Upstairs at Rules 333

35 Maiden Lane , London, W2CE 7LB


SquareMeal Review of Upstairs at Rules

The tasselled lampshades, mahogany panelling and plush carpet may feel vintage, but this little bar has only been around for a decade – considerably less time than the venerable Rules restaurant below, founded in 1798. No matter; the mood here is precisely what you'd expect of a bar attached to London's longest-running restaurant, with impeccable old-school service and dependable classic cocktails, including the Sazerac and Clover Club. Happily, head bartender Mike Cook is no slave to tradition, so expect modern mixes such as Dick Bradsell's Bramble too, alongside a list of eight signature serves, including the sparkling Normandini (calvados, peach and sparkling Crémant wine) or Eau de Savoja made with rare 1960s Amaro Savoja. There's a knock-out selection of whiskies too, ticking off American rye and bourbon as well as some iconic single malts – great with bar food such as venison carpaccio.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Covent Garden Tube Station 257m

Charing Cross Tube Station 312m


Address: 35 Maiden Lane , London W2CE 7LB

Area: Paddington Bayswater

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-12M (Sun -11pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Vaudeville Theatre 75m

Adelphi Theatre 80m


Telephone: 020 7836 5314


Cuisine: Bars

Private Dining: 8, 18

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