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About The Riding House Cafe

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.

43-51 Great Titchfield Street
London, W1W7PQ
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Modern European

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday: 7.30am - 10.30pm

Friday: 7.30am - 10.45pm

Saturday: 9am – 10.45pm

Sunday: 9am – 9.30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7927 0840

Website:
http://www.ridinghouse.cafe/

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 Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our Christmas reservations are now open! For more information on our festive menus and event spaces please visit www.ridinghouse.cafe/christmas or simply email events@ridinghouse.cafe for more information. This year we will also be open on Christmas Day itself, serving the full works, with all the trimmings.

The Riding House Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

3.8

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (144)
Casual (95)
Great for Lunch (85)
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Cozy (66)
Good for a Date (62)
Fun (54)
Business Meals (52)
Comfort Food (50)
Bar Seating (48)
Good for Groups (46)
Special Occasion (44)
Neighborhood Gem (42)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Sunday Lunch (34)
People Watching (34)
Healthy (31)
Hot Spot (30)
Good Vegetarian Options (30)
Afternoon Coffee (29)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Quick Bite (29)
Vibrant Bar Scene (28)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Authentic (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Romantic (16)
Afternoon Tea (14)
Seasonal (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Organic (9)
Late-night Find (7)
Great Beer (5)
Outstanding Value (4)
Tapas (4)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

I’ve been here on numerous occasions. But the quality has certainly dropped. Fatty unedible steak, old broccoli and hair in the food. Not sure if the chefs had left the building or have given up. But ours and the surrounding tables where complaining about the quality.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

A pleasant experience in casual dining. Worth a visit.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined 5 days ago

Buzzy, Inviting, Amazing warm atmosphere, rustic, subtle Xmas decorations, beautifully yet unfussily presented, delicious food!
Will definately return very soon!
Thank you!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 6 days ago

Really poor food. Kedigree was flourless and slopppy. Lovely toon, lovely staff but really just need to get the basics right.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great, lively place for brunch. Creative menu and friendly and efficient service .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Fun, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was inedible and most unpleasant. We did get the main meal taken off the bill but with no apology from the supervisor.

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 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great burgerdict (but slightly small) and fantastic chips!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good food - lovely environs

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

I love the Riding House Cafe, it's my go-to for central-London client meetings: always busy enough to have a buzz of atmosphere, but quiet enough to talk. The service is always exceptional, and the staff friendly and approachable. They cater well for gluten free, imperative for me! Clients who don't know of it always really impressed. I shouldn't really be giving away my secret bolt-hole, now I'll never get a table!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Afternoon Coffee
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 (London)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Love this place! Always go there when I have friends visiting and it lever let me down. The food is beautiful, quick and attentive service and energetic and positive staff.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Healthy, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Try the buttermilk pancakes! You won't regret it! The staff were a bit stressed this time around but overall effective service and lovely ambience!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on November 23, 2017

A wonderful Thanksgiving dinner!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I have been to the Riding House many times. My recent experience was not the norm. Staff are friendly and courteous. They didn’t have my first choice of drink and for my guest that didn’t have his first two choices. We both ordered Sirloin medium rare. Both came back rare and not hot. Nor were our sides. My guest side source was solid, and we ask for English mustard 3 Times. Each time we were brought Dijon and eventually told they didn’t have any English mustard halfway through our meal.

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 (London)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I had very high expectations and perhaps for that reason The Riding House Cafe came up terribly short.

The venue is lovely and the lady serving us, Andrea, was very friendly!

The food on the other hand which is why I was there was at best so-so. My tea was lukewarm as was my food. The large portion of eggs royale was just two eggs on a muffin each, a standard portion at any other cafe/restaurant. The Hollandaise was delicious but the eggs were barely warm.

I really wanted to love this place and it has been on my list for a very long time but all I did for the time I was there was wish I had just booked at my favourite place, Cecconis.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was absolutely delicious! Actually the best shakshuka I've had in a long time.
Unfortunately the service was pretty poor and the staff seemed so miserable! I mean I was there for breakfast so it was early in the morning but still...

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

High standards every time! Lovely environment with friendly staff

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 (Bedfordshire)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Very good service and staff were excellent. Food enjoyable but portion sizes for some things really small i.e. Kedgeree and Sides of tomato and avocado.
Birthday girl enjoyed it very much. We will return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Special Occasion, Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

It's always a special delight to spend some time at The Riding House with your loved ones.

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Competent in all ways for all day dinning. With a good variety of table styles from bench to low table.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I came here for the first time to celebrate a special occasion (as the restaurant was aware) and was disappointed by the service provided.
We had great food - Mac n cheese, artichoke dip, burger and enjoyed the cool vibes of the restaurant, but again just disappointed with the service we received.
We would like to try it again as the food was good and hope the service will be better this time around.

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 (London)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very good evening with great service

