My Old Dutch - Holborn

4.2
461 reviews
£25 and under
European

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Casual
The original pancake house was established in 1958 and situated conveniently between the West End, Covent Garden & the City.

My Old Dutch offers savoury and sweet pancakes as well as a selection of salads, traditional Dutch starters and desserts.

The atmosphere is warm friendly and relaxed which makes it a great place to come for families and kids.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 461 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
service
4.2
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tony
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Staff great!
Good value for money

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1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent-love the monday deal. I had the mediterranean which was delicious and the portion sizes are huge

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RoshH
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great! Lots of options and quality food with great portions. Each pancake is HUGE! The servers are friendly and the ambience is great.

EM
EiriniM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great casual place for crepes and pancakes. Huge variety of sweet and savoury.

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RebeccaA
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Reasonably priced. Cheerful, helpful staff. Kids enjoyed their sweet pancakes.

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Kaiser
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best pancake spots in London! The staff is super friendly and food is amazing

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FridaD
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What amazing service. Took my boyfriend for his birthday and I put a request on the booking, the staff went up and above to make our visit special.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

such nice servers and gorgeous food !!

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LiaA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff were very friendly and the atmosphere very welcoming, despite being busy.

LA
LynnA
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

No social distance
Rude staff
Food was not great
Wasn't a good evening out

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Vivienne
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

I was shocked there were no social distancing measures. Had I not offered to take 3 teenagers out for dinner I would have left the restaurant. Customers were placed at tables less than 1 metre away from each other. When I went to the toilet at the end I discovered they had an entire empty floor below which they could have used but chose not to. Other pubs and restaurants I've been to have taken out tables, installed screens and used apps for ordering. It's no wonder they told Open Table I hadn't turned up - they didn't want to advertise how full they were. Having said all this the food and service was good and it is good value. But I won't be coming back.

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Maria
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, excellent food, good service. Please try the small pancakes!

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Neri
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great selection of food and drinks. Lovely place.

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chrisc
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Old Dutch is a west end legend. I remember being taken by my mother in the late 1970s as a school holiday treat and am still visiting almost half a century later. My grown-up children are now regulars too so the family tradition continues. With its combination of simple, sound food, a lively atmosphere and a phenomenal central location, what's not to like!

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience4

We've eaten here dozens & dozens of times over the decades. We chose to eat here as our first post-lockdown restaurant, our first London meal out since March. Their website states they are open until 10:30pm which is obviously incorrect but surely the table booking facility would be correct so we selected 8pm. Arrived just after 8pm to be informed that the restaurant closes at 8pm!

I have emailed My Old Dutch advising them of their website timing issues but they haven't responded nor has their website been updated.

So if you want to eat here select a time prior to 8pm. It hasn't put us off future visits but on this occasin we were very disappointed and irritated.

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Yassue
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fun to eat.
The toilet was bit mess, part broken.

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JulieC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food nice staff good atmosphere yummy pancakes savoury and sweet can’t wait to go back good price enjoyed day with friend.

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Duke
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and seating arrangement. Waiters gave ample time for ordering and were knowledgeable of menu. Food came timely and easy payment.

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Juan
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Gladly surprised by food and drinks. The butterscotch pancakes were really good and the serving size of them and toppings was generous. Coffee was very good too.

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GabrielleW
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Spotted this by chance so decided to eat there. So glad we did. The food was excellent and the staff were wonderful. So friendly and welcoming. The restaurant is a lovely clean bright place with a slight rustic feel.
Definitely a place to return to.

MB
MelB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to my old Dutch ! Great choices especially if you're gluten free or vegan. Great, tasty pancakes, will definitely be back.

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AlexR
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Found the food poor, with cheap ingredients and a lack of imagination in presentation

Found the Hot Dutch particularly unappetising with a bland pizza style dish

While of pictures within the menu made ordering pot luck

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RenB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Bit too packed in the current cOvid environment.

The sauces for our nachos came straight out of a jar- disappointing...

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DanF
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

the sweet pancake was nice but i didn't like my salmon and egg one.
The waiter took your temperature as you walked in which is good if you are worried about Covid

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MartinE
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's good food and very large portions. I ordered a base-with-ingredients pancake, while my colleagues got al la carte. Both options were fine. We weren't hurried, and were able to sit for nearly two hours catching up with an old friend.

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RoisinH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice food and service. They cater well for kids. The staff appeared to get on well with each other which created a good atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit and won’t be the last ,,. Lovely food , good service

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Johnny99
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food. Pancake Monday, can’t go wrong! Thanks guys. Will be back for sure. Gotta love the Bitterballen : )

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AndreaM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The Dutch pancakes are really delicious and HUGE. We struggle to finish them. The staff is quick and attentive. The coffee is sadly not great and there is no Covid distancing, tables are really crammed.

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SueB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Able to create your own pizza. I need some practise

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Afrochica
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Waiters were nice and helpful. Pancakes were cold and just not very good. Disappointing brunch, won't be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, huge crepes!

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vipPurpleString
London
34 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Main arrived just after starters.

Well known for squeezing tables in, they have not removed any for covid distancing.

One member of staff writer his mask on his chin for the 90 minutes we were there, another covered his mouth but left his nose free.

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MelP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! We need one here in Brighton

CL
CandyL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great service - good quality food - excellent desserts

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LauraS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great pancakes!! Unfortunately they were unable to serve coffee so I tried their shakes. Excellent value with the EOTHO offer.

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SimonT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food as always, friendly staff and lovely atmosphere.

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AlexanderK
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Quick service, friendly staff. Not as good as I remember...but that was 20 years ago. Savory pancakes were a little disappointing but not bad. Sweet pancakes were amazing

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NiamhC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, one of my favourite places in London for breakfast. Great service and great food. Outstanding!

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Zcpn
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked a table for the Holborn restaurant and this was not open so unsure why bookings can be made and why the fact it wasn't open was not highlighted sooner.

FAQs

My Old Dutch - Holborn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7242 5200.

My Old Dutch - Holborn is rated 4.2 stars by 461 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.