A place to eat, drink and socialise, the focus is on modern British comfort cooking executed with style and panache.
At The Game Bird, James has drawn on his great wealth of experience from restaurants including Royal Hospital Road, Claridge’s, and Maze, to create a menu that makes full use of the diverse produce of Great Britain.
Rosendale Design have overseen the extensive redesign of The Stafford’s restaurant, creating a timeless space that celebrates the original seventeenth century features of the building, whilst also incorporating the clean lines of marble and glass, and the natural hues of leather and traditional wood panelling combined with touches of floral upholstery throughout.
In addition, cabinets to one side of the main dining room proudly showcase the game and steaks to be served that evening, as well as the lobster and range of oysters on the menu.
The Stafford is working with West Contemporary as their art partner, bringing a regularly changing exhibition of contemporary works to The Game Bird. The first installation features exclusively commissioned pieces by world renowned artists; Chris Moon, Ruth Fox and Carne Griffiths, and includes ‘Afternoon Tea with The Queen’ by Carne Griffiths, which was hand-finished on site during the launch evening of the restaurant using The Game Bird tea blend and The Balvenie whisky.
The Game Bird takes its place alongside The Stafford’s existing private dining rooms, 380-year-old working wine cellars, and award-winning American Bar, with James Durrant working closely alongside Bar Manager Benoit Provost, and Master Sommelier Gino Nardella, to elevate and perfect the culinary offering at the hotel for both residents and visitors alike.