Just because you are not lucky enough to be shooting grouse

on 12th August, you don’t have to miss out entirely. There are birds

on their way to London restaurants already so you can be tucking in to a roast

young grouse for your supper on the 

‘glorious twelfth’ without ever raising your gun.

The Stafford London in St. James’ is aiming to be the first

to offer grouse today and Land Rovers were standing by at first light to

transport birds from Castle Bolton in the Yorkshire Dales. They will be

traditionally cooked – roast with game chips, seasonal vegetables and game

gravy – and available in The

Stafford London’s Lyttleton Resturant until the end of November for £39

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Want to know how to cook roast grouse?

For more grouse recipe ideas go to The Field’s game recipes

Warm Smoked Grouse Salad with Beetroot and wild Mushrooms

Pot Cooked Crowns of Grouse