Holborn Dining Room

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1494 reviews
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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 antique 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 fine wine – all served by our friendly team who are always happy to help. Relaxed yet stylish, the copper-topped Gin Bar at the Holborn Dining Room offers London’s largest collection of Gin, specialising in Gin cocktails as well as classic cocktails, spirits, wines and craft beers. The year-round garden Terrace enables guests to savour unique food and drink offerings reflecting the flavours and ingredients of each British season in a luxurious garden setting.
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MariaD
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for such an amazing experience, we were made to feel very welcome admist the COVID-19 conditions.
Food was very tasty and service was excellent. Great setting, shame there was not more people given the circumstances. Pie was amazing.
Will definitely come back.

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AliceR
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best meal I’ve ever eaten. The service was impeccable and the the food was worth every penny. I would highly recommend a visit.

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vipJonesgirl
London
29 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saw the chef on James Martin programme and my husband loved the idea of the black pudding pork pie that was featured but sadly that wasn’t on the menu. However we had a fabulous meal of curried mutton pie and a dessert of baked Alaska with pear and lemon. Plus a great wine flight of sparkling wines. We’ll certainly be going again.

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vipMb12
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good British menu and tasty food. Nice setting and good portion sizes. If anything, a little loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, food, service, value, would thoroughly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing setting and attentive staff

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PoppyB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

We went for a Saturday lunch and found the service a little lacklustre and lazy, but were happy to ignore this as all the other staff members who approached the table were very pleasant. My parter asked for his steak medium rare and it arrived looking like it had not seen a pan, he isn’t squeamish so ate 2/3 of it but it was a bit of a shame to ask for a preference and ignore it. My pie was also extremely salty, and the sides of chips and house salad were both over seasoned. Was by no means a terrible experience but these few niggles mean I wouldn’t want to come back considering the price tag.

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DAVIDH
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service from start to finish.
The food was terrific.
Well worth the trip down from Manchester

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambience and attentive but discrete service. Food was outstanding. Only point is that the wine was on the pricey side (several tables of diners around us did not drink wine which tells that story more eloquently). Nonetheless, it was a superb meal which we thoroughly enjoyed and we would definitely return.

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Bullet points..
Staff were great, made the visit, barman and waiter particularly good! Restaurant Manager was also on her game.
Drinks were interesting and tasty, 2nd drink wasn't what I ordered, previous server rectified it immediately.
We had a lovely time.
Unfortunately.... the main event, Pie, missed every mark.
I have emailed the Head Chef.

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vipRichardC
London
14 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, great lunch setting, pleasant service- recommended

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VickyR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly welcoming staff and great service. All food was excellent and of course the pies were the stars!

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Unhappycustomer
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Maitre D refused to give us our table without saying we would eat breakfast (1130) despite entirely empty restaurant. Told we could perch on a table which had someone else on. We eventually gave in and said we'd have food as well as coffees. Then shown to small a table just by the bar, not in the main restaurant. Then rushed to order food by 1130 because they wanted to get ready for lunch serving. Coffee and food fine, but welcome and service terrible. Avoid.

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Neil
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally good food; the pies are a "can't miss" experience when in London!

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AdamN
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was just “ok”
Rather disappointing for the amount charged.
Good ambience but food was only average and therefore overpriced

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Marky
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went after reading about the pies. A very grand looking room and busy for a Monday lunch. Had the steak and kidney pudding which were huge. Would recommend

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JulianN
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Sunday lunch. Delicious roast beef. Very tender and cut like butter

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MeganR
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as well as the service. Will definitely be visiting again!

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ruthp
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food... being from Yorkshire we know our pies and these were great pies. Husband had steak and kidney pudding I had chicken pie both with truffle fries mmmmmmm!! Good wine list, excellent service even shown their special pie room! Only one gripe but not really... we couldn’t find it as signage is very subtle and so were nearly half an hour late but this wasn’t a problem. Thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend to anyone!!

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Emsy
London
13 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding.
Staff are great very hands on however focus too much on table turn around and was not able to relax and enjoy drinks after the meal

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myriadofsins
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice enough place but a bit tourist heavy due to the location. Their starters and charcuterie were flavourfull but their mains a bit uneven. Service was well meaning but a bit chaotic.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, lovely decor but music is a little too loud.

