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The Old Masters

#2,086 of 17,092 Restaurants in London
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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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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Highly recommend this hotel for eating a meal, 10 of us sat at very eloquent surroundings. Most of us had 3 courses, food was excellent! When we got our roast ( which included roast potatoes ) the plate was then taken off us by the waiter and you were escorted to the table. Crumble and custard was to die for.... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is wonderful to be able to eat great food in lovely surrounding in a restaurant environment with our dogs. And they even have their own menu if you want them to eat with you. We were placed discreetly so other guests who may not want to eat near pets were not disturbed. We had the delicious carvery and a... More 

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Hong Kong
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111 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elegant surroundings. Service was just excellent. Very attentive staff, who took great care of my family of nine including grandparents and infants. The food was wonderful too, as we all enjoyed the hearty prime rib and dessert buffet. After the meal, my dad said given the wonderful dinner experience, he wished we had stayed at this hotel!

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Woodnewton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food and price choice. Comfortable seating with very attentive staff.Nothing seems to be too much trouble and there is no pressure to move on

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Thank Su W
Singapore
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112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Wasn't expecting too much as we had booked a pre-theatre diinner. What we had thought would be a 3 course meal turned out to be a buffet which in the end was good value for money.Service was very good and efficient. Kudos to Shane for making us feel extremely welcome. Well worth the price for an early pre-theatre meal.

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Thank rayt66
MalcolmHendry, General Manager at The Old Masters, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your great review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay pre-theatre dinner with us. I am thrilled that you had such a wonderful time in our hotel. It is absolutely our pleasure to have looked after you. It is very important to us to receive such lovely comments, and I... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

The old master at Rubens is a great place to eat, great food with wonderful service, would recommend this restaurant highly .

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Thank f66w42
MalcolmHendry, General Manager at The Old Masters, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your great review on Trip Advisor following your recent Old Masters Carvary. It is our pleasure to have looked after you. I have shared your review with my team this morning, and they are all delighted with your amazing feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Have you ever, in your life, been to a carvery that didn't serve roast potatoes? I have. It was The Old Masters restaurant. Located in the main dining room at the Rubens Hotel, the Olds Masters is five star in terms of its surroundings, with attentive service, tasteful old world decoration and clean linens. Service is ostentatious, with waitresses conveying... 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 review your recent dining experience in our Old Masters Restaurant. I was naturally sorry to read that you were disappointed with your visit, specifically with regards to our vegetarian and fish menu options. We usually receive a great deal of positive feedback on these choices from residents, specifically given we are... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Ideal place to dine before a show at the St. James Theatre. The carvery is just the thing if you want to eat fairly quickly. Pleasant service. Comfortable old fashioned dining room. Roast beef and Yorkshire Pudding delicious from the carvery. Starters and vegetables accompanying the main course a little dried out under the fierce lights but the meat made... 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 leave feedback for us online. I am very pleased that you thought we were the ideal place to dine prior to your show. I would like to assure you that I have taken this feedback to Chef, and we will be personally monitoring the starter and vegetable quality. I am sorry... More 

Oakdale, New York, United States
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Loved the treat of being able to do a Sunday roast lunch for a weekday dinner! Although because it IS a buffet, good advice would be to go earlier; the meat dries out a bit toward the end. I was veering more toward the 3 spectrum, but the price charged, delicious pear cobbler, and veggies I couldn't get enough of... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit. I appreciate your comments and notes for areas of improvement, and would like to assure you that I have taken this feedback to Chef. I am sorry that you did have a wait to be served, this is far from our usual high standard, and I will... More 

Eaton, Cheshire
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Booked for their pre-theatre early evening carvery - led there from the theatre's web site as I booked the theatre tickets. I had no idea of what was in store - I had never heard of the place. What a great experience and what a great price. The menu offers 2 courses at £22 and a third course can be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $33
Cuisine
British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Buffet, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
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
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

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

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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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