London and South East

The list below is in alphabetical order by town.

You can nominate your favourite restaurant or hotel serving Scottish venison, simply send us an email and let us know who you would like to nominate.

To avoid disappointment we advise telephoning the restaurant in advance to check that Scottish venison is on the menu.

54 Topsfield Parade
Tottenham Lane
Crouch End
N8 8PT
Tel: 020 8340 6346

‘We serve the loin with a black pepper sauce, parsnip puree and parsnip crisps. In the summer we serve it with a wild blackberry sauce.

‘As a chef I enjoy the deep flavours that we get from our venison stock and that contrast with the tender meat of the loin. It is a wonderful flavourful lean meat that takes to deep sauces or summer fruits or even dried fruits like apricots.’

Boisdale of Belgravia
15 Eccleston Street
Tel: 020 7730 6922

Boisdale of Belgravia, London’s best-loved shrine to all things Scottish, is located next to Eaton Square, a short stroll from Victoria Station. The Restaurant serves the greatest 36 day dry aged Aberdeenshire beef and Highland haunch of venison pie in London and in the Macdonald Bar you will find one of the world’s finest selections of malt whiskies and cuban cigars. Every night live classic jazz & blues are performed at Boisdale. Adjoining the restaurant is the Courtyard Garden with a retractable roof for alfresco dining in summer and the Back Bar serving a good selection of draft ales. The Cigar Terrace is completely covered and on the first floor roof with sofas, armchairs, and cushions as well as overhead heaters and tartan rugs for the winter. The Jacobite Room is a richly paneled room ideal for private lunches and dinners and has plasma screen and conference call facilities.

The Ivy
1-5 West Street
Tel: 020 7836 4751

When owner Abel Giandellini and Maitre d’Hotel Mario Gallati joined forces in 1917, their modest café soon gained favour amongst the theatre community. The name The Ivy was adopted when actress Alice Delysia quoted a popular song of the day “don’t worry, we will always come to see you, we will cling together like the ivy”. The space we know today closely resembles the grand restaurant created by the original duo back in their heyday. Over the years The Ivy changed hands on numerous occasions but in 1990 it underwent a renaissance and was refurbished and re-launched with leading contemporary artists creating site-specific commissions. Today, the Ivy still caters to the theatre crowd, attracting a wide variety of customers from the arts and media as well. The brasserie-style menu continues to offer favourites such as bang bang chicken, Thai-baked sea bass with fragrant rice and soy dip and Shepherd’s pie and The Ivy hamburger.

Cuisine:British / international
Director:Fernando Peire
General Manager:Keiran Terry
Head Chef:Gary Lee
Private room:25 to 60 seated / 120 cocktail reception, breakfast lunch and dinner
Dress code:Ties are not required
Pre and post theatre dining:Yes
Payment:All major credit cards, cash
Opening times:Lunch
Mon to Sat: 12 noon to 3pm
Sun: 12 noon to 3.30pm Dinner
Mon to Sat: 5.30pm to 12 midnight Sun: 5.30pm to 11pm

Le Caprice
Arlington House
Arlington Street
Tel: 020 7629 2239

Le Caprice was originally opened in London in 1947 by Mario Gallati, a former Maitre d’ of The Ivy. It was then reopened in 1981 in its modern-day guise. With its contemporary black and white décor, David Bailey photographs and long bar, Le Caprice has established itself as a social institution in London with its effortless style, coveted cuisine and well-heeled crowd. Generations of diners have enjoyed the unique atmosphere and unsurpassed service of the avant-garde eatery, making it a firm favourite among a discerning international clientele. In October 2009, Le Caprice will be recreated across the pond in New York’s iconic hotel, The Pierre, and will bring a fresh dining experience to the exclusive Fifth Avenue.

Cuisine:Modern British and European
Director:Jesus Adorno
General Manager:Nick Roderick
Head Chef:Lee Bull
Private room:No
Group booking:8 people
Dress code:Ties are not required
Music:Live pianist every night
Pre & post theatre dining:Yes
Set menu:Pre and post theatre
Payment:All major credit cards, cash
Opening times:Lunch
Mon to Sat: 12 noon to 3pm
All day a la carte
Mon to Sat: 5.30pm to 12 midnight

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