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The Hydro Cafe & Restaurant

75 Spring Gardens, Buxton SK17 6BP, England
+44 1298 79065
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75 Spring Gardens, Buxton SK17 6BP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very poor quality food and service could never recommend this restraunt/ cafe. Left most of our meal no questions asked. Up your game please. Local resident that expectects more for people visiting Buxton.

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome Food and excellent service, came in the cafe for morning breakfast and the guy amaan came to take my order in a joyful way ,having a healthy discussion with me and my wifey, and must sat the food was excellent thou' i think the...More

Thank pearl s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very slow service! They were all stood around talking. Thru finally asked me if I wanted a drink which was a very overpriced small glass of cheap cordial for around 3 pounds. Then waited a long time for food service which was a shocking chilli...More

Thank 355grego
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice cafe and very reasonable prices. Service was rather slow considering the cafe was not busy at the time but, meals are cooked fresh. Enjoyed our meal the staff were attentive and extremely pleasant. Would visit again if in the area.

Thank 818maggiem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing Vegan options I was drawn to the Hydro. We placed our order then due to the 1/2 hour wait for food we took a walk. I ordered the coucous and roast veggie dish and it was really tasty.We also shared some sweet potato...More

Thank shantigirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband & I called in for lunch after doing our shopping we both had the Smoked bacon, Potato cake, Poached egg. I’ve learnt through working in hospitality that you should ask how you prefer your egg cooked?? We wasn’t asked!! Both eggs was seriously...More

Thank mgerrard7272016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely family lunch out, with a reasonably priced menu catering for veggies/vegans which is nice to see. The meals were a little slow arriving but they were piping hot and prepared fresh so that was to be expected. The decor is eclectic and could do...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a breakfast and an evening meal. Food excellent. Staff friendly and attentive. Have many gluten and dairy free options. Reasonably priced. Worth a visit.

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Buxton the Hydro is a cafe bar and restaurant, but local call them the cafe. They do vegan & gluten free options. During the heatwave of July 2018 we stop by this place which is our second time. (came here 3 yrs ago).  Today the...More

Thank Evette A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had brunch here on a Saturday because we couldn’t find much in Buxton. Full English was fine - the Derbyshire oatcake was lovely. Sausage sandwich was “locally sourced” but nothing like a proper butcher’s homemade one. Vegan homemade sausage better.

Thank Dave S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Spring Gardens, Buxton SK17 6BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: +44 1298 79065
  • E-mail
The Hydro Cafe & Restaurant is a 1950's & 60's themed Diner that provides delicious homemade food. Service is 5 * and we are family friendly. Come in and soak up the nostalgia. From Full English Breakfasts to Delicious desserts we have something for everyone. Also, we are the only Cafe / Restaurant to offer a wide range of Gluten Free & Vegan Foods.
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