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

The venue was lovely. The service was excellent. The food was lovely. Would highly recommend.

Julie Fletcher 18 October 2014
From London

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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 14 reviews)

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  • dinner (11)
  • lunch (9)
  • trendy (9)
  • value (7)
  • business (6)
  • large parties (5)
  • romantic (4)
  • breakfast (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • views (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • al fresco (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • private dining (1)
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
17 October 2014 by Ess Ess from London
The restaurant is nice, decor is very nice and seems like a good place but that's where the good things ended! :( The atmosphere was too loud for a nice evening out. It would have been ok but the food quality was pretty bad! It was a "meal deal" with lobster and steak. Lobster was very small (understandable) but the steak was like eating a leather! It was very bad experience - food wise. Unfortunately in this case, i wouldnt recomment this palce to my friends! Sorry!
16 October 2014 by Lydia Grant from London
The Fable is unique and quirky. This makes dinning a real experience, there is no other restaurant like this that I have been to in London. Our waitress was charming and nothing was too much trouble or effort, she was an asset to the company and added enjoyment to our evening. The food was excellent value and delicious, we had a set meal of half a lobster, a piece of steak, chips and salad leaves as garnish. Although the steak was quite fatty in places, it was really tasty, the chips were faultless. I’ve never had lobster in London and this was a real treat, my only comment would be that the half lobster was small and I wasn’t able to get much meat from it. I would recommend The Fable and am looking forward to visiting again.
16 October 2014 by Stuart Mckeown from Glasgow
Good was very good and very well priced deal However the service was appealing at the least had to ask the staff to bring our drinks as they were sitting on the bar for approx 7 mins this may not seem long but at the time we where the only diners
Food was lobster and steak. Not finger bowl or bowl for lobster shell
So was very very messy to eat
There were approx 14 members of staff at various times walking around but still we had to go and ask for service our main course had been finished for 10 mins the restaurant manager when I spoke with him did say he had just started his shift wish as May be true but what about all the other staff
Oh yes they where all sitting down eating !!!!
This venue missed out on desserts and wine purchases if it is going to be inconvenient to take a table at 3 pm then don't offer it this venue I'd tell friends to be prepared for really bad service but good food
11 October 2014 by Bill Duggan from London
We had the steak & lobster special offer with bubbles. Amazing value at £15-00 and a cool place to hang out. I'll be back!
11 September 2014 by Ashley Walsh from Dartford District
Amazing, best dining experience ever! Would defiantly return, going to book again soon. Service was good quality and the complimentary desert for my other half was outstanding. Best birthday meal ever!
12 July 2014 by Sam Lashmar from London
Great meal, The lobster was not the best I have had but you can't complain at £15 for Steak, Lobster, chops and prosseco. I am likely to return to sample more cocktails too!

The Fable

52 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FD

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