The best lunch hotspots in Holborn

1st August 2023 | 3 min read

Rosewood-Blog-Hero-Image-1-The best lunch hotspots in Holborn

Whether it’s an upmarket meal to impress a client or a team treat lunch out, options in Holborn are plenty as this part of central London has much to offer for lunch.


Sandwiched between the West End and the City, Holborn has all the convenience of central London with a historical feel while providing ample contemporary places to live, work and play. LABS has five locations in the vicinity at 90 High Holborn, Southampton Place, Hogarth House, LABS Victoria House and LABS House as for top places to eat lunch near Holborn, here are our team’s recommendations:


A touch of quintessential British cuisine: The Holborn Dining Room

The Holborn Dining Room at The Rosewood Hotel is one of the more upmarket Holborn lunch restaurants, set within the hotel’s elegant, chandelier-decked space and courtyard and one of the best lunch spots in Holborn according to our team. The pies in the pie room are a hearty snack and also available for takeaway for the time-poor. The Rosewood Hotel is also a premium, after-work client entertainment option after a meeting at LABS 90 High Holborn, which is directly opposite.


For foodies who like a relaxed vibe: Rondo

Billing itself as a neighbourhood restaurant, this is Holborn lunchtime dining for those serious about food and drink but who want a fun and welcoming vibe. Handily located opposite Hogarth House, Rondo at The Hoxton Holborn offers modern bistro dishes and a great wine list, rapidly becoming one of the preferred Holborn lunchtime dining options. 


Burgers and much more: Haché

The Haché brand has been around for nearly two decades and this is one of their brasserie concepts, an evolution of its burger restaurants serving up classic brasserie dishes and all-day brunches, making it one of the most versatile Holborn lunchtime dining options. 


Healthy Hawaiian-inspired options: Maui Poke 

For an alternative to the al desko sandwich, this is one of the healthiest lunch menus in Holborn head to Maui Poke. Opt for a house bowl or build your own poke bowl (a concept that originally hails all the way from Hawaii) with a base of different kinds of rice then add protein sources including tuna, chicken and tofu and add tasty toppings such as kimchi, corn or avocado and finish with a selection of fresh ingredients such as spring onions, chilis, pickled ginger and sesame seeds. 


A design-led destination: L’Oscar Restaurant  

L’Oscar Restaurant doesn’t just have Holborn lunch deals aplenty but is also the go-to place for delectable breakfasts and is as perfect for intimate evening dining options or simply a late-night dessert and a soothing glass of wine. Its illuminated onyx bar with mirror-lined ceilings offers all the charm and sophistication of a Parisian café to boot.


For the budding wine connoisseur: Noble Rot 

Noble Rot is an award-winning restaurant which started as a magazine and offers a daily rotating set lunch menu or à la carte menu of fine ‘Franglais’ cooking in the restaurant. The bar serves a plethora of wonderful wines and small dishes to share.


All-day dining heaven: Kimpton Fitzroy

Whether it’s a caffeine fix, a selection of sumptuous lunch specials or a glass or two of an evening, Burr & Co at Kimpton Fitzroy is a natural choice. This location serves as a London hotel coffeehouse by day and a wine bar by night.