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St James Restaurant in Bushey was established in 1997 and has developed a reputation over the years for being one of the finest restaurants in the area. We use only the finest and freshest ingredients to produce the best in modern English cuisine with European influence. We serve light lunch, a la carte dinner, a daily set menu, tasting menu and afternoon tea.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
European, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

St James was our regular Saturday night haunt when we lived in Watford we started going just after it opened 27 years ago We even had our wedding reception there Last night was a trip down memory lane for us as having moved away it’s...not often we get back this way And it did not disappoint We had the tasting menu called ‘Memories’ And it was fabulous wonderful and emotional To see Alfonso who has not change one bit was lovely Thank you for a super eveningMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my Aunt & Uncle’s 60th Wedding Anniversary celebration on the 24th March 2024. Our welcome was warm & friendly by Alfonso & his team, who were very patient whilst everyone arrived, chatted & got seated in a private seating area at the back...of the restaurant. The food was delicious, served hot & catered for everyone’s choices. We were not rushed or felt we had stayed too long (although we probably had 🤭) considering they also had a full restaurant. I would definitely recommend St James to anyone who asked.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

would not recommend this restaurant, went to someones birthday party, and it was difficult to make a complaint.every course came up cold. the soup the main course very poor

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic food and fabulous service. All three courses were delicious with a great blend of flavours. Loved the Toblerone cheesecake. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had my son & his fiance's engagement party at St James last night & we couldn't of chosen a better place to have it. Alfonso & his team did everything they could to make it a special night & we really were not disappointed....We took over the whole restaurant & from the start everything went smoothly & everyone enjoyed their evening. From the food to the drinks & service, everything was top notch & nothing was too much trouble. I cant recommend enough St James for a special occasion & Alfonso is so calm & helpful from when we first met him all the way to the event. I could not be happier with the evening. Alfonso you really are a legend in Bushey for all the right reasons.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2024

WE BOOKED FOR 60 PEOPLE FOR MY 90TH BIRTHDAY AND OUR 65TH ANNIVERSARY ON THE 3RD MARCH 2024 AND WE HAVE BEEN UNINDATED WITH CALLS FRPM FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO SAY WHAT A WONDEFUL PARTY,,,THE FOOD AND SERVICE WERE TOP CLASS AND ALL 60 PEOPLE...HAD HOT AND EXCELLENT FOOD SERVED AT THE SAME TIME AND BEAR IN MIND WE HAD 4 X CHOICES OF STARTER,MAIN AND DESSERTS. WE HAVR ALSO BEEN TO ST. JAMES WITH FRIENDS AND ONCE AGAIN EXCELLENT FOOD AND FRIENDLY SERVICE!!!! WELL DONE ALFONSO.......More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 18 March 2024

I celebrated my 80th birthday here yesterday with a lunch for my extended family. There were 33 of us in the private room, and what a wonderful celebration it was. From the moment I first made contact with Alfonso to reserve the room, he and...his superb team could not have been more helpful. Some of the guests had special dietary requirements - not a problem. They are used to them all. Arranging the tables in the most suitable way - again, not a problem. Absolutely anything they could do to make sure the party went without a hitch, they did. The menu itself provided a wide choice for each of the three courses and the food when it was served was, as it always is at St. James, excellent. Bearing in mind the main restaurant was also full, that everything was served in a timely fashion and was hot and cooked to perfection is a sign of a superbly run kitchen. Thank you Alfonso for making my party so very special.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024 via mobile

Took my mom for a Mother’s Day lunch What can I say ?! Restaurant was full as we aspected… We had a very warm welcome from the stuff .. The food was outstanding We had scallops to start , the dish looked so precise, full...of colours , and it taste amazing I realised that whoever cooked that scallops has great skills because they were perfect ! Such a balance between the ingredients One of the best dish I had in a very long time For main we had John Dory which again was cooked to perfection and a beef filet both amazing ! This restaurant has been our favourite in the whole Hertfordshire but feels like in the last 5 years it took such a good turn .. no wonder why has so many awards printed on the main door .. looks like before you walk in they telling you that you’re gonna have an experience ! Thank you guys to make my mom happy for the dayMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 8 March 2024

We have visited St James since it opened and have had many business and private meals and have used it for family celebrations. The food and service have always been exceptional. On this occasion, we wanted to host a tea party for our friends for...a special birthday. We had not previously used Betsy's Tea Room as it had opened just a few years ago after we had moved away from Bushey. We booked the rear section of the restaurant for 36 people for afternoon tea. The food was plentiful and very delicious - sandwiches, scones and cakes. The service was attentive and the whole experience made it a very special occasion. Many thanks to Alfonso and his team.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 23 February 2024 via mobile

Exquisite food which is worthy of any Michelin star restaurant in Central London. The food was simply delicious and the combination of ingredients really showcased the skills of the chef. The price was also very reasonable for the quality of what is served. We tried...the tasting menu and everything was exceptionally good! The portions were also so well thought out so that you could eat all the courses without being too full or too hungry as has been the case with other tasting menus. The best part of the restaurant is the friendly and kind service by the team. We would highly recommend this restaurant and we’ll definitely be back.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 February 2024 via mobile

Went there yesterday 22nd February to celebrate my birthday. Everything was perfect , from the cleanliness of the restaurant, the waiters, the food and the fantastic service. We all thoroughly enjoyed the delicious sandwiches, home made scones were to die for as were the petit...fours. In particular my husband loved the jasmine tea. We will definitely be back. Thank you all so much for making my birthday special.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024 via mobile

What a lovely, friendly place! I am not from the area, but visited for an anniversary celebration. The food was generous and tasty and the atmosphere was upbeat. Service was very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Alfonso is a first class host and...it is obvious that St James is very popular locally - deservedly so. The menu has something for all tastes.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024 via mobile

Absolutely first class service and attention and superb food for our golden wedding party. It is an absolute pleasure to deal with Alfonso and his very talented team. All our guests were delighted with the quality of the food and the beautiful presentation. Wonderful Value...for money and highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 January 2024 via mobile

Just returned from St James where we all enjoyed a really high quality meal. Excellent food and great service. This place is a gem that we do not return to anywhere near enough.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

We chose St James for our son’s Bar Mitzvah lunch for 45 people. We had a fantastic experience. The food, ambiance and service was second to none. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this restaurant for any occasion

Date of visit: December 2023
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St James Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5