Check out our guide on the best Game Restaurants in London to try this delicious bird and other game dishes...
All rejoice, for The Glorious 12th - one the most important dates in the culinary calendar - has arrived, marking the openings of Grouse and game shooting season.
The Jugged Hare, EC1
As one of London's most famous game restaurants, a trip to The Jugged Hare is more of an institution than just a mere meal. Dishes include their famous ‘Jugged' Hare, alongside all manner of game meats, from Quail to Venison, and of course Roast Grouse! www.thejuggedhare.com
Mac & Wild, W1
Popular Scottish restaurant Mac & Wild has created an array of grouse dishes, including wild boar and grouse terrine, grouse croquettes and roast grouse with all dishes paired with Scottish whisky! www.macandwild.com
The Bingham, Richmond
Richmond's riverside destination restaurant & hotel, the Bingham, has launched a gloriously gamey menu that features an array of dishes with matching wines that spans the entire game season. Dishes include Wood pigeon, Roast grouse from the 12th August until October, as well as Mallard and Venison. www.thebingham.co.uk
The Cinnamon Club, SW1
Marrying Indian flavours with resolutely British game, celebrate the glorious start of the shooting season with The Cinnamon Club. Dishes draw inspiration from India's centuries-old hunting traditions, including Chargrilled breast of red legged partridge; Clove smoked Scottish grouse breast with wild mushroom pickle; and Tandoori venison loin with black stone flower. http://cinnamonclub.com
Having opened earlier this year to provide a modern approach to seasonal British food, Native has created a unique 6-course game menu to celebrate the arrival of the Glorious 12th
. The menu includes the clever ‘Everything a Grouse Eats' (Wild Mushroom Tentsuyu Broth, Pearl Barley, Egg Yolk & Chickweed) and a Glenlivitt Peat Smoked Grouse, with Fermented Cream, Hedgerow Berries, Kentish Cobnuts, Baked Beets & Tops. www.eatnative.co.uk
With a reputation for creative interpretations of classic dishes Adam Byatt has created a typically unique grouse dish at Clapham institution, Trinity. Guest can mark the start of shooting season with a tempting dish of Pot Roast Long Leg Grouse with Polenta, Blackberries and Cobnuts. www.trinityrestaurant.co.uk
The Hour Glass, SW3
Pubs don't get much more traditional in their offering than The Hour Glass, so pop down to Kensington for your seasonal grouse. With a staunch philosophy of “the best tasting ingredients, left alone!”, the pub's Head Chef Robert Homer has kept things simple with a classic dish comprising of roast grouse, game chips, bread sauce and liver pâté en croute. http://hourglasspub.co.uk