Rail House Café

4.2
713 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 713 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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.

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AndrewN
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good but portions were quite small (especially full English) for the price.

Rail House Café
Responded on 3 November 2020

Hello Andrew, Thank you for the feedback. Riccardo

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GabbyV
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Very expensive for the small portions. Waitress was rude.

Rail House Café
Responded on 3 November 2020

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 riccardo@railhouse.cafe 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

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MariL
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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.

Rail House Café
Responded on 3 November 2020

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 riccardo@railhouse.cafe 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

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DavidS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

Rail House Café
Responded on 3 November 2020

Hello David, Thank you for the kind review and the feedback. Riccardo

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AbbyC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice food but the skewers are really small portions and overpriced.

Rail House Café
Responded on 3 November 2020

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 riccardo@railhouse.cafe 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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Outdoor terrace was too cold

Rail House Café
Responded on 3 November 2020

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

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MeryemK
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and customer service was perfect!

Rail House Café
Responded on 3 November 2020

Hello Meryem, We are delighted that you loved food and service at the time of your visit! Hope to see you again soon! Riccardo

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Charlotte
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Rail House is a lovely place to meet friends and family! Although the atmosphere is not the same so hopefully things can get back to normal soon.

Rail House Café
Responded on 2 November 2020

Hello Charlotte, Thank you for the rating and the feedbacks. Riccardo

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AndreS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

friendly atmosphere with prompt and friendly service.

Rail House Café
Responded on 2 November 2020

Hello Andres, Thank you for the lovely review! Riccardo

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RobertaT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very cozy and beautiful place, very efficient and kind service. Good cooking, I ordered scrambled eggs for my taste a little overcooked, but with a good taste.

Rail House Café
Responded on 2 November 2020

Hello Roberta, Thank you for the feedback and the kind rating. Riccardo

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JoMc
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Disappointed with the food as I received a really small portion of bread which was half the size of my friend who ordered the same meal. I also ordered the eggs on toast as I saw another guest having it but again my portion was significantly smaller

The service at the time was great, however I was slightly apprehensive when I received a call ahead to say I could change my booking to inside and say I was from the same household bubble even though I wasn’t. Hence the outside booking. I would visit again, however I wanted to feedback on this experience.

Many thanks

Rail House Café
Responded on 2 November 2020

Hello Jo, 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 riccardo@railhouse.cafe 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

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suzannew
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the service was brilliant. All of the staff were so nice, happy and accommodating. A great feeling in these times.

Rail House Café
Responded on 25 October 2020

Hello Suzanne, We are delighted that you enjoyed our service! Hope to see you soon again! Riccardo

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MatthewS
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place never been there before. Good tasty food, nice portions abs atmosphere and service was responsive and friendly. Thanks!

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Joanna
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, chicken curry was superb! Quiet but still good atmosphere.

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NicolaT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue, friendly and helpful staff and really great food! Would 100% recommend.

Rail House Café
Responded on 20 October 2020

Hello Nicola, Thank you very much for your kind words. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Riccardo

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LouisaA
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was lovely and the whole atmosphere was better than expected, given covid/masks etc.

Rail House Café
Responded on 20 October 2020

Hello Louisa, We are delighted you enjoyed atmosphere and food at Rail house café. Riccardo

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JennyM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and buzz. Enjoyed my kedgeree, but found out I was the only one who really enjoyed their dishes. According to guests Coconut chicken was too sweet, Dahl was just ok and too much sauce on the Pork Belly.

Rail House Café
Responded on 17 October 2020

Hello Jenny, we’re really sorry to hear that your guests were disappointed by the food on your visit to the Rail house café. Please do drop me an email at riccardo@railhouse.cafe 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

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Becky
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely brunch. Will be back. Service and food was great!

Rail House Café
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hello Becky, We are pleased that you enjoyed our food and service on your brunch visit! Looking forward to seeing you soon again! Riccardo

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Marta
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I often go to the riding house And never had negative feedback. This was a second time here and this time our table was not ignored however I was quite upset in seeing the chefs not wearing a mask. For the price I would Have expected a more attentive service .

Rail House Café
Responded on 16 October 2020

Hello Marta, we’re really sorry to hear that you were disappointed by chefs and the service on your visit to the Rail house café. Please do drop me an email at riccardo@railhouse.cafe 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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food is pretty average and we were kicked out after 1 hour. I think they should give a 2 hours window at least.

Rail House Café
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hello, 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 riccardo@railhouse.cafe 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

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BaoBaosAdventures
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Amazing and good value tasting menu + Good service from the staff = thoroughly enjoyable dinner with friends.

Rail House Café
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hello, Thank you for the kind words. Hope to see you soon again" Riccardo

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I can’t fault the venue or the staff but the food we ordered was underwhelming to say the least.
The chicken skewers me and my friend had to start was overcooked and dry.
For the mains all three of us opted for the cheeseburger with bacon. The patty was under seasoned and dry and the bacon was akin to cardboard.
We didn’t take a chance on dessert.
Maybe the COVID measures and early closing was a factor, but overall very disappointing,

Rail House Café
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hello, 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 riccardo@railhouse.cafe 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

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121141
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, great food! Had the tasting menu which was very generous and ordered wine by the carafe (500ml) which is nice rather than having to choose between a glass or a bottle. Lovely! Worth going.
We did get rushed out as soon as we finished eating so had to quickly finish our wine. The slots are only an hour and a half but it was fine as long as you keep that in mind while your eating/drinking.

