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Waterfront Cafe bar bistro

Benson Waterfront, Benson, Wallingford OX10 6SJ, England
+44 1491 833732
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“cakes” (54 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (12 reviews)
“burger” (32 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
European, British, Cafe, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Benson Waterfront, Benson, Wallingford OX10 6SJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An ideal location, right on the river. Good selection of food. A relaxed atmosphere, try to get there early for lunch or supper, because it gets busy, particularly in the summer, which can result in service being a little slow. Wonderful location. Recommended.

Thank Patrick N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always excellent. Well trained staff, food very good , service takes time sometimes when busy, but such comfy seating and a beautiful setting negates the wait. Happy customers.

Thank jake37
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect setting , relaxed atmosphere friendly staff, delicious food ,what more can I add , very reasonable and amazing puddings, need a walk afterwards along the beautiful river

Thank sharon r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place on the river. Inside and outside eating. Menu for all tastes and in a very relaxed setting. Very recommendable. Breakfast through to dinner, a must in summer with the boats. You can even buy food to feed the ducks.

Thank Cheflizzie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a great place to go to for a breakfast treat at the weekend. There's a lot of seating choice, inside or outside, and it can get very popular when the weather is lovely. Their cooked breakfasts are always tasty and the coffee is great...More

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked the dog along the pathway, then sat and had lunch watching the boats coming and going, food varied and well presented.

Thank Celia H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening at the Waterside - excellent tasty food beautifully presented. Great location with very relaxed atmosphere next to the river. The friendly and efficient staff completed the picture! Definitely recommend!

Thank SarahKPullen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been many times before and always been tempted by the gorgeous fish and chips ...well this time I had them 10/10 perfect light batter, gorgeous flaky white fish and the chips as always ...perfect

Thank Leannewalton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This café is a treasure. Its location is perfect for a coffee stop. There's lot of seating, the views are gorgeous and there's a lovely bustle of rivercraft coming and going on the serpentine Thames. So why only 3 stars? Two reasons: 1. Lack of...More

Thank dstuwalker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to take a walk along the Thames from Wallingford and happened upon this little gem. Beautiful seating area, they even have their own Boat Car Park ha ha! We only stayed fro a a quick refreshment before our walk back however we really enjoyed...More

Thank The-Sett
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June 20, 2018|
Response from chardav292 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do.
September 3, 2017|
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 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
  • E-mail
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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