Rail House Café

Once upon a time, London Victoria was the type of place you passed through—without lingering—as quickly as possible. The area’s emerging reputation as a dining hot-spot is therefore something as a surprise. Just a few weeks ago Jason Atherton opened his New York-Italian restaurant Hai Cenato, and next up is the long awaited arrival of Adam White’s Rail House Café. Under the umbrella of White’s House Cafés—which includes Fitzrovia-favourite Riding House Café and Village East, in Bermondsey—the Rail House will sit within Nova, the new foodie-heaven connecting Victoria Station and Buckingham Palace. The breakfast menu features eggs nine ways, but if that doesn’t tickle your fancy try the Green Tea Waffles or the Burgerdict (a Benedict-burger hybrid). Lunch and dinner has a smattering of hearty hits—Sea Bass ceviche, chargrilled octopus, truffle mac and cheese—and the Puffing Devil bar promises plenty of liquid delight too. For the eager beavers (or wannabe food critics) the restaurant is offering an Honesty Policy during its soft launch (27 February-3 March), with guests invited to pay for what they enjoy.

Rail House Café, 8 Sir Simon Milton Square, Victoria, SW1E 5DJ (020 3906 7950); @housecafes

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