Rail House Café
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hello, Thank you for the kind rating and the feedback. We do reserve tables for 2 guest for an hour and a half but we always try to reaccomodate upon availability the table in the bar or lounge area . I hope to see you soon again! Riccardo

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hypnobliss
Birmingham
30 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service and good food!

Rail House Café
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hello, Thank you! We are delighted youu enjoyed service and food on your visit. Hope to see you soon again, Riccardo

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KAM26
London
47 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Rail house cafe never disappoints, great food, brilliant service

Rail House Café
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hello Kam, Thank you for the lovely review! Looking forward to seeing you soon again. Riccardo

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eham
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

My lunch at Rail House Café was nice and the staff were friendly, but I didn't feel much had been done in respect of social distancing. It felt like a busy restaurant in pre-Covid times, with tables close together. I don't think I'd go back here as I didn't feel very comfortable.

Rail House Café
Responded on 9 October 2020

Hello Emily, I'm so sorry that you felt unconfortable on your visit but I can reassure you that we are following al social distansing guidelines provide by the goverment. Regards, Fernando

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Louise
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food is so average for the price... my toast was burnt and poached eggs overcooked, friend's food was basically inedible.
Would only recommend for drinks as the setting is nice, service is slow but friendly enough.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place , great staff.We were seated exactly when the time was due, the staff is so friendly, the food was delicious ( I recommend the mac and cheese) you have enough time to stay there nearly 2 hrs we spent,

Rail House Café
Responded on 8 October 2020

Hello, Thank you for the kind rating! We are delighted you enjoyed our restaurant, staff and food! See you soon! Riccardo

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JamesH
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good tentative service, food was good although a limited menu and a little expensive for what it was.

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JenB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Disappointed by the food but staff very friendly. Restaurant was v busy.

Rail House Café
Responded on 30 September 2020

Hello Jen, 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 riccardo@railhouse.cafe 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

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BaoBaosAdventures
London
12 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good place to go to for brunch. Service was great, food and drinks came very quickly. Food was lovely.

The only issue (and only in the current climate) was that the area where we were sitting felt very enclosed and so it felt like there were quite a lot of people in the area when all the tables were full. Just made it slightly uncomfortable.

Rail House Café
Responded on 28 September 2020

Hello, Thank you for your kind words, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Rail house cafe! Hope to see you again soon! Riccardo

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ChristelleP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was ok, a bit cold.
I was mostly disappointed that the staff didn’t seem to be aware of the new covid-19 regulations such as having to wear a mask when walking around the restaurant. We were not briefed on any of this and when I actually asked our waitress she said she didn’t think it was necessary, that she didn’t know.
I felt uneasy about it and will not go back for this reason.

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vipHrs88
London
21 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service; great cocktails - well organised for coronavirus regulations - food was great, although the restaurant ran out of some dishes. Recommend the squid!

Rail House Café
Responded on 28 September 2020

Hello, We are delighted to hear that you really enjoyed food, drinks and service! Hope to see you again soon! Riccardo

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VishalB
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and cocktails were amazing as was service. Only small problem was when I received a call from the restaurant asking if I would be attending my booking whilst sat at my table eating my food. I understand mistakes happen but was just kinda weird.

Rail House Café
Responded on 30 September 2020

Hello Vishal, Thank you for the kind rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed food, cocktails and service. We are really sorry for the confusion with the booking. We are working on it in order to don't make it happend agains. Hope to see you again soon! Riccardo

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AnneC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fun night with friends but a little noisy to catch all of the conversations. Food was delicious - loved the artichoke dip especially but fish dish was very boney. Overall good night out and good for a quick easy bite after work.

Rail House Café
Responded on 26 September 2020

Hello Anne, Thank you your kind rating. Riccardo

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MademoiselleJennifer
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall4food1service1ambience4

Very unhappy with the service.
Got to the café on Monday afternoon at 1. 15. My friend and I sat outside and ordered drinks. We were pressure into getting drinks ( we were not too bothered by that). However when we decided to order to food the waiter mentioned that the kitchen was closed. I informed him that he failed to share the information. He then mentioned that kitchen was closing between 3 PM- and 5 PM and that was quiet obvious! I am still trying to understand what is obvious about that.
My friend and had to leave the café to find another restaurant to get food. Which ruined the moment. The waiter, attitude was very disappointing .
He seemed like he did not enjoyed being there. We had to look for another waiter to pay the bill as the other waiter was no were to be find. All he could have done is sharing the information from the moment we sat down. This is not OK!

Rail House Café
Responded on 25 September 2020

Hello Jennifer, 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 riccardo@railhouse.cafe 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

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ArthurL
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was the last day of the extended Dine out to Help out, so got extra value for the very enjoyable lunch. For the three of us the very helpful waitress suggested the tasting menu which had 8 items plus one from the main menu which was more than enough for the three of us. The food was excellent and well presented and we only had room for just one dessert to try out between us.

Rail House Café
Responded on 26 September 2020

Hello Arthur, Thank you for your lovely review! We're glad to hear that you really enjoyed both the service and food on your visit, your kind words have been passed on to our teams. We hope to be welcoming you back again soon. Riccardo

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MelB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was a bit disappointing, especially considering the prices.

Rail House Café
Responded on 25 September 2020

Hello MelB, 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 riccardo@railhouse.cafe 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

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statta
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Waitress forgot our order in the meantime the kitchen closed so we didn’t get to order the rest of our food. No salt/pepper on tables. But....half price offer makes it more palatable! Prob won’t go back for a while

Rail House Café
Responded on 25 September 2020

Hello Statta, 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 riccardo@railhouse.cafe 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

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Rail House Café is rated 4.2 stars by 713 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.