Holborn Dining Room


| Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

The main reason for the rise of Holborn Dining Room's fortunes is down to the work of their head chef, Calum Franklin. Follow him on Instagram if you want to be permanently hungry and also to marvel what he's able to do with pastry. While the whole menu deserves praise, you really need to aim for anything pie-related on the menu (there's always a special pie section on the menu) and you'll be sure of a work of genius here.

Restaurant details

252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN
Nearest tube: 
  • Holborn
Telephone number: 0203 747 8633
More info: 
  • Bar area
  • Outside seating (weather permitting)

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252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN


Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Jay Rayner Observer
Reviewed on July 15, 2018
"Naturally enough there’s a wider menu, of butch steaks and robust salads. They do hot-buttered shrimps and Cornish crab toast and hurrah for all that. But if you came here and didn’t order a pie, you would be a complete idiot. Don’t let me down." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Tim Hayward FT Estimated score
Reviewed on April 21, 2017
"I’d travel hundreds of miles for a decent pie, but thousands for the work of such a quietly dedicated individual. Go. Now. I implore you. Eat Franklin’s Pies." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Grace Dent Evening Standard
Reviewed on March 02, 2017
"Here is a menu filled with British classics: roasts, charcuterie, corned-beef hashes and a fish-finger sandwich that wouldn’t alarm even the most woefully non-adventurous, but with a deft attention to detail to please the fussy. " READ REVIEW