Holborn’s Colonel Saab Set to Launch With Opening Offer

Here’s your chance to try out modern Indian restaurant Colonel Saab, opening in Holborn this October, and save pennies too. It’s a win-win, right? 

Photo: Colonel Saab

Colonel Saab, the first London restaurant from award-winning Indian entrepreneur/hotelier Roop Partap Choudhary, will open in Holborn on Thursday, October 7. And it is a family affair.

The all-day Indian restaurant takes its name from Roop’s father, Manbeer, who was known as Colonel Saab during his time spent in the Indian Army. The venue’s interiors – based on the colours and patterns of the family’s dining room of the late 70s and 80s – were designed in collaboration with Roop’s mother, Binny.

Housed in the historic Holborn Town Hall site on High Holborn, next door to the Hoxton Hotel, Colonel Saab opens for breakfast to dinner seven days a week, with an Indian-style brunch menu served at the weekend.

The food menu takes a contemporary twist on nostalgic memories of dishes, aromas and flavours, inspired by Roop’s many childhood travels throughout India with his parents.

It has also  been developed in partnership with Indian food-writer and cook, Karen Anand, alongside the restaurant’s resident head chef, Sohan Bhandari.

Signature breakfast dishes include caramel and banana paniyaram, with jaggery sauce which are hot, crispy  south Indian bites served stuffed with banana and caramelised unrefined cane sugar syrup.

There’s also the house special – the Indian fry up which includes a Masala omelette, chilli chicken sausage and curried baked beans served with toast, and huge south Indian dosas and tiffns.

To welcome its arrival, Colonel Saab is offering 50 per cent off the food bill from Thursday, October 7 to October 13. Bookings essential.

Open Monday to Saturday, lunch 12pm-3.30pm, dinner 6pm-10.30pm, bar 12pm-12.30am; 193 High Holborn, WC1V 7BD; colonelsaab.co.uk