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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.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
European, British
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant with friends, based on recommendation and reading the reviews. Not sure if we were unlucky but felt overall it was an average meal and experience. We were greeted warmly but the service went down hill after that. Our waiter was very surly...and appeared not to be interested in us at all. I ordered french onion soup as a started which was very average (quite watery) and only just hot enough! My main course of liver was tasty but for the cost I would have expected to say WOW! My husband had lamb which was 'a bit chewy',Our other guests were not overly impressed either however did not say at the time out of politeness to us. This visit to the restaurant was not what we expected.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 7 December 2021

Food was well cooked and delicious but came in quite small portions. Service was top notch though as every staff member we encountered was tremendously helpful.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 December 2021

After 2 years being stuck abroad I finally made a visit to the UK. What better way to start the reunion than a superb meal at St.James. When we arrived the place was buzzing with people and the atmosphere was electric. The staff were attentive...and the food superb. There was enough space between courses and we didn't feel rushed which gave us time to talk. I would highly recommend the restaurant. If you want to go one step further go for breakfast, as I did the following day, a good choice for all tastes.( I do believe there is no breakfast during December, but check).More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 24 November 2021

Have eaten here since it opened. The consistency of the great food and great value never cease to amaze. Congratulations to Alfonso ( who I knew prior to St James) and his team

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 22 November 2021

Booked a table for dinner with my wife on Saturday. the food was wonderful, cheese souffle for start, filet steak for main and Toblerone chocolate cheesecake for dessert. Just wow. Looking forward to eating there again at some point.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 14 November 2021

Last week we hired the back room for a 30 guest, private party for my parents 60th wedding anniversary. The room was perfect and the food was superb with a great menu to choose from. Alphonso and his team of staff made us feel welcome...and did such a fantastic job in looking after us all. Looking forward to returning to try more dishes from the menu.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 7 November 2021

We booked St James as we had dined there before and knew they catered for bigger parties. We booked for lunch on Sunday for 50+ friends and family and has the whole restaurant with drinks in the back bar on arrival. From start to finish...the service was amazing. My son and husband are both coeliac and nothing was as issue. The set menu had amazing choices for all courses and our 50 guests enjoyed each course. Alfonso and his staff were totally attentive to us and our guests all afternoon. Definitely a memorable time for allMore

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 6 November 2021

We have been going to St James for over 20 years and have nearly always had a great meal. On our last visit we invited some friends and had an absolutely great evening. The menu has changed and the food and service was great. Well...done Alfonso and the team for getting back to the high standards you have set. We will be back very soon.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 27 October 2021 via mobile

Fantastic and superb food and service which was all very reasonably priced for how high quality it was. Will 100% be returning very soon.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 23 October 2021

We went to St James' restaurant last night. The new menu was stunning. I had a superb steak tartare starter followed by the monkfish main which was absolutely delicious.. My son's smoked salmon starter and Lamb duo main were equally delicious. We will need to...return very soon so that we can try several other dishes on the menu.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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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