Harden's survey result
“Having read some mixed reviews, we were pleasantly surprised on a recent visit” – the Riding House Café group’s “eclectically decorated”, year-old unit in Victoria’s Nova development again inspires somewhat up-and-down reports, but most are positive regarding its “friendly” staff and “well-presented and tasty” food, tipping it for a breakfast or coffee and a snack; outside seating in summer is a bonus.
This “cool-looking venue” in Victoria’s new Nova development has a “good all-round menu with lots of tasty choices”, and makes “a worthy addition to the Riding House Café group”. But the middling ratings indicate that Adam White’s team are still struggling to meet the demands of a 300-cover operation on two floors. Top Tip: a good choice for brunch.
The task of feeding 300-plus diners over two floors of Victoria’s new Nova development was never going to be a doddle, and Adam White’s year-old venue has yet to make a consistent go of it: there are fans, but too many critics feel “it doesn’t live up to its sibling Riding House Café, on any front” – “the food is all over the place, and service is either too keen or just disappears!”
From Adam White (the man behind Fitzrovia’s popular brunch spot Riding House Café and trendy Village East in Bermondsey) comes a vast new café in Victoria’s monumental Nova development. The 330-cover venue is spread over two floors with a raised private dining room and outdoor seating area with al-fresco bar. It’s set to open just as our print guide goes to press (in September 2016).
|Wine per bottle||£33.00|
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