Calum Franklin has left Holborn Dining Room

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Calum Franklin has announced on Instagram that he has left Holborn Dining Room after nearly nine years as executive chef.

'The King of Pies' has gained nortoriety for not only his exceptional menu but also the creation of The Pie Room, which opened in 2017, so the announcement that he is leaving to focus on 'new projects' will have the hospitality industry excited.


He said: "Last week marked the end of my time at Holborn Dining Room as I made the decision to move on to focus on new projects to push myself further towards my goals and dreams. I'll always be proud of what we have achieved at the restaurant, as a team I think we gave it a real identity, celebrated British culinary history and built a pretty cool pie room.

"None of this would have been possible without the strength, belief and commitment of everyone around me, past and present, chefs, waiters, kitchen porters and so many more... It's a huge group of talented, kind and dedicated people who made it the success that it is now and I thank you all for that, you will always inspire me and of course the biggest thanks to all of the guests who've come and I've got to know over the years.

"I know the restaurant is in good hands and will continue to go from strength to strength and that makes me happy as I take the next steps on my little pie adventure. See you all soon."

His culinary training began at Michelin-starred Chapter One in Kent where he worked under Andrew McLeish for two years. He has since carved out a name for himself and published a best-selling cookbook two years ago called, The Pie Room. 

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Editor 13th June 2022

Calum Franklin has left Holborn Dining Room