The George Brasserie

4.3
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239 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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.
What 239 People Are Saying
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vipKevB
Bedfordshire
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very well organised for safety purposes, socially distanced, staff all wearing masks etc. We all felt very safe from COVID.
So the menu has been quite restricted, which is understandable in the current circumstances, but maybe it’s a little too restricted to want to come back very soon.
Overall we enjoyed the evening and the food.

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JohnW
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Old inn full of character, serving good food. Service very good.

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RebNea13
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very limited menu. Not much choice for me. Staff were very friendly. Very few people in but one table were very loud that I actually liked because it gave the place a happier atmosphere.

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Tuck
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great service and lovely meal... what’s not to like

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Discerningdiner
Bedfordshire
12 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly good food, nice meal, will continue to support, loved the lamb tagine

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PhilG
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another excellent meal The George. The menu is a little limited in these horrible times but there is something on there for everyone. As always we were well looked after by the staff and we will definitely be going back again.

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Oldrec
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A good place to eat out for those of us who are being strict re social distancing. Well distanced tables and very helpful staff made us feel welcome and comfortable. The food is good, well flavoured and generous.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times it’s always excellent can’t fault it at all

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PaulH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a nice place to meet old friends for lunch. The menu was restricted but adequate and the ambiance very pleasant.

The service was good and it was nice to relax afterwards with coffee in the Lounge.

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martinj
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We had a very good meal with the limited menu. My minor criticism is that we were not in the dining room everything else was pretty well spot on.

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Sizzler
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend The George. Great staff, polite and friendly. Made us feel welcome and safe.
Will be returning.

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BobW
Northampton
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch (as usual) and the service, ambience and safety steps were excellent. The food was really nicely cooked but the choice of main courses was small. We realise that the situation is difficult at this time and we did appreciate the care and attention we received. We will, of course, be back soon.

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PeterT
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

First time eating out after things start to get back to some kind of normality following COVID. The staff, and service was good. Menu was ok, and the food was presented nicely. A good atmosphere. The only down side was there was no room at the bar to have pre-dinner drinks. So we were shown to our table 45 mins early. But this was due to limited space/tables within the bar area.

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PamelaO
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very attentive & courteous.
We had a selection of snacks & starters to share, which all arrived together & was delicious.

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DougT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice meal, friendly service but the food got cold quickly, plates were not hot.

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jujohn
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tasty food, good location, good service, & thoughtful distancing arrangements

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social distancing was superb so that my family felt reassured. Very attentive staff as usual. The menu was really good with choices to suit all tastes. We will return soon.

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Sistersatlunch
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely - good attention to detail and all the necessary precautions safely in place. My salad was delicious and the halumi fries so yummy - pleased we had a portion each and did not share! They made us so welcome. Had not seen my sister for 6 months and there was no rush for us to leave. We appreciated the whole experience so much. Thank you.

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AnnG
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good social distancing in restaurant and everything else well above standard - we had a lovely time.

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JillR
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had lunch at the George. The complimentary bread was delicious and although the menu was limited, the food was wonderful and a good sized portion. The staff were very polite and explained in the Covid Measures in place In full, and we felt extremely safe.

We recommend the George and will definitely return in the future.

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Debdale
Norfolk
6 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Good Covid management.

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food in a relaxing environment.
Both daughters enjoyed their burgers.

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TristanP
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived for a birthday meal, and from start to finish, for our needs, it was honestly the perfect evening and we will be back and recommend The George to anyone.

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JaneS
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food awful. 3 of us had all day breakfasts which the sausage and eggs had been kept warm for sometime and barely edible. One of us had the egg & chive sandwich, the bread was stale and filling minuscule.
Our bread and olives only arrived with our meal.
The waiter was the only one serving, doing his best and constantly apologising to customers for the wait. The lady with the dark hair at the bar was very abrupt and not welcoming or helpful so much so snapped back at me when I had to ask for the bill the second time when we were the only diners left.
We will not be revisiting in the future and certainly telling our friends and relatives not to either.

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IanM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Visited many times before lockdown, has lost none of its quality.

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PeterD
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The George is a beautiful place to eat. It is stylish and relaxed. The food is always good.
Having been closed for 4 months for the obvious reason the George reopened this week but with an unusual (for the George) all day menu. We had the chicken which unfortunately was a bit overcooked and dry although the spaghetti and sauce was delicious. I suspect that the chef is a bit out of practice!🙂. On the plus side the summer pudding was divine.
All in all a great visit and we are looking forward to the next.

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TraceyS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit here and it was lovely, service and food was fantastic! All safety measures due to covid were well laid out and we felt safe and comfortable there.

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MarcusT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, excellent quality of food although portion sizes were too big for some of us. Lovely ambience and environment to have a meal in. Would definitely recommend

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SusanATimbo
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend and i had coffee and moved onto lunch. The sea bass rissotto was lovely we both enjoyed it although my friend would have preferred a few less muscles.

Service was a little slow however it was busy and the staff were polite and all had a smile.

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SLTL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious lunch. Only disappointment was they don’t do decaffeinated coffee.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my wife

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MaureenP
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were very well looked after by the very polite and helpful staff, and the food was delicious.

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DavidH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always meeting family and friends at the George - it's a convenient distance for all concerned and we appreciate the atmosphere and quality of service.

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MattE
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic place to meet for a drink and/ or dinner. Very attentive staff but with the tight balance of giving us time to enjoy the night. Food was fantastic

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David
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good choice of food, very good service and atmosphere. Highly recommend

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Poppyfields
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My friend and I meet here several times a year and always enjoy a lovely meal in pleasant surroundings.

The food was delicious and served fairly quickly. The waiting staff were attentive, bringing drinks almost immediately along with menus, coming back to take our order, checking our meals were to our satisfaction and asking about desserts or coffee.
They were very busy and seemed to have only 2/3 staff dealing with all the tables. We did have a wait to pay the bill at the end and took it to the bar ourselves as we didn't want to wait to pay much longer. Not their problem as they were busy. More staff perhaps at busy times?

We will be back.

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Ieatfood
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

A nice evening but very expensive for what it was.

Lovely touch giving us a few chocolates for our anniversary but for the price, you're expecting exquisite food.

Waiters and waitresses were lovely but they were too busy setting tables than getting our bill, which took nearly 40mins to get to the table.

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RichardM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The ambience was just right for a catch up with friends over nearly 4 hours ! The food was very good and the portions were the right size. Service was, though, a little slow and inattentive, but this did not really worry us as we were under no time pressure.

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JaneB
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely meal with excellent service in a delightful environment. Thoroughly enjoyable and good value for money. Thank you.

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mwbr
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

On this occasion the restaurant did not meet our expectations. The steak wasn't cooked well, and the sea bass portion size was too small. Having eaten here in the past, we were very disappointed on this occasion and would think twice before coming again.

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