Review on St James
This neatly designed modern Bushey restaurant boasts wooden floors, exposed brickwork, red pillars and a big picture window looking out onto the nearby church of St James (who else?). Halo motifs pop up everywhere, and the mood is easy-going but business-like.
The kitchen works to a modern repertoire with noticeable French and Mediterranean overtones, witness dishes like pan-fried crab cake with caramelised red onion and beetroot salad, herb-crusted best end of lamb with courgette rösti, tomato and garlic essence, and whole sea bass with fennel and mixed vegetables.
There are also a few forays to faraway places for - say - spicy meatballs with Feta salad and chilli jam, while desserts could range from jam sponge pudding to Toblerone cheesecake. France and Italy dominate the wine list, and it's worth exploring the 'wines of the month'.
St James is a splendid local asset and something of a minor miracle in the gastro-wilderness of west Hertfordshire: no wonder it continues to draw an enthusiastic crowd of locals and visitors from further afield.
St James is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, HardensRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.00pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card