The Best Holborn Restaurants

We don’t often patronise restaurants.

But when we do, they always try really, really hard.

And after carrying out a thorough survey of Holborn’s dining establishments, we can say with absolute conviction that the ones below are our very favourites – from a cosy wine bar to Michelin-standard tapas; top-shelf sushi spots to a restaurant with its own dedicated pie room.

So here they are: our pick of the best Holborn restaurants.

Noble Rot

Noble Rot - best Holborn restaurants

A labour of love from wine enthusiasts, Noble Rot is essentially the real-life embodiment of their “anti-snob” wine magazine – meaning you’ll find a clutch of expertly selected grape-hooch both by the glass and bottle, accompanied by equally delicious food put together by former St. John and The Sportsman chefs. READ MORE

Details: 51 Lamb’s Conduit Street, WC1N 3NB Open Monday-Saturday noon-11pm

Holborn Dining Room

Holborn Dining Room - best Holborn restaurants

A glossy, capacious, old-school brasserie set into the Rosewood London Hotel. Head here, and you can choose between British classics like roast Suffolk pork belly or smoked haddock with a poached egg, or a freshly-baked pie from the dedicated pie room. You can even book in for a pie masterclass, or drop by the street hatch entrance for emergency pie on your way elsewhere. READ MORE

Details: 252 High Holborn, WC1V 7EN | Open weekdays 7am-10.30pm, weekends 7.30am-10.30/10pm

Roka Aldywch

Roka Aldwych - best Holborn restaurants

A sleek, wood-panelled cocoon, Roka Aldwych is a high-end sushi den, serving freshly sliced nigiri and sashimi alongside robata-grilled delights like scallop wasabi skewers; Korean-spiced lamb cutlets and grilled tofu with shiitake mushrooms. It’s not light on your wallet, but you won’t leave feeling too light, either. READ MORE

Details: 71 Aldwych, WC2B 4HN | Open daily, with a break in service 3.30-5.30pm M-Sa

The Delaunay

Delaunay best Holborn restaurants

Styled after a European Grand Café, The Delaunay is the closest thing London has to a Little Vienna. Drop by for freshly baked pastries in the morning, London’s best value afternoon tea, or schnitzel with buttery mash and wilted spinach come the evening. READ MORE

Details: 55 Aldwych, WC2B 4BB | Open weekdays 7am-11pm, Sat 8am-11pm, Sun 9am-10pm

Barrafina Drury Lane

Barrafina - best Holborn restaurants

Do you know the muffin man? Well, forget about him, because if you’re heading to Drury Lane you’ll need to make a beeline for Barrafina, the superlative, marble-clad tapas spot whose Soho sibling boasts a Michelin star. All-counter dining makes for an intimate experience, where you can watch the chefs putting together dishes of lamb sweetbreads and stuffed courgette flowers while sipping sherry… READ MORE

Details: 43 Drury Lane, WC2B 5AJ | Open daily for lunch and dinner

All Star Lanes Holborn

All Star Lanes Holborn Restaurants

If you find yourself feeling peckish in Holborn, All Star Lanes will soon sort you out with their Southern-style diner, serving Nashville fried chicken; Maryland crab cakes; honey-glazed pork ribs; burgers and steaks – with a game of bowling in a glossy, vintage-styled alley with cocktails and private karaoke rooms for afters. READ MORE

Details: Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, WC1B 4DA Open daily 11am-late

Main image: The Pie Room at Holborn Dining Room

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