Located in the heart of lively, fashionable Covent Garden, close to the Royal Opera House and numerous theatres, Rules is London’s oldest restaurant. Rules has an excellent reputation for fine British food, delightful décor and impeccable service.
Specialising in seasonal and game cooking, Rules has gained a vast knowledge of game through ownership of the shooting estate, Lartington Hall Park in County Durham.
Under creative head chef, David Stafford, classic British dishes are constantly developed and reinvented to the delight of regulars and newcomers alike. There are also two beautiful and historical private dining rooms ideal for up to 25 guests.
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- Catering Facilities
- Private Dining
- Children Facilities
- Children welcome
- High chairs available
- Event Facilities
- In house AV available
- Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
- General Facilities
- Free WiFi
- Wi-Fi access
- Payment Facilities
- Credit cards accepted
- Debit cards accepted
I think their food are from 1798 as well...
Veal: well.. You have to taste with your eyes first.. It looks like 7£ food, and taste like 10£. But cost 30£
Oyster: it's just ok, but too expensive.
The yearprobably is the only thing left here.more
Got a 8:30pm reservation for 1 on Sunday night. That's a bit later than I'm used to but boy am I glad I got it and kept the reservation!
So so: fish soup.
Good and Interesting: beer in a silver mug. I had Guiness and it stayed cold to the last drop!
All the desserts looked great...I had the dark chocolate...it was moist and the bottom was crunchy (maybe toffee?)
Great: I tried 2 of all three...more
Rules is the oldest restaurant in London and is steeped in tradition. It is not simply trading on history and remains an exceptional restaurant serving traditional English fare. The last visit I started with the pea soup, which was fine but not excellent. I then had the suckling pig, which came hoof and all. It was tender and well portioned. Beer selection is poor but the wine list is...more
I used to frequent Rules as a child and always recommended my friends abroad to dine here for a truly magical British experience. Pies overflowing the with gravy, everything is bountiful
and steaming hot with hushed tones and austere dining with wonderful wait staff.
It's been 4 yrs since I have been here and I repent. I repent for sending anyone to this horrific place.
This place makes me LOL. On one hand the food was decent. On the other, the service was probably the most pretentious, snobby, nose up in the air @#(%@, that I have ever experienced. Seriously, I could have practically tasted the waiters nose hairs if he came any closer to us. It's not like we weren't well dressed, or spoke sh*tty english...it was just Mr.Belvedere doing his PMS thing....more