Rail House Café

4.3
1140 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.

Experiences

  • EXPRESS VEGAN TASTING MENU

    £20.00 per person

    Jan 13 - Jan 31, 2022

    Whether you're a long term veggie, trying out Veganuary or looking to cut down on your animal product consumption in 2022, this is the perfect way to try a selection of our plant-based favourites. Available at lunch and dinnertime, our Green Line menu allows you to feast your way through five dishes and two sides for £20 per head. Start with our warm sourdough and smoky picoia pepper dip, before moving on to a heritage beetroot salad, warming coconut dal and sesame-glazed tempura broccoli skewers. Next comes our hearty chargrilled cauliflower with braised lentils and harissa hummus, served alongside mustard-basted crispy new potatoes and kale with chilli and garlic.

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 1140 People Are Saying
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suziD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Very disappointed with first visit to RHC. Although we arrived at 1.15 three if the four 'soul sunday roast' options were already unavailable including the vegetarian. We were not informed about this when we were handed the menus. We asked for a couple more mins to choose something else. The waiter disappeared and when he didn't return after 35 mins I had to go downstairs to find someone to take our order. When food finally arrived a vegetarian cooked breakfast it was adequate but not exceptional and not worth the wait. Again we waited a long time to get the bill and at no point did anyone ask us if we had enjoyed our meal or our visit. Will.not be back.

Rail House Café
Responded a day ago

Hello Suzi, I am sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your first visit to Rail House Cafe. As you've not been here before I assure you know that this is not our usual standard, and I am sorry that we did not deliver to our normal high standards. Do let me know next time you're in. You can email me at aaron@railhouse.cafe directly to make another booking. Best wishes, Aaron

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Really friendly staff, lovely ambience

Rail House Café
Responded a day ago

Hi There! Thank you so much for your 5* review! We really appreciate it. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Aaron

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LizL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for 40th meal with friends. Fun vibe and amazing food, with really friendly, attentive staff. Will definitely be back.

Rail House Café
Responded a day ago

Hi Liz! Thank you so much for your 5* review! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes, Aaron

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MPKinthecity
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was perfect!! Great food that accommodated our avoidance of dairy and gluten, food was delish! The environment was fun and not too loud.

Rail House Café
Responded 5 days ago

Hi There! Thank you so much for your 5* review! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best GianMarco

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Anna
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

One brunch came out within 2 mins of ordering which left us to believe it really wasn’t fresh! Other food came out much later- better to eat altogether.
Mine wasn’t hot (eggs florentine)
Juices are expensive, especially seeing as they are from the bottle - fresh would be much better
Slight fast food feel this time
Lovely friendly staff as always and great atmosphere

Rail House Café
Responded 5 days ago

Hi there, I am disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your recent visit. As you've been here before I'm sure you know that this is not our usual standard, and I am sorry that we did not deliver this time. Do let me know next time you're in so that I can make sure that you're looked after. You can email me at gianmarco@railhouse.cafe Many thanks, GianMarco

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LMcB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with a good atmosphere and delicious food.

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GarethH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best value for money tasting menu in london.
All courses were perfect and identical in taste to the previous times I’ve been.
Thoroughly recommend

Rail House Café
Responded 5 days ago

Hi There! Thank you so much for your 5* review! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best GianMarco

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Will
Bath
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The service was so slow we waited nearly 2 hours for our food, our table was completely forgotten about

Rail House Café
Responded 5 days ago

Hi There! Thank you so much for your review. We are currently working hard to hire more members of staff so that our service is more consistent. Unfortunately the current pandemic situation doesn't help hence why we had some shortage in the kitchen. I am sorry that your experience wasn't up to expectations and that the service you received was a little slow. Next time you plan to come in please email me at gianmarco@railhouse.cafe so I can ensure you are well looked after. Best GianMarco

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MarkW
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! The food, the service and the atmosphere were excellent.

Rail House Café
Responded 5 days ago

Hi There! Thank you so much for your 5* review! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best GianMarco

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great place, service absolutely amazing, starters were great too! One of the mains was a bit on a dry side, hence only 4 starts. But overall a lovely venue, thank you

Rail House Café
Responded 5 days ago

Hi There! Thank you so much for your review! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best GianMarco

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RichardE
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Warm service. Would highly recommend..

Rail House Café
Responded 5 days ago

Hi There! Thank you so much for your 5* review! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best GianMarco

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NeilH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A brilliant pre theatre dinner. Good food great place and super service. Well done one and all for enhancing our experience.

Rail House Café
Responded 5 days ago

Hi There! Thank you so much for your 5* review! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best GianMarco

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Return
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great venue, staff greeted us nicely and welcomed us to the table. Food was slightly cold when it arrived at the table and it took a long time to pay the bill.
Would go again though!

Rail House Café
Responded 5 days ago

Hi There! Thank you so much for your review! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. I passed your feedback to the Chef as your opinion is very important to us. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best GianMarco

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Rosie
Surrey
10 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We sat by the window with beautiful view over the canal.
The waiters were so attentive and helpful particularly Oliver who helped us choose drinks .
Will definitely go again

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Congestion at reception. Slow to be seated.

