Explore Harden's - The restaurant guide created by you for you
RestaurantsLondonHolbornWC1

survey result

Summary

“Savoury pastry heaven”“outstanding pies, steak puddings and beef Wellington” are the orders of the day at this “fabulous” dining room on the edge of the City, where Chef Calum Franklin oversees a “great menu” also featuring British charcuterie and grills. The setting is “a little hotel-like” but “tables are nicely spaced” helping to make it a big hit with business types. Top Tip – “pick up a takeaway pie from the Pie Room”; and there’s “an excellent breakfast, to boot”.

£78
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Pies to die for” are the ace in the Brit-food pack at this “huge dining room” of a business-friendly hotel on the edge of the City. Chef Calum Franklin is the “wizard” behind this “savoury pastry mecca”, which has its own Pie Room with a dedicated take-away hatch, along with pie and Wellington masterclasses. Top Tip: “excellent choice for breakfast, too”.

£75
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

This “lovely, grand dining room” on the edge of the City is designed to impress, and provides “a great buzz”, and “classic staple dishes” to a largely business clientele, including first thing when it’s “an excellent breakfast venue”. Sartorially speaking, views divide on the “amusing trousers” which are standard issue for the waiting staff. STOP PRESS: In autumn 2017 a dedicated pie hatch is due to open.

£70
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

The “splendid appearance” of this impressive chamber, on the fringe of the City makes it “perfect for a high-level business discussion” (fuelled perhaps by a visit to its “fantastic” adjoining Scarfes Bar). “You wouldn’t maybe choose it for a gastronomic experience”, but all reports agree “it won’t let you down”.

£62
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

For 28 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. This year diners have submitted over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK.

Have you eaten at Holborn Dining Room?

Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair, Portions
Yes
180

Holborn Dining Room Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Holborn Dining Room Restaurant in WC1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Holborn Dining Room restaurant.
Tim S
Very good pies and good option for business...
Reviewed 6 months, 23 days ago

"Very good pies and good option for business lunch"

Report this comment
Geoffrey P
The place is a little bit hotel-like (not s...
Reviewed 8 months, 19 days ago

"The place is a little bit hotel-like (not surpiring really) with a manufactured atmoshere but the food is excellent brasserie fare."

Report this comment
Have you eaten at Holborn Dining Room?
Post your own review of Holborn Dining Room and contribute to our annual restaurant review guide.
Post your own review

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.00 £20.00 £6.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £39.00
Filter Coffee £4.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN
Make A Booking
Number of Diners:
Required Time:
Powered by OpenTable
Opening hours
Monday7 am-6 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm
Tuesday7 am-6 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm
Wednesday7 am-6 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm
Thursday7 am-6 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm
Friday7 am-6 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm
Saturday8 am-6 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm
Sunday8 am-6 pm, 5 pm-10 pm

Best British, Traditional restaurants nearby

The Lady Ottoline
British, Traditional restaurant in Bloomsbury
£50
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
Simpson's in the Strand
British, Traditional restaurant in Strand
£76
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
Rules
British, Traditional restaurant in Covent Garden
£78
 ££££
2
Average
3
Good
5
Exceptional

Best similarly priced restaurants nearby

Vanilla Black
Vegetarian restaurant in City
£61
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
The White Swan
British, Modern restaurant in City
£63
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
Balthazar
British, Modern restaurant in Covent Garden
£63
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good