Sun: 09:00 - 22:30
Mon: 07:30 - 23:30
Tues: 07:30 - 23:30
Wed: 07:30 - 23:30
Thurs: 07:30 - 23:30
Fri: 07:30 - 00:30
Sat: 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.
Very popular brunch place. We had to queue as we didn’t book ahead but it was professionally organised via reception and they made sure that my friend and I got seating by the bar soon after we arrived. The interior is modern and a bit fancy whereas the food was pretty average. I wouldn’t come here for the food but more for the buzzing atmosphere. Great for a catch-up with a friend.
Very average breakfast today (3rd May '18) - 4 of us, 3 issues - Kedgeree was like sloppy porridge with very little haddock - to be honest it tasted OK, but not that pleasant to eat texture wise. The American pancakes were a little hard, not butter soft, and the bacon was rather underdone.
It's not cheap, and the attention to detail was missing - One of our party asked for another pot of tea and the waitress disappeared before anyone could add to the order - missed opportunity, and didn't improve our breakfast experience.
Menu is expansive, but when they are busy (as they were today), the attention to detail drops. Maybe cut the menu and deliver an excellent breakfast?!
A shame, I'd heard good things.
Only went for drinks but there’s an area sitting at the bar and that’s where we sat. Absolutely loved the place - had a great, relaxed, chilled ambience. Weren’t rushed at all, bar staff were very attentive but in an unimposing way. I’d go back any time . Can’t comment about food but seemed very popular - Friday night about 8/8.30
Love this place. First time visit and I will come back. Nice atmosphere, interesting bunch of people. Super-friendly staff. And the food is delicious. Great for romantic dinner.
I had high hopes for this place based on the reviews and feedback from others however unfortunately I was left target disappointed. The food was nice enough but the service was terrible for an establishment of this nature. 25 minutes for a flat white seemed a little excessive to me considering it wasn't even that full. When it eventually came there was no apology from the waiter just a sour look on his face like he didn't want us there. I really wanted to love this place but service makes a place and to say I felt under valued as a customer from both the service staff we had would be an understatement. I hope others get happier and better service than I did!
UPDATED 20th MAY - Since writing my review, I'm happy to say I have been in contact with the manager who clearly wants to make a difference and provide a positive experience for all guests. The fact that the manager reached out to understand the issue and do something about it speaks volumes. Thank you Terje.