Riding House Fitzrovia

Brasserie, International, Modern European·
££££
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Bronze Award
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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
££££ - Under £30
Cuisines
Brasserie, International, Modern European
Ambience
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
People
Birthdays, Celeb spotting, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

About

Located just a stone’s throw from Oxford Circus, The Riding House offers an escape from central Soho, no matter whether you’re looking for a laissez-faire lunch with friends, or somewhere to get some respite with a coffee.

A restaurant of two parts; on one side you’ll find a pared-back, light space with hardwood flooring, exposed brick and plants dotted throughout the room. It provides an area for somewhere to unwind, with one large sharing table and seats at the bar, ideal for a leisurely brunch with friends or a lunch besides your laptop. Then if you walk through to the dining room, you’ll find something a little grander, with plush seating, dim lighting, and a number of separate booths and tables available to book. This area is better suited to a lunch or dinner in groups, where you can settle in and work your way through the extensive menu.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a special brunch menu available at weekends, it’s always a good time to head to The Riding House. For breakfast you'll find anything from a ‘burgerdict’ with beef patty, poached egg, tomato and hollandaise on a muffin, to pancakes with toasted marshmallows, coconut clotted cream, white chocolate and banana infused maple syrup. The brunch menu follows a similar theme, with the addition of some more lunch appropriate dishes such as a smoked Cajun stew and Sunday roasts that offer something a little different from tradition. Think slow-roast pork shoulder with pineapple chutney and sour cream dip, or truffled portobello and sweet potato Wellington with porcini cream.
The dinner menu offers a combination of small and larger plates, sides, and a number of sweet options like hot chocolate brioche doughnuts with coffee caramel.

To drink, there’s a selection of wines from across the globe, as well as a number of beers and cocktails to ensure a tipple for everyone's taste.

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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

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

020 7927 0840 020 7927 0840

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Opening Times

Breakfast
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
Brunch
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 09:00-15:45
Sun 09:00-15:45
Lunch
Mon 12:00-15:30
Tue 12:00-15:30
Wed 12:00-15:30
Thu 12:00-15:30
Fri 12:00-15:30
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Dinner
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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38 Reviews 
Food/Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value

Katie H

08 February 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 4
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

great breakfast at good value in a convivial atmosphere. sometimes could do with more staff

Nour S

26 November 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

I have been to Riding House twice - both for consecutive years for Thanksgiving.

Service is impeccable, food is very good quality and you get portions free of charge. 

All in all, a top notch consistent restaurant that I highly recommend.

Romy E

16 October 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 2.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 4

Darren G

12 May 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Sasha F

25 April 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

JONATHAN L

24 April 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 2.5

Katie H

01 April 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4.5

love their bowl and skewer options which feel quite healthy

Katie H

01 April 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4

love their breakfast, which gives you a good range of options

Katie H

01 April 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4.5

good, busy place for casual dining

Katie H

30 December 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4

buzzy atmosphere for good casual dining

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