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Rules

35 Maiden Lane, London, WC2E 7LB

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Typical english dishes coked and served in the right way

Pasquale 12 September 2019
from ROMA

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London’s oldest restaurant, Rules has provided the capital with traditional British food since 1798. Timelessly elegant, its illustrious history has seen the likes of Charles Dickens and H.G Wells sample the hearty menu.

As authentic as ever, the Rules menu is led by wild game and classic British dishes. Whole roast grouse and loin of venison highlight the rich variety of meats on offer, topped off by rabbit hotpot, and wild boar and mushroom pie. Dishes don’t come much more British than the rump of Lake District lamb with haggis bubble and squeak, or steamed steak and kidney suet pudding, whilst the likes of pheasant curry with basmati rice, and Loch Duart salmon with mussels and garam masala, add exotic touches to authentic cuisine.

Historic prints adorning the walls, the extravagance of the restaurant’s décor led poet John Betjeman to describe it as ‘unique and irreplaceable, and part of literary and theatrical London.’ Upstairs, the Rules cocktail bar with its glamorous menu and plush red seating, epitomises the old-fashioned elegance of the entire building.

In contrast to the bustle of neighbouring Covent Garden, the age-old sophistication of Rules restaurant London is a 6-minute walk from both Leicester Square and Covent Garden tube stations.

Rules

35 Maiden Lane, London, WC2E 7LB

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Customer reviews for Rules

4,5 (((() (based on 496 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • value (56)
  • entertainment (31)
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  • ((((( 12 September 2019 by Pasquale from ROMA

    Typical english dishes coked and served in the right way

  • ((((( 15 August 2019 by noel from middlesex

    Lovely meal,service excellent. Really enjoyed the ambience.

  • ((((( 13 August 2019 by Philippe from Boulogne-Billancourt

    Parfait

  • ((((( 13 August 2019 by Horacio from London

    Excelente

  • ((((( 4 August 2019 by Sir from Banbury

    The visit was very good. I have no criticsms but much praise for the setting, the menu, and the service.

  • (((** 26 July 2019 by Henry from Woking

    Beautiful old restaurant and the service was outstanding. The wines are very expensive, check out the wine list before you go! The food was OK but not great. Bill for 2 people 2 course + a bottle of wine £180. An expensive experience.

  • ((((( 21 July 2019 by Bev from Derby

    Great food, great service, such a nice buzz about the place. Would definitely recommend it

  • ((((* 17 July 2019 by Robert from Lugano

    Great front of the house staff.

  • ((((( 10 July 2019 by John from ascot

    excelent

  • ((((* 5 July 2019 by Juan from New York

    Food good, history abounds

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