Picture the scene.
You’re meandering around the greater Covent Garden area and, peckishly, decide that you’d like to eat. Surprisingly in the mood for anywhere which doesn’t feature dim lighting, cocktails in jam jars, NYC-style exposed brickwork or burgers, you decide – just for once – to head somewhere which is genuinely befitting of your affluence, social status and good looks.
But the queue at McDonald’s is too long, so instead you make a beeline for the opulent Rosewood London Hotel, just inside the entrance to which you discover London’s very own grand British brasserie: Holborn Dining Room.
It’s the sort of place you’ll want to visit when you’re hungry, and in need of something specific.
Like breakfast, lunch or dinner inside the expansive ex-banking hall of a Grade II Listed, 1914 Edwardian building, the interior of which looks quite a lot like Balthazar‘s, but which sets itself apart courtesy of a menu full of classic British dishes like 50 day aged rare-breed sirloin; chicken & mushroom pie; and sticky toffee pudding, to be washed down with ciders, wines, and London’s largest gin selection, before retiring with a cigar.
Can’t get much more specific than that.
Although, if you have a definite hankering to host an evening soirée with friends in an almost steampunk-styled Victorian pie preparation room… they also have you covered. By day, this is where head chef and pastry enthusiast Calum Franklin puts together all manner of short-crusted treats to be enjoyed in the main dining room, or for picking up from the dedicated street-facing pie hatch. And by night, you can enjoy them as part of a three-course bespoke menu served in the pie room itself.
Altogether now… who ate all the pies…
NOTE: Holborn Dining Room is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner (7am-9pm weekdays, 8am-9pm weekends) – you can find out more, and reserve a table, HERE.
ALSO NOTE: For the full ‘Rosewood’ experience, you may very well enjoy a visit to Scarfes Bar for a pre-dinner cocktail or two. However being relatively fickle, you also may not.
Holborn Dining Room | Rosewood Hotel London, 252 High Holborn, WC1V 7EN
Like dining in the neighbourhood? Check out our list of the best restaurants in Holborn.