The Riding House Cafe

4.5
3651 reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European
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.


***NOW taking bookings for the Christmas period from 25.11 - 24.12. Also our doors will be open on Christmas Day to welcome friends and families, for a feast to remember. 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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3651 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Energetic
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCityGent
Surrey
64 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The bowls are a really good option with adding a skewer to make for lots of variety

The Riding House Cafe
Responded 18 hours ago

Thanks CityGent!

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Pinky
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great petition and the best part was the amazing staff who provides the best service!!
Definitely gonna go back.

The Riding House Cafe
Responded 18 hours ago

Hey Pinky!!! Thanks so much for you lovely comments! Do you remember the servers name by any chance so I pass on the good feedback? Nick

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JulietH
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really good food. A few service glitches but staff corrected and were really polite.

The Riding House Cafe
Responded 17 hours ago

Hi Juliet, Sorry hear there some some issues but im glad our team managed correct them for you. I will look into. But thankyou for the great feedback on the food Nick

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NatalieW
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall the veggie breakfast was nice, the spinach wasn't very nice and had no flavour.

The Riding House Cafe
Responded 18 hours ago

Thank you for the feedback Natalie. I will pass on to the chef to see what we can improve. Nick

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Meeting up with friends - good breakfast but unfortunately the music was too loud to be able to converse without having to shout. We asked for the music to be turned down which it was but after 5 minutes it was turned up again. If I wanted loud music I would go to a club not a restaurant!

The Riding House Cafe
Responded 17 hours ago

Hi there, Apologies on this. The music shouldn't be at such a volume so I will make sure the team know where to limit it. Im sorry this let us down on your visit Nick

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Slowish service and poached eggs were cooked all the way through

The Riding House Cafe
Responded 17 hours ago

Hi there, Thank you for letting us know, and apologies this let us down yesterday. We will always try to improve so will pass on to the team Nick

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Catherine
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Been a number of times, welcome from front desk is always friendly, my breakfast was lovely (mushrooms and poached egg on toast), service was patchy and inattentive but overall was a good experience.

The Riding House Cafe
Responded 17 hours ago

Hi Catherine, Apologies the service was a bit hit and miss for your visit. It is something we are working on to get more people to join the team. Hopefully we are more on it on your next visit. Thanks Nick

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LolaEats84
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked ahead of time and were given a choice of the bar or sharing tables. We chose the bar. Our waiter was prompt and helpful. We tried the noodle bowl and some suya. It was all delicious and wonderful. Next time, I'm going for desert too

The Riding House Cafe
Responded 17 hours ago

Hey LolaEats84!! We are super happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon Nick

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TomP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply delicious food and great atmosphere. Had a selection of different small bowls and just really great quality food.

The Riding House Cafe
Responded 17 hours ago

Thanks Tom! We appreciate the great feedback!!! Nick

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Marc
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Really good food, great service, I am almost there weekly since lockdown ended

The Riding House Cafe
Responded 17 hours ago

Cheers Marc! Its great to have you as one of our loyal regulars! Let me know when your'e next in and I will pop over and say hello Nick

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OpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely setting and service

The Riding House Cafe
Responded 17 hours ago

Thanks so much!!!!!

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JohnG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service both excellent as ever. Can be hard to get a table even when there appears to be space, but once seated worth it in spades. Best to book ahead …

The Riding House Cafe
Responded 17 hours ago

Cheers John! We are thrilled you had such a great visit with us! See you soon Nick

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Claire
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a nice experience here. Brunch food was lovely and coffee was delicious! So much so I want to find out the brand of coffee they use so I can start using it myself. The staff were so attentive and friendly without being over the top. Excellent service. Great atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

The Riding House Cafe
Responded 17 hours ago

Thanks Claire!!! Its always great to have such glowing feedback! Thank you!!!!!

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LawrenceG
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely menu, good service and a great place to spend an evening with friends. So relaxed and unhurried.

The Riding House Cafe
Responded 17 hours ago

Thanks so much for the lovely feedback Lawrence!

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EstelleM
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fabulous lunch, we had a wonderful thyme. Really recommend the thyme and champagne cocktail too…!

The Riding House Cafe
Responded on 19 July 2021

Cheers Estelle! Love the pun!!!!!! See you back with us soon!

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KrisPhills
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant with great service and most of all great food!

The Riding House Cafe
Responded on 19 July 2021

Thanks for the lovely feedback!

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Joanna
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Food and value for money was excellent.

However, we were overcharged and everything seemed too much trouble for the waiter.

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DanielleH
Miami
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely breakfast,, definitely go back 😊

The Riding House Cafe
Responded 17 hours ago

Thanks so much Danielle! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!!

