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The Riding House Cafe

4.3
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3271 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European

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The Riding House Café is an all-day, fun and informal neighbourhood brasserie situated amidst Fitzrovia's creative and media community, split across a variety of areas to eat, drink, meet and socialise. A bustling canteen, more formal dining room and a relaxed lounge are all joined together by the large dining bar and open kitchen. The predominantly Modern European menu features a range of small and large plates to suit any time of day. Dishes are wholesome, with an emphasis on fresh, light ingredients.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3271 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AndreaL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place, the service and the food!

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AngieR
London
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely brunch with friends after a night out in London - hit the spot perfectly

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Nate
London
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, food was great and the staff were lovely. Thank you

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Laurie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and cocktail to die for.
Try the masako martini cocktail : DE-VINE

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nancyM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff and chef excellent. Food was wonderful. Great gin martini. Will go back again

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Peroni
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and flavourful food

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stevew
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Really average food. Service good. Ambience is pleasant. Overpriced, even by central London standards. Won’t be back.

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Mary87
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

During the coronavirus times servers and hostess should wear a face mask; without customers having to ask, for their safety and for all the customers safety.

Besides that everything was great!

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BelindaT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been before and I’ll go again. Love the Riding House Cafe. Delicious food at a good price, in a great setting, served with a smile.

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AV1212
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

In this current climate, I feel like the staff did not take any precautions to protect. It was like the restaurant had the warnings on the menu as a show rather than following anything. Not sure if anything was disinfected before we sat down. Felt uncomfortable and will not go back or recommend to anyone else

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janew
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to relax with friends over gorgeously tasty food and lovely cocktails! Location is fantastic, within 5 minutes walk to Oxford Circus station.

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LauraVS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Service and attention to detail is impecable, food is great quality at a good value. Great design and comfort too!

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Abigailf
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Riding house is great for Breakfast/Brunch but the other menus are really not that great. Unless it's the mac & cheese! It's a shame they don't run the breakfast all day.

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AmyM
Scot. Islands
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful brunch on our recent visit to Riding House Cafe. The unique and charming interior to the restaurant was the perfect backdrop to the delicious food. My favorite was the quinoa porridge, and the pancakes are second to none in London. A must visit place for an enjoyable breakfast in London!

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CCasdf
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Just two comments:
1. It is a pity that they increased the prize of the pancakes
2. They should get more water jars. It is a bit annoying to have the waiters coming every 5 minutes to fill the glasses

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Amy1001
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My friend and I had a great trip to Riding House Care. We sat in plush seating far enough from other tables for a quieter chat with a nice ambiance.
The service was excellent throughout (and great coat/bags could be dropped on arrival). Brunch/lunch options were good and the good came in a timely manner, accompanied by delicious coffee. Would recommend a visit!

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DanukaA
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant was very accommodating - I requested a comfortable table for my pregnant friend and a slightly longer stay than the usual 1.5 hours and they seated us in a quieter part of the restaurant with comfortable chairs, and let us stay an extra 25 minutes until their next booking. Our waiter was very polite and friendly and service was prompt.

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FionaD
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot for breakfast and effortlessly stylish !

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Spurdy
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A reliable choice for drinks and/or dinner in Soho - great bar and interesting menu, classy and comfy at the same time (goes for the food and the atmosphere).

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BobK
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the attention were great.

Food recommendation was followed from the server which stood up to the mark.

Nice bunch of people and we need more like them to add to the dining experience.

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Sophie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

nice place for a brunch. definitely try the pancakes!

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SarahW24
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice brunch! Great service and food was really good.

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VictorT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Just ok. Nothing really exceptional. For us we didn’t feel any wow.

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EvaM
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the service very fast! I am very pleased.

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RobB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I love this cafe but the food has slipped - the eggs benedict were really dry (the muffin) and just a bit blah

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EzgiS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

1.5hr time slot for a Sunday brunch is not adequate enough. When we asked the staff if we can sit at the bar for another coffee, they told us that there was a waitlist for the bar. But the bar had more than 4 empty seats (we were just 2) and there was no one waiting...

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vipcherry
London
18 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Never a let down - food is always delicious with wonderful service!

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ManonV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

As a dutch person i feel not particulary welcome when the waitress says; this is your table for the next 1,5 hours. The food was expensive and way too salt. But very close to the venue we were going to so that was okay.

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Chantelle
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my boyfriend as a belated birthday present and to celebrate pancake day. We had lovely service from as soon as we stepped through the door until we left. Our waiter (named Ben, i think) was very kind and attentive! The pancakes are also the best we’ve ever had. Will definitely be back 😍

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MillieS
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was slightly disappointing, however the service was good. It was lunch time on a Monday and was very noisy, so it was hard to hear what my meeting was saying at times. I had the cauliflower which was bbq'd and came with smoked chimichuri and greens. It had a weird taste, and was not great combination. The fries were good, but they were way over salty. My colleagues both really enjoyed their food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat and the staff especially the French manager Levi are a joy. Great food and service.

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mateam
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Yes. We could only have the table for 1 hour and we wanted coffee after which we ran out of time for!

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Foxpoxrox
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place and great brunch/coffee venue! Had a lovely time!

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Dobn
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Busy and pretty poor service - everything came in the wrong order - haphazard.

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TomW
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd visit. Many more to come for brunch, lunch or dinner

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David
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Does some of the best pancakes in London and always a great atmosphere

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jonny
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Don’t have the kedgeree. Mostly rice and you need a magnifying glass to find any fish. Sent back twice but no improvement even after a 15 minute wait.
Decided to have the English breakfast instead. Eggs were tiny ( probably from a pullet and not chicken) and bacon high.Average.

A real disappointment and expensive.

Seems to be a tourist place.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Nice decor and atmosphere, decent service, but food disappointing. Overpriced.

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Jbeaufort
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I really liked the place but food was ok and they forgot our orders that we had to claim.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

They were overbooked and understaffed. We waited for our table, had slow service, an incorrect drinks order, overcooked food and were told they needed the table back just after we ordered some drinks! Shocking service and expensive given the food average at best.

FAQs

The Riding House Cafe offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7927 0840.

The Riding House Cafe is rated 4.3 stars by 3271 OpenTable diners.

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