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$$$ Covent Garden British Fodor's Choice

Opened by Thomas Rule in 1798, London's oldest restaurant is still perhaps its most beautiful. Resembling a High Victorian bordello overflowing with taxidermy, here you can indulge in 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, teal, and pheasant. Snag a table in one of the skylight rooms or the corner where the former Prince of Wales had trysts with his beautiful mistress Lillie Langtry. 

British Historical Romantic Service Lunch Dinner Pre-Theater $$$ LGBT Fodor's Choice Family Dessert Best Bet Sophisticated

Quick Facts

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

- 020 - 7836–5314

Known For:
  • The oldest restaurant in London
  • Traditional British game-focused fare
  • Famous diners from Charles Dickens to Evelyn Waugh
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations essential, Smart dress, no shorts or sportwear

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