Riding House Fitzrovia

Brasserie, International, Modern European·
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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.

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Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Brasserie, International, Modern European
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
Celebrations, Child friendly, Group dining [8+]
Food Hygiene Rating

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

020 7927 0840


Opening Times

Mon 08:30-11:30
Tue 08:30-11:30
Wed 08:30-11:30
Thu 08:30-11:30
Fri 08:30-11:30
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 09:00-16:00
Sun 09:00-16:00
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 17:30-22:00
Tue 17:30-22:00
Wed 17:30-22:00
Thu 17:30-22:00
Fri 17:30-22:00
Sat 17:30-22:00
Sun Closed


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24 Reviews 

James P

25 July 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Lovely relaxed venue for a good meal out

Great meal and friendly knowledgable staff who are passionate about the food and wine on the menu. Lovely relaxed vibe and good quality and interesting food. We had the taster menu which was good value with lots of variety and good choices. A treat night went very well. 

Rachael K

17 April 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4

Great place for food, nice and laid back. Great decor

john E

23 March 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
Good Experience

Nice buzzy informal atmosphere. The fixed 'tasting' menu seems best value and was ok although I think macaroni cheese is a bit over. The steak was really good.

elisa C

24 January 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 3
Atmosphere 4
Value 5
Sunday Brunch

very nice brunch . Food really nice

restaurant bit loud but overall nice atmosphere

service good overall but a bit rushed

difficult to accomodate in very simple requests of substitutes or sides 

Katie H

25 September 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
Open air casual dining

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.

Uncle P

10 November 2018  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 3
Great atmos -- leave a cash tip!
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.


14 May 2018  
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 5
Value 4
A great atmosphere
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.

Natalia P

15 April 2015  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
The riding house cafe
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

Chris S

05 April 2014  
Food & Drink 2.5
Service 2.5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 1.5
Underwhelmed. Trendy place but doesn't really deliver.

Lizann D

05 November 2013  
Food & Drink 5
Service 2
Atmosphere 5
Value 3
Great food & atmosphere, service not great
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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