Sunday: 09:00 - 22:30Monday: 07:30 - 23:30Tuesday: 07:30 - 23:30Wednesday: 07:30 - 23:30Thursday: 07:30 - 23:30Friday: 07:30 - 00:30Saturday: 09:00 - 00:30
Nearest StationOxford Circus
020 7927 0840
The Riding House Café is a modern all-day brasserie near Oxford Circus. It was created out of a desire to address the needs of the local creative community throughout the day and night. Serving from early morning to late evening, The Riding House Café is a popular neighbourhood meeting spot with a central sharing table for casual dining and a bookable restaurant area, as well as cosy private dining retreat - The Stables.
Bit pricey for the amount of food but it's a wonderful place, with excellent tasty mouth watering food and great hostess. My friend and I just wish the waiter didn't come every 10 minutes to ask if we were ready to order or whether everything was al right. That made us very annoyed. We were very much pressed to order everything quickly and timely while we were seating at the table to dine. There were plenty of empty tables (it was Tuesday) and our slot of 2 hours were more than enough to have a peaceful drink first.
Just the worst experience!
I have been here several times for breakfast and lunch and I have always enjoyed the buzzy atmosphere. A colleague was coming to London for the first time and I wanted to show him a slice of London so I booked this restaurant. We sat down ordered water and the evening was going well until our waiter came to take our drinks. He was THE rudest person I have ever had the displeasure of meeting. He spoke to us like were were mentally subnormal and he appeared to think he was better than us and absolutely better than to serve us. One of the party misunderstood what drinks were on offer misheard the ignorant waiter and ordered something that was no longer available. He then proceeded to raise his voice and shout in an overly aggressive and agitated way that was most derogatory and unpleasant. I haven't felt that insulted and embarrassed in a very long time. It was incredibly humiliating. He was around mid to late twenties with peroxide bleach hair. If you are unfortunate to be served by him I would recommend leaving and going to one of the many other restaurants around. Which is exactly what we did and I will never return.
On the other times I have gone the food is average but the atmosphere is good and I have enjoyed it. All of the other members of staff have always been very pleasant. It is such a shame that this imbecile is letting down his colleagues in such a terrible way.
To sum it up it’s a strange experience. Perhaps they over sell themselves as from the outside looking in you might be mistaken that it’s a well established & quality dinning experience.
Unfortunately it has the feel of an establishment still finding its feet.
The menu choices seemed to be varied and certainly sounded to be of a standard.
Unfortunately the experience was less than exciting. Fairly slow service especially for a lunch menu I would hate to think how long it might take you to get a three course meal.
It was very over stated, the food was in essence bland and uninteresting.
Best breakfast in London!
So glad I found this little place.
Everything we had was exquisite:
The tea, the toast, the eggs. U name it... it was delish.
Tastiest breakfast I’ve had in recent memory.
I’ll definitely be back if I’m in the area again.
The only negative thing I have to say is that we had to sit at a communal table.
Would have been nice to sit at a private table.
Went for breakfast on a weekday.
Very large main dining area, so although there was a few people around it didn't seem crowded
Servers were very attentive.
Good quality coffee as expected.
Had the salmon Benedict. Eggs cooked perfectly, although I think the salmon was straight out of the fridge which cooled the whole meal. Holldaise was alright, although I like more vinegar in it. Capers would have been good, but again that's personal preference. Overall pretty good, although the price is up there for the size.