better place for tradition roast beef and Yorkshire
pudding than London's oldest and perhaps most traditional
restaurant? Alas, there was a rub. Rules only
prepares the dish for two. Fortunately my waiter was
I asked if it was possible to order Prime Rib for one,
"Yes sir, but you will be charged the price for
two." Undauted by my resigned "oh,"
Hans pressed on, "The last gentleman who asked,
ordered it and had no problem finishing the beef."
When Hans returned
to take my order, I was still not convinced, andI ordered the rack of lamb.
"You're not having the beef Sir?" Broken,
I ordered the roast beef for two.
I did. Comes with Yorkshire Pudding, Dauphonoise
potatoes and spinach. I finished the beef and did a
decent job on the rest. As Hans cleared the table, a
well done, Sir." Jeeves couldn't have said it
dessert, and of course I had dessert, Rule's famous Sticky
that said, had my quest not been prime rib and Yorkshire
pudding, I would have ordered one of the game
dishes. That is their specialty and good reason to