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St James Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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30 High Street, Bushey WD23 3HL, England
+44 20 8950 2480
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Watford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good service, pleasant atmosphere,Well presented food, which unfortunately was utterly bland, did not even stay for dessert.

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Thank David P
Bushey, United Kingdom
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314 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited here with a couple of friends for dinner last night as had heard and read such rave reviews, but have to say we all found the food a little disappointing. The restaurant itself and the staff were excellent – smart interior, well laid out, crisp white table cloths and napkins, good quality silverware, attention to detail, lovely ambience and... More 

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Thank Sellest
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I planned a birthday lunch here in early December and was a little concerned to find that we could only have the set Christmas menu - concerned that my friends might not find enough choice of what they liked. However, I should not have worried at all as there were no problems. We were welcomed and served with real enthusiasm... More 

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Thank Rekha P
St Albans, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to St James for many years now. 5 of us had lunch there on Wednesday the 28th Dec, as always the food and the service were FIRST RATE. If you have never been give it a try you will be glad you did!!

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Thank Trevor F
bushey
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each year we start Christmas with a visit to St James with all the family not to be missed I think this must be our 14th Christmas at St James. A very special restaurant full of atmosphere excellent food and excellent attentive staff. We all had the traditional lunch this was the very best I have ever tasted. Thank you... More 

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Thank sylvia b
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to go somewhere and know that you will be eating the best meal you have eaten in a long time - this is your place. The restaurant itself is lovely. Classy and elegant without being pompous. The service is excellent. Total attention to detail. But the absolute winner is the food. I've eaten here maybe 6 or... More 

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Thank abbie b
Watford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the restaurant is very noisy and the food is not cheap it has a great view over the church and the pond. If you are fed up with fancy dishes and yearn for wholesome plain and beautifully cooked food, you will love this restaurant.

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Thank maggieianh
Hertfordshire
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I organised a work Christmas meal and we chose to eat here. Wow, what a choice. From the initial call to the final chocolate everything was professional. We arrived to pre drinks with nibbles. Invited to sit and our orders were taken with military precision. The staff were all polite and courteous and knew exactly what was to be done,... More 

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Thank whereissummer
Luton
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

A really special restaurant! Staff very attentive and food was just superb. I'm a vegetarian and often menus are limited but the Christmas choices were good. Looking forward to trying out the a la carte menu. Most impressed for our first visit.

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Thank youngdrummie
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Attended a works Xmas party here - amazing food, amazing staff nothing was too much trouble. They looked after a group of approx 45 people, service was brilliant. And the cheesecake is a must.

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Thank NicholaH73

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 High Street, Bushey WD23 3HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Bushey
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8950 2480

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?