GLORIOUS 12: RESTAURANTS SERVING GAME

Plateau
Canary Wharfers can go to swanky Plateau, where chef Allan Pickett will be serving up roast grouse, game croute and watercress with endricks gin jus. 16-19 Canada Square. www.plateau-restaurant.co.uk

Brasserie Joel
French chef Joel Antunes is doing roast grouse with pumpkin praline, ravioli and bread sauce. Good for those after something sophisticated yet hearty. Park Plaza Westminster Bridge. www.brasseriejoel.co.uk

Quo Vadis
Soho swanksville Quo Vadis will do grouse with game chips and a top-class bread sauce from first week in September. 26-29 Dean Street, www.quovadissoho.co.uk

Zucca
London’s favourite Italian restaurant is serving dishes including braised hare with red wine, juniper berries and parmesan polenta, gnocchi with pheasant and a simple pasta sauce. La dolce vita. 84 Bermondsey St. www.zuccalondon.com,

Green’s St James’s
Green’s will supply grouse from co-owner’s Lord Vestey’s own land. Quail, rabbit, partridge and venison from Allen’s of Mayfair will deck the table of the lavish game feasts held in the private dining room. Duke Street, St James’s. www.greens.org.uk

The Ivy
The stars’ favourite eaterie is offering the whole grouse roasted roasted and served with bread sauce, bacon, game pate on toasted croutons, buttered cabbage and game jus. www.the-ivy.co.uk. 1-5 West Street.

L’Etranger
Edgy, excellent French and Asian menu will offer wild venison and and wild duck from the Rhuh Estate in North Wales. Perfect for those after something a bit different. 36 Gloucester Road, www.etranger.co.uk

Lutyens
Grouse and partridge are served with liver toast, game crumbs and chips, bread sauce, watercress and gravy – or have wild pigeon with foie gras. www.lutyens-restaurant.com

The Grill at The Dorchester
This terrific meat stop-off is serving grouse in numerous guises: whole with bread sauce or in warm salad with Cumbrian fried quails egg. Get stuck in, we say. The Dorchester, Park Lane. www.thedorchester.com/the-grill

Boisdale
Boisdale restaurants always go large on game season, with the juiciest roast grouse served on crouton, game chips, watercress, bread sauce & game jus accompanied by a glass of Château Rahoul 2005 for £35. From 18 Aug. www.boisdale.com

The Square
Roast breast and croustillant of grouse with elderberries, crushed root veg and cepes: one dish, but of course of the very best. 6-10 Bruton Street, www.squarerestaurant.com

The Ledbury
Support this recently looted fine diner by partaking of its poached and roasted grouse with red vegetables and leaves, foie gras and cherries on offer in celebration of the glorious game season. 127 Ledbury Road, www.theledbury.com