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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 - 16.00
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. The Falcon is open for Wednesday dinner throughout December.

*We are open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. For bookings, please contact Natasha at [email protected] *

** 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 Wednesday, 12 December 2018

A little gem in Buntingford, we have just moved into the area and said a classy restaurant was needed,food is delicious, presentation and staff excellent, attention to detail has been payed to cutlery, glasses,beautiful private dinning area upstairs.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Our second visit, it was very enjoyable again. Food, service and atmosphere was great.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

The Service was excellent, Food top notch Malbec to die for ! The only issue was that it was little tight between the other tables ... Will be back though

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Absolutely cracking meal and fantastic service. Only one slight niggle and purely a personal thing, I don't like having to pay extra for veg, a main meal should have everything to make it complete included in the price. Other than that, brilliant 😁

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Lovely meal, would rather service charge not included on bill as we would've left a tip anyway

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Great food, lovely atmosphere and friendly attentive staff! Looking forward to our next visit already.

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

Lovely meal and nice, cosy atmosphere. The only thing missing was the Calvados Sauce for my husband's Pheasant Pie but he enjoyed it anyway! Would definitely return.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

Ticks all the boxes

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

From start to finish the service, food and experience was fantastic and a great addition to the high street and town of Buntingford. Would recommend and I will return soon.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Convivial atmosphere, superb food with excellent service. Thank you for a great evening.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Fantastic evening to celebrate husbands birthday and you were very accommodating considering we took our 10 wk old with us too! Food was amazing, service I couldn’t fault. The only slight negative was that the room we were in was very warm, this may have been the lights or the proximity to the kitchen. It didn’t spoil our evening though x

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

We had an amazing meal at The Falcon! The food was outstanding, the wine was perfect for the food and the restaurant itself has been beautifully restored! Highly recommended for a special night out!

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

Brilliant. We are very happy to have a top quality restaurant in the area.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 November 2018

Lovely English food with a quaint atmosphere. Radical but portions could be smaller to be more profitable ...But Excellent food fresh and well presented. We are both massive fans of Rules and you are close and not as eye watering at bill time either . We know not Covent garden but "same feel". Simple is best and English food done well is always a winner, test for us will be a "Yorkshire pub" not too tricky in itself but when busy a real test. Well done Gary always the perfect host and so happy all the time (whats that all about) ............. Ha well done and thank you for a great night Stu and Sam

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Visited On Thursday, 29 November 2018

Fabulous food and warmest service in cosy and chic surroundings. The menu is well thought out and showcases the best of British. A lot of love and thought has been poured into every detail. A gem for locals and visitors alike.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 November 2018

Fabulous food, warm welcome great staff and atmosphere. Would highly recommend and book again .

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

Thank you, for a lovely afternoon. Food, service and atmosphere was fantastic and we will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Wonderful opening evening! Food was lovely, staff were friendly - we’ll definitely be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

Superb experience. Natasha and staff first rate and the food was faultless. Ambience first rate. I wish them every success in the future.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

We had an absolutely amazing evening from the moment we stepped through the door, we were greeted by the restaurant manager who took our coats and showed us to our table. Once seated the service was superb. The food was outstanding and staff explaing the menu and suggested wine to go with main course. What we loved was the attention to detail with the cutlery linen napkins and silverware cruet sets beautiful glasses. We will definitely return as often as we can as we don’t live locally. Thank you all again for a truly amazing experience

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Visited On Friday, 23 November 2018

Had an amazing meal with three others we all tried different dishes and got a real variety of taste and flavours All dishes were perfect I think the skate dish won! Will definitely return for another special occasion

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Beautiful and quirky venue. Staff and service was fantastic and the food was divine. Look forward to our next visist and dining experience at the Falcon.

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