Holding the title of the oldest restaurant in London, Rules in Covent Garden boasts an illustrious history with a fan base including Charles Dickens and H.G. Wells. An established star of London’s food scene, the menu places emphasis on wild game, with each sourced from its own Pennine Hills estate. Founded by Thomas Rule in 1798, the restaurant has become famous for the gilded grandeur of its décor and the sheer quality of its game cookery, oysters, pies and puddings. Exuding elegance, the history and luxury of the restaurant is evident throughout and represented in the dark wood, deep red colour palette and velvet upholstery.

The menu of classics is seasonal, adjusting to the changing availability of local ingredients and allowing the best quality possible. The quintessentially British dessert menu offers the typical sticky toffee puddings and other sweet sponges. Fitting well into the upmarket food scene and a chieftan of London restaurants, Rules is definitely not one to be missed.