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5.8 /6 Wonderful 14 Reviews


Holborn French ££ +100
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About Denise's

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.

Opening Hours

  • 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
Denise's, 79 Southampton Row, WC1B 4ET London

Further Information

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.


14 Reviews

5.8 /6 Wonderful 14 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: excellent
Quality/Price: great value
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
15.08.2017 10:00

Absolutely adorable people run Denise's. You could not find kinder staff. We only had goats cheese salad as it was a warm day but being curious I looked in other people's plates and it was all looking delicious. GO and try it. Barbara (14th August 2017)

1 review so far 6
12.08.2017 20:25

Lovely authentic dining experience in a friendly intimate setting - as always. No matter how many times we visit it is consistently good. We will return.

1 review so far 6
30.07.2017 08:17

Excellent food and service at very reasonable prices. An extensive menu with a great variety of food. Well worth the 5 minute walk away from the much busier Oxford Street area.

1 review so far 6
29.07.2017 07:57

Warm welcome, attentive service. Wide choice of food. Well cooked. Fillet steak medium rare was exceptionally tender. Good choice of wines. For central London prices were very reasonable

1 review so far 6
03.02.2017 10:01

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!!

2 reviews so far 6
19.07.2017 08:48

Denise's is always very good - and we've been going there for about 20 years. Denise, herself wasn't in the restaurant when we were there but both food and service were excellent

1 review so far 5
22.06.2017 11:08

Denise's Restaurant provided a pleasant environment, excellent food and cheerful efficient service. As a Tastecard member it was a pity that the bill was produced without the discount but that was corrected without fuss.

1 review so far 5
20.05.2017 08:04

Every time we are going to London we are visiting Denise's. Always a pleasure to come there. Delicious food and nice service. we love to come there.

1 review so far 6
18.02.2017 11:56

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.

2 reviews so far 6
20.03.2017 13:40

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.

2 reviews so far 6
05.05.2017 07:47

Very friendly staff and excellent lunch meeting up with old friends will definitely go back again when we are in London hopefully on not too distant future

1 review so far 6
29.03.2017 07:39

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

1 review so far 6
25.02.2017 07:35

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.

1 review so far 5
23.07.2017 12:57

We celebrated a rare visit by my sister in law from the US with a delicious meal, a good choice of wines and particularly friendly and helpful service. Thank you.