The Riding House Cafe

4.2
3006 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
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  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Casual
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.

Private Dining

The private dining room here boasts an original stable that was rebuilt downstairs to provide a cosy escape for 14 guests. Additionally there is the long refectory table in the dining hall for up to 20 and part of the lounge is available to book at the weekends for drinks receptions for up to 15.

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J
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was okay. Nothing special. Preffer american breakfast but the food is ok. Pancakes are too big and thick but taste was ok

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CH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

The space was hectic, service was poor and the food was a bit disappointing

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s
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, service and value I thought but very loud because it was so busy. However I would definately go again. Perfect for an early weekend breakfast

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annual birthday dinner is always a real treat at Riding House. Great food and drinks and always a lovely vibe with friendly helpful staff.

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OT
Dorset
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dad and daughter dinner after separate days in London. Great food - really great food and a fab atmosphere

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AS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed our food over all but my egg was over cooked. The egg is important.

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FM
London
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Lovely environment and food but staff are not quick to check if anything is needed etc. We would’ve definitely had note drinks but couldn’t get attention to ask.

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JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Spacious, able to book a table same day and noise levels that mean you can hear your fellow guests + food you can order and eat within the hour make it an ideal lunchtime spot.

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DC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

très accueillant et convivial. excellents pancakes.

Juste un bémol : changement de carte de menu entre le début de notre repas et la deuxième commande sans nous avoir prévenu . Donc déception de ne pouvoir commander ce que nous avions choisi de manger au départ (commande étagée pour pouvoir manger chaud...)

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NG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food! One of the best places for pancakes in central London...

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L
Leipzig
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Not worth the hype.
Essen war okay, Bedienung etwas neben der Spur. Einfach überbewertet. Für den Preis etwas besseres erwartet.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good location, friendly and vibrant, with great service and food.

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SO
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very good for breakfast (the french toast is divine) and brunch.

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JS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from when we walked in! Seated ahead of our reservation time at our request, great menu with excellent quality food.
Good service throughout would definitely go back

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p
Oxford
11 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Very pleasant environment. Slowish service on the Saturday evening I visited. Food rather salty and some portions small but tasty nonetheless. Pick wisely.

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SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Good food and drinks, ok service. Maddening loud (and bad) music in restaurant area.

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RW
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for brunch with friends or family. The pancakes are delicious and so is the triple smoked bacon. 👌🏻

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KH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, service, atmosphere & Fitzroy Twinkles.

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CW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always, love coming here! Enjoyable experience every time.

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g
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I like the place but disappointing that there are no savoury vegan brunch options. I had to order a series of sides (mushrooms, avocado, toast, beans, tomatoes) and they came in little separate plates which was weird.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good and the staff very friendly ! Was looking for a place to brunch and was not disappointed

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DW
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great staff and tasty menu, great variety of veg & meat dishes. nice wines too.

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, inventive food, and lovely relaxed atmosphere. A real find and a great recommendation from a friend. Top recommendation!

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WH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Great quality food. Fab decor. Happy staff. REally tasty. Great

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RC
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time over here and it’s such a nice place to escape the fast paced Oxford Circus which is 5mins away. The service was amazing as well! Thank you

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N
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frequent visitors. Good service. Full veggie breakfast was lovely today

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PF
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I have visited Riding House Cafe on a couple of occasions and it has always been enjoyable, but not yesterday... I was served rock hard stale pancakes with dry, cold, overcooked (burnt) bacon... (rather than the fluffy American pancakes as advertised) When i mentioned this to the waiter he said that I wasn't the first to mention it, so he would take them off the bill. Nice, but not really the point - they should never have been served in the first place, so I left hungry. To top it all the bill arrived without us asking for it, followed by a 'sorry, we need the table'. Sorry RHC, you need to up your game!

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous food and lovely atmosphere. Bear in mind large service changes!

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DT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Breakfast muffins were slightly stale and we were charged for one coffee which we'd not ordered which I didn't realise at the time. Ambience was great but for the reasons stated I'm not sure I would recommend especially if my business guest had been the one eating the muffins. Thankfully she wasn't.

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F
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely smashed it with their brunch menu. You have to try the Chorizo hash and Kedgeree as they both are absolutely spot on with the taste. The service was delightful and very accommodating. Have to come here again!

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LE
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Fantastic staff and great surroundings. Food was good maybe a bit overpriced. overall i liked it.

I always ask myself if i would go back? I'm still undecided.

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PL
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and lovely, friendly staff. My favourite place for a delicious breakfast on a Sunday.

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VB
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Service was attentive but we had to ask for things several times and we actually ended up doubling on stuff like extra bread. The staff would get your attention but not act on instruction.

The food was good but poached eggs too underdone and muffins were hard.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff,very tasty food

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CJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good breakfast, attentive and accommodating service, and very good location.

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service and the environment were lovely. The staff were great. The food was tasty but small portions and therefore not great VFM overall.

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H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The service was really bad, we had to wait 40 minutes for cocktails without an apology

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The place itself was lovely, and the service was great. Yet the it was unbearably loud and when our food arrived, my toast was burnt and very hard to cut and the scrambled eggs were very salty

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SK
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, beautiful interior, lovely staff! Will definitely be back !

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was very slow, and the food was very average for the price. This restaurant used to be fantastic but has gone very downhill. I won’t be returning.

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