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Scoff & Banter - Guildford
Scoff & Banter - Guildford

Scoff & Banter - Guildford Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.scoffandbanter.com/guildford
  • Email: Guildford@ScoffandBanter.com
  • Phone: 0148 379 2305
  • Hours of Operation: Restaurant:

    Monday to Friday 7.00am to 10.30am
    Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 7.30am to 10.30am
    All Day Dining
    Monday to Sunday 10.30am to 11.00pm

    Bar & Lounge:

    All Day Dining
    Sunday to Wednesday 10am to Midnight
    Thursday to Saturday 10am to 1am
    Afternoon Tea
    Daily between 2pm and 5pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British, Modern European
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Meeting & Events Office 0148 379 2302

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Scoff & Banter - Guildford
Scoff & Banter - Guildford is a celebration of all that's best about Britain. Fatigued by fads and fusion food, we look back to our own culinary traditions and resume our love affair with food.
Bristling with the nation's classics, you'll always find something you love on the menu, Informal but informed, our staff take pleasure in sharing the provenance of the food – from breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or supper with a carafe of wine, Scoff & Banter is a great British story waiting to be heard.
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Awards voted by toptable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "i always come to scoff and banter as it is near to the town and nice food for an alright price. However it is nice if you want a less busy place i like to eat in a quiet private place therefore I always come here if you want somewhere with a busier atmosphere then i would not recommend it mid week "
    dined on 25/03/2014
  • "Both the food and the surroundings were very pleasant. Very smooth service - they gave us everything we needed but were unobtrusive. Interesting decor with fascinating designs on the walls and creative use of drapes. Enjoyed our romantic meal uninterrupted - diners were not cramped together. Would definitely go back here!"
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "wonderful food at a good price for uptown restaurant but lacked atmosphere more people should know about this place!"
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "An enjoyable venue for lunch with friends. We virtually had the place to ourselves!"
    dined on 06/03/2014
  • "It would be a good place to eat if you had to, if you were staying in the adjoining hotel and did not want to eat in your room."
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "service is ok but a bit snobbish in my opinion, they were a bit weary about giving free bread. The food is lovely though, recommeded if you want the whole restaurant to yourself haha!"
    dined on 28/01/2014
  • "great food, however we asked for bread and they gave us one little peice to share between two people!"
    dined on 18/01/2014
  • "Booked the £17 2 course deal but actually the normal menu worked out cheaper. Excellent haddock,so fresh and really good chips. Prices quite reasonable . You can easily pay more in Guildford and it won't be as nice."
    dined on 05/01/2014
  • "Our experience was disappointing. I had phoned the given restaurant number to tell them that we would be 15 minutes or so later than booked because of the running time at the theatre. The number I phoned couldn't find my reservation so said they would put me through to the restaurant - the people I thought I had phoned in the first place. Initially they couldn't find my reservation either but eventually did. I was told that up to half an hour late would be fine. We arrived 25 minutes late and once again there was no record of my reservation, but they found us a table anyway. On three occasions we were brought somebody else's order, and my partner's steak with salad arrived with chips and fried onions. How disappointing is all that?"
    dined on 31/12/2013
  • "...but a little stuffy and formal. Food was good, but not good enough for the money."
    dined on 12/06/2013
  • "Good choice on the menu, but we both had steak which was badly cooked and the accompanying chips and onions were very greasy, so much so we could not eat most of it. Nice restuarant, but didn't think much of the food."
    dined on 04/11/2013
  • "Enjoyed a lovely meal with family. Service was excellent, food was OK and ambience was good but very quiet as we were almost the only diners there."
    dined on 20/07/2013
  • "The waiters started lasting the tables for breakfast which was bad, and there was only one other diner, a business type from the hotel. Best avoided unless your staying in the hotel."
    dined on 08/10/2013
  • "I was looking forward to trying a different restaurant as hadnt heard anything about this one and menu on line looked good.I found it very lacking in atmosphere and virtually empty for a Friday evening-significant? Consequently there were too many staff -inexperienced in service attending but not allowing one to relax and enjoythe meal...it felt rushed.The food was reasonable but overpriced and trying too hard and the staff didnt know when asked about the meals. One waiter dropped pat of the meal splattering it over me but didnt check whether we were ok and we were left to clear it up ourselves! Disappointing.Have paid a lot less for a lot better elsewhere."
    dined on 04/10/2013
  • "Very enjoyable meal here. Quality fo food was excellent. I thought it would make a good place for a business meal. It's a large restaurant so if quiet it might be lacking in ambience but there were enough people to make for a good atmosphere."
    dined on 01/06/2013
  • "Situated in Guildford's Radisson Edwardian hotel, there is plenty of parking close by and it's right next door to G:Live. I like the decor and ambience here - smart yet relaxed with plenty of space between tables so you aren't forced to overhear your neighbours' conversations. Service was attentive and polite. The menu is a mixed bag - there seem to be a lot of unconventional twists on traditional dishes which may or may not appeal. The dishes we ordered were all good though I wasn't overly impressed with the cheddar and shallot turnovers - too much pastry, not enough filling and definitely not enough cheese. The prawn cocktail comes with an enormous prawn on the side (delicious!) and desserts were lovely."
