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Waterside Cafe

Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
+44 1580 754000
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  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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British, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
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Reviewed yesterday

counter staff very friendly Waitress extremely helpful. Pleasant setting, however when the tea arrived the ham sandwiches the bread was stale the ham which were told was butcher ham was not it was the plastic type you get from the supper market. the scone was...More

Thank Les W
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I have eaten several times at the Waterside Cafe and the last occasion with our son his wife and 3 grandchildren who live in France. The surroundings are beautiful, we enjoyed the food sitting outside overlooking the lake and seeing all the...More

Thank triciah29
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your kind review of The Waterside Café. I am so pleased that you enjoy your visits here and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views for breakfast IF you can ever get a table on the terrace. Breakfast are good and hearty, although the bacon is always very fatty.More

Thank Helen S
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review of our café and our breakfasts. During busy times our extensive outside seating area does become busy but we are quite happy to reserve a table for you if you give us call beforehand. I am pleased you find the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spoke to Louise and explained our wishes for this event , nothing was to much trouble , and they manage our party of 30 exceedingly well .the food was freshly cooked ( no waiting ) and delicious .Out of our 30 . none had...More

2  Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we drove in I was not really expecting more than a basic caff - but we were very pleasantly surprised. We had a mixture of cake and scones and jam with a pot of tea. All delicious and the setting is lovely. We spoke...More

1  Thank MargateRu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Fish Farm café with a group of 18 ladies that I volunteer with in a charity shop. This was our summer treat because we often only get to see the person we work with and not the other volunteers. We had pre...More

Thank mikesandra8
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for you kind review of the cafe. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and thank you for choosing the Waterside Café for your event. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I have visited the Waterside Cafe several times with friends - 6-8 of us in total. We usually go for brunch and the food is always consistent and of a good quality. Last time I visited I ordered the blueberry waffles which seemed freshly prepared...More

Thank RebeccaRAD
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review of the Waterside Café and our farm. I am delighted that you are a regular visitor and that you have found our food consistently of high quality. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We called in here for a breakfast treat after watching my son complete the Bewl Water triathlon. The cafe is in a stunning location, we sat outside with gorgeous views over the lake. Ducks and all sorts of birds kept us amused. The breakfast was...More

Thank Lesley W
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review of our café - I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Our café is very busy as you will have seen and so to speed up the service we do not allow changes to the Big Breakfast as...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and son had arranged for us to have afternoon tea for my birthday. We were seated in a lovely spot outside next to the lake and the views are stunning. Afternoon tea consists of a choice of sandwiches, salad, crisps, a scone and...More

Thank Hooch2015
Reviewed 25 July 2017

What an incredible place. The food has always been excellent and great value.The atmosphere is unique and well worth a visit. Always really good friendly service. We highly recommend it.

1  Thank anon418
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words and for taking the trouble to write a positive review. I am so pleased you like our farm and café. I will pass on your comments to my staff - very much appreciated. Come back soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
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View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
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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
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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. Waterside Cafe is currently open from 9am until 4pm daily (Serving food until 3:30pm) 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! (CLOSED until 13th February 2016) Kent Tackle - Kent's best stocked Tackle & Bait shop! All Things Aquatic - a friendly, family run aquatic shop, specialising in Marine, Tropical and Pond Fish! & Slap n Dash - Paint your own ceramics, Make a bear, clay imprints & more are also situated on our complex!
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