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Alan Patient of

Plaque: Rules Restaurant 1


Secretary of State for the Environment. Listing of historic buildings. City of Westminster - Maiden Lane WC2. No 35 Rules Restaurant Grade II.
Restaurant premises by Alfred Cross for Benjamin Rule, fishmonger and oyster bar proprietor. Yellow brick with painted stone on stucco dressing. Interior retains much of its original decoration and fittings with domical decorated roof light to ground floor restaurant and decorative oak panelling to upper floor dining rooms, ornate staircase etc.
Many noteworthy patrons in its history in the political, literary & theatrical spheres quite apart from the clandestine amorous encounters of Edward VII when Prince of Wales, with Lillie Langtree (sic).
Survey of London XXXVI 

The English Heritage listing does indeed say "Benjamin  Rule" but we are assuming that is a mistake since Rules themselves say Thomas (Benjamin's father) established the restaurant.

Site: Rules Restaurant (2 memorials)

WC2, Maiden Lane, 35

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Rules Restaurant 1

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Alfred Cross

Architect. Born Alfred William Stephens Cross. From 1889 to 1899 he was in a ...

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King Edward VII

Reigned: 1901 - 1910. Born and died at Buckingham Palace. Victoria's eldest s...

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Lillie Langtry

Actress. Born as Emilie Charlotte Le Breton at St Saviour's rectory, Jersey. ...

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Thomas Rule

Fishmonger and oyster bar proprietor active in 1798. Erstwhile founder and ow...

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Rules Restaurant

London's oldest restaurant. Opened by Thomas Rule primarily as an oyster bar....

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Rules Restaurant 1

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Rules Restaurant 2

Rules®. London's oldest restaurant. In the year Napoleon opened his campaign ...

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