Soho, Fitztrovia, Covent Garden



One of London's oldest restaurant, there has been a Rules serving food in and around this part of Covent Garden since 1798. Here is where you come if you're after history and classic British dishes, served well.

Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Marina O'Loughlin Guardian
Reviewed on February 23, 2013
"To eat here is to allow yourself to sink into a velvet-upholstered, wood-panelled fantasy of a past we've never experienced: hell, Rules even owns a 1935 Rolls-Royce called Bubbles." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Marina O'Loughlin Metro
Reviewed by May 25, 2011
"...the food is every bit as impressive as the history-steeped rooms, with produce and game coming from the restaurant’s own estates. How many other restaurants can boast that?" READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 9
Chris Pople Cheese and Biscuits
Reviewed on September 10, 2009
"It was a magical evening, one of those nights where every element of every bite and slurp brings joy and each moment slides blissfully into the next." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 9.5
Matthew Norman Guardian
Reviewed on December 23, 2006
""This is bliss," said my friend as he studied the menu - and he was right. " READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Nina Godsmark View London
Reviewed on February 05, 2001
"The uncompromising, traditional British atmosphere sets Rules apart. " READ REVIEW


Restaurant details

Address: 35 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7LB

Telephone number: 0207 836 5314

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Nearest station: Covent Garden/ Charing Cross

Nearest Station: Covent Garden

Opening times: Monday - Saturday 12 - 11:30pm, Sunday 12 - 10:30pm

  • Private Hire available
  • Bar area


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