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Waterside Cafe

Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
+44 1580 754000
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (18 reviews)
“hash browns” (3 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
British, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
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1 - 10 of 172 reviews

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Came here on a whim, attracted by its beautiful surroundings. Locally we find it hard to get good eateries which tick every criteria, but this quaint tea room was just what we were hoping! Breakfast was very good value for money and very fresh and...More

1  Thank taylorrd88
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

I really feel I need to write this review The services we received today was unbelievable My friend and I have mobility problems and they are the most helpful staff you could ever wish to meet Although it is not waitress service they will serve...More

1  Thank deemanch
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

I am so delighted to receive your review, thank you for taking the time to write it. I will pass on your appreciation to my staff and ensure that I find out which staff looked after you so well and give them my personal thanks....More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

Nina and the team provide such a friendly welcoming atmosphere with great daily specials and good breakfasts. The fresh orange juice is amazing. The lunches are freshly prepared and good value. The cakes are heavenly. All served in a lovely little spot over looking a...More

1  Thank ajpsthompson
833jasl, Front Office Manager at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review of our cafe and food, I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit. From the 30th March we will be opening from 9am-5pm, so our fresh home made lunches will be available from 12-4pm! We hope to...More

Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Visited here at the weekend and had a great lunch, the fresh fish and chips were superb, crunchy batter, flaky fish and homemade tartare sauce, afternoon tea was a treat but make sure you're hungry, we also had the freshly cooked liver with onion gravy...More

1  Thank kiplings
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review of our cafe and food, I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Spring is in the air and the daffodils are on their way out, in a few weeks the farm will look very beautiful when...More

Reviewed 29 January 2018

Very expensive and to posh to even do a plate of chips which I don’t understand not everyone wants a meal or if you take the kids they may not won’t more than a few chipsMore

1  Thank Kym2107
JasminOlivia, Front Office Manager at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. In regards to our prices, we are very reasonably priced I feel, customers continually comment on what good value we offer. Everything is cooked on site using local and seasonal produce; we have an extensive...More

Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

We go here 1 a month for breakfast. It’s just a really nice gentle place to enjoy a typical British breakfast. When I have visitors from the states over I take them and they love it.

Thank Seaphantom
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Having splashed some paint on some innocent pottery we had worked up an appetite and thought we would give the waterside cafe a go. Well, the food was simply superb, well presented and tasty home cooking, great value for money, all in a clean, well...More

1  Thank Kitbat
JasminOlivia, Front Office Manager at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you for your lovely feedback on our cafe! Glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 14 January 2018

Very friendly staff. Delicious, freshly made panini and sandwiches. Extremely child friendly. The staff couldn't have been more helpful.

Thank FredBloggs55
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for your lovely feedback on our cafe, we are indeed child and family friendly! Glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 5 January 2018

very good stop off point for breakfast but not quite as good for lunch in my opinion. The full breakfast is wonderful value and very well prepared. The view of the ornate ducks and geese adds to the atmosphere. The sun room and the outside...More

Thank alexandmaggie
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Thank you for your kind review of our cafe. I am so pleased you enjoy your breakfasts with us, our lunches are home cooked here using local fresh ingredients and also represent great value for money! We look forward to seeing you again soon. We...More

Reviewed 18 December 2017

Fabulous! Food was amazing, fresh, hot, homemade what more could you want and finished off with coffee and homemade mince pies and very reasonably priced. Staff were polite and attentive and nothing was too much bother. Lovely relaxing atmosphere by the lake even though it...More

Thank temo2016
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

How lovely to receive such a positive review from you! My staff have worked extremely hard to produce a quality Christmas Lunch, all home cooked on our premises, at a very reasonable price, it is to lovely to have comments such as yours to make...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21
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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
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
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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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