The Game Bird

4.5
369 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Quiet Conversation
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.


Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, Afternoon Tea
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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
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Phone number
020 7518 1234
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Public Transit
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

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 5:00PM

What 369 People Are Saying
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Kent
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best steaks I've ever had. Great service too, and excellent wine.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Game Bird is fantastic! It was the best meal we’d had in a long time. The food was amazing - I recommend the risotto! My mother normally can’t finish a meal, but she ate all of her lobster because she was enjoying it so much! Despite being full after our starters and mains, the desserts were just too tempting so we shared the tarte tatin which was cooked perfectly and was also gorgeous! The service was also great. We could not fault this restaurant and will definitely be returning! It is on the pricey side, but a good cost for what you get!

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NS
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We asked to pay the bill and got shown to the powder room! A request 'lost in translation ' but very funny!! So we stood in the bathroom giggling for an appropriate length of time, before going back to the restaurant to try to pay again!

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d
London
23 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was perfect, nobody could do enough. The newly decorated bar looks much the same, which is a good thing. Bar talent excellent. Got the best table in the house again, because I asked for it. The asparagus dish was innovative while still classic. Triple cooked chips best we've had. Not stuffy. We'll enjoy a meal here every time we are in London until we are a hundred or so.

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LB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Staff very attentive will do special requests soufle amazing they made a special effort it brought my attention to stay at the hotel very nice relaxing experience

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

plusses are setting, proximity to tube (through little passage) and ambiance. Food not that special although edible. Expected more seasonal fare and creativity. The burrata and tomato would have maybe registered a GCSE pass. Lots of staff but need to understand customers can hear mumbles/criticisms of each other!
Shame as really lovely dining room, great coffee though.

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T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very pleasant meal. The main courses were excellent. Puddings were ok but not exciting. We plan to go back in the autumn/ winter in order to try the seasonal game then.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Exceptional food, overshadowed by a building dripping with southern American, Trump-supporting money.

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JT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a joyous experience! The staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable about the ingredients on each dish. The service was immaculate and seamless, and the food was quite outstanding. Whilst we didn't go for the set lunch, instead opting for oysters, then starters (lobster and crab cocktail, and carne crudo) and then the house speciality (the pigeon), the set menu looked delicious too. 3 courses for £30 seems impossibly amazing value.
I will most definitely be back.

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New England
19 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had made this reservation on the basis of several newspaper reviews, and because it was close to our hotel. Our meal was wonderful in every respect - the dinner was delicious (we tried the steak and ale pie and fish pie, as well as the smoked salmon starter, and the tarte Tatin and chocolate mousse), the service was impeccable and the restaurant lovely.

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New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best eating experiences I’ve had including Michelin starred restaurants. Everything was perfectly cooked and beautifully/creatively served. The dining room was gorgeous. It was expensive, but worth it.

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O
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was a lucky find! We happened to look down a side mews off St. James's Place. The restaurant was nicely decorated. More importantly, the staff were very welcoming and professional. The food are delicious and well presented. Highly recommend this restaurant for food and ambience. Perfect for a date, but also for a business meeting.

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CL
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my fourth visit to the Game Bird for afternoon tea, which is always to meet a friend or friends, and I have always found the food great, the staff friendly and helpful and the atmosphere lovely and peaceful. I will certainly be returning.

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and engagement from the staff was excellent and added to the culinary experience. The Dover sole was superbly done and the spinach was sublime. The wine selection is very varied and priced for all pockets. Definitely a place to return to. Sophisticated ambiance and a real haven in the midst of London’s hubbub.

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l
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We ordered three portions of Rare roast beef for Sunday Lunch.

Noticed that the carver waiter did not bring the joint serving trolley to the table but proceeded
to prepare the beef from a distance.

However we noticed that he was carving the fragmented small remains of a joint with a new
joint next to it and the beef served was medium to well done albeit we requested medium rare meat!

We asked him to replace the portions with medium rare from the new joint which he proceeded to do but it did leave a soemwhat negative reaction especially as the rest of the meal was fine and well served.

This is something we have never previously experienced in our other regular Sunday lunch venues including the Grill Room at the Dorchester and Browns Hotel.

One other point is that the concierge on duty informed us that valet parking was not available to
diners whereas again the other five star venues we regularly frequent all provide such a facility.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

On an unusually hot April day, steak & ale pudding followed by golden syrup pudding would seem odd, but they have air-conditioning. I probably would choose the same even if they didn’t.
Both were presented with a sauce -boat. I thought I’d get a swirl of the fun stuff before they were taken away, but the waiters made sure that no gravy or custard was taken back to the kitchen. My steak tartare starter was very nice too.
Wines definitely on the expensive side, but we anticipated this. Have to mention the dessert wine: Moncucco Moscato d’Asti. Went really well with both our desserts & a great choice by the sommelier.

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food. Highly recommended. Superb setting and do orders the Chicken kiev. Staff were attentive and happily accommodated dietary requirements.

