Rules: London’s Oldest Restaurant

London’s Oldest Restaurant. It is hard to find a restaurant more traditional and more comforting than London’s oldest and finest establishment, Rules. Perfectly located near Covent Garden, it sits as a landmark of quintessential Britishness. Rules was established by Thomas Rule in 1798 making it the oldest restaurant in London. It serves traditional British food. For those inclined towards the literary, the restaurant presents a chance to walk (or dine) in the footsteps of some of the most famous British authors in history. It has not only fed those such as Charles Dickens and William Thackeray, but also itself appeared in the textual world, in novels by John le Carré and Claire Rayner. As the restaurant’s quality and style has remained stable throughout time, so has its famous presence, with recent appearances on screen in Downton Abbey and Spectre, both of which stand as the epitome of British entertainment. No wonder the greats in literature, cinema and theatre have chosen time and again to dine at this cosy, but not stuffy, restaurant. Upon entering you feel at once in both countryside and city, with the ultimately nostalgic comfort food tasting a lot better when accompanied by first-rate, friendly and downright luxurious service. Covering the walls are photographs, paintings and cartoons that depict the restaurant’s vibrant and varied history, which you can peruse from your comfortable, circular red velvet booth. It’s a unique experience;

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