I'll be meeting a work colleague in the Holborn area for dinner next week. We like most types of food--Asian, British gastropub, Middle Eastern. Just not Italian, and must have non-pork options.
Mid-price (about £20-25, not including wine). And a place where we won't be rushed out and can talk. They're coming from out of town so it would be nice if the restaurant had something British, interesting decor though not necessarily tablecloth fancy, or cool architecture.