Restaurant review: The Fable, EC1

Step into a modern fairytale setting for breakfast, cocktails and everything in between.

the fable review

Go: For lunch (or brunch, or dinner…)

Eat: The halloumi burger with hummus, red pepper and flat mushroom

Pay: Around £9 for a burger, £12 for a main. For breakfast, a full English is £9.95

Any restaurant with more plants than people is a winner in my eyes, and The Fable is an airy oasis in the middle of Farringdon. Inspired by fairytales and Aesop’s fables, the large glass windows, leafy aerial displays and industrial-style ceilings make this a place worth visiting for the decor alone. Quirky additions like an in-house florist, library and booth made out of books ensure the Fable is a memorable spot, whether you’re there for a meeting or for lunch with friends.

Not only does it look great, but the food is pretty delicious too. There’s plenty of choice on the menu, from sharing flatbreads, to sandwiches and burgers. Mains range from to fancy-sounding salads – fennel, green beans, curly endive & hazelnuts – to classic bangers and mash.

In my eyes, it’s a real all-rounder. A great place for a morning meeting, a catch-up lunch or even post-work cocktails. I’ll definitely be returning to check out the Sunday brunch menu, which includes both all-day breakfast items as well as roasts for a Sunday lunch. It’s also easy peasy to get to – just a short walk from Farringdon, Chancery Lane and St Pauls.

The Fable Bar & Restaurant, 52 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FD thefablebar.co.uk

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Credit: The Fable
Credit: The Fable
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