10 of London’s oldest restaurants

3rd September, 2014 by Lauren Eads

With restaurants constantly opening in London it’s easy to forget those which have long held their own in the capital’s cut-throat dining scene.

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Covent Garden’s Rules opened in 1798

With many of these restaurants having served Londoners for the best part of two centuries, some near on 300, there is no mistaking their success.

From the grandeur and opulence of the Criterion Restaurant’s haute cuisine to the Golden Hind’s humble fish and chips – these stalwart’s of London’s culinary melting pot offer up not only a good plate of food, but an insight into the city’s foodie roots.

Scroll through to for a walk through some of the UK capital’s most historic eateries…

One Response to “10 of London’s oldest restaurants”

  1. nigel wilkinson says:

    Great to see wonderful restaurants with historyJust out of interest II wonder how many are still in the same hands RSJ restaurant opened in March 1980 and is still in the same hands.

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