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The Falcon

69 High Street, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, SG9 9AE
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Opening Information

Lunch Thursday to Saturday;
12.00 - 15.00
Lunch Sunday;
11.30 - 15.30
Dinner Thursday - Saturday;
18.00 - 22.00

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi

About The Falcon

Run by husband and wife team Kieren and Natasha Steinborn-Busse, The Falcon sits in the heart of Buntingford, a beautiful historic market town in East Hertfordshire.

The Falcon offers dishes that reflect Chef Kieren's love of great quality British food, based around seasonal, local produce wherever possible, and working with local suppliers such as The Cheese Plate, Bridget B's and Priors Hall Farm. Sunday roasts are a memorable event, with the restaurant open for a longer lunch service, perfect for family feasting.

Natasha heads up front of house, leading a warm and personable close-knit team, who are passionate about the food and wine they serve.

In a charming Grade II listed building steeped in history, the intimate main dining room seats 28 covers while two private dining rooms upstairs (both seating up to 10 guests) are perfect for group bookings where friends and families can gather to eat, drink and make merry. The private dining rooms (The Oak Room and The Drawing Room) offer reduced a la carte and Feasting Menus, featuring British classics such as Beef Wellington and Saddle of Lamb.

The building has been restored with care, featuring the original high wooden beams, open fireplaces and exposed brickwork, alongside traditional and elegant decor, to create an inviting and truly special atmosphere.

Kieren trained at The Goring, under Marco Pierre White at Quo Vadis and Alain Ducasse at The Sanderson. He was part of the original team to open St Martin's Lane Hotel and Asia de Cuba under Richard Phillips. He was Head Chef at Thackeray's in Tunbridge Wells when the restaurant was awarded a Michelin Star in 2002, before working as Executive Chef at Swan, Shakespeare's Globe and more recently at Vinoteca, overseeing five London sites.

The Falcon is open for lunch and dinner Thursday-Saturday, and an extended lunch service on Sundays.


** If you would like to reserve one of our private dining rooms or require further assistance with booking, please email [email protected] **

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

An excellent meal with top class service and very friendly staff. Will definitely be visiting again. Thank you all.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Food and service was excellent, I would highly recommend a visit.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 January 2019

the decor of the restaurant is very nice and has a comfy feel to the place. the service is extreamly good, and the waitress who served us had a good knowledge of what was on the menu. The food was good, and well presented. The only down side we thought was the price of the wine, we found this to be rather expensive.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Lovely food and drink with attentive but not overbearing waiting staff.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Fabulous food and service. We will be returning.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 January 2019

Lovely ambiance. Good food well cooked and presented. Friendly, helpful staff. We will definitely be trying your Sunday lunches soon.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 January 2019

Hi We really enjoyed the food, nice job of renovation, staff fantastic. the only! comment the deserts had been a bit over cooked . But on the whole would recommend and visit again

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Visited On Sunday, 13 January 2019

Another excellent meal, this time in one of the private dining rooms upstairs, which made the family meal all the more special. The team continues to surpass expectations and we'll certainly be back! Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 13 January 2019

Excellent.....would eat there again.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 January 2019

Brilliant. Really top quality food and service.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 January 2019

Second time we have lunched here and must say food has been excellent on both occasions.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 January 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed it, but 8 people downstairs was to many and it would have been helpful to suggest that we might of gone to one of the private rooms. We overshadowed adjoining tables which was slightly embarrassing for us and the other tables nearby. Will certainly come again and will be interesedt to hear about some tasting menus in the Spring.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Lovely evening. It is so good to have a new restaurant in Buntingford. Great wine list but some lower price options and half bottles would be good.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 January 2019

Lovely food and great service would definitely visit again

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Visited On Saturday, 05 January 2019

We had a lovely family evening at The Falcon. We wish them great success with this new ventur and will return again for sure.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 January 2019

We had a fantastic time - the food, atmosphere and service were all first class. We'll definitely be back.

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Visited On Thursday, 03 January 2019

Food was very good, was not too happy with first two place table, a bit dark and cramped for space, but moved to larger table brighter position which was much better. Found the cost of extra side veg dishes rather high, think some should be included, but overall a good meal.

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Visited On Thursday, 03 January 2019

The small attention to details, like the front of house gentleman (who was lovely, sorry did not catch his name) wishing my husband a happy birthday, made all the difference. Can we politely suggest you offer a Scottish Single Malt though? Check out James Eadie (stocked by Pearce's Farm shop) www.jameseadie.co.uk if you are looking to offer something small batch and artisan :) xx

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Visited On Saturday, 05 January 2019

Great food Lovely friendly and professional waiting staff Super ambience

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Visited On Thursday, 03 January 2019

Lovely food and really good quality - menu quite narrow which is fine if updated regularly. Portions not overly large which allowed for three courses - chocolate fondant to die for! Service was great and team all really attentive. Have booking to go again soon - definitely a positive addition to Buntingford high street.

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Visited On Friday, 28 December 2018

Food and service is excellent. I booked online and got an email response and confirmation back. The venue itself is very cosy in the restaurant. Very well restored Grade II listed building with exposed ceiling beams. Word of warning though, you will need to duck as you enter the front door. I told them it was my wife's birthday dinner celebration, and out came 2 glasses of champagne on the house and our chosen desert had a sparkler for my wife. It's the little things!! As I was curious, I got shown upstairs to two private dinning rooms by the friendly and very proud Natasha. Overall in my opinion Its not cheap for every day young family meal out, but very worth it for special occasions I congratulate the owners for brining this sort of quality fine dinning to our door step in Buntingford.

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Visited On Friday, 28 December 2018

You should answer your telephone or a least respond to Messages left. We had a lovely evening to start celebrating my Wife’s birthday.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

A delicious lunch and a lovely way to spend Christmas

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

We had a fabulous Christmas lunch. Quality of food and service was outstanding, we will definitely be coming back. Thank you

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Visited On Monday, 24 December 2018

Had a lovely early Christmas Eve dining experience, warm welcome, lovely food and we will be back. Small observation that the younger waiting staff should understand the food and menu a little more to be able to answer questions.

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