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About The Game Bird

The Game Bird is a contemporary tale about relaxed, informal dining any time of the day. A place to eat, drink and socialise, the focus is on modern British comfort cooking executed with style and panache, all wrapped in a seductive ambience that oozes cool sophistication.

The philosophy at The Game Bird is simple - dedicated to following the seasons and supporting local artisans including award-winning family owned farms, who have helped created a ‘theatre of the senses’ menu based on uncomplicated excellence: local, seasonal produce sits alongside time honoured British classics.

For parties of 8 or more, please contact the restaurant reservations team directly.


The Stafford London Hotel
St James's Place, St James's
London, SW1A 1NJ
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
British, Afternoon Tea

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast:
7.00am - 10:30am Monday to Friday;
7:30am - 11:00am Saturday and Sunday

All day dining:
12 noon - 22.00 Monday to Sunday

Afternoon Tea:
12 noon - 19.00 Monday to Sunday

Sunday Lunch:
12 noon - 15.00

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£41 and over

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7518 1234

Website:
http://www.thegamebird.com/

Public Transport:
Green Park Tube is a 5 minute walk

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Game Bird Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

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Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (28)
Fit for Foodies (25)
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Quiet Conversation (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Cosy (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Business Meals (15)
Romance (14)
Authentic (13)
Afternoon Tea (13)
Good for a Date (13)
Seasonal (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Neighbourhood Gem (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Worth the Drive (7)
Casual (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Brunch (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Child Friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (London)·Dined on 11 January 2018

Just perfect. Just a main course each plus a shared portion of fries, a shared dessert, a bottle of wine, one dessert wine and we felt wonderfully satisfied. And the bill wasn’t outrageous given the top quality of everything.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 9 January 2018

A midweek lunch outing. Our 1st visit since the change of chef/name to Game Bird. It's good !!
A drink at the bar to start with.... well this turned into us sharing a bottle of spectacular Italian Riesling as recommended by Gino, a top notch sommelier and 'mine host'. We opted for the tasting menu and matching wines. Well presented food and very clever wine matches. The service was top notch and the food was very good. A place to visit in the future !!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 30 December 2017

Great food, great service. We will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 30 December 2017

A delightful hotel filled with character. Requested and were shown to a wonderful table after enjoying a great dry martini in the intimate bar. Solicitous service, superb food. Can’t fault and will definitely be back.

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·Dined on 28 December 2017

Had a lovely meal service excellent
Food took us back to our childhood
Meat pudding and hoggert hot pot was superb

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 28 December 2017

As ever, very discrete and attentive service, quiet and luxurious surroundings, good value set lunch and extensive wine selection. Beautifully cooked and presented food. Ideal for an intimate get-together in a calm and unobtrusive setting.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 24 December 2017

The service was impeccable, the food exquisite. We dined on Christmas Eve.

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 (London)·Dined on 24 December 2017

Wonderful in every way, as usual. Thanks to the lovely staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 22 December 2017

Never fails to disappoint. Varied menu despite what some may consider a narrow theme. All offerings remarkably fresh and cooked to perfection. Amiable waiting staff always happy to make discreet suggestions.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 18 December 2017

The service was attentive but discreet, the décor festive and cosy and the food was delicious, well cooked and the portions generous. Thankyou!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Authentic
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·Dined on 17 December 2017

Excellent in every way, Lovely setting in the hotel restaurant. Christmas decorations well thought out.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on 16 December 2017

I visited the Game Bird for Afternoon Tea on Saturday with my two daughters and a friend. This was my third visit and, as ever, I was not disappointed. The service was excellent, the food was really tasty and we were seated in front of a fire which made the setting really cosy. We were not rushed in any way and sat and ate and chatted for several hours. I have already recommended the Game Bird to friends and colleagues.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 13 December 2017

First class. Great food beautifully prepared and served. Book now.

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 (London)·Dined on 13 December 2017

My friend and I returned for our 3rd Christmas visit to what is now called The Game Bird. What for the previous two years has been extremely enjoyable, has been wonderfully improved. There was a lovely 'buzz' , the staff were excellent and the food of the usually high standard. We had the Market Menu which was a very good price and all we could eat. We are looking forward to next Christmas (!) but are planning to visit sooner than that.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 26 November 2017

Excellent food in lovely surroundings. They didn't even charge for the "shot" found in my grouse 😉. Waiting staff were super. All in all, a great evening. Will return and happy to recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 23 November 2017

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal here. Service was excellent, food excellent and value great. The only downside was a group of foul mouthed men at a nearby table whose voices accelerated through the night.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 23 November 2017

We went for their special Thanksgiving dinner offered with all the trimmings. I was fabulous! Observed other non-Thanksgiving dishes going by and decided we needed to go back our next time in town.

Tags: Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 19 November 2017

Excellent all round. Very professional service and top class food.

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 (London)·Dined on 19 November 2017

This has been the best European/British meal we had in a long time, we had been there for a small birthday and anniversary celebration (party of four) we all chose the set menu which was just delightfully delicious. Especially the "Game" course the pigeon was just utter delight to eat. There was nothing to fault with and the service was excellent as the cuisine. We surely will be back and recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 13 November 2017

Superb service and splendid food.

