Riding House Café
Types of venues , Restaurants and cafés , Restaurants
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Time Out says
Wed Jun 27 2012
It’s pretty hard not to like this funky brasserie. You want breakfast? There’s everything from bircher muesli to omelette arnold bennett. Fancy Sunday lunch? How about a roast (chicken or beef), a reuben sandwich or penne with meatballs for the kids? Lunch or dinner?
The menu runs from Carlingford rock oysters to chateaubriand for two. Nor does Riding House Café come over all faux-French. It’s capacious, with a ‘traditional’ dining room on one side and a bar area with a massive sharing table on the other.
We say ‘traditional’ reservedly; wall sconces are made from stuffed squirrels, a private dining room is made from a horse loose-box, and much furniture is reclaimed. It would all be a bit acid-trip if it weren’t so professionally done.
The café is run by the team behind Bermondsey’s Garrison, and gastropub-style main courses include smoked haddock kedgeree and 10oz ribeye with béarnaise. There are small plates too – on various visits, we’ve enjoyed artichoke dip with crostini, scrumptious macaroni and gorgonzola gratin, cod fritters, and succulent smoked eel with horseradish. End with richly spiced gingerbread with caramel ice-cream. A great wine list plus well-mixed cocktails round things off.
Riding House Café London
020 7927 0840
- Opening hours:
Breakfast served 7.30am-noon Mon-Fri; 9am-12.30pm Sat, Sun. Lunch served noon-3.30pm Mon-Fri; 12.30-4pm Sat, Sun. Dinner served 6-9.30pm daily
Tube: Oxford Circus tube
Main courses £10.50-£25 Meal for two with wine and service: around £60
Riding House Café
- 020 7927 0840
- Riding House Café
Food and drink
Restaurant and bar facilities. Reservations required. Breakfast. Brunch. Accessible facilities. General facilities. Private rooms
Meal times. Best for brunch. Best for breakfast. Hip factor. Eating out
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