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LucyK
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely food and generous portions - we split one savoury and one sweet breakfast item

The Riding House Cafe
Responded on 19 July 2021

Thanks Lucy!!!!

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HelenG
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fab breakfast with friends. Great service and lovely food.

The Riding House Cafe
Responded 17 hours ago

Thanks for the lovely comments Helen!

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VickyRoe
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Really lovely service with fabulous, comfort food. Unpretentious and nice atmosphere

The Riding House Cafe
Responded on 19 July 2021

Thanks Vicky for the lovely comments! Really glad you love what we do!

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RosieS
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have wanted to go here for years! Finally got around to booking a table and it was fab! Food was delicious, service very friendly and hospitable. Will definitely be returning!

The Riding House Cafe
Responded on 19 July 2021

Thats great to hear Rosie! We look forward to having you back as well, and as always thanks for the lovely comments

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NickM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great friendly service

The Riding House Cafe
Responded on 19 July 2021

Thanks Nick!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

I love a trip to the Riding House, it's my go to on a "me day" whether breakfast or lunch. Today was still nice but a little disappointing, service was poor and food was just average.

The Riding House Cafe
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi there, sorry we seemed to let you down on this occasion. If you can, could you email me on nick@ridinghouse.cafe so I can get some further info from you? Hope you're well Nick

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EMB123
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a lovely brunch with a friend but the only issue was they did not quite get my order right, I did not complain as it was still delicious and we had a lovely time. They are very strict on only having the table for 1 hr 20 mins!

The Riding House Cafe
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi! I'm sorry we didn't get your order right! That is disappointing to hear, however i'm glad you still enjoyed it! Please let me know (nick@ridinghouse.cafe) when you next plan to come down so I can make it up to you! Nick

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vipmitchel
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Staff absolutely lovely . Menu choices excellent, overall hard to fault

The Riding House Cafe
Responded on 19 July 2021

Thanks so much Mitchel! We value your feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Tasty food but service very slow with over an hour wait for mains

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Isabel
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fab outdoor seating, very friendly service and a lovely breakfast. The pancakes were outrageously sweet but otherwise good food.

The Riding House Cafe
Responded on 19 July 2021

Thanks Isabel! We appreciate the feedback

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DariaM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Brunch with friends

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Anastasia
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Very pretty restaurant with nice outdoor seating. Food was quite expensive but didn’t seem like a lot. Wouldn’t be enough for a man. Need either more food or smaller plates at least! Service is okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
6 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My twin sister and I turned 25. Then pancakes are literally pan-cakes haha, it was great! Thank you for the great food.

The Riding House Cafe
Responded on 19 July 2021

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!! We are glad you enjoyed our pan-cakes on your special day!! :-) Nick

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Tuuli
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Had such a good experience. Food was amazing and came out quickly, staff were very attentive; they were quick to fill out water glasses and to follow up on some food that we’d asked for. They were quite busy but not all the tables were filled - but the bill arrived before we’d asked for it and it felt like we were on a factory line being moved along. Fair to them, we’d been there a little over an hour.

The Riding House Cafe
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hey Tuuli, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and the staff were as attentive as usual! However sorry if you felt we rushed you at the end! Next time we will make sure you have as much time as you like! Hopefully see you soon Nick

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Muswell8Years
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food is amazing! Very high quality food and cooked to perfection. A good range of food on the menu. Great wine list!

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HarrietM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great waiter - lovely food and atmosphere. Will definitely visit again.

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MarcM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Creat team lunch to celebrate a birthday. Food was excellent and service very kind! Will come again!

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Gemma
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wine was excellent and the food was amazing. Service was great, would totally recommend.
Not the cheapest but worth going for a treat/ special occasion

The Riding House Cafe
Responded on 19 July 2021

Thanks Gemma! We appreciate the love!

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Greg
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

A bit disappointing to be honest. The menu looks interesting and diverse, but the delivery is so-so on my experience. I was at the restaurant for supper with family and friends.
For a starter, I had the squid and Korean fishcakes: the squid and sauce were tasty, but the fishcakes didn't go with the rest of the dish, either in terms of texture or flavour. For the main, I had the Portobello Wellington, which was tasteless and didn't work.
I ordered two bottled beers, the same one each time, but I thought it odd that on both occasions I was given a new glass - a bit wasteful: it really makes very little difference to have the glasses extra chilled, given that the beer was straight from the fridge.
I am told that the

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Tisssss
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Food average at best nobody to explain menus and poor service

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and amazing cocktails!

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MayeJ
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and ambience! Would go again!!!!

FAQs

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 3651 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.