Rail House Café

4.2
727 reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European
A modern café with handsome bars and a diversity of spaces that evolve throughout the day. The international menu has a contemporary and relaxed approach, offering healthy choices for every day, with plenty of naughty stuff on there too.

***NOW taking bookings for the Christmas period from 25.11 - 24.12. View the menus on our website.***

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 727 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.2
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.8
Value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Thea
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice coffee. Pleasant atmosphere. Good wait staff.

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AnnW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

We were rung at 3pm to check we were attending, and that Kitchen closes at 3.30 (4pm on there website) arrived at 3.10 for our 3.15 booking, to a very abrupt waitress who showed us a table with no heater. I explained I had requested a heater as we were outside on a rainy day. She replied rudely’ dont you think everyone wants a heater!’
When we were eventually served, nearly everything was gone. Men had to share a whole chicken, no plates given or knives to carve it. My burger was raw, had to send back - sadly very disappointing!!

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SherriJ
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

The food was bland and did not taste good. We were sat outside so it was cold - to be expected, but there was a heater in the middle of tables and an unused table next to us - layout not well thought out. Wrong eggs served to wrong people which meant half of the food had been eaten before the mistake realised.

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AJ66
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would definitely recommend and will be back soon !
Sat outside and even though it was December it was very warm. The food was amazing and service was great, felt very welcoming. It was my 18th and they surprised me with a desert to say happy birthday, which was very kind of them.

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MaxF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Nice place and the food was very good. We booked outside to be Covid-compliant - pleased it didn’t turn out to be especially cold as the heaters weren’t great!

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Dilly
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good Pescetarian and vegetarian options as well as meat. Food was creative, healthy, tasty but not pretentious. Octopus skewers had a chorizo flavour but cleaner. The closest thing I've had to chorizo since I became a Pescetarian.

Quinoa mango salad isn't as saucy as the insta pics and the artichoke dip was creamy and packed with flavour

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RossM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Outdoor heaters were out of order and it was absolutely freezing due to the location being a total wind tunnel. Food was decent but half the dishes were not that hot.

I'm sure inside in normal times would be a much better experience.

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KatieW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing we were very happy. A little bit pricey but otherwise lovely. Only downside was the heater above our table was broken so we were cold outside.

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JenO
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely drinks and meal, would give 5 stars but one of the heaters outside wasn’t working so it was a little cold.

Rail House Café
Responded on 12 December 2020

Hello Jen, We are delighted that you enjoyed food and drinks at Rail. We are working to increase the number of working heaters to provide a warmer experience to everyone. Riccardo

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PipsD
Norfolk
7 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food and lovely staff. Only let down was they didn’t have 3 of the puddings! Starters and mains were really tasty. Would recommend the artichoke dip with the cheesy top- yum.

Rail House Café
Responded on 12 December 2020

Hello Pips, We are delighted you enjoyed food and service! We are working with our suppliers to make sure we have availability of all dishes at all time. Riccardo

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BeataM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I used to have my lunch/brunch there quite often. I was never disappointed with the food. This time however the large bowl salads were really not what I have expected. Portions were tiny and mostly cabbage leaves and some quinoa. the menu has changed and definitely not for the better. Table next to our ordered chicken for two and that came undercooked. Overall I still like the place and staff are very accommodating but food isn’t what it used to be.

Rail House Café
Responded on 12 December 2020

Hello Beasta, We’re really sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the food on your visit to the Rail house café. Please do drop me an email at riccardo@railhouse.cafe even if it’s to pass on convenient contact details, as we’d love the opportunity to chat to you a little more about your experience. Looking forward to hearing from you. Riccardo

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Pamela
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and excellent service, we'll definitely be back

Rail House Café
Responded on 12 December 2020

Hello Pamela, Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you soon again! Riccardo

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were so friendly and very accommodating. The service was amazing and the food was even better! The ambience was perfect especially for a winters day, it just felt so magical and relaxing!

Rail House Café
Responded on 12 December 2020

Hello, We are delighted you enjoyed everything at Rail house cafe and most of all service and ambience. Thank you! Riccardo

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vipNGBda
London
11 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was very nice and with a good homemade taste although slightly overpriced.

Rail House Café
Responded on 12 December 2020

Hello NGBda, We’re really sorry to hear that you were disappointed about your experience at Rail house café. Please do drop me an email at riccardo@railhouse.cafe even if it’s to pass on convenient contact details, as we’d love the opportunity to chat to you a little more about your experience. Looking forward to hearing from you. Riccardo

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Heaters not working doesn’t make for a pleasant outdoor dining experience. Our waitress was lovely and the food was quite nice on the other hand.