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AbbieM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Drinks took half an hour to come, even though it was very quiet. Food small portions but nice.

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Junnsky
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Meat Pie, Mail dish, was very heavy and I could be satisfied with it. There were so many kinds of Gins also. Generally Alcohol was more expensive than usual.

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Louise
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We visited for Welly Wednesday as a birthday gift for somebody, having heard excellent things. Coincidentally we picked up a pie the week before to eat at home (the Tom Kerridge partnership) and it was absolutely delicious, so I was excited to dine in the restaurant itself. We were unfortunately quite surprised by how bland the Wellington was, and the sauce it came with, plus everything was not quite hot. The meat was tender and the pastry crisp, but the whole dish had no flavour. Very much style over substance. The Wellington portion was huge (at £29 a plate I'd expect it to be) but the portion sizes of the sides were tiny - £6 for a small ramekin of kale and bacon, £6 for a few carrots in a dish? Such a shame as the restaurant is beautiful and the service was attentive, and we drank a delicious carmenere which was good value. As we were there celebrating a birthday we didn't feel comfortable really complaining, however we did mention the main dishes were a little cold but this wasn't followed up on at all.

As a signature dish I expected so much more, and based on my experience I wouldn't be likely to recommend to a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing beef wellington.
Class service.

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SamanthaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Disappointing. The host was lovely but following, we had to actively catch the staff's attention to order, request more drinks,, get the bill. The chicken salad was dry and boring, the deserts ok but unremarkable. Overall there are much better locations in London. Shame.

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CatAlves
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We chose this location for a friend's engagement lunch to celebrate and send her off in style. The ambiance was great and the decor is simply superb. The staff were beyond helpful and professional. The food was good but I wasn't terribly impressed with the taste - I had the Artichoke, saffron & spelt risotto & it had a strong lemon-y taste and that was what saved its flavour.

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vipRomaE
London
24 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal and were very well looked after. Requested a quiet table when booking and were given just that and better, a nice corner seat/table which gave us the privacy we wanted.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit to this wonderful establishment. This time took the family.(grown up family)..
I can honestly say the whole experience is completely faultless from entering to exiting..

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ARTHURP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Holborn Dining Room was an absolutely fantastic experience. I had grilled prawns, a pork pie, and sticky toffee pudding with a side of vanilla ice cream. Each course was outstanding. The premises are in beautiful condition and the ambience is simply amazing. I cannot speak more highly of the service the Holborn Dining Room provided. All of the staff were attentive, courteous, knowledgeable, and made good suggestions. I would highly recommend Holborn Dining Room to a friend.

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jennyandjohn
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table for 6 was well laid out with plenty of space . Two of the party were a vegan and a vegetarian and they had good options. Plus 14 year old enjoyed Holborn burger. Pace of service was good for us to get to Theatre on time. All round good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
19 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Nice setting for lunch. Two salads as main course took longer than expected but were good once they’d arrived.

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PaulT
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was overcooked, pretentious and expensive. The wine prices were ridiculous.

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TerryS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could add a 6th star I would. Simply perfect.

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SimonC
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was good but the service on this occasion was poor. An order for a glass of grapefruit juice was missed and we had to ask three times before it was produced; toast which was ordered well-done was produced underdone and a request not to use contactless as a form of card payment was ignored (which could have been due to the volume levels in the restaurant, which was very noisy)

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ChristinaC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Came for a lunch meeting; we all had the pies which were delicious. Noise level was a bit high to have a comfortable conversation at times and service was a bit confused - seemed like they weren't always communicating with each other.

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience whether winning and dinning the wife or clients.

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vipDavey
London
69 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am glad I booked, it was packed when we arrived. There was a really good vibe and energy coming from the restaurant. The food was excellent and there was a great choice of wines (always good lol). The service was very friendly and well timed. Look forward to returning again soon.

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Ashika
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was fantastic, and the food exemplary. It's expensive so a treat rather than a regular haunt but that said, worth every penny.