Holborn Dining Room

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1219 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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 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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Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: 2/3 courses £35/£45

From a set menu. Menu subject to change.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun 12:30-21:45
Mon-Fri 12:00-22:15
Sat 12:30-22:15

What 1219 People Are Saying
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IL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Any restaurant that serves a Steak & Kidney pudding is worthy of respect. Melting, slow cooked beef in a rich, gravy based on proper meat stock. A slight reservation that the crust was fractionally crisper than the more chewy, suet pastry I was used to from my grandmother & mother's cooking was only a minor conern. Paired with buttery champ for a carb overload, it was a godsend that I could take advantage of the inspired opening times (basically all day) and eat at a more traditional 5 pm to give some time for digestion. The setting is a true Parisian brasserie, so bustling life & sounds not hushed whispers. Service was top-notch, especially the considerate offer of a newspaper when I arrived as I was eating alone. I shall return.

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

I’ve been coming for lunch since Rosewood reopened. Seems like the food standard is dropping
We ordered a shrimp burger and it was dry the bread was not fresh and the chips were too dry as well

P
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As ever a fantastic experience at Holborn Dining Room. Pies to die for and fantastic service and ambience. Many thanks!

s
London
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent, and my requests from the booking were all met with a smile

CD
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was definitely lacking. Not enough staff.

MW
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A spacious dining room with excellent British Food, notably the pies. Good wine list too. Well staffed with attentive service. Sound system was a little loud for a Sunday evening but overall a very enjoyable occasion.

LA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing service and meal. The roast was incredible and the staff were so helpful and kind. Couldn’t recommend it more!

GS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service. Good for business meetings as the noise level is low. Good selection of choice on the menu. A positive dining experience.

I
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a special lunch, thank you! Fantastic staff, delicious food and great attention to detail.

MR
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Travel back to Holborn Dining Room every time we are in Town.... same order, same fantastic food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the environment, it was a really great dinner! The food was delicious and timely, would recommend!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Staff were delightful, the food was delicious. Took my dad for his birthday and we both loved it. Their selection of gins is exceptional

CT
Malaysia
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Had pork pie, very salty. Ordered fries and green veg, very salty also. What happened did they spill the salt that day!

AD
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming here, the service is amazing as is the food.

NA
London
47 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and wonderful experience. Food was fantastic

HW
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely early evening meal with a friend. Great food. Excellent waiting staff. Fantastic ambience for us. It is a bit expensive, but it is in central London and it is really a good place to eat with friends.

KS
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant night and really enjoyed our visit to the restaurant, would highly recommend.

Only criticism is that that our food came too quickly. (we didn't have a starters, only mains) We ordered the pies as they were recommended and the menu states to allow 30mins, so we ordered a bottle of wine to enjoy while we waited. We had just been poured out first glass of wine when another server came over with our meals (felt like 5 mins since we ordered)

L
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience - bit pricey but perfect for a treat.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good overall but

P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have given Holborn Dining Room a clean sweep of 5 stars after a fantastic evening there with my wife and son. The restaurant overall is terrific - combining the elegance you would expect of the Rosewood hotel with incredibly friendly and informal but top-notch service to create a great vibe.

The food is also top-notch offering unfussy but memorable food. The restuarant's reputation for pies is well-deserved - the pork pie which virtually melts in your mouth will live long in the memory as will the scottish egg. Equally, though, the fish dishes we had, starter prawns, salt and pepper squid and the shrimp burger were also terrific and would not be out of place in a specialist fish restuarant. Thank you for a very fine evening.

JS
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to London already booked in for my husband to enjoy a proper English pork pie as there had been an item in our Sydney paper about the best English pie restaurants. He was not disappointed. To me it was absolutely wonderful to be in a truly British establishment, which not as easy to find as they used to be. Great restaurant, hotel and establishment. TRULY BRITISH

SR
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place, awesome food, awesome service, just love it

OT
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The signature Scott egg was really delicious.

m
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

A thoroughly underwhelming evening. Very average food, seriously below average service. We were seated in what we considered to be one of the worst tables, despite the restaurant being only half full. And from then on things went from bad to worse and tbh I can be bothered to relive the nightmare all over again other than to say I’m a strong believer in ‘you get what you pay for’. That’s not the case at Holborn Dining Room.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance, wonderful pies and great gin !!

NO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Had the steak tartare for mains at £22. It came out as a starter size, was shocked. If you go to Cotes the steak Tartare is same size and a starter. Wont go back, small portions and big prices. Staff are ok, a bit jaded and unengaged so missing that personal vibe that gives restaurants character. Pit as the setting is beautiful.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for the Welly Wednesday and it did not disappoint. The ambiance is high end fancy but definitely warm and welcoming, and the dining room is sumptuous and romantically lit. We enjoyed the oysters, seafood salad, and Wellingtons, excellent recommendations from the somm. Staff works as a team to look after you and we never wanted for attention, everyone was lovely. Would highly recommend and it’ll keep a spot on the list to return to for special date nights.

Z
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Celebrated my husband's birthday. It was a Wednesday so we specifically came here to try the Beef Wellington. We weren't disappointed. It was perfect! Service was quick. It took a while to catch their attention when we wanted to order more wine in the middle of the meal. Also, they gave my husband a complimentary dessert with a lighted candle for him to blow. On the plate was written in chocolate 'happy birthday' which was an extra touch. Very happy we came here.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Probably the worst meal I have had in London! Food was terrible. Should have know when the waiter suggested my colleague had his beef medium well due to the fact the supply was unknown in terms of quality!!!

F
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff were excellent in every way, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was great - lively without being overly loud.

G
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meals. We shared a scotch egg and one of us had the sirloin and the other the rib-eye streaks. Both were delicious.
The waiters were perfect. There was no pressure to have more expensive drinks.
The atmosphere is relaxing. Soft furnishing keeps the noise level down.
I am looking forward to returning.

CO
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed at Rosewood Hotel where the restaurant is. We ate breakfast here every day as it came with our package from the hotel. It was very good and we are so happy we got to try the pies. They are DELICIOUS! We went back twice for them. The Gin Bar there is also very good. It has so many options to choose from. The wait staff and bar staff are very helpful and nice.

MH
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional scotch egg and pastry. Great selection of gin cocktails and good service. A great choice for a special birthday dinner!

j
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great vibe in there. Food and service good.

Went there for lunch and had a grand cafe feel. Nice furniture.

MC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, reassuringly expensive!

JZ
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 5

I’ve been there couple of times but just for drink, it’s my first time tried dinner, however the rib eye steak was very disappointing, the meat itself was very loose and lack of texture. Other than that all was ok.

DO
Surrey
19 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Very slow service, too pricey for what it is, food is a hit and miss (we are 12 people and half liked half disliked the food quality). The biggest problem was it took them 90 minutes to take an order and we started our dinner 2,5 hours into our booking.

A
London
31 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good, classics rather than creative cooking. The ambience was very.nice, all dark wood and candlelight. The service was very good too, efficient and informative. But wow the prices. I think I would need to be earning money in a currency other than pounds to be able to afford to come back. And they added a donation to the bill without asking me. Good quality overall, but I probably would not go back.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I sat at the bar, and the staff was SO welcoming, and made me feel so at ease as a singe diner.

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