Holborn Dining Room

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£26 to £40
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British
A grand brasserie set in midtown London, Holborn Dining Room serves up seasonal, locally sourced British cuisine with a twist in a vibrantly bustling dining salon. Combining reclaimed oak with antique mirrors, red leather banquettes with tweed detailing, and two patina copper-topped bars, it’s a place for enjoying a convivial meal with friends, a spontaneous pint of local lager and a burger, or a selection of crustacea and charcuterie paired with wine – all served by our friendly team who are always happy to help.

The menu, comprised of traditional British dishes made from the finest locally sourced ingredients, is divided into eight sections: Bar Snacks, Cold Counter, Hot Counter, Grill, English Kitchen, Sides, Sandwiches and Afters. Enjoy some of the best London dining at the Holborn Dining Room.

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London Restaurant Festival: 2/3 courses £35/£45

From a set menu. Menu subject to change.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun 12:30-21:45
Mon-Fri 12:00-22:15
Sat 12:30-22:15

What 1267 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nice restaurant, nice atmosphere, great Gins..... Although prices v high

SB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

2nd visit to the fantastic venue. Went with a friend when we had a girls trip in July and knew my husband would love it. Had a weekend break in London with the husband and had to book this restaurant. The food was as awesome as the first time and the service is first class.

KL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Very expensive for mediocre food and disappointing service. One waiter in particular was lovely and accommodating but when I asked our server (different individual) if I could pay they didn’t speak one word to me - just handed me the card machine and the receipt.

C
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Had a lovely celebratory meal at Holborn Dining Room.

I do think that the food and drinks are overpriced, particularly £5.50 for a standard coffee which does not include petit fours (and the charge of £6 for 2 each of 2 types is pretty steep and unimaginative). We also had to wait almost half an hour for our petit fours after our tea and coffees had arrived so most had finished them by the time they came round.

However the service from the sommelier was really lovely, as was the tour of the pie room!

The ambience is fab and we really enjoyed our evening, we didn't realise we had been there 4 hours!

Would definitely recommend it as a treat!

SB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Lovely idea! Classic British food in a lively setting.Excellent wine and outstanding wine service. Expensive for what it is, though - £8 for a pint of Meantime lager, and the food is good rather than outstanding - both of my dishes were rather overacted.

MK
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food and buzzy atmosphere . I will be back ,

1
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants in London. Simply does what it does very well

EL
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Scotch egg started not to be missed. Great pies, well balanced filling with accompaniments.
Good range of wines. Attentive service. Fine dining that is worth the effort!

CM
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent service. Good choice on menu.
Parmesan and truffle oil chips were way too salty and spoiled the flavours of the rest of the food.
The sirloin steak was average.
The apple tart tatin was a disappointment: I had one here last year which was exquisite and recommended it to my partner - sadly this did not live up to expectation: the pastry was poor and it seemed that caramel sauce was thrown over a stack of barely cooked apples.
I would expect much better for this price level.

JL
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

A lovely space and the food was good if a little overpriced.
Service wasn't great though.

Waited half an hour for a table that was pre-booked (and the restaurant was 3/4 empty) then waited half an hour to be served.

Not sure what was going on but the definitely weren't on their A game.

MS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We had starters and main and a carafe of wine . I would say at outset that service was excellent a very helpful waitress . Food was very good sort of place to bring overseas visitors to to show typical English food
We had Scotch eggs to start and for mains steak and kidney pudding and curried mutton pie All were good quality as were the sides
My main quibbles - one minor in that it was a bit noisy from the bar area . Bigger moan were the prices - wine was extortionate and good for ingredients should have been less . £120 for two course for two including cheapest wine on list not good
But thank you to lovely waitress and no question you will eat well

JH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was asked to book by a friend for lunch as she works near. Was a real suprise nestled on the main Street, lovely decor and amazing staff. Would definitely go again. 9/10 only as I fancied the pie but it's a 30min wait and we were on a bit of a tight schedule.

S
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It was a great breakfast although I was very confused about the price of some of the sides for example sliced avocado

JF
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good cocktails. The old fashioned was delicious. Try the Scottish Hens Egg and the Grilled Octopus.

