Holborn Dining Room

4.4
980 reviews
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British
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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.

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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The Holborn Dining Room is a big and grand, but still casual, all day restaurant inside the Rosewood Hotel, serving posh British comfort food.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch, tasty Sunday lunch and amazing wine.

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DA
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Food was poor and overpriced- steak was cold, tartare wasn’t of usual standard. Disappointing.

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, good service, very loud lunch service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service.

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TR
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak and kidney pudding I've ever had. Blissful! Top-notch service, too. Wines are priced a bit greedily compared with places of similar excellence.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Disappointed with HDR. Service was inattentive and slow. Food OK not great. Scrambled eggs needed more seasoning.

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Istanbul
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good good and attantive service.

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G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Do not order fish in this restaurant over cooked Dover sole not once but twice maybe a trip to the ivy for some cooking lessons
Everything else was lovely

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a
London
68 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Terrific evening with three friends who had flown in from various Euro capitals - one is a pie fantatic. But it was not just the pies that made the evening - our waiter was a delight too. I left the others to the pies and had the fish of the day - a good value and perfectly cooked lemon sole. The restaurant had just the right amount of buzz and vibe. I could wish for some slightly more economical choices on the wine list...

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DS
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice service, wonderful place and not very expensive. I will definitely come back

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SH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Yes if they have a big budget and are looking for a place around the area.

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G
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is a beautiful space - large, light, airy - lots of brass rails, all very Belle Époque and very pleasing. Tables though are a bit close together and noise levels are high. Service was friendly and attentive without being pushy. The menu has a wide selection but I was here for the much-vaunted pies, as were my companions. Starters were a bit underwhelming - my squid was nice enough, but the gentleman’s relish mayonnaise had made only the briefest acquaintance with patum peperium. For £12 I expected something more special. The pies - or in my case, the steak and kidney pudding - were the main event. Mine was rich and unctuous and nicely flavoured. My friends were similarly complimentary about the pork pie and the mutton pie with curry sauce. So far so good. The Parmesan fries were very good, as was the creamed spinach and the cavolo nero - but £6 each seemed on the steep side. The wine list was comprehensive but madly expensive.

So .. expensive and uninspired starters, a very nice pie, pricey wine. It could have been so much nicer. I doubt I will return.

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GP
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We wanted to try the real British cuisine and chose Holborn Dining. The gin drinks were fabulous. I don't like gin at all but the one I had was delicious. The service was excellent! The atmosphere and the room wonderful. The British pies we chose were good and baked with care. We had a nice evening and the waiter who took care of us, Ignacio, was very responsive and caring. A perfect evening.

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GJ
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent location at the Rosewood in Holborn. The pies are incredible. A good wine list and reasonably priced for the location and overall quality.

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w
London
23 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice varied menu. The steak and kidney pudding is a must!! Wine carafes were good value. Will definitely return soon.

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G
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Old school pies were amazing. Steak and kidney pudding with suet base was the best ever.

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional in every way - go and experience Welly Wednesdays for the best beef wellington you’ll ever eat

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Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for the pies, but for some reason steaks seems appropriate. We were not disappointed. Best steak I've had in London. Also had squid as an app, brussel sprouts and lots of other excellent food!

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D
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Eaten here a few times now and the food is generally very good. What makes this place a special occasion though is the service. Always first rate, friendly, attentive without being overbearing.

Great selection of wines and spirits and a wonderful ambience.
One of my favourite options for dining in the City.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very slow service indeed. Scotch egg was overly salty.

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C
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant and great food. Well worth a visit.

Amazing pies!

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BH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Over priced, overhyped and service that needs a kick up the backside.

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S
London
9 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Food portions are not generous. Waiting staff were fine but just there a bit too much always reaching over the tables trying to clear things.

After lunch we sat at the wonderful gin bar which really saved the day. Had incredible fun working through lots of delicious gins being suggested by staff.

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Slow service (this is not the first time I've experienced this.) Waiting staff didn't really seem to know who was supposed to be looking after what. You would normally expect a much slicker operation for the price of it.

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NA
London
41 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a gem. Took a "staycation" in London recently booking in the Rosemont and dining in the Holborn. The food and service were fantastic.

My wife loved the signature pies and i enjoyed the steak.

We loved it so much we came back for a weekend lunch with family. Ambiance is slightly different in the day (the room and lighting is much brighter), but still not loud which lent for good conversations and a sensational list of meal options.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

They didn’t have a record of your booking and said they don’t deal with open table any more.
Poor service by you - how do I know that my bookings with you work?

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t
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Efficient friendly service and wonderful food, with refreshing takes on classic English dishes. Nothing was disappointing but be aware you need sides with pies! And that the wine list gets steep pretty quickly, even for this level of place.

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BM
Mexico City
15 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gorgeous place! The food was irresistible- I only wish my tummy was bigger!

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R
London
72 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic evening. Thank you

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A
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great choice for last minute reservations as the restaurant is very spacious and the food is excellent. Lively atmosphere and attentive staff guarantee a nice meal out.

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always - glamorous surroundings, great food and excellent service. What’s not to like?!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pies! Really good atmosphere and nice him cocktails/espresso martinis!

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L
9 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I go back again and again.
Been here a few times now. The ambience is elegant yet relaxed. Great for a catch up meal as you can actually hear each other!
Food is always spot on, even if a bit overpriced.
Couldn’t recommend the Sunday roast enough. Will be back again and again.

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OT
London
26 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall it was fantastic!

A few tiny things could’ve made it perfect though! (Sauce with the pork pie needed to be thicker, more of the peas were needed with the chicken pie to balance out the slight dryness, more seasoning across the board)

However they do have the best sticky toffee pudding I’ve ever tasted in my life!

Will definitely be returning

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BM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here as it was recommended by a chef I work with who is friends with Calum Franklin.

From start to finish it was flawless.

Will 100% be back again.

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H
London
409 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I popped in for a quick early dinner and went for one of the pies for which this place is famous, and it was delicious. A large room that is also surprisingly cosy, with great service. Not cheap but worth it!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Environment and atmosphere are relaxed but chic, no noise, staff very professional and caring, food simply delicious. Highly recommended.

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JF
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

An overall good experience. The service was excellent and atmosphere pleasant, and well-suited to a small-group business lunch. The food was unexceptional.

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MP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time to the Holborn Dining room, it won’t be my last. The food was so good, everything was packed with tones of flavour. The potato pie was a dream as well as the Dover Sole, the restaurant has an vast wine list too. The restaurant has friendly and welcoming staff and great atmosphere.

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AW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu was extensive but I did not look any further than the ‘pies’. I picked the chicken pie with a selection of sides and thoroughly enjoyed the meal.
The restaurant was very busy but the noise level was okay.

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