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 (London)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Went to Riding House for a Saturday Brunch and wasn’t disappointed. Ordered quite a few bits between two people it was more than enough.
The pancakes are gorgeous and the burgerdict is really nice. My favourite was the pork belly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We met for a business dinner, service good and attentive. Food good but very small portions for the value.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Am a fan if the cafe and like it particularly on weekends. This was a business meeting and it was largely empty and thus plenty of room. The food was fine, the selection for breakfast was good and the coffees were also good. Service was not so good. We had finished our meeting and had been trying to get attention to get he bull and pay for more than 10 minutes when a waitress approached us in a real strop saying we had to leave as they needed the table back. Before we said that we had been trying to do so, she plonked the bill on our table and left again! It took another five mins for her to return with the card machine again with the same strop. The irony was the restaurant was still only half full. Shame, but the hospitality needs to be there the whole time and one person can let the team down.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The restaurant was completely packed when I went for Sunday Brunch. I had a booking so I was seated straight away. They tried to seat us at the communal table, but fortunately we were able to get one of the small tables by the window instead, as I am pregnant and needed the space. Service was a bit hit and miss at my drink did not even come until after I received the food. I had the pancakes - which was done a British style, with clotted cream and some raspberry jam. It was just okay, really pancakes are best done "American Style" with fresh berries, butter and lots of maple syrup! I am an American though so maybe that's just me....
Right after the bill was paid, we were asked to leave the table, which was a bit of a shame because we weren't done catching up. There were just two of us, so it was a bit rushed. It is clearly a really popular place though and there was a queue to get in, so get they're trying to make hay while the sun shines. The ambience is really nice in this place, they've got the New York City vibe and decor going on, finally London is catching up on the Brunch scene. Overall this is a great place to go for brunch, maybe just don't get the pancakes!

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great ambience and food and service

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Absolutely amazing food, the pork belly small plate was one of the best things I’ve ever tried. Service was prompt and friendly and very attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Disappointing return visit. I had previously had a great meal here so was keen to return. However I found the service disappointing and the food overpriced. We opted for a range of the small plates for our meal, but despite ordering 6 plates between 2 of us found them insubstantial. One of them was basically approx two tomatoes cut up with some chives sprinkled on top for £6.50. Rip off.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Went with three friends for my birthday dinner as been to the Village East in Bermondsey before which was amazing, so had high hopes for this place.

Unfortunately the food didn't stand up to its expectations. We had four starters of which only one would be to remember. Quite basic presentation and not much quantity...The bean and chorizo squid had two wheels of chorizo and three small pieces of squid on it.
I had a Chorizo hash as main course which was more of a Spanish omelette, a rather try one to be fair, with some half whelk kale on the side.
My friend had the quinoa salad which was apparently coming warm but arrived cold and had 7 tomatoes, a few green beans and a few dollops of ricotta cheese on top.
My other friends kedgeree didn't seem to have much fish in there either.

Overall the waitress was friendly and attentive but didn't pay much attention during us eating and after.
My birthday occasion wasn't addressed at any stage (which i noted at the time of booking). We didn't bother to have desserts as they wouldn't have been any better than the other food.

I was pretty disappointed given it was my birthday eve and I wanted it to be special. Will defo not return.

Tags: Casual
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 (London)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This was a last minute choice for dinner as it was recommended to me on the same day we went. The restaurant was very accommodation in bringing our booking forward, the waiters were attentive and patient throughout. In addition the food was just as good as I had heard. I had a cheeseburger that was cooked to medium perfectly, which I find is very difficult to actually get right in a lot of restaurants! All in all a great place for dinner and we will be going again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

I love the cafe however my breakfast was cold and I should have returned it but so engrosed in my conversation and didnt want to interupt to complain.
Sorry the bill was to expensive and not worth the food at all..
However I love meeting people there so do I just put up with it?

Tags: Tapas, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great food although portions are slightly on the smaller side for the price but I guess that's central London for you. The waiter made a mistake of adding an avocado smoothie to our order, it came and we said we didn't order it and they took it back. But then they charged us this anyway on the bill so had to get it refunded.

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 (London)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great pancakes and compote, you wont go hungary. Good coffee as well. Staff really friendly and helpful

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had an enjoyable lunch catching up with friends & the Titchfield Burger was delicious. Service was ok but we struggled to hear our waiter when he spoke to us as he was very softly spoken & had quite a strong accent. We also didn’t receive the ketchup & mayo we asked for. When it came to dessert they had run out of half the dessert menu which was disappointing so we went elsewhere for pudding!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Brilliant! Very cozy and great vibe. Bloody mary’s to die for! Definitely go here for brunch!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Watch out! This restaurant added a service charge which we did not spot and we were not advised even when we left a generous tip!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great restaurant, it was absolutely buzzing with good atmosphere on a Saturday afternoon.
Food was great and arrived promptly, good wine selection, and you absolutely have to try their fiery bloody mary.
My only negative comment would be a 20 minute wait for a pre-booked table. Me and a friend had to wait on the stools by the busy reception desk, which inconvenienced both us and other customers coming in.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was my 3rd time at Riding House Cafe. At first, we got given a table at the back, but I wasn't happy with it so I spoke to the receptionist and asked to be moved to the other side near the window, where there is space (I recommend this), and he sorted this out for us, which was a real touch, great service. The food is really tasty all the time, solid marks for the food. Staff were and helpful and quick this time (sometimes can be a bit slow). I took my friend here for her birthday and the vibe was perfect for this and the coffee is great for people who appreciate a good coffee in London Town.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Was there for a Birthday Breakfast/Brunch.
The full English was delicious and so were the pancakes we ordered on the side.
Everything was great and the price wasn't over the top. Good price/quality.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I've been coming here for all sorts of occasions since it first opened and have never been disappointed with the food or service. For a more quiet experience, where you like a to hold a conversation, ask for a table in the dining area left of the entrance. They have some lovely comfy booth / bench seats.
I was with my old boss and his new boss in a quasi job interview. As Americans they liked the alternative decor, menu and service.
Having been several times before however, I was disappointed with the reduction in menu choices for starters and also the size of the starters. The pork belly, my favourite has been reduced from nice chunks to what I could barely call finger food.
My other favourite for a main however was the beef Wellington which as usual was amazing.
I've had dinner here now with the in-laws, with work / work related people, and just casual dinners with my partner and friends and overall I would still score the location, menu, staff & service and price / quality a big 4.5! ☺️

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