Rail House Victoria


SquareMeal Review of Rail House Victoria

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, Breakfast, 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

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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 Victoria

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

020 3906 7950


Opening Times

Mon 08:00-11:30
Tue 08:00-11:30
Wed 08:00-11:30
Thu 08:00-11:30
Fri 08:00-11:30
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
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 17:00-22:00
Tue 17:00-22:00
Wed 17:00-22:00
Thu 17:00-22:00
Fri 17:00-22:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

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4 Reviews 

Lora R

19 March 2022  
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 5
Value 3.5
Great buzzy place for brunch

Fab place for Saturday brunch - food was good and really buzzy atmosphere for the weekend. 


18 January 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 1.5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 1.5
Rail House Cafe -bit overcooked!

Wonderful decor, staff great.  However the roast pork lunch was overcooked resulting in dry meat that was tough to cut.  Vegetables great.  My companion's salmon on a skewer had a similar problem being rather dry.  Also thought there were not enough wines to choose from at about £25 a bottle - resulting in a very expensive meal.  Not sure I would recommend the Cafe without pointing out dry meat problem .........

Ryan G

27 June 2018  
Pastrami Sandwich is unbelievable!!

Alana F

21 August 2017  
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
Great casual bite
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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