There’s no point in putting up any kind of pretence about my motives for visiting the Holborn Dining Room. I went for the Wellington. I’ve wanted to eat that Beef Wellington for about a year. The chef running this place just does the most incredible savoury pastries. It’s like the highest art in pie making and I wanted it in my mouth.
The beef wellington is a special only served on Wednesday evenings. Welly Wednesdays as they are affectionately known commence at 6.30pm, which is also my son’s bedtime, meaning this was always going to be a date night option. However, the Holborn Dining Room is a vast, smoothly run brasserie and they are happy to serve diners of any age.
Now, I am obviously a bit obsessive about the Beef Wellington which is exceptional – it soaked gravy up like a sponge – but every dish we had was perfectly executed. Word of warning though this place is at the upper end of ‘um honey can we afford this?’ Definitely worth it but,at least for our family, it’s a special treat rather than a regular haunt.
What’s good? Other than the Wellington, the curried mutton pie and the lobster thermidor tart were also equally excellent. We were too full for a proper dessert but I’m banking that there are some gems there too.
Kid friendly? Reportedly yes, Max was home in bed while we ate here though.
✓baby change facilities – down a flight of stairs
✓cool with breastfeeding
✗loads of other parents
✓space for buggies