The Falcon

69 High Street, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, SG9 9AE
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Dinner Thursday - Saturday
18.00 - 21.30
Lunch Sunday:
12.00 - 15.00

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi

About The Falcon

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 2 year old toddler Teddie 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.

* Please email Natasha at [email protected] to book one of the two beautiful private rooms (8-12 guests) or for help with making a booking.

**PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOW CLOSED FOR OUR JANUARY BREAK, REOPENING FRIDAY 10TH JANUARY 2020**

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Fantastic food and atmosphere. The chef even taking the time to show us the produce before we selected from the menu. Great food - I would highly recommend to anyone!

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

The food was amazing with high quality ingredients. The mussels were the best I have ever had and the steaks were cooked exactly as requested and tasted great. The service was lovely even with covid rules and felt safe and happy to be out enjoying a lovely meal. Only slight issue was the chocolate brownie was more like a chocolate cake as not gooey in the middle but still tasted very good!

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our "sharing steak" last night which was cooked to perfection (pink). Great dressing on the salad and proper chips (rather than fries), Service was friendly and faultless. The starters were of equal quality.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Simply great food! Try it, you won’t be disappointed.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Vegatables could be included in price of meal, also not quite enough food for the men, wine very expensive, but lovely place to eat.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

A little gem of a restaurant. Have been a few times and food is consistently exceptional! The flavours are intricate, the service is outstanding. Love this place!

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Hi Michelle, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback - we are delighted to hear that you enjoy our cooking and feel looked after by our team! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Responded On Tuesday, 15 September 2020
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Visited On Thursday, 10 September 2020

I would normally say is definitely recommend the Falcon to friends, but sadly the friend i was meeting and I did not feel that there was any evidence of Covid safety measures. We realised after a while during the meal that we were quite uncomfortable with the proximity of other diners, the lack of distance and caution from staff and the lack of visors or masks. Also no sign of any sanitiser. The meal, the place itself and the service were fantastic. We decided to finish the meal, but would not go back or recommend until the pandemic is over.

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Hello Helen, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We would like to assure you that we have hand sanitiser in each area of the restaurant, including staff areas to protect our team as well as our customers and each table is at least one metre away from the next. We do value your comments and they have been shared with management. I have also responded to your review on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our cooking and service, and hope to welcome you back to the Falcon again.

Responded On Tuesday, 15 September 2020
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Visited On Thursday, 10 September 2020

There were a few people when we weŕe haviñg lunch and I found the music to be a little on the loud side and rather intrusive

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 September 2020

Great service ,food was lovely Thankyou so much for a lovely evening

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Hello Jennifer, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Responded On Tuesday, 15 September 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 09 September 2020

Big city quality in a small town

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Hi Andrew, Thank you very much for your feedback - we are very pleased that you enjoyed your meal and hope to welcome you back to The Falcon again soon.

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 September 2020

Delicious food, great atmosphere and service.

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Hello Fionna, Thank you so much for your feedback - we are delighted you enjoyed your evening and hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 September 2020

Lovely food thank you.

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We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal. Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Responded On Thursday, 10 September 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 06 September 2020

Wonderful service from Hannah and delicious, well-presented food at an excellent price given the standard of food being served. We will definitely be recommending to others and coming back ourselves.

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Hi Abigail, We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our cooking, and that you felt well looked after by Hannah - she is indeed an excellent asset to our team! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and we very much look forward to welcoming you back.

Responded On Tuesday, 08 September 2020
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Visited On Friday, 04 September 2020

Fantastic lunch. Beautiful intimate restaurant. Great service. Will be back soon.

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Hello Mark, We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your lunch and that you felt well looked after by our team. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Responded On Tuesday, 08 September 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Exceptional service from Kim and team. Legendary food.

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Hello Virginia, that is indeed high praise! We are delighted that you enjoyed our cooking! Kim is an excellent asset to our team, and we are so pleased that you felt well looked after. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and we hope to welcome you back to The Falcon soon.

Responded On Tuesday, 08 September 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

A thoroughly enjoyable meal and dining experience

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Hi Fraser, We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review, and we hope to welcome you back soon.

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Visited On Friday, 04 September 2020

Friendliness and attentiveness of serving staff was excellent. Food was good but with a couple of tweaks could be excellent. Beef in my wife’s pie was overcooked and dry. The goats cheese flat bread for starter was too thick so difficult to cut. A lovely little restaurant with a nice menu. Unfortunately we were too full to try a desert but liked the look of them all.

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Hello Graeme, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted to hear that you felt looked after by our team. Your comments on the beef pie and goats cheese starter have been shared with the kitchen to be looked into. We hope to welcome you back soon so that you can try a couple of desserts from the menu!

Responded On Tuesday, 08 September 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 02 September 2020

Lovely meal, excellent service. We will return!

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Hello David, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back!

Responded On Friday, 04 September 2020
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Visited On Monday, 31 August 2020

Good food - good atmosphere. Very pleasant staff

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Hello Doris, We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed our cooking and the atmosphere too! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Responded On Friday, 04 September 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 26 August 2020

service was a bit haphazard.. forgot to deliver drinks order.. too close in terms of social distancing- not sure the risk assessment is correct here. 1m plus was not in effect, and certainly not 2 m between diners. would only return if saw improvements in the social distancing. or when we are "back to normal"

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Hello Bob, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we value all feedback, both positive and negative. We apologise that the service did not meet your expectations, we were particularly busy that Wednesday due to the Eat Out To Help Out scheme. We are following government recommendations and there is at least 1 metre between tables. Your comments have of course been passed onto our management team as it is important to us that our customers feel safe. We do hope to welcome you back again soon.

Responded On Friday, 04 September 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 30 August 2020

The Sunday lunch is really good value for money we thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you! :)

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Hi Clare, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

Responded On Friday, 04 September 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 30 August 2020

Stunning food and service

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Hi Kelly, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are really happy to hear you enjoyed the food and the service, and hope to welcome you back again soon!

Responded On Friday, 04 September 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

Good food nice staff nice venue.

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Hi Kris, We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food, our team and the venue. Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review.

Responded On Friday, 04 September 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

Staff were very welcoming and attentive. The restaurant was a lot smaller than expected and very informal, no table settings etc. This does not reflect the smart/upscale website which made our decision to choose the Falcon for a family get together. The menu was very limited (which sometimes isn’t a bad thing) but we all chose fish. The fish cakes were good but the moules were gritty, sadly.

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Hello Samantha, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We value all feedback as it helps us to improve our offering. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we do not set the tables until guests have sit down and we are running a reduced menu. We do wash our mussels, and apologise that you found them to be gritty - perhaps some were missed in your batch. This is something we shall keep an eye on. We are pleased you enjoyed the fishcakes. We hope to welcome you back again to hopefully offer you an experience that meets and exceeds your expectations.

Responded On Friday, 04 September 2020
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Visited On Friday, 28 August 2020

An all round great dining experience in a well preserved setting. Missed the service charge on the bill and left a tip for the waitress on the table! But apart from that had an enjoyable evening. Will definitely be back.

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Hello Colin, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Our service charge is of course discretionary and any tips are shared equally between the team. We very much look forward to welcoming you back.

Responded On Friday, 04 September 2020
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