The Fable

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Nestled conveniently between Chancery Lane and St. Paul's stations is The Fable, a quite extraordinary restaurant and bar that draws inspiration from all things mystic and magical. Inspired by enchanting fairy tales and the wit & wisdom of Aesop, the venue comes complete with sparkling crystals, beautiful blooms, twinkling candelabras and even has a collection of story books. This dynamic bar, restaurant, deli and florist features a whole host of versatile event spaces that can be tailored to suit the needs of pretty much any function. The Fable also features a 'centrepiece' bar along with several mixology tables. 

An innovative food and cocktail menu will be available throughout the day which will cater for both guests looking for a light snack and visitors looking to settle down to something a bit more indulgent. With quirky functions like mixology masterclasses and late-night supper clubs, The Fable is also perfect for hosting all manner of events, customised experiences and pop-ups. An ideal candidate for after work drinks, visiting for an indulgent meal or visiting for a quirky function alike, The Fable is a true central London gem waiting to be tried out.


No Door Charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Wheelchair Access
No hoodies, No sportswear


Day Open Close Notes
07:00 00:00
07:00 00:00
07:00 00:00
07:00 01:00
07:00 01:00
11:00 01:00
11:00 18:00


The Fable
52 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FD

Central London

Nearest station:
Chancery Lane (Tube)
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Drink Prices Price
Cocktail £6.95
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £6.25
Bottle of House Wine £17.95
Bottle of Champagne £49.95


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This venue serves British, Gastro and International food.

A word from the chef:
The Fable is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers an exciting a la carte menu in a striking setting. Sharing plates and bar snacks are available alongside creative cocktails and a large wine list.

Our Review

The Fable Holborn - London Restaurant Bar Review

The Fable Holborn - London Restaurant Bar Review

First thing’s first, I am not a realist. Though I have adult responsibilities like working, paying my water bill and thinking about but never flossing, my love for all-things-magical has barely faltered over the years, and as such, I’ve...

Read our full The Fable Holborn - London Restaurant Bar Review review

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A beautiful venue which is always buzzing but with friendly and accommodating staff. The food is great quality and varied (although only a few veggie options) and the drinks are delicious. It's a good place for group drinks or dinner with friends with lots of seating areas.
02 Nov 2016 by

The Fable has a great atmosphere, decor and super cute booth made of books! The food and drinks were lovely and the staff were very accommodating. A great night for dinner or after work drinks
27 Mar 2017 by

Food is fantastic and drinks too - the decor here is really the winner though. Nice to come for lunches with work or early evening meal. Drinks after work good too. Although it tends to lack atmosphere after about 8 and can be 8 - not sure what they need to do to pull in the crowds
31 Oct 2015 by

This looks amazing! Can't wait to just get lost in this magical fairy tale land!
27 Nov 2013 by

Amazing cocktails and really lovely interiors, prepare to be caught up in plenty of 'oh that's so cute, oh that's even cuter'. Really fun, but quite a city enviroment so keep keen!
23 May 2014 by
1 person people found this helpful

We booked the cocktail making class here and quite frankly it was an utter joke! The area is just off to the side of the main bar area upstairs and with a busy crowd and music pumping we couldn't hear a thing the mixologist was saying!!! He was clearly talented at what he did and tried to make the best of things by instructing 4 of us at a time at the mixing bar but even then the music was so loud we still couldn't really hear him and it also meant the session took much longer... I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

Reply from The Fable

Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback and secondly please accept my sincere apologies for the lack of service that you received during your visit. I would like to discuss this further with you to find out some more information so to ensure that this does not happen again. My email address is
11 Apr 2014 by
1 person people found this helpful

Lovely bar, have already had some great nights here after work. Good selection of cocktails and a very nice lunch menu, Friday nights are busy so if you're in a large group would suggest booking an area.
20 Jun 2014 by
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