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Riverside Cafe

23A Waterside, Knaresborough HG5 8DE, England
+44 1423 546759
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (24 reviews)
“scones” (23 reviews)
“ice cream” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
23A Waterside, Knaresborough HG5 8DE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a real find on a cold April day. Its cozy - and the fact we could bring our dogs in was a bonus. The food is plentiful and tasty. Cash only though.

1  Thank Simon B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ought really begin with an apology to the owners and staff of this cafe. You see, I’ve been here dozens of times and never thought of posting a review. But today they really hit the spot for my wife and me, and I noticed...More

1  Thank grey.dave
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Visited this lovely cosy cafe for breakfast. Gorgeous bacon sandwiches with large steaming coffees - delicious. Friendly staff who let us underpay as we didn’t realise it was cash only!! Will visit again with more cash next time. Thank you.

2  Thank 427patriciaj
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Breakfast was lovely, we always pop in for a coffee and cake or a breakfast when we are out for a walk. The breakfast is definitely a 10/10 the chef is really good and all the staff are nice and friendly. On a cold winters...More

2  Thank Shaun D
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

There are 3 cafes by the riverside in close proximity and I’ve eaten many times in all three. The Riverside is always my preferred option - the service is excellent as are the breakfasts and the breakfasts are very good value at £7.25 for a...More

1  Thank cagedavid
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for tea & cake after a riverside walk. Friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere. Plenty of tea in our pot for two & we both enjoyed our choices of cake. Had definite character & would recommend.

Thank Larissa C
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Set against the rock face by the river this is a charming little café serving wholesome inexpensive eats and cakes. It was decked out for Halloween when we went which added to friendly vibe and ambience. Good service too. Recommend

1  Thank felineluckypunk
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Situated in the picturesque valley below Knaresborough Castle, Riverside is a nice cosy cafe that serves good honest tasty food with friendly helpful staff!. Particularly nice in the winter when its a nice place to go for a cuppa, lunch and to sit and read....More

1  Thank Bob+Mycroft
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Third year in a row that we have partaken of our Xmas lunch at this delightful venue by the river. One word to describe it ; excellent. We will be back in 2018.

2  Thank malbeck3030
Reviewed 3 December 2017

You will not find a better Chocolate Brownie anywhere. Best food along the river for breakfast or lunch. A firm favorite with our West Highland Terrier Eddie who sadly we lost in August and loved this place. The food is great, no better place to...More

2  Thank Eddie1512
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Cara S
4 February 2018|
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Response from Anthony C | Reviewed this property |
best just to go present yourself and go ask. in time this will build confidence. Think about what you want , be prepared to be shown and ask questions. put mobile away ! be polite with manners - good luck !!
6 July 2017|
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Response from deerer | Reviewed this property |
Riverside do a wide range of gluten free products including toasties and sandwiches on both white or brown bread hope this helps
30 June 2016|
Response from Yorkshiregirl29 | Reviewed this property |
There is no parking but there are car parks nearby with a short walk along the river or down from town. Not sure about booking tables, it's quite small in inside, also there is outside seating. Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23A Waterside, Knaresborough HG5 8DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Knaresborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 546759
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