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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, Executive Chef, James Durrant has 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

Executive Chef:
James Durrant

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

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

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Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (18)
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Notable Wine List (14)
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Good for Anniversaries (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Afternoon Tea (11)
Romance (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Neighbourhood Gem (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Authentic (7)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Seasonal (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (London)·Dined on 13 July 2017

Convenient as we are staying for six nights. Long time visitors to the Stafford and delighted at the new experience you are offering. More relaxed than the old restaurant but more convenient for older people like us who don't want to have food on our lap. However, there was still a nice range of people so that we didn't have to feel like part of the 'grey nomad' brigade. Food more modern but need more vegetables. Stylish, convenient and sensibly priced.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Seasonal
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 (London)·Dined on 2 July 2017

American Bar great for a pre dinner drink, and the Restaurant food and service first class. Wine list is pricey, as you might expect, but some good wines at the lower end of the price spectrum - the sommelier is very helpful . Highly recommended

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 7 June 2017

Staff were excellent and the food was delicious. We look forward to returning.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on 30 May 2017

Excellent dining experience. The pigeon legs were one one of all time favorite dishes

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Warwickshire)·Dined on 17 May 2017

A great addition to The best Hotel in London the food was excellent the service impeccable and the wine list fantastic, this coupled with a vibrant atmosphere. This was our first meal in the game bird and it won't be our last.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 15 May 2017

wonderful English menu in a charming classic restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cambridge)·Dined on 5 May 2017

Amazing menue, decor, service and wine list. Was pretty expensive but well worth every penny.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 25 March 2017

Fantastic, everything was superb, the food (I recommend the smoked salmon) the service was also excellent! Attentive without being invasive, had a really wonderful experience. This place will have a Michelin star before long!

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 (London)·Dined on 18 March 2017

Fantastic food and equally fantastic service. Would definitely recommend The Game Bird to anyone who is looking for a classy romantic date in London and finally just to add the food was delicious and worth the price. Will be back again.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Business Meals, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 17 March 2017

Dinner on opening night was faultless. The smoked fish trolley is a real treat - the smoked eel and whiskey smoked salmon a must - as was the fabulous treacle pud and lemon meringue. Main course of fish and chips - what else on a Friday? - was spot on. This bird is more than game. Don't take my word for it - make a reservation!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kent)·Dined on 11 February 2017

Fabulous service and food. We were allocated a private dining area which was superb. The American bar was excellent for pre dinner drinks.

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 (London)·Dined on 21 December 2016

Once again my friend and I have enjoyed a beautifully cooked lunch at the Lyttleton and, as we had the set lunch menu, the value was excellent. The surroundings are delightful and relaxing. We will definitely return.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 16 December 2016

Friendly staff, starters were superb. Our table had the prawn cocktail, smoked salmon, pumpkin soup and duck. Mains were also really good, ribeye, turkey, lamb and the game bird (partridge).

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 (London)·Dined on 16 December 2016

We dined at the Lyttelton on Friday evening to celebrate my husbands birthday. We used the Opentable offer of 3 courses and a glass of champagne for £30.00. This was exceptionally good value. The menu was quite restricted, just three choices on each course, but the food was excellent and the service very attentive without being stuffy. Would highly recommend this restaurant on this deal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 26 November 2016

Booked for lunch with friends. £25pp from set menu with a glass of wine. Excellent value for money, beautiful dining area, great location.
Staff were superb would highly
Recommend.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 23 November 2016

What a soothing place to have a girly lunch. Super food and service.

Tags: Cozy, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 19 November 2016

What a stylish and luxurious setting! The service was exceptional, the food very nice and the cost of the Star Deal not unreasonable. I particularly enjoyed the cep risotto and the baked salted beetroot. I would definitely return.

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