BB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really lovely evening for my mum’s birthday. We were lucky to catch Welly Wednesday and the beef wellington is just absolutely incredible. The curried mutton pie also sends you to heaven and back again. If I could go there everyday I would.
5 ⭐️

BB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good meal with slightly chaotic service. Thumping music a bit on the loud side. Food was delicious. Wouldn’t suggest this venue for a quiet date, but it was convenient and perfect for a friends’ get-together

LP
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Such a shame have always loved this place, took my son out for a chart and supper early after work. Thought the food and menu was disappointing and the steamed steak and kidney pud was very average and no side dishes !! very bland.

My sons shrimp burger was ok just poor value with no sides !!

not the greatest meal but definitely the most expensive
table was cold and noisy not sure if we shall return , bit rough lost its charm

we did however enjoy the Scarfes Bar !! amazing warm and welcoming

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

We ordered drinks and had to wait 20 minutes for them to arrive. We were asked if we wanted bread and we got one slice with the oysters. Real shame

RB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Pies are a must - very delicious. You pay really for the setting. Service is very good but not outstanding, could have had better communication across sections & cleared quicker.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great find. Very British experience. The pies were yummy.

ST
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The service and atmosphere are excellent. I can’t fault the waiters who clearly enjoy the role and were very respectful. The food is well presented but a few favours over powered the dishes, this was true of every course. Lost a star for the size of the bill which was a little strong for the quality of the food.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Family celebration, experience marred by over attentive and surly staff who kept jostling me in my seat to get to the adjacent tables wine cooler.

Overall very poor experience and left feeling extremely disappointed :(

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The service is good, but the main course sauce are too salty on pork pie and beef Wellington. We had a great time.

GC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lunch was excellent though the pies for our main courses took a long time to arrive. We had seen the warning that they would take 30 minutes but they probably took an hour from placing our order.

CA
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Love the energy and the healthy protein options (poached chicken egg whites and spinach)

JP
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely evening. Pam and the team made us feel very welcome. Food and setting very good.

A
Glasgow
10 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Attached to the Rosewall Hotel a lively vibrant take on British food. The steak and kidney pie was delicious

C
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved this place. We took a friend to celebrate a special birthday and staff couldn’t have been more attentive once they knew the reason we were there. The scotch egg starter was to die for! We all went for the pies (one for the pork pie, three for the steak and kidney puddings) which were amazing! The wine we choose was excellent, with help from the expert knowledge of the sommelier. We did manage one pudding between the four of us (the paris brest) as we were all very full by then. A lovely Sunday afternoon treat for all of us, not forgetting the superb collection of gin in the Gin Bar.

g
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a marvelous evening. Began sitting at the bar, where our bartender invented a new Martini for me on the spot. Moved to a table for dinner, where we ate some amazing food: starting with the best Scotch eggs ever and a staggeringly good lobster thermidor tarte. Great wine selection, lovely desserts, food really was fantastic.

But, maybe even better than the food was the service. All of the staff were super friendly and attentive - they really made the evening extra special. Thanks to you all 🙂

KD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful way to spend your birthday! The food was super yummy, the atmosphere was on point and the service was flawless.

Thank you for such a great experience and wonderful yummy food!

JS
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Buzz restaurant more pricey but my other half has always wanted to eat here so booked as a treat. I am a fussy eater so not a great deal of choice for me personally but my partner loved his choice of lobster Thermidor pastry and steak and kidney pudding. The chips cooked in truffle oil are fab together with the carrots. No room for puddings but a great bottle of wine suggested by the sommelier when I told him my preferences for wine.A good meal and one I would recommend to friends.

NG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service, scrummy food, wine expert to hand - thank you!

BK
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Food was too simple. Cocktails were simple, would expect more interesting tastes...

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated our 5 year anniversary here and it was a lovely evening. Great atmosphere, lovely food (we had the Wednesday special: beef wellington) and really nice staff. We were brought a free dessert as we were celebrating an occasion- which was a nice surprise.

P
London
47 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Wow. What a pudding!

CS
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Mutton curry pie was excellent. Server was appropriately attentive. A very nice dining experience overall.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Been several times before but fussy overbearing service and a poor table location means I won't return!

SW
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Attended with friends for a birthday celebration. Really relaxed atmosphere with friendly and helpful staff. Good selection of wine and the food was really enjoyable

CF
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A really lovely atmosphere with great food and service. Wine list is quite expensive though

AC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Best Gin bar in London, just missed the extra dry tonic. Exquisit Starters, Pies and risotto. Good wine List with fair prices. Very friendly service with a few mistakes (Wrong tonic, Fries as a side forgotten but invoiced) . Super location.