129HRD

4.4
60 reviews
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£25 and under
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Modern European
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Welcome to 129HRD 129HRD is a lively and exciting neighbourhood restaurant & bar located on the Holloway Road. Set in the corner of St Mary’s Magdalene park this stylish restaurant provides both a welcoming atmosphere, alongside a high quality dining experience. Join us to enjoy a tasty, lunch, and dinner every day of the week from our globally inspired menu. Using home grown seasonal produce, you’ll be able to tuck into a range of dishes, from classics to seasonal created by our Head Chef Robert Homer . You can also bring the little ones to this family restaurant where our healthy kids menu is available all day, every day. Featuring the brilliant bar , 129HRD is a lively hangout that combines classics with fun innovative cocktails, as well as a large collection of wines from across the globe. So when you’re looking for drinks 129 HRD is the perfect place to head; whether it’s after, a catch-up with friends, or date night with your special somebody, you won’t be disappoint
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Monday Closed Tuesday to Saturday 12:00 to 23:00 Sunday 12:00 to 21:00
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Phone number
020 3638 7322
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MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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What 60 People Are Saying
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ED
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food well cooked and served with care
Recommended

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I have eaten at HRD on many occasions and the food is always very good. It has a good atmosphere without being overly noisy. I will be back

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly service, lovely atmosphere and great value for money. No complaints.

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L
London
30 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The menu seems to have reduced since our last visit - it may be because it was a match day at the Emirates? Some very noisy football supporters who raised the noise levels in the restaurant. We may not return

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G
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is my second visit to 129HRD. This is a cosy place within walking distance to the Emirates. On match day it can be a little noisy as it is a small space. The owner is very welcoming. The menu is limited but a good mix of continental inspired dishes. I had Buratta as a starter followed by Boeuf bourguignon which was very tasty. Portions are not big which means that is it good but not outstanding value for money.

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E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing, we shared the fish and steak and they were both delicious.

The great food, amazing prices and incredibly friendly owner really make this place stand out.

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FW
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were eating early. It was quiet. The staff were really lovely and attentive. Food was really good (lovely ingredients and simply done in a really good way). Service was very good. Would definitely recommend

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OT
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a fantastic gem of a restaurant. The owner is very friendly and makes a mean cocktail. We have eaten here numerous times and the food is outstanding. A must!

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EB
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening in this new-ish restaurant. Doesn't look like much from the outside but the food's delicious, reasonably priced and very tasty. Staff are lovely. Highly recommended!

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LK
London
62 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very efficient and friendly service and food that is most enjoyable

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I
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

We had the lemon sole (delicious!) and veggie burger with a bottle of chenin blanc and we left two empty plates! And we had a complimentary limoncello to round off the night. Would like to see this lovely spot busier on a Friday night.

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I went to meet an old friend to have a meal and drinks before going to a match at the Emirates. It was quiet when we arrived but filled up later.
The staff were welcoming and attentive without being too obtrusive.
Although the menu is limited the food was really good and well presented. Our steaks were done to perfection .
I have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant .

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MM
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent with a very attentive owner who was a delight to speak to. The food was very good indeed and there was a good choice. This is a gem. Would recommend and will return.

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BS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely early evening meal here on a Sunday. The food was delicious and the manager was really friendly. Would definately like to return soon.

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L
London
60 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious (we had seafood linguine and cod fish cakes), and the wine we ordered were so elegant and served in really nice wine glasses. Service was friendly and warm. Would go back again.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good food but as Arsenal were playing at home the restaurant was full and only 2 servers. So service was slow but great atmosphere

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TH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Another lovely meal in a gem of a place! Great, attentive service and tasty food in a tranquil environment almost hidden away on the busy Holloway Road. A great find

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V
London
26 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming staff and thoughtful menu and wine list.

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CR
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly staff, highly recommended! They need a more catchy name, though ;)

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Disappointing given other positive reviews - not terrible but definitely below average

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L
London
30 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very handy restaurant for eating after football at the Emirate. Food is very tasty and good value

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L
London
30 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Handy for meal after football at the Emirates. Food was good but lengthy wait for main course. One of the specials was no longer available

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TH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal on Saturday evening. First visit to HRD and I will be back. Food was tasty, well priced and the staff were very friendly and attentive.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very tasty food. Good size steak. Friendly service. House wine also very good. I'll return definitely.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fab food and great personal service. No idea why it was quiet on a Friday, this should be packed. Best food I’ve had in a while

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JM
London
65 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant addition to the area. Food was fantastic, fresh ingredients cooked perfectly. Wine by the carafe is always a good option to have. The steaks were great but will be back to try the sea bass which looked exceptional.

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I
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brithday meal with my wife and family. Really enjoyed the food, reasonable prices too. Will definitely go back again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice food wine and service

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c
London
21 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food and wine at reasonable prices. Portions generous– sides not needed.
Noise level can be high when restaurant is full but tables are well spaced. Very friendly but not effusive Albanian host. Great find in an area that is certainly not foodie heaven.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had in London. The chestnut soup with truffle oil was outstanding, and the salmon was perfectly cooked. The service was outstanding - and the French Shiraz recommended to us paired perfectly with the food. I strongly recommend this restaurant -- it's a gem!

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Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real find! Service is wonderful, nothing too much trouble. Food is delicious and plentiful. We left fully sated :). It was my son's birthday and he was even given a cake with a candle! Would highly recommend 129HRD and hope to visit again soon!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little local discovery! Great food and friendly service.

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FG
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food! Quality wine! Great service! I would recommend this too all. It was't nearly as busy as it should have been.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went here with a friend for a catch up dinner. The restaurant was a little noisy but the staff were very friendly and very helpful and the food was gorgeous. All in all a great place, I'd definitely go back.

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f
London
26 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Surprised how good this place was, great service, fresh food and good drinks selection.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent place to catch up with friends or business meeting. Top quality food at a very reasonable price

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time at this restaurant, and standard continues to be excellent. Visited with four colleagues on a Monday for lunch. We ordered from both the main and Christmas menus. Can personally heartily recommend the heritage beetroot starter. For main, three of us had the braised feather blade beef with mustard mash, and we all couldn't praise it enough. Other mains tried and thoroughly enjoyed were the Christmas turkey and fish of the day. Puddings - salted dark choc torte and bread & butter - were gorgeous too. All this with fantastic service and great atmosphere.

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D
London
18 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb. Highly recommended. Not in a convenient part of London for me but well worth the journey. Try this restaurant, you will be impressed by the quality and quantity of food.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely friendly local restaurant on the Holloway Road, easy walk from Highbury & Islington tube. Delicious, fresh modern British cooking, charming host, great value set lunches and dinners. A local gem indeed.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous find, great food, great service and very knowledgeable staff taking the time to explain the food and drink they served, fantastic

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