Wild British game - it's seasonal, it's local, no wonder London chefs are loving putting it on their menus. Everyone goes crazy when grouse hits restaurants for The Glorious Twelfth in August, but the game season is now fully on with everything from partridge to woodcock and mallard available. We've picked out a few hero dishes where you can try it in London right now.
43 Elystan Street, London SW3 3NT
Phil Howard and his team are serving up a warm salad of wild duck with port soaked currants, caramelised vegetables, pickled red onions and trompettes
87 Pimlico Rd, Belgravia, London SW1W 8PH
This family-run restaurant currently has roast breast of pheasant served alongside cabbage stuffed with braised leg, chestnuts and truffle.
The Stafford London, 16-18 St James's Place, London SW1A 1NJ
As the name suggests, this hotel restuarant goes big on game and for the current season they have a winning dish of whole stuffed partridge with bread sauce and game chips
45 Jermyn St, London SW1Y 6JD
45 Jermyn St. are usually one of the first to get grouse in the door on the Glorious Twelfth. Now they're doing a super dish of Highland venison loin with braised shoulder and beetroot, finished with Sauce Grand Veneur.
28 Upper Grosvenor St, Mayfair, London W1K 7EH
Richard Corrigan and the team here love their game, and there's no better way to start a meal here than ordering the country style game terrine served up with mustard fruits - I mean, just look at it!
Got a favourite chef or restaurant that's doing wonders with game? Nominations for the Eat Game Awards are open and anyone can put forward their favourite game heroes until 8 November 2019