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Waterside Cafe

Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
+44 1580 754000
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (19 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
“hash browns” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
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1 - 10 of 147 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited the Waterside Cafe several times with friends - 6-8 of us in total. We usually go for brunch and the food is always consistent and of a good quality. Last time I visited I ordered the blueberry waffles which seemed freshly prepared...More

Thank RebeccaRAD
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind review of the Waterside Café and our farm. I am delighted that you are a regular visitor and that you have found our food consistently of high quality. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in here for a breakfast treat after watching my son complete the Bewl Water triathlon. The cafe is in a stunning location, we sat outside with gorgeous views over the lake. Ducks and all sorts of birds kept us amused. The breakfast was...More

Thank Lesley W
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind review of our café - I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Our café is very busy as you will have seen and so to speed up the service we do not allow changes to the Big Breakfast as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and son had arranged for us to have afternoon tea for my birthday. We were seated in a lovely spot outside next to the lake and the views are stunning. Afternoon tea consists of a choice of sandwiches, salad, crisps, a scone and...More

Thank Hooch2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an incredible place. The food has always been excellent and great value.The atmosphere is unique and well worth a visit. Always really good friendly service. We highly recommend it.

1  Thank anon418
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words and for taking the trouble to write a positive review. I am so pleased you like our farm and café. I will pass on your comments to my staff - very much appreciated. Come back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner took me here on our Vespa and I was totally in love the moment I saw this little gem of a place! Food was outstanding and great value for money as for the cakes my taste buds salute and my waistline frowns..........lovely walk...More

Thank Salvagehuntersme2
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review of our farm and café. I am so pleased you so enjoyed your visit and our cakes which are all home made here! Hope you'll get the Vespa out again and return soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a bad experience at a nearby pub so much so that we left hungry so decided to go somewhere we knew would be our saviour. Had banoffee pie which was devine. Lovely situation and great staff. Been here many times and always been very...More

Thank Peeddoor
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are delighted that we saved the day for you all! Thank you for your kind review, we are so pleased that we met with your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 27 June 2017

We popped in for a break on our way to Eastbourne. We had cheese scones which were delicious, you could tell they were freshly made. I had the fresh squeezed orange juice which was great and my husband had an Americano with cream. A lovely...More

Thank Beagle82
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thank you for your kind review of our café and our scones! We make our fruit and cheese scones freshly every morning and they are great favourites with our customers. We are delighted you enjoyed them. We hope you will revisit us again soon and...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

We booked in advance for Father's Day and the reservation in the shade was much appreciated at 30 degrees! The afternoon tea in such a wonderful setting was delicious. The jugs of water and squash provided went down a treat with all ages. Catering for...More

1  Thank audreymcdonald100
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review of your visit on Father's Day. I am so pleased that it was a success and that you all enjoyed it. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 12 June 2017

Excellent breakfast, A good selection, good portions and excellent service. A beautiful location to sit outside on a sunny day.

Thank Betty B
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed you visit and hope you will return soon!

Reviewed 29 May 2017

First visit yesterday. Very pleased with menus choices, prices very reasonable, service and surroundings excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank Ken A
Jasmin L, Front Office Manager at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you for the positive review! We hope to see you back again soon!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$19
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Hawkhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1580 754000
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Description
Waterside Cafe is situated at Hawkhurst Fish Farm, a complex set in the perfectly quiet location between the Kent and Sussex border. It is a landscaped venue which includes planted gardens, scenic waterfalls and hosts a wide variety of wildfowl from assorted parts of the world making it an oasis of tranquility and an abundance of picturesque features. Our balconied cafe which overlooks the complex, offers a selection of Freshly cooked homemade food and deserts including all days breakfasts, cream teas, lunches & more! With beautiful surroundings, a relaxed atmosphere, free ample parking & open 7 days a week! Waterside Cafe is a favorite among locals and holiday makers alike. Waterside Cafe is currently open from 9am until 4pm daily (Serving food until 3:30pm) There are also three junior coarse ponds for Fun Fishing for children and adults! With rods & nets available for hire - No license required! Our water bailiff will be happy to give you some hints & tips to get you catching! (CLOSED until 13th February 2016) Kent Tackle - Kent's best stocked Tackle & Bait shop! All Things Aquatic - a friendly, family run aquatic shop, specialising in Marine, Tropical and Pond Fish! & Slap n Dash - Paint your own ceramics, Make a bear, clay imprints & more are also situated on our complex!
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