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The Fable

52 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FD +44 8455979186

((((* British
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

Lovely friendly restaurant, good choice of food and drink and good value. Stylish, quirky interior. Very friendly and helpful staff. Such a good find - we will definitely return!

Linda Whiting 20 November 2014
from Horsham

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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.

The Fable

52 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FD

Contact +44 8454680105
Reservations +44 8455979186

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Customer reviews for The Fable

4.1 ((((* (based on 34 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (19)
  • value (16)
  • romantic (13)
  • business (12)
  • large parties (12)
  • entertainment (6)
  • breakfast (4)
  • child friendly (2)
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  • ((((* by 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.

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  • ((((* by from Dartford

    The Fable is a very lively place, staff really helpful and happy, nice relaxed atmosphere, and food was very good.

  • ((((* by from Northampton

    Very nice place great service from the staff. I will be visiting the fable again.

  • ((((* by from tunbr

    Lovely food and great cocktails. Service non existent once served. No one checked if the food was ok or if we needed more drinks. The venue is quirky but cosy and you can get very lost in all the books. Overall great experience though they missed a massive upsell opportunity by not offering desert menu.or asking if we wanted any other drinks

  • (((** by from Doncaster

    Venue very good & service ok. Star deal of steak & lobster with glass of bubbles disappointing - smallest half lobster we've ever seen! Burger & Lobster is 5* in comparison value wise. Steak was perfectly cooked and tasted really good.

  • ((((( by from Horsham

    Lovely friendly restaurant, good choice of food and drink and good value. Stylish, quirky interior. Very friendly and helpful staff. Such a good find - we will definitely return!

  • ((((( by from London

    great service good food great atmosphere

  • ((((* by from York

    We dined at the Fable and overall we had an enjoyable time. We were greeted by a superb waitress called Anna G and she made us feel really welcome. Although we were having the set £15.00 menu we ordered starters and wine which may I say the mussels in a bloody mary sauce were divine. The thing that was a let down was that the main course was ready before we had finshed our starters so this was kept on the pass for a least 5 mins, when the main arrived Lobster was dried out and the steak was cold, we did try to get someone's attention but it was getting rather busy and I felt disapointed. Anna came over and asked if we had enjoyed our meal and we expalained the situation and she was really apologetic and agreed that the Fable has timing issues between courses, if this is addressed it would be perfect and I would not hesitate to go back and try something of the main menu.

  • ((((( by from Cambridge

    The restuarant was amazing! The decor was brilliant.
    Service was quick and the food was lovely.
    A lovely quirky restuarant and brilliant food
    Would definitely go back to try some of the other dishes and to sample their amazing range of cocktails - the one served in a goldfish bag intrigued us.

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