The menu here is varied and has some special treats, including the signature Chicken Kiev - as far removed from the dish of the same name sold by Marks & Spencer as can be imagined. Charming waiters and sommelier and a long list of wines at fair prices.

The tables are a little close for privacy and the lighting a touch bright for a cosy winter dinner but don't be put off, this is a place to relish.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 12 November 2017

A group of 6 of us got together for my wife's birthday. Everything was well done from the location, the food and the service. We all had a great time. It is on the expensive side but I was happy to pay for the experience

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options
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 (London)·Dined on 12 November 2017

Best Sunday lunch anywhere in luxurious surroundings. Attentive, friendly staff who are so welcoming and helpful.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on 10 November 2017

A truly incredible dining experience. Exquisite taste. Every dish we had was first rate.

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·Dined on 5 November 2017

Hospitable, delicious English fare, delightful dining room - altogether a lovely place for a special occasion. It is pricey, but worth it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 15 October 2017

Highly recommended for Sunday lunch a little gem set in the heart of Mayfair, check out the wine cellar unbelievable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea
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 (London)·Dined on 14 October 2017

A romantic Saturday Night Meal. The venue was so quiet. Very personal and secluded. Excellent for date time. The waiters were very helpful and suggested excellent meals from the extensive menu and wine list.
The meal was fabulous...I had fish and chips and it was so tasty. My wife had rump steak which was cooked perfectly.
The triple cooked chips and Cauliflower Cheese were amazing.
The deserts were exceptional...Tarte Tatin for 2. It was so good I could have eaten it myself!
Great experience and the trip well worth it.

Tags: Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 7 October 2017

Fantastic service and a great salmon trolley. The food was excellent and we'd definitely return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 30 September 2017

Originally went in the afternoon for high tea but after seeing the menu we couldn't resist. The set menu was such good value and the food was cooked to perfection. The restaurant was surprisingly quiet which killed the ambience some what, along with the annoying flickering light bulb over head.
However the Game bird is a real gem and will be back

Tags: Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 28 September 2017

Relaxed comfortable environment, really good food, charming friendly staff - can’t wait to go back

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·Dined on 26 September 2017

Fantastic ambiance in this well-hidden gem of a restaurant. The food is amazing as are the wine selections. I would love to return and can only recommend this place highly!

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 25 September 2017

Excellent service and a cosy atmosphere. Lovely British food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 17 September 2017

This restaurant in The Stafford is a gem! Food was delicious, service so attentive, and the interiors of the restaurant fixed up yet cozy.

My mom and I ate here on a Sunday lunch, and we both ordered the Sunday Lunch Menus (3 courses for £40) and found it to be of good value. Beef rib from trolley was particularly tender and tasty, and sides of Yorkshire pudding and vegetables well-seasoned.

Service was warm and spot-on. Kudos to everyone on the floor- the food is made better by the great waiters who tend and even anticipated all our needs. As I was celebrating my birthday here and indicated on my OpenTable booking, the servers even presented me with a yummy chocolate brownie.

Next time I visit, I'll try their afternoon tea!

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 (East Sussex)·Dined on 16 September 2017

We had a very pleasant afternoon tea with two guests to celebrate my wifes birthday. The surroundings and ambience are lovely with friendly and curtious staff.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Game Bird and would highly recommend it.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 30 August 2017

Both the quality of the dishes served and the service provided were excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others and would definitely return

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 25 August 2017

Excellent value from the Market Menu at lunchtime. The restaurant was decorated in lovely colours. The chairs were comfortable. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The food was absolutely delicious. A great restaurant!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 22 August 2017

Simply Superb!

Ordered sald and pie, homely great food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 19 August 2017

excellent, great staff, good food and a good location. Highly recommend and possible to have a conversation without a time limit....

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 12 August 2017

The restaurant at the Stafford Hotel has recently undergone a major refurbishment and a new approach to fine dining. Judging by our visit, the improvements are well justified and the service, in particular, was of the highest standard.

I cannot recollect ever being better looked-after for lunch from the moment of arrival to settling the bill and departing: we were escorted by the concierge, greeted by the restaurant manager, served lunch by two staff, served wine by another, brought our desserts by a fourth and our bill presented by a fifth. Everyone was exceptionally pleasant and attentive without being over familiar.

The Market Lunch (fixed price: choice of 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts) was excellent value for such beautifully cooked and presented dishes. I have to say that the Lemon Posset was one of the best sweets I have had in a restaurant for a long time.

The Stafford is a haven of peace - the epitome of a discreet, quintessentially English hotel, perfectly situated in a quiet enclave of St James's - only a few hundred yard from bustling Piccadilly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 5 August 2017

The Game Bird delivered a memorable evening. We had drinks in the champagne bar before dinner followed by the al a carte menu. I couldn't fault anything; excellent service, fantastic wine list, superb food, attention to detail from everyon looking after us. A truely wonderful evening and we would certainly eat there again

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on 21 July 2017

A setting smaller than expected but impressive nonetheless, with an overall feeling both old school and contemporary. One of the best menus I've seen of late with so many appealing dishes choosing was the worst part of the whole experience. Guaranteed a return visit

Tags: Comfort Food, Organic, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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