52 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FD +44 8455979186
- Main course: £10
- Food spend: £25
- Opening hours
- Monday to Wednesday: 07:00 - 00:00
Thursday & Friday: 07:00 - 01:00 Saturday: 09:00 - 01:00 Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00
Perfect place for drinks/ dinner
10 January 2015
Invoking a ‘once upon a time’ fairytale atmosphere, The Fable is a unique bar and restaurant in Holborn. Inspired by Aesop’s Fables, this venture from Drake and Morgan presents a quirky and contemporary bar space, peppered with unusual and interesting trinkets.
A kaleidoscopic menu at The Fable ranges from British classic cottage pie, reworked with pancetta and swede mash, to prawn lollipops and katsu fries. Succulent steaks can be upgraded to surf ‘n’ turf with a half Scottish lobster, while a breakfast and brunch menu offers a variety of options from around the world alongside innovative cocktail recipes, like the breakfast martini.
A 30-page drinks list at The Fable in London provides a spectrum of offerings, from fairy-tale inspired cocktails, like the ‘Prince Charming’ blend of spiced rum, pomegranate & chai-infused syrup, to hearty draught beers. The Fable sparkles with crystals and treasure boxes, while a vintage typewriter sits upon a writing desk from a bygone age.
The fantastical world of The Fable is within 7 minutes’ walk from Farringdon, Chancery Lane and St Paul’s Tube Stations.
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Customer reviews for The Fable
(((** 1 February 2015 by Tashanne Maxwell from London
The first time I attended the Fable was one of the worst dining experience that I have had. I didn't think I would go back but I am glad I did. The waiter Conor was very attentive and served me and my colleagues well. The atmosphere was good. I did ask for my steak medium and it was quite rare in the middle but apart from that a very good experience and would visit again.
((*** 31 January 2015 by Geoff Carroll from London
Decor was not what I expected from the reviews. I was looking forward to something more quirky and intimate. Instead it's a large open space overlooking a lower level and looking out on to Farringdon Road. Not very romantic. We had bubbles, lobster and steak. Lobster was horrible. Steak was fine. Contrary to other reviewers we had no problems with service. Waiter was attentive and quick.
((((* 29 January 2015 by Jackie from London
Service was excellent but we expected the food to be of higher quality (lobster and steak) both hard and very small portion. Brownie was excellent though. Service and ambience better than food.
(((** 29 January 2015 by Lisa Pancucci from London se
My son and I enjoyed the atmosphere which was convivial. A little too laid with the service. After 45 minutes we enquired about our order and it had been forgotten. I suggested we should be given another drink on the house and the waitress was very obliging and apologised perfusely. The food was delicious but too small. My father was a chef and my memory of lobster is that they are much bigger than the one we had. Literally a couple of mouthfuls. Also the menu states that all steak meals come with flat mushroom and onion rings. When our arrived we mentioned this, as it was missing, and we were told it's not included in the discount offer. I thought this was stingy as they are not expensive items and would have made the meal more substantial. As way of apology the waitress removed the service charge and the cost of 2 pints of coca cola, which I appreciated and felt to be good hospitality. The extra glass of champagne each saved the day. However, I'm not sure the first glass was champagne and tasted more like prosecco. Overall, it was a nice experience and the toilets are good. It needs more references to Aesop's fables, pictures, murals, figures, as this would
make it more unique. Would I go again? Maybe.
((((( 27 January 2015 by Michelle Smith from London
Loved it! Great food, atmosphere and staff.
((((( 25 January 2015 by Steve from London
Nice location and very good and friendly staff.
((((* 10 January 2015 by David Charles from London
Perfect place for drinks/ dinner
((((* 3 January 2015 by Patama Pongsri from London
Very friendly staff. excellent food presentation. Good time to have lunch not very crowded. the second was closed which have very nice window views. Excellent value for money and reasonable prices.
((((* 19 December 2014 by Dob from London
First time with Bookatable.
We dined for £15 each (Steak, Lobster and prosecco), so not sure what to expect.
Very friendly staff, great atmosphere. Drinks service was very prompt. Steak was great (and the chips). Lobster was largely removed - only about the size of a small prawn left in the shell. Did not complain as everything else was first class.
I would rather it was sold as a Steak and Prosecco meal so that my expectations would have been more than satisfied. Would certainly return - great value.
((((* 15 December 2014 by Jane Turtle from Crawley