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Waterfront Cafe bar bistro

Benson Waterfront, Benson, Wallingford OX10 6SJ, England
+44 1491 833732
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“cakes” (54 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (12 reviews)
“burger” (32 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 5:30 pm Hours
European, British, Cafe, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Benson Waterfront, Benson, Wallingford OX10 6SJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in a delightful spot by the Thames, this café cum bistro serves a good range of dishes, snacks, baguettes etc, and benefits from a young, cheerful, energetic crew. The wine of the month ( point gris blush when we visited) was good value. We...More

Thank pspurgeoncbe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, good beer and lovely location. Took my family here after moving to the area 6 weeks ago and been once a week ever since. Staff friendly and polite, clean, well turned out.

Thank Marklou2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

grate place - on the thems. we hade boat so we parked a night before - hade grate meal - goos service, grate place

Thank Avi_E1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great cakes and coffees, great location right next to the River Thames, very popular place to visit on a summer day

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was working locally at RAF Benson and google a local eatery and happened to stumble on this little gem. Chatted to a lovely lady in the busy car park, who informed me how popular the place was. Right on the river with great views, plenty...More

Thank alfardo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to eat staff very efficient and polite and friendly a very good menu not long to wait for our meal

Thank alan_clifford1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After checking out from Le Boat we thought we'd grab a bite to eat before heading bac to Essex. The waterfront café was open early and the staff were quick to serve. Coffee freshly brewed was lovely and the cooked breakfast more than one can...More

Thank EssexDavidos
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An ideal location, right on the river. Good selection of food. A relaxed atmosphere, try to get there early for lunch or supper, because it gets busy, particularly in the summer, which can result in service being a little slow. Wonderful location. Recommended.

Thank Patrick N
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Always excellent. Well trained staff, food very good , service takes time sometimes when busy, but such comfy seating and a beautiful setting negates the wait. Happy customers.

Thank jake37
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Perfect setting , relaxed atmosphere friendly staff, delicious food ,what more can I add , very reasonable and amazing puddings, need a walk afterwards along the beautiful river

Thank sharon r
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21 June 2018|
Response from chardav292 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do.
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 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 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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