Rubens english grill

The English Grill

Experience British dining and theatrical presentation in beautiful surroundings

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A refined dining experience

Truly refined and stylish, The English Grill is set in opulently designed surroundings, serving the finest English produce from suppliers that serve the Royal households. Murano chandeliers and a live-action kitchen make for a truly unique experience. The menu offers signature classics, including steaks, plant-based dishes, desserts, and dishes from our Founder and President, Mrs Beatrice Tollman. All meats are grilled to perfection in our charcoal-fired Josper Grill.

The glass wall overlooking the pass allows guests to watch some of the action taking place in the kitchen and several of our menu items are served with a theatrical table-side flourish by our skilled waiting team. The dining experience is accompanied by an extensive wine list, including a fine selection from Bouchard Finlayson, our vineyard in South Africa, alongside a beautiful Champagne trolley.

The English Grill is proud to hold two AA Rosettes.

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Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 6:30am – 10:30am
Saturday: 7am – 11am
Sunday 7am – 11:30am

Tuesday - Friday: 5.30pm - 9.30pm
Saturday: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-Free options are also available. Please let us know if you have any specific dietary restrictions or allergies when making a reservation, and ask us if you need further information regarding our ingredients.

Dress code: Smart casual. We respectfully ask guests to refrain from wearing sportswear, flip-flops, and non-tailored shorts. Guest not adhering to the dress code policy will not be permitted entry into our restaurants and bars.

25th January 2024

Burns night

Join us as we honour the legacy of Scottish poet Robert Burns at the English Grill with an exclusive, adults-only black-tie event. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with canapés, champagne, and cocktails in the Palace Lounge, followed by a luxurious seven course dinner at The English Grill.

An unparalleled atmosphere

Made for special occasions

Our luxury dining atmosphere makes for the perfect space to host your special occasions. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other key event, our experienced and passionate team will be on hand to ensure that your occasion is marked with the excellence that it deserves.

To celebrate the occasion, enjoy our exquisite fine-dining menu, specially curated by our Executive Chef and team, which offers some of the finest cuisine in London. Theatrically presented and carefully curated, there is no better place to celebrate than The English Grill.

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Enjoy an overnight stay

A romantic setting

With low lighting, plush velvet chairs, and intimate booth seating, The English Grill is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic evening with your beloved. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary or just your time together, our hanging chandeliers mixed with warm candlelight creates the perfect aura of romance.

For couples wanting to immerse themselves in their blissful time together, why not choose an overnight stay at The Rubens complete with a romantic turndown to gift the perfect end to the evening? With Champagne, rose petals, and chocolate-dipped strawberries, there is no better way to escape the world and enjoy the company of your loved one.

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Gourmet dining experience with Ben Kelliher

Experience the kitchen up close with Executive Chef Ben Kelliher, watching the chefs prep as you enjoy a glass of Champagne and canapés. Afterwards, indulge in a four-course gourmet experience in The English Grill. Our head sommelier will be on hand for expert knowledge and guidance for your choice of beverages. 

The experience must be booked 48-hours in advance and a full pre-payment is required.

Available: Tuesday - Saturday, 5.30pm and 6.15pm 
Price: £599 for two people

Please advise in advance if you have dietary requirements.

Ben Kelliher's beef wellington

Join Executive Chef Ben Kelliher for a one-hour cooking class. Learn and experience how to make the perfect beef wellington. During the experience, you'll enjoy a glass of Champagne and canapés.

The experience must be booked 48-hours in advance and a full pre-payment is required.

Available: Tuesday - Saturday, 5.30pm and 6.15pm 
Price: £380 for two people

From Borough Market

Create a plant-based menu

Meet our Executive Chef Ben Kelliher at the hotel to learn how The Rubens at the Palace is reducing food waste in partnership with Winnow’s cutting-edge monitoring technology, and how we use surplus produce creatively in the kitchen. Chef Ben will also talk about the sustainable and responsible consumption of food, explaining how we work closely with the very best local and responsible suppliers. You will then visit Borough Market together, a historic market dating back to the 12th century with an emphasis on high-quality food and sustainable production.

Price: £500 per person

Bookings require 48-hours notice and a full pre-payment is required.