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The Stafford Restaurant

About The Stafford Restaurant

The Stafford Hotel gives visitors an idyllic vision of London, with its beautifully-appointed rooms in three linked 18th Century townhouses, excellent service and unfussy atmosphere. But this restaurant is a sublime corner of the capital that even Londoners can enjoy. The room is as lovely as the hotel itself, with creamy white walls, plush carpets, white linen, magnificent silver and china. The food a blend of traditional French and modern British cuisine by their newly appointed Executive Chef, David Smith. David has worked at some of Britain’s finest establishments, including The Goring, Danesfield House and The Ritz. Try seared Devon scallops with white bean and truffle broth, tartlet of roasted plum tomatoes and goats cheese, followed by tournedos of Angus beef, confit shallots, onion glaze and fleurie wine sauce. The wine cellar is something special too - over 350 years old and bursting with treasures. A jacket, but no tie dining room with a warm, comfortable ambience. A rare treat.



Full a la carte

Starter

Chicken liver and foie gras parfait, toasted brioche and peach wine jelly - £14.50
Shellfish bisque with Armagnac - £12.50
Half Lobster with Russian salad and Dijon cream - £16.50
Beef consommé with oxtail ravioli and cheese straws - £12.50
Salad of barigoule artichokes, wild rocket pesto and Parmesan shavings - £11.50
Potted Morecambe bay shrimps with brown toast - £11.50

Main Course

Poached wild Scottish salmon, champagne and smoked salmon ravioli - £29.50
Duo of lamb and venison, Juniper cream and redcurrants - £28.50
Medallions of seabass, braised fennel with confit tomato and black olives - £29.50
Tournedos of beef, button onions and Fleurie wine - £29.00
Risotto of ceps and baby leeks and truffle sabayon - £23.50
Tartlet of roast vine tomatoes, wild rocket, pesto and balsamic vinegar - £23.50


From the Stoves:
Dover sole grilled or meunière - £35.00
Char grilled Rib Eye Steak, homemade chips béarnaise sauce - £29.50
Grilled Seabass with lemon mousseline - £29.50
Char grilled wild salmon, béarnaise sauce - £29.50
Roast rack of lamb, garlic and rosemary jus - £29.50
Chateaubriand for two with confit potato and glazed French beans - £59.00


Daily special from the trolley: (Available at lunch only)
Monday - Saddle of lamb en croute, French beans and dauphinoise potato
Tuesday - Roast loin of pork, apple sauce, sage and onion stuffing, broccoli, carrots and roast potatoes
Wednesday - Glazed honey roast ham, peach sauce and parsley sauce, buttered spinach, glazed carrots and new potatoes
Thursday - Roast rib of Aberdeen Angus beef, Yorkshire puddings, glazed carrots, broccoli and roast potatoes
Friday - Salmon en croute, herb butter sauce, new potatoes and French beans
Saturday - Not available
Sunday - Roast rib of Aberdeen Angus beef, Yorkshire puddings, glazed carrots, broccoli and roast potatoes

Dessert

Crème Caramel - £9.50
Raspberry soufflé with vanilla ice cream - £9.50 (please be advised that this will take 20 minutes to prepare)
Terrine of berries, raspberry jelly, Devon clotted cream - £9.50
Chocolate marquise with griotine cherries - £9.50
Warm chocolate fondant, white chocolate mousse - £9.50
Fresh English strawberries and cream - £9.50


Cheese etc:
Spiced poached pear with warmed Forme d'Ambert - £9.50
Welsh rarebit - £9.25
A selection of British cheeses (Cropwell Bishop Stilton, Somerset Brie, Mull of Kintyre cheddar, Baby Wigmore or Baby Waterloo, Stinking Bishop, Golden Cross Goats cheese) - £13.50
Coffee and petit fours - £4.00




Additional Information


Address:

St James’s Place, St James’, SW1A 1NJ

Nearest tube:

Green Park

Average Price:

£45 and under

Opening times:

Mon - Fri 12.30pm - 2.30pm. Mon - Sat 6.00pm - 10.30pm. Sun 12.30pm - 2.30pm & 6.30 - 9.30pm.

Dress Code:

A jacket is necessary, but no tie.



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