Rail House Café
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Artichoke Dip, Flame-Grilled Sourdough
passion fruit sauce
Coconut Chicken, Rice, Peanuts, Herbs*
Suggested Pairing: Chardonnay - Sieur d'Arques - Limoux, France, 2015 - 75ml £4.50 / 175ml £9.50 / 500ml £26
First time out after lockdown and couldn’t have been looked after better despite the restaurant ( outside only) being packed. Great food and although we knew we had to give up table at 1.30 were not rushed and then offered some other seats in the sun to finish our drinks and carry on chilling. Inside looked lovely so we will be back once restrictions lifted.
Food was delicious and the service was great. Cocktails were slightly pricy especially as they were tiny and the outdoor heaters were not very good, you could barely feel them. Would come back again though.
We had a great time as it’s a good spot to sit outside and the staff looked after us well. The food was all a bit bland and a bit too expensive for the quality/flavour
So delish and buzzing! Love the outdoor seating area
Lovely food and service, heaters were nit in outside which would be only criticism.
Had a fab evening, Selina looked after our table brilliantly. One of our party was gluten free and she made sure she was well catered for. Drinks (espresso martini) and wine were so good and all the skewers, and main dishes were gorgeous. Thanks again for a great time!
I feel the food was over priced and average. The seating was ok and the customer service was excellent.
A cold day sitting outside but the service was excellent and the food and drink delicious.
Lovely outdoor seating with heaters. Food really lacking. A table with very boisterous children were next to us which was really no fun at all.
Great food when it arrived. Slight confusion over the order..friendly staff...delicious food. Expensive but tasty.
I was really impressed that having only been open for 2 days post lockdown how well equipped the staff were! Everyone was super friendly and accommodating. I would only like maybe a bit of outdoor music and better heating with outdoor seating. We had margaritas and starters+mains. Higher higher recommend the Halloumi skewer and baked aubergine dip! Burger was different and tasty just a bit dry for me and over cooked.
Staff all wearing masks but the tables are quite tightly packed, to the point where if you are joining your table or leaving you are on top of other guests.
Food was excellent and service was good otherwise and would still rate highly.
Hello Tom, We're glad you enjoyed food and service! We follow all government guideline on matter of social distancing, keeping 2 meters distancing between tables. Kind regards, Riccardo
Delicious food despite some of the options having run out. Service so friendly. Heater near us was broken so very chilly but appreciate it was the first day back up and running after lockdown.
Nice spot to eat outside, good food but quite expensive
Hello, Thank you for the kind rating! Riccardo
Great outdoor dining experience! Comfortable and relaxed.
The staff are lovely and welcoming, not too loud so perfect place to catch up with friends. Decent selection of food and drinks too
It was cold!! But the staff were brilliant
Good food, nice vibe outside with heaters and comfy seats.
Really friendly helpful staff.
Nice coffee. Pleasant atmosphere. Good wait staff.
We were rung at 3pm to check we were attending, and that Kitchen closes at 3.30 (4pm on there website) arrived at 3.10 for our 3.15 booking, to a very abrupt waitress who showed us a table with no heater. I explained I had requested a heater as we were outside on a rainy day. She replied rudely’ dont you think everyone wants a heater!’
When we were eventually served, nearly everything was gone. Men had to share a whole chicken, no plates given or knives to carve it. My burger was raw, had to send back - sadly very disappointing!!
The food was bland and did not taste good. We were sat outside so it was cold - to be expected, but there was a heater in the middle of tables and an unused table next to us - layout not well thought out. Wrong eggs served to wrong people which meant half of the food had been eaten before the mistake realised.
Would definitely recommend and will be back soon !
Sat outside and even though it was December it was very warm. The food was amazing and service was great, felt very welcoming. It was my 18th and they surprised me with a desert to say happy birthday, which was very kind of them.
Nice place and the food was very good. We booked outside to be Covid-compliant - pleased it didn’t turn out to be especially cold as the heaters weren’t great!
Really good Pescetarian and vegetarian options as well as meat. Food was creative, healthy, tasty but not pretentious. Octopus skewers had a chorizo flavour but cleaner. The closest thing I've had to chorizo since I became a Pescetarian.
