St James
Modern British restaurant

Alfonso La Cava opened St James Restaurant in Bushey Village in 1997. Having worked in the restaurant industry for most of his life, his vision was to offer local residents a modern, fine dining experience with the promise of using only the freshest ingredients, carefully selected wines and a menu that would make dining out memorable.

St James offers a Lighter Lunch Menu during the day, an A La Carte Menu for dinner, a Tasting Menu, and Sunday Roast.  We have also just launched our small plates menu (available Mon-Fri all day & Saturday lunch). All of our beautifully presented dishes are inspired by English, European and Asian cuisine and created by the Restaurant’s experienced team of chefs. You can expect freshly baked bread on arrival, starters including seared scallops and roast pigeon breast, and mains such as stone bass and confit duck leg. Desserts on offer include limoncello tart with mojito sorbet and our infamous homemade Toblerone Cheesecake! The A La Carte Menu is refreshed every season, whilst retaining a number of our most popular dishes. The Set Menu changes weekly, which gives the regular diner an opportunity to try something new. St James Restaurant now offers a wider range of dishes for our vegetarian and vegan diners.

The Restaurant’s latest venture is Betsy’s Tea Room, which launched in 2018. The Tea Room serves traditional Afternoon Tea and classic Cream Tea, with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menu options available. St James Restaurant is proud to be one of the longest running independent businesses on Bushey High Street and hopes to continue for many more years to come.

Head Chef - Marco Angelilli

Born in Italy in the 1989 after finish the Italian cookery school Marco decided to leave Italy and move to Swiss where he started to learn the first cooking techniques. After one year he moved to France where he learned how to use his skills with the french cuisine. At the age of 20 he arrived in London where he worked in the city for a while and became head chef of Friends restaurant in Pinner where he won 1 rosettes award. In 2014 he moved to New York where after 6 months moved to Chicago for a new project. In 2015 he came back in London and in March 2016 opened osteria Modigliani in Pinner which he sold in 2018. Since February 2019 he is now with us at St James.

From December - Will now be open on Mondays

We look forward to welcoming you at St James

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Hardens
2019 Award
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Impeccable Service

Greeted by a member of staff who offered to hang my coat up. Extremely quick service and very attentive staff. Food was extremely well cooked and presented. The Manager was in attendance all the time we were there and when we were leaving thanked us for our custom. We will certainly be returning again.

Birthday Party

Wow we had the most fantastic birthday party completely faultless, nothing was too much trouble the food was excellent the staff were fantastic the ambience was first class i have had numerous phone calls from my guests to praise the restaurant. Well done and thank you.

Excellent

There were 4 of us for Saturday lunch and food and service is the best in the area for sure. The afternoon teas look good too.

Amazing Food & Service

I highly recommend this restaurant. It was my first visit and the staff were so attentive and helpful. The food was of a really high standard. We had a salmon starter, Sea Bass and cheesecake which were all incredible. I will be visiting again soon!

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Hardens

Impeccable Service

Greeted by a member of staff who offered to hang my coat up. Extremely quick service and very attentive staff. Food was extremely well cooked and presented. The Manager was in attendance all the time we were there and when we were leaving thanked us for our custom. We will certainly be returning again.

Birthday Party

Wow we had the most fantastic birthday party completely faultless, nothing was too much trouble the food was excellent the staff were fantastic the ambience was first class i have had numerous phone calls from my guests to praise the restaurant. Well done and thank you.

Excellent

There were 4 of us for Saturday lunch and food and service is the best in the area for sure. The afternoon teas look good too.

Amazing Food & Service

I highly recommend this restaurant. It was my first visit and the staff were so attentive and helpful. The food was of a really high standard. We had a salmon starter, Sea Bass and cheesecake which were all incredible. I will be visiting again soon!

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