Hush Brasserie Holborn

Restaurants, Contemporary European Holborn
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This informal Holborn restaurant is one of two Hush Brasseries in London - and the little sister to the well-known Hush flagship in Mayfair. The tagline is 'coffee to cocktails via lunch and dinner', which sounds just about spot on.

Those lunches and dinners come by way of accessible brasserie fare of an international slant - think crispy squid with saffron aioli, mac and cheese gratin, pulled pork brioche buns, burgers, rib-eye steaks and lobster roils. Keep an eye out for the Hush high tea, too - available with or without gin.

The drinks list features classic cocktails, Meantime beers and wines that focus on the big-hitting regions from worlds old and new. Spritzers and iced teas prove popular.

 

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Venue name: Hush Brasserie Holborn
Address: 95-97 High Holborn
London
WC1V 6LF
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Jenny E
tastemaker

We visited on a lovely sunny day and were seated by the windows. It was great to gaze out and people watch as we sat down to eat. The staff were friendly, super professional and attentive. Nearby tables enjoyed an afternoon tea on what looked like gorgeous china tea sets.

My husband ordered the Japanese cherry iced tea and though striking on first sight, lacked flavour and punch. We both opted for a hot sandwich for lunch. I chose chicken milanese but thought it was quite bland though accompanied by a tarragon mayonnaise which was nice. I think between the bun, coating on the chicken and the fries, it made for quite a dry plate of food requiring a good smothering of mayonaise to digest easily.

All in all, it was ok and I would hope for more with the main menu items though these dishes can be quite pricey.

Alexandra L
Tastemaker

Hush is one of the nicest little chains in London and that in itself is a good tip. Sometimes you want something new and boundary pushing but sometimes you just want something reliably delicious that’ll give you change from £20 which is exactly what you can get here if you go through Bookatable. Three courses plus a glass of Prosecco for £19 is pretty darn great value and whilst the menu options aren’t perhaps the most exciting you’ll have ever seen, they do still give good choice for both the carnivores and the vegetarians in your life.


The Warm Sweet Potato & Goats Cheese Tart is beautifully baked – and FYI comes on a plate pretty enough to be Instagrammed for sure – while the Blackened Chicken and the Spaghetti Tomato are both well flavoured & very generous portions that belay their super reasonable price tag and Chocolate Brownies are some of the best I’ve had in London…just the right side of damp-truffley goodness! Previous visits mean I can wholeheartedly also recommend the Macaroni Cheese (served in a baby copper pan you'll find yourself cooing over!) and the Mars Bar Cheesecake that's worth smashing any healthy eating plans to smithereens for!


Service is low key and polite and highly recommended given that when I was there, we were the last people left drinking very good red wine at the end of the night but were never made to feel rushed or unwelcome. Just five minutes’ walk from Holborn station, this branch of Hush is a very decent centrally located place in which to meet a friend and while away an evening in a rather charming & tasty manner.

Natalie T

Bellini brunch

A bellini brunch sounds amazing, right? You can’t go wrong with unlimited Bellini’s in a 2 hour slot with a couple of brunch dishes. Delicious. 

Unfortunately Hush in Holborn didn’t quite measure up to this. A friend and I had booked a 2pm table and were ravished for food and drink on arrival. The restaurant is very easy to find – only a short walk from Holborn station and is pleasantly cute and well presented.

What was a shock though was how quiet and empty it was. Loads of empty tables filled the restaurant. However, we felt this wouldn’t be a deterrent and actually might have worked in our favour for a quick turnaround of food and drink. We were sadly wrong.


The Bellini brunch consists of 4 jam Bellini cocktails and 2 courses from the menu for a reasonable price of £35. After experiencing a few bottomless brunches in the city, this was certainly one of the most affordable prices on offer.

Eyeing up the menu for dishes was easy; classic eggs benedict, macaroni cheese, lemon sole fish Goujons to name a few sounded mouth-watering. The two of us decided to share a couple of main dishes each so we could experience a few of them. Seemed easy enough and there was nothing stating on the menu that we weren’t able to do this. However after ordering our 2 dishes each, the waiter took the order but later returned and explained that he had made a mistake and that were only able to have a main and a dessert. This was particularly disappointing as we are not ‘dessert’ people and would have a preferred a few more mains to soak up our bellinis. We didn’t push the decision, although we later felt that we should of especially with how quiet the restaurant was.


With regards to the ‘unlimited’ bellinis, this too was measuring up to be slightly disappointing. Many times we sat with empty glasses despite an un-busy environment and had to strategically move them on the table to be in sight of the waiter for the hint to be refilled. After doing this a few times, they did start to get the hint and replenished them more quickly so that we benefited more so in our 2 hour slot.


No fault on the food and the cocktails were very tasty. It still remained a nice day; however the service could have been up to scratch more so that we really could have benefited being Bellini queens for the day with the uncomfortableness of asking.


Yasmin B
tastemaker

Visited here on a Monday evening with friends. We booked for Steak & Lobster night. £15 for steak, ½ lobster and fries. Delicious and amazing value for money! My friend had mac&cheese and I had serious food envy. I tried a bite and it was amazing, with crispy bacon running through it, it was also served in a very cute copper saucepan. The service was really attentive and pleasant and we had a really gorgeous bottle of Chianti for a very decent price too. Overall, really good value for money, friendly service and a great location. I’d definitely go back, especially for the deal.

Lizzie W
Tastemaker

Unfortunately my second visit to Hush for a team breakfast went no better than before - actually it was worse! We booked a table for 8am and when I arrived at 8.05 they hadn't event opened up! We were then seated by a friendly waitress who offered to take rucksacks and coats the cloakroom (I thought we were off to a good start!). Immediately we were asked if we wanted to order although only half our group had arrived. We asked for the complimentary coffee (again a nice touch) and were offered cappuccino, americano etc. My colleague opted for americano but I stuck with a filter. This then took forever to come! We then moved on to ordering our breaky. The waitress continually made funny comments to people's orders which I think was meant to be friendly but actually made us feel a little awkward. It all began to be brought out in reasonable time but to they got my order wrong. She apologised, gave it to me and said my correct order was on its way which did come out in record time! I went for the waffles which I think was a big mistake - a shop bought cold waffle with blueberries plonked on top. The pancake stacks looked massive however the bacon wasn't crispy and the pancakes apparently not fluffy. A colleague also ordered the porridge with apple compote on top which came to a staggering £8! When we asked to pay the waitress asked each person to come up individually to the till, which I can see would make it easier to split the bill but she was so bossy and rushing us it made for a horrible way to leave the restaurant. My colleague who ordered the americano was charged for this (there was a mix up between what is complimentary and what is not), the waitress did take it off the bill but not after telling my colleague that SHE should be clearer next time - errr I think your staff should be retrained on the rules?

Overall the food was okkk but the service really let it down!

Babs - Working Girl London
Tastemaker

Hush is great for breakfast meetings if you work nearby. Good coffee, nice pastries, really good cooked breakfast and quiet enough for a meeting without being completely dead. For lunch, again good for meetings as it's a nice buzz and not too loud but the food is slightly overpriced in my opinion. Tasty, but overpriced. Hush do a good cocktail happy hour after work so it's also good for after work drinks. Overall, mainly a good meeting spot rather than a place you would go for excellent food.