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.
|Venue name:||Hush Brasserie Holborn|
95-97 High Holborn
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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.