Nestled in the heart of Holborn and named after the aristocrat and patron of the arts, The Lady Ottline is home to classic British pub food, ales and gins. This handsome establishment has been carefully restored (including the bathrooms) to preserve its historic charm. Executive chef Tony Moyse’s simple and rustic menu can be enjoyed in the main dining room or in the more intimate Morrell room. Expect traditional comfort food with a ‘cheeky twist’, served by attentive staff in this antiquated yet modern venue.
Perfect for larger gatherings, the dining room seats 40 or has space for 60 standing guests. Victorian portraits line the walls, with an exposed brick wall and full-length leather sofa bookending the air space. The Morell room suits a smaller group, seating 14 with a standing capacity of 20. Named after Lady Ottoline Morell herself, this room is bathed in sunlight in summer and candlelight in winter. Slate blue walls contrast the warmer palette of the other rooms.
Before getting stuck into the heavier dishes, your guests can partake in a selection of canapes, including ham hock and sorrel croquettes, oysters Rockefeller and smoked haddock arancini. Upscale pub starters include a hot smoked salmon scotch egg, served with aioli and samphire. Meat lovers can opt for a 32 day-aged Bavette with bearnaise, while seafood fanatics can enjoy ChalkStream sea trout with pomme fondant and moules marinière. If your guests have room left, there is milk chocolate ganache, elderflower set cream or banana bread with butterscotch. Vegan desserts are also available upon request.
The title of ‘traditional pub’ has been done to death, but The Lady Ottoline is the real deal. Menus are sometimes tweaked daily to align with what suppliers have caught, and fully bespoke menus are available. You can fill out the form to the right to request some more information from the team.