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About Rail House Café

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.

8 Sir Simon Milton Square
London, SW1E 5DJ
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Modern European, International

Hours of Operation:
BREAKFAST
M-F: 7.30am to noon
Sat: 9am to noon
Sun: 9am to noon


BRUNCH
Sat: noon to 4pm
Sun: noon to 4pm


LUNCH
M-F: noon to 3.30pm


DINNER
M-S: 4pm to 10.30pm
Sun: 4pm to 9.30pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 3906 7950

Website:
http://www.railhouse.cafe/

Public Transport:
Rail House Cafe is conveniently located outside of the Main entrance to Victoria tube and rail station. It is served by a number of buses stopping at Victoria bus station, and only a 5 minute walk from Victoria coach station.

Executive Chef:
Etienne Bruwer

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Have a special event or want to book a large group of friends or family into the restaurant? Contact events@railhouse.cafe with your enquiry, or visit our website for more details.

Our Christmas reservations are now open! For more information on our festive menus and event spaces please visit www.railhouse.cafe/christmas or simply email events@railhouse.cafe for more information.

Rail House Café Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.8

ambience

4.0

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Brunch (51)
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Fit for Foodies (27)
Healthy (27)
Group Bookings (25)
Cosy (24)
Bar Seating (21)
Business Meals (21)
Good for a Date (21)
Outdoor Eating (20)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Quick Bite (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Afternoon Coffee (14)
Fun (13)
People Watching (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Neighbourhood Gem (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Authentic (8)
Child Friendly (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Romance (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Special Occasions (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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vip
 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Had a quick lunch with friends and really enjoyed the MAC and Cheese. Everything else seemed a bit pricy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 14 November 2017

I’ve worked in the area for 5 years and this is a blessing. I’ve been 4 times since it opened and they never disappoint; good for lunch with colleagues, friends, family, anything really. It’s not going to transform anyone’s worldview but they know what they do well, and they do it well.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 11 November 2017

Great service, cool environment and lovely food - will definitely return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on 24 October 2017

Great gastro dining in the heart of Victoria. Delicious brunch, super attentive service and a lovely atmosphere with eclectic and fun interior.

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (London)·Dined on 4 October 2017

Great food and great service, ideal for a quick lunch or an early dinner after work.

Keep going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 3 October 2017

Very cool, spacious place, with prompt and friendly service. Options to sit at the bar, at a dining table or in a more cosy sofa setting - all beautifully decorated too

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Bar Seating, Romantic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (London)·Dined on 21 September 2017

Thought it was a fantastic venue. Welcoming and casual but not overly. Staff were superb all the way from bar staff to restaurant. They were particularly helpful with allergies and eager to help. They didn’t make us rushed either. A great venue choice for a get together for friends.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 15 September 2017

People kept leaving the door open so we had to close it over 10 times. Didn't ruin the evening but got quite irritating

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 3 September 2017

Everything about our meal was great. Can't fault the service, food, or ambience.

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·Dined on 22 August 2017

my second visit and I wasn't disappointed- although the same menu there is still a few things I want to try as a vegan.
I will be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Vegan
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 (London)·Dined on 9 August 2017

A great spot for a girls get together. Our waiter was amazing! The food was lovely although a couple of things on the menu weren’t available and we weren’t informed so 2 out of 4 of us had to choose something else. What arrived though was delicious. Wine menu has the smallest writing on it - totally illegible and needs sorting. Really enjoyed this venue and will be back for sure

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·Dined on 16 July 2017

Had a relaxing brunch here, great food and ambience. Service was professional and friendly. Would recommend to all my friends and family.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on 10 July 2017

Great food for great price. Staff can be a bit more positive and smiley.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 6 July 2017

Breakfast was so good that we stayed for lunch!

Service was excellent throughout. The outdoor seating is excellent for a spot of people watching. The menu has a really good range of dishes to accommodate all tastes. We'll be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 4 July 2017

Overall- we had ana amazing time. Outstanding wine, food was wicked, well presented, and very very fresh.
Didn't book for outside table, but as it was warm in the evening, the host offered us table outside, and got it sorted before we could even look at the cocktail list.
Overall- not going to lie,- pretty impressed!!!!
Go and a try- propably the best you can get from Nova!
Special thanks to Nigel for always onowing what great hospitality is!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 2 July 2017

Went for brunch on a Sunday. Good food and good cocktails. Friendly service

Tags: Organic, Casual, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on 23 June 2017

