Boasting an all-day British menu that stretches from filling hot breakfasts to late-night suppers, this versatile brasserie within the smart Rosewood London hotel receives generous praise for "amazing ambience, very good food and great service".
The grand, marble-pillared room previously housed the underwriters at Pearl Assurance, and Martin Brudnizki's makeover captures that sense of heritage with a clubby look whose russet leather, tweed detailing, reclaimed oak, antique mirrors and patina copper-topped bars are both traditional and on-trend. Outside, meanwhile, the courtyard houses a tastefully elegant summer-only terrace that’s a plum spot for alfresco dining.
Recent highlights included a juicy shrimp burger lifted with jalapeno tartare, Cornish crab toast with avocado and Bloody Mary jelly, and indulgent sticky toffee pudding, all preceded by exemplary White Negronis. Elsewhere, you'll find classic seafood dishes, including Jersey rock oysters, hot buttered shrimps, and classic fish and chips with mushy peas.
Holborn Dining Room also plays host to a dedicated Pie Room where it turns out signature pies, from chicken, chestnut mushroom and tarragon to a classic hand-raised pork pie. By day, you can watch the chefs rolling out pastry to craft its spectacular pies, while by night this beautiful, copper-tinted room can be hired out as a private dining venue.
A decent wine list is handy, but it’s the Gin Bar that’s the real star of the drinks show here. Boasting London's largest collection of the spirit, the Gin Bar menu has been designed around the four main flavour profiles of the gin wheel to help you find your new favourite serve.