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St James Restaurant

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30 High Street, Bushey, England
020-8950-2480
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 52
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  • 6
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
celebration birthday lunch for a party of 43 guests

St James' generously closed their restaurant to the public for us on a Saturday lunch-time for this celebration of our mother's birthday. We received excellent help in the organisation for the day and everything went to plan. No request was too much to ask for and no detail forgotten from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Chris B
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Bushey, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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English first
Bushey, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

St James' generously closed their restaurant to the public for us on a Saturday lunch-time for this celebration of our mother's birthday. We received excellent help in the organisation for the day and everything went to plan. No request was too much to ask for and no detail forgotten from the pre-dinner drinks and nibbles to the meal itself and... More 

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London
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132 reviews 132 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I have been to St James a few times and it rarely disappoints. Staff are attentive and the three course fixed price menu has more than enough choice across the courses for even the fussiest eaters. I always leave room for the desserts as they are always well prepared and presented. It seems nearly everyone there was celebrating something (birthday,... More 

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Bushey, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went in May to celebrate a Anniversary and yet again a fantastic meal, fantastic staff and just the best place to celebrate a occasion. Thanks cannot wait to go back.

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Watford
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I went to St James' for my birthday celebration. A fabulous vegetarian choice on the menu for me, served with style. My husband had lamb which he really enjoyed. The restaurant has a smooth ambiance, service has style and the food is great. £70 for two with wine. Lovely xx

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My first Saturday lunch experience was excellent. My second visit was less good because there was a wedding party who had taken over the whole restaurant. I suggested to a member of staff that it would have been helpful if they had mentioned the restaurant was effectively closed on their website. He gave me a glazed over look. I had... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Had my sons Barmitzvah lunch there for over 100 people. Everything was perfect. The room, food, wine and the service was exceptional. I would 100% recommend this restaurant for a party. Thanks to Mr Alfonso for perfect ending to a great day.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Visited with friends for a birthday celebration. Table in back room is close to outside smoking area, so taste of smoke permeates food. Waiters are nice but amateur.Portions reminiscent of nouvelle cuisine, cheap supermarket bread, staff more interested in chatting to eachother than providing service. Very poor value for money, tired menu. Will not be visiting again.

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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We arrived at 7pm on a Thursday. This is a very good place to eat. The staff are courteous and professional. They know what they are doing (though a bit less fussing over topping up wine would be advisable. Some customers like to pour their own!). The ambience is calm and comfortable - with good lighting. The menu is extensive... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Had my wife's 50th Birthday Lunch a few days ago. This was another event we have had with Alfonso at St.James. I am never disappointed, quality of food excellent, staff friendly and obliging, and chefs talented. Wanted to change something on the set party menu and in two minutes came up with a number of ideas. Everyone enjoyed it, you... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I celebrated my 50 th birthday at St James with a fabulous lunch. Everything was perfect. The room, food, wine and the service was exceptional. I would 100% recommend this restaurant for a party.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 High Street, Bushey, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Bushey
  • Phone Number: 020-8950-2480

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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