This Holland Park venue dates back to the seventeenth century. It's right in the middle of the public park itself and was, once upon a time, the summer ballroom for Holland House. It's an enviable location.
There's a Mediterranean slant to the food menu here. Expect dishes ranging from mussel and saffron broth, prosciutto with rocket, parmesan and truffle oil, and gnocchi with mushrooms and rocket pesto to roast monkfish with a chickpea, chorizo and tomato stew, and confit of pork belly with a pork ragout, puy lentils and tarragon jus.
The wine list leans on the old world, and is extensive.
Holland House, off Abbotsbury Road, in Holland Park
|Opening hours:||Lunch served noon-2.15pm Mon-Sat; noon & 2.30pm Sun. Dinner served 6-10.15pm Mon-Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Holland Park tube|
|Price:||Main courses £22-£25. Set meal (lunch, 6-7pm Mon-Fri) £15.95 2 courses, £19.95 3 courses; (Sun) £27.95 3 courses|
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Average User Rating
3.8 / 5
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I was joined by friends for a birthday celebration and it was excellent. We had some delays on our side with guests arriving and the staff were very accommodating and patient. We were allowed to decorate the table as we wished beforehand and bring a birthday cake which was served by the staff afterwards. The food for starters and mains were very good and the live piano music added the right touch to an all around relaxing and warm atmosphere.
Beautiful setting right in the middle of the park, not something you can easily find in overcrowded London. The food was very good as well and the staff were attentive to any extra wishes we had. All in it was a great experience with a lovely live piano performance throughout the night.
Lovely setting and impressive menu which makes it difficult to choose what to have. However the food actually fails to deliver what it promises. It's all perfectly fine but nothing special. For example my Seabream was overdone and a bit dry but the accompanying peppers and the extra side spinach were delicious. But as a whole just a bit disappointed as the fish wasn't up to scratch. At these prices you do expect perfection. Pleasant evening though and staff pleasant and friendly.
Food adaquate and some things very good. Service appalling. Current manager/headwaiter arrogant, rude and everything you do not want when going out for a meal. Having had many very good meals here in the past under a different regime (the last formerly from the old Tante Claire), I will not eat there again. If you don't mind being treated like an ignorant tourist or person who has no experience or knowledge of what a good dining is, this place will suffice. When I am told that the present management changes, I will instantly be back. P M White should be ashamed (or perhaps he doesn't know?)