Opening at the end of 2018 in the historic market town of Buntingford, The Falcon is run by husband and wife team Kieren and Natasha Steinborn-Busse.
Chef Kieren trained under Marco Pierre White and Alain Ducasse, and was the head chef at Thackeray’s in Tunbridge Wells when the restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in 2002, and more recently he worked as executive chef at Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe and at Vinoteca. Natasha oversees the front of house team, which is knowledgeable and passionate about the food and wine it serves.
With a focus on seasonality and provenance, classic British flavours are at the heart of the menus at The Falcon. Delicious roasts with all the trimmings feature in the winter months (as well as classic roasts every Sunday) which in turn give way to lighter dishes of home-smoked fish and grilled meats in the summer. Deliberately moving away from overcomplicated haute cuisine, we are proud to be working with local farmers and producers, including Priors Hall Farm for our meats, and Toby Archer of The Cheeseplate for our cheeses.
The Grade II listed building has been carefully and faithfully restored thanks to old photographs. The 28 cover restaurant features wooden floorboards, textured lime-washed walls, warm hand-blown glass wall lamps and upcycled antique chairs creating a cosy, intimate feel, whilst upstairs two beautiful private dining rooms, each seating 8-10 guests, can be hired for exclusive private dining.