Inspired by the fantasy world of fairy tales, the fabulous fables of Aesop and our spellbinding adventures around the globe, The Fable is a bar and restaurant out of the ordinary. Inventive, innovative and enchanting, every detail tells a story, from the sparkling crystal and beautiful blooms, to the twinkling candelabras and the carefully curated collection of storybooks, you're sure to be enthralled. A range of beautiful spaces – from a florist and deli to hideaway alcoves, a statement bar and mixology tables – have been individually tailored to fit any requirement, any time of the day. A creative food and cocktail menu will cater for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, post-work and dinner, whilst bespoke events and masterclasses, customised experiences, pop-ups and quirky collaborations will offer something unique and out of the ordinary.
Once in the while, in the middle of an ordinary life the world gives us a fairy tale.
Very disappointing food and drinks, ambience was pretty standard
Great food - we both ordered off the specials menu. We’ve eaten here before and had no issues, but today the service was slow and unprofessional. It’s not put us off returning though as the food is still a winner!
An enjoyable place to catch up with friends. Lots of menu options and service is friendly and relaxed.
Used the venue for a business meeting, food was reasonable, clean and quiet atmosphere and staff were very accommodating.
Friendly service, decent menu, good food. Excellent option in the area.
Our waiter was amazing, he was very helpful and attentive
Had to chase the waiting staff to take any orders off us after being ignored for at least 30 mins. Food was good and arrived quickly. Good value for money too. Staff not friendly and rushed away before finishing taking our order.
Dear Samantha, Thank you for your review. At The Fable we read and act on every review we receive to help improve our service and products we offer our wonderful guests. I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for the service you received on the day of your booking as it seems we dropped below our normal fast and friendly service. Please feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
I've been there for lunch and the menu has a variety of creative options having something for every taste and hunger. Very friendly staff, great service. A little bit on the noise side during busy hours.
Menu is quite basic and ok for a pretheatre meal. Staff pleasant and made sure we were out in time before a show
Nice environment. Staff was very friendly. Food was decent.
Very attentive and positive stagf
Completely forgot I placed a booking. Had to sit outside
Long wait for service and food, had to chase drinks order after food arrived. not great for work lunches.
A good place to go for something a bit different - quirky decor, good food and friendly service. Ideal for going to in your lunch hour - the food arrived incredibly quickly so there was no worry about whether we’d be back in time.
I recently made a booking for 9 people at The Fable, and when the group turned up, the staff at the fable claimed the booking was for 5 people and that they did not have any tables available for a larger group. The woman refused to acknowledge the confirmation I had from The Fable clearly showing that it was for 9 people. After we managed to fit 9 chairs at a space made for 6 (with NO help from the staff), we were then ignored for more than 30 minutes without anyone even bothering to take our drink orders. When the food was eventually served, one dish was missing, which then turned up around 30 minutes late. There was barely an apology from the staff for the delayed food. While I have been there before and received excellent service, I can no longer recommend The Fable as a place to go.
Very slow service, small table with little room, and little room between tables
I went there , by myself had a burger and a pint, on a Saturday lunchtime, not very busy and good vibe.
Also with other people in the evening, the service was a little slow, considering some of the staff seemed to have time to talk to each other, just an observation.
Went there having booked via OpenTable a week in advance. I turned up early, only to find the venue closed for a private Xmas event. OpenTable were non the wiser and even sent a booking reminder in advance of my attending.
I booked a table through the App to be told I didn’t have a table reserved. It was only when I walked out that someone came running after me to offer a table once another group had finished.
I have had bad service at The Fable before.
I will not be going back as a result.
Nice venue but unfortunately the food let down our experience. People who ordered burgers were the only ones who were happy with their food.
We came to The Fable for my birthday meal on Saturday and I'm so glad I chose here! The cocktails and food were delicious (especially the steak!) and Connor was an amazing host - funny, friendly and really helpful. I'll definitely be back and would 100% recommend this place to anyone.
Really nice bar, with really nice service. Went there for my 30th bday and they accomodated all my requests (even brought me my fruit GF cake :)
Greeted by your lovely front desk hostess with a smile and positive attitude. This makes a difference.
The food was excellent. The service fast and efficient.
I had a very enjoyable brunch here on Saturday. It is a beautiful quirky restaurant (mind you don’t get lost in the toilets!) serving delicious food by friendly staff. I booked an 11:00 brunch for three friends and myself but when we arrived the kitchens had no gas so they asked if we could return at 12:00. We agreed not realising that everything is closed in the City at the weekend! Nonetheless we managed to hang around and when we returned to the restaurant they were very kind to us and even provided us with complimentary food for the inconvenience. We had a chorizo scotch egg, eggs benedict and royale and chicken burgers all accompanied by a selection of their different fries. All the food we had was delicious and we were all happy and replete by the end of it. The staff did not know, but it was actually my birthday that day and they made it a very lovely occasion. I would definitely recommend The Fable and look forward to visiting again.
Very good for a business breakfast
Great service from the friendly staff
Ordered the Thai Sirloin salad. No sirloin so they used ribeye which was fine by me however, the salad was basically flavourless leaves drenched in oil. Nothing Thai about it whatsoever. Poor.
This is my second time here and it was just as great as the first. Sat upstairs this time, which was perfect for a group of 8 people at 6pm, as it can get very busy and noisy downstairs. Staff were attentive and the food was excellent. Looking forward to going back soon.
large table so had to wait for food, definitely not the usual standard
Lively atmosphere, the burgers were all amazing, and the table with the stacks of books as the backdrop was creative.
Had a very decent meal here; nothing exceptional, but two tasty and generous salads. My fregola was a little cold and seemed like it had possibly just come from the fridge, but it was reasonably generously furnished with chicken. Service (esp for drinks) was a little slow, especially considering it was a quietish Monday, but all were polite and friendly. Would go back if the situation was right, though not rushing out of my way to so.
Good location, good size, good venue for a staff team meal, which is what this booking was. Fun night out.
Really disappointed with our meal here. Our main meal arrived 5 mins after we ordered it so i doubt it was freshly made. it certainly tasted bland and was a very measly portion for the price. The dessert was not as described and burnt! there was a private event upstairs and i'm sure the kitchen was more concerned with catering for this than the clients in the restaurant. It was nice that the staff didn't rush us through the evening but i had to ask for the dessert menu myself eventually because they just didn't give us any notice.
Really enjoyed our lunch here. Virgin cocktails were excellent and we had great service in nice surroundings.
Came here for a book club meeting - how apt! The Fable boasts a beautiful ambience decorated with lots of greenery and literature quotes. The service was amazing, better than your average restaurant in London. The food left a bit to be desired - pass on the pancakes and instead go for a dessert!
The waiter showed my self to one table and the other members of my meeting to another table around the corner ... they were both under my name! It took a while to realise and was 25 minutes into lunch.
The Fable is a great place to meet for breakfast, opens early & does a good selection of breakfast options.
We had a business dinner here. It was not the cheapest place around, but it was open and had space for us after having briefly gone to a pub nearby. The menu choices for the people on our team was very good; we had a vegan diner and they were very accommodating. They even let one diner "take away" the incomplete meal (leftovers); providing a plate, foil and a bag to take it home. Very nice place; great service and a good atmosphere. Only drawback was they wouldn't let us sit in the "fabled" table (a table that was made out of books!
Excellent, delicious overall an amazing place for food, service, vibe!
Lovely as always..
The Fable is rated 4.2 stars by 187 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.