Harden's survey result
“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”.
“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”.
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.
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”.
Holborn Dining Room Restaurant Diner Reviews
"A most delicious cheese pie and accoutrements! Service nice but a little disorganised. Wine list good but greedy on the mark up front."
"Cavernous dining room. (The space was handled rather better by Pearl, RIP, I believe.) Pretty ludicrous uniforms foisted on the waiters/waitresses. Good pies - but not cheap. Interesting wine list - but, again, not cheap. (I spotted only one bottle of red priced at under £40.)"
|Wine per bottle||£39.00|
252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN
|Monday||7 am‑6 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Tuesday||7 am‑6 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||7 am‑6 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Thursday||7 am‑6 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Friday||7 am‑6 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Saturday||8 am‑6 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Sunday||8 am‑6 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm|