The George Brasserie

4.4
135 reviews
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£26 to £40
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Here at the George Hotel & Brasserie in Buckden our two AA Rosette Brasserie offers casual dining throughout the day serving breakfast, lunch and evening meals seven days a week, under Head Chef El Akil Benaissa. Bar meals, lighter bites and cream teas are served everyday in the bar, lounge and outside patio. During the summer months al fresco dining is popular on the terrace. We have a wide selection of wines including 20 house wines available by the glass, and more than 100 carefully selected wines from all over the world.
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F
London
18 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent All round great food wine.

Loved my Meatball Starter and my Wife's Goats cheese starter was spot on. We both had the Salmon for main and probably too much Spinach for our liking but everything was brilliantly cooked. The Poached pair to finish with was exceptional with a hint if cinnamon and cardamom in the poaching I think. First Class and will go back again

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JP
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely as always but I’m guessing you have some new chairs - unfortunately a little too low? Maybe rethink? X

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PJ
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect venue for a family occasion. Can't fault it.

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A
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable lunch, very busy but staff served us quickly and efficiently. The food was very good too. We would definitely return.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent evening out celebrating my Wife's birthday.

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CB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, we always find the George a very friendly and calm place.

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AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful setting with a menu to satisfy every pallete. Not too noisy and the staff were attentive and checked on everything throughout. Overall, a very good experience thank you.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was FAB-U-LOUS!!! A party of four all very impressed with our food compliments to the chef! Waiting staff were also very friendly and helpful we shall be back!

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C
Cambridge
9 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely lunch
Food well presented and delicious

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great lunch from the prix fixe menu and excellent service. Looking forward to tryin dinner

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AN
Bedfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn’t been to the George in a long while but it didn’t disappoint.

Food was delicious, staff were superb, going again next month. Would highly recommend

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DF
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good Sunday lunch with friends (fixed price menu). Service was prompt and friendly and not too noisy.

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l
Hertfordshire
243 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed a very nice two course meal and a bottle of wine using their Feb Fridays dinner offer which was excellent value for money. The food was very good especially the lamb which was very tender and flavoursome. The staff were very friendly and the service was excellent. As there was only one other table occupied in the conservatory it did lack atmosphere compared to the main restaurant.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Phone to book aa table on Saturday 16th at 9am and told that nothing available for Sunday around 1:30-2pm. Said they could do a table for 2 bit nothing else. Went onto the George website, clicked on opentable and saw the multiple tables available for 4 people . Booked a table for 1:30 and had completed this by 9:08, yet 8 minutes earlier their were no spaces according to the person on the phone.
Had lunch on the Sunday and all ok but nobody senior to talk to. I called on the Monday and got lame excuses but no apology. They said that people must have cancelled between 9:00 and 9:08. if that was the case they must have had multiple cancellations all within 8 minutes.
totally unsatisfactory response

The George Brasserie
Responded on 19 February 2019

When you called there were no table's of 4 available. An online cancellation had taken place shortly after your call, our system show us this. This enabled you to book a table of 4 online. You spoke to a supervisor (senior staff) on the day when you handed in your voucher. You spoke with Amanda on the telephone yesterday and we have listened back to the call - she apologised twice! You were able to book a table and said to Amanda you enjoyed your lunch. No idea on the point of this review!

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t
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly and helpful service, timings were spot on, loved my roast dinner.

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DC
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The service and the front of house staff were friendly and were helpful.
The food was good and the surprise at the end for my wife's birthday was brilliant and unexpected.

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KH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the Friday night special so much we booked another table for next Friday!!
Karen & Mum

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Y
Surrey
8 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Friends and I were visiting the clothes shop attached to the George Hotel, having shopped we had lunch. This is not the first time that we have made this outing together. Sadly the staff are very slow, forgetful and apparently not terribly interested in their customers - quite unlike the clothes shop where the staff are simply superb!
The menu choices were strange far too many deep fried goods for lunchtime. Even the chicken breast main course I had was deep fried. The fish cakes were very heavy and I think it explained all when the friends I was with, who all chose the fishcakes, left more than 50% of them. We mentioned our disappointment to the waitress who did nothing to appease the situation. We'll certainly be returning to the shop to buy clothes but will be looking elsewhere for our lunch!

