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Scarfes Bar

Rosewood London, 252 High Holborn Street, London, WC1V 7EN +44 2081281606

(((() British
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 15:00 - 00:00.

Beautiful food in an unusual setting. Great service and reasonably priced in a convenient location, close to the tube. Would definitely recommend.

LSinger 11 August 2016
from London

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A bohemian parlour inspired by satirical illustrator Gerald Scarfe, Scarfes Bar is a luxurious drinking and dining spot in Holborn. Recline on plush velvet armchairs whilst enjoying an extensive selection of drinks and delicately spiced Indian cuisine.

Culinary delights on the lunch menu include lamb chops with chilli and mint, Calcutta-style salmon curry, and a mango pudding with mango and lime compote. In the evening, appetizing bar snacks are joined by hearty sharing platters.

Specialising in sloe gins, Scarfes Bar in London also stocks over 200 single malts. Sophisticated wines and specially-curated cocktails can be sipped beside wall-to-wall bookcases, filled with over 1000 antique books from a Portobello antique dealer. The marble walls bear the distinctive scribblings of Gerald Scarfe, who has been invited to use the bar space as a living canvas.

Hosting live music 7 nights a week, Scarfes Bar bears its own entrance off High Holborn, a 3-minute walk from Holborn Tube Station.

Scarfes Bar

Rosewood London, 252 High Holborn Street, London, WC1V 7EN

Contact +44 2037478611
Reservations +44 2081281606

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Customer reviews for Scarfes Bar

4.6 (((() (based on 9 reviews)
100% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • luxury (6)
  • lunch (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • romantic (3)
  • business (2)
  • dinner (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • value (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((* 24 November 2016 by Adila Khan from London

    We went for drinks there and it was a great experience.

  • ((((( 21 November 2016 by Julie Vine from London


  • ((((( 2 November 2016 by Christopher Burt from London

    On arrival our booking could not be found, but there was plenty of space anyway - the waitresses were attentive, just enough attention - we ordered cocktails, and some Indian snacks which were faultless, superb food. Then we moved on beer and with Kulfi ice-cream to end had a sherry as the one desert wine on the menu was 'not in stock'.
    The overall impression was of a gentle, relaxing refined atmosphere - the staff's service were exemplary - it is a great place, there's no doubt and the uniqueness of Scarf's wall paintings make it a one-off experience.

  • (((** 23 September 2016 by Chris Mcgovern from Heathfield

    Good food but very, very slow service even after choosing the express menu and after reminding the staff that we needed to order.

    We twice asked for a jug of tap water but this was not provided.

  • ((((( 11 August 2016 by LSinger from London

    Beautiful food in an unusual setting. Great service and reasonably priced in a convenient location, close to the tube. Would definitely recommend.

  • ((((( 28 April 2016 by Michael O from London

    Lunchtime food is excellent and good value too. Not too crowded so a really pleasant environment.

  • ((((* 27 December 2015 by George Papachristou from Loughborough

    Lobely environment, decent food.

  • ((((( 12 December 2015 by Nina Lockwood from London

    The atmosphere in the restaurant was great, relaxed but vibrant & 'buzzy' - looked especially good due to Christmas decorations, as well as the great art. Every service interaction was superb ... And the food was absolutely delicious & beautifully presented - loved it!

  • ((((( 22 September 2015 by Amit Saxena from London

    Nice ambience and well done indian food. We went for a Saturday lunch and had a nice service. Would definitely recommend it.

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