The George Brasserie

4.4
267 reviews
£26 to £40
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 267 People Are Saying
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SamF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round service and lovely lunch. Very friendly staff.

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PatriciaM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely food although portion sizes are rather small for what they charge. Service was excellent however.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully clean venue. Superb COVID-19 adherence. The staff were slick, assured and so friendly and professional.
A lovely choice of food, expertly cooked and served. Nothing was too much trouble.

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JulieJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Menu was interesting. Good choice of Starters, Main courses and Desserts. I chose the vegetarian option and it was delicious.
Staff were very pleasant and attentive. Service was very quick.
Will definitely book again soon.

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Pandi
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent meal and service although not quite the same as used to be due to Covid Restrictions, but as good as could be achieved

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LynneT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful staff for my disabled husband. I believe they listened to my suggestions to improve his experience ie a ramp at the door. There is a drop of a couple of inches from the car, in the disabled spot, to the road, which means a bump on the mobility scooter.
The disability loo toilet seat needs fixing securely as it moves to the right when you sit on it. Just trying to be helpful. I know you pursue excellence!

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JeffN
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always an outstanding meal. The service were friendly and on their top game.

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Disappointed
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

My dining partner is a Vegan. The menu said that the chef could make various of the dishes dairy free. We asked our serve which dishes could be "veganised"? We were offered 1. I'm not sure the server understood what Vegan means. Training opportunity for server. Don't entice customers with offers of menu flexibility then fail to deliver.
I ordered a medium rare steak, it arrived very much more rare than medium. It was also dry and warm, not hot.

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Kimosabi
Hertfordshire
10 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service initially was very prompt, sadly the server forgot our wine until we reminded her, it arrived, eventually. The starter, we shared, was very good. The Bream main course also good, there was just too much sauce which was slurpy.

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KathrynO
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff are professional and friendly , attentive but not obvious.
The food was both tasty and plentiful.

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NeilB
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Last lunch out before lockdown. These events are becoming significant!
Very friendly service, just the right level of attentiveness. Both my colleague and I had the all day breakfast - very well done and excellent value.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s great to be recognised by the staff in the George, it creates a comfortable atmosphere. The staff are attentive but never go over the top. The food is always great. They have created a safe environment in the restaurant in these COVID-19 times.

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LindaE
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were extremely well looked after and the food was very good. Staff were taking all necessary Covid measures without spoiling our experience

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Wiggy
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I eat at the George on many occasions. The people are friendly. The food is really good and have never been rushed
The service is very good too.

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NickG
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch before lockdown the beef was amazing all very good

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Jude
Cambridge
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Well spaced tables which unfortunately changed the atmosphere of the venue! The staff were very welcoming and attentive. The food was delicious

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Char
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely afternoon, food was great with a lovely atmosphere

Only thing we was disappointed with was when we asked for afternoon tea and sandwiches, i thought it would come on a 3 tier stand.

Other than that everything was great

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LynnW
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly safe with Covid regulations.
Very friendly and welcoming and food was delicious and enjoyed by all.
Highly recommend and will definitely be returning!
Many thanks to all at The Brasserie.

JN
JeffN
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly welcome and great food. Always enjoyable to have diner

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JoyD
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely lunch for four. Great food, drinks and service. Very covid friendly, would definitely go back

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BeverleyS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Although it was very busy we enjoyed an excellent meal and attentive service.

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RichardJ
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in to the moment we left we were made to feel special. The food was excellent as was the service. Very impressed with the way everything was COVID secure, felt very safe so a big thank you and well done to all the staff. Will definitely be returning.

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woodenleg
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience5

I avoid restaurants who only have a fixed menu. There should always be two or three dishes of the day. We were the only ones there albeit a Monday evening. Disappointing.

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ClaireG
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Usually love my treat visits here with friends however it’s clearly suffered with covid, the measures they have put in place (significantly reduced menus choices, plastic menu, paper towels in toilets) must be to ensure compliance for covid. However they do detract from the usually luxury day, however the prices are still high which doesn’t feel like value. Quite disappointing, I hope they can come back stronger.

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overall a good experience. Waitress very friendly although not around a lot considering only 2 other tables dining. Very meagre smoked chicken salad. Children’s portion more like

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SarahW
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal at The George for my husbands birthday. Everything was well organised and we felt very safe.
Nice to be able to go out and relax.

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NIgelL
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A business lunch - I booked a table so was suprised to be seated in the bar area - a small table for three made social distancing a little more difficult but, I didnt ask to be moved and we managed...

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AngelaB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this restaurant to be as always excellent with quality food and excellent COVID 19 procedures in place. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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vipKevB
Bedfordshire
8 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
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 on 25 September 2020
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
Devon
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
5 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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The George Brasserie is rated 4.4 stars by 267 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.