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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Rules restaurant

Just near Covent Garden Market is the oldest restaurant in London called 'Rules'. It was established by Thomas Rule in 1798. It serves traditional British food, specialising in game, oysters, pies and puddings. Outside the restaurant is an interesting historic plaque giving detailsof how and why it was established.
The restaurant has only ever been owned by three different families since 1798 which is quite remarkable. Its clientele has ranged from Kings and politicians to writers. Although it is a bit of a tourist attraction, it is well known  amongst Londoners for the type of food it serves, which is traditionally English such as steak and kidney pie; fish and chips; ox cheeks; rib of beef; venison hotpot etc. It is quite expensive. A basic 3 course meal would cost at least £40 without drinks and a service charge on top. Not somewhere to just pop into if you're feeling peckish!


  1. I think I would skip that restaurant if I were in London, although as a historical spot, it would be nice to experience it. Thanks for doing it for me!

  2. What a great post! There is so much history in England and it is wonderful to see it surround you in your everyday life. The food sounds interesting!

  3. I love your spirit (the ten-year adventure you've embarked on)...I love London and England -- and your blog is beautiful. I'm a happy blog hopper! So glad to find you. (I actually just posted a memory about our trip to London 5 years ago -- I wish I could come again!)

  4. I'd love to feel the History in there... but as a rule I tend to avoid eateries that are high on the tourists' lists...


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