Rail House Café

4.3
872 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 872 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StephanieP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The waitress asked us to give up the table after 1 hour and 10 mins, despite the booking being for 1 hour and 30 mins and there being plenty of free tables around us.
The chicken burger (called sandwich la sandwich on the menu), was average. Chicken was dry and meal was Luke warm when it came out.

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CamillaB
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Despite the weather trying to ruin our fun, brunch was great. Food was lovely as usual and the staff were brilliant- even finding us a new table when the rain threatened to drip on me. Strongly recommend

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Brody
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch, food was amazing! Staff were so friendly and attentive, definitely will come here again

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JAMESY
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience1

So.... disappointing on many levels.

1. Sat outside (of course).. but got wet.
2. Menu. Very, very limited
3. Food. Average. Hake was overcooked. Noodles were tasteless
4. Ordered Hot chocolate. Was cold
5. Ordered Cappuccino and Americano -- never came. Had to ask again
6. Many servers -- service didn't reflect that. Too busy talking to each other.
7. Bottom line? Waste of time and money. Do not book here. Plenty (thousands) of good restaurants in London. This is not one of them.

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Joshua
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be coming back here again, first time visiting! Staff were friendly and prompt, seating was comfortable and the food was sensational! Best brunch spot we’ve been to for a very long time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, fabulous service in a wonderful location. Would 100% go back.

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Louise
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Nice place to meet friends for brunch. Heaters outside and umbrellas - barely noticed it was drizzling outside. Service was good despite being really busy. Food sadly was pretty pour. I had eggs benedict which was really stodgy. Milk for the tea turned up with dust and hair floating in it. I went to the bathroom and saw a lady from the kitchen use the bathroom and then walk out without washing her hands.... It's a shame as this is a good venue, great location.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good was very mediocre! There’s definitely better brunch in London. Service was very friendly tho.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Service was good, location is convenient, food (brunch) was pretty average.

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SarahM
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the pepper stew. Great to enjoy something slightly unusual for brunch and fun to share the berry pancakes between the three of us with coffee as a brunch "dessert"

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Kaye
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly our new favourite place to go when visiting London, lovely staff, comfy seats and great food.

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WendyW
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Decided to return here for another catch up lunch with friends as we had really enjoyed it the last time. It was just as good - very friendly, good service, and great food - especially the pork belly and the artichoke dip! Have already booked to go back again in June!

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BNair
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Your staff are absolutely amazing 👏🏽
Food and ambience great, especially the heaters ;)

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Vettie
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely and also the location and venue

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Rachel
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service, and great atmosphere sitting outside

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EmilyT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening - our servers couldn’t have been nicer or more enthusiastic. Food was delicious, my only feedback would be the vegetarian rigatoni could do with a little more seasoning (I don’t generally like a lot of salt but did feel it was lacking just a little) however the artichoke dip and the sauce that comes with the squid starter are absolutely incredible!! Cocktails are delicious and well priced for the quality. A group of drunks tried to sit down on some tables near us and the team sorted it out very quickly, quietly and professionally! Was a really lovely evening.

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Amy46
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days 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 on May 10, 2021
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 on May 11, 2021

Hello Giulia, Thank you for you kind review! Riccardo

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
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 on May 11, 2021

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

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IvanD
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
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 on May 11, 2021

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 on May 8, 2021
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 on May 11, 2021

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 on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Rail House Café
Responded on May 11, 2021

Hello Lucy, Thank you for the lovely review! Riccardo

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AmaniG
London
18 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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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Lucylulu
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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 on May 11, 2021

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

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Emily
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

Rail House Café
Responded on May 11, 2021

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

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Mohab
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service offered was excellent, tha staff extremely nice, the food is really good, tasty and various between different cuisines. Discovered this place thanks to a friend's birthday over there. Me and my partner went there the weekend later for a date after the whole lockdown situation, and we pretty much enjoyed it!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

Rail House Café
Responded on May 11, 2021

Hello, Thank you! Riccardo

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NiamhM
London
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food! Will definitely come again

Rail House Café
Responded on May 11, 2021

Hello Niamh, Thank you for the lovely review! Riccardo

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Katie
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
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 on May 11, 2021

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

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EvaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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

Rail House Café
Responded on May 11, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service, food and atmosphere!

Rail House Café
Responded on May 11, 2021

Hello, Thank you! Riccardo

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Roberta
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Rail House Café
Responded on May 11, 2021

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 on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Rail House Café
Responded on May 11, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
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 on May 11, 2021

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

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Patsy
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

Rail House Café
Responded on May 11, 2021

Hello Patsy, Thank you for the lovely review! Riccardo

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Bles
London
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
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 on May 11, 2021

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

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BicB
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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

Rail House Café
Responded on May 11, 2021

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
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very average food. Service was fine

Rail House Café
Responded on May 11, 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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EmmaD
London
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and comfortable seating outside.

Rail House Café
Responded on May 11, 2021

Hello Emma, Thank you for the kind words! Riccardo

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LeeW
London
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot for outdoor dining whether with friends or colleagues!

Rail House Café
Responded on May 11, 2021

Hello Lee, Thank you! Riccardo

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Rail House Café is rated 4.3 stars by 872 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.