The Game Bird

4.6
446 reviews
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  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
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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Sun 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 5:00PM

What 446 People Are Saying
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OT
London
21 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again superb second visit with four days. Excellent Sunday Roast excellent cut of meat.

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San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great table side service. Wonderful serving table side of Dover sole. Intimate setting.

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MC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

When we arrived & were settled at our table, we were offered the champagne option with our afternoon tea. We were also given a cup of a green tea mixture to settle our digestion before we began to eat. The sandwiches were fresh & well filled. The scones & cakes were delicious & unusual. The restaurant had a very comfortable, unhurried feel to it. The staff were friendly & helpful but unobtrusive. We would definitely return again & recommend our experience to others.

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PM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I prefer not to write otherwise to many people and enjoy this hidden jem of a restaurant
On other note the manager show my oversea friends the cellar area they found it very interesting
and the visit was experience tops all other restaurants
Please not use my email
Yours
Peter

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s
London
13 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

It was a fun place to eat but leaves a lot to be desired. The American bar we went to before dinner was great fun. The restaurant has a sense of occasion which is great fun. But the food isn't that great sadly. My husband had the dressed crab and it was swimming in mayonnaise - he had to send it back. The smoked salmon was super. I had the chicken kiev which was a disappointment. My husband had a pie which was very decent. I wish they would top up the food and we could go more often because it was quite fun

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MH
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited the American Bar first for cocktails before eating. Bartender very helpful in selecting drinks. Service was friendly and the food delicious - Lobster Mac and cheese - yum. So full up we didn’t make the dessert menu. Next time 😀

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l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great fan of Game bird Sunday lunch

However roast beef and Yorkshire pudding stone cold and gravy far too sharp tasting
Also issue with incorrect bill

However will return

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M
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only negative thing about this restaurant is that it is quite small so that tables were near the bar which, fortunately was not very busy. The room is lovely and comfortable. The menu is varied and includes traditional English food as well as more modern selections. It even has a vegetarian menu. food is interesting , well-prepared, and attractively presented. The service was attentive and unobtrusive.

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MB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience on our anniversary. Lovely people working there.

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G
London
117 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed the set lunch menu which delivered terrific value. My husband had the pork belly starter and a lovely spring vegetable risotto for main and I had the heritage carrot/ pesto/ cheese starter followed by a superb chicken dish. I wasn’t crazy about the flavour combination of the carrot starter, but everything else was top notch. The dining room is beautiful and the whole ambience is refined without being stuffy. I also really liked the artwork in the lobby and corridors. It felt like a real treat without breaking the bank.

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I was recommended the restaurant by a colleague and will definitely be going back. Excellent food in a great venue with excellent service. Well worth requesting a tour of the wine cellar.

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H
London
33 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. Why haven’t I been before?

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P
London
14 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch with a colleague at the Game Bird. Very elegant and classy place to eat. Excellent service. Delicious food (salmon tartare perfect). Sensible price for this sort of place in St James's though not cheap! But worth it.

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k
London
16 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous, one of my favourites in London.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A party of 6 went (4 French, a Norwegian and a Mancunian) for the "Sunday Roast" and it was truly exceptional. The wine and the service were equally good. The restaurant is beautiful and was a high point of our trip to London

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HL
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sunday roast with all the trimmings was delectable!

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GG
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Terrible service, afternoon tea dull, we left half of it.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always.

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v
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
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
50 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
17 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
3 reviews
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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