Riding House Café



19 reviews

43-51 Great Titchfield Street , London, W1W 7PQ

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Crammed with Fitzrovia’s media movers and shakers from morn till night, Riding House Café is still a trendy favourite hereabouts. Red-leather seating, parquet floors and frilly lamps are redolent of a gussied-up New York diner, though stuffed squirrels and panelled walls add some English eccentricity to the bustling room’s roaring atmosphere. Service is smart and speedy, but the cooking can be up and down: our buffalo wings were parsimonious, and sea trout (overcooked) was lost among fat slabs of tomato drenched in potent pistou, but – on the plus side – crisp salt beef croquettes, roast guinea fowl on ratatouille and a decadent hot chocolate fudge sundae hit the spot. Classy brunches spanning buttermilk pancakes, chorizo hash and lobster Benedict pull the crowds, while a pristinely tiled bar awash with laptops seems more about work than pleasure. Perhaps lone diners aspire to the compact wine list’s ‘reserve’ section.


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Riding House Café Location

43-51 Great Titchfield Street , London W1W 7PQ

Opening times

Mon-Sun 7.30am-11.30pm (Sat-Sun 9am- Sun -10.30pm)

Riding House Café's Reviews


Food & Drink: 7.4


Service: 6.9


Atmosphere: 8.3


Value: 7.2


Food + drink: 3

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 3

10 November 2018

Great place. I've been three times now and cannot fault the look and feel. Stylish lighting, great sound levels -- gentle buzz -- good place for conversation. Food is good but as others have mentioned can be a little inconsistent. Lemon sole was great. Tarte Tatin a little synthetic -- was it really home made? Out waitress told us that the automatically-included 12.5% service charge was not equally distributed to the staff. I asked her if it went straight to the management and she declined to answer so we asked for the service charge to be removed -- with permission from the boss they did so no problem and no questions asked -- and gave a chunky cash tip direct to the waitress. I recommend you do the same.


Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 4

Bronze Reviewer
14 May 2018

I've visited many times, but on this occasion it was for breakfast early on a Saturday morning. The service was just as good as usual, and the atmosphere was very pleasant; buzzing but not noisy. The service was friendly and attentive, and we weren't rushed at all. The plates for the hot food could have been warmer, but the food was as good as usual.


Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 5

Gold Reviewer
15 April 2015

Very good restaurant. Service is very attentive and accommodating, they event have a menu specifically for those with gluten allergy. Definitely will be coming back

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