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Reservations at London’s Best Restaurants – Saturday 13 July

Posted on: July 11, 2013

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Need a last-minute table for 2?

You’re in luck, because Holly Books has scanned more than 2,500 London restaurants for availability on toptable*. Here’s the best of the lot.

Tables will go quickly. The sooner you check, the more likely you are to score any of these reservations. To receive a notification every time Holly Books posts, subscribe to our our email updates, or follow us on Tumblr, Facebook or Twitter.

As always, any bookings will qualify for toptable rewards points. Good luck!


Alyn Williams at The

Grain Store: we told you so

Posted on: June 30, 2013

Grain Store Kings Cross restaurant reviews

We wrote about Bruno Loubet’s new King’s Cross opening Grain Store two weeks ago and suggested to get you table booking in “if you want to beat the restaurant critics to it”.

Well if you haven’t, then your chances just got a bit slimmer. From Giles Coren to Lisa Markwell and Guy Dimond, the critics have put Grain Store to the test and found it to be – to quote The Independent – “a new vegetable Nirvana”. We count 6/6 YAY reviews.

But don’t despair – there is still hope if you’re quick. As we write this, you can still some tables

Holly finds you a table at … Pollen Street Social

Posted on: March 8, 2013


Pollen Street Social’s Jason Atherton is preparing two new restaurants. Little Social will open on 18 March opposite his existing premises and will be brasserie cooking in an informal setting. The booking lines have just opened; try 020 7870 3730. Shortly after, the Social Eating House will welcome guests in Soho’s Poland Street, and offers a restaurant and two bars. Booking details are yet to be confirmed.

In anticipation, Holly has searched the best available tables at the flagship restaurant, Pollen Street Social. Reservations are hard to come by, so be quick.

To book any of

Opening watch – The Clove Club

Posted on: March 6, 2013

Clove Club restaurant reviews

Pop-up restaurant, residence at a Spitalfields pub, crowd-funded expansion to turn stunning Shoreditch Town Hall into a restaurant: If there ever was a quintessential East London ‘hipster’ restaurant story, it must be The Clove Club.

The cooking at predecessor Upstairs at the Ten Bells has received accolades, and expectations for the second venture were high. The first review is in, calling it “cuisine de blogeur”.

We think: Go and see for yourself. Holly Books, our resident reservations specialist, has researched table availability for the next few weeks.

How to get a table at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Posted on: February 22, 2013


With one of the highest Verdicts on our site, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal continues to be a hard-to-get reservation. Unless, of course, you know Holly Books, our Last Minute Table specialist, who researched availability and even highlighted some of the most attractive options!

To snatch any of the below tables for 2 before they’re gone, click here to book via toptable – as always, any bookings will qualify for toptable rewards points. Good luck!

Visit our restaurant profile page to see the most recent Verdict and all reviews.


Let Holly Books find the best reservations in town

Posted on: December 14, 2012

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The weekend is approaching, and so is a great night out. That is, if you had planned early enough and made a restaurant reservation.

You’re in luck because our resident dining planner Holly Books has scanned more than 2,500 London restaurants for availability on toptable to secure your last-minute table for 2. 

Are these restaurants any good?
Holly’s taste is impeccable; but have a look at the FoodVerdicts restaurant profiles to see what the experts think.

Is Holly holding tables back for me?
No. Availability is subject to real-time change, and tables go quickly. Make sure you

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