The Riding House Cafe
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.
Monday - Thursday: 7.30am - 10.30pm
Friday: 7.30am - 10.45pm
Saturday: 9am – 10.45pm
Sunday: 9am – 9.30pm
There is a very limited amount of street parking on Great Titchfield St, Little Titchfield St and Riding House St.
The Riding House Café is located a 5 minute walk from Oxford Circus underground and a 10 minute walk from Tottenham Court Rd. The restaurant is served by numerous bus routes within a very short walk. Boris Bike bays are located on Foley St.
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.View Private Dining Details
Just wonderful service and lovely people
Cold coffee and sadly dreadful pancakes ?
So for a fun time yes for the food no
We had a lovely time, nice atmosphere, good food and attentive and friendly waiter so would definitely recommend!
The ambiance was great, though our group did have to wait 15-20 mins to be seated as our table wasn't ready. Would have been nice to be offered a drink while we wait, or to seat us at the bar rather than by the entrance, especially as I am pregnant. Service was good, staff were attentive and topped up our water regularly which is a nice touch. We all ordered from the brunch menu - I had the chorizo hash which sounded great but it was pretty disappointing. I expected all the ingredients to have been fried up into a hash (as that was the name of the dish) with a runny poached egg on top. Instead it was a mash up of everything in a hot skillet that was brought to the table. The eggs were really baked up and overcooked - the whole dish was really dry and needed more flavour / sauce. We also shared a macaroni cheese which was more of a flavourless pasta dish in a white creamy sauce with a little cheese baked on the top - again it was disappointing. Had the chocolate fondant for dessert which tasted great but the fondant was so small, I think the scoop of ice cream next to it was bigger! My husband ordered an espresso martini, again it was very small and wasn't even close to reaching the top of the glass.
Went there specifically to have the buttermilk pancakes for breakfast. They were very good, with a slight crispy crust and moist inside. I also had their Goji smoothie and a cafe latter, they were very delicious as well. The service was good. The food came shortly after we ordered so we didn't sit too long without food. I also asked to have the cream on the side for my pancakes which they remembered. Overall a very cosy restaurant, not too noisy the day we were there.
The Riding House Cafe is sadly not what it once was, in relation to its food, its service or overall experience.
The service varied between casual and sloppy. Certainly not smooth and far too many things took too long.
The food, which once was excellent, felt like mass catering, it had that glaze of being left beneath the kitchen heat lamp for too long.
I guess the giveaway to this fall from grace was that I could get a table at short notice for four on a Friday night. All of the other nearby options which I was hoping to tried were all booked.
Disappointing dinner. Food was pretty tasteless and unusual service. Wouldn’t recommend.
Excellent! Thoroughly enjoyable evening with good food and wine and fabulous service. Thank you.
GOOD QUALITY COOKING AT DECENT PRICES. SOEM NICE WINES BY THE CARAFE ALSO
Perfect for informal business meeting, the ambience is conducive to positive discussions and solution-finding. Food, drink and the service is spot on.
Decent breakfast but over 15 min wait for booked table and then they ask you to pay and leave when you have actually only been seated for an hour at most.
Really friendly service. Good coffee. Pancakes a little thick and too solid. Needed more syrup which was provided on request. Orange juice ordinary.
Good service coupled with good food, will visit again.
Having tried quite a few brunches in London, The Riding House Cafe was the next one that me and my friends had to try. Unfortunately, even though we came with high expectations as this place was recommended to us, we ended up being disappointed. We ordered the avocado and chard eggs florentine and it arrived promptly, but it lacked seasoning and was underwelming. Also the portions were small for the price we paid and we left hungry.
Food was great but the staff became a bit rude when we were finishing up and tried to get us out as soon as possible which was a shame
I was so excited to go to the Riding House cafe. I had booked in advance, but was given seemingly the worst table in the place, excessively noisy and squashed near other diners. Once seated we waited 15 mins for anyone to come over and ask us for a drinks order. Yet, the biggest disappointment was the food - bland and TINY portion sizes. £6.50 for ONE slice of sourdough and a minuscule pot of dip? Really? Come on guys, even you must admit that is an absolute rip off. Will not return or recommend to others.
Love your restaurant but PLEASE remove the squirrels from the lampshades, they are offensive to vegans!
