It's fair to say that The Holborn Town Hall building has been a tricky venue for restaurants. There was Shanghai Blues, then a brief appearance from Burger & Lobster and - most recently - it was home to the gone-too-soon Gezellig. But it looks like another restaurant is now going to give it a try.
Coming to the site later this year will be Colonel Saab. Listed as a "progressive Indian restaurant with a bar and private dining rooms", it comes from Roop Partap Choudhary, who's also behind The Jewels hotel in Karnal, India. They're going big on London - the Holborn opening is part of a £20 million spend on new restaurants and hotels here.
This, their first London restaurant, will be linked to the group's Hotel Noor Mahal in Karnal. It'll serve up dishes from India's royal kitchens and will have a separate bar and private dining rooms. We look forward" to bringing the legendary Indian hospitality to Colonel Saab," Choudhary told the Economic Times.
More about Colonel Saab
Where is it? Holborn Town Hall, 193-197 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BD
When does it open? July 2021
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