Rail House Café
Responded on 5 December 2020

Hello, I'm sorry for the heaters we are actively working to improve the situation, we already increased the number of heaters working and we are planning to get more. We are happy that you enjoyed food and service! Riccardo

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AndrewN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good but portions were quite small (especially full English) for the price.

Rail House Café
Responded on 3 November 2020

Hello Andrew, Thank you for the feedback. Riccardo

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GabbyV
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Very expensive for the small portions. Waitress was rude.

Rail House Café
Responded on 3 November 2020

Hello, We’re really sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your experience on your visit to the Rail house café. Please do drop me an email at riccardo@railhouse.cafe even if it’s to pass on convenient contact details, as we’d love the opportunity to chat to you a little more about your experience. Looking forward to hearing from you. Riccardo

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MariL
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Our mael has been good but not amazing. The truffled mac and cheese was without truffle, the seaweed flavor was too much strong standing above everything. The sourdough roll has been the best thing with a delicious tahini butter. The kale really really salty and I complained for that. The ambience too much noisy, it has been very hard to have a chat. I don’t think I want to come back.

Rail House Café
Responded on 3 November 2020

Hello MariL, We’re sorry to hear that you disappointed by ambience and food at your visit to the Rail house café. Please do drop me an email at riccardo@railhouse.cafe even if it’s to pass on convenient contact details, as we’d love the opportunity to chat to you a little more about your experience. Looking forward to hearing from you. Riccardo

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DavidS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Excellent. Only negative was the steak in the tasting menu was fatty and not cooked to the desired taste (very raw for a medium request). Otherwise, great value, lovely food, perfect service

Rail House Café
Responded on 3 November 2020

Hello David, Thank you for the kind review and the feedback. Riccardo

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AbbyC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice food but the skewers are really small portions and overpriced.

Rail House Café
Responded on 3 November 2020

Hello Abby, We’re really sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the food on your visit to the Rail house café. Please do drop me an email at riccardo@railhouse.cafe even if it’s to pass on convenient contact details, as we’d love the opportunity to chat to you a little more about your experience. Looking forward to hearing from you. Riccardo

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Outdoor terrace was too cold

Rail House Café
Responded on 3 November 2020

Hello, We are delighted that you enjoyed food and service. Thank you for the feedback regarding the outdoor terrace. We are working on improvements of the outdoor seating in order to improve the quality of the ambience and the guest experience all around. Riccardo

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MeryemK
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and customer service was perfect!

Rail House Café
Responded on 3 November 2020

Hello Meryem, We are delighted that you loved food and service at the time of your visit! Hope to see you again soon! Riccardo

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Charlotte
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience2

Rail House is a lovely place to meet friends and family! Although the atmosphere is not the same so hopefully things can get back to normal soon.

Rail House Café
Responded on 2 November 2020

Hello Charlotte, Thank you for the rating and the feedbacks. Riccardo

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AndreS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

friendly atmosphere with prompt and friendly service.

Rail House Café
Responded on 2 November 2020

Hello Andres, Thank you for the lovely review! Riccardo

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RobertaT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very cozy and beautiful place, very efficient and kind service. Good cooking, I ordered scrambled eggs for my taste a little overcooked, but with a good taste.

Rail House Café
Responded on 2 November 2020

Hello Roberta, Thank you for the feedback and the kind rating. Riccardo

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JoMc
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Disappointed with the food as I received a really small portion of bread which was half the size of my friend who ordered the same meal. I also ordered the eggs on toast as I saw another guest having it but again my portion was significantly smaller

The service at the time was great, however I was slightly apprehensive when I received a call ahead to say I could change my booking to inside and say I was from the same household bubble even though I wasn’t. Hence the outside booking. I would visit again, however I wanted to feedback on this experience.

Many thanks

Rail House Café
Responded on 2 November 2020

Hello Jo, We’re really sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the food on your visit to the Rail house café. Please do drop me an email at riccardo@railhouse.cafe even if it’s to pass on convenient contact details, as we’d love the opportunity to chat to you a little more about your experience. Looking forward to hearing from you. Riccardo

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suzannew
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall the service was brilliant. All of the staff were so nice, happy and accommodating. A great feeling in these times.

