This smart, newly refurbished French restaurant is fair game with a ‘celebration’ dish of grouse, venison and partridge with seasonal trimmings. 30 Almeida St, N1 1AD. Angel.
SOCIAL EATING HOUSE
This brilliant, buzzy restaurant serves game and British dishes with flair. Go for slow-cooked venison loin with fig jam and cavolo nero. 58-59 Poland St, W1F 7NR. Oxford Circus.
RIVINGTON GRILL GREENWICH
For a smart, reliable place to up your game in south-east London, check out the Rivington. More strait-laced than its Shoreditch sibling, it serves up partridge (with bread sauce) and even steamed venison pud. 178 Greenwich High Rd, SE10 8NN.Greenwich DLR/rail.
This farm-andforaged food spot features innovative gamey numbers such as cured red grouse with heather and reindeer moss, venison sausages, or rabbit ravioli with bone marrow. 172 King’s Rd, SW3 4UP. Sloane Square.
ST JOHN BREAD AND WINE
Yes, yes, we all know that the Smithfield Market original is the place for game. But this Spitalfields branch is also great. 94-96 Commercial St, E1 6LZ. Liverpool St.
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