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Riding House Fitzrovia, London,

Riding House Fitzrovia

4.3
4.3
3963 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 124 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, European, Pan-Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7927 0840

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Henry Omereye

  • Private party facilities

    The private dining room here boasts an original stable that was rebuilt downstairs to provide a cosy escape for 16 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.

  • Private party contact

    Izabela: 020 7927 0840

  • Neighborhood

    Fitzrovia

  • Parking details

    There is a very limited amount of street parking on Great Titchfield St, Little Titchfield St and Riding House St.

  • Public transit

    The Riding House Café is located a 5 minute walk from Oxford Circus underground and a 10 minute walk from Tottenham Court Rd. The restaurant is served by numerous bus routes within a very short walk. Boris Bike bays are located on Foley St.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 4th July Feast

    £45.00 per person

    Jul 4, 2022 only
    INDEPENDENCE DAY Join us on the evening of Monday 4th July, in Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia or Victoria, for our inaugural Independence Day celebrations. Our chefs have created a proper Stateside banquet for you - feast on smoked brisket, soul fried chicken wings, grilled shrimp skewers, cheeseburger sliders, truffle mac & cheese and more, before a slice of classic American apple pie and our twist on campfire s'mores to finish. For one night only, we will also be serving a special menu of star-spangled cocktails for you to enjoy with your meal. Booking is essential!

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • West End London

    Great for Brunch

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    Xoxo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Crispy tofu bowl was actually a chewy cold bowl - took about half an hour for anyone to take food orders
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Poor service spoilt the evening Some of the food was cold
  3. JL

    JoshLewis

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    The setting of the cafe is beautiful. The interior is wonderful and it’s enjoyable dining inside. However, food is average at best. Breakfast wasn’t very nice, scrambled eggs were dry and had a bland taste. Juices were adequate. Can’t fault the service. Unlikely that I will be returning.
  4. GI

    GabrielI

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall, great food and decent pricing, great service
  5. AC

    AngelC

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing veggie breakfast and pancakes. Never disappoints!
  6. LV

    LondonVeggie

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Not as good as I was hoping for. Brunch was a bit disappointing
  7. HK

    HayleyK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely meal. The lemongrass chicken skewer in particular is outstanding - would return for that alone, although all of it was totally delicious. Great waiter and perfect menu. The steak was a bit boring compared to how amazing and interesting all the other dishes were. Think they should change that!

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded 4 days agoHi there Hayley, Thank you so much for this lovely review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your food & experience with us. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back again soon, Many thanks, Ben

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    The food was not good, we can taste like the ingredients were very old. First time to experience the beef wellingon and I was very excited but it was not good and we didn’t finish it. Good interior but the chairs inside were old, that needs replacing. There are flies inside and out of the restaurant. Service of the waitress/waiter were excellent and that I can commend. I wouldn’t recommend this cafe to my friends.

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded 5 days agoHello there, Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review. I'm so happy to see that you felt the service was excellent, though I'm sorry you were underwhelmed with your first experience with us and wouldn't want this to be your last. I was the manager this night and it wasn't brought to my attention you weren't happy with your beef wellington so I apologise for missing this. With the furniture, the design of the restaurant is for older furniture to be used for a shabby chic look, however we are more than happy to swap chairs or tables if there is the availability to do so. I would love to hear more about your time with us so if you could email me personally at benchapman@ridinghouse.cafe it would really help. looking forward to hearing from you soon. Kind regards, Ben

  9. J

    Jamie

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Sat outside and it took half an hour to get a drink. People on the table next to us had their phone stolen by a random guy.

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded 7 days agoHi Jamie, I'm sorry to hear you had slow service. I need to get to the bottom of what happened and why it took so long. Could I ask what time you visited us? It is horrible to know one of our guests had their property stolen. Unfortunately professional gangs operate in central London, and it can be extremely difficult to stop this happening. We do try to warn guests not to leave any personal items out on display, and we will be co operating with CCTV for the incident. Thanks Nick

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Service was bad.
  11. ST

    SelinaT

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was great, hot drinks not very hot which was a disappointment as they are not cheap. Pancakes were the highlight of the visit-a must try! Our table was not wiped down properly on arrival and could see some residue from the meal before ours across it.
  12. SP

    SarahP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect brunch spot - definitely recommend and family friendly

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded 5 days agoHey Sarah, I'm so happy you had a great time dining with us, thanks so much for the 5* review. Can't wait to have you back again soon. Many thanks, Ben

  13. FA

    FrancescaA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Beautiful evening with amazing food and company. Service a little slow, but actually this was really nice as it meant we had a long leisurely meal with good chat!

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded 5 days agoHi Francesca, Thank you so much for the 5* review I'm so happy you enjoyed your time with us. we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again, Ben

  14. F

    Foodie2013

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The food was good but not outstanding. I have been previously and was far tastier. The waiter was nice enough but not attentive. Never asked if we wanted another cocktail, if everything was OK and took a good 20 mins after getting our cocktails to order. When we asked for the bill, if he asked if we wanted dessert, he could've tempted us! The cocktails were amazing though!

