Celebrate the start of the grouse shooting season with one of London’s finest foodie offerings. From five-course feasts to succulent special dishes, it’s time to get your game on for the Glorious Twelfth.
1 Rabbit Restaurant
To celebrate the start of the grouse season Rabbit Restaurant in Chelsea will team up with The London Shooting Club to bring Londoners the very first grouse of the season on Saturday 12th August.
The London Shooting Club will bring the first grouse of the season straight down from the Yorkshire moors, just in time to serve diners a delicious dinner of Roasted Grouse served with Candied Beetroot, Smoked Onion petals, Blackcurrant and Armagnac Game Sauce.
Due to many shoots’ distance from London, it’s usually difficult to ensure that grouse arrives in London restaurants actually on the 12th August, meaning guests who dine at Rabbit are in for a real treat.
When: Saturday 12th August
Where: Rabbit, 172 Kings Road, London, SW3 4UP
Make a reservation: Phone 020 3750 0172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more
2 The Cinnamon Club
Kick off shooting season at The Cinnamon Club’s delicious dish. Celebrate the first shot of the season from Vivek Singh’s iconic modern-Indian restaurant – set with the Grade II listed Old Westminster Library – by tucking into a Tandoor Smoked Breast of Grouse with bitter fenugreek, corn stir-fry and tamarind-cumin jus.
Where: The Cinnamon Club, Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BU
When: Try the dish from 12th August to the end of September
Make a reservation: Book now by calling: +44 (0) 20 7222 2555 or visit: www.cinnamonclub.com
3 The Jugged Hare
From field to fork in under 12 hours, be one of the first to taste the new season’s red grouse at The Jugged Hare. ETM chefs will once again bag the first shoot of the season from the Yorkshire moors and race back to The Jugged Hare to cook lucky customers a dish as part of a special five-course British game dinner, expertly paired with wines.
The menu will include roast breast of wild Suffolk wood pigeon, baby gem, truffle and sweetcorn; roast breast and confit leg of red grouse, spiced cabbage, grouse liver pâté, game chips, malted bread sauce, hunter’s jus; and Stinking Bishop cheese with fruit jam and cobnut toast.
When: 12th August 2017
Where: 49 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SA
Price: £85 per person
Make a reservation: Book now by contacting Zahra Al-Shakerchi via email: email@example.com or calling: 020 7614 0134
4 Mac & Wild
London’s favourite Scottish restaurant Mac & Wild will be creating special game dishes throughout the season, guaranteed to get wings flapping. Whether your taste is traditional or modern from the 12th of August Mac & Wild will be serving up grouse seasonal special dishes at their Great Titchfield Street and Devonshire Square restaurants.
What’s more, visit to try an exciting new ‘wee dish’ at both sites, Andy Waugh’s Grouse Meatballs served on an oak twig skewer with Mac & Wild’s famous Red Jon sauce.
Where: 65 Great Titchfield St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7PS
When: 12th August 2017
Make a reservation: Click here to make a booking
Pay a visit to this Chelsea hotspot for a sumptuous grouse dish. Tuck into breast of grouse with a croustillant of the leg, crushed celeriac and elderberries for a succulent game delight.
Where: 43 Elystan St, Chelsea, London SW3 3NT
When: From the 16th August
Make a reservation: Phone 020 7628 5005 or click here to make a booking