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
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.
The food was very good I have to say, but a little too pretentious for me and I would not return based on the atmosphere and experience.
They food was expensive as well for the amount served like we ordered the rump roast and they only served 3 measly thin slices of beef with overabundance of Yorkshire pudding.
I ordered the pheasant and it was perfectly done and rich. My other friend...more
Rules has a claim that it's the oldest restaurant in London, its other claim is that is can do 'English cuisine' very well... Well, it has every right to both claims. We couldn't get a seat until 9pm on Saturday but still worth the late dinning. Service was very good, and cheerful (our waitress was), décor comfortable and fun (even the Thatcher paintings). The menu really did have wide range...more
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