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Holborn Dining Room

4.4
847 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Good for a Date
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 7am - 10:30pm

Saturday: 8am - 10:30pm
Sunday and Bank Holiday: 8am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
020 3747 8633
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Calum Franklin
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Parking Details
Off street parking in surrounding area
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Public Transit
Holborn Underground and Chancery Lane Underground station
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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 3-course menu by Executive Head Chef Calum Franklin.

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What 847 People Are Saying
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4.4
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3.8
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4.0Dined a day ago

My brother and I were there for dinner. We first set at the bar for a drink and the barman was really professional, very nice! We had him preparing a couple of gin and tonics to discover.
Then we were escorted to our table. The ambience is really nice, table and seats were comfortable.
The waiting staff really professional and attentive.
Food was good, I had grilled octopus and then a burger as for my brother he had a dish of green asparagus as a started which was really small like 5 small pieces. The waiter should tell the client about the small portion. Then he had a rib-eye, and the meat was really good.
Overall experience was good but not outstanding, apart the barman. Quite overpriced.
I would return but for drinks at the bar only.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very impressed with this place, started in the bar and then moved into the dining room for a delightful fish dinner. Highly recommend.

One comment for the team to consider - the wine list escalates quite dramatically so only a couple around £40 then suddenly up to £70-80s, and you don’t want to pay that esp on a Rursday night! The £42 wine we had was delicious

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The main thing to say about Holborn Dining Room is that the food is fantastic. Yes, the setting is great, the atmosphere is excellent, the wine list highly impressive and the service very good but those are all secondary to the sheer quality of the food. Will be going back again as I want to try everything on the menu (but may just having the same again as it was SO good).

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2.0Dined on 11 June 2018

We felt rushed as our orders were taken by an inept waiter who knew nothing about the dishes offered. Service was extremely slow, we waited 45 minutes for our main dish. We are not going back in a hurry.

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5.0Dined on 10 June 2018

As part of the beautiful hotel Rosewood Hotel, the food was delicious, service was great and ambience was delightful. Menu has all the English favourites. Our sticky toffee pudding was slightly burn on the top. When we brought it to their attention they didn't charge us for it. Will gladly go again.

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4.0Dined on 10 June 2018

Service très aimable, ambiance un peu bruyante sur la terrasse extérieure du fait du passage des voitures

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Excellent food and service with no rushing between courses

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2.0Dined on 7 June 2018

Overpriced drinks and average food

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

We had a fantastic time and the food was delicious !

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3.0Dined on 5 June 2018

Lovely room. Service was a bit inattentive. Best Scotch egg with an amazing caper relish but the pies were just fine. Sticky toffee pudding tasted a bit too bitter for me.

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

;P great service, would highly recommend to anyone

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4.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Salade de poulet un peu fade mais pie et pâté en croûte délicieux!!!

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Excellent all round from our experience in the bar with the superb staff, friendly and knowledgable to the great experience in the restaurant. Great food great service and again friendly efficient staff, we will return.

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4.0Dined on 31 May 2018

The location should deliver more than very a basic breakfast. Uninspired and rather ordinary, with zero flair.

The staff are all ‘dressed’ which gives a higher expectation.

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1.0Dined on 31 May 2018

First time here - and the last.
We had breakfast - waited 45 mins for Poached Eggs on toast and it turns out that you pay £7 for two eggs and an extra £1 for toast - a complete rip off.
To be fair the bill was reduced by 50% because of the delay but overall this was an experience to forget.

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5.0Dined on 30 May 2018

From first greeting to final farewell the service here was friendly and attentive. The ambience and appearance of the dining room was excellent and our banquette table was comfortable and well -spaced. The only thing I felt was that it was a little too low for the table height, but that is a very small issue. Everything about the food and drink service was slick and discreet. Moving on the food, our choices were excellent and we enjoyed each course. We were a little conscious of time, so the fast pace suited us, but if we were on a date we might, perhaps, have preferred a little longer between courses. The only slight, and unimportant issue we had with the food, was that we both felt that the truffle chips were a little under-cooked and hard, especially the large ones, but as there were so many, we were able to work round this without telling the waiting staff. Overall we had a great meal in lovely surroundings and would definitely pass this way again on another London visit.

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2.0Dined on 30 May 2018

I eat here quite often for business lunches and was very, very disappointed with the service on my last visit. I ordered a dish I hadn't had before - the Sweetcorn and Chickpea fritters and was quite surprised when the plate arrived to see almonds scattered over the top - as no nuts were listed on the menu as part of the dish description.

