There are two kinds of partridges. The Red Legged or French Partridge is the most commonly found bird in the UK and is referred to here as just partridge. The English or grey partridge is less common and is only occasionally available. Most people rate the native English partridge higher for texture.

Both birds have a subtle taste and are a good introduction for those people trying game for the first time.

The birds can be ordered whole oven ready,in feather, boned and stuffed with a choice of stuffings or as breast fillets. A boned and stuffed partridge is a fantastic main course for a dinner party!