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“Amazing food”

St James Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 51 Restaurants in Bushey
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Amazing food”
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

You can not beat the deliciousness of the food at st James bushey. Not only is it beautifully presented to picture perfection but each ingredient is exquisitely prepared and cooked to perfection too. The portion sizes are perfect. One of our party ordered the lemon sole and despite the generous portion size had to finish it. The ambience location attentive staff well priced gourmet menu was perfect!

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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Vegan and Veggie Friendly”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Even though the menu does not have vegan options the owner and the chef presented a great vegan 3 course meal. They were attentive and the owner went out of his way to make our visit hassle free. The vegan and veggie food is amazing and very reasonable for what we got and our experience we had. Would highly recommend.

  • Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous food & friendliest staff”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

My mum, sister & I had the pleasure of eating here on Friday night and we cannot fault it. The food was honestly one of the nicest meals we have had and the staff go above and beyond to make sure you receive the best service possible.

The atmosphere was lovely & Salv & Alfio went out of their way to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. The place itself is a hidden gem & we will definitely be returning.

  • Visited July 2014
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northwood
Level 6 Contributor
420 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
“Great attention to detail, exceptional owner and staff”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

You can always tell a good restaurant when you are greeted by the owner, handshakes and welcomes all around and the same again from the staff. A well run place will have great food and service and the restaurant certainly fits this.

Wide ranging a la carte or some fixed priced options well priced. Good wholesome cooking. Drinks are a bit expensive but a good wine list on hand.

Busy even on a Wednesday night, so book ahead.

Well recommended and obvious why its number one on TA.

  • Visited July 2014
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San Pedro de Alcantara, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Lunch at St. James July 2014”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Restaurants are only as good as the ‘training of their staff’ will ultimately display – Attention to detail, not having to ask for something twice, detailed knowledge of what is being served, and how it is prepared, are attributes that sets aside the good, from the mediocre.
I came across one such an eatery last Sunday In the village of Bushey, just East of Watford.

St. James restaurant normally seats about 40, but this was a lunchtime celebration of a diamond wedding, and they managed to squeeze in about 50, so you would expect the staff to be working under abnormal pressure, with barely enough room for them to perform their service, and everybody ordering at the same time from a reduced menu of 5 starters, 6 mains., and 4 desserts, you would have thought that the last thing they wanted to deal with were diners with an allergie. Not a bit of it! The waiter went to great pains to ensure the that the meal ordered did not contain any of the offending substance

We were at a table of 12, and without exception, all enjoyed their meals. All together a very pleasant dining experience. Typical of the detail that el patron, Alfonso, has gone to over the last 17 years, is a dedicated vegetarian menu, with 4 starters, and 3 mains. Besides their normal a’la carte, that has many old favourites on, there is also a set menu of the day

The Vital Stats.
St. James can be found at 30, High Street, Bushey Herts., Reservations on 02089502480 or
Email stjamesrestaurant@googlemail.com Parking in their private car park in Kemp Place 50 yards east of the restaurant. They open for lunch every day and dinner Monday to Saturday
Average 3 course with wine 35.00 to 40.00
See their menus on www.stjamesresaurant.co.uk/restaurant.html

Bishline marks out of 5
ambience 3.5 food 4 menu 4 service 4 value 4.5
Bottom line ‘We will return’

  • Visited July 2014
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