The Riding House Cafe
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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
berries, vanilla clotted cream, maple syrup
Truffled Mac & Cheese, Shallot Rings, Capers
Good food and great service! Recommend for breakfast/brunch.
Utterly delicious! Love the carribean twists to things and the lemon doughnuts were to die for!!
Overall the cafe looked good, the service was great, and the outdoor space was much bigger than in some other places in London. However, the food quality was low, in my opinion. I did not quite get the concept of the place, and the menu seemed to have a mixture of everything. The food that we had was not tasty, and the ingredients did not seem to match. Unfortunately, this was a very rare occasion when restaurant food was just simply not good, and I really wanted to forget the taste of it for the rest of the day. I would not recommend this place if you want to have a nice lunch.
Nice atmosphere and services but the food is not worth the price it has on the menu. Average chain restaurant quality. Wouldn't go there for dinner again, maybe just for drinks.
AMAZING PANCAKES! The only flaw with the food was that the flat whites we ordered weren't very hot, and the goji berry smoothie was a bit bland and thin - nice but not worth £5!
11 pounds for small glass of wine !
Asked to leave after 45 minutes
Outside heating inadequate
Good food and service but we were unlucky and got one of the only tables without heaters. We and our food literally froze!
Very nice food and cocktails. Service was a little rushed but this was understandable as the place was quite busy.
Outdoor space is on the street - crucially with heaters! Good selection of good food and delicious cocktails. Pricey but then again it's in central London! The service was pretty slow though which is frustrating when you only get a 2 hour slot.
Just great to be back at this local restaurant, service was very good as was the food. My only criticism would be that we were sat at of one of the tables that did not have a heater near it and it was an extremely cold evening.
Poor service - we were encouraged to order more wine and pudding and then asked to vacate the table without warning, before finishing our meal
Hi Amanda, I am sorry to hear that you felt like this. When booking a table and when arriving at the venue we are clear as to how long each table has to dine - for diner reservations, that is 2 hours. On the evening of your visit, we informed you that we needed the table for another reservation a number of times, even moving bookings to accommodate you for an additional 30 minutes. Despite a lot of communication, you still made little effort to understand our position.
Recommended by our daughter who works nearby. We managed to secure a table undercover with a heater which was a blessing. Food, staff and service first class, could not fault it.
Such a lovely breakfast! So wonderful to be back eating out again. Delicious food and brilliant service. The heaters were a great bonus too!
Wonderful experience on first day post lockdown. Staff super friendly and upbeat, the food was awesome which is a huge accomplishment after restaurants being closed for so long. Can't wait to return
Pour first meal out for some time. They have done a great job of setting up outside space that is cover compliant and the breakfast (pancakes) are worth the journey.
Lively and fun place to visit
Good food and very friendly and helpful staff
Food good, a little noisy. Toilets a bit dirty too
Lovely coffee and atmosphere, and the staff are friendly. The food was a bit hit and miss. Two whole muffins for eggs royale is very generous but given they were whole and unbuttered, it was quite difficult to get through! My poached eggs were perfect, and the hollondaise sauce was lovely. I'd definitely go back but a few minor issues need ironing out.
The eggs in the shakshuka were overcooked - hard and rubbery. The servers replaced it, but it took a while and my friends all finished their meals before I was served. We also had to wait for our pre-booked table. Drinks were nice, waiters were friendly but busy so it was difficult to order.
Very good place for work, friendly staff and lovely ambiance
We ordered shakshuka, wasn’t nice as before, it looks like just they over cooked left over onion and pepper in tomato sauce.
Fantastic food flavours are excellent. The service was slow however it was busy. Would defiantly go again.
A huge THANK YOU to our wonderful and friendly, Andre. He was mostly on his own but gave us more than sufficient attention. He is a great asset to your establishment.
The food was astonishing and superb! Melt in your mouth pork was my favourite. The rest of our group absolutely loved every dish as well. (just a small one though as sticky toffee pudding is my favourite, the bottom bit was just slightly starchy... but still enjoyed it!).
I have been to your place before hence I did not hesitate to recommend it to our social bubble to celebrate Christmas before we head to our respective family for the Holidays. My friends thoroughly enjoyed the evening and thanked me for taking them there. So I would hands-down recommend you again.
Hi FebeP, We really appreciate your lovely review as well as your feedback on the sticky toffee pudding and it's great to hear that your group all had a good and enjoyed the foo.! We'll be sure to pass on you compliments to Andre, it'll make his day! Merry Christmas! Fiona
One of the best brunch spots with the best pancakes!
