The English Grill

4.6
25 reviews
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Opulently designed with a rich royal theme of grandeur with polished silver, beautiful chandeliers and tailcoat waiters offering traditional service at its most welcoming. Experience the finest of dining with the addition of a glass wall which allows guests to catch some of the action taking place in the kitchen. Top quality cuts of meat will be grilled to perfection in the kitchen’s brand new charcoal-fired Josper grill.
Using the finest English produce and suppliers that serve the Queen’s kitchen, the dining experience is accompanied by an extensive wine list including a fine selection from Bouchard Finlayson, our sister vineyard in South Africa.

Special Offers

Bouchard Finlayson Wine Dinner Experience £95 per person

Pre-Dinner Drink & Canapés in The Leopard Bar & Palace Lounge followed by a bespoke four course dinner hosted in The English Grill. Guests are welcome from 6.30pm with Dinner served at 7pm.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 11 April 2019

Ends: 11 April 2019

Availability: Thu 18:30-19:00

Mother’s Day dining experience £65 per person

Falling on March 31st, Mothering Sunday is a day to acknowledge and give thanks to the wonderful women in our lives. The occasion is a celebration of mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers and mothers-in-law. To mark this annual event, The Rubens at the Palace is excited to offer a bespoke dining experience in the flagship English Grill. Guests are welcomed with a glass of Champagne and are invited to enjoy a three course menu curated by Head Chef Ben Kellier.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Children under 12 receive a 50% discount, children under 2 eat for free.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 31 March 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Sun 12:30-14:30 17:30-21:30

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 7:30AM - 11:30AM 12:30PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 9:00PM
Mon 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Tue - Fri 6:30AM - 9:30AM 12:30PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 9:00PM
Sat 7:00AM - 10:30AM 5:30PM - 9:00PM

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OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Reservation war nicht im System
Niemand nimmt einem die Jacke ab
Die Karte ist klein und stimmt nicht überein mit OT
Dann aber netter Service

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TA
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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CB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a super 3-course pre-theatre meal here. The staff were very attentive and the different types of bread given to us before the starter arrived were absolutely delicious. We ran out of time to have the hot sticky toffee pudding and so were offered alternative cold desserts which we actually preferred!
Thank you to the staff for being so accommodating. The bottles of wine are rather on the pricey side. On the plus side, this was my Mum's favourite part of the evening.

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JD
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, perfectly cooked steaks! We had a wonderful time. Thank you.

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TR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most delicious meal, everything was perfect from the wine to the steak.......amazin!

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P
London
24 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

My ratings here reflect the service and attitude of the staff. I arrived at the hotel to find the restaurant was closed, despite me having a booking thru OpenTable which was confirmed by text the day before. Despite this confusion the staff were courteous throughout and were gracious enough to give myself and my guests complimentary drinks while worked out our other options.

I will return to see if the food matches the service!

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was discreet but very attentive and the overall quality and choice of menu was extremely good.
A delightful venue for lunch.

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EA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The meal was wonderful. The staff at the restaurant and hotel were very helpful and made our Christmas treat very very special.

Christmas decorations were the best in town.

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EA
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully decorated for this time of year. Fabulous food, wonderful service, highly recommend

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Stunning, attentive service. Great food. Steak was superb, everything else very good. Martini served ice cold exactly as requested (olive, wet, Tanqueray 10). Effortless relaxed dining experience. Thank you.

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Omaha
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

WAY overpriced for one. And the food was mediocre at best...that’s likely being a bit generous.

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y
London
19 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I dined from the Pre-theatre menu - Two courses for £30 pp or Three courses for £35 pp. A choice of three different starters, mains and desserts is offered. Their bread basket is one of the best I've had, plenty of different breads, 2 different butters and a haddock pate. The bread basket was left on the table so we could help ourselves and we polished off the lot. I opted for the plaice main course which, with hindsight, I wish I hadn't as it was served whole so as a consequence had plenty of bones, my mistake, not theirs. Service was very friendly and attentive. We were too full to eat dessert (shouldn't have had all the bread)! An enjoyable meal but I wish that we had had more time but had to leave after an hour as we had tickets to Hamilton which is close by.

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NH
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and service. Was a treat! Would love to return again.

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EY
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable.

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RA
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted something different for a date and chose this venue; well hidden but worth seeking out. The staff were excellent and attentive, the food was nom and the wine selection was wide but the waiter was on hand to advise. Will return.

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C
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The only reason I don't give this restaurant a higher rating is that it was pretty quiet at pre-theatre supper time (maybe a dozen diners?)
The set menu represented fabulous value, particular mention of the liver with Waldorf salad starter and the (gluten free) crispbread.
I will return because the overall offering was impressive.
One point I would like to make to the restaurant, the wine list was solid but, being called The English Grill, it would be marvellous to offer English wine.

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D
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily the best dining experience we had while in London. First class; excellent service, excellent food. Made you feel like you were the only one dining in the restaurant, despite many other tables. Absolutely perfect experience.

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JW
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, highly recommend!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was some of the best ever how ever the steak was large but I think could maybe have been a little more tasty and the three times fried chips a little crispier and fluffier In the middle. It was very pricey but this would not deter as the service and the atmosphere were some of the best I have ever experienced. Will definitely be back

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DI
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at the English Grill. The service was professional and attentive, and the quality of the food was excellent. At £160 for two the bill was high, but then I had the most expensive item on the menu, the Aubrey Adams tomahawk steak, which was flavoursome, large and cooked to perfection.

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in London for only three days and this was probably our best meal. Our waiter, Marcus, was amazing! He was so courteous and helpful and definitely enhanced our dining experience. My husband had the Kobe beef, my daughter had the chicken pot pie and I had the lamb—all were delicious and beautifully presented. I would highly recommend!

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MH
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for my partner's birthday before going to the theatre. Very traditional English setting - you feel special as soon as you arrive. The service was excellent and the food was superb with a great choice of wines. It really was the perfect start to our evening.

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W
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebratory meal for my sons 30th. The menu was extensive and the food we chose was cooked to perfection. The service was first class too.

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N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The english grill is a bit on the posh side,. We arrived in our everyday close. However even though the waiters waited in jacket and tie, they did everything to make us feel welcome, and ignored our poor choice of close. The meat selection is really good, and they have a daily carvery cut, which was belly of pig with crackling. We also had fish of the day (tuna) and a NY strip loin. Sides were extra, but really good (spuds in goose fat), English greens, and a sauce of your choice. Wine: very good pinot. Desert: Creme Brulee which lacked the vanilla, but was otherwise good. All in alle a very good place although on the expensive side. It lacks a relaxing atmosphere, but I guess its a part of the concept, since its in at Hotel.

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