Happy Lamb Hot Pot Holborn

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
Chinese
Ambience
Cool, Cosy, Fun, Glamorous, Lively, Luxury, Quirky, Romantic
Food Occasions
All day dining, Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
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About

Brought to you by the company behind Mongolia-based Little Sheep Hot Pot, this Asian eatery holds court in Holborn’s The Office Group Building, occupying an impressively large space. The brand already has a number of restaurants spread across North America, Asia, Australia and Austria and this Happy Lamb Hot Pot site is its first UK venture.

For newbies to the Mongolian hot-pot concept, it’s a simple cooking method whereby diners choose from a range of meat, fish, vegetables and noodles to cook according to taste and timings in a shared pot of broth that bubbles away on the table.

The broth is made fresh each day from chicken and bone marrow and simmered for more than six hours, though that’s just the start of a process that also involves 36 Chinese herbs.

As at the other restaurants, Happy Lamb Hot Pot offers a choice of five soup bases – original marrow chicken broth, spicy, half original and half spicy, tomato or spicy sour pickled cabbage – and a host of meat, fish and veg to dunk.

As the name suggests, lamb is the most authentically Mongolian protein to go for, from sliced shoulder to loin, or there’s beef shoulder, sirloin, rib-eye and short ribs. For fish eaters, there’s king prawn, mini octopus, sea bass, crab sticks and cuttlefish paste. There are also a couple of sauces (seafood and sesame) to daub onto your meat and fish, though as the restaurant’s motto is ‘good broth without dipping’, these aren’t necessary.

The inevitable splashes of broth mean that this isn’t the cleanest eating concept, so wipe-clean tables are a given, but otherwise the interiors are far more slickly designed than you might expect for a good-value chain perfectly located for overseas students at London University familiar with the brand back home as well as tourists looking for a reliable cheap eat after trawling through the British Museum.

Location

2 New Oxford Street, Holborn, London, WC1A 1AD

02079711820 02079711820

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Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-22:00
Tue 12:00-22:00
Wed 12:00-22:00
Thu 12:00-22:00
Fri 12:00-22:00
Sat 12:00-22:00
Sun 12:00-22:00

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Maggie

15 July 2019  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 5
A unique hotpot restaurant originated from Inner Mongolia

This new hot pot restaurant opened recently in central London near Holborn Station and the Birtish Museum in a brand new office building with modern cosy deco, renowned hot pot broth which is cooked fresh daily for over 8 hours with 4 different flavours (original, chilli spicy, tomato and sour picked cabbage or any combo). Customers then dip thinly sliced tender lamb, sirloin beef, fish, seafood, mushroom and a variety of fresh vegetable into the broth. The hot pot is complemented with some finely prepared cold plates as starters and Mongolian-BBQ lamb skew, lamb ribs and lamb shank plus noodles, yummy lamb/beef dumpling, rice cake and Golden Mongolian Bun. a great atmosphere for family and friends gathering together.

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