The Riding House Cafe

4.2
2975 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
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  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Lunch
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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DT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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LE
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff,very tasty food

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CJ
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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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Angus
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely and attentive server. It’s really cool decor and they have a nice menu! Just a shame they don’t do brunch in the week!

Lovely food and fab cocktails 😊

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P
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A work breakfast with a colleague

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MG
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, great food, great atmosphere. Staff very helpful in making sure we got food in time for theatre show

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a
Miami
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Ordered the quinoa burger with no bun and no tzaziky, got both! Lucky me

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OT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was good but the service was poor. We were seated in the smaller section of the restaurant and waited 15 minutes before being given menus. We had to call the server over to take our order and again to order more drinks. After the meals arrived no one came back to check if everything was ok

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MH
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I had booked a table for brunch at 10:45am. We arrived at 10:44am and were told the table wouldn’t be ready until 11-11:15am. What was the point in booking?!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was Ok but nothing special. Service at the table was excellent but terrible greeter made us feel very unwelcome which ruined the stray to our meal. It want our fault that his colleague had recorded the wrong arrival time and it would have been courteous to help us set the provided table of 6 down to 4 rather than let us do it.

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LH
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food in a comfy relaxed atmosphere. Will go again.

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g
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was okay, not great but not bad either. I had asked for a quiet table as didn’t want to have to shout at each other over lunch. But that was ignored probably because there is nowhere to get away from the background noise.

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S
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of food and drinks. Really friendly and good, central location - ideal for a meet up! Food was delicious.

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BC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Chorizo hash was over cooked and dried out - very bad value for £14

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S
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was good but some dishes were served slightly at colder temp than expected Service was great so would go again on the basis this was a one off experience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ben was such a kind waiter and made our experience wonderful!

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Nicely set out restaurant with diners mainly spread along the building's windows, so it always feels very open and comfortable though music was a little loud and too energetic for an early evening meal. Food and service good.

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AG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Great service and a nice atmosphere but sadly the food was very average.. my poached eggs were cold..pancakes were like hard cakes.. shame as location is good.

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AK
London
9 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent breakfast, great menu choice. Really good, will be back again

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Classy place, great looks, friendly ambiance, nice neighbourhood. Very commendable for informal meetings.

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good service and an enjoyably comfortable ambience.

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HG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the place, food is fresh, awesome oats cappuccino, lovely ambiance. Quite pricey.

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AV
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall. The food was excellent. The only downside was that the room was very loud. Mostly due to one group of diners who felt the need to shout.

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Great spot in Covent Garden, but exceptionally loud. I could barely hear my two friends over the noise. Portion sizes were on the small side too.

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JG
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for a quick breakfast

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F
London
95 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Business breakfast, quiet enough but with good ambience. Food nice as usual. Good-size portions. Great staff

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KW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a quirky cool setting. Staff were super efficient.

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KS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Didn't eat but survey made me answer. Great location & service was attentive

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been here a number of times for breakfast. It is good quality food and service in a relaxed environment.

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AC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been here many times and still a great casual venue with fabulous food and flavours.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely service especially the front of house gentleman.
Nice food, nicely presented and pleasant place to sit.
Only issue is how noisy it got making it hard to hear each other

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NE
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch, great choice and lovely food plus they cater for gluten free!!

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