Rail House Café

4.3
1015 reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European
A modern café with handsome bars and a diversity of spaces that evolve throughout the day. The international menu has a contemporary and relaxed approach, offering healthy choices for every day, with plenty of naughty stuff on there too.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1015 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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MaryE
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend lovely food and the staff where great, friendly and very hard working

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Tastebudz
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ok food and functional service; food hit and miss depending on what you order. Good enough variety on the menu and decent prices. Not for special occasion, but perfect for meeting up with friends / family for a meal.

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GTDS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We went on a Saturday night with a 8:30pm reservation, and on arrival were told by the Hostesses that the kitchen closed at 9pm and last orders were at 8:45, because they had decided to close early. When questioned, the Hostess explained that they always close the kitchen 30m after the last reservation (which must have been ours!).
This killed any ambience of relaxation and put pressure on the table of four to order quickly. We did not order appetizers, the drinks (non-alcoholic) were basically crushed ice, and the food was not special (sorry guys!).
As we were paying the bill the light were being turned down/off.
It was not our first time at Rail House but will be our last. There are too many other places who show more appreciation for the business.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

My main cost £17 and it literally a bowl a lettuce with 4 bits of halloumi. Frankly awful value for money. Will not be returning.

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happycustomer
London
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice to try something new but not so much 'up my street' in regards of food taste.

RS
RobynS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Could've been better - I expected a lot more. Service was OK - food was OK.

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lizb
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Try the tasting menu with wine choices. You won’t be disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our smoothies were warm and bread was burnt.

Service was great when we received it, but had to keep asking for service

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Irina22
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really nice part of Victoria. We had a table outside and with a nice morning everyone was buzzing. Saturday brunch has great selection of dishes pretty reasonable. I liked that you could choose half portions for e.g. avacado on muffin !

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Vibe was lovely and decent cocktails, we had the truffle Mac and cheese and the falafel salad bowl, both were quite average. Really nice ambience and decor though and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre theatre food and drink was great

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SpanishSus
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place. Really comfortable outdoor seating, varied menu and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ambiance was amazing! Sunday roast was great especially the creamy corn side dish - loved it! I’d come again :)

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Anon
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

There were plenty of tables outside but we were told that there was no availability outside.
We were shown to our inside table and told it was a really nice table. It was not. It was coffee table height and not comfortable. 3 of our party sat on a curved sofa and one on a very low chair. We noticed that two people were initially placed at neighbouring table which was very small and very close to another table. They were then noticed by a server who knew them personally and were immediately moved to a table which had upright chairs and was normal height.
The tables were generally very close together. I observed some diners having to hold their cutlery at an angle as their elbows would otherwise be in a neighbouring diner’s back.
The food was average in quality. Egg yolks very pale. Avocado brown in places. Bacon very hard and stuck together. Could not cut with a knife. Food did not come together so one of our party waited while others had food. Side orders appeared later than main dish.
No decaf breakfast tea option.
Very scant amount of maple syrup and cream with pancakes.
Servers very friendly.

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vaidaK
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

brilliant food, very professional staff, always great overall experience

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SamM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was quick, we orders the spicy noodles which were far too spicy for us and felt overpriced for what we received. The prawn & salmon grill tasted great but again very overpriced.

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Adele
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

First experience on Monday was AMAZING!!! Super happy with the food, drinks and our waiter Jan from Czech Republic who was incredibly attentive and really amazing professional.
Five days later I returned with my husband and we have received food (which I had 5 days earlier with my friends and was so delicious)with missing ingredient and terrible taste - after speaking with manager who had one lie after the other for us we’ve got really fed up!
The management should train their managers who after while become very rude and childish.
I was returning customer within a week and now I am not sure I will ever come back

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Levi
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a brilliant experience from start to finish, I went for my anniversary with my girlfriend and I loved every minute. The noodles my girlfriend had were unbelievable along with the chicken sandwich I had was delicious. Overall 5/5 stars all round and I could not fault anything!

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vipKaty
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible service, wonderful waiter we had. Would definitely recommend. Peanut chicken was fantastic.

LB
LydiaB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food.
We had the interailing tasting menu and it was delicious. It was such good value as well. Definitely the best choice for a pre theatre dinner

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dpugs
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lunchtime meal. The service was spot on and the food delicious.

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LouiseU
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and brilliant background! Would definitely recommend!

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SebastianK
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

great looking menu, but big food disappointment and terrible clumsy service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Unfortunately the food was horrible. It was burned and served called.
The service was good.

JD
JonD
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly & efficient service & good value.

SB
ScottB
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu was great. It has an informal atmosphere. But the food was seriously good. Wine selection was good too.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

the food was really great! and a lovely rose to pair with. definitely recommended!

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Marina
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service, ver nice vibe in the cafe. Good location as well, perfect for cocktails and drinks at night.

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SianO
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely meal, would recommend to anyone in the area

TK
TeresaK
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely lunch with friends, the staff were very accomodating and the food delicious.
Great decor too

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PLPL
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The reservation team were great, booking us a space for a large group and being quite flexible with the times so we did not feel rushed. When I called to check in as the weather forecast looked like it may rain they gave me the flexibility to have a table indoors or outdoors on the day. In the end we had to sit indoors as it was raining, but the space was great and worked for us.

JD
JennyD
Brighton
14 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was OK, reasonably tasty, not very big portions but usual London high prices. Fair service; waitress was engaging, lovely and helpful, the waiter was less engaged, wasn't wearing a mask and didn't offer a taste of wine before pouring. Great environment and facilities

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WENDYP
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, service and surroundings. Will definitely come back soon as the menu was amazing and the restaurant beautiful (the ladies loos are fab too!). Waiters and waitresses were highly attentive and friendly, and as I’d booked with mention it was a birthday, we were given free mini cocktails which were a lovely touch!

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Chiqui
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the restaurant is just so beautiful! Loved it

HV
vipHelenV
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Was put in the corner by the cleaning station and food pick up, hear waiters being told off! I had to wait 30mins for payment to be taken, they werent busy by this point just short staffed!

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bunter
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very tasty food. Very pleasant staff and good atmosphere. Most enjoyable lunch.

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annaB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Noce food-not too large portions. Good drinks. Great outdoor seating.

MA
MoniqueA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Railhouse were very accommodating and the food delicious. We were all surprised at how good the food was considering the location of the restaurant.

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Hindsy
London
11 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location, had a great waiter, food was good and value for money

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food quality is very poor and very overpriced for what it is. Maybe its a decent place if you're grabbing drinks with colleagues after work, but avoid at all cost if you are looking for a decent dinner and meal. They are better options around to get your money worth.

FAQs

Rail House Café is rated 4.3 stars by 1015 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.