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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

Great place, though the deal isn't really any better off than just going normally.
Steak was average but the lobster was nice. Cocktails were nice. Very busy but a great Thursday vibe.
Overall, we enjoyed.

Amy Williams 28 March 2015
from London

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Invoking a ‘once upon a time’ fairytale atmosphere, The Fable is a unique bar and restaurant in Farringdon. 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

4.0 ((((* (based on 55 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (39)
  • trendy (33)
  • lunch (28)
  • large parties (22)
  • value (21)
  • romantic (16)
  • business (15)
  • entertainment (10)
  • breakfast (5)
  • child friendly (5)
  • private dining (5)
  • views (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • (((** by from London

    First the place is rather difficult to find, being slightly recessed from the bridge. Then you are greeted with a club-like level of music and you have to shout at ear-piece wearing waiters (there is no way they could otherwise communicate with each other) to find out that the restaurant is downstairs. The restaurant itself looks like a modern pub, with no connection to the theme (Fables), except the odd pice of creative furniture.

    The food was mostly reheated/held for a long time; definitely not cooked from scratch. Only exception was gorgeous onion rings (!) Taste was fine. Wines by the glass were acceptable. Service was friendly.

    Yet another place that is vaguely competent but whose disappearance wouldn't be noticed.

  • (((** by from Chancery Lane

    Good food but service was a bit slow.

  • ((((* by from London

    Great place, though the deal isn't really any better off than just going normally.
    Steak was average but the lobster was nice. Cocktails were nice. Very busy but a great Thursday vibe.
    Overall, we enjoyed.

  • ((((* by from London

    Nice, a lively and vibrant bar and restaurant. Good for relax and causal dining.

  • ((((( by from London

    Great, friendly service. Very helpful staff. Good food - especially the yummy fish and chips. Nice atmosphere and setting and the place is well kept.

  • (((** by from London

    There was a problem with our reservation but the waitress was really helpful and sort it out on a friday Busy night. The food was cold though.

  • ((((* by from london

    very helpful and friendly

  • ((((( by from London

    Lovely food we had the special steak and lobster for £16! Setting was nice and good great!

  • ((((* by from Swansea

    Excellent value and good service

  • ((*** by from London

    the restaurant is huge, well decorated, and the ideas are great(giving the bill inside of a book etc), but you can clearly see the staffs are not well trained, the food was not hot(warm only when it was served), we would not be surprised as we saw staffs running around with food without knowing which table for, and run back to kitchen with the food,
    we saw waitress breaking a glass in front of us when serving next table, and the waiter knock down client's drink when he was serving the food.
    overall, we would love to go back, because we really liked the restaurant itself, but we know we will not have even basic required level of service, so we hold back, and maybe go ahead to discover somewhere else

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