Simple Roast Partridge

Preparation Time:

10 mins

Cooking Time:

30 mins



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A deliciously simple recipe for making the most out of your partridge this season.


4 Partridges (plucked and cleaned)

4 Dollops of butter

8 Rashers of streaky bacon

Salt and Pepper


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6.
  2. Coat the partridge in butter, season with salt and pepper. Lay a rasher of streaky bacon over the crown and another half on each leg.
  3. Roast the birds in a roasting tin for about 30 minutes. Using a knife check the juice run clear between the leg and the body of the bird.
  4. Remove from the oven and rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Serve with a side of your choosing.