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31 July 2014
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Kimchee

71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6EA

£33.00 Korean Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia

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  • Wine: £18.50
  • Champagne: £42.00
  • Opening Hours: Tues-Sun 12N-3pm (Sat-Sun -4pm) 6-11pm

Square Meal Review of Kimchee ?

Peddling Westernised Korean cuisine for city slickers, Kimchee’s smart surrounds elevate it well above run-of-the-mill ethnic eateries. Dark wood & subtle lighting set the atmosphere for an appealing menu of Korean classics – plus a few lesser-known specialities – all prepared in a bustling open kitchen. Opt for intensely marinated meats or fish from the charcoal grill (pork bulgogi or mackerel gui perhaps), an aromatic jigae (Korean hotpot) or the signature dolsot bibimbap, a spicy mix of meat, vegetables, egg & rice served on a sizzling hot stone. Add balance to your meal with modum namui (sesame-seasoned vegetables) & the eponymous kimchi (perhaps not as fierce as aficionados of Korea’s national dish would wish). To drink, go for Asian-themed cocktails, potent distilled soju or Hite beer. Attentive service completes an atmospheric package.

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  1. Kimchee

    71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6EA
    Overall rating:
     
    Grumbling Gourmet

    Kimchee - authentically bland?

      Gold Reviewer  (86)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 5

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  2. Kimchee

    71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6EA
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    Marte
        (4)

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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  1. Published : Wednesday, 23rd April 2014

    The Food Connoisseur :: The beautiful – Kimchee Holborn

    When Kimchee opened its doors it quickly became popular and word of mouth spread rapidly. When my friend and I finally stepped into its doors. There was a long queue forming inside, the Holborn branch. There was a 50% off promotion going on and we waited half an hour. Whilst we waited I took the time to admire the stunning décor and interior. The open kitchen is very large and sharing table reminded of Busaba eathai dining space...
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  2. Kimchee Holborn, is a fairly new Korean establishment found in the heart of London. I work nearby and followed the hype that surrounded the restaurant when it first opened a couple of years ago; with queues out of the door. I was also quite enthusiastic to visit when I heard about some of their frequent deals they have...
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