Holborn Dining Room

4.4
1162 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
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 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.

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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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DS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, attentive and knowledgable staff. Excellent food. Music got a bit overpowering as the restaurant filled up. (Only French Cider - tsk, tsk!).

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London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Too expensive for a glass of wine and a pie 40£ and service not attentive enough in the end of our meal, we needed 5/7 minutes to catch a member of the staff eyes to ask for the bill

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SB
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing dining experience.
We started with drinks at the bar and the champagne cocktail we wanted wasn’t on the current menu but the barman was happy to make it for us anyway. He was also very knowledgeable in helping us to select a gin from the description of our likes.
The food was sensational, we started with a lobster thermidor tart and it was exquisite. Our main course as visually pleasing as it was delicious. We would have loved to have tried the deserts but we sadly had no room but we shall be back.
It was also lovely to see that the restaurant was dog friendly

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Utterly brilliant pies. Stunning. Michael the sommelier was brilliant and made great suggestions.

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A
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service was second to none. We even went to the pie room after to eat when we weren’t so full! Scotch egg is one of the best things i’ve ever tasted.

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K
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service - enjoyable breakfast. I ordered an Omelette which was nice. A little pricey, but nothing extraordinary for this part of London.

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a
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service

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TL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A lovely venue with gorgeous decor. My pie was somewhat oversalted, but overall the food is good. The wine is, however, shockingly overpriced.

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SL
London
14 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice dinner and ambience staff good. Not sure the check trousers are a style suitable for everyone though! Good to see Four Pillars on a gin list and the Shiraz one too well done!

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H
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 4

The staff were on the whole fabulous but the one female waitress was rude and unhelpful.
The ambience and decor and staff uniforms were great.
Food was lacking in flavor and left a lot to be desired!!!

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Z
London
18 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Really great service but shame about the food. Oysters were shucked so badly, they looked like they had been chewed, shrimp burger was dry and the bread impossible to eat due to its dryness and size and chips were overcooked and dry too. Drinks were very good though and the staff very attentive to the allergies in the group.

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RW
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, stylish, chic with excellent service and great food. An all-round wonderful experience, we will be back!

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G
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for excellent British food with lovely service and superb ambience.

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TJ
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked this restaurant on recommendation. From the moment we walked through the revolving door into the restaurant, the experience was wonderful. Despite running a little late, the reception team were happy to accommodate my request to have a drink at the Gin Bar, before dinner. This was an interesting experience in its own right.
Then we sat down for dinner. The waiter was courteous and interested, the food marvellous, the wine first class.

I would recommend Holborn Dining Room to anyone who wants a quintessentially English dining experience. Absolutely marvellous!

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MF
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere, the cocktails, the food, the kindness of the waiters, all the advice you get and of course the food ! What a nice place !

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous food and lovely environs to enjoy it - what more could you ask for?!

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KL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding. I got the pork pie and the pineapple upside down cake. The pastry melts in your mouth and the meat was perfectly seasoned. The cake was covered in warm custard and was rich and sweet. The pineapple was sweet and grilled to perfection. I would happily go again.

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GM
Aberdeen
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Booked for our wedding anniversary. Excellent food and efficient service with a British theme. Pork Pie was delicious. Wine list was a bit pricey.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great decor and service however my pie was very dry and needed some sort of sauce or gravy.

Overall a great place to eat for a special occasion.

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SE
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, fantastic service. Would highly recommend.

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MD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening at Holborn Dining Room. Service was outstanding, food was great. Gin and wine were awesome. Lovely table looking onto the whole restaurant. Menu seems slightly shorter but still plenty of choice. Everything is delicious and the sticky toffee pud is still the best in town

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O
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

As a regular at the lovely Scarfes bar next door, we finally booked dinner for a special birthday with my family. The ambiance and venue are brilliant but the food and waiting staff don’t match up. We had 6 different people serving us and their recommendations on the menu were not very informative. It was also my partners birthday and the offering of a birthday dessert came as 4 fruit pastels with a candle stuck in it. We laughed at how menial it was in terms of effort for the kitchen and staff, you’d expect something a little more sophisticated.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were incredible! Great portion sizes too!
The staff were welcoming and knowledgable about wine and various drinks for our meals.
It was my mum’s 50th Birthday and having told them, they even came out with a little sweet surprise for her which topped off the evening amazingly!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

Have used Holborn Dining Room a lot over the years. But is has become too expensive for the quality of the food it serves. I’ll probably not use it again.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful upbeat establishment. Gin bar with over 270 unique choices and a bartender who will muddle you a delightful treat. The "pies" of course are their specialty, don't miss these delights!

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KG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant. The wait staff are friendly and attentive. Try and go on Welly Wednesdays when they serve Beef Wellington - it is fantastic! Their savory pies are to die for (and you can also get them for take away at the little shop next door).

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LC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

While there are not many breakfast options, they are all good. Slightly overpriced however.

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KB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Lovely food and layout, service was very slow at the end. Took as long to get the bill as it did to order, eat and clear plates!

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EC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, quality of food and centrally located. While the wine / beer / spirit menu was wonderful, our 13 year old daughter felt included when they offered her a non-alcoholic champaign! Enjoyed by our entire party of 5!

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food but service is spotty and be careful they don’t stick you at the table in the back !

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stephan, our waiter, made our breakfast very enjoyable. He was very friendly, funny, and was accommodating to all our needs.

Thank you Stephan!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in London. Wonderful food. Amazing cocktails. Great wine list. And a fantastic value.

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MD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As ever, HD always deliver a great experience - I’ll be back very soon
Mark

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, drinks and food were unbelievable and the place had a great buzz to it.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Good, only recommendation would be more attention to the taste of the food. Basics are good but the gravy on the Steak and Kidney pudding was exceptionally salty and yet the Chicken and Tarragon Pie could have done with a tiny bit more salt to bring out the flavour more.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really good!!

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ET
London
15 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice ambience and setting. Service was rather slow. Food was decent - i enjoyed my pie a lot though wouldn’t say it’s mind-blowing good.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Excellent service. Nothing to fault.

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Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic selection of gin - best I've seen in London. Food exceĺlent. Service great too. The only really shame - which means I probably won't go back in a hurry- is that the wine is eye wateringly expensive. A glass of Pinot was £17 and I don't think there was any wine less than £50/bottle.

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