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded on June 20, 2022Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm so happy to see you enjoyed our cocktails, I'll be sure to pass on your review to our bar team. I am sorry to see that your last visit wasn't as great as you previous ones though. This is definitely not the training we give any of our waiters and I will be bringing this up in the next briefing. If you could email me personally at benchapman@ridinghouse.cafe I would love to hear more about your experience with us. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Kind regards, Ben

  15. CC

    CCCC

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service very slow (over half an hour wait for food) and when it came order was wrong. Waitress was struggling to understand what we wanted. Atmosphere good though and some wait staff were good.
  16. IC

    ICAD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was good but nothing too special. The pancakes were quite thick and too sweet, really hard to finish them. Nice environment for a brunch.

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded 5 days agoHi ICAD, Thanks for the positive review I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us. I'm sorry to see you weren't able to get through the pancakes. We make them like an American style pancake though, so they will be a bit thicker. I hope we see you again soon and that we can help find you something special from our menu. Many thanks, Ben

  17. DB

    DavidB

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Simple. Good food, good service. Bit noisy, but not excessive.

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded on June 17, 2022Thank you David! Yes the restaurant can certainly liven up when full. Next time you're in, we will make sure you get a quieter spot if needed. Thanks

  18. C

    Caro

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We had a lunch reservation and after only an hour the Waiter came up to us and said they needed our table, shame as it put a real dampener on lunch and detracted from the fact that the food was really good!
  19. s

    stuc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have eaten in a lot of restaurants lately where the service has been shocking. The team here were great, fun and welcoming. Food was excellent as always but eating out is all about experience and having a happy team serve you makes such a difference. Highly recommend

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded on June 17, 2022Thank you Stu for such kind words! We really have such a wonderful team, and we all get on so well it makes it easy to look after our guests! Look forward to having you back with us soon! Nick

  20. RB

    RichardB

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a warm friendly welcome from the hostess and team. Great atmosphere and love the look of the place, very cool. Really enjoyed our brunch, and the service was superb from our waitress Chloe in particular who couldn't have been more helpful and attentive. We'll be back!
  21. B

    Bish

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great dining experience. Really helpful staff and delicious and interesting dishes.

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded on June 17, 2022Thanks so much Bish! So glad you loved it!

  22. TO

    TimO

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    Food is great, but service remains below par and the some of the shabby-chic furniture far from conducive for a relaxed breakfast. Note also, they open 08:30 and will leave you hanging outside.
  23. LG

    LouGee13

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I chose a salad bowl with wild rice, quinoa, feta, carrot and asparagus. When it came i was loaded with spinach leaves. If I'd know this I would not have ordered it. Menu items really need to be described properly. Also I asked for a decaf coffee because I have been told for health reasons not to drink caffeine. I double-checked with the waiter that is was decaf when it arrived and he said it was. It wasn't. I felt unwell for the rest of the day. It was very disappointing when the cafe makes a point of being concerned to accommodate allergies and intolerances.

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded on June 11, 2022Hi there Lou, I am so sorry to hear you found your wild rice salad not as described. The amount of spinach leaves should not be as much as you have described, hence why it isn't described as such. I can only apologise for this blunder and investigate why this dish was sent like this. Secondly I would like to profoundly apologise for serving you caffeinated coffee despite you ordering decaf. I will be immediately looking into the point of failure and ensuring this doesn't happen again. If you plan to make another visit please drop me an email on ben@ridinghouse.cafe & I will ensure you are very well looked after. Many thanks, Ben

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service bordering on rude and food distinctly average

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded on June 15, 2022Hi there, I am so terribly sorry to hear your experience with us was so far away from our standard. I would very much like to discuss your visit to us further so we can get to the bottom of it. Please drop me an email on ben@ridinghouse.cafe so we can discuss further. I look forward to hearing from you. Many thanks, Ben

  25. AC

    AnnieC

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Didn’t have any cutlery initially but promptly sorted

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded on June 11, 2022Hi Annie! Thanks so much for this positive review! I'm sorry about the small blunder with the cutlery, very glad to hear it was fixed promptly! See you again soon, Thanks, Ben

  26. KW

    KevinW

    Kent

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    I regularly eat at RHF and, until today, have always been a huge fan. We sat outside this afternoon and I think it’s fair to say they had a bad day. I hosted an outside table of 3 for an important client meeting. My guests and I all ordered starters / mains as well as a round of drinks. After a long wait both starters and mains all got delivered at the same time. When I identified the issue, the food was put on the table and I was told to take the issue up inside. Seafood and chicken wings / Buratta - better apart as separate courses. To save further blushes at the table we accepted and carried on. Not ideal at all. Drinks were also a problem, with our orders taking considerable time to arrive / drink orders from other guests being delivered instead of our own. Not their best day.
  27. M

    Montymillion

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I really love it here for lunch and breakfast. Service can be a little slow if you’re in the corner or it’s busy but generally everyone is friendly, helpful and the food is very tasty. Good for meetings and meeting friends.
  28. AM

    AndyM

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    good food/ good service great for breakfast, nice atmosphere
  29. CG

    CathyG

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab brunch on a Sunday, attentive servers, no delay in taking order and indeed getting our food. Lovely atmosphere and very friendly

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded on June 10, 2022Thank you so much for the lovely review! So glad you had a great brunch with us! See you soon!

