Restaurants and bars with an unusual past

Holborn Dining Rooms, Holborn, London

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Former use: bank

The Holborn Dining Rooms, housed within the Rosewood Hotel complex, was once the former east banking hall of Pearl Assurance. Designed in Edwardian and Belle Epoque styles by H. Percy Monckton, the first phase of the building’s design was completed in 1914, with the finishing stages occurring over the next 50 years.

In 2013 it was reopened as the Rosewood Hotel complex, refurbished and redesigned by Tony Chi and Associates. The grandeur of its former Edwardian past remains, with red leather booths, sweeping gold bars, marble floors and sky high ceilings. The complex is also home to Scarfe’s Bar, with both venues decked out by interior designer Martin Brudunizk.

252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN

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