Fabulously old-school in the best possible way.
Rules has a matchless and timeless charm. Take it for what it is: London's oldest and most venerable restaurant. The building is packed with memorabilia from by-gone ages. The service is charming, kind and decent. The food is all you could hope for: rib of beef done to a tee, with trimmings to match. Rib-sticking desserts. Don't expect culinary innovation here - it's old favourites, done very nicely. The wine list is well chosen and not at all bad value (the Pouilly-Fume is fairly priced, and the Domaine Yann Chave Le Rouvre is excellent). Dinner at Rules is not cheap - but we had a wonderful evening and considered it good value.
If a meal is too big a stretch, go for a cocktail or two in their excellent cocktail bar, and breath in the atmosphere.
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