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Rules (Bar, Restaurant)

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35 Maiden Lane, West End, London, WC2E 7LB
Cuisine: British
Tel: 020 7836 5314 | Email to Rules | Transport: Covent Garden | Write review

Rules Description

London's oldest still-serving restaurant, Rules in Covent Garden, has served a traditional, largely game-based British cuisine since 1798. With many of the artworks on the wall reflecting its position at the heart of Theatreland, the restaurant has long been frequented by many of the legends of London's theatrical history (including Victorian thespian Henry Irving and the late Laurence Olivier). It has also featured in the novels of Graeme Green and Evelyn Waugh. It serves traditional British food, specialising in classic game cookery, oysters, pies and puddings. As well as the main restaurant, which can seat around 90 people, Rules has four Private Dining Rooms.

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“I went to Rules after it had been suggested to me by a friend of mine. I went with my family for a birthday and unfortunately didn't enjoy the experience. I chose Duck for a main and asked if it could be cooked very well - I'm a bit funny with very rare meat. When I started cutting into it, I noticed some blood appearing at the bottom of my plate. I decided to cut right down the middle and the bottom section was half raw and it was the same with my brothers. The staff were very good about it: they took it away and took it off our bill. Unfortunately, I didn't feel like eating after that, so I just waited for everyone else to finish. Maybe I will go back at somepoint and try something else (as all the other dishes were enjoyed) but for now, I'm just going to see what other places have to offer.”
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Nicola Smith, London (10 years 2 months 13 days ago)

“I adore this restaurant. Not only is Rules steeped in history but the quality of the food is, for me, second to none in London. Strongly recommended.”
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Rupert, London (10 years 8 months 12 days ago)

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  • Cuisine Type: British
  • Dress Code: Not Specified
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"Love the place, the food and the coffee, but most important is the staff and their happy smiling faces every time I go in. Would recommend this to anyone in the area, or if not - get in your car, drive..." Which venue is this?

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"I have been there a few times over the years. The girls are great, there are usually about 5-6 there at any one time. All are attractive and usually there are at least one or two busty ones (my preference,..." Which venue is this?

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