The English 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.
The English Grill was recently awarded OpenTable Diners' Choice Award 2019 and was awarded two AA Rosettes in 2018.
I was there for breakfast and the crushed avocado was great. I would highly recommend as the services was fantastic
Absolutely wonderful place! Such a great attentive service and a very nice peaceful atmosphere.
Amazing service, excellent food - overall a fantastic evening and so pleased to have discovered this gem- will be back.
Exceeded expectations. Excellent food from the set menu at lunch. Attentive service. Old school ambience, without any pretentiousness. Highly recommended.
Absolut amazing service, food and wine. We had the best Christmas Eve here, and I would definitely recommend this for anyone!
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.
Impossible not to love the authentic English Grill. Food was superb and staff was professional. Excellent in all regards!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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
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.
Delicious meal at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel. Fine dining with a good selection, tastefully presented. Service was excellent!
Excellent service and food , will definitely be visiting again
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.
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.
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.
Service was ok. Food was good, but not anything special. Waited forever for the check!
Lovely attentive courteous staff, delicious food. We were looked after very well
Convenient for pre/post theatre. Nice fancy interiors, nice food at reasonable price on set menu although not wow. Would recommend.
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
Great as always!
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.
Excellent service, perfectly cooked steaks! We had a wonderful time. Thank you.
The most delicious meal, everything was perfect from the wine to the steak.......amazin!
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!
The service was discreet but very attentive and the overall quality and choice of menu was extremely good.
A delightful venue for lunch.
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.
Beautifully decorated for this time of year. Fabulous food, wonderful service, highly recommend
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.
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.
WAY overpriced for one. And the food was mediocre at best...that’s likely being a bit generous.
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.
Wonderful meal and service. Was a treat! Would love to return again.
We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable.
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.
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.
The English Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.
The English Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://rubens.skchase.com/vouchers?categories=dining.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.