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Waterfront Cafe

Benson Waterfront, Benson, Wallingford OX10 6SJ, England
+44 1491 833732
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“cakes” (47 reviews)
“nachos” (15 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 5:30 pm Hours
European, British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Benson Waterfront, Benson, Wallingford OX10 6SJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food here is expensive but worth every penny, service is excellent and seating on riverside is stunning in summer months, in winter or rain indoor seating or seating under overhang available still with lovely views.

1  Thank A J Marsden
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to this amazing place twice now and never been disappointed, especially today, took 11 people for a Mother's Day treat and despite being crazy busy, the staff were extremely attentive, food came out quickly and spot on to what we ordered and tasted amazing....More

1  Thank gizmo910
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely place, popped in on a Friday afternoon on way home, and it was packed with people, it felt almost continental with everyone just chatting with each other - not an iPhone in sight!!. Oh, coffee and cake was lovely too!

Thank ant68
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really friendly, happy staff who are very welcoming. Great range of offerings with additional specials board. Pricing is very fair, portions are substantial and quality of food is very good. Presentation is not a particular strength, however everything tasted great. Well worth checking out, very...More

Thank THFC69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place situated in a nice location by the river. Food choice was nice and good quality. We sat in the conservatory area as my friends took their dog...a few people with dogs were there. Even in winter it was cozy although we kept our...More

Thank RedThunderbird
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Serves the most AMAZING homemade soup 😍 Would highly recommend the spicy parsnip and pear.... best soup I have EVER tasted.

Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here a few times and never been able to park outside! Fortunately it is relatively easy to find somewhere locally, but then you have to cross the very busy road. The setting is fabulous, especially if the weather is nice enough to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch great choice of Gluten free food.Place was very busy but the food was quick hot and very tasty. Would recommend.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went in for cake as trip advisor reviews said this was a good place and it did not disappoint. Loads of massive cakes of all different flavours. Would definitely recommend. Only problem is that it is massively popular but there is limited car parking.

Thank jenninegardiner
Reviewed 11 February 2018

On the way back to London from Oxford I was informed that this was a good place to stop for coffee. Well what an excellent find ended up having a great lunch.excellent service food and good value.

Thank mccarthywandab
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3 September 2017|
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Response from Joanna B | Reviewed this property |
Yes we saw lots of dogs that day on the outside terrace
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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