I am anaphylactic to nuts and am always very attentive to noticing whether or not nuts are listed as part of a dish, so this was a huge surprise. I asked the waiter to confirm they were only almonds, but he then told me there were also hazelnuts in the sauce.

I let him know I would be unable to eat the dish, and that I was disappointed that the menu doesn't alert the guest to these two nuts being featured as part of the dish and I simply asked for a new plate of plain fritters and broccoli.

This was naturally a very embarrassing thing to happen when on a business lunch, but what made it worse, was that the waiter told me off both when I sent back the plate and when he brought over my new plate - I do not expect to be scalded by staff when at a business lunch with a guest. He tried to claim the fault was mine and that I wasn't taking my own nut allergy seriously, however the fault actually lies with the restaurant for not disclosing this on the menu.

I would have happily overlooked it and am not one to make a fuss, but I was both shocked and embarrassed that the waiter felt it was okay to speak to a guest like that. If the almonds weren't on the plate, I wouldn't have known about hazelnuts being in the sauce and would have had an anaphylactic attack. It was fortunate I raised this, but to be spoke to like a naughty child by a member of staff in front of a guest was shocking.

I will return as the location suits well for press I meet with from a certain magazine, but would never want to be served by him again. I also recommend adapting the description of this dish on the menu to list the two nuts that are featured.

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5.0Dined on 28 May 2018

Lovely meal, excellent service and a beautiful setting!

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4.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Ambience and the gin bar is worth going to but the food was very standard unfortunately.

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Awesome as always 😀 Great beef, the dining room makes me feel like i am in a movie and good service.

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4.0Dined on 17 May 2018

Fab decor. Smart yet casual. Great service - attentive and smart.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Having been before, we enjoyed it even more as the food selection is fantastic

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Great food with good service. 5 of us for a birthday dinner. Lovely food and very good service. Thanks.

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

Great place for breakfast with refreshing tea, scrambled eggs, salmon and toast. Service and food excellent, although flat white was not hot enough.

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

Always enjoyable. Great breakfast selection and lovely venue. Service could have been slightly quicker as we were stuck in a corner, but minor

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5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Daughters birthday meal with parents

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4.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Grand-yet-casual feel, accentuated by pleasantly welcoming and relaxed-yet-professional service. Food was good - English classics, done well. Really enjoyed the experience.

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4.0Dined on 4 May 2018

It is pricey but the food is delicious and they have great choice of wines and dessert wines! Staff very friendly which makes the overall experience worth it.

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4.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Never disappoints food is delicious, friendly helpful staff. Great venue. Expensive but tasty

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

A great British brasserie, supporting British cuisine and fine dining. Truly wonderful experience was had.

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4.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Food was wonderful, particularly the grilled octopus but service was a bit scattered at times. Overall positive experience though.

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5.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Beautiful grand room - outstanding service - excellent modern British cuisine and the most incredible traditional pie menu! Exquisite

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4.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Great service. Staff were really friendly and welcoming. The food was very good food, cooked well and extremely tasty. We all had pies which were delicious. The cocktails were really good and not too expensive. Would definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on 2 May 2018

Lovely atmosphere. Attentive but not over bearing staff. Food tasty. Wine extortionate even for London prices. Delauney better value.

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4.0Dined on 2 May 2018

The scotch eggs are the best!!!! Always enjoy the food here but the service can be a little over the top!

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Amazing Lamb and Rib Eye. Sticky toffee pudding to die for

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5.0Dined on 26 April 2018

Just amazing... not much else to say. Fantastic food, loved the concept of the pie room! Great services

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3.0Dined on 26 April 2018

Not quite sure what to make of this place. Lots of business people in suits but also some families with children. And waiters all in fancy dress? They may be trying to evoke memories of the 'inner child' and schooldays. But the food was tasty, I was encouraged to try something new and the portion sizes just right for lunch. The only real let down was the service: our waiter vanished towards the end of the meal so it proved to be a very long wait for the bill. Not good when you have a business colleague with a meeting to get back to!

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4.0Dined on 25 April 2018

Good, tasty food and really well presented but portions were quite small and we had to wait a long time for drinks, they arrived after our food.

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4.0Dined on 19 April 2018

Food was great but not special. Very pricey. Not much atmosphere for an early lunch. Service was very attentive and fast.

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