The Fable

52 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FD


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Main Course £10
Food Spend £25
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Wednesday: 07:00 - 00:00
Thursday & Friday: 07:00 - 01:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 01:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00

Lobster and steak menu very good value

John Challis 24 October 2014
From Chelmsford

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More about The Fable

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.

Customer Reviews for The Fable


(based on 20 reviews)

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  • dinner (16)
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  • lunch (11)
  • value (10)
  • large parties (7)
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  • romantic (6)
  • entertainment (3)
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30 October 2014 by Julie Burman from London

Ok, don't be in a rush because the some of the staff aint
28 October 2014 by Joey North from London
We purchased the 'steak, lobster, and bubbles' for £15 per person for dinner.
The staff were friendly and helpful - however, we were seated by the door which was a bit chilly. Upon asking to move to a table which was being cleared by staff, she said 'No, as it was reserved too..' As the table was not in use yet, the staff could have easily let us move but we didn't let this bother us.

I asked a couple of times if the table was ready (before 8pm when it was booked for, so cheeky on my part, but worth asking) The staff said 'No, it will be ready at 8', but when we were seated, it became clear that the table had actually been free all night, while we were stood at the bar with our coats and slightly in the way of people ordering drinks!

We ordered one steak 'medium well' and the other 'medium rare' - the steaks were mixed up on serving and as it's fairly dark in the restaurant, we only realised after having a bite... I didn't enjoy the mouthful of rare pink steak as I really do not like it!!
The staff could have made a better effort to ask if everything was ok, and if we needed anything else (such as sauces!) Sooner rather than later would have been useful.

Other than this, the restaurant has a great setting and really enjoyable atmosphere.
The food was tasty and good value. A good selection of drinks and the food menu was vast also.
I would recommend to friends and family, even if just for the atmosphere and bit of tasty food after work, or with friends.
27 October 2014 by Chris Davies from Orpington
Briefly, I took my 25 year old daughter to Fable as she is crazy about fairytale themes. The venue is amazing, easy to get to, the toilets are a highlight and the food and cocktails are delicious. However, the service leaves much to be desired. We were visibly ignored by waitresses and had to ask to be served. We would give it a second chance in the hope this was a one off.
27 October 2014 by Ruth from London
26 October 2014 by Jade Allen from London
Lovely place and nice atmosphere however the service was very slow and the portions were small
24 October 2014 by John Challis from Chelmsford
Lobster and steak menu very good value
22 October 2014 by Paris Mcneil from London
The food and service were amazing! The restaurant in itself is beautifully designed with lots to look at and be fascinated by. I absolutely loved it and would definitely be dining there again.
22 October 2014 by Darren Seward from London
Relaxed Chic Atmosphere And Attentive Service and Good Food, Presentation Is Excellent
18 October 2014 by Julie Fletcher from London
The venue was lovely. The service was excellent. The food was lovely. Would highly recommend.
17 October 2014 by Tony Jones from Pangbourne
Excellent - good food relaxed atmosphere

The Fable

52 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FD

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