Holborn Dining Room
A pie kitchen by day, an exclusive dining room by night. The Pie Room is available for private hire, every evening, for up to ten people. Dine in this enchanting setting with a specially tailored three or five-course Pie Tasting Menu available from £100 per person or £150 per person with pairing wines.course menu by Executive Head Chef Calum Franklin.View Private Dining Details
Famed for their pies, our mission was to try all of them. As it was #WellyWednesday, we tried that too.
Best pies we’ve ever had. In a fantastic room. With attentive service it was all fantastic.
We will all be back. More than once
Food was lovely - particularly the sides.
The burger was actually a bit much which is not something I usually would say!
Only thing is we had booked a table but had to wait about 25 minutes to be seated... even though we reserved, which wasn't ideal. The service from the staff was very good though! However, the food did take a while and there was a long gap between our starters and our mains.
Food first rate of its sort. Best steak and kidney pudding I have ever had. Service friendly and well intentioned but front-of-house is not the strongest suit. (Reception denied all knowledge of my booking, though I had proof of it.) Drinks expensive and choice surprisingly limited: after two unsuccessful attempts to get a glass of dry sherry we gave up and went straight to a bottle of house red (a carignan, not bad: Pietas from the Hérault - £36 a bottle (£8.25 in the shops – a helluva mark-up)). Still, the steak and kidney pudding is not to be missed.
£29 for the full traditional breakfast is far too much for what it was. A small plate of average ingredients. There was nothing special about the dish that warranted such a high price. I think it's the highest price I've ever paid for a traditional breakfast.
Food was awesome. Wine ridiculous expensive. 15£ per glass for a good Cote du Rhône is remarkable silly.
But the rest was perfect.
Went there for a birthday celebration. From ambience to food to service, everything was perfect! Would definitely come back again!
Could be a great restaurant but our service was very poor. Waited 20 minutes for our table even though it was free. And service of food very slow, a couple that arrived after our starters got their main course at the same time as us. It wasn’t packed when we arrived and the food wasn’t as hot as it should be. A real shame as a beautiful venue.
Was great food and ambience but a bit slow service
Style over substance, although food was good, there was little difference between the food in this restaurant and a decent pub. The quality didn’t justify the price. In addition to this, I’ve rarely had worse service in a restaurant. The waiter was condescending short tempered and inattentive. An hour between each course and a poor service made what should have been a nice evening disappointing.
Good catch up with amazing friend, who had never visited Holborn Dining Room. She loved it
Whilst the service was excellent, I was disappointed that on a Friday evening at 8pm the restaurant had run out of mash and champ, so we had some fries and bread to mop up the delicious gravy.
Hard to believe, running out of potatoes!
Also had run out of our first choice of wine.
The waiting staff were put in a difficult position having to tell us this.
Very enjoyable evening. Service and staff attentiveness was very good. The service charge at 12.5% was a bit high. We pointed out that our bar drinks hadn’t been included in our bill and I would have perhaps hoped that they would have only charged for one and not both, especially as I had decided to be honest about it. 12.5% service charge was also added to the drinks.
That said, it was a birthday celebration for my wife that we did enjoy
Great pies. Very cool inside and lots going on. A little loud
The BEST beef wellington in existence. EVER.
The rest of the experience was also great, but the food is something else!
Table was cramped, service was really poor. I was on a client breakfast and kept having to ask for tap water, cutlery, condiments, the bill etc. which shouldn't be the case at a restaurant of this calibre. Was a very weird experience. Shame
Excellent choice for Sunday lunch. Best traditional pork pie I have ever eaten! Highly recommend!
Really nice people & staff food was wonderful full of flavour nicely priced cocktails perfect the whole experience was great the sitting of the whole place the atmosphere was charming will be returning in the new year
Amazing service and fabulous food. We both had pie as we had heard how good they were and we were not disappointed.. can't wait to go back again
Bubbly atmosphere with plenty of chatter from all of the busy tables. Lights were a bit too dim to easily read the menus, but it did help create a private environment. Lovely surprise birthday dessert brought out for my boyfriend.
Lovely décor and fun albeit loud atmosphere, service friendly and attentive. The low rating is driven by the food - both my friend and I had over cooked food and it was expensive. I had fish and chips and the batter was hard and thick with the fish totally dry from being overcooked - for £20 plus service charge for fish and chips I was expecting better things!
