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Brunch at Rail House Cafe, Victoria

Rail House Cafe: The breakfast burger


Rail House Cafe is a lovely restaurant and a brunch spot in the brand new Nova Building, right next to Victoria station. It was opened earlier this year, and is a sister restaurant to Riding House Cafe in Fitzrovia, another (very pretty) restaurant on my list of places to visit. Rail House Cafe has quickly made a name for itself on Instagram and social media due to it’s beautiful decor and tasty food, so of course I had to pop it on my list, too.


Me and Jim finally visited the restaurant last Sunday for brunch, and although it was a bit too dark for great photos (I’m yet to master taking photos I’m happy with in low light situations – someone help please?!), it was very cosy and atmospheric nevertheless. I tried my best to snap a few photos of the food and the decor, but really, you should definitely go see it for yourself. I imagine it would be a lovely place for a cosy, candlelit date night, or a Friday night dinner with a group of good friends.


Rail House Cafe: Cosy interior

Rail House Cafe: Wine list


We booked on the previous night and had no problem getting a table, but it was very, very busy when we went so I I’d say booking is definitely advisable as otherwise you might have to wait a while. That said, their round bar area is very charming and a nice place to while away a few minutes while you’re waiting for your table! I watched the bartenders hard at work when we went by the bar, and the cocktails they were crafting looked amazing – I will definitely be having a few of those next time..!


For my brunch I opted for the shakshuka with eggs, feta, avocado, parsley and three pieces of sourdough bread on the side for dipping. The sauce was so tasty and flavoursome and the toppings, especially the feta, complimented it so well. The shakshuka also had peppers and onions in it, which they don’t mention in the description, so that’s something to keep in mind if you’re not a fan. Personally, I don’t really like onion at all, but they weren’t too overpowering here which was good.


Rail House Cafe: Shakshuka

Rail House Cafe: Shakshuka


My lovely shakshuka!


Rail House Cafe: Breakfast burger


Jim opted for the ‘Burgerdict’ which was a breakfast burger consisting of poached egg, dry-aged beef patty, tomato and a special hollandaise sauce balanced on top of a breakfast muffin. I didn’t try any as I’m a vegetarian, but he tells me that it was very, very tasty too!


Rail House Cafe: Cosy interior

Rail House Cafe: Cosy interior



As I already mentioned, The Rail House Cafe has the loveliest decor, too. There’s lots of different style tables, but they all go really well together, and the whole space has a lovely old world feel to it. I wish I could have taken more photos of the actual space for you to see what I mean, but really, just take my word for it and go and pay them a visit – you won’t be disappointed. And if you can, go before the end of the year – they have a lovely festive feel going on at the moment with pine tree branches, little baubles and lots of other lovely decorations everywhere around the restaurant. I’m definitely a fan!


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16 comments so far.
  • Oh wow – this is absolutely beautiful and all your photos are absolutely stunning too! What camera do you use?

    Hope you’re well and wishing you a wonderful week!

    Layla xx


    • Thank you so much! I use the Canon 600D – currently saving money for a full frame camera though!

      Hope you’ve had a great week so far, too! xx

  • Diana Maria

    That burgerdict looks amazing- I love eggs benedict so I feel like this would be delicious! Looks like a lovely cafe xx

    Sending light & love your way,

    My Lovelier Days

    • It’s such a lovely little place – I really fell for the decor! xx

  • This looks amazing, the food sounds delicious! I was in this area yesterday and only saw this post this morning! Will definitely have to pop in next time I’m around xx

    Georgia Megan

    • Ooh I hope you get to go when you’re next there – it’s so lovely! xx

  • I’ve been meaning to hunt down somewhere that serves shakshuka for sometime! It looks so tasty! I always tend to head to the same areas of London but will definitely be checking this out for my next visit!
    Jaz xoxo

    • The shakshuka was SO good, would definitely recommend going if you’re in the area! It’s so easy to get to from most parts of the city too, though 🙂 xx

  • Ohh it looks so good! I love that new little area near Victoria – lots of lovely spots! x

    • Yes, me too – I want to try all of them! 😀 Timmy Green especially looks so good! x

  • The food looks delicious! I’ve only been to Daisy Green at the Nova Building but would love to visit this place next time! x


    • Ohh I’d love to visit there as well! The Nova building has so many cool little places x

  • Hayley Rubery

    Ooh I need to check this out love – I was literally just reading another blog post about a different restaurant in the Nova building and need to check this out ASAP! Victoria isn’t somewhere I go that much but need to head there soon for sure! 🙂

    Hayley xo

    • I haven’t really spent much time in Victoria before, either, but all these lovely restaurants are suddenly popping up every month, which I’m loving! They’re so close to the station too, which makes popping over there so easy xx

  • Missy

    WOW the food looks amazing! adding this to my bucket list!


    • It’s so good – hope you love it as much as I did! x