Rail House Café
Responded on 25 October 2020

Hello Suzanne, We are delighted that you enjoyed our service! Hope to see you soon again! Riccardo

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MatthewS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice place never been there before. Good tasty food, nice portions abs atmosphere and service was responsive and friendly. Thanks!

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Joanna
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service, chicken curry was superb! Quiet but still good atmosphere.

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NicolaT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely venue, friendly and helpful staff and really great food! Would 100% recommend.

Rail House Café
Responded on 20 October 2020

Hello Nicola, Thank you very much for your kind words. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Riccardo

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LouisaA
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was lovely and the whole atmosphere was better than expected, given covid/masks etc.

Rail House Café
Responded on 20 October 2020

Hello Louisa, We are delighted you enjoyed atmosphere and food at Rail house café. Riccardo

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JennyM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and buzz. Enjoyed my kedgeree, but found out I was the only one who really enjoyed their dishes. According to guests Coconut chicken was too sweet, Dahl was just ok and too much sauce on the Pork Belly.

Rail House Café
Responded on 17 October 2020

Hello Jenny, we’re really sorry to hear that your guests were disappointed by the food on your visit to the Rail house café. Please do drop me an email at riccardo@railhouse.cafe even if it’s to pass on convenient contact details, as we’d love the opportunity to chat to you a little more about your experience. Looking forward to hearing from you. Riccardo

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Becky
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely brunch. Will be back. Service and food was great!

Rail House Café
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hello Becky, We are pleased that you enjoyed our food and service on your brunch visit! Looking forward to seeing you soon again! Riccardo

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Marta
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I often go to the riding house And never had negative feedback. This was a second time here and this time our table was not ignored however I was quite upset in seeing the chefs not wearing a mask. For the price I would Have expected a more attentive service .

Rail House Café
Responded on 16 October 2020

Hello Marta, we’re really sorry to hear that you were disappointed by chefs and the service on your visit to the Rail house café. Please do drop me an email at riccardo@railhouse.cafe even if it’s to pass on convenient contact details, as we’d love the opportunity to chat to you a little more about your experience. Looking forward to hearing from you. Riccardo

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food is pretty average and we were kicked out after 1 hour. I think they should give a 2 hours window at least.

Rail House Café
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hello, we’re really sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the food on your visit to the Rail house café. Please do drop me an email at riccardo@railhouse.cafe even if it’s to pass on convenient contact details, as we’d love the opportunity to chat to you a little more about your experience. Looking forward to hearing from you. Riccardo

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BaoBaosAdventures
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Amazing and good value tasting menu + Good service from the staff = thoroughly enjoyable dinner with friends.

Rail House Café
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hello, Thank you for the kind words. Hope to see you soon again" Riccardo

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

I can’t fault the venue or the staff but the food we ordered was underwhelming to say the least.
The chicken skewers me and my friend had to start was overcooked and dry.
For the mains all three of us opted for the cheeseburger with bacon. The patty was under seasoned and dry and the bacon was akin to cardboard.
We didn’t take a chance on dessert.
Maybe the COVID measures and early closing was a factor, but overall very disappointing,

Rail House Café
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hello, We’re really sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the food on your visit to the Rail house café. Please do drop me an email at riccardo@railhouse.cafe even if it’s to pass on convenient contact details, as we’d love the opportunity to chat to you a little more about your experience. Looking forward to hearing from you. Riccardo

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121141
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue, great food! Had the tasting menu which was very generous and ordered wine by the carafe (500ml) which is nice rather than having to choose between a glass or a bottle. Lovely! Worth going.
We did get rushed out as soon as we finished eating so had to quickly finish our wine. The slots are only an hour and a half but it was fine as long as you keep that in mind while your eating/drinking.

Rail House Café
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hello, Thank you for the kind rating and the feedback. We do reserve tables for 2 guest for an hour and a half but we always try to reaccomodate upon availability the table in the bar or lounge area . I hope to see you soon again! Riccardo

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hypnobliss
Birmingham
29 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good service and good food!

Rail House Café
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hello, Thank you! We are delighted youu enjoyed service and food on your visit. Hope to see you soon again, Riccardo

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KAM26
London
48 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Rail house cafe never disappoints, great food, brilliant service

Rail House Café
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hello Kam, Thank you for the lovely review! Looking forward to seeing you soon again. Riccardo

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Rail House Café is rated 4.2 stars by 727 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 reservations at the moment.