Rail House Café


SquareMeal Review of Rail House Café

Set on the ground floor of one of the imposing glass towers of the shiny Nova development, Rail House Café attracts big crowds. And no wonder. The massive dining space pretty much guarantees a table, prices are reasonable and the location over the road from Victoria station couldn’t be more convenient. The kitchen certainly knows how to cater for all those hungry diners, with an international menu of crowd-pleasing favourites.

Comfort food is a running theme. You might start with mac and cheese with shallot rings, given an extra bit of indulgence with the addition of confit duck, or a sticky plate of soy and honey pork belly, and follow with a big portion of buttermilk chicken burger. But it’s not all so hearty. Seafood noodles – mussels, clams, squid and tiger prawns tossed in rice noodles with bacon sauce – is a clean-tasting alternative.

Puddings were a little disappointing, with neither the speculoos cheesecake with passionfruit sauce, nor the raspberry and white chocolate tart, particularly exciting us. Cocktails fared better, with a Gin, Gin and Ginger (gin, sloe gin, lime, plum bitters and ginger ale) making for a sweet but refreshing long drink.

All in all, Rail House Café is an easy-going, no-fuss experience, and it serves weekday breakfasts and weekend brunch, too.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Cool, Cosy, Fun, Glamorous, Lively, Quirky, Romantic, Unique
Food Occasions
All day dining, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Counter dining, Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

COVID-19 Update for Rail House Café

Updated on 08 Oct 2020

Here at Rail House Café, we recognise that COVID-19 presents unique challenges and will take all steps necessary to help reduce the risk of its transmission.

We have stringent policies in place to help ensure our employees and guests are safe from COVID-19.

These include:

All employees must complete a health screening questionnaire and confirm they are in good health prior to beginning work.
No employees will work if they or anyone in their household is unwell following Public Health England Self Isolation Guidance.
Our employees follow safe COVID-19 working procedures.
Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting will be carried out using chemicals that are appropriate for COVID-19.
Employees already follow good personal hygiene but this has been enhanced for both back and front of house teams.
All staff wash their hands regularly for 20 seconds with hot water and soap, with the addition of a hand sanitiser afterwards.
Contactless pick up and deliveries are in place which follow social distancing guidelines.
Our employees have been provided with appropriate PPE.

We will identify the hazards associated with COVID-19 in our premises via a process of risk assessment and will implement all control measures necessary to help protect the welfare of our staff, customers, visitors and any suppliers or contractors who visit our premises.

We will ensure that adequate resources are made available to help protect our staff, customers and visitors whether this be via the provision of hygiene equipment such as hand sanitising stations, signage and notices throughout the premises or personal protective equipment for use as necessary.

We commit to ensuring that all of our staff receive training in the control of COVID-19 and will undertake refresher training on a regular basis to ensure that our safety procedures are always at the highest of standards.

We believe that the best resource is our team. We will ensure that they are consulted with regularly and where concerns are raised we will listen to them and act accordingly. Where staff request measures over and above our own standards to help protect their welfare and that of others, we will endeavour to meet with those requests.

We will continually monitor our performance, whether by internal or third party audit. Upon identifying any improvements necessary during any audit, we commit to ensuring that these are acted upon immediately and without hesitation. We will also strive to achieve certification to our safety consultants ‘COVID-19 Secure’ standard within all our premises.

We recognise that COVID-19 management is a continually evolving matter. We will monitor Government and other agency advice and implement their best practice recommendations should they differ from our own processes. We will continue to employ the services of a third party safety consultancy, currently Food Alert, and will regularly liaise with them to ensure that they keep us up to date with all best practice measures.

This policy, our procedures and our risk assessments are under continual review and we will revise the content regularly should the need arise. We shall also ensure that controls we set in place do not negatively impact upon the safety and security of our premises.

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Are there gluten-free options on the menu at Rail House Café?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at Rail House Café.

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Location for Rail House Café

8 Sir Simon Milton Square , London, London, SW1E 5DJ

020 3906 7950


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 10:00-15:30
Sun 10:00-15:30
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Mon 17:00-21:00
Tue 17:00-21:00
Wed 17:00-21:00
Thu 17:00-21:00
Fri 17:00-21:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Reviews of Rail House Café

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2 Reviews 

Ryan G

27 June 2018  
Pastrami Sandwich is unbelievable!!

Alana F

Great casual bite
21 August 2017  
I visited RHC with a group of girlfriends for a Thursday night dinner post work. It's wonderful to see the transformation that the Nova development has brought to Victoria. Lots of eateries and a buzzy atmosphere with workers having post-work cocktails and socialising. Lovely! The restaurant itself offers casual/informal dining in a relaxed environment and our waiter was very attentive and offered great service. The bar has a nice feel to it with plenty of seating but my only slight neg would be that I found the menu a little limited. Albeit all healthy options and I would imagine a great spot with anyone with food allergies.
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