In light of the annual #GreatBritishGameWeek, 7th-13th November 2022, restaurants across the UK are putting game on the menu to celebrate and introduce more people to its healthiness, sustainability, and versatility.
Great British Game Week is a celebration of enjoying wild game, promoted by British Game Assurance’s (BGA) Eat Wild campaign.
The week-long promotion will be a focus for events, dinners and special offers promoting game to consumers around the country. People will be encouraged to taste game for the first time and try new game products such as pies, sausages, burgers, and charcuterie.
William Sitwell, Restaurant Critic, Broadcaster, and Author, said:
“Cooking with and eating game isn’t just a sensible, sustainable and natural way of life, it’s a delicious, exciting approach to food with endless and wonderful possibilities. I wish more of us could understand and share this great source of nutrition and pleasure, so I’m delighted that BGA are championing game with the help of Eat Wild; they are the invaluable go-to people for stockists and fabulous ideas.”
William Sitwell will be hosting the Game Week finale ‘Glorious Game’ event at BGA stockist Holland & Holland’s Shooting Grounds on 12th November. The event includes a twelve-course tasting menu with wine pairing. BGA Ambassador Chef Leon Challis-Davies will join Holland & Holland Head Chef, Joshua Hunter, Michelin-starred Mark Kempson and Celebrity Chef Valentine Warner to produce an exquisite tasting banquet, with all game at the event being BGA Assured.
To book tickets, visit: Holland & Holland (hollandandholland.com)
Throughout the week, restaurants across the UK will be serving BGA-Assured game to celebrate.
While Westminster Kingsway College regularly champion game on their menu throughout the whole season, their Game Week menu will include a variety of meats selected by the students.
As part of the week, there will be a ‘Celebration of Game’ dinner at Westminster Kingsway College on Wednesday 7th December, where British Game Assurance CEO Liam Stokes will be giving a welcome, and the BGA and EatWild team will be on hand to discuss the benefits of eating wild game and the plans BGA has for the future. To book tickets, visit: https://bit.ly/3TtlWDm
Other restaurants celebrating Game Week include; Boisdale, who will be serving wild venison, grouse goulash, as well as pheasant escalope with cured ham and sage. The Shed, Nutbourne, and Rabbit will be serving roast partridge alongside broccoli, crispy potatoes, and blackberry jus. Sussex will have venison haunch with red cabbage, truffled mushroom duxelles, and red kale on the menu. Holborn Dining Room will have game pie on the menu, and La Tua Pasta will celebrate with tortelloni pheasant, mushroom and truffle with a creamy mushroom sauce in their Borough Market stall, where they do take away / eating in the shared areas of the market.
More pubs and restaurants around the UK embracing Game Week with special menus include: The Red Lion (Burnsall), The Beverley Arms , The Millstone (Mellor), The Bailiwick (Egham) , Lyle’s Tea Building, Brat, Rosewood London, Savile Club, Crown and Anchor (Chichester), The Betjeman Arms (St Pancras), King’s Arms (Wandsworth), Hollywood Arms (Chelsea), The Onslow (Clandon), The Wheatsheaf (Esher Green), The Grantley Arms (Wonersh), The White Horse (Ascombe), The Wheatsheaf Inn (Cotswolds).
If you are not able to get out then you can order game online here.
A full list of restaurants serving game is as follows:
The Bailiwick, Wick Road, Englefield Green, Egham, TW20 0HN
A champion of all things game, Steven Ellis ( ex Gordon Ramsay) has swapped haute gastronomy for gastropubs and has recently opened his latest venture in surrey on the edge of the Windsor Great park; The Bailiwick, alongside his pastry-chef wife Ami. Both were previously at the helm of the The Oxford Blue in Windsor. The husband and wife team are applying high-end cooking techniques to classic pub-style dishes, with a focus on local flavours and game. Steven is on a mission to educate the masses and make game more accessible.
Lyle’s Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JJ (Entrance on Bethnal Green Road)
We will certainly have game during November. It features heavily on the lunch and dinner menus, here are some of the dishes being served.
Pheasant, Pumpkin & Bergamot
Grouse & Damson Toast
Mallard, Hen of the Woods Mushrooms & Dried Guinevere Plum
Game Broth, Egg Yolk, Chanterelles & Celeriac
Brat, First floor, 4 Redchurch St, E1 6JL
Mallard wood roasted with hay
Pigeon grilled with wild mushrooms
Slow grilled venison into chops
Wood fired rice with rabbit
Woodcock simply roasted whole in the wood oven
Crown & Anchor, Dell Quay Road, Apuldram, Chichester, PO20 7EE
The Betjeman Arms, 53, St Pancras International Station, Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London, N1C 4QL
Kings Arms, 94-96 Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 4LB
Hollywood Arms, 45 Hollywood Road, Chelsea, SW10 9HX
The Red Lion, By The Bridge at Burnsall, near Skipton, N. Yorkshire, BD23 6BU
The Beverley Arms, 25 North Bar Within, Beverley, HU17 8DD
The Millstone, Church Lane, Mellor, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 7JR
Rosewood London, 252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN
La Tua, Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL
Nutbourne Bar & Restaurant, 29 Ransomes Dock, 35-27 Parkgate Road, Battersea, London, SW11 4NP
Rabbit, 172 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4UP
Roast partridge, broccoli, crispy potatoes, blackberry jus
The Shed, 122 Palace Gardens Terrace, Kensington, London, W84RT
Sussex Bar & Restaurant, 63-64 Frith Street, London, W1D 3JW
Sussex venison haunch, red cabbage, truffled mushroom duxelles, red kale
The Onslow, The Street, Guildford, West Clandon, GU4 7TE
The Wheatsheaf, 40 Esher Green, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8AG
Game Night | Monday 24th October
Join us for an educational and exciting evening. Serving traditional game food and wine tasting, hosted by Berkmann wines. Our chefs have put together a delightful menu to complement our wines. Head to our menu page to preview the menu and to find out more.
The Grantley Arms, The Street, Wonersh, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 0PE
The White Horse, The Street, Hascombe, Surrey, GU8 4JA
The Wheatsheaf Inn, West End, Northleach, Gloucestershire, GL54 3EZ
Westminster Kingsway College
Our Game Dinner that is being hosted on Wednesday, 7 December – Details here www.britishgameassurance.co.