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Blue River Cafe

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The Bridge Bridge Road, Maidenhead SL6 8DW, England
+44 1628 674057
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall the bar part is really nice and a good range of beers on tap. Prices ok for a hotel !!! Did not eat here so can not comment, but it look busy enough in the restaurant. I bet this place makes a killing in the summer with its outside space.

Thank Hoggieie
Naples, Italy
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great news! The Blue River Cafe has ditched its awful a la carte menu and returned to its origins,upmarket cafe food at a reasonable price! I had Sheperds Pie the other day. Excellent! Well done to those responsible! A special mention must also go to the new General Manager Karen Carmedy.It is great to see a "hands on" manager again.... More 

Thank GonzalesBucksU_K_
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here with a groupon for afternoon tea. If you frequently go for afternoon tea then this will disappoint - no choice of teas, small pot, it's from a bag, no refills. We had a lovely table by the window overlooking the river but they squeezed 3 of us onto a 2 seater table despite prebooking. This meant that... More 

Thank Rk1000
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here several times as I am fairly local and most of the time it has been fine. Unfortunately lunch service by the senior member of staff there this Sunday was one of the worst I have come across. The waiting staff were however very friendly and happy to help as much as they could. All the roast... More 

6 Thank SunitaSee
Windsor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the Blue River for a joint birthday celebration Sunday lunch but we we're highly disappointed. We'd been told there was a problem with the carvery as soon as we arrived which we were fine with as they explained that we could have the meals delivered to the table. Sunday lunch should be hot though. 8 out of 9... More 

5 Thank michelle j
Burnham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hugely disappointed. Carvery was not operational we had to wait 40 mins for 8 meals. The nineth was given to another table. The food was cold and the veg raw. Karen [---] the Manager was totally rude to me. She blamed the waitresses and kitchen staff openly. What an awful experience for bday celebrations for a group of 9. 9... More 

6 Thank nd2017burnham
Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are very few carveries in the vicinity that are not part of large chains with a "mass produced" feel, This is an excellent carvery with an option on other main meals for the same price. Very friendly staff and face painting for the children. There was even entertainment in the form of a pianist/singer in the bar area. The... More 

Thank Beverley E
Management response:

On behalf of the Management and staff, thank you so very much for your compliments. If we have not already met, I look forward to meeting you on your next visit More 

High Wycombe
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247 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I had afternoon tea here. Lovely view from our table of the river. Sandwiches were a little dry around the edges, but scones and cakes were delicious. Staff were pleasant, polite and attentive. A small cake fork would have been nicer than the dinner fork on the table. But overall a good deal.

Thank Elizabeth526
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I have noted your observations and actioned accordingly. I am pleased you overall enjoyed your afternoon tea overlooking the river, we look forward to welcoming you again. More 

United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with several colleagues. This restaurant is essentially pub food served sitting down. Very basic menu. The portion sizes are small for the amount charged. As it is basically a pub, you tend to get screaming kids. Not ideal for a 'restaurant'. They also sometimes have music. Which can be disturbing if dining. Finally despite having special menus / offers... More 

2 Thank PropertyGuru
Management response:

The Blue River is a family friendly café , we attract a wide range of diners from many locations and from all walks of life, due to the idyllic location, overlooking the River Thames. We also offer an extensive a la carte or set menu, on Sunday a carvery is available, every Monday 50% off all food. I do hope... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to have a drink by the river as the view is amazing. When the sun is out it's nice to chill in the garden and watch the boats go by...

Thank sandeep264
Management response:

With the lighter nights and hopefully warmer weather approaching, you can again sit in the garden or the terrace overlooking the River Thames. We look forward to welcoming you back to the café. Thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Bridge Bridge Road, Maidenhead SL6 8DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Windsor and Maidenhead  >  Maidenhead
  • Phone Number: +44 1628 674057
Located on the River Thames, it has the ideal scenery with a large beer garden and terrace perfect for summer dining. Indoors is spacious, with comfy seating areas and live sports throughout the day. Live music is also available on Friday evenings in our bar area.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?