Over here, we run straight from Carnival through to Christmas without a break to catch our breath. Our American neighbours, however, have this great little thing called Thanksgiving – a mid-autumn day off to warm up our taste for turkey, drink wine and then fall into a happy coma in front of an open fire.
We can’t guarantee your boss sees it as a legitimate day off, but we’ve got a Thanksgiving feast that will probably deserve at least day of annual leave recovery time. You’ll be bathing in gravy with pumpkin pie up to your eyeballs.
We were unsure what to do to mark the beginning of game season, until we came to the obvious RHC conclusion of sticking it in a Benedict.
You’ll have to wait until our new restaurant, Rail House Café, opens in a few months’ time to realise Benedictifying is becoming a bit of a habit of ours.
Our Venison Benedict is available for breakfast and brunch throughout September, supplementing the usual suspects (muffin, poached eggs and hollandaise) with a juicy venison patty, woodland mushrooms and venison jus.
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Rail House Café
Our new restaurant, Rail House Café, will be opening soon in Victoria. Part of the new Nova development, right opposite the station, we’re hoping the Rail House Café will be to its neighbourhood what Riding House Café is to Fitzrovia.
Building works are under way, the menu’s coming together (expect a few Riding House favourites) and we’re looking for the dream team to help us open the place.
Head to our recruitment page if you want to join us on the right side of the tracks.
Somewhere between hunting lodge and horsebox, our private dining room is tantamount to a country escape. Secluded from hubbub of the Cafe but for a couple of grazing horses, the space seats up to 14 for meetings, meals, parties and whatever you might not like to share with everyone else.
DAILY CAKE QUOTIENT
Everyday, our kitchen brings us a jar of cookies. Or sometimes a pretty little cake stand with a banana loaf. Macaroons. Meringues. Depends how they’re feeling. But everyday, regardless, there is a new batch of home made treats to eye up on your way in and have with a cup of tea.
In the morning
When once we only saw 9am on the wrong side of a night out, now the promise of fluffy pancakes, Eggs Royale and flat whites somehow keeps us all in line. Oh, and a chorizo hash brown for when it all goes horribly wrong.
At the sharing table
WHO DID YOU MEET?
Once upon a time, we chatted to strangers, brought jams to neighbours in times of plenty and said hello to passersby. We hear it still happens up North.
We also hope one might choose to shoot the breeze with fellow diners at the sharing table. Maybe you might debate current affairs; maybe you share a secret haunt; maybe you might just pass the pepper.
M-F: 7.30am to noon
Sat: 8.30am to 11.30am
Sun: 9am to 11.30am
S-S: noon to 4pm
M-F: noon to 3.30pm
S-S: noon to 4pm
M-S: 6pm to 10.30pm
Sun: 6pm to 9.30pm
All day menu available throughout the afternoon.
Pottery is back. It’s even on TV. However, if elegant, smooth and faultless vases don’t tickle your pickle – meet Amy Worrall.
Amy does weird and wonderful things with clay. She takes quite specific inspiration from sunburnt brits abroad on the Costa del Sol, and uses the forms she creates as canvasses.
She makes everything from cat shaped biscuit jars with removable heads to plant pots in the shape of, er, breasts, lots of breasts.