42 Holborn


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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cool, Glamorous, Lively
Food Occasions
Special Features
Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
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What's in a name? Well, at 42 Holborn it's a subtle nod to the menu's offering, which spans 42 dishes reflecting the breadth of flavours across the Mediterranean. The restaurant is located in Holborn, housed inside one of the area's most beautiful examples of architect Edwin Lutyens work, Lincoln's Inn House. 

This Grade-II listed Edwardian monument was designed over a century ago and boasts stunning period details such as Portland stone, proud columns and soaring ceilings, punctuated by huge, glittering chandeliers. Today, it's made modern by 42 Holborn's characterful interior design which with rich, jewel-toned colours nods to its grand past, while playful twists like neon signage and sprawling peacock wall murals keep things interesting. 

The a la carte menu kicks off with a varied selection of small plates that are perfect for sharing amongst the table. In particular, we like the look of the charcoal grilled leeks, alongside beef bresaola with crunchy bread crumble, balsamic and parmesan, as well as garlic king prawns. Add to this selection some mixed olives with lemon zest and sourdough bread with herb butter, and you're set. 

Moving into the main dishes and diners are given a choice of meat, fish and plant-based plates. Highlights amongst these sections stand out as the milk fed Welsh lamb cutlets, seabass fillet with Mediterranean salsa, and roasted aubergine with tahini pistachio sauce, fresh herbs, leaves and apple. To complement, there's a whole range of side dishes, too, including creamy spinach, truffle mash and wild mushrooms. And, for afters, the Turkish coffee creme brulee sounds like perfection. 

42 Holborn also has a steller drinks selection; we like the sound of the signature cocktails list, each one dreamed up in-house. The Las Canteras Martini, for example, brings together Absolut Vodka, sake, yuxu juice, apple juice and basil, for an attention-grabbing zing. 


Do you need to book a table?

Yes, we recommend you book a table with us before visiting.

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Do you have any vegetarian options?

Yes, we have a number of vegetarian options available on the menu.

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42 Kingsway, Holborn, London, WC2B 6EY

020 7242 2424 020 7242 2424


Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-23:30
Tue 12:00-23:30
Wed 12:00-23:30
Thu 12:00-00:00
Fri 12:00-00:00
Sat 12:00-00:00
Sun Closed


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1 Review 

sarah T

14 March 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 2
Atmosphere 3
Value 3
Nice food……shame about the rushed service!!

Great food and drink. Although the service was very attentive, it was almost too attentive!! We had ordered, eaten and paid for our meals within one hour (and that included a request to have a break between start and main course). The restaurant wasn't busy so apparent need to rush but with the waiter hovering incessantly to whip your plates away and get the next course served, it made for a poor experience! It felt like we were holding up the restaurant rather than the other way round! Will we go back???? We'll have to see!!

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