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Waterfront Cafe

Benson Waterfront, Benson, Wallingford OX10 6SJ, England
+44 1491 833732
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“cakes” (63 reviews)
“nachos” (15 reviews)
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8:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
European, British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Benson Waterfront, Benson, Wallingford OX10 6SJ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Called in to the Waterfront when we returned our hire boat at Benson and couldn't believe some of their prices. £12.50 for a burger, chips and side salad. Ended up just buying a couple of medium size coffees for £5 the two. I got the...More

Thank nicciandderek
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great refreshments and comfortable seats whilst watching the boats go up and down the Thames. About half way between Shillingford and Wallingford.

Thank Ranger493
Reviewed 1 week ago

We don't live too far away so we go to the waterfront cafe quite a lot especially in the summer. It's very relaxing sitting outside in the Sun watching at the boats on the river Thames Can be a bit tricky in the height of...More

Thank Carole P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location, good food, but a little pricey if you are looking for a bargain basement breakfast.

Thank Douglas P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An expensive breakfast which I don't paying for if the quality is there It was very busy and staff not very accommodating The location is perfect tho, just a shame the undercooked bacon let the breakfast down

Thank trevor h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice when staying in the nearby lodges. We thought the food was decent enough but on both occasions we found the staff to be dreadfully unhelpful, they certainly need to some customer first training. Its a shame because the location is nice...More

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for the first time today. It was absolutely heaving and there were 12 of us. However staff accommodating, moved tables & chairs around so we could all sit together. Food arrived hot and all together and absolutely delicious. Would highly recommend it.

Thank Nicky M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely lunch. Good service lovely staff. Good menu with nice selection of salads. The river is a beautiful setting for the restaurant it is idilic.

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a useful pit stop if you are walking the Thames Path. It serves a decent cup of tea but is very, very busy on summer weekends (you have been warned!). There is plenty of seating. Not cheap, but well located.

Thank S T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought we would arrive early to avoid the crowds on a sunny Bank Holiday Monday. It is ideally situated on the banks of the River Thames where you can people and boat watch. However at 12pm the cafe was almost full and there was...More

Thank OxfordTim
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September 3, 2017|
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Response from 548joanna | Reviewed this property |
Yes we saw lots of dogs that day on the outside terrace
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Digital Payments
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Benson Waterfront, Benson, Wallingford OX10 6SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Wallingford  >  Benson
  • Phone Number: +44 1491 833732
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The award winning Waterfront Cafe is situated in the heart of rural Oxfordshire, perched on the banks of the River Thames at Benson.The cafe is open seven days a week throughout the year serving food all day. During the summer months (April-September) the evening bistro is open Tuesday - Sunday evening until 10pm - Mondays 8am until 6pm.The idyllic setting makes it a perfect place to watch the stunning sunsets over the river with a glass of wine.Opening at 8am the cafe is ready to serve the early risers breakfast. A traditional full English, Eggs benedict, bacon sandwich,freshly baked Croissants and Danish pastries are just some of the choices available. Daily homemade specials are excellent value and always popular with the regulars. Alternatively we offer our all day menu with a wide range of homemade favorites, lighter plates and freshly baked baguettes which can always be taken away for those on a tight schedule.The cafe is also renowned for its impressive selection of homemade cakes and desserts and is popular with those with a sweet tooth. Ice creams or cream teas can also be enjoyed on the large patio - weather permitting!During the summer months the evening bistro comes alive and offers an additional menu which allows our chefs to showcase their culinary talents.
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