Rail House Café
Responded 5 days ago

Hi There! Thank you so much for your review. We are currently working hard to hire more members of staff so that our service is more consistent. Unfortunately the current pandemic situation doesn't help hence why we had some shortage at the door. I am sorry that your experience wasn't up to expectations and that the service you received was a little slow. Next time you plan to come in please drop me an email at gianmarco@railhouse.cafe so I can ensure you are well looked after. Best GianMarco

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RichAb
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat upstairs in a comfortable spot. Had coconut and ginger daal and jerk chicken thighs with two sides of chips. All tasted good, but my meal didn't settle all that well and stomach was a little delicate the rest of the day.

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GraceH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was worse than I've had in a long time. We were seated upstairs and half the time there wasn't any staff members present at all. We had to chase our water, waited half an hour for our first drink and our side cqme out 25 mins before our main.. and at the end another 20 Min wait before I found a staff member to ask for a bill. Disappointing as had heard great things about the food. Also had specified in advance a table that could accommodate a pram which they said they hadn't done so had to try get us upstairs which I think was half the problem as much much quieter up there so felt like we were totally forgotten.

Rail House Café
Responded 5 days ago

Hi There! Thank you so much for your review. We are currently working hard to hire more members of staff so that our service is more consistent. I am sorry that your experience wasn't up to expectations and that the service you received was a little slow. Next time you plan to come in please drop me an email at gianmarco@railhouse.cafe so I can ensure you are well looked after. Best GianMarco

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Pamela
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely bar for drinks and food. Service is good and there's a nice chilled atmosphere

Rail House Café
Responded 5 days ago

Hi There! Thank you so much for your review! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best GianMarco

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HollyR
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was fantastic, so helpful and friendly. Food was really good. The only negative was 2 of our group had the pork belly and it was a bit dry and there was no option of a sauce with it.

Rail House Café
Responded 5 days ago

Hi There! Thank you so much for your review! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, as your feedback is very important to us, I passed it to the Chef Best GianMarco

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vipkatieambulance
London
105 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My boyfriend and I visited the Rail House Cafe for a pre-theatre dinner. The food really exceeded my expectations, fresh and exciting flavours, attention to detail and strong execution left me really impressed for a restaurant of this kind. The red miso chicken, duck small plate and the lamb skewer were highlights. Young but eager staff who were very attentive. Would recommend.

Rail House Café
Responded 5 days ago

Hi There! Thank you so much for your 5* review! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best GianMarco

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pre-Hamilton meal. Great front of house service, and every server was incredibly helpful and friendly. Quick & uncomplicated. Will come back!

Rail House Café
Responded on 7 January 2022

Hello, Thank you very much for your review! we hope you enjoyed the show too. Look forward to seeing you back here. Best wishes, Aaron

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JanetM
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We showed up on Monday 3 January as per the booking to find that the restaurant was closed! Even if it was due to Covid staff sickness it must not have been difficult for someone to press the button to inform bookings that the restaurant was closed.

Very poor service. They took my credit card in case I no showed, they confirmed (via OpenTable the day before via email and text) and then were closed!! Very poor.

I am checking each day to make sure that my credit card has not been billed for my no show. Shocking. I won't be booking again.

Rail House Café
Responded on 6 January 2022

Hello Janet, I'm sorry this happened. Could you please email me at aaron@house.cafe so we can aim in rectifying this experience. Best wishes, Aaron

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AnnaB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We thought the gentleman who showed us to our table could have been more friendly and charming. We booked a table and we had to wait for it. Which was fine but there was no apology. I had lentil and flat breads. The flat breads were out a packet and not very nice the lentils were good. My boys had the full English and said it was ok. We thought the ambience was nice but thought the service and food could have been of a higher standard.

Rail House Café
Responded on 6 January 2022

Hello Anna I appreciate you leaving a review and thank you for leaving your honest feedback. Could you please email me at aaron@house.cafe so we can discuss further. Best wishes, Aaron

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EJam
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Went here for brunch today. Asked the waiter whether they offered any coffee syrups - he didn't seem to understand me and eventually said no without checking. There was also no coffee on the menu despite them offering this.
After ordering our meals, I was told that they had 'run out of mine, with no apology offered. The waiter then returned after a minute to tell my fiancée that they had 'just sold the last' of her meal - how this is possible I do not know.
Service was terrible, and people kept being seated less than half a metre from us, despite the fact that the restaurant was nearly completely empty - not great in COVID times!
Would not recommend and would not go back. The food is not worth the price and the service was shocking.

Rail House Café
Responded on 6 January 2022

Hello Thank you for leaving your honest feedback. Could you please email me at aaron@house.cafe so we can discuss further. Best wishes, Aaron

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JaneL
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very attentive staff ensured we were in time for our theatre booking. Excellent food to cater for our mixed diets; meat eaters, vegetarians, gluten-free. All enjoyed their meals. Thanks.

Rail House Café
Responded on 3 January 2022

Hello Jane, Thank you for your 5* review. We greatly appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again! Best wishes, Aaron

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Anna
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fabulous welcome.
Frendly service, couldnt ask for more. One of my favourite places for brunch.

