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Rules

English Restaurant££££
City of Westminster, London
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8.7/10
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  • Natalia Q.
    "Rules has the distinction of being the oldest restaurant in London"(7 Tips)
    Mark M.
    "Try the steak and kidney pudding downstairs - incredible."(3 Tips)
    Maipear C.
    "Try the Sticky Toffee Pudding - Love it"(3 Tips)
    Luke D.
    "traditional British food such as game"(2 Tips)
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  • Stefan S.
    Stefan SvenssonOctober 28, 2016
    Nice drinks in the bar on the first floor, good getaway from the crowds in the pubs on street level.
  • Carlis L.
    Carlis LollieJune 22, 2016
    Disappointing!
  • Tony B.
    Tony BurkeJune 14, 2016
    Great food in a very individual atmosphere
  • James S.
    James SApril 22, 2016
    Great cocktail establishment upstairs, superb British restaurant downstairs - a must do when in London.
  • James S.
    James SApril 22, 2016
    Cocktails, chin wags, chintz.
  • Martin
    MartinApril 7, 2016
    Rib of beef for 2 was incredible!
  • Caroline W.
    Caroline WilsonMarch 27, 2016
    Like a cold school dinner sadly. Resting heavily on its laurels.
  • Natalia Q.
    Natalia QuinteroMarch 19, 2016
    Operating since 1798, Rules has the distinction of being the oldest restaurant in London (as they point out, their existence has spanned the rule of eight monarchs).
  • Mark M.
    Mark MakinMarch 5, 2016
    Best place in London for Martinis. Try the steak and kidney pudding downstairs - incredible. Sublime service 5 stars!
  • Luke D.
    Luke DawkinsFebruary 26, 2016
    Quints entail English
  • Steven W.
    Steven WallerFebruary 13, 2016
    I recommend a cocktail on the upper floor of the restaurant. A tracheal authentic experience with a decent selection of drinks...
  • Paul G.
    Paul GallagherJanuary 16, 2016
    Delicious British dishes! The steak and kidney suet pudding was delicious, just how it should be made. Venison carpaccio was excellent too.
  • Jurij S.
    Jurij SubbotinSeptember 18, 2015
    It's expensive and rating of 2 poundsigns is wrong.
  • Jason A.
    Jason AlexanderSeptember 18, 2015
    As traditionally English as you can get. Prime rib for two is from restaurant owned farm. Wonderful.
  • Kelly F.
    Kelly FergusobJuly 2, 2015
    The oldest restaurant in London. The food is nothing spectacular, but the experience may be worth the trip.
  • Guy C.
    Guy CorbetJune 19, 2015
    Very attentive service. Old school, as you'd expect
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousMarch 24, 2015
    The creamy pheasant pie is good, though save some room for the raspberry trifle, which is anything but a trifling thing. Read more
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah TaylorFebruary 16, 2015
    Negroni Rosas. That is all
  • Rylan H.
    Rylan HoleyFebruary 12, 2015
    So happy we came here. They let us in late and we had an astonishing meal. Wonderful selection of Game dishes but I went for the delicous Pig Cheeks. Finish it off with Sticky Toffee Pudding! Bravo.
  • Being Fatty
    Being FattyJanuary 9, 2015
    Loved the golden syrup dessert
  • Allyson G.
    Allyson GDecember 18, 2014
    Cocktails really nice but service is diabolical. Staff are rude and snooty. I wouldn't recommended it and I will not be returning.
  • Aidan H.
    Aidan HornsbyDecember 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of London's best (and quietest) cocktail bars. Chat to the bartender(s) about what you like — they're extremely knowledgable and happy to make a drink just for you.
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BassinderDecember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The cocktail bar upstairs is a perfect place for a quiet drink and the cocktails are fab.
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BassinderDecember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The steak and kidney pudding is the dish I've been having here for 20 years. Each time I visit I tell myself I'll have something different and then can't bring myself to do it.
  • Being Fatty
    Being FattyNovember 27, 2014
    Wild game is delicious here.
