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Waterfront Cafe bar bistro

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
US$4 - US$19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
European, British, Cafe, Bar
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
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All reviews cakes eggs benedict burger salad chicken watching the boats lovely location sunny day overlooking the river summer months thames path sun was shining outdoor seating sit outside car park coffee and cake extensive menu
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely well cooked breakfast plenty on the plate and thorough enjoyable atmosphere and surroundings by the River Thames

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Edwardo96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited yesterday (27th December) to a very warm welcome, the restaurant was packed out which is always a good sign. Great variety on the menu and a specials board. Good selection of kids meals too. We all really enjoyed our food and thought it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GreenEyedPea
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

I have been coming here for years. Always enjoy a visit to my local cafe. Reasonable priced good food. not too long to wait. I enjoy sitting there overlooking the river.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank alexandradT4946MO
Reviewed December 12, 2018

We often eat here after a walk along the river. In Summer it is always busy both inside and out. In Winter it gets full inside and in the conservatory. When we visited on Saturday we had a dog with us and they are only...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TwigsOxford
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Lovely views, lovely food - we always go back for the fish board to share - amazing & delicious. Even got a loyalty card as we go there so often !! I travel to Reading from Oxford quite often so a good stop off point,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank madeline248
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Set in a lovely location near the Thames this is a very good place to visit if you want a decent meal. Expect it to be very busy in the Summer with limited parking. You may also need to wait quite a while to get...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank S2412CFmarkd
Reviewed November 18, 2018

Love this place! Food is never a disappointment and the staff is always friendly. Never failed! Been there for lunch and often for an afternoon tea & cake.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Explorer44237644288
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Nice lunch quickly served. Tasty. Take away cake was gorgeous. Car parking right space but got in. Good prices.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank julie l
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Ate here three times during a long weekend away. Only a couple of minutes walk from the Benson Waterfront lodges and the village of Benson. I can thoroughly recommend it for a great breakfast, lovely cakes and coffee and really nice lunches with great portion...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Phil P
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Located in a delightful spot by the Thames, this café cum bistro serves a good range of dishes, snacks, baguettes etc, and benefits from a young, cheerful, energetic crew. The wine of the month ( point gris blush when we visited) was good value. We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pspurgeoncbe
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Yes we saw lots of dogs that day on the outside terrace
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