Rail House Cafe, London
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'.
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 .
Even the dining tables are set up as old rail carts which really complements the setting,
Now, back to business and first up, refreshments.... Cheers! 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. Look at those fluffy muffins of goodness!
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!
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.