For all the hype not particularly impressed- especially for breakfast
Went for a business meeting, never really fails to disappoint and food was very good.
The restaurant had a good atmosphere and the food was great. We booked for 330pm on a Sunday but were only told that the kitchen closed at 4pm! Slightly frustrating.
Unfortunately we could not book one table for 8 people and they would not let us move both tables together. When we asked for a dish to be slightly changed the answer was no. Basically the staff were not very accommodating!
Apart from this the food was lovely and we enjoyed our time.
I went for Sunday brunch with my sister who was experiencing the Riding House cafe for the first time. We ordered the pancakes, burgerdict, shakshuka and avocado and poached egg. The meat in the burgerdict was quite overcooked but it tasted good. The shakshuka was lovely and spicy and the pancakes... oh my god the pancakes were to DIE for! Paired with a sharp berry compote and vanilla clotted cream, these fluffy pancakes are certainly the best I’ve had in a long time... I would definitely recommend these!
The ambience in the restaurant is good, with lovely decor. Unfortunately food was mixed - pancakes excellent, other breakfast options such as the cooked breakfast lacked flavour and wasn’t well cooked. Service was slow and they forgot a few of our items. In general perfectly ok but not anything specialist.
Best steaks for our first night in London.
Wrong orders in receipt ! As I have ordered many main + plus juice + then dessert... so my bills will include many lines!
Here, unfortenatily in my special date night i trusted that I dont need to ckeck after every line of my order and revice if I had that or not (but they did include extra orders that we did not had) so they made me pay 15 extra as they planed . I just relised the next day in morning when i thought of reading the checklist of my bill.
Excellent service -great food and nice atmosphere!
The staff was very swift to correct a mis-seating (a group insisted on taking our table first and promptly just sat down- honestly, some ppl...) and the staff managed to handle all of that professionally. Food was great, per usual.
Poached eggs were great and the coffee is fab
Quite a business vibe, but more laid back and creative than lots of suits.
Need to book as gets super busy
Love business brunch here. Great energy & quality of food
Very busy Sunday afternoon and therefore terribly slow service, they were very appolagetic and thankfully we weren’t in a hurry as usually would have been far too long to wait. Ordered the haddock kedgiree with non existent haddock - very disappointing, again they appolagised but no explanation and was removed from our bill. All other food ordered was lovely so that was a shame and a let down.
After coming across this in Timeout I decided to book it for brunch for myself and a friend. It was bustling and had a great atmosphere when we arrived. Luckily as we had booked a table we were shown straight to our seats which were nice comfy chairs out of the way by the window. The service was efficient and friendly and we ordered a couple coffees, followed by a veggie burger and roast beef. Everything arrived promptly and the food was delicious. Everything was seasoned and cooked well and we both completely devoured our dishes. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back there.
RHC is my go to restaurant, the food never disappoints and the service is always Greta. I always get good feedback from anyone I’ve taken there. I’ll be back, with someone new to introduce.
Gr8 place !!!
A lot of flies bothering us throughout meal.
Didn’t feel clean .
The food was delicious as always (I had the Shakshuka), however the left hand side of the restaurant was really noisy for 9:30 in the morning - we felt like we had to shout to hear each other. Our waitress was lovely and very helpful, however a couple of the other staff (a lady who brought the food in particular) had a bit of an attitude, it seemed like she really didn't want to be there! Otherwise, great food and not bad value for money.
Lovely atmospheric spot. Interesting menu, although not the spot for you if you just want a simple sandwich!
Great place for a catch-up with friends. The Scallops are outstanding - order lots. For those on a budget the burger and beer on Mondays for $10 is great value for a Central London feed. Kudos to the staff for their sense of humour and great service that added to the night we had.
Very stylish restaurant. My burger was good and husbands fish lovely. Other 2 guests had salads which they said were bit tasteless. Service was slow so be aware if you need to be somewhere.
I really like this place. Staff are great and the menu has good vegetarian options as well as meat. The atmosphere is really good. Friendly vibe
Ordered the pancakes and the english breakfast and they were both great. Coffee is lovely and the atmosphere was really nice for a Saturday brunch. Would definitely come again!
Way too noisy. Pretty average food and drink. Not impressed. Help tried hard, but still stumbled.
Lunch with the family, great food and service would certainly visit again and recommend to anyone who finds themselves in the area.