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Hoop & Toy

#10,909 of 18,297 Restaurants in London}
$$ - $$$, British,
34 Thurloe Place | South Kensington, London SW7 2HQ, England
+44 20 7589 8360
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible16%
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
34 Thurloe Place | South Kensington, London SW7 2HQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have called in at The Hoop and Toy for a few pints after getting off the Tube on my way to The Royal Albert Hall several times over the years,and always enjoy the experiance.Visiting the V&A with my Wife recently we just could not...More

Thank critical6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the waitresses is extremely rude. Her angry face, angry words and rude gesture are really terrible. No service mind at all!

Thank WoodyNyNy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pub was close to our hotel, so we went a couple of times. Great place to stop for a Guinness after sightseeing all day, but not for food. Had the fish and chips, should be good in a fine old pub in a fine...More

Thank desertdogdays
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called in there before a visit to the V and A and ordered 2 cheese and pickle bloomer sandwiches. After a long wait the food was delivered to the table and we wished they hadn't bothered. The " bloomer" turned out to be nothing...More

Thank kbj2003
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The only reason this pub manages to attract any customers is due to its location next to South Ken station and museums. It's simply a massive tourist trap. After asking for two different beers and unapologetically being told both of them were 'off', I paid...More

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I always visit this pub when visiting the V&A, this time I had a lunch & was impressed by the wide choice on the menu.

Thank DJTas1971
GeorginaHT, Manager at Hoop & Toy, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank You for Your kind review. We are happy that You enjoyed our new menu and we are glad You visit us when You are in the area. Hope to see You soon.

Reviewed 2 August 2017

Very welcome greeting .good food one of few pubs in area good ales traditional feel good service through out visit

Thank John S
GeorginaHT, Manager at Hoop & Toy, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank You for Your kind review John. We are happy You enjoyed Your time with us.

Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely pub around the corner from the V&A, the staff are welcoming and friendly. Food was surpurb I had the Wagyu burger which melted in my mouth. Must vist if in Kensington.

Thank Justin L
GeorginaHT, Manager at Hoop & Toy, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank You for You kind review Justin. We are happy You enjoyed our delicious burgers.

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Unwelcoming visit, made hard to order drinks & food. Unorganised & chaotic. Big group willing to pay a lot of money at lunch time, However was made to feel that they didn't want us to order food and pay good money to eat.

1  Thank Rhiane C
GeorginaHT, Manager at Hoop & Toy, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Hello Rhiane, We are very sorry to hear of your experience and would like to discuss the matter further so we can investigate and respond, how can we contact you please? Our e mail is 7205@Greeneking.co.uk or our number is 0207 589 8360.

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This is the best pub I have found local to South Kensington tube station. Good atmosphere and nice standing area around the premise.

Thank James M
South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$19 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Buffet, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Thurloe Place | South Kensington, London SW7 2HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7589 8360
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