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Blue River Cafe

) #100 of 113 Restaurants in Maidenhead $$ - $$$ , British, American
The Bridge Bridge Road, Maidenhead SL6 8DW, England
+44 1628 674057
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good26%
  • Average20%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible22%
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Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
Bar, British, American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Bridge Bridge Road, Maidenhead SL6 8DW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest we would have preferred to have gone to Boulters Lock restaurant But it was Sunday evening and the Blue River Cafe was the only one open. Cafe is a misnomer as it really is a restaurant . We had hoped for a...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Normal food, but smaller portions than expected; the dessert was good. It has a family feeling, but not an updated interior

Thank Alina M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was lovely afternoon tea cheap and would defo recommend it staff are lovely quick service lovely views easy to park and find it

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went for lunch with parents on a Saturday. they did not really have a lunch menu and even the burger was expensive.

Thank Brench123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

with 50% off food on a Sunday evening the spare ribs were excellent, and the spicy chicken wings very spicy, excellent fish of the say, haddock, a couple of item snot available. Very quiet but proceedings under the control of Jess, excellent value and food...More

Thank Mervyn B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I eventually got served, after about 10 mins. I nearly left. Initially, I ordered an Appletizer and a pint of water, simple enough, right? I was given a half pint with no ice (note: it was over 25 degrees outside) The Appletizer was ok, although...More

Thank Selina S
gmthames2017, Food & Beverage Manager at Blue River Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, your observations have been actioned accordingly. We do hope you revisit in the near future.

Reviewed 14 May 2017

The entertainment, venue and location were excellent. Unfortunately the food was very poor. There was not enough staff, especially behind the bar, which you had to go to for your drinks. Such a shame as it could have been a great night out.

Thank Kay B
gmthames2017, Manager at Blue River Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The Whitney Houston evening was a huge success, so I am genuinely disappointed to read your review about the food. Should you wish to further discuss, please contact me directly at the Thames Riviera Hotel. Thank you.

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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Visited with a friend for lunch but won't be going again.. you get better service at a snack vending machine!! And frankly more satisfaction too! If you aren't put off by all the other reviews and are determined to visit for the river views.. just...More

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gmthames2017, Operations Manager at Blue River Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I apologise, the chicken fajita left the kitchen too early, hence too much sizzling, although I am glad you enjoyed the meal and your coffee in the sunshine. I enjoyed reading your review, appreciated the humour! Thank you.

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Had a groupon deal for afternoon tea today for two at Blue River Cafe. Even though we arrived a bit early. We were served by the lovely hostess Vi. Very polite and friendly, with excellent customer Service. We were sat by window so had the...More

Thank nahmahd
gmthames2017, General Manager at Blue River Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

On behalf of Vi and the team, we are delighted you enjoyed your afternoon tea at the Blue River Café. Thank you.

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We visited last year and enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea on the terrace looking out over the river, so my daughter decided to treat us again for my birthday. However, on arrival this time the manager stated that we could not eat outside even though...More

Thank Richard B
gmthames2017, F&B Manager at Blue River Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Should any guest wish to eat outside they can order from the extensive a la carte menu or the Sunday lunch carvery. Traditional English afternoon tea is served in the restaurant, on this day you were allocated a quiet table, away from the group, overlooking...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Bridge Bridge Road, Maidenhead SL6 8DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Windsor and Maidenhead  >  Maidenhead
  • Phone Number: +44 1628 674057
  • E-mail
Located on the River Thames, it has the ideal scenery with a large beer garden and terrace perfect for summer dining. Indoors is spacious, with comfy seating areas and live sports throughout the day. Live music is also available on Friday evenings in our bar area.
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