The Fable

(67 Reviews)
52 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FD
British
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Average

Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday & Tuesday: 07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday: 07:00 - 00:00
Thursday & Friday: 07:00 - 01:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 01:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00.

Restaurant description

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 beer-battered fish and chips, to prawn lollipops and a wagyu burger with blue cheese. Succulent steaks are served with chips, watercress and a choice of sauce, while a breakfast and brunch menu offers a variety of options from around the world.

A 30-page drinks list at The Fable in London provides a spectrum of offerings, from fairy-tale inspired cocktails, like the ‘Candy Shop’ blend of Tanqueray gin, rhubarb and custard liqueur, 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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Fable
4.0
(based on 67 reviews)

90%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (1)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (6)
  • business (18)
  • child friendly (5)
  • dinner (43)
  • entertainment (10)
  • large parties (23)
  • lunch (34)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (5)
  • romantic (16)
  • trendy (37)
  • value (25)
  • views (3)
  • By Charley J from City
    1 March 2019

    The staff were amazing at changing our table, last minute, as we chose to have food with our drinks. The food was absolutely delicious, especially the Fish Pie [best I've ever had], the drinks were SO tasty and refreshing! I cannot wait to visit again. The Fable has not once disappointed me. The atmosphere is usually great too, albeit, on this occasion, we felt that it was a tad too loud.

  • By John H from Lisburn
    5 June 2018

    Friendly approachable knowledgeable staff, excellent food, fresh and served with a flourish of pride. Clean plates all round. Final coffee, excellent, smooth and clearly freshly ground, I take my coffee black so notice any bitterness etc.

  • By Paul N from London
    26 February 2018

    Easy bright and tasty option for lunch. Crispy duck salad is my go to.

  • By Chris M from Milton Keynes
    27 January 2017

    LOVELY RESTAURANT, LOVED THE OPEN FEEL AND DECOR. STAFF FRIENDLY AND UNOBTRUSIVE, BUT HELPFUL WHEN REQUIRED. DISAPPOINTED WITH THE FLAT BREADS WE ORDERED, THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE HAVE BEEN SERVED HOT/WARM, BUT WERE COLD. ALL THE OTHER FOOD AND WINE WE ORDERED WAS VERY GOOD.

  • By Ruchi S from lONDON
    23 November 2016

    I think the food was good but the manager should talk to the person who gave the pre-order and everyone else. he/ she should ask - can I speak to xyz about the pre-order? etc because by not doing so- there is a confusion among the group that the order was not placed properly. that can be a bit annoying.

  • By Lucy B from Tonbridge
    10 November 2016

    Amazingly helpful service and a delicious lunch. My sister, recently diagnosed as gluten intolerant, could not have had more help from our patient waiter and the kitchen staff at Fable. They double checked about every item on the (yummy) sharing platters and the cooking method for the main she wanted to order. There was not a glimmer of irritation from them - really appreciated by someone learning to adjust to a difficult new norm. The menu pulled together Mediterranean cooking and Burger classics. Two of us had the Sea Bass special which was beautifully cooked. The only negative was that the restaurant is on the lowest of three floors if you enter from the Holborn Viaduct address and the lift was out of order. My 80 year old mother really struggled getting down the quantity of stairs. Fortunately we could exit via a door onto Farringdon Rd once below!

  • By Mike T from Barbican london
    27 July 2016

    Friendly helpful waitress, very quick service.Great tasting food.

  • By Nana +447591581181 + from London
    5 May 2016

    Food was good but the service decreased the longer we were there beautiful decor and atmosphere

  • By Nicola H from Basildon
    16 April 2016

    On arrival the 'top' door was locked with a note to say use the stairs which were also closed! This meant having to cross over and use the other stairs and traverse the busy dual carriageway! On entering the restaurant nobody acknowledged me. I went to the bar to confirm my booking. Was waved to a table eventually someone brought menus over I ordered the sharing charcuterie board which was poorly presented and only has 2 meats despite the menu saying there were 3..I also requested the warm rolls..when I cut them in half they were frozen in the middle! We ordered our mains which after we had placed our orders were told we had been given yesterday's specials. The food was very nice but portions quite small. On the plus side we were not hassled and spent a pleasant afternoon in the restaurant; the bill came with a 12.5% automatic gratuity added. .at the bar you would not be charged this so why is automatically added to the whole bill?

  • By Ali B from london
    11 March 2016

    excellent waitress, she has served my table 2x in the last week. she remembered i had visited a week earlier and was extremely helpful MOST importantly the seating which i requested was excellent.

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The Fable
52 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FD

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