Great ambiance and venue. Wholesome comfort food and good service
Favorite place for Wellington on Wednesday’s.
The food was very good, but the noise made it virtually impossible to enjoy a discussion with my dining partner.
Atmosphere was buzzy (on the loud side, but we enjoyed that). Great food, attentive service. Didn't stay for dessert but everything we tried was fab, esp. pies and grilled octopus. Not the cheapest, but as long as you know that going in, not an issue.
Pies ahoy! Seriously all the food is good and the service was excellent - we had a great time!
We dined with 4 people at Holborn Dining room. The starter was great. We shared Oysters at the table. The fish and ribeye was very good but sirloin steak was a bit dry - even though I ordered medium rare- and too thick in my opinion. Ambiance is really nice and the service was perfect.
The whole team we wonderful, attentive and friendly! The food was delicious and those pies are dreamy. The Bacchus was a treat and shame it was the last bottle! Thanks for a great evening!
Lovey food and great service. Very elegant room
The pies were incredible (it was the reason we went, to try them!). When we arrived it was fairly quiet but we were still sat in the corner of the restaurant next to some of the only other people in the room and they seemed to be having a business meeting. Seeing as there were few people in the restaurant when we arrived, it would've been nice to have a better table but it was no detriment to the evening. The service was really friendly but dinner felt a tad rushed - we were in and out in about an hour and 15 mins.
Overall, prices on the high side, table allocation a bit odd but the food and the ambience was well worth the visit and I would definitely recommend pie lovers to dine here :)
Service wasn't great.
Waited far too long for drinks and bread.
Staff were friendly and knowledgeable but lacked managing amd therefore attention (drink, food wait and paying delays)
Was "ok" not as it was a year or so ago, neess a bit of attention
Staff didn’t write down our order and got it wrong.
Lovely food lovely restaurant, I am coming on the 17th December with my senior management team so looking forward to it-thank you!
Had drinks at the bar , however did have to wait a long time to get seen and served . Meal in the restaurant was great
Would be better if fish n chips skin was removed .
Ginger ice cream stem ginger too large and chunky
Attentive, but not overbearing. Excellent for a working lunch with the option to linger, which we did.
Sommelier was really lovely, just the right amount of direction without being too imposing. A lovely meal in -as always - a beautiful environment, but still a tad over-priced compared to similar dining rooms in town. One or two of the waiting staff would benefit from having a tad more awareness of their surroundings, as the table next to us spent a prolonged amount of time talking though the menu at full volume whilst waving the light on all of their mobile phones around the table, virtually blinding us for a good ten minutes. But more than happy to return.
Pies were fantastic but that’s it. My pie came with cold sauce on the side, I didn’t realise before I poured it on my pie so I had to wait for a new one, when it arrived the chips were way over cooked. Two friends had to wait for their sides, poor excuses for waiting and their meals were half way through when they arrived. When the bill arrived the maximum service had been added, my friend dealt with the bill, I would have refused to pay the full bill and wanted my dinner taken off. When I complained after paying and asked for a bottle of wine to compensate I was refused with disgusted looks, we eventually got the wine but does not make up for such a poor experience.
Had heard great things about the pies and we were not disappointed! Ordered the Pork Pie and when it came out I was quite shocked at its size as it was much smaller than I had expected. Rest assured it was packed with meat and flavour. It is safe to say I did not leave hungry. Would definitely visit again!
Had high hopes for this restaurant as the food from the Pie Hole walk-up counter associated with the place is exceptional. Sadly, it was somewhat disappointing. Service was excellent. The space was fun. But the food was, well, just pretty average despite the enthusiastic sales pitch by the waitstaff. Given you’re paying premium prices, I just expected more: More flavour, more portion size, more bang for buck. Not sure I’ll be back for the restaurant but I certainly will be back for the Pie Hole.
Hit all the right notes in terms of food, service and ambiance albeit a victim of its own success and acoustics in terms of the din of a loud lunchtime crowd. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend all the same.
Everything was in line with the high expectations for such an iconic place. The location is fascinating. The main and only issue is with the very high noise in the hall, reinforced by a useless background music (nobody can really listen to it and just adds to the decibels).