Holborn Dining Room

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Rosewood London
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Rosewood London
Venue says Enjoy Sunday lunch, with a choice of roast chicken, lamb or beef served with roasted potatoes, seasonal greens, Yorkshire pudding and gravy.

Located on High Holborn, linked to the Rosewood Hotel, The Holborn Dining Room might lead you to believe you’d stepped into an exclusive gentlemen’s club. With plush red leather banquettes nestled in a retro style dining room, you can’t mistake the air of opulence about this venue.

It’s not all about the good looking interior design though, there’s an extensive brasserie style menu, offering up breakfast, lunch and dinner. The wide-ranging breakfast menu delivers up eggs in a manner of ways, spelt pancakes and pastries and later in the day diners can choose from English classics such as Suffolk pork belly or pick something lighter from the seafood counter. There’s also an outdoor terrace for a more al-fresco experience and a deli on site if you’re after something on the go.

Although the food may not be particularly exotic, there’s a further element that makes this place stand out from the crowd… it’s gin bar. Boasting a choice of over 400 gins and 30 tonics gin-lovers can experience 14,000 possible G&T combinations, probably not in one sitting…

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Holborn Dining Room says
Moments from Covent Garden, Holborn Dining Room is a grand brasserie serving up seasonal, locally sourced British cuisine with a twist in a vibrantly bustling dining salon.
Holborn Dining Room is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is home to the Gin Bar featuring more than 400 gins, the Holborn Delicatessen with its selection of fine wines, cheese and chocolates, and The Terrace – a year-round alfresco dining experience. Holborn Dining Room features a selection of carefully curated dishes by executive head chef, Calum Franklin. His menus are created using only the best seasonal produce the UK has to offer and ensures diners 'can be wowed by ingredients as well as cooking'.
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By: Time Out London Food & Drink


Venue name: Holborn Dining Room
Address: Rosewood London
252 High Holborn
Opening hours: Open 7am-11.30pm Mon-Sat; 7am-10.30pm Sun.
Transport: Tube: Holborn
Price: Meal for two with drinks and service: around £100.
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Babs - Working Girl London
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As I work opposite, I have been here a number of times. My summary is that it's great for lunch or dinner...if you're not paying. The menu has just the right level of choice and the food is delicious, however, for the fairly hefty price tag there are better places to eat in London. If you still decide to go, the seafood and desserts are particularly good - I see Chlo Fo below managed to find a deal on Amazon Local so I would recommend trying to get some kind of discount rather than paying full price. And if you manage to do that, it's a wonderful dining experience with friendly, attentive staff and grand surroundings!

Chlo Fo
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Being the deal-hunter that I am I found an Amazon Local deal for a three course dinner, cocktail and coffee here. Took the old mothership and it was a delight from start to finish. Service was some of the best I have experienced, they were attentive but not in that annoying way when people ask you how your meal is when you're mid-mouthful. A great set menu covered off our faves; calamari, lamb and chocolate mousse (but pimped up posh stylee). Wine and cocktails were equally delectable. Well located and a touch of glam - perfect for a swanky date or to impress the rents.

Reena P

Stylish Manhattan vibes in central London, Holborn Dining Room is an all day brasserie in The Rosewood Hotel. The grand dining space with its polished marble floors, dreamy red decor and cool lighting is so chic!

I started with the trendy drink of the moment – the matcha latte. It was the perfect hug in a mug that I needed on a cold snowy day.

The woodland mushrooms and spinach on toast was delicious, a great garlic kick and a generous amount of spinach and mushrooms. My favourite dish was the chai spiced french toast.  The sprinkle of pistachios and cardamom ice cream complimented each other very well and my sweet tooth was very impressed!

The service here is fantastic and a top feature for me was that I was able to easily make a reservation a few days before via OpenTable. I can’t stand brunch serving restaurants that don’t take bookings. Queueing in the cold for two hours on a Sunday for a bit of avocado on toast? No thank you.

I had a lovely experience at Holborn Dining Room and would highly recommend the stylish brasserie. It was refreshing to see such a varied brunch menu and the excellent service won me over. It also has a large retro bar, including an impressive gin selection, so it’s the perfect spot for drinks and a catch up!

Izzy K

There is something very New Yorky about The Holborn Dining Room. The combination of smoky mirrors and copper give the place a vintage feeling, and together with marble and red leather make it a very classy place. Seems all the elements were very thought over, like the checked trousers for the waiters, I loved them!

With the deli, charcuterie and the biggest gin selection in London (over 400!), it’s a perfect place for brunch, business lunch or simply a post work drink.

We were welcomed with a complementary plate of some cured meat from their charcuterie, which is open and tempting from afar.

The food is modern British, all ingredients are seasonal and locally sourced.

My smoked haddock in mustard sauce served with poached egg was very welled cooked, its taste was very clean. All the dishes ordered by my companions looked equally impeccable, but this is as far as it goes. All the dished seem to be very safe, classic flavours lacking in character.  

The selection of cocktails is extensive, but my non-alcoholic Morning Tea Spritzer could as well be an orange sugary fizz from a super market.

The staff was very patience, helpful and regularly checking on us.

From 3pm every day the deli showcases artesian cheese, wine and chocolate. Enough for me to come back!

Chia-wen L

Holborn dining room located inside Rosewood hotel, just 2 minutes walk from Holborn tube station. There is also a bus stop just right outside the hotel. Very convenient if you go there by public transport. I love their grand decor with red finished furniture. 

We were a party of 3 but had a large table that could easily seat 4 or 5 people. There were other groups dining when we were there. But the space between each table is in a good distance so we wouldn't disturb others or be disturbed.

Staff are welcoming but can show a bit more knowledge about the menu. My friend would like to know which cut they use in their roast. But she got the answer of "the cut without bone on it". The drinks are pricey but the food we had were so delicious. Totally recommend their Sunday roast. I had a roast lamb which was tender and fresh with the mint jelly. A Generous portion of meat, seasoned vegetable came in separated dishes, roast potatoes are top notch. I only wish there were more gravy for my lovely Yorkshire pudding.

timothy w

I had dinner with my wife here in July and overall it was a good experience. 

The dining room is well designed and the staff attentive without being pushy.

I couldn't fault the food though at the prices charged the food should be of a very high quality.

My only gripes were with the price if drinks. I found the wine list to be marked up way beyond what it should be and I seem to recall that for £50 I was drinking a wine (malbec if I recall) that I could have bought for less than £15 at my local wine merchant. 

Also the drinks at the bar are overpriced. My wife has a glass of the house rose champagne (Ruinart NV which can be bought online for £50) which was £21 a glass plus service charge. I had a gin and tonic which was also overly pricey. Furthermore the bar staff seemed more interested in talking amongst themselves as we attempted to order after seating ourselves at the bar. 

In summary, the food and ambience is good but also what I expect for £50+ per head without drinks. The drinks are stratospherically expensive no doubt to cover the cost of the venue. 

Despite enjoying it I won't be coming again unless someone else is paying (preferably on business) due to the location and the high cost of drinks


One of my favourite breakfast places in London! If you want to impress someone take them here! The decor is breathtaking, the food is perfectly presented and the service is great. If you're there in the evening head to Scarfe's bar for a nightcap.

ronnie t

We had the most attentive (but discreet) service, a great table and fantastic food.  Will be returning for sure.