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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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British heritage cookery in a magnificently restored building

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At a glance

Open all year
All day dining
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge

This magnificent building on High Holborn is a fine setting, and the old East Banking Hall with its soaring marble pillars is now a modishly grand restaurant. A brasserie menu of traditional British dishes brought into the present day offers the likes of Marie Rose shellfish cocktail with avocado, or fried squid with Gentleman's Relish to start. Majestic follow-ups include roast beef rib, served with a fine, deeply flavoured gravy and crisp onion rings, or perfectly timed, garlic-buttered grilled lobster with sea vegetables and chips. Desserts include baked rice pudding with a blob of blackcurrant jam, sherried-up trifle, or banana with custard.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 11
  • Dinner served until: 10
  • All day dining


  • Chef(s): Amandine Chaignot

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 4
  • Wines over £30: 350
  • Wines by the glass: 16

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 70
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 70
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20

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