Rail House Cafe, London

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One of the few positives to come out of the major refurb of Victoria in Belgravia, London, is the Rail House Cafe. They’ve joined a flurry of new restaurants and bars opening in the local area so I decided to cycle over and see what’s been cookin’.

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Its sister restaurant, Riding House Cafe, on Gt. Titchfield Street is hugely popular which makes it hard to score a reservation last minute but today we were in luck at their latest opening. My sister was passing through town so we decided to meet for lunch.

The decor is impressive with clever attention to detail. It’s awash with pretty shades of blues and greens. There’s also a wooden structure housing the bar as the restaurant centre piece .

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Even the dining tables are set up as old rail carts which really complements the setting,

London Rail House Cafe Table

Now, back to business and first up, refreshments…. Cheers!

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Both my sister and I ordered the avocado and chard florentine. The poached eggs were coated in the perfect amount of hollandaise to spare you from that sickly feeling.

London Rail House Cafe Food

Look at those fluffy muffins of goodness!

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Outnumbered by the ladies on this occasion, my husband went for the much more manly option of a “sandwich la sandwich”. This roughly translates to a buttermilk-fried chicken with pickled carrot in a toasted brioche bun. The waitress did warn him that it was a very large plate (which inevitably encouraged the decision further!) It got rave reviews so no complaints here!

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Under the ever-watchful eye of Ferdinand Foch who looks over the daily commuters at Victoria station. Foch is the only Frenchman ever to be made honorary field marshal in the British Army. He commanded a series of operations which led to the Germans seeking an armistice in November 1918.

London Foch statue

There’s so much history amongst the statues in London. Make sure you spare a few moments to read the plaques next time. We took a stroll home through the quiet streets of Belgravia where all the houses are decorated with pretty flowers. I love this time of year in London, the city really does put on a good show for the summer!

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Find more information on Rail House Cafe, visit their website here. if you’re looking for another good daytime dining spot in London this summer, have a read of my lunch at Pear Tree Cafe in Battersea Park.

Have a good week!

Lady Leopard x

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