    dined on 01/10/2013
  • "We visited the restaurant early on Saturday evening to get a quick dinner before heading out. The restaurant was very empty when we arrived and we were seated straight away and our orders were taken. We ordered 2 burgers (and chips at an additional £3.50 per portion!), a fish pie and the vegetarian turnovers and waited. And waited. The food eventually came out after almost an hour. There was no explanation for the delay, even though there was only one other table of 2 in the restaurant. The food was ok, but portions were small and it wasn't great quality. There are plenty of other restaurant options in Guildford, so I would recommend heading somewhere else."
    dined on 28/09/2013
  • "we wondered why we had not heard of it it was simply because it had chnaged name but is still part of the Radisson Blu Hotel . Good value with thed deal but not very busy at all ... If serving Hendricks Gin ... must serve Fever Tree Toinc and not that bloody awful Schweppes stuff"
    dined on 25/09/2013
  • "A pleasant surprise. Although lacking in ambiance (rather empty because of the early hour dictated by pre-theatre) and the rather "hotel" décor, the food was very good, imaginatively presented with good service."
    dined on 20/09/2013
  • "Friendly welcome but downhill from there. Starter so salty it was inedible, main courses arrived cold, twice at which point we gave up, paid for drinks and left. There were only 6 people in the restaurant and it still took 45 mins for the first course to come out. The manager handled the whole situation dreadfully. Waitress told us a new chef had caused issues all week - manager denied there was any issue. Considering how good Radisson hotel restaurants are normally, I was astounded at the Fawlty Towers delivery."
    dined on 06/09/2013
  • "I was a little concerned the restaurant may have been a little too much on the expensive side and not enough on the food side like the many rip-off pretend French restaurants you so often get (Cafe Rouge for example). However, the set menu for £15 or £21 depending on the 2-3 courses you have, was enough to satisfy at a reasonable price, which is what I look for in a restaurant!!! Most importantly, I did not leave hungry. The drinks were a little on the pricey side admittedly, but apart from that, I'd expect the prices for the rest of the menu as they were for this well presented establishment. The food was excellent and the service was also impeccable. I would certainly visit again!"
    dined on 25/08/2013
  • "We were confused by the mis-match of the restaurant name booked through toptable and the fact the restaurant was in reality differently named. The waiters (of which there were a few) didn't understand English and tried to serve us the wrong wine and food. A complete shambles. Luckily they recognised this and gave us our food for free!!"
    dined on 19/07/2013
  • "Food is delicious and very reasonably priced. Wine by the glss is steep. Service was very good and the atmosphere is good to. the restaurant on a nice day can be opened up to allow outdoor seating."
    dined on 12/07/2013
  • "Place was very quiet but it was early on a Tuesday evening! Excellent attentive and personable staff delivered good food, service and value for money in a comfortable setting for a special family occassion."
    dined on 25/06/2013
  • "Lovely meal - can't understand why it was so quiet as so convenient for GLive, although it was mid week. Waiting staff gave good service but food portions on the small side although interesting menu and perfectly cooked."
    dined on 03/04/2013
  • "Was extremely quiet!!! I was one of only 2 diners in the place. The food was reasonable, if a little expensive for the type of fayre. All in all for a hotel restaurant it was reasonable, staff were friendly, polite and attentive... There are better options in Guildford for the money, so definitely score down on Value... if they reduce the prices, would be a decent option in the area.... as is I'd advise look elsewhere and you will get better value for money."
    dined on 09/12/2012
  • "My wife and I only had a 45 minute windo in Guildford one evening and having just downloaded the TopTable app booked a table at this restaurant to see what it is like, with a view to dining here prior to our next trip to G-Live. We were not disappointed. When I made the booking (and again on arrival) I said we only had 45 minutes. We were shown straight to our table. With a lack of time we skipped first course. My wife liked the look of the risotto but was told it would take longer than the time allowed to prepare so she opted for another vegetarian option. The food was outstanding and the service very attentive. We left the restaurant in good time & were not late for our next appointment. We will definitely return."
    dined on 29/01/2013
  • "Wife and I went to Relish for dinner before a nearby theatre show in Guildford. The food was good - small portions but high quality and well-presented. Fairly short menu, but enough quality choices. The ambience was like a typical hotel lobby restaurant - fairly quiet and uninspired. However, we were there quite early so it's possible it livens up later"
    dined on 08/03/2013
  • "We were booked at 12.45 and arrived at 12.40, they were still hoovering and after sanding at the door for 5 minutes, someone decided to come to see us. We have been told that we were early and we could have a drink at tha bar; After 10 minutes sitting at the bar, none came to us so we had to get someone to get some drink. When at the table, we almost got showered by a bottle of sparkling water that might have been shaken. Food order taken and 3 minutes beofre the starters arrived, we had to ask to see the wine list as it had not been presented to us... etc... Food was really nice, just a shame the service was so poor..."
    dined on 27/01/2013
  • "Overall, not great experience. Service was shabby, food ok, presentation needs attention, can forgive a little for being hotel restaurant, but such a pity as first impression was good fit out, however service rushed & sloppy, food bland, dessert was especially bad, lacked ambience ( very quiet for Friday night -only two other tables occupied) and the funniest thing, the lights were switched on full brightness at 10.20pm - subtle hint or what!! Terrible - will NEVER be going back!"
    dined on 25/01/2013