The tradition of French cooking in the heart of London is long and storied, and whether your tastes are for the classy establishments of the West End or the many local brasseries, you can always count on finding something that you’ll like. Denise’s on Southampton Row is one of the best French restaurants in Holborn, and their longevity – they’re among the oldest established brasseries in central London – is one of the best recommendations we can give. Reservations – especially during peak hours – are highly recommended for this superb French restaurant in the heart of the city.
- Monday 11:00 - 00:00
- Tuesday 11:00 - 00:00
- Wednesday 11:00 - 00:00
- Thursday 11:00 - 00:00
- Friday 11:00 - 00:00
- Saturday 11:00 - 00:00
- Sunday 11:00 - 00:00
In Holborn, Denise’s is flying the flag for traditional French with a central London twist. Stylish yet rustic with its exposed brick walls, this eatery feels like a classic brasserie pulled straight from the streets of Paris. Located down Southampton Row, just in between Bloomsbury Square and Russell Square and only a stone’s throw from the British Museum, Contemporary Ceramics Centre and numerous art galleries and cultural attractions, this restaurant is an absolute must-visit for gourmands and francophiles alike.
Begin your meal at Denise’s with a classic French starter: French onion soup, escargots, frog legs, salade Nicoise, duck liver pate and chevre chaud are all there. Follow these up with a Gascon speciality – Gascony being the culinary heartland of France – and there are plenty of options from that part of the world, such as Veal a la Toulousaine and chicken Gascon, as well as other French favourites like moules mariniere and steak frites. Book a table and head to Russell Square tube station to be transported to France at this Denise’s in London’s Holborn.
Steve and I went to Denise's last night on Tastecard, the food was delicious, and the service very good, what a lovely cosy restaurant, we will definitely go back, the only criticism we have is that it doesn't do the restaurant justice the décor outside , it look more like a café than a French dining place!!
Attentive, but discreet service; excellent, authentic food; good-size portions. I ha the melon with cranberry starter, followed by grilled veal with fried potatoes and green beans. Would highly recommend and will certainly eat here again.
Had dinner with my wife and 3 + 2 grand children. Unanimous in praise of delicious food and friendly, courteous service. Even my 'gannet' grandkids were sated with the portions. Highly recommended.
Very good meal, enjoyed the seafood starter and pepper steak. Nice Merlot too although the markup on the wine is on the high side. Will be back
The excellent choice of food was freshly cooked and delicious, the service was attentive without being intrusive. Used tastecard so very good value for money.