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Waterfront Cafe

Benson Waterfront, Benson, Wallingford OX10 6SJ, England
+44 1491 833732
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“cakes” (45 reviews)
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European, British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Benson Waterfront, Benson, Wallingford OX10 6SJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a few times as a break during a walk up the Thames path. Great sat outside in the summer, and nice and cosy in the conservatory on a winters day. Have never been disappointed whether we've had breakfast, lunch or dinner here. Can...More

Thank Alex C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good little find Stopped off for an Autumn afternoon coffee and cake Service was quick, staff helpful and engaging Nice touch was the plentiful blankets for customers enjoying the outdoor seating on the terrace. Dog friendly and good location on the riverside

Thank Butcher_N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely busy, even on a dull Wednesday lunchtime. Menu wide ranging, but hit and miss - some dishes very good, others only so-so. If you go not expecting superlatives, you will not be disappointed.

Thank Milo H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love it here and regularly visit for a substantial, clean, well cooked breakfast using good ingredients. It’s beautiful beside the Thames and dog friendly if you sit outside or in the conservatory. The only negatives are that the car park is very small considering...More

Thank Emma-Louise S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service and quick considering very busy with most people eating outside in the sunshibe. I have goats cheese tart and salad..thoroughly enjoyed. Really enjoyable lunch.

Thank Framps7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe has an amazing view which is unfortunately spoilt by over development of the cafe. The coffee was delicious and was a good place to meet before our boat trip.

Thank SarahFrances101
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is no cafe the good and view over the marina elevates this experience. The food is well cooked, honest fare and the staff friendly. Does not matter what time of year or day this little gem is always buzzing. If you want a great...More

Thank Rob L
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Visited this cafe this week and we were blown away with our food! The Eton mess was delicious and the hot chocolate was out of this world! We sat outside and watched the boats go by. It really is in such a lovely setting! The...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

We dined here for lunch on a Sunday it was very busy as the weather was warm but this did not affect our visit. The staff were friendly and attentive. The wait for food given was 45 minutes But arrived quicker. The food was lovely....More

Thank SalWilts
Reviewed October 16, 2017

This is one amazing venue at a great location on the Thames. It has the perfect outside setting as long as the weather is favourable – blankets are available but won't keep the food warm. The service is generally impeccable and the food outstanding. Portions...More

Thank MidlandsAmigos
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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
$4 - $20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 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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