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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.
Great British dining, with classics, and a great wine list.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
HAVE VISITED THE GAME BIRD ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS, EACH ONE BEING A VERY ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCR
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.
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.
Great Service, They also handled my allergy really well
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.
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.
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 !!
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!
Great food, great service. We will definitely be coming back.
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.
Had a lovely meal service excellent
Food took us back to our childhood
Meat pudding and hoggert hot pot was superb
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.
The service was impeccable, the food exquisite. We dined on Christmas Eve.
Wonderful in every way, as usual. Thanks to the lovely staff.
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.
Very good with a pleasant ambience. Excellent service.
The service was attentive but discreet, the décor festive and cosy and the food was delicious, well cooked and the portions generous. Thankyou!
A friend and I had lunch at the Game Bird on 17/12/17. We chose the restaurant for its glorious reviews. Unfortunately, there was little room for glory in the experience. At the hotel reception, I was pointed "through the doors, at the end turn left then right" in the direction of the American Bar, where I was scheduled to meet Stephen. Although I explained that I had made reservations for lunch, no one asked for details or offered to take my coat.
The bar is a tired gloomy room served - rather offhandedly - by a surly bartender short on interest and festive cheer, let alone coasters for my friend's drink.
Eventually, we were led to our "ready" table in a not unattractive - though windowless - room at the back of the restaurant. Well, the table was not ready: there were dirty cups of coffee that had not been cleared from the previous service.
I will not dwell on the wrong orders of food and drinks ferried between our and the neighbouring table. Mistakes happen, don't they?! The bottle of Graves was lovely and - if I may - very reasonably priced. The starters and main courses were pleasant in general (though the partridge legs were dry and poorly seasoned).
The dessert was to be served by the Maitre d'Hotel and his much taller waiter. Blessed with a Napoleonic stature - and clearly the matching temperament - the former proceeded to reprimand his aide harshly for carrying the tray too high. Call me a delicate flower, but the pistachio souffle didn't live up to my expectations after that.
..Shy of £300, few things annoy me more than an expensive poor meal.
Excellent in every way, Lovely setting in the hotel restaurant. Christmas decorations well thought out.
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.
The set lunch is good value but the a la carte is not. My husband chose a starter of ceviche of scallops which can’t have been more than a few mouthfuls and it was £18. The chicken kiev was very buttery and delicious. I had the turkey which was fine but the vegetables were average with very salty red cabbage, over cooked carrots and not very crispy potatoes. The pistachio souffle was delicious.
Service was attentive and friendly.
It was an enjoyable meal but with a bottle of average wine came to £176 which I think was too much.
First class. Great food beautifully prepared and served. Book now.
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.
We planned a dinner here with family to celebrate a special occasion. Even though I had requested a particular table and had double-checked on that request after we checked in at the Stafford Hotel (where the Game Bird is located), when we arrived (right on time) for our reservation, there was no special table reserved. The maitre d' seemed aware that we had made a special request, but it was quite clear that he had knowingly just given our table to another party. We were asked to wait in the hotel lobby while they attempted to make other arrangements (find us another table); we waited a long time and when I eventually went to inquire about the status of things, they seemed to have forgotten that we were waiting!! Eventually we were given a table (not particularly nice and not what we were hoping for for this special occasion). From there on, I would say the service did not improve ---- slow, inattentive, indifferent. The food was OK, but nothing special. Quite a disappointment.
Seating too close together .it got better as the evening progressed an the ambience improved and we where luck enough to seat by some very nice and interesting people.Staff very attentive and pleasant.
Very good food, especially the steak tartare and pistachio soufflé, but let down by poor and slow service, with the sommelier being especially tardy and a man of few words. The main drawback however was the ambience, with tables placed in an open bar area and next to a busy corridor. A shame, as the menu is excellent and the chef and the pastry chef both deserve high praise.
the service was not up to the normal high standard this time - also heard other people complain. otherwise it was very good.
More gutsy and hearty than creative/artsy. I went for the steak tartare, venison stew and lemon meringue. He went for the eponymous game bird dish, which apparently is at its best this time of year along with the rest of the game menu and pistachio soufflé. I think the ambience is okay since the layout is ill-thought-out and the decor hit- and-miss but the music is nice, the staff are lovely, and I love how The Stafford is tucked in this corner of history and gently-preserved grandeur near St James. I felt like I was going to pop when I waddled out happily full of the meaty treats and the desserts which really were amazing.
This is not a cheap place, nor should it be as it sits in a beautiful corner of London, and great venues deserve great dining experiences. The ingredients are well sourced, no doubt well prepared, but the flavours were honestly too bland for this destination and the presentation average at best. The room is well decorated and the staff attentive, but this is a fine dining restaurant, supposed to be an experience and much of this is down to how the food tastes and appears. An unimaginative chef sits at the heart of this problem and I think The Stafford needs to address this as it is one of London's best located hotels. Customers, guests deserve better.
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.
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.
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.