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The Bunghole Cellars

4.0
4
16 Reviews
£25 and under
British
The Bunghole Cellars dining room offers a grill menu, tasty salads and a selection of sharing platters and sandwiches alongside an extensive wine list from Davy’s wine merchants cellars. The line up at the bar includes a premium range of spirits, craft beers and delicious cocktails.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Wine Bar, Winery

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 12:00–19:00 Thu 12:00–23:00 Lunch Tue, Fri 12:00–21:00 Dinner Wed 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 7831 8365

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 16 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. GS

    GrahamS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was our first visit. We got the sense that the venue is bouncing back succesfully from the impact of the pandemic.
  2. KM

    KateM

    London

    31 reviews

    1.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    I met a friend one night after work. We used to go here all the time when we worked just around the corner. Having not been for so many years, we were looking forward to a bit of nostalgia but were bitterly disappointed from start to finish. It took at least 15 minutes to get anyone's attention just to order a drink. We ordered a side of the Artisan Bread and butter for the table which turned out to be lightly toasted sliced bread, with no explanation. After waiting another 5 minutes with no luck to get someone's attention, I went up to our waiter to ask why we had toast rather than the advertised bread. I was then told they had ran out of the Artisan Bread. When I asked if we could just have normal bread (rather than toasted), I was told the toast on our table was the last they had! The main course, it has to be said was delicious! Bangers and mash - a classic! Moving on to dessert! We shared a Treacle Tart with Clotted Cream. The amount of cream that was presented was a joke! Barely a teaspoon full. My friend asked about the portion of cream and asked if we could have a little more. He went to investigate. He came back about 10 minutes later with 2 bowls of coconut ice cream!! We then learnt that the cream already served was just double cream and not the advertised Dorset Clotted Cream as they had run out of that... and now had run out of the standard double cream!! It seemed that the kitchen just wasn't updating their waiters of what was being served or what was available to order. They also seemed way under staffed so sadly, on this occasion, I have to give a negative review. I will still go back to our other favourite Davy's Wine Bars, namely The Mug House in London Bridge, Davy's at St James and The Crusting Pipe in Covent Garden. We've not been put off completely :-)
  3. b

    batgirl

    London

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The booking was taken and confirmed and reminded by Opentable but the restaurant was closed!
  4. R

    Rancher

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was very tasty - fish was perfect. Friendly service. Some meals are overpriced.
  5. A

    Alexandra

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Ordered the steak burger which was tasty and cooked perfectly. Our server Elliot was very charming and friendly and provided great service. Thank you!
  6. A

    Asset

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We went on a week day for lunch, so a quiet time which was just what we wanted. It was perfect for us. The staff stand out - they are discreet, polite, cheerful and super efficient. Great place.
  7. N

    Nishan

    London

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    When entering the cellar by Davy’s wine, it’s not immediately clear where the restaurant is. It was also incredibly busy as there is a wine bar downstairs too. Once shown to the dining area, the service was pretty good. Food was well priced for the Holborn area, and arrived piping hot. Overall an inexpensive dining experience.
  8. C

    Catmagpie

    London

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    First off the name of this venue is not as advertised. It is Davy's. It made the venue hard to locate. Service was slow and overall the food ok but not out of this world. A little disappointing!
  9. i

    ivor

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 August 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is one of the chain of Davy's wine bars which in various locations I have visited for over 30 years. Seen one, generally seen them all-and that is a positive-in terms of decor and offering. The menu has grown over the years and though not long should give enough choice for most tastes. The wine list is good but I have actually never ventured far since Davy's Number 1 claret is always so acceptable.
  10. H

    Honest

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2015

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Booked on line and as they were quiet they decided to close the kitchen early! I booked after the kitchen was closed and they notified me when I was on the way Glad I didn't eat there. If they don't even know how to book a table who knows what the in restaurant service must be like
  11. C

    Carys83

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made an online booking for lunch for large group . I contacted the restaurant in advance and explained the lunch was a baby shower for a co-worker, and they were able to provide us with a private room and allowed us to come in early to "decorate" (a balloon and table confetti) for the shower. The service was great. Our waitress was attentive and kept popping back into the room to give us updates on our food. Because it was Friday lunch time, the restaurant was busy and we had quite a delay in getting our food. But when the food arrived there were no complaints. The food was delicious, hot and generous portion sizes. And when we received the bill, we'd received a 20% discount on the food, as Davy's apology for the long wait. We couldn't have asked for more. We had a lovely celebration, great food, loads of time to chit chat and a discount at the end of it. We made a mum-to-be very happy. Because of its proximity to work and the quality of food, Davy's is a favorite for team lunches. After this experience it still is and we will continue coming back. The ambiance, food and service is consistently great.
  12. r

    roussillon35

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2015

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I know Davy's of old and it's always a most enjoyable restaurant for lunch or dinner. The staff are excellent and always on hand to serve or advise about the excellent food and wine.
  13. R

    Rammob

    London

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2015

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good food and a convenient spot for catch ups or a glass of wine
  14. SJ

    SteJ

    London

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    great food, service, atmosphere - everything is good about this restaurant
  15. SJ

    SteJ

    London

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    business lunch, prompt, punctual food, tasted excellent. Staff were excellent, no complaints
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2014

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    EPIC FAIL opentables.co.uk. You "confirm" reservations for a restaurant which doesn't exist. Congratulations!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • 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

FAQs

The Bunghole Cellars is rated 4 stars by 16 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Bunghole Cellars

57 High Holborn London, WC1V 6DT

Additional information

  • Area

    Holborn

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 12:00–19:00 Thu 12:00–23:00 Lunch Tue, Fri 12:00–21:00 Dinner Wed 12:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Wine Bar, Winery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Holborn station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wine

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