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Farringdon, never a go to destination for dining out in London has recently stamped itself on the food map with numerous openings in the area. The latest being The Fable. The latest Drake and Morgan restaurant bar has transformed a bleak office space into an enchanted land themed restaurant which sports more greenery than your local garden centre. Split between a large bar and two floors of dining space, The Fable has created a more accommodating dining destination than it’s sister sites where the bar may take a little more precedence. Nonetheless, the bar vibe is still strong here with live DJ’s covering the busy evenings.
As expected the place was packed. With a distinct absence of a good cocktail in the area, The Fable with its 10 page cocktail menu have solved the all important problem for post work drinking, making it perfect place to meet friends or bring a date.
Having visited other sister sites, we were all too familiar with the comprehensive menu. For the loyal customer base the menu works well, you can go to any site and know what you’re getting. Drake and Morgan have managed to encapsulate everyones most comforting food. Opting for a range of starters, mains and a dessert to share we wanted to try things across the board. Having only been open a week before, there is always a slight apprehension with any venue that there would be teething problems in the kitchen. Thankfully with the arrival of the starters we were fully assured that this wasn’t the case. The starters arrived promptly and true to form were nicely presented. The squid came well seasoned and perfectly cooked. Beef is a large part of the menu, so it seemed only appropriate to try the steak. It arrived with all the sides you could wish for, being a purist there wasn’t any call for sauces but they do boast a good selection. The steak itself was a hearty slab, bursting with flavour. The burger was delicious, a great bouncy bun and a loose mince kept it suitably moist. It can happen to the best of us…the arrival of an indecisive sweet tooth. Thankfully the staff of which we had came to love suggested the trio of desserts, or as they call them ‘mini pudding shots’. Again more comforting than your nan’s cardigan these pudding shots brought you right back to those rosy cheeks and scuffed knees of your childhood.
Appearance wise the cocktails ticked out box and extra points for innovation go to the fish in a bag cocktail. Vibrant and playful in both appearance and taste. However, the Pinot Noir (Pencarrow Estate) fitted our meal eloquently and again was chosen on recommendation from the diligent staff.
Drake and Morgan seemed to have found the philosophers stone when it comes to dining, and you’ll always leave well fed and watered. However, one variable that they will never be able to engineer is the shear enthusiasm and heart of the staff who make The Fable a destination. From door to table the team know what they are doing and run a smooth operation and create a good vibe for guests without being too in your face. Our hats off to Richard the general manager, a true gentleman.
52 Holborn Viaduct
Tel: 0845 468 0105