Riding House Café

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Bronze Award

Crammed with Fitzrovia’s media movers and shakers from morn till night, Riding House Café is a popular and on-trend eatery made up of two distinctive spaces. The frenetic, buzzy bar area is great for those looking to just have drinks or a quick meal, while those looking for something a little more subdued can head to the back of the restaurant, where you’ll find eccentric English décor, including panelled walls, burnt orange banquettes and stuffed squirrels hanging from the lamps.

Service isn’t always slick, but a wide-ranging menu of fuss-free dishes impresses. From the sharing small plates, we enjoyed a gooey mac ‘n’ cheese topped with crispy shallots, and a tender lamb chop pepped up with luminous green chutney. From the mains, we were most taken with a slab of lusciously fatty slow-roasted pork belly, while a side of burnt hispi cabbage topped with shavings of pancetta also hit the spot.

For dessert, try the likes of a crumbly raspberry and white chocolate tart or a classic apple tarte tatin made fun with a sprinkling of popping candy. Classy brunches spanning buttermilk pancakes and shakshuka pull the crowds, while a pristinely tiled bar is great for remote working in the day, and dates at night.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Eat at Home
Cool, Cosy, Fun, Glamorous, Lively, Quirky, Romantic
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Counter dining, Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Birthdays, Celebrations, Celeb-spotting, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

COVID-19 Update for Riding House Café

Updated on 14 Sep 2020

Here at Riding 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 Riding House Café?

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

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Location for Riding House Café

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

020 7927 0840


Opening Times

Mon 09:00-11:30
Tue 09:00-11:30
Wed 09:00-11:30
Thu 09:00-11:30
Fri 09:00-11:30
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 09:00-15:00
Sun 09:00-15:00
Mon 12:00-15:00
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Mon 17:30-21:00
Tue 17:30-21:00
Wed 17:30-21:00
Thu 17:30-21:00
Fri 17:30-21:00
Sat 17:30-21:00
Sun Closed

Reviews of Riding House Café

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20 Reviews 

Katie H

Open air casual dining
25 September 2021   - Verified Diner

we sat outside and were concerned that being round the corner we might be ignored. In fact e service was attentive, the food we had was simple (burgers and fries etc) but nicely done. So great for a quick bite at lunchtime.

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Uncle P

Great atmos -- leave a cash tip!
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.
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A great atmosphere
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.
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Natalia P

The riding house cafe
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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Chris S

05 April 2014  
Underwhelmed. Trendy place but doesn't really deliver.
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Lizann D

Great food & atmosphere, service not great
05 November 2013  
Riding House Cafe does not disappoint when it comes to food and atmosphere but the staff and service were a bit poor.
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Lizann D

Great food!
14 October 2013  
Riding House Cafe never disappoints!
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Sophie E

Try the burger!
20 September 2013  
I had the delicious Oysters and Prawn salad for a work lunch – my colleague had the Bone Marrow burger which was sensational. Well thought out menu with so much I liked and brilliant atmosphere – the only thing that let it down was slow service
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Amanda R

Review of The Riding House Cafe
13 September 2013  
The Riding House Cafe is the sort of place I wish had existed 20 odd years ago as a ‘go-to after work on a Thursday’ venue. It was alive with the perfect sort of buzz you need after a day in the office. The trouble was, the people making the buzz were all so young! Or is it that I'm so old? Apart from the lovely Spanish waitress being a little thrown by the idea of tonic and lime cordial, the service was fabulously attentive and understated. When we asked to switch tables on arrival to one where we could sit closer, only to be able to hear each other above the din, the Manageress obliged without a fuss. Our food took a little while longer than I would have wanted but was worth waiting for – especially the kedgeree. If you're looking for a vibey after work hangout, eclectically but sympathetically furnished (even the hand dryers in the loo had distressed copper surrounds), and your hearing is great and you don't mind shouting then I highly recommend it.
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Jenni B

Great atmosphere, great cocktails & great food!
12 August 2013  
I have been to the Riding House Cafe twice – once for a work event where we had use of their private dining room and once for a meal in the main restaurant. Both visits were thoroughly enjoyable and I would definitely return again. The private dining room is a really interesting room with great décor, you have your own dedicated waiter and have use of the stereo system so you can set the mood yourself! The table is pretty large so you are relatively spaced out so I wouldn't recommend it for a group of less than 10-12 but we really enjoyed our evening and the food was really good. My second visit was a meal for two up in the main restaurant, the atmosphere up there is lively and informal, we had a few cocktails at the bar first and then moved on for some dinner. The waiting staff were friendly and helpful and the food very yummy This and Village East are two of my favourite places in London to eat – they offer great food in a really lovely environment that isn't too stuffy and formal. Highly recommended!
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