Holborn Dining Room

4.5
1702 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
A grand brasserie set in midtown London, Holborn Dining Room serves up seasonal, locally sourced British cuisine with a twist in a vibrantly bustling dining salon. Combining reclaimed oak with antique mirrors, red leather banquettes with tweed detailing, and two patina copper-topped bars, it’s a place for enjoying a convivial meal with friends, a spontaneous pint of local lager and a burger, or a selection of crustacea and charcuterie paired with wine – all served by our friendly team who are always happy to help.

The menu, comprised of traditional British dishes made from the finest locally sourced ingredients, is divided into eight sections: Bar Snacks, Cold Counter, Hot Counter, Grill, English Kitchen, Sides, Sandwiches and Afters. Enjoy some of the best London dining at the Holborn Dining Room.
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had around 4 separate servers we interacted with and all of them were utterly delightful, charming and friendly. It was booked as an anniversary and birthday meal and was supposed to be in the terrace. The weather was pretty dreary so they moved us inside, which initially I was a bit disappointed (about the weather not them) but it was such a lovely atmosphere and a beautiful room. The food was amazing. The bread was out of this world and the scotch egg starter I could have stopped and gone home happy right there! Portion sizes were very reasonable for this type of restaurant and every element was cooked beautifully. We shared a pud coz we were pretty full and glad we did as that was also a good size, though not overwhelming I must add.
I treated my husband to one of their special whiskys and I'm so pleased I did as the service that went with it was also top notch.
It was the perfect way to celebrate and just a glorious return to a restaurant after such a crazy year.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 😋👌

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RobBradley
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Set within the beautiful Rosewood hotel, the dining room transports you to a world of elegance and old fashioned charm. The decor immediately makes you feel like a VIP as well as the greeting and service you get. Yesterday the restaurant was quite busy and it was wonderful to see a world that was a little glimpse of what it was like pre pandemic and what I hope the world will be shortly again. We all went for one of the pies as this is the speciality and boy did they not let us down with that! You must have it with the truffle fries. Drinks were fantastic too - started with champagne and then on to a wonderful white wine. My only negative feedback would be a) there was quite a delay getting our first drink and b) the sharing platter of meats to start had a tiny pot of chutney and a small amount of wafer thin bread. Apart from that no issues and I’ll be back again and again

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AntoineL
London
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, good service and loved the setting

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Good restaurant food is good

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Lulu90
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The place is peaceful, very nice location but the cars in the parking were noisy as they were all posh cars, very nice to look at but very noisy.
The service and staff was kind but the food wasn’t tasty at all, too oily and the steak wasn’t good! I would say that we were in a nice restaurant in the city. My friend and I were disappointed ☹️ especially because it was my bday so I was expecting to have a nice and tasty meal. I don’t mind to pay of the food is good but for the 120£ we spend only for bread, a glass of wine and a steak (no dessert, coffee, bottle, starter) it was expensive.
I would recommend it unfortunately but location is pretty

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Nic09
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was impeccable. We had a young lady who was so friendly but also so ontop of various allergies. Superb. Food was pretty solid.

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BevJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, staff friendly.
Went for the pies and didn’t disappoint

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Josh
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken and chestnut mushroom pie was the perfect and traditional, but if you’re looking at experimenting then the curried mutton is the one for you!

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NicholaR
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Good food but not quite there for the price they are charging. Service left a lot to be desired

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SandyT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff were friendly and efficient, decor v attractive. Somehow we ran up a large bill! Food was very good though.

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DonnaS
London
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a pre birthday reservation for our daughter’s 18th birthday. The staff and service was amazing, probably one of the best, if not THE best service we’ve experienced. Food was great, ambience great, loved the surroundings even though there was a small wedding reception going on in the Courtyard, the noise was minimal. The staff especially (Schuen?) very knowledgeable regarding the history of the Dining Rooms. All the staff were very attentive to our table the whole time. Thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Hugely disappointing- from the limited menu, quality of food and casual approach to service in a restaurant that was all but empty. Has a high opinion of itself and prices to match. I will not return.

