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The Old Masters

#1,937 of 18,447 Restaurants in London
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Neighborhood:
Westminster
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Rubens Hotel | 39 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0PS, England
+44 20 7834 6600
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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Room to sit in and have a relaxing drink.

Beautiful room to sit in and the bar staff were very attentive with table service. All drinks were served beautifully.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Belle1970
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful room to sit in and the bar staff were very attentive with table service. All drinks were served beautifully.

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Thank Belle1970
New Delhi, India
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59 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a very cozy bar...u can enjoy the hustle bustle of the street sitting inside. The little snacks provided with drinks are fun..

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Thank piyush_mehta3
Chicago, Illinois
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171 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner meal here, and was surprised with a bottle of wine for our anniversary. The chicken I had was tender and very tastefully done, huge Buffett to pick your salad from and soup. You will not leave hungry!

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Thank diver01
Coventry
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, served with care, attention and professionally A little expensive but well worth saving for

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Thank Debdeljan12
Derby, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Had Christmas dinner here when staying next door at 41. Fantastic carvery of roast beef & turkey with great selection of veg and potatoes. Great service too.

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Thank HighMaintenance69
Milton keynes
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Reserved a table for our last night at the Hotel! (Table 19) on the balcony seating area. (Dogs allowed) Choose 3 Course Meal option! £24.50 each Lots of attention as usual from staff always trying to help and make you welcome! Chef came out to the carvery to serve us and cut our choice of Lamb or Beef ... a... More 

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Louth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Food second to none and this was backed up by fantastic waiting staff, both my wife and I have to say you will not be disappointed by a visit to The Old Masters for your breakfast or carvery meal.

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Thank kenmercer
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The wheat free menu was great for my experience, along with the fabulous atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Thank Karen A
London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Hi we had the firms dinner here last year, and I wrote a review saying what a rip off the beer was at this dump! even the fact they charge you service charge to order and collect your own pint , while standing at the bar. Right pint a bitter £8.45, glass a Coke at over 5 squid, and please... More 

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MalcolmHendry, General Manager at The Old Masters, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I was so sorry to hear that that you did not enjoy your visit, owing to you finding our prices to be expensive. We conduct regular price comparisons with Hotels, Bars and Restaurants in the area to ensure that we are offering the most favourable rate. I nevertheless... More 

tyne and wear
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Enjoyed our meal in a relaxed atmosphere. Nothing was too much trouble even though we were late in dining.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rubens Hotel | 39 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster
  • Neighborhood: Westminster
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7834 6600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 36
  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Westminster

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Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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