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Riverside Cafe

23A Waterside, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8DE, England
+44 1423 546759
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“burger” (20 reviews)
“scones” (19 reviews)
“ice cream” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
23A Waterside, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8DE, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having walked along the riverside quite a distance the delicious aroma of coffee pulled us over for a rest stop. Not disappointed the coffees were delish. The staff are lovely. The menu is mouth watering and the view..... well that speaks for itself. We only...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed yesterday

On a very nice and sunny morning we brought our young granddaughter here down by the riverside in Knaresborough to feed the ducks as you do, then called at the cafe for a very tasty and well portioned Ice cream, what could be better, friendly...More

Thank dnowland_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch yesterday. We were walking along the river on a really warm day and we wanted to eat outside overlooking the river. We were lucky enough to get a seat outside. We went inside to order and were told up front that...More

Thank Neale1810
Reviewed 5 June 2017

What a Cafe we have been going here for years . so we went to the others on the river side and they was not as good so we had to go back to the Riverside Cafe there are plenty of options to choose from...More

Thank Wayne M
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast whilst walking along the river. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and were lovely to our two young children. We had a large breakfast, which was cooked fresh with very good quality ingredients and delivered very quickly. All at...More

1  Thank Carew69
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

I love my burgers and i am very fussy about them. Came to this beautiful little cafe by the side of the river in knaresborough today and I could have been in Italy. Aside from the great weather the atmosphere was bright, cheery and welcoming....More

Thank Senga R
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This has to be the nicest place to have a light meal in Knaresborough. Been coming here winter or summer on my cycle trips. They are always so welcoming, whether we come in a group or I am on my own. Terrific service, excellent food.

Thank Jens S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Took a friend up on a visit from London and we loved it! Wonderful staff and fantastic food. Something as simple as mushrooms & toast was lovely and very tasty but the trip is worth it just for the freshly baked scones with jam &...More

Thank Neil W
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Such a great little cafe with fresh food and very friendly staff, with beautiful scenery! Definitely recommend the bacon and Brie panini accompanied by fresh salad and homemade coleslaw!!!

Thank 724kyle
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Food was hot, tasty and came in good time. Top marks for having Gluten Free options!! Very friendly service!

Thank frankalways29
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5 July 2017|
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Response from deerer | Reviewed this property |
Riverside do a wide range of gluten free products including toasties and sandwiches on both white or brown bread hope this helps
29 June 2016|
Response from Yorkshiregirl29 | Reviewed this property |
There is no parking but there are car parks nearby with a short walk along the river or down from town. Not sure about booking tables, it's quite small in inside, also there is outside seating. Hope this helps.
10 April 2016|
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Response from Phil R | Property representative |
as everything is homemade a lot of gluten free meals are available jackets, burgers. chips mayo is gltuen free so coleslaw ice cream is also ask when your there they will tell help you enjoy !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23A Waterside, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate  >  Knaresborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 546759
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