  • Oscar T.
    Oscar TrellesNovember 25, 2014
    Oldest operating restaurant in London. Start with some native oysters, then have some rabbit, duck or some steak and kidney pie. The Golden Syrup Sponge Cake is a must if you have a sweet tooth.
  • Paul L.
    Paul LauNovember 14, 2014
    The daube beef is basically the best beef stew ever.
  • Kit&kafoodle
    Kit&kafoodleOctober 18, 2014
    Very expensive but well cooked game meats, the venison was nice but needed mash to fill it out. Loved the foie gras terrine. Nice interior decor.
  • The Times and Sunday Times
    ... the unreconstructed British cooking is top-hole, with a great steak and kidney pudding and unbeatable beef from their own Belted Galloway herd available every January-February. Read more
  • Hervé
    HervéSeptember 6, 2014
    Amazing restaurant, the duck was perfect!
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver ShreeveAugust 7, 2014
    Games restaurant, and I really don't know where you would get game elsewhere in London.
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 3, 2014
    The steak and kidney pie, the quintessential British dish, still comes served in a stiffly pleated paper ruff. The pie crust is golden and buttery, and it gives way to a velvety stew of tender meat. Read more
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 3, 2014
    London's oldest restaurant, dates back to 1798 in Covent Garden and is as classic British as it gets, serving game, steak, kidney pie, and puddings. Read more
  • François T.
    François TomasJune 22, 2014
    Unbeatable in his category ! It rules !
  • Randolph D.
    Try the Lamb 😃
  • Geoff S.
    Geoff StearnsMarch 28, 2014
    Go up the stairs.
  • Halle F.
    Halle FarajJanuary 2, 2014
    Booking is a must but they can accept late night walk-ins. The staff are really friendly welcoming and accommodating to specific taste. The mash potatoes was the best I've ever had in my life :)
  • Ed S.
    Ed SNovember 17, 2013
    Phenomenal. As always.
  • Nil Y.
    Nil YrtsvnOctober 16, 2013
    Apple & sultana crumble is a must !
  • Nick R.
    Nick RinkOctober 10, 2013
    If you've got room for dessert then you can't go wrong with the syrup sponge & custard. Proper tasty!
  • John G.
    John GibbonsSeptember 1, 2013
    Bar upstairs open until 11:30 Mon-Sat and 10:30 Sun. Nice, calm place to have a well-crafted drink in a sophisticated atmosphere in an area of the city that can get a bit out of hand.
  • Nataly C.
    The oldest restaurant in London. It serves traditional British food, specialising in classic game cookery, oysters, pies and puddings. A Must!
  • Sally Doris K.
    Sally Doris KimJune 15, 2013
    The slow cooked short rib was by far the most delicious meal. It was on a par with the short rib from Dinner (Heston)
  • Alex S.
    Alex SarcoJune 5, 2013
    The place is nice, but the food and service were nothing out of the ordinary. The best thing was dessert.
  • Tim V.
    Tim VetterFebruary 22, 2013
    When a man is tired of Rules, he is tired of Life. -- Samuel Johnson, if he had lived 14 years longer.
  • @ferval100 Fer V.
    @ferval100 Fer ValenzuelaFebruary 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    1. Rabbit on Toast 2. Roast Rump of Lamb 3. Golden syrup sponge pudding 4. Heaven
  • Maipear C.
    Maipear ChDecember 22, 2012
    Try the Sticky Toffee Pudding - Love it
  • Peter K.
    Peter KimmelDecember 17, 2012
    Game, Roastbeef & Sticky Toffee Pudding!!!
  • Luke D.
    Luke DeardsOctober 22, 2012
    Oldest restaurant in London. Established in 1798 by Thomas Rules, the restaurant specializes in traditional British food such as game, oysters, pies, and puddings.
  • James P.
    James Pimentel-PintoAugust 18, 2012
    My grandfather was a world leading patisserie chef in the 40s-60s who worked in some of the best restaurants. He always loved Rules and so do I. Nostalgic and reminders of another ago of England.
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