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HayleyB
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Would definitely recommend and will definitely return.

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vipMattS
London
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and setting. Felt the food was a tad miserly (small tomato, one mushroom, one sausage). Would go again, but how about a bit more on the plate. didn't feel like a "full" English, more a 2/3s!

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MikeB
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Special occasion to celebrate friends birthday

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JeremyG
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place for a light lunch and dinner! 😊

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SamJ
London
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank you so much for making me feel special on my birthday with my birthday dessert
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vipAlisterM
London
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been multiple times post reopening. Must be hard work for the team to be running inside and out, but thank you for the terrific food an experiences.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We were a bit disappointed with the food but maybe more so by the service. The service in the restaurant was a bit robotic. We found out about Sunday roasts from overhearing the waitress introducing to the guests at the next table. We weren’t offered any bread either…all in all a disappointing dinner although drinks earlier at the terrace was nice and we were served by Anna who was friendly and attentive.

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AlexandraS
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I think this was over priced for what it was. However the location and ambiance was lovely. Also not enough vegie or vegan options.

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lcslcslcs
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Gorgeous restaurant but the food is mediocre, bland and overpriced.

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NaomiC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful building and restaurant and the service was impeccable. However, the seating / tables did not feel COVID secure, as another table was seated within half a metre of us....

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Nice decor and service was great, well attended but menu was small and food didn’t really wow us

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service. It’s so nice to be out again and taken Carr of by professionals!

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SamuelS
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was bland, not enough choice and way overpriced! £24 for a hamburger?? Rip off and won’t be returning!

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GirlsLunch
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great for big meat lovers not so for girls lunch but did find the food we had was delicious.. could do with little
More choice

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TheWorldOfJase
London
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Delightful evening as always with great food, venue and drinks

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Timbo
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & excellent wine! Great place to dine as we emerge from Lockdown!

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Isobel
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food - a great evening in a lovely setting

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FeedElGastro
London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and drinks in a really nice location. Service was really friendly. Would definitely come back.

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samk
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Highly recommended, excellent atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food with good service

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JFal
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious! Sunday roast was amazing and good value for the money. Their pies and scotch eggs were incredible. Will definitely come back!

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Emma12
Derbyshire
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service good value lovely atmosphere staff very friendly and helpful they were knowledgeable regarding the menu. Food was stunning there was something for everyone.

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NicolaW
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pie I have ever eaten, superb, cannot recommend highly enough, finished the evening with cocktails in scarves next door, life just doesn’t get any better.

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RickB
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice ambience, but a little expensive for the portion sizes.

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MaryA
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We enjoyed the dining experience and could not find fault with the service .Would maybe have enjoyed more selection on the menu and a bit more on the plate ! It is a delightful place and the staff were very attentive .I would recommend for a special occasion .

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ToniG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Very disappointed with our visit as booked specially for Wellie Wednesday and Beef Wellington. The only free time in the restaurant was 8.15pm and I called to confirm the day before as the dish isn't in the a la carte and I was worried we were booked in the wrong part of the hotel. We arrived on time and ordered the special (BW) and after 10 minutes were told they'd run out!! They only had 1 left and we were 4 😭 The dinner was a special treat for our Mother who was leaving to travel a few days later and our last meal together, so I couldn't rebook for another day. Although the staff were very understanding and offered us a discount if we stayed, it deflated the evening. We had a pie instead which was good but not the same as Beef Wellington. After we received our mains, the manager came out with the last slice of BW and dare I say it... it was the saltiest meal I've ever tasted!! The beef, the gravy and the roast potatoes were ridiculously salty. I do hope that's not how it's served normally as unfortunately we won't be going again to try for a second time. I really want to give it another chance but worried...

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service can be more attentive.
We were giving wine glass when we order cocktails. No all of the plates were take away when we finish the bread.
The plates are not hot enough for the starter and main course.

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Holborn Dining Room is rated 4.5 stars by 1702 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.