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“Quick tea stop”

Waterfront Cafe bar bistro
Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Benson
Price range: US$4 - US$20
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Great “waterfront” all year round location for tea and cakes ( or a full lunch menu )

Always amazed at the constant high service standard.

Thank SRP2GO
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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Extensive menu. Comfortable surroundings and friendly staff. Been in the summer when it gets packed. Loads of outdoor decking. Very dog friendly. Great food. Super coffee. Definitely recommend

1  Thank Jax3501
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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

Wow......if I could rate higher than a 5....I would
It was my first time dining at Benson waterfront and I was pleasantly surprised what a lovely place to have dinner with a lovely view of the river
There was 14 of us dining 2 are vegan and they catered for all of us superbly very thoughtful
I can imagine this place is a hot spot in the summer as it has a holiday feeling about the place, with plenty of outside dining looking out onto the river it’s beautiful. It’s nicely decorated clean and very inviting the staff was very nice and friendly and I will definitely be back with friends and family in the new year
Thank you for a lovely afternoon

1  Thank Deborah S
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Reviewed December 16, 2017

Visit this place 3-5 times a month, it is always fantastic!! The staff are very helpful and the place runs like clockwork , I have read some resent reviews and can not disagree more, I have been going here for some 20 years and it never let's me down it does what the packet says, it is one of the best casual dinning (independent) restaurants in the county. The food is fresh homemade and suites all ages, it is always busy and that's says a lot. As for the price I am not sure where some of the other reviewers go but our family have found the prices very reasonable and far cheaper than pubs in the area and chain coffee shops. You can go to the waterfront and there is something for every one and the location is fantastic. The management are very hands on which is unusual these days in cafes,pubs and restaurants . staff at the waterfront please keep up the great service and ignore the people who say anything different

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1  Thank rosethomas99
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Reviewed November 24, 2017

There were some thirty to forty of us who had just attended a memorial service at Benson Church and the café provided tea, sandwiches and cake before we set of in different directions home. We had a small private room which worked well for the occasion and as you walked into the room through the main café you could see that it was very welcoming with good quality service .

Thank mgsnorwich
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