Holborn Dining Room

4.5
1940 reviews
£26 to £40
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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PollyE
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They went above and beyond to make a birthday dinner special! Thank you

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Yumhunter
London
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat the pies!

We had a lovely dinner at Holborn Dining Room. I can heartily recommend the scotch egg and the chicken/mushroom/tarragon pie, and the staff were all wonderful too!

WB
WarrenB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We very much enjoyed everything. The service was very attentive without being stuffy. Everything we ate was carefully prepared and tasty. Sadly, the pies were both a little bland, but both were expertly crafted and the pastry perfect.

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DouglasR
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the experience was fantastic. Would definitely recommend.

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ThomasB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Champagne drink wasn't chilled but cocktails were nice.
Starters were served before finishing aperitifs and pushed the cutlery with the plate when placing the starters.
Chicken avocado salad very average (shredded chicken not from supreme and with skin on).
Mutton pie blend.
Red wine warm and not served room temperature.
Pies were excellent!

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zachemel
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having seen the Pie Room on TV last year, we wanted to visit and try out their pies on offer and we were not disappointed at all.
The ambience, music, service and food were all sublime and the only criticism (which is a little harsh I know) is that my pie came in a dish, as opposed to a plate !!
Don't get me wrong, it didn't take anything away from the dining experience but just call me old fashioned, that's all !! :D)

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MichelleA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic meal, would definitely recommend 😃

JC
vipJC01
London
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and food
Good service

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Tish
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed the pies.

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MeagenS
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A firm favourite for years. We enjoyed our January visit after the unavailability in the run up to Christmas and the after effects of The Great British Bake off.

Since there lovely terrace was put in place it's the only restaurant we've frequented since March 2020. We hope the under seat heating will be fixed in time for our next reservation.

Food is still great. Lovely service. Delicious cocktails.

MD
MichaelD
London
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was looking forward to seeing the Pie Room which was not open at the moment. I hope it is quieter than the main dining room which seems to generate a lot of noise but not from the usual background music problem, as here the music is very discreet.
It was the noise from the diners that was a bit offputting. However, the food was excellent and the pies - the pork and the chicken - were exceptional but a bit too filling which is not a criticism, only an observation. It was a very enjoyable birthday meal for me and I will certainly be back try some of the other pies.

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Bruce
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early lunch. The staff couldn’t have been nicer, especially our server Anna. Good food and nice presentation.

CB
ChiaraB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just incredible, so so happy! Silvia was looking after our table and she is just amazing! Attentive, incredible suggestions on the menu, genuine and kind.
Thank you!

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KevinS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was nice but a bit tired in places and pie was smaller than expected. Service staff were attentive and welcoming. Great selection of Gin.

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Harvey
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful place! Wonderful decor, ambience and service, food fantastic. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and wonderful food. Would definitely go again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing meal at The Holborn Dining Room. The service was spot on too. We will be back

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KarenO
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasure it was to spend some time here with my husband! Lovely staff, excellent service. Food was divine. Will definitely return!

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SharonP
London
15 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Bar, food and service were fab but the place is far too hot with both staff and customers complaining and opening doors. Wish we had sat outside as it would have been more comfortable.

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RuthS
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and surroundings. Lived up to all expectations!

MH
MichelleH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Was really looking forward to this after seeing it on Masterchef. Food was bland. Got put on a table shoved up in a corner even though the restaurant wasn’t busy.

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STEPHENW
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic all round. great food, service, ambience and would definitely recommend.

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Memorable
London
12 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing - cannot wait to go back :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious!
The dinning room reminded us of a New York restaurant with Art Deco features which was cool. There was a nice feel to place and the atmosphere was good.
Service however was average and not in keeping with our expectations or the quality of the food.

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken pie we have ever eaten. Lovely atmosphere with very attentive staff. We will definitely be back.

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AdrianR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The pie was great but the pork belly very disappointing. Overall was a bit overpriced

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Dave
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely setting and excellent tasting food and service

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JonB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We arrived early and experienced a nice greeting. We were shown to our table which was a little small for my height. It was initially socially distanced until half way through the meal when a table of eight arrived just behind us. They were noisy and disruptive.
The service was good but a little rushed for us. The pies were ok, but not as uncious as expected or as described on masterchef. The wine was expensive for the quality and overall we were left disappointed. We will not return.

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Kathryn
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting. We were visiting London for a few days and decided to meet up with friends for a Christmas lunch. Food was delicious. Did not feel rushed, team were super friendly and accommodating. Already looking forward to our next visit

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ChrissyB
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Was really looking forward to my first meal here as the reviews are so good, but I was disappointed with both the food and the service.
The food was tepid, and not the quality I had anticipated, ordered drinks never came, and was unable to attract the attention of anyone during service to assist.
I realise that these are difficult times, but even so - we left particularly underwhelmed.

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HelenC
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

really lovey place amazing bar, helpful staff lovely food.

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RyanA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience with my family for Boxing Day!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous in every way

SF
SumiaraF
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, A lovely way to spend Boxing Day with the family. Looking forward to our next visit!

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AmandaR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening. The best pies ever. Thank you for everything xxx

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RoseF
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing setting, attentive staff, delicious food at a good price
This will become a regular haunt for us a memorable evening

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Dahman
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was quiet I’m sure because of omricon covid pre Christmas - the staff where good slightly to obvious on the upsell need to watch for that especially the wine. Food was good - could have done with a how was your food check a bit more thoroughly across all of the diners - had to reach out a bit for service of condiments and such.

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SteveJoC
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, nothing too much trouble for the staff. Recommend the mutton pie

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vipn6gold
London
77 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The restaurant was very quiet, which was totally understandable….with a new variant of Covid running rampant in London, there had been a large number of cancellations and staff absences.
The air dried beef and Scotch Egg starters were very good.
The veggies in the pie were underdone and would have benefited from some par-boiling (or equivalent) before being placed in the pie.
Wine by the glass was good, though somewhat pricey.
We were too full to manage a dessert.
All in all, a pleasant lunch in the circumstances

FAQs

Holborn Dining Room is rated 4.5 stars by 1940 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.