The Falcon

69 High Street, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, SG9 9AE
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Dinner Thursday - Saturday;
18.00 - 22.00
Lunch Sunday;
11.30 - 15.30

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi

About The Falcon

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE CLOSING FOR OUR ANNUAL FAMILY HOLIDAY 5TH-28TH AUGUST, REOPENING AS USUAL THURSDAY 29TH AUGUST.

Nestled in the heart of historic market town Buntingford in Hertfordshire, The Falcon is a chocolate-box Grade II listed cottage that exudes character and warmth. Featuring exposed brick fireplaces and original timber beams dating from the early 1600s, this intimate country restaurant offers great food, friendly service and a cosy ambience. Focusing on local, seasonal produce, everything on the menu is sourced from nearby farms (where possible), and cooked fresh to order.

Run by a husband and wife team with a 22 month old toddler at home, this family-run restaurant is Kieren and Natasha's first joint venture.

Kieren trained under Marco Pierre White at Quo Vadis and had a long and successful career in the restaurant kitchens of London before moving to the countryside to pursue his dream of having his own place.

Natasha & Kieren also host a Wednesday night seasonal dinner series, with asparagus and lamb the recent stars of the show. Guests are served a delicious 5 course menu with accompanying wines, in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.
Future dates for the diaries are: 10th July (Summer Retro Classics Dinner), 24th July (English Wine Dinner).


* Please email Natasha at [email protected] to book one of the two beautiful private rooms (8-10 guests) or for help with making a booking.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 21 July 2019

Very welcoming, great service and excellent food. We took our 4 children and were all able to enjoy the food. Definitely returning

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Visited On Friday, 19 July 2019

Unfortunately the low ceilings make it feel cramped. Another drawback of low ceilings is that noise can’t escape. Other guests were loud, to the point that we couldn’t hear the waitress speak. It appears to be a romantic setting but the the noisy atmosphere destroys that. We won’t be returning because of this. The meal came in a bit pricey as well, especially when you have to order vegetables separately. The new potatoes looked and tasted dull. The butter tasted cheap. Service was nice, but cheeky to add service charge to the bill. Large parties yes, but a couple dining, no. I like to choose my tip.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Excellent meal on Saturday. Varied menu to choose from. Service great & friendly knowledgeable staff. Will definitely be going back! Thanks to Natasha & everyone at The Falcon for a lovely evening.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

Loved our first meal here. Excellent local food and good service. The peanut parfait was delicious and so was my plaice. My husband’s steak and triple cooked chips were delicious. We are coming for Sunday lunch end of August. Thanks

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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

We had a lovely evening at the Falcon. Cannot fault anything. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

We had a fantastic meal at The Falcon. The food and the service were exceptional and I would definitely recommend. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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Visited On Thursday, 11 July 2019

Member post What a lovely restaurant the Falcon is. We had a lovely meal there last week. The food is excellent. I had the Barnsley Chop which was delicious. Hubby had Fillet steak cooked to perfection. All local fresh produce and service with a smile. I highly recommend it. So nice to have a good restaurant in Buntingford at last.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 July 2019

Lovely evening for my friend's 40th birthday. Good choice of vegetarian and fish dishes. Beautifully presented food (especially the truffles on a tray) and we admired the glassware for our bottle of bubbly! Service was friendly and knowledgeable - lovely to hear how local everything is sourced. It is a more expensive dining choice but it feels such a special treat which is definitely justified through the ambience, private spaces to dine, service and the food. Will be coming again soon.

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

We had another delicious meal here last Friday. It was a special occasion and the food and service didn't disappoint at all. Looking forward to going again already as it was a lovely evening

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

Excellent service and great food

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Visited On Thursday, 04 July 2019

Another lovely meal. Fish was fresh, moist and tasty. I was brave and tried the Plaice on the bone. It was beautiful, but next time I will ask to have it filleted as I am not great with Fish with heads on. The sides were great, and the Posset and shortbread was one of the best desserts I have ever had. Thanks again.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 July 2019

Fantastic service and lovely food!

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

Lovely little find and the food was amazing and all sourced locally!!! Very happy to go back again and again

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

Had a great meal with all our guests enjoying theirs too. Will deffinately return to The Falcon

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Visited On Thursday, 06 June 2019

Relaxed friendly atmosphere, great decor and above all excellent food. We had a great evening - starter, main course and pudding we all delicious

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Visited On Thursday, 27 June 2019

We had a lovely first visit to The Falcon, great food, service and surroundings. We will be back!

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Visited On Thursday, 20 June 2019

We had a lovely first meal at The Falcon. The food was delicious and the staff super friendly and welcoming. We will be back!

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Visited On Friday, 21 June 2019

Another excellent meal and all round good experience. A favourite place to dine.

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Visited On Thursday, 20 June 2019

Lovely steak night special, fantastic atmosphere. Great front of house staff.

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Visited On Thursday, 20 June 2019

First time we visited. Made to feel very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. Great food and helpful staff

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Thoroughly enjoyable meal, we were made to feel very welcome and looked after. Food was excellent and well presented. My only comment is that the food could have been a bit hotter but this is a slight criticism in what was otherwise an excellent choice for our fathers day lunch. Will definitely come again and recommend to friends and family. Thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

Excellent, friendly service and good food.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

We thought it was absolutely fabulous.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

This was our third visit, and each time the food has been wonderful. The service is consistently warm and friendly and the restaurant itself is very cosy and charming. We live an hour away, which is just as well or we'd be in there every week!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Overall our meal was very good. It is by far the nicest restaurant we have locally, decor is lovely as are the staff. The only criticisms I would have are 1) We had hardly any rest in between our courses. Having said that it didn't matter to us as we were hungry and were not trying to spend all evening in there, having an early table reservation often means you have to give up your table for a second sitting anyway and we were fine with that. It's a fine line to know exactly how long to wait but I just felt it was a little quick. 2) The new potatoes were slightly under cooked, again not a massive criticism but just for your info. Apart from those two minor factors it was excellent and we shall certainly be dining here again when we can. Definitely want to try your Sunday lunch and steak/fish nights.

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