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Holborn Dining Room

Holborn Dining Room

Holborn Dining Room

Holborn Dining Room

Holborn Dining Room

Address Rosewood London Hotel, 252 High Holborn; London WC1V 7EN
Neighbourhood Bloomsbury, Holborn | See on map
Tube Holborn [Central, Piccadilly]
Telephone +44 20 3747 8633
Website http://www.holborndiningroom.com/
http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/london/dining/holborn-dining-room
Price Breakfast GBP 10-20. Lunch & dinner GBP 30-50.
Hours Mon-Fri 07-23:30. Sat 08-23:30. Sun 08-22:30.

Unlike other high profile brasseries such as The Wolseley on Piccadilly or Balthazar in Covent Garden, you wouldn’t just spontaneously drop in at the Holborn Dining Room. In spite of the diligent ‘Midtown’ rebranding efforts, a visit to this dull area between the West End and The City very much remains a deliberate decision.

Not that this impressive space at the five-star Rosewood London has any problems filling its 200 covers as it comes from Des McDonald, the former CEO of the Caprice Group and head chef of The Ivy. That also means that, although technically a hotel eatery, you should expect media people, power brokers and socialites rather than fanny packs and tour bus bandits.

The kitchen is open continuously throughout the day and led by Lee Bull and David Burke, formerly of Le Caprice and the Wolseley, respectively, who have put together a menu of classic British brasserie fare including a raw bar and a high tea offering. It’s solid, competent craftsmanship that might not blow you away, but won’t leave you feel cheated either.

Glam and grandiose (designed by Martin Brudnizki, all chandeliers and polished brass), it’s good place for a breakfast or lunch work meeting, a casual brunch, or a sceney dinner at which point you’ll also want to pop into Scarfe’s, the hotel’s lovely bar, for a drink afterwards. Our pick: Sunday roast, followed by an afternoon of drinks in the beautiful courtyard.