The hotel we claimed to be in love with; The Stafford London, waves goodbye to it’s revered restaurant, The Lyttleton in favour of a relaunch with newly appointed Executive Chef James Durrant. The redesigned Game Bird restaurant will celebrate all things British, with a subtle nod to James’ Cheshire childhood of pies, puddings and stews. The addition of a very British Sunday roast with all the trimmings will be a tempting treat that we’re sure residents of neighbouring St James won’t be able to resist!
(Pictured above: Chef James Durrant & General Manager Stuart Procter)
We are both excited and nervous to visit the new addition of the Game Bird. The menu will focus on British produce with a subtle nod to James’ Cheshire childhood so expect pies and puddings aplenty. There will be a dedicated oyster menu showcasing great British treasures and a bespoke trolley of finest smoked and cured fish, served to guests tables with garnishes of horseradish, cucumber and pickles. Unsurprisingly, grouse, deer and pigeon will be familiar faces on the menu too.
The addition of a truly quintessential British Sunday roast will be a treat for St James residents. A traditional silver trolley will serve straight to guests tables with all the tempting trimmings one could wish for. The restaurant has undergone an extensive refurbishment and redesign, focusing on clean marble and glass lines, as well as brightly coloured velvet furnishings. We expect to see the once sleek, regency-style restaurant transform into a more intimate, wood-panneled dining room.
“The Stafford represents the height of informal luxury and exceptional service, qualities that will provide the perfect backdrop for The Game Bird. James and the upcoming launch of the Game Bird signal an exciting new chapter for the hotel, and we are all so excited to share the experience with our clients.” – Stuart Procter, Manager.
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