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|Address:||252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN|
|Tel:||020 7781 8888|
|Price: £50.00||Wine: £19.75||Champagne: £60.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 7am-11.30pm (Sat 8am- ) Sun 8am-10.30pm|
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I like the Rosewood Hotel, but the Holborn Dining Room (or HDR, as they call themseleves) is still nowhere close to the level it must aiming for. It is definitely ambitious, the room has very expensive decor and especially in the evening the atmosphere looks nice. The service is not very well oiled, but at least the staff is friendly. What lets the place down in a very big way is the food. Imagine a british-inspired brasserie. That's Charles Dickens's Britain… the result is nothing short of dire, but worse there is a complete lack of attention to detail, which doesn't go at all with the rest of the Rosewood complex. A pity becasue a new all-day solid brasseries would have been exactly what Holborn (sorry ‘Mid-Town’) needed. A complete turnaround in the kitchen is needed, before its too late. I concur with fellow reviewers that the drinks menu is not very smart and the wine list is strange to say the least. Pity.