Top 5 London restaurants serving game
PUBLISHED: 14:14 03 December 2018 | UPDATED: 15:01 16 January 2019
The best five London restaurants and pubs serving seasonal game dishes on their menus… enjoy a slice of the countryside while out in The City!
We’ve done the legwork and found you the best pubs and restaurants in London serving game. From cosy pubs to swankier establishments, these five restaurants make game a top priority on their menus, so you can still enjoy wild, seasonal produce while spending a day in The City.
The Sands End, Fulham, London
The Sands End brings a slice of the countryside to a small corner of South West London.
Seasonal food and real ales are served among friendly locals enjoying the famous scotch eggs and sausage rolls, with dogs lazing at their feet, whilst helping themselves to cards and board games.
The Sands End is the perfect location for a great meal and a few drinks. All ingredients are sourced locally and responsibly and the menu changes twice a day during the week.
Examples of Game Dishes recently on their menu include:
- Red leg partridge, caramelised pear, glazed root, beetroot purée and thyme jus (gf).
- Juniper roasted venison loin, buttered kale, fondant potato, carrot and orange purée, cranberry and port jus (gf).
The Punchbowl, Mayfair, London
One of Mayfair’s oldest pubs, come here for a slice of cosy countryside in the heart of the city. Here you’ll find real local ales, fine single malt scotch and hearty pub classics with a luxurious Mayfair twist.
For game dishes try the:
- Wild rabbit, pancetta and pea terrine, quince chutney (starter).
- Pigeon breast, wild mushroom, brioche croutons and blackberries (starter).
- Rabbit pie, confit leg, cured ham wrapped loin, squash puree, sprout tops (main).
- Venison loin, parsnip purée, sprout tops and blackberry jus (main).
The Jugged Hare, Barbican, London
A gastropub located in Barbican, in the City of London, renowned for British game dishes. Offering a wide selection of dishes during the game season, including their eponymous 18th century dish, Jugged Hare.
Game dishes include:
- Eggleston Moor (Yorkshire) red grouse, Savoy cabbage and bacon, grouse liver pâté, game chips, bread sauce and red wine jus.
- Jugged hare, creamed mashed potatoes, cabbage and bacon.
The Rabbit, Chelsea, London
A wonderful blend of modern British innovation with a traditional rural feel, Rabbit is a rustic restaurant in London that sits just a 10-minute walk from Sloane Square Tube Station. Their ever-changing menu champions local and wild British seasonal produce, using all things wild, foraged, and locally grown, including sustainable livestock from the Gladwin’s own family farm in West Sussex.
The Rabbit restaurant are also recent stockists of British Game Alliance assured game “We are delighted to be working with BGA, bringing wild game back into the day to day of cooking is at the very heart of what we do. We are pleased to be sharing this.”
Richard Gladwin, MD, Rabbit
Game dishes include:
- Roasted pheasant crown, pickled Russian kale, game chips, roasting juices sauce.
- Fallow deer, celeriac root, braised red cabbage, cavolo nero, red wine jus.
- Wild hare loin, celeriac, black & red cabbage, game jus
The Game Bird at The Stafford, St James’s Place, London
The Game Bird at The Stafford is about relaxed, informal dining at 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. Enjoy a ‘theatre of the senses’ from Executive Chef, James Durrants’ menu based on uncomplicated excellence. Game dishes include:
- The Game Bird roast pigeon, parsnips, cabbage, braised leg, “Bullshot”
- Partridge, leek and ham pithivier with sautéed foie gras