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New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was spectacular. I started with the smoked eel which was excellent. My wife had the chicken liver parfait--also excellent. I had the game bird which was a wonderfully prepared roast pigeon--the sauce was outstanding. My wife had the duck. The sommelier nicely paired the wines. Dessert was also quite good--salted caramel tart for her, golden syrup sponge for me. The service was very good and the food just excellent. We were very pleased.

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g
London
22 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

My third visit to the Game Bird and the previous dinners have been excellent. Not this time. Oysters Rockefeller were served lukewarm, my chicken Kiev was over cooked and again lukewarm. My guests were satisfied with their meals but I felt it has lost something. The main chef has left and this maybe something to do with the decline in standard. Service was first class just a pity that on this occasion the kitchen did not live up to front of house.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant. A gem in the plethora of London fine dining.

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FC
Hong Kong
6 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I went for breakfast, really great service. It was a cold rainy morning and the porridge was just heaven. Will definitely come back

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding (attentive whilst not intrusive and, most importantly for me, not pretentious), the dining room was sublime, the atmosphere perfect for a friends get together with a lot of catching up to do and the wines were superb. The food was for the most part absolutely gorgeous except the lobster was under-cooked and tasteless which was a bit of a shame. It didn't dampen the evening though and I will definitely go back.

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g
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great British dining, with classics, and a great wine list.

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SB
London
11 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I booked afternoon tea for myself and my best friend. I brought along my four moth old daughter. We were well looked after and i cannot fault the service. I had told the staff that my daughter would be coming with me and they placed us near the fire place on a sofa (it was the first day after storm Emma so it was pretty cold outside). THis was perfect, because my daughter could sit next to me and I put her down on the sofa for a nap too. They didn't have a baby change area, but I was allowed to use "The Pink Room" to change my daughter when I needed to. Nothing was too much trouble and the staff were polite and super friendly and incredibly attentive. Also, my friend is vegetarian and again the staff and chef was able to accommodate for this.

Being a first time mum and being nervous going out with such a young baby - the staff were amazing throughout our stay there. ALSO when my daughter had a mini meltdown - i wasn't made to feel uncomfortable or unwelcome or asked to leave. THis was such a relief. I just want to say a great big thank you. My best friend had an amazing time and I will definitely recommend this place for afternoon tea. thank you thank you xxx

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch was delicious, perfectly cooked and served. The surroundings were elegant, but relaxed. The staff were quietly efficient and friendly, without being intrusive. I can find no fault.

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SG
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A very good lunch for 6 for a birthday celebration with the set 2 or 3 course lunch menu which is excellent value and delicious.
The wines are a sensible price for such a central london position which is a bonus.
Delightful staff and such a pretty and comfortable place.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is exactly what you want for a treat. A discreet mews off the beaten track, a quiet hotel and the finest British menu I've ever had the pleasure of. The game terrine was perfectly set off by the home made piccalilli, roast rib of beef was done perfectly and the roast potatoes were fluffy inside and crisp outside. This is a sublime experience, if a little pricey (nothing on the wine list for less than £40, but it WAS a special treat so in I went). All in all, a memorable meal.

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M
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice clublike atmosphere with knowledgeable service. My friends felt that they had to point out the pigeon is not normally considered a gamebird, sometimes even (amongst the hunting shooting and killing all fraternity) called vermin!

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

We visited the Game Bird for my husband's 50th birthday, which turned out to be perfect for the occasion. The staff were particularly attentive and the food was great for a cold February evening. We loved drinks in the American bar to bookend the evening and both the food and wine were spot on.

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c
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

HAVE VISITED THE GAME BIRD ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS, EACH ONE BEING A VERY ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCR

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we arrived, to the moment we left we were looked after and fed exceptionally well. A first-rate Sunday lunch: perfectly rare roast beef carved in front of us, accompanied by a selection of vegetables (including crisp roast potatoes and cauliflower cheese) and lashings of gravy. All served by people who care. Thanks so much.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb meal at The Game Bird on Saturday evening. My girlfriend and I took her 85 year old grandmother for a special meal and the restaurant exceeded all our expectations. The menu is simple but exceptionally well executed. The perfect spot for a special occasion.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service, They also handled my allergy really well

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Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to the restaurant and I enjoyed it as much as the first time. The service compliments the food which is simply delicious. I will make this a firm favourite and look forward to additional items on the menu which reflect the seasons.

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Z
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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DP
London
79 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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 !!

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OT
London
21 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really loved our lunch at the Game Bird - what a lovely environment and delicious food. Went for lunch and the set menu was such good value - £30 for 3 courses, although we opted for the a-la-carte as it contained options we were really excited to try. And it didn't let us down - the food was wonderful - even the bread and butter is a treat. The cocktails were also exceptional - best negroni I've ever had. Will be back!

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RI
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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d
London
23 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall 5food 2service 2ambience 4

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

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