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Boasting an all-day menu that stretches from filling hot breakfasts to late-night suppers, this versatile brasserie within the smart Rosewood London receives generous praise for "amazing ambience, very good food and great service". The grand, marble-pillared room previously housed the underwriters at Pearl Assurance, and Martin Brudnizki's makeover captures that sense of heritage with a clubby look both traditional and on-trend: warm russet leather, reclaimed oak, antique mirrors and plenty of cosy booths. Recent highlights from a crowd-pleasing menu included a juicy shrimp burger lifted with zesty jalapeño tartare, rich short-rib cottage pie and indulgent sticky toffee pudding, all preceded by exemplary White Negronis. Elsewhere, you'll find classic seafood dishes, steaks and burgers, and
a decent wine list to boot.
Sometimes I wonder how much my gluttonous cravings will get me into trouble, as the waistband increases, weekday bedtimes are pushed past a reasonable hour too often, and the bank balance teeters rather precariously between zero and minus sums. I am not at all helped either, by my natural propensity to say "yes" to almost anything socially adventurous, except of course, all things I unequivocally know would evoke anger, irrational fear and/or imminent displeasure (bungee jumping, eating insects, or visiting Benidorm, for example). I remember a time when all my spare pennies sank into a feckless pit of handbags, shoes,...
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On Saturday evening, Indy and I headed over to the no-man's land that is Holborn, for a double date at Holborn Dining Room. The brainchild of Des McDonald, former Head Chef of the Ivy and the man behind The Fish & Chip Shop in Islington, Holborn Dining Room is an all-day brasserie with attached delicatessen, located in the absolutely stunning Rosewood Hotel...
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Diners cannot ask for a more festive location for a Christmas meal than the Holborn Dining Room. Located in the beautiful five-star Rosewood Hotel the entire exterior is lined with twinkling fairy lights and gleaming red decorations, along with a gorgeous large traditional Christmas tree placed in the central archway. Walking past the hotel the dining room looks cosy and elegant and I couldn’t wait to get inside!The restaurant itself is a beautiful slick space composed of plush red leather upholstery, polished marble floors, reclaimed oak, antique mirrors and two patina copper-topped bars. Topped off with...
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Holborn Dining Room opened about a year ago and makes for a welcome addition to the London dining room. Located in the glorious Rosewood Hotel (which was once Pearl Restaurant by Jun Tanaka), it is a bustling restaurant with the look of a grand brasserie. Holborn Dining Room is run by Des McDonald, a restaurateur with a prestigious background. Previously a Head Chef at The Ivy, Des later went on to become the group chief executive of Birley Group, Caprice Holdings, and Soho House, before eventually forming his own restaurant group, Des McDonald Restaurants etc. Des is a man who knows his stuff, and it is easy to see...
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I've often mentioned on my blog that I'm not a big meat eater, I'm more of a salmon or SushiSpoon than a SteakSpoon. But when I was invited to a steak testing at one of my bucket list restaurants with the opportunity for a kitchen tour and the chance to meet the chef, I couldn't say no despite my lack of carnivorous preferences.Today I would be ticking Holborn Dining Room off my bucket list....
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