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The Lyttelton - CLOSED

16-18 St. James's Place, London SW1A 1NJ, England
+44 20 7518 1234
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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16-18 St. James's Place, London SW1A 1NJ, England
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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I was to have a small business meeting. Walked in around 10:45 in the morning. Nobody to greet at the entrance or to guide you anywhere. Reached the dining/lounge area I guess, as this was not really a restaurant. I requested a tea and was...More

Thank RL B
StuartProcter, Manager at The Lyttelton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2017

Dear RL B, I was sorry to read your review. Your visit clearly fell short of your expectations as well as our own high standards. I do hope you will give us another try? If so please do not hesitate to contact me here as...More

Reviewed 21 November 2016

Returned for a friendly breakfast with visiting pals, Saturday, we had not a booking and were shown to the bar, dark, no one there and cold! We returned to the lounge area, And after -20 mins were served coffee, menus for food after about 25,...More

Thank Yvonne D
StuartProcter, Manager at The Lyttelton, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

Dear Yvonne D, Thank you for your review. I am sorry this visit feel short of both your own expectations and our high standards. We are relaunching the restaurant in the New Year, so you must give us another try. If I can help with...More

Reviewed 19 November 2016

A business lunch was impeccably served by attentive wait staff. The dishes were well-prepared and the prices very reasonable. Perhaps most importantly, the ambience of the restaurant was peaceful and rather akin to dining in an elegant English country-side hotel. It's reassuring that such places...More

Thank Methymna
StuartProcter, Manager at The Lyttelton, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

Dear Methymna, Thank you for your wonderful review following lunch at The Stafford.It is lovely to read the food and ambience were exceptional. The team and I very much look forward to welcoming you back in the future. All the very best, Mark Surguy Executive...More

Reviewed 13 November 2016

Not our first Saturday lunch at the Stafford , a calm and sophisticated dining room warmm and inviting with good tasty food . The perfect place to re-energise and hit the sights and shops again.More

Thank Terryk67
StuartProcter, Manager at The Lyttelton, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

Dear Terryk67, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. It is wonderful to read The Stafford acts as a calm oasis in the hustle and bustle of Mayfair and St James’s! I do hope to see you again soon. Kindest...More

Reviewed 7 November 2016

Lovely meal here tonight, service impeccable , food first class....... Oh, and you must have the cocolaite soufflé with orange ice cream and grand manier sauce..... So wicked it should be illegal !!!

Thank simon C
StuartProcter, Manager at The Lyttelton, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

Dear Simon C, Thank you for your review and for recommending us! How lovely to read about your experience; with great service and food. The soufflé Is indeed a highlight! Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Mark Surguy Executive Assistant Manager

Reviewed 14 October 2016

I had a full afternoon tea here with a friend and it was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. The service is impeccable, the tea selection is nice and the scones, etc are plentiful and delicious.More

Thank wextravelgal
StuartProcter, Manager at The Lyttelton, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Dear wextravelgal, Thank you so much for reviewing us following afternoon tea. I am delighted you had such a lovely afternoon, with wonderful service, teas, as well as plentiful scones and pastries. Please let me know if I can help with a future booking. All...More

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Hopefully the title summarises the experience The venue was beautiful, it was a dining room type setting with very English decor, you feel transformed into the olden days but in a good way! Service was excellent, everyone attentive and helpful. We went for the 3...More

1  Thank DD611
StuartProcter, Manager at The Lyttelton, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Dear DD611, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. The team and I are pleased you had an enjoyable evening with great service. I will of course pass your constructive comments onto the kitchen. I am delighted to say we have recently...More

Reviewed 6 October 2016

I keep coming back to this restaurant as it's just so lovely! It has a very British elegance to it which is conveyed through the lovely dining room, the exceedingly high level of service, as well as the general ambience. The menu is interesting and...More

Thank Abigail_Hart_London
StuartProcter, Manager at The Lyttelton, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Dear Abigail_Hart_London, Thank you for describing our restaurant as lovely! It is fantastic to read that both the service and ambience exceeded your expectations and the food was a delight. I will be sure to pass your praise onto the team. Kindest regards, Mark Surguy...More

Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Snug little restaurant tucked into the Stafford Hotel. delicious food and beautifully plated. Staff were absolutely charming and very attentive.

Thank ces_brooks
StuartProcter, Manager at The Lyttelton, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2016

Dear ces_brooks, Thank you for the kind review. It is lovely to read the service and food exceeded your expectations. I do hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes, Mark

Reviewed 13 September 2016

The pictures show an elegant restaurant. I simply didn't get that feel at all. More like an upmarket lounge area where meals are served. Food was pretty average. Smoked salmon unimaginative - piece of salmon and sliced brown bread. Risotto not bad but not the...More

Thank FfosFelin
StuartProcter, Manager at The Lyttelton, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2016

Dear FfosFelin, I am sorry to read you were left disappointed by your visit. I do hope you will give us another try before too long as we have just appointed James Durrant as our new Head Chef. James comes with a wealth of experience...More

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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier
destination for high end craft and bespoke design.
Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which
indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the
establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during
a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s
Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 26 - USD 97
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16-18 St. James's Place, London SW1A 1NJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighbourhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7518 1234
Description
The Game Bird at the Stafford London is a contemporary tale about relaxed, informal dining 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, Executive Chef, James Durrant has created a ‘theatre of the senses’ menu based on uncomplicated excellence: local, seasonal produce sits alongside time honoured British classics.

Centre of attention are the traditional handcrafted trolleys that overflow with signature dishes that both surprise and delight and include meat & game, own smoked & cured, pies, puddings & stews and a mouth-watering Sunday Roast.

In a setting reminiscent of an exclusive private members club, a heady mix of classic British design captivates and enchants while intimate dining booths whisper seduction against a backdrop of pale blue walls and specially commissioned artwork from some of the country’s leading young British artists.

For those in the know, the chic Champagne Bar is the place to slip away from the outside world and into a glass of chilled champagne or a martini cocktail before dining in the restaurant.
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