Rail House Café

4.3
848 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff 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 848 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.3
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4.1
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3.9
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Amy46
London
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food was great, service was very good, price was reasonable.

The only issue with the set up was that there was not sufficient space between tables to be covid secure.

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Giulia
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was really good, not ordinary and the team was really attentive. We sat outside, obviously, at a very comfortable table with sofa and chairs and a heater above us, which kept us warm throughout.

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Giulia, Thank you for you kind review! Riccardo

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really yummy food and cute setting! Lots of different options on the menu compared to other places which was refreshing!

We arrived about 25 mins early and they sat us down basically immediately! Was so relieved as it’s been so busy on the weekends

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

Hello, Thank you for the amazing review! Hope to see you again soon! Riccardo

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IvanD
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went for brunch with friends, waitress was quite busy and didn’t have much time for us. Food average, tasty. Overall lack for atmosphere...

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Ivan, We’re really sorry to hear that you were left disappointed by 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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JelenaZ
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food , good service
Very thankful to a Italian waiter from Bergamo who suggested tasty vegan plates
We will definitely comeback

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Jelena, Thank you for the lovely review! Your kind words have been passed to our teams. Riccardo

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LucyA
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening at the Rail House Cafe. Had a great buzz and atmosphere!

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Lucy, Thank you for the lovely review! Riccardo

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Lucylulu
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Will definitely be back! Staff were friendly and helpful. The food was outstanding!! Full of flavour. Thank you for a great evening!

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Lucy, Thank you for the amazing review! Your kind words have been passed on to our teams. Riccardo

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AmaniG
London
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good in the whole except that the steak was not medium more well done never the less it was delicious

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Emily
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food! Amazing outdoor area. Really warm and such a wonderful atmosphere. Will definitely be going back soon!!

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Emily, Thank you for your lovely review! Looking forward to seeing you soon! Riccardo

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

Hello, Thank you! Riccardo

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NiamhM
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food! Will definitely come again

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Niamh, Thank you for the lovely review! Riccardo

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Katie
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and lovely white wine spritzers. Cocktails were expensive but the location is really great and easy to get too from Victoria station.

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Katie, Thank you for the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed drinks and atmosphere. Riccardo

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EvaM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and so was the service with experienced, friendly staff.

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Eva, We are glad you enjoyed food and service. Riccardo

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service, food and atmosphere!

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

Hello, Thank you! Riccardo

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Roberta
Essex
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food for reasonable prices, nice atmosphere and friendly and efficient service despite it being very busy.

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Roberta, Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your visit at Rail house cafe. Riccardo

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IrinaL
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice seating area. Good food menu - loved the truffled Mac n cheese. Good cocktail choices and different

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Irina, We are glad you enjoyed drinks and food! Riccardo

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good, our Wellington was mediocre but the Hake with its oriental flavours was an exceptional treat. The service was great.

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

Hello, Thank you for the feedback on the food. Riccardo

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Patsy
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very enjoyable time, the food was delicious and the service was excellent

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Patsy, Thank you for the lovely review! Riccardo

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Bles
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great drinks, good food. Service was excellent. Even though there are outdoor heaters the location means there is a bit of a wind tunnel effect and it’s pretty chilly.

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Bles, Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed food an service! Riccardo

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BicB
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Service was slow, food very average, won’t recommend or return

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

Hello BicB, We’re really sorry to hear that you were left disappointed by 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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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very average food. Service was fine

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

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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EmmaD
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and comfortable seating outside.

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Emma, Thank you for the kind words! Riccardo

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LeeW
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot for outdoor dining whether with friends or colleagues!

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Lee, Thank you! Riccardo

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was raining and we were outside because of Covid - but the team were great managed to move me when the table got wet

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

Hello, Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your time at Rail house cafe despite the adverse weather condition. Riccardo

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JulieW
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A great addition to the Victoria eateries. Varied and interesting menu. Nice, relaxed but classy seating. Attentive and friendly service. Only complaint was that my meal (falafel bowl) was too salty

Rail House Café
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Julie, We are glad that you enjoyed your experience at Rail house cafe. Thank you for the feedback on the falafel. Riccardo

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Kezia
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely evening here for date night with my boyfriend. It got the seal of approval from two foodies. Really delicious, flavourful food. Definitely recommending to friends and family!

