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If Simon Cowell put together bars not bands, they might just look like a Drake & Morgan venue. Ticking all the trendy boxes, planned with military precision and remorselessly executed, down to the last quirky fashion detail, The Fable is the latest D&M vehicle off a whimsically styled, postmodernist production line that includes City hits such as The Drift, The Happenstance and The Folly. Theatrical, buzzy, young, full-on and fun, this cleverly contrived venue is the perfect party venue for birthdays, bar mitzvahs and more besides: bathtub cocktails to share, fairy tale concoctions such as Aesop’s fable and flowery godmother (a floral gin mojito), oh-so-pretty edible garnishes, boutique beers, mixology classes, a flower shop and crowd-pleasing bar bites ranging from ‘meat liquor’ ribs and cutlets to ‘life is too short to be shellfish’ boards... it has the lot.


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  1. Published : Wednesday, 2 July 2014

    Wrap Your Lips Around This :: The Fable

    This fairy-tale inspired bar is located in a converted office block in the Holborn Viaduct; not perhaps the first place that you might associate with whimsy and romance but somehow fitting for this age. Behind the shiny sheath is an interior to be wooed by, stretching across three cavernous floors and replete with plump, brass pinned and moss-hued leather seats. Novels and blowsy glass figurines adorn the wall-to-wall bookcases and ferns hang from the ceiling. Created by Drake & Morgan (The Folly, The Parlour, The Anthologist and The Refinery), The Fable bestows a peaceful hearth away from the realities of the outside...
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  1. Published : Monday, 17 February 2014

    Not Quite Enough :: The Fable Bar review

    I can't remember how I came across the fact that Drake and Morgan were opening a new bar and restaurant, The Fable Bar (they currently have six others across the city) but when I did find out, I was excited to know more. I've previously been to The Drift (located at the bottom of the Heron Tower) for drinks after work and so the opening of another of their venues located conveniently in Holborn, between mine and my boyfriend's work was appealing to me. Even better? They were going to have a soft launch offering 50% off food. So I signed up to the mailing list and booked a table for last Thursday night...
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  1. Published : Thursday, 6 March 2014

    A Table For Two :: The Fable

    Farringdon, never a go to destination for dining out in London has recently stamped itself on the food map with numerous openings in the area. The latest being The Fable. The latest Drake and Morgan restaurant bar has transformed a bleak office space into an enchanted land themed restaurant which sports more greenery than your local garden centre. Split between a large bar and two floors of dining space, The Fable has created a more accommodating dining destination than it’s sister sites where the bar may take a little more precedence. Nonetheless, the bar vibe is still strong here with live DJ’s covering the busy...
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  1. Once upon a time in London, two ladies decided they were overdue a proper catch up over nibbles and cocktails. They wanted to stay clear of their usual haunts in Soho so after a few hours of to-ing and fro-ing, they found themselves at The Fable, the latest addition to the Drake & Morgan family of bars and restaurants.

    I didn't know The Fable was a D&M establishment until I stepped inside and felt the same vibe I get at The Folly or at The Anthologist...
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  1. Published : Friday, 21 February 2014

    Kavey Eats :: No Magical Tales To Tell at Fable

    I really wanted to like Fable Bar & Restaurant. I really, really did. But it wasn’t to be.

    The venue takes inspiration from “fairy tales and the fabulous fables of Aesop” and is described as an all-day bar and restaurant and event space. It is certainly an attractively decorated venue, spread across three floors. There are fairy-tale touches from walls papered with pages of books to a glass bell jar over a pair of shoes filled with succulents. And there’s lots and lots of light spilling in from enormous windows. Much of the seating on the top floor is at tall bench tables with tall stools to match, but if...
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  1. Published : Friday, 4 April 2014

    Foodie Force :: The Fable Restaurant Holborn

    When I heard that in a land far far away, Drake and Morgan had created a brand new restaurant in fairy tales and fables of Aesop well I just had to visit.

    Walking to the restaurant is a bit like entering a secret world. Trundling across Holborn viaduct (a road bridge in London) which I have to say has been beautiful restored in vibrant red, gold and silver, I spot The Fable restaurant over the head of a fire breathing dragon...
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  1. The Fable in Farringdon is big and brashy. It’s part of a group of bar/restaurants conveniently located next to offices full of medium to well done drinkers who love an after work session.

    The Fable, over three floors, has good drinks, good food and private event facilities. It does what it says on the labeling and its because of this, you can go there and have a good and unpretentious time...
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