Quinoa mango salad isn't as saucy as the insta pics and the artichoke dip was creamy and packed with flavour
Outdoor heaters were out of order and it was absolutely freezing due to the location being a total wind tunnel. Food was decent but half the dishes were not that hot.
I'm sure inside in normal times would be a much better experience.
The food was amazing we were very happy. A little bit pricey but otherwise lovely. Only downside was the heater above our table was broken so we were cold outside.
Lovely drinks and meal, would give 5 stars but one of the heaters outside wasn’t working so it was a little cold.
Hello Jen, We are delighted that you enjoyed food and drinks at Rail. We are working to increase the number of working heaters to provide a warmer experience to everyone. Riccardo
Delicious food and lovely staff. Only let down was they didn’t have 3 of the puddings! Starters and mains were really tasty. Would recommend the artichoke dip with the cheesy top- yum.
Hello Pips, We are delighted you enjoyed food and service! We are working with our suppliers to make sure we have availability of all dishes at all time. Riccardo
I used to have my lunch/brunch there quite often. I was never disappointed with the food. This time however the large bowl salads were really not what I have expected. Portions were tiny and mostly cabbage leaves and some quinoa. the menu has changed and definitely not for the better. Table next to our ordered chicken for two and that came undercooked. Overall I still like the place and staff are very accommodating but food isn’t what it used to be.
Hello Beasta, We’re really sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the food on your visit to the Rail house café. Please do drop me an email at email@example.com even if it’s to pass on convenient contact details, as we’d love the opportunity to chat to you a little more about your experience. Looking forward to hearing from you. Riccardo
Great food and excellent service, we'll definitely be back
Hello Pamela, Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you soon again! Riccardo
The staff were so friendly and very accommodating. The service was amazing and the food was even better! The ambience was perfect especially for a winters day, it just felt so magical and relaxing!
Hello, We are delighted you enjoyed everything at Rail house cafe and most of all service and ambience. Thank you! Riccardo
Food was very nice and with a good homemade taste although slightly overpriced.
Hello NGBda, We’re really sorry to hear that you were disappointed about your experience at Rail house café. Please do drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org even if it’s to pass on convenient contact details, as we’d love the opportunity to chat to you a little more about your experience. Looking forward to hearing from you. Riccardo
Heaters not working doesn’t make for a pleasant outdoor dining experience. Our waitress was lovely and the food was quite nice on the other hand.
Hello, I'm sorry for the heaters we are actively working to improve the situation, we already increased the number of heaters working and we are planning to get more. We are happy that you enjoyed food and service! Riccardo
Food was good but portions were quite small (especially full English) for the price.
Hello Andrew, Thank you for the feedback. Riccardo
Very expensive for the small portions. Waitress was rude.
Hello, We’re really sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your experience on your visit to the Rail house café. Please do drop me an email at email@example.com even if it’s to pass on convenient contact details, as we’d love the opportunity to chat to you a little more about your experience. Looking forward to hearing from you. Riccardo
Our mael has been good but not amazing. The truffled mac and cheese was without truffle, the seaweed flavor was too much strong standing above everything. The sourdough roll has been the best thing with a delicious tahini butter. The kale really really salty and I complained for that. The ambience too much noisy, it has been very hard to have a chat. I don’t think I want to come back.
Hello MariL, We’re sorry to hear that you disappointed by ambience and food at your visit to the Rail house café. Please do drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org even if it’s to pass on convenient contact details, as we’d love the opportunity to chat to you a little more about your experience. Looking forward to hearing from you. Riccardo
Excellent. Only negative was the steak in the tasting menu was fatty and not cooked to the desired taste (very raw for a medium request). Otherwise, great value, lovely food, perfect service
Hello David, Thank you for the kind review and the feedback. Riccardo
Very nice food but the skewers are really small portions and overpriced.
Hello Abby, We’re really sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the food on your visit to the Rail house café. Please do drop me an email at email@example.com even if it’s to pass on convenient contact details, as we’d love the opportunity to chat to you a little more about your experience. Looking forward to hearing from you. Riccardo
Outdoor terrace was too cold
Hello, We are delighted that you enjoyed food and service. Thank you for the feedback regarding the outdoor terrace. We are working on improvements of the outdoor seating in order to improve the quality of the ambience and the guest experience all around. Riccardo
Rail House Café is rated 4.2 stars by 746 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.