  30. S

    Stig

    Liverpool

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food. Relaxing atmosphere. Friendly service.

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded on June 10, 2022Thanks Stig! we appreciate the kind words

  31. a

    annf

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing. Service was good and waiter friendly

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded on June 10, 2022Thanks so much for the kind words! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Nick

  32. a

    angela

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were a group of 5. We enjoyed the jubilee spritz and the birds&bees cocktails. For the sweet brunch option the berry pancakes were delicious and for a savoury option the smoked Cajun pepper stew eggs was a hit. We were welcomed and seated in a timely fashion despite it being a busy bank holiday weekend. The space felt spacious and airy. The service from the wait staff and front of house was great. I would go again.

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded on June 10, 2022Hi Angela! Thankyou for the kind and detailed review! We are so please you all loved what we do! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! nick

  33. JM

    JasonM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    A nice place to eat. My poached eggs are always underdone though ..

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded on June 5, 2022Hey Jason, Thanks for the positive review. I'm sorry to see your eggs were underdone, though we are more than happy to have them cooked to your preferred liking be that runny, medium or well done. I hope we see you again soon. Many thanks, Ben

  34. JM

    JM03

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Went for breakfast after using Open table recommendations- outstanding food!

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded on June 5, 2022Hey there, Thank you so much for the lovely 5* review, I'm so happy to see you enjoyed your meal with us. Looking forward to having you dine with us again soon. Many thanks, Ben

  35. JS

    JasS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place and I've regularly Brough my friends and family here for breakfasts and lunches. The staff are always really friendly and the food and drinks are delicious - I love the pancakes!

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded on June 5, 2022Hi Jas, I'm so happy to see you love your time dining with us and that you feel well looked after too. we all look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again, Ben

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really good, nothing to fault. My go to brunch spot
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is just amazing and the facilities so nice

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded on June 5, 2022Hey there, I'm so happy to see you enjoyed your meal and time with us, thank you for leaving us a 5* review. Looking forward to having you back again soon. Manny thanks, Ben

  38. L

    Lardo

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our lunch at The Riding House, Fitzrovia. Had a lovely corner table in the dining room area which was a nice surprise as we were booked on a high top, good decision making from the lovely hostess. One minor comment would be that having both the roast pork and chicken accompanied by pineapple chutney seems daft, (particularly if you don't like pineapple!) We had artichoke dip to start and shared the roast sirloin. All excellent. We also tried the Romanian Cabernet/Merlot which was great with the beef. I had not been here for several years and am very glad to have re-acquainted myself. Also, it has to be said that the service and staff quality were superb.

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded on May 31, 2022Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We really appreciate it. I am so happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit to us. The Cab/Merlot is one of my favourite wines on our list so I am so happy to hear you enjoyed it. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Many thanks, Ben

  39. ER

    EuanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely visit for brunch. It was the first time the family had visited so we’ll definitely be back

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded on June 10, 2022Thanks Euan for the lovely review! So glad you and the family enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to having you back soon Nick

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place for brunch near Oxford Circus, I hadn’t been in a few years and it’s as good as I remembered! A little loud and service a bit slower, but it was a busy Sunday morning.

    Riding House FitzroviaResponded on June 5, 2022Hi there, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review we are all very happy to have you back again. Looking forward to you dining with us again soon. Thanks again, Ben

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Riding House Fitzrovia does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Riding House Fitzrovia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7927 0840.

Riding House Fitzrovia is rated 4.3 stars by 3963 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 124 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Riding House Fitzrovia

43-51 Great Titchfield Street London, W1W7PQ

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Fitzrovia

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, European, Pan-Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a very limited amount of street parking on Great Titchfield St, Little Titchfield St and Riding House St.

  • Public transit

    The Riding House Café is located a 5 minute walk from Oxford Circus underground and a 10 minute walk from Tottenham Court Rd. The restaurant is served by numerous bus routes within a very short walk. Boris Bike bays are located on Foley St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Henry Omereye

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7927 0840

  • Private party facilities

    The private dining room here boasts an original stable that was rebuilt downstairs to provide a cosy escape for 16 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.

  • Private party contact

    Izabela: 020 7927 0840

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