The Game Bird

4.6
429 reviews
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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.


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What 429 People Are Saying
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London
5 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always.

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v
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Special British lunch set with great ambience but dessert is a little disappointing

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous Sunday lunch. In my opinion, the best that London has to offer. A beautiful old hotel doing it so right.

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KD
London
45 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A delicious Sunday roast. The beef from the trolley was succulent, rare and flavourful. The only puddings weren't quite a delicious as the starters or main courses, but overall a very good meal.

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RJ
London
20 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

A pleasant experience but not one we'd repeat. The ambiance is good, very traditional English and the food generally enjoyable but the meal was overpriced for what we had. Our daughter's rhubarb & custard desert was not nice at all. We'd have been better with the set menu but that was rather boring. The wine menu was a shock - £50 upwards. I kept thinking how much better we'd have been off at the Ritz round the corner!

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OT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place for tea - great sandwiches, scones and great cakes. The room is so relaxing comfortable and well decorated. The staff are a delight and so attentive

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice place and friendly stuffs. Lovely place for afternoon tea.

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GB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue for a special occasion lunch. We were a party of 3, and had the special fixed price 3 course lunches which were very good. Apparently the wine list included some big numbers, but the lower priced bottle that we had was really lovely anyway.

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V
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for small birthday celebration. Classy place, amazing food, but not overwhelming or too pretentious.

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P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a wonderful little boutique hotel!! Great food, ambiance, and service. Would definitely be back to visit.

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SD
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

You must try the Duck Wellington and the blood orange baked Alaska!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The attention to detail and level of courtesy was first class. An amazing experience in the heart of London.

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DT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overpriced - slow service - would not return unfortunately

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OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, surroundings, and presentation.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. The staff were attentive and helpful.

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TC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was a gift for my birthday. Fantastic dinner with impeccable service. My main was the highlight. Dessert a little disappointing by comparison. Alarmingly easy to blow a £200 gift voucher between two! America bar very good for post dinner drinks and chat.

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PJ
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lunch with a very old friend. We both wanted delicious but light. The salad and halibut from the lunch menu were perfect. The halibut especially was moist and delicious

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AF
Munich
10 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with great food and service

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FC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect venue for what we wanted. A quiet (though not dead) ambience, we could actually hear ourselves talk without competing with other tables/people/music as is so often the case these days regardless of the final bill! A lovely chilled out environment, not at all pretentious and with lovely and accommodating staff. Expensive, so a treat, but worth it occasionally. We will go back.

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MO
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff were outstanding as was the food and ambience.

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PM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Again we where happy to choose the Statford Hotel and in the new named restaurant for both starters and deserts forthe ideas and tastes surprises
The wine manager had time to listen to my none experienced knowledge of wine but I new the feeling Or taste I was looking for , his recommendation was spot-on and add to the enjoyment of the meal
The main course where safe nothing experimental just a good eat
But to start and finish was fantastic you have go and enjoy I couldn't explain correctly in this write up ,but not all seems to be as simple as the menu reads
Looking forward to my next reason to return ,Perhaps to much of a good thing I will to space our next visit
Also most forgot try the American Bar
Thanks to the staff🦃Bird

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SS
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff was courteous and efficient. Menu was original and progressive. Food was exceptional. Never felt rushed enjoyed the meal immensely.

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G
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My family and I enjoyed a lovely Christmas Eve meal in very comfortable surroundings. The service was excellent and the food very tasty. I would recommend it.

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NM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding lunch in a beautiful setting. Reassuringly expensive but did not disappoint.

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SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, beautifully presented, very attentive staff and a nice atmosphere.

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PW
London
55 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had the beef tartar for starter which was very tasty and substantial. For main I had the chicken kiev which was very special & they give you a leather bib to wear...

My friend had smoked eel and then suet beef pudding.

Lots of things on the menu I'd like to try so I'll be back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Sunday Lunch. Amazing Bloody Mary’s to kick off a superb Sunday Roast

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A parte il cibo di ottima qualita, vorrei fare un elogio particolare al personale che ha dimostrato un eccellente professionalita.

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k
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I booked a last minute afternoon tea which was exceptional. The service was attentive, the seasonal decor created a lovely festive atmosphere and the food was amazing. Highly recommend visiting for afternoon tea

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S
London
31 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Lunch time around Christmas is a busy time, and the American bar at the Stafford was no exception. It’s a small bar with limited access in the melee of lunchtime. Every table had a reservation sign, but in the half an hour we were there, nobody was sat down.
We were booked for lunch and ushered to a partitioned area at the back of the restaurant, there was one occupied table of three people and horrifically the only other table was laid for around 16 - 20 diners and sure enough we were treated to one of those idyllic family lunches complete with kids running around the restaurant and the screaming babe in arms. We requested to be moved and luckily a table was found. A bad start... the food was excellent, no issues for me although one of our group thought the crab starter was a bit thin of crab. Unfortunately having asked the sommelier to select a light/medium bodied bottle of red, selected a 15% abv St Emillion at £89, ok it was not the price as the wine was shown to me on the list (but not the abv nor the composition). We only discovered the heaviness of this wine whilst reading the bottle.
This is a restaurant that’s genuinely over-priced at £465 for three (including a bar bill for 2 drinks, no desserts, no liqueurs) is steep in anyone’s language. And with an inclusive service charge of £51. that about sums it up.

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b
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The Stafford is a fantastic hotel with one of the best courtyards and hotel bars in town. The Gamebird is a great restaurant with lovely ambience. Not enough game on the menu and the classic pigeon dish is over £40 which was a little disappointing. Nevertheless the food is classic and well recommended.

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e
London
33 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our third year running enjoying lunch near to Christmas at The Game Bird. It was particularly busy this year which I think reflects their popularity, which is well deserved. The food is excellent, so also is the service.

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent, but service was slow and inattentive.

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SG
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

I was hoping for a special dinner, and the cost for 2 (with 3 cocktails) was over 200 pounds, thus it should have been VERY special but the food was a bit of a disappointment. We had 4 oysters rockefeller which were very good. And we had the tenderloin for 2 which was good, but under seasoned. What really turned our experience sour however was the service. While our server was attentive until our food arrived, we saw very little of him after our food was brought. Although I appreciate not being hovered over, or rushed - we sat for over 30 minutes with empty glasses and our meals completed. I would not recommend this over priced, under seasoned and poorly serviced restaurant.

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TC
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic roast. A trolley wheeled to us with a whole rib of superbly pink, marbled beef; a delicious selection of roast and other vegetables; and a good bucket of gravy. The starters, setting and service were all similarly superb. Will certainly be returning soon.

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BE
London
200 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful start to Christmas, to enjoy the Festive menu at the Game Bird. The restaurant was beautifully decorated and had a warm, inviting atmosphere. We opted for the turkey which was carved at the trolley, then a lovely selection of vegetables were provided, everything was excellent. Service was friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend, a delightful little bit of calm and luxury behind Piccadilly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent and the hospitality and attention really very good. It was a shame we were seated right in the main thoroughfare as we had a small child with us which made serving and comfort for other restaurant users somewhat challenging. There was plenty of other space available and we could have been moved with very little effort or inconvenience to others

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D
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Sunday lunch for 2 fussy eater. Superb service and very tasty British roast beef with good selection of veg - and not over-salted! Good cocktail and wine list. Recommended and booking again for my birthday!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Lost my reservation. No attention to detail. Terrible food.

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SB
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. A very big thank you to the team there

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