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

“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”.

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

“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”.

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

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.

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

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”.

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Reviews of Holborn Dining Room Restaurant in WC1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Holborn Dining Room restaurant.
Martin B
A most delicious cheese pie and accoutremen...
Reviewed 5 months, 12 days ago

"A most delicious cheese pie and accoutrements! Service nice but a little disorganised. Wine list good but greedy on the mark up front."

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Ian C
Cavernous dining room. (The space was hand...
Reviewed 5 months, 27 days ago

"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.)"

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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
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

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