Thanks for your lovely review about our brunch and our pancakes dish, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
So lovely to have the opportunity to dine out with the lovely folks at the RHC! A great alfresco Sunday lunch with friends - great food, super friendly staff and helpful as ever. The new out door heaters worked a treat! We'll be back soon - thanks.
Thanks for the great review FionaC, it's good to hear you really enjoyed your visit and appreciate the new developments made on the outdoor space. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Fiona
The food was delicious and the lychee martini cocktail was great. The waitress was friendly and welcoming. The only minus was the wait time for the table despite the booking and that the place seemed a bit too crowded. Will be coming back in the future
Really tasty food and great service, very attentive even though we were at an outdoor table and the indoor restaurant was busy.
Hi GeorgieH, Thank you so much for your kind words, it's great to hear that we made your visit enjoyable and looked after you well. We look forward to seeing you again! Fiona
Really enjoyed brunch here the best eggs benedict ever. High quality food the pancakes are great too. Just a little odd due to covid
Thank you for the lovely review MartinB, great to hear you enjoyed you brunch visit. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Fiona
This was our third time at Riding House Cafe & it didn’t disappoint. Great service, excellent safety measures in place for patrons & staff & the food & drinks were tasty. My eggs Benedict was sensational.
We were offered to stay longer than our allocated time as there were no other bookings & had some great chats with the lovely team. Looking forward to our next visit.
Hi BiancaV, It's great to hear that you've become a regular at the Riding House and we're chuffed that you enjoyed both the food and service on your last visit. We're looking forward to seeing you again too! Fiona
Really good buzzy place for lunch. Food was good and a good atmosphere. Love it that it’s not part of a chain (I don’t think!).
Hi Jojoada, Great to hear that you enjoyed your lunch visit to the Riding House. We are indeed independently owned, but do have another site in Victoria, The Rail House Cafe, which is equally lovely. We look forward to welcoming you back at either venue! Fiona
Atmospheric, beautiful decor and really yummy food. Great for brunch.
Thanks for the great review KV96, looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Fiona
We had an amazing experience at Riding House Cafe. They did a make up American Thanksgiving meal that was amazing. They were also able to cater for one person who was lactose intolerant and me as a vegetarian. They didn't just give us the vegan option and call it good. Instead the GM came over to speak to us, had the meal specially prepared for us, and checked we were happy. Both of us thought our meals were delicious. We will definitely be going back to The Riding House Cafe!
Hi Lori20, Thank you for leaving such a lovely review! It's great to hear you enjoyed you visit on our Thanksgiving evening. We take pride in doing our best to accommodate our guests and are glad you were well looked after. We hope to see you again soon! Fiona
The service was efficient and the staff were friendly. I feel the value of the quality of the food vs. the cost was slightly wrong.
Hi LeeF, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we always appreciate our guest's feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the service, but please do feel free to drop us an email if you'd like to give us more feedback regarding the food. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org Fiona
Great atmosphere and service. The cocktails were fantastic too.
Thanks for the great review Sangi! It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your last visit and your kind words about our cocktails will be passed on to the bar team. We hope to see you again soon! Fiona
Delicious food and super friendly service - well worth it!
Thank you for your kind review! We hope to welcome you back again soon! Fiona
The aubergine dip is 🤤. I really enjoyed a small rigatoni bowl with prawn and chicken skewers. All washed down with a tasty Albariño. Deeelish
Hi SDfraeDalston! Thanks for taking the time to leave such an awesome review. It'll be passed on to our team when we re-open who can't wait to welcome you back! Fiona
Lovely food and atmosphere, an overall great dining experience.
Thank you for leaving such a lovely review, it's greatly appreciated. We hope to see you again soon! Fiona
This is the first restaurant I have been impressed by since moving to London. I shared the tasting menu and was astonished at its value for money. I am excited to visit again as soon as possible. The only downside to the tasting menu is that the main is not suitable for vegetarians.
Hi ZoekV, Thank you for leaving such a lovely review and also for your feedback on the tasting menu. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again when we re-open our doors! Fiona
Great food, great service, great vibe/atmosphere - 10/10!
Hi AilsaB, Thank you for your lovely review, it's really great to hear that you enjoyed your visit! We're looking forward to welcoming you back when we re-open. Fiona
We love dining here as you can guarantee a great meal.
Thank you for your lovely review Helena, its great to hear that we can always be depended upon. We're looking forward to welcoming you back! Fiona
The Riding House Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Riding House Cafe also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7927 0840.
The Riding House Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 3430 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.