The English Grill

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48 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
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 a glass wall which allows guests to catch some of the action taking place in the kitchen.
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.
The English Grill was recently awarded OpenTable Diners' Choice Award 2019 and was awarded two AA Rosettes in 2018.

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ChaimH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there for breakfast and the crushed avocado was great. I would highly recommend as the services was fantastic

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Trefi
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful place! Such a great attentive service and a very nice peaceful atmosphere.

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PaulaJ
Surrey
15 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing service, excellent food - overall a fantastic evening and so pleased to have discovered this gem- will be back.

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vipJohnf1961
Toronto
114 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded expectations. Excellent food from the set menu at lunch. Attentive service. Old school ambience, without any pretentiousness. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolut amazing service, food and wine. We had the best Christmas Eve here, and I would definitely recommend this for anyone!

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Phalholder
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were great and gave us excellent service. Went with our 9 and 5 year old boys - they made them feel very welcome with little treats. Definitely visit again if this is the general standard. Well done English grill for making my birthday a special one.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impossible not to love the authentic English Grill. Food was superb and staff was professional. Excellent in all regards!

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Totalresuce
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was so nice the first time, that we went again the same week. It is a very nice place for good English Food and a very quiet nice ambience. The bar outside does not disturb, even when there is live music. That is just wonderful.

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Omitted
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice pre-theatre dinner, food was very good, although not outstanding. Nice service.
Very dark inside, which always makes me think that there is something they don’t want you to see.

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Angelrock
London
13 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent pre theatre experience and very reasonable given the restaurant. Not given 5 stars as the Hake for the main course was a little dry.

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vipahoy
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A well-enjoyed meal in a classic seating with attentive, but not overly, staff. Lamb chop reminiscent of home cooking and a tender beef steak.

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vipYcookeatout
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our anniversary. The staff made the evening so special. Service was spot on. The food was fantastic! Highly recommend The English Grill!!!

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Francois
London
15 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant is part of the Rubens hotel and offers a beautiful dining room with open views of the kitchen. The food was very good and the staff were extremely friendly and attentive

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turtomagoo
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was very good, and service attentive, in the old fashioned way, but it was very very expensive for what is, essentially, grilled food with sauces.

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vipMLb154
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel. Fine dining with a good selection, tastefully presented. Service was excellent!

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IanL
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food , will definitely be visiting again

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NL2252
London
14 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings. Service was attentive, a little too quick on occasions, when plates were removed while I was eating my last mouthful. Food was excellent and well presented.

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ScottR
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Open table mess up on my reservation even though I had a confirmation. The restaurant made it right, even thought it was open Tables fault. Wonderful atmosphere and service was right on.

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vipDPsoutings
London
101 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An early evening outing.. It was the pre-theatre menu that had attracted us to the Rubens… ‘a bargain’. Unfortunately we arrived too late and A’la Carte it was !! There was obviously more choice on the full menu but the dishes we chose were the same as those on the theatre menu. We both opted for the whole plaice and the sticky toffee pudding with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. The service was faultless, well spaced tables with very comfortable seating. The crudities with garlic dip and the selection of breads served whilst we waited for the main course were very good. The portions sizes were more than adequate, perhaps they might have been smaller on the pre-theatre offering. We’ll have to return at some point to find out.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was ok. Food was good, but not anything special. Waited forever for the check!

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BarbaraR
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely attentive courteous staff, delicious food. We were looked after very well

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AmrS
London
39 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Convenient for pre/post theatre. Nice fancy interiors, nice food at reasonable price on set menu although not wow. Would recommend.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

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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TAV2010
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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CarolynB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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JamesD
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TracyR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Pb197
London
31 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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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EmmaAnglesey
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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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ElaineA
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Lucky
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband I brought our girls, 10 and 14, to The English Grill while on vacation in London. We wanted a very nice restaurant before heading to the theater. We were not disappointed. The food was very good. The servers were attentive, although I would expect them to be, as we were some of the only customers dining that early. The ambiance and decor were stunning. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who want a classy atmosphere and dining experience.

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JohnB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

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

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yummymummy
London
21 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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NatalieH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipEYEBMKID
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RAL312
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Crunched
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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The English Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

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