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Waterside Cafe

Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
+44 1580 754000
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (17 reviews)
“hash browns” (4 reviews)
“salad” (12 reviews)
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British, Cafe
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
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1 - 10 of 186 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good as always. Good service nicely cooked. Fair selection of standard set breakfasts and options to add or change.

1  Thank John G
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of the breakfasts at the cafe. I am so pleased that you enjoy your visits. I hope we can serve you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The husband and I decided to go to Waterside Cafe as it was recommended to us and wow, we loved it. My husband is gluten free & they also catered for this. We felt that the breakfast was very well priced too & they had...More

1  Thank Amy H
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of our cafe and our food. We aim to provide quality good at an affordable price and your review is very rewarding for us that we are achieving it! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Very popular lake side cafe food good standard. Service really good you have to queue a while but well worth it.l Lovely view of lake and ducks etc sorry picture not great but had started saying when I remembered. Very good prices and quality ingredients...More

1  Thank SUPERTRAMP70
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your lovely words about our venue and cafe. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We try to provide quality food at affordable prices and it is great to hear that we are achieving that! We look forward to you visiting...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Nice selection of food and drinks (order inside the cafe) and a lovely view of the fish farm grounds and it’s many birds. Friendly service.

1  Thank Hester W
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit, thank you for your feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 17 July 2018

We had breakfast out on the veranda. It was a beautiful spot beside the lake. Food was very good and really reasonably priced.

Thank anne f
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We were a booking for breakfast of 10 people, to celebrate a family members birthday. Granted you were busy, but you should be prepared for such days. Negatives Your staff placed the booking for Saturday not the Sunday as requested Your staff misplaced an order...More

Thank robertjcawsey
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a mid-week breakfast as they offer gluten free. Helpful staff, lots of parking and a wonderful view. Really enjoyed the food and location.

Thank Tapski
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thank you for your lovely review of our cafe and venue, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 19 June 2018

Wonderful food, great location, indoors or outside by the lake, take a look a the special board inside, so much more than the basic menu. “Parfait”More

Thank Les C
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thank you for the 5 star review of our cafe! Our specials board is constantly changing and we try to offer a variety of home cooked, quality food using fresh local ingredients at a reasonable price! I also delighted that you enjoyed our venue -...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Four middle-aged bikers needed a new Sunday morning breakfast venue. Nothing wrong with our old faithfuls, just fancied a change. I looked up this place on trip advisor and it appeared to have everything we like. Fun roads to ride on the way, friendly, good...More

Thank Rcdrich
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for your lovely review of our cafe and farm. I am delighted that you are adding us to your list of 'old faithful' haunts! We are very popular with bikers, as you say we have lots of parking which makes it easier! We...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Wanted an afternoon tea. Never been here before. Lovely location overlooking lakes etc. Arrived just after 2:15. Service at counter rather chaotic and no fruit scones left so no chance of either cream tea offers on menu. Staff behind counter seemed quite stressed. Had one...More

Thank alexhL6457QI
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you for your review of our cafe, we were extremely busy this weekend due to the good weather. We make our fruit scones daily every morning and normally have more than enough to last all day, there must have been exceptional demand this weekend,...More

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William Q
8 August 2018|
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No dogs are allowed on site due to wildfowl.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Hawkhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1580 754000
  • E-mail
Description
Waterside Cafe is situated at Hawkhurst Fish Farm, a complex set in the perfectly quiet location between the Kent and Sussex border. It is a landscaped venue which includes planted gardens, scenic waterfalls and hosts a wide variety of wildfowl from assorted parts of the world making it an oasis of tranquility and an abundance of picturesque features. Our balconied cafe which overlooks the complex, offers a selection of Freshly cooked homemade food and deserts including all days breakfasts, cream teas, lunches & more! With beautiful surroundings, a relaxed atmosphere, free ample parking & open 7 days a week! Waterside Cafe is a favorite among locals and holiday makers alike. There are also three junior coarse ponds for Fun Fishing for children and adults! With rods & nets available for hire - No license required! Our water bailiff will be happy to give you some hints & tips to get you catching!
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