Our first time there for a team lunch - 6 of us. Extremely good service, fast, friendly and very patient (considering many of us kept changing our minds and asking questions!). Love the menu - something for everyone, and for a change, different to the usual fair! Comfortable and spacious, will definitely go there again and recommend to friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 14 June 2017

Good service and food. V relaxed atmosphere and accommodating waiting staff

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 5 May 2017

Food was delicious so tasty!! Staff really knew the menu and gave good recommendations..the peanut chicken salad with rice was an absolute winner!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on 4 May 2017

Good lunch. The only disappointment were the rosemary chips, a little bit burnt and completely tasteless.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 30 April 2017

I'm glad to see a nice cafe being introduced to the neighbourhood! The decor was modern, everything was clean and the staff was accommodating. I shall be returning again!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Romantic, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 11 April 2017

Spacious, friendly,modern and pretty nice ambiance

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 10 March 2017

I went for lunch with a friend and we had a great experience. All the staff was charming very welcoming and gave us good recommendation.
I had the Rueben sandwich, the bread was quite hard but it was very tasty and huge ! The atmosphere is very nice and so is the decoration ! I will definitely be back, thanks !

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on 9 March 2017

I love the decor and atmosphere , the menu is flexible with small sharing plates and also main courses. Great healthy juices as well. It is perfect to drop in on the way home as the location is so close to Victoria station

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 2 March 2017

The launch of the sister to Riding House Street Cafe is a delight, has all the charm of the original site but with modern & unique twists!
Went in their soft launch week - so there were a few missteps but thats what opening weeks are for, but the staff where friendly and the food tasty, especially the Green Beens with Chilli.
I shall be going back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Kent)·Dined on 13 November 2017

My wife and I arranged an early supper with our two adult daughters. The service was polite and quite efficient, though it was a little difficult to get the waitress's attention on a couple of occasions. The menu was well thought out, with enough variety to suit most tastes, and everything was prepared and cooked to a high standard. The design of the restaurant is impressive and when full, the atmosphere is buzzy.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 2 November 2017

First time visit to Rail House Café. It was girlie lunch and the salads are great, tasteful and healthy. Not cheap but didn't break the bank either. Service was excellent.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 1 November 2017

Had lunch with a work colleague and it was lovely. We shared an endive salad to start and I had the feta salad with added chicken, while my friend had the curry. The food was very well presented and tasty, and service was attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 29 October 2017

Great friendly service and nice food. Food is reasonably priced but some soft drinks are ridiculously expensive so be warned.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 25 October 2017

Great food, good value and great location. Good venue for brunch/lunch/dinner and just drinks

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Healthy
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vip
 (Liverpool)·Dined on 13 October 2017

Victoria now has some decent places for food and drink. It was a wasteland but the new developments, of which the Rail Cafe is one, are great.

We had a business lunch and being a Friday the burger/sandwich choices looked good. And they were.

Good service and enough people to give it atmosphere.

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 (London)·Dined on 1 October 2017

Great place for brunch - lovely juices and food options for veggies, vegans and meat eaters!

Tags: Healthy, Afternoon Coffee
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 (London)·Dined on 19 September 2017

Can't wait to go back! Amazing food and really friendly staff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 18 September 2017

Sandwich was good and what my collegues had also looked really well. My fries were quite dry, but my collegues enjoyed hers, so they might need a second testing. Very friendly service and very nice ambience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Healthy, Casual
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·Dined on 16 September 2017

Ambience wasn't the best - but was a great overall experience

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (London)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Amazing chicken burger, rosemary fries and juices.
Order wasn't put through so a bit of a wait but we were compensated and overall staff lovely.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on 6 September 2017

A good all-rounder for a light lunch in pleasant surroundings. Beware that some of the seating is either too high or too low

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 (London)·Dined on 5 September 2017

Great service, personal approach.
Lovely breakfast served.

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·Dined on 30 August 2017

I've been there a few times with friends and every time we come out and talk about that poor man at the door. WHY do they even need to have a doorman?
Last time it was this old man and it was almost heartbreaking to see him standing there. It's cruel and absolutely unnecessary. Not to say that it is so bad for the back and legs to be standing for so long.
So really bothers me and all the people I ever came there with.

Otherwise, food is good, but portion are small. I love the decor and the ambiance, but the value for money is poor.

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 (London)·Dined on 25 August 2017

Freekah salad 10/10 (chicken was dry so swapped for tofu)
Tuna tartare 8/10
Jumbo prawns 0/10 (overcooked & dry)
Cheeseburger 6/10 (could have had a bit more flavour but was juicy & succulent) chips dry
Beef Tartare 8/10

Service, decor and ambience - great.

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