The Game Bird at The Stafford London

Afternoon tea, British·

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££££ - £50 - £79
Afternoon tea, British
Cool, Fine dining, Glamorous, Lively, Luxury, Quiet conversation, Romantic, Traditional
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Special Features
Counter dining, Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic
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About The Game Bird at The Stafford London

Luxury five-star hotel The Stafford in St James’s is home to this contemporary British restaurant, The Game Bird, where seasonal ingredients and simple yet elegant dishes are served in comfortable and relaxed surrounds. It’s headed up by acclaimed British chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen, who joined the restaurant in 2021 and works collaboratively with executive chef Jozef Rogulski to create its innovative menu. Lisa brings a ton of experience with her to The Stafford, while drawing on her time spent at Michelin-starred Northcote in Lancashire.  

The menus all champion the finest British produce and artisan producers, while recreating familiar family favourites with an elevated spin. The main menu begins on a luxurious note, with diners able to whet their appetite with a choice of oysters or Exmoor caviar with English crumpets. A concise selection of starters features the likes of hand-cut aged west country beef tartare with beef fat onion, horseradish crème fraîche and crispy sourdough, or vine tomato consomme with home dried tomatoes and basil. You can also opt for something from the ‘smoked and cured’ section of the menu, which includes a H Forman & Son smoked salmon or house-cured chalk stream trout gravadlax.  

Mains dishes offer indulgent takes on old-school classics: think steak and ale steamed suet pudding with potato puree or triple cooked chips, Orkney scallop tempura with garlic and tarragon emulsion and chips, venison wellington for two with sour cream potatoes, grilled asparagus and truffle, and goat's cheese ravioli with asparagus, toasted pine nuts and watercress. The pudding menu is not to be missed, with amalfi lemon meringue gateau, rhubarb crumble souffle and crepes suzette flamed tableside all on offer.  

There are also separate Sunday lunch, afternoon tea, breakfast and set menus available.  

The drinks list features a collection of signature, all-day, classic and after-dinner cocktails, as well as a dedicated negroni list. Wines can be ordered by the glass or bottle, while vintage Champagne, premium spirits and an impressive whisky collection complete the experience.  

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Does it serve afternoon tea?

Yes, afternoon tea is served in the interconnected drawing rooms and the main restaurant

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Does it serve Sunday lunch?

Yes, a Sunday roast is served each Sunday from 12.15-3pm

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This venue also offers

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16-18 St James’s Place , St. James's, London, SW1A 1NJ

020 7518 1234


Opening Times

Mon 07:00-10:30
Tue 07:00-10:30
Wed 07:00-10:30
Thu 07:00-10:30
Fri 07:00-10:30
Sat 07:30-11:00
Sun 07:30-11:00
Afternoon Tea
Mon 12:00-19:00
Tue 12:00-19:00
Wed 12:00-19:00
Thu 12:00-19:00
Fri 12:00-19:00
Sat 12:00-19:00
Sun 12:00-17:00
All day
Mon 12:00-21:00
Tue 12:00-21:00
Wed 12:00-21:00
Thu 12:00-21:00
Fri 12:00-21:00
Sat 12:00-21:00
Sun Closed


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3 Reviews 

David A

10 July 2018  
Exceptional cuisine in the most idyllic of surroundings but most importantly phenomenal service!

Patricia H

28 June 2018  
Wonderful for those special occasions or out to impress - great food and service.

Christine L

30 May 2017  
Eating in the Game Bird is undiluted joy. The food, drink and service were beyond excellent. However, the ambience is fabulous, very glamorous, albeit it fresh and modern there is an atmosphere that could be set in the 1940's when everyone was very dapper and dressed for dinner ! .
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