was overly priced, teeming with snobby staff, serving barely average food. Times have since changed and dining in a hotel restaurant is now par for the course. You're guaranteed quality food which is locally sourced and prepared by highly skilled chefs who have cut their teeth in many award winning restaurants, not just in London but across the country and even overseas. The menu here also caters for people who are vegetarian and will happily accommodate people with allergies. Fair trade teas ensure that every 50p from a cup sold is donated to Springboard, a charity which helps the young, unemployed and disadvantaged to get into a career in the hospitality industry. Next time you having a wander in Covent Garden, shopping or perhaps a pre or post theatre aficionado, and you're feeling peckish - head to Mercer Street Hotel for a bit of Scoff and a spot of Banter, and while away the hours on those comfy banquettes, you won't regret it.