Rail House Café
Responded on 3 January 2022

Hello Anna, Many thanks for leaving a review! It means a lot to us and we're very happy we are one of your favourite places for brunch. We look forward to seeing you again! Best wishes, Aaron

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LauraR
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to eat before theatre trip. Varied menu and quick service

Rail House Café
Responded on 3 January 2022

Hello Laura, Thank you ever so much for leaving your review! We hope you enjoyed your theatre showing as well as your meal! Take care. Best wishes, Aaron

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Well located in the Victoria restaurant district lose to the tube and rail station- staff were great !

Rail House Café
Responded on 3 January 2022

Hi! Thanks for leaving your review! We're happy you had a good time. We look forward to having you back here soon! Warm regards. Aaron

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience4

The food was lovely just the bill took really long to come

Rail House Café
Responded on 16 December 2021

Hi! Thank you so much for your 5* review! So sorry the bill took a while to get to you! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes, Aaron

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SusanW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside and had a delicious lunch, very fresh ingredients. Attentive and friendly service.

Rail House Café
Responded on 15 December 2021

Hello Susan, Thank you ever so much for your review! We're glad you had a great lunch. Have a wonderful Christmas and hope to see you soon. Best wishes, Aaron

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alex
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

yummy food. francisco was very brilliant, attended to our needs well. minimal delay as they were busy on a friday night. defo coming back for more.

Rail House Café
Responded on 14 December 2021

Hi Alex! Thank you so much for your positive review! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we passed the message to Francisco. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Many thanks, GianMarco

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Sarah
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. The margaritas are excellent!

Rail House Café
Responded on 14 December 2021

Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for your 5* review! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Many thanks, GianMarco

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DanielW
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was tasty and the ambiance was very nice. The only thing that let it down was that towards the end of our meal, a waiter came over, put down the bill without us requesting it and said he needed the table back in 2 minutes. As I was entertaining a client, this was quite embarrassing and unexpected. We ended up being able to stay for another 20 minutes but I felt this could have been handled better.

Rail House Café
Responded on 11 December 2021

Hello Daniel, Thank you ever so much for your review and i'm sorry you had to experience this. I will speak with the team and ensure we are following procedures. Please email me at aaron@house.cafe if or when you'd like to rebook. Best wishes. Aaron

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Mum’s Birthday on Sunday- absolutely loved it. Really nice experience. Lovely decor and the staff provided excellent service. Had the Sunday roast and the portions were massive and very tasty. Money well spent. Will be coming back!

Rail House Café
Responded on 10 December 2021

Hi! That's great, thank you for your review! We are very proud of our Sunday roast and glad you enjoyed it too! We'll look forward to your return! Thanks again. Aaron

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Samd
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant, good vibe, service was on point and perfect if you are heading off to the theatre! Will definitely go again

Rail House Café
Responded on 10 December 2021

Hello Sam, Thank you very much for leaving this review. It means a lot to us! We're glad you had a good time and look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes Aaron

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RobertP
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service from reception to table was excellent - very attentive and always willing to help.
The food was hot and well presented and there was minimal delay from order to delivery of our food.
Overall an excellent atmosphere.
The food prices are reasonable for London - note that the the service charge is added automatically.

Rail House Café
Responded on 5 December 2021

Hello Robert, Thank you very much for your kind words, this means a lot to us! We aim to please! We hope to see you soon. Best wishes, Aaron

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AmeliaC
Houston
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We did the tasting menu and it was a great variety, and made decision making easy. The presentation wasn't ideal, we did the wine pairings but it wasn't laid out for which food goes with which wine, they were all just kinda put on our table in a bit of a free for all. Then the steak came out, essentially by itself, with no sides - because they were all brought out first. I will say though, the steak was perfect, and delicious. Overall, it was a great dinner before the theater, service was timely, and the ambiance is fun.

Rail House Café
Responded on 10 December 2021

Hello Amelia, Many thanks for leaving such a detailed review. We'll take the points on board. However we 're glad you enjoyed the food and the steak! We'll look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Aaron

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LouiseW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, was seated in a draught initially. was moved promptly to a good seat, food arrived quickly as we had the theatre. The staff were well mannered, genuine and efficient. The gent called Louis from Brazil deserves a special mention for his kindness and professionalism, we will be back

Rail House Café
Responded on 5 December 2021

Hello Louise! Thank you so much for your really lovely review, we've told Luis and it made his day! He remembers you too. Honestly , we really appreciate the time you took to let us know. We and Luis will look forward to seeing you back here soon. Best wishes, Aaron

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SarahM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and good was delicious. Tables were a little squashed together

Rail House Café
Responded on 5 December 2021

Hello Sarah, Thanks for leaving your review, next time you're in ask us if we have another table perhaps? sometimes we have other options. Nonetheless, thank you! Best wishes, Aaron

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SianT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat. Lots of food options for vegetarians and people who are gluten free. Would recommend!

Rail House Café
Responded on 5 December 2021

Hi Sian! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We really appreciate it!We are proud of our vegetarian options and happy you like them too. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes Aaron

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Rail House Café is rated 4.3 stars by 1140 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.