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F
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food excellent, flavour and presentation, but portion size of our meals - venison medallions - was rediculously small for the price!

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g
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Would recommend to others and will definitely eat there again.

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RC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service - really comfortable here but it’s still special. Great food and wine.

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GE
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a very good experience friendly staff, excellent service & great food
Keep up the good work

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RN
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The starter and dessert were excellent. The salmon main course would also have been but unfortunately it lacked seasoning.

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j
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We often stop
Here for lunch to break a family journey on the A1, the food is good, the ambiance good, the staff good

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FM
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

When you see three senior members of staff talking together, with their backs to the customers for approximately five minutes you know that customer service is not going to be high on their priority list. True enough, it took at ten minutes waiting time for menus to arrive.
The staff were understanding about the late arrival of two of my fellow diners.

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r
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Fabulous Sunday lunch. Bit slow service , which was tricky with four unders 10s and staff missed a "easy win" by ensuring all under 10s fed first.... Happy children = happy parents.

Food quality fabulous

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R
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time for my Grandparents 50th Wedding Anniversary. The staff were attentive and polite, the food was phenomenal and they even provided a little plate of truffles at the end of the meal as a congratulations! I would highly recommend.

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AG
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had a lovely time on Friday night. Two of us are particular foodies and I was a bit nervous asking them to this event as they have been to many other events of a similar nature. Happily, nothing disappointed them and in fact they thanked me the following day for bringing them along. We met up with (in my case) old friends from the past - all of which was good fun. We all look forward to the next one.

Finally, it was great to see Annie and Richard enjoying the meal longside us all - it all felt very special

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RT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got married here - the service and food is exceptional. Slightly on the more expensive side (roughly £15-£20 for a main meal) but definitely worth a visit if you’re looking for somewhere to eat in/near Buckden.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal, hadn’t been to The George for a while and it exceeded my expectations. Delicious, generous and reasonable value

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J
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

Unfortunately Saturdays menu was poor the food not up to usual standard. Bread was sticky and salty .main dish chicken was dry potato chips were over cooked

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l
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch - great tastes - and good value. Well worth the 50 minute drive. Wish it was closer and I had time to do it more often!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food & menu really lovely. Service good but room for improvement.

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H
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were polite and attentive. Food excellent and good value for money. I'd happily go back

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JD
Bedfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I booked the George for my husbands birthday . We choose the smoked salmon starter, very good. Then the Sunday roast which was only warm so we had to send it back, the Yorkshire pudding was so dry that we could not eat it. We then had desserts , I choose almond tart which was dry and not very almond ly. My husband had Black Forest gateau but once again very disappointing . Both things had obviously been bought in which we did not think the George would do. The staff were lovely so all was not lost but what a shame .I would loved to have been able to do a good review.

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MC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the George was excellent for our family lunch. We were all delayed by traffic problems and they were very accommodating about this. Enjoyed our lunch very much.

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GB
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our first visit to the George though we have lived in the area for over 30 years. We liked the decor and ambience in the bar and restaurant. We found the service a little slow but staff were attentive and helpful.

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GN
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food excellent.....Best beef I have had in a very long time

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S
Cheshire
6 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I am a local and live in Buckden and like to support the local businesses
I was actually undercharged by £78 on my bill.
When I got home and realised their mistake I walked back and payed the difference and the staff seemed very grateful of my honesty
But they are nice people so why ruin they day.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to The George for my Mums 90 th birthday . The lunch menu was lovely and such good value for money . A lovely restaurant with a nice feel to it . Advise booking ahead , but you won’t be disappointed. I had the smoked mackerel pate for starter , which was particularly outstanding.

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