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Waterfront Cafe

) #1 of 4 Restaurants in Benson €€ - €€€ European, British, Cafe
Benson Waterfront, Benson, Wallingford OX10 6SJ, England
+44 1491 833732
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“cakes” (57 reviews)
“nachos” (15 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
European, British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Benson Waterfront, Benson, Wallingford OX10 6SJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fabulous setting right on the river front, although very busy on the day we went the set up of terraces and seating areas meant that you didn't feel too crowded. The food was fresh, homemade and hot, we were informed of the waiting time (it...More

Thank lindy2000
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This Cafe is a hidden gem, the alfresco dining was delightful by the river with great views. The sunny day and timing meant that it was very busy but we were able to get a seat and the food delay was only 30 minutes. The...More

Thank simonaldworth
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place for a hearty breakfast or just a drink while you watch the boats on the river. Friendly service, reasonably priced.

Thank Weybridge-Wonder
Reviewed 6 days ago

Eaten here twice in the last few months. Lovely location, very good food, good service. It always seems busy and parking is a bit limited but despite this it's well worth a visit.

Thank 854sally
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great dog friendly place, very busy so had to wait 40 minutes for food, some great vegetarian options, lovely setting by the Thames and some great walks for our dog.

Thank emmzb85
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit here quite a bit and have always forgotten to add a review! This place was recommended to us by some friends and we have always had a lovely meal here. The location doesn't look much from the road and the parking is quite...More

Thank Donna J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Waterfront is a very comfortable restaurant with a large riverside verandah. The service is friendly and proficient and the menu tasty. The cakes appear to be homemade by Benson cooks and are delicious. During the quieter times on nice sunny days, this is a...More

Thank Malcolm C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I use this café regularly for meetings as it's easily accessible and the parking is good. More importantly, though, is that it has a fabulous location right by the river and there is always plenty of space, particularly when it's not too cold and you...More

Thank BrushM
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here many times now mostly for breakfast occasionally for lunch. The most amazing flavoursome food home cooked to your requirements . Fresh local produce and the tastiest breakfast know to man!!!! Variety of choice is wonderful, the service very very good, fresh...More

Thank KAB2510
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the Waterfront Cafe for lunch 3 weeks ago for a Saturday lunch, it's often difficult to park and get a table as it gets very busy, but on this occasion we were lucky on both counts. We had to wait about 30...More

Thank Hendy69
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Digital Payments
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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
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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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