Rail House Café
Responded on May 6, 2021

Hello Kezia, We are glad you really enjoyed food and service at the time of your visit. We hope to see you soon again. Riccardo

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EmmaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious food but slightly overpriced for a lunch. The bill received was more equivalent to a al a carte dinner menu. Wine reccomendation was great and staff were very friendly and attentive. Ate outside due to restrictions but looks great on the inside!

Rail House Café
Responded on May 6, 2021

Hello Emma, We are glad you enjoyed food and service at the time of your visit. We do offer a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. Thank you for the feedback. Riccardo

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vipFoodie125
13 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very slow service. We were ignored for the most part. Very few vegan options.

Rail House Café
Responded on May 6, 2021

Hello Foodie, We’re really sorry to hear that you were left disappointed by 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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vipHarrieth
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was hit and miss - sometimes lots of attention then long periods of none. Weather wasn’t great and we weren’t quite under the umbrella and heaters. Food nice but not the best I’ve had there.

Rail House Café
Responded on May 6, 2021

Hello Harriet, Thank you for the feedback. Riccardo

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KimPat
London
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The service was quite slow, it took a time for our food order to be taken and our coffees took over 20mins to arrive. Unfortunately NOVA is a bit of a wind tunnel hence it can be cold & uncomfortable sitting outside, especially if your table doesn’t have a heater, I’ve seen other restaurants which have mobile heater units

Rail House Café
Responded on May 6, 2021

Hello Kim, We’re really sorry to hear that you were left disappointed by 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
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

There’s outdoor heating.
I was not convinced by the quality of the pancakes and would have liked these to have more berries. I’ve been contacted by the restaurant after my review and they’ve tried very well to amend and improve their plates based on customer’s comments. I will now return for sure to dine in.
Service by waiters was great, really nice people.

Rail House Café
Responded on May 6, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Was a lovely atmosphere, service was slightly slow but provided us with complementary cocktails for the wait. Food was and overall would come again.

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LeoH
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food not as good as Riding House Cafe, and there was a very long wait (we sat down at 3pm and didn't eat until nearly 430pm). It was super busy so understand but they had also sold out of most of the things we wanted to order! Staff were apologetic though and gave us a free round of drinks which was a nice touch.

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sarah
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Was great service even though it was very busy. Heaters and umbrellas are good. Brunch food is pricey for what it is and did come out cold but it was a cold day so maybe that was why.

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Hannah
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was very poor - would sadly not recommend! Each person at the table had an issue with their meal, and mains had to be returned to the kitchen

Rail House Café
Responded on May 6, 2021

Hello Hannah, 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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vipJayel
London
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Sadly didn't live up to its potential. It's a lovely outdoor space but RHC has been stretching the capacity. We were seated in an area without cover or heating lamps (the table was just outside of their extentable roof cover with heating lamps), despite the request to be seated under a heating lamp. When we asked if we could be moved to a place with adequate cover (as it was raining) the staff offered an umbrella which we gratefully accepted thinking it was a standing one - they gave us a hand held umbrella. How did they think we were going to eat while holding a flipping umbrella?! We were eventually moved after asking several times and then left for 20minutes. We were ready to order but they came back to "inform us" that we don't have much time left of our booking, and asked if we still wanted to order. Absolutely revolting experience, which is a shame because the decor is so lovely, and the menu has a good variety. The food itself was presented immaculately, although lacking flavour.

Overall I'm disheartened that our experience was hampered by RHC's outdoor layout. It would be a great venue if good weather is guaranteed!

Rail House Café
Responded on May 3, 2021

Hello Jade, We’re really sorry to hear that you were left disappointed by 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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Sarah
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and generally good service. Appreciate the need to maximise on profits but having someone at another table less than 30cm away was a little off putting. Overall I'd recommend it though :)

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PalomaP
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, and great atmosphere! Would definitely recommend for a birthday, or important event.

Rail House Café
Responded on May 3, 2021

Hello Paloma, We are delighted that you really enjoyed Rail house cafe. Hope to see you soon again. Riccardo

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ElliottW
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice meal! Tad on the pricey side for a few items but overall a decent experience

Rail House Café
Responded on May 3, 2021

Hello Elliott, Thank you for feedback. Riccardo

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vipck123
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, and great set up being outside. Lovely atmosphere, would definitely return.

Rail House Café
Responded on May 3, 2021

Hello, Thank you for your lovely review. Hope to see you again soon. Riccardo

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Rail House Café is rated 4.3 stars by 848 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.