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$$$ Covent Garden British Fodor's Choice

Opened by Thomas Rule in 1798, London's oldest restaurant is still arguably its most beautiful. Resembling a High Victoriana bordello, here you can dig into classic traditional British fare like jugged hare, steak-and-kidney pie, or roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. For a taste of the 18th century, choose game from the owner's High Pennines estate, including roast grouse, partridge, snipe, and teal. Ask for a table in one of the skylight rooms, the bar area, or the Margaret Thatcher corner.

British Historical Intimate Lunch Dinner Pre-Theater $$$ Fodor's Choice Dessert

Quick Facts

35 Maiden La.
London, Greater London  WC2E 7LB, England


Known For:
  • The oldest restaurant in London
  • Fancy, high-class game-focused menu
  • Famous diners from Charles Dickens to the Prince of Wales

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