Calum Franklin Launches ‘Pie Room Guest Series’ at Holborn Dining Room

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Eyes on the pies. Join The Pie Room at Holborn Dining Room and Executive Head Chef and pastry expert, Calum Franklin for the launch of its inaugural ‘Pie Room Guest Series’

Whether you like them flakey, fatty or filling, this exciting foodie series is perfect for comfort food worshippers. Inviting some of the biggest names in the food industry to create signature pies, The Pie Room Guest Series will be dedicated to one of Britain’s most iconic dishes and will bring together leading chefs to create beautifully intricate one of a kind pastries.

The pies will be sold to customers in The Pie Room at Holborn Dining RoomHolborn Dining Room – with all profits going towards the collaborating chefs’ chosen charity.

Launching The Pie Room Guest Series on 1st February will be one of Britain’s finest and beloved chefs, Tom Kerridge, who has developed a delicious Steak and Blue Cheese Pie with Rebellion Ale and Onion Gravy.

For one month only, visitors to The Pie Room will be able to purchase Tom’s creation for £8 per pie. All proceeds from the pies sold will go to a Hospitality Action; a charity close to Tom’s heart. Established in 1837, Hospitality Action offers assistance to all who work, or have worked within hospitality in the UK, providing vital advice and support.

Four-Hands Feasts in February

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What’s more, on the 12th of February, The Pie Room will also host a collaborative dinner presented by Executive Head Chef Calum and Tom Kerridge.

10 lucky food-lovers can buy tickets to enter the intimate Pie Room – a treasure trove for savoury delicacies – and immerse themselves in an exciting evening of culinary delights, hosted by Calum and Tom, with all proceeds from the dinner going towards Hospitality Action.

Along with bespoke wine pairings, dishes on the bespoke menu will include: Rabbit and Bacon en Croute, Lobster Thermidor Tart as well as Truffle Roast Chicken with Gouda Mash and Chasseur Braised Leg. For dessert, there will be Tirami ‘Choux’ with Hot Chocolate Sauce and Petit Fours.

Speaking of the pie collaborations, Calum Franklin told The Wordrobe:
Everyone knows I am obsessive about pies so being able to share this experience with other chefs in the industry is really exciting.

The fact that proceeds will be donated to amazing charities makes the experience even better and I look forward to welcoming chefs throughout the year to The Pie Room.”

Calum is renowned for taking old-school pastry classics and updating them with quality British ingredients and complex techniques, resulting in constructions that are elegant and refined. One thing’s for sure – if you love comfort food and exquisite chef creations, this is one dinner you won’t want to skip.

Make it happen
When: Calum and Tom’s pie will be available from The Pie Room from 1st – 29th February. The chef dinner will take place on 12 February.
Wallet:  Pie retails for £8. Price for dinner event is £250 per person.
How: To find out more and make a booking, visit

Further chefs in The Pie Room Guest Series in 2020 will be announced soon. 

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