The Riding House Cafe | Fitzrovia Brasserie
For residents of Bermondsey Street there’s usually a choice to be made when dining out locally: The Garrison or Village East.
While there are plenty of restaurants in and around the area, these two remain as the standout favourites. The problem is in deciding which one to visit: the former is an intricately ornate and quirky gastropub, complete with deer heads on the walls, a cinema downstairs and waiters who wear lumberjack shirts and shorts.
In the winter.
The latter’s a New York-style industrial space with high ceilings and attractive, uniformly-attired staff.
They are equally outstanding: for their exceptional food, for the buzzing atmosphere that can be enjoyed every night of the week, and for the out and out quality of their friendly and attentive staff.
Both restaurants are owned and operated by the personable duo behind Village London Group, who also – having ventured away from Bermondsey Street for the first time – run The Riding House Cafe on Great Titchfield Street.
And it’s the perfect solution for anyone who can’t decide whether they’re in a “quirky Garrison” mood, or a “NYC dining Village East” mood – as it genuinely combines the best elements of both.
The location of The Riding House Cafe – just off Oxford Street – is ideal and the Modern European menu is, as expected, outstanding (particularly the crackling on the slow roasted pork belly and the Titchfield burger with foie gras). It’s a large space that, having been split into three main areas, feels intimate at the same time. The exposed brickwork, industrial feel and smart waiting staff (wearing ties that look suspiciously like those worn by the Village East team) is offset by quirky design touches that combine to create a warm and stimulating London brasserie suitable for any meal of the day.
NOTE: The Riding House Cafe is now open. You can find out more, or book a table right HERE.